There’s a new show launching on the Syfy channel called “Killjoys,” and while I’m very excited to see Syfy actually moving back to producing proper science fiction programming, the more interesting thing might be their armorer’s choice of weaponry. Syfy has a habit of picking existing futuristic firearms to feature prominently in their shows, guns like the Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine’s prolific appearance in the Battlestar Galactica reboot. This time, it’s IWI’s TAVOR rifle that appears to be taking the lead role — at least in the pre-production stills, that is.
Truth be told, the TAVOR is a dead sexy firearm. And it definitely looks futuristic without adding any extra cosmetic gingerbread to the gun. I’m looking forward to watching the first few episodes of the new show to find out if it’s a keeper on my viewing rotation, but the TAVOR already has its place in my heart. Just not in my gun closet.