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    Default IWI TAVOR - Introduction and Shooting Demonstration

    A collection of videos made last week with my new TAVOR:

    TAVOR UNBOXING - YouTube


    THE TAVOR BULLPUP RIFLE - Introduction and Shooting Demonstration (not airsoft!) - YouTube


    TAVOR ACCURACY DEMONSTRATION - YouTube


    How to Field Strip an IWI TAVOR RIfle - Disassembling and Reassembling (not airsoft!) - YouTube



    Here is IWI's contact information:
    P.O. Box 126707 Harrisburg, PA 17112
    Email: info@iwi.us

    Here are more details from IWI's web site.

    http://www.iwi.us/tavor.html



    At the end of the 1982 Israel-Lebanon War arose an understanding that the modern battlefield had changed. One of the conclusions from the war, particularly relevant to the small arms industry, was that the battle had moved from open field conflicts to close-quarters engagements -- and there was a need for a seamless transition from daylight to nighttime capability on a single mission. Out of this understanding, and after more than a decade of collaboration and testing with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) - the TAVORŽ rifle was born. Just as race car technology trickles down to consumer automobiles, so do these time and battle-tested firearms now become a modern sporting rifle platform for civilian gun enthusiasts.

    The TAVORŽ is a perfect fusion of an ordnance grade steel receiver coupled to a Mil-Spec cold hammer forged barrel and encased into a high-impact strength polymer uni-body with exceptional situational ergonomics. The ultra-compact form factor allows for easy transitions in close quarter situations...or even in your favorite deer blind. The bullpup design moves the center of gravity of the rifle closer to the users' body allowing for more instinctive aiming and improved acquisition time to target. This innovative design also allows for a full length barrel, which means no loss of down range ballistic accuracy. Near and far range accuracy is enhanced by the minimized recoil provided by a non-lubricated long stroke gas piston system. With the exception of a hand-specific locking bolt, the rifle is completely ambidextrous allowing for easy left-hand conversion of the operating handle, ejection port, fire-control safety, sling swivel receptacles and fore-mounted accessory Picatinny rail. The TAVORŽ is supplied with IDF-tested and approved magazines -- but you can also use your own AR-15/M16 style magazines.

    Here are specifications on the TAVOR:

    Here are the various models of the TAVOR, the chief differences being color: flat dark earth or black and barrel length: 16.5 or 18"

    The TAVOR is assembled here in the USA from parts manufactured in Israel, in order to comply with USA regulation 922 (R).

    Here are technical specifications on the TAVOR SAR:

    Bullpup configuration; short rifle convenience with long rifle accuracy
    Mil-Spec , chrome lined, cold-hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 6 groove 1:7 RH twist
    Optional 9mm Parabellum conversion kit with CHF barrel, 1:10 twist, CrMoV steel
    Optional 5.45x39mm conversion kit with CHF CrMoV barrel, 1:7˝ twist, chrome lined
    100% ambidextrous configuration and operation with optional left hand bolts for 5.56 NATO and 5.45x39mm
    Integral folding adjustable backup iron sights with Tritium front post (flat top models only)
    Integral ambidextrous front and rear quick detachable sling swivel receptacles
    Simple field stripping into easily serviceable subassemblies
    Mil-Std 100% interchangeability of all TAVORŽ SAR parts
    Mil-Std bayonet lug on 18" barreled models
    Uses standard AR-15/M16 magazine
    Last round hold open on empty magazine
    All metal parts are treated for corrosion resistance
    Integral rubber recoil pad
    Assembled in the US from Israeli and US manufactured parts
    Optimized ergonomic design for increased comfort and ease of use
    Clean, long stroke piston operation
    Body constructed of high-strength impact modified polymer
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    Moved vids into OP.
    Last edited by Amsdorf; 07-15-2013 at 07:53 PM.

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    Saw one at my local gun store on Saturday. Didn't get a chance to handle it though. It is VERY futuristic looking.

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    Really good job reviewing this new rig. I did have a couple questions though. Hows the chamber to clean,,,it looks pretty deep and well covered and hard to get at. And trigger wise, what type of linkage does it have to the trigger group and is it a really long ,sloppy, gritty feel like most bull pups are, it didn't look it? Pull never bothered me as far as a CQB type guns go either, as long as it's not 10 lbs+. I'd read someplace that gas's getting in your face after a few rounds was an issue, did you find that to be the case?

    The trigger issues are the only thing that has kept me from doing up a bull pup,,to keep, in the past and when I did do one the trigger was so sloppy I converted it back and sold the stock kit. That was awhile ago though.

    I know the bull pups have come along ways recently and was just wondering if those sloppy trigger issues were cured in this model.

    Thanks Paul,,keep up the good job on the videos, each one's getting better and better all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa2471 View Post
    Really good job reviewing this new rig. I did have a couple questions though. Hows the chamber to clean,,,it looks pretty deep and well covered and hard to get at. And trigger wise, what type of linkage does it have to the trigger group and is it a really long ,sloppy, gritty feel like most bull pups are, it didn't look it? Pull never bothered me as far as a CQB type guns go either, as long as it's not 10 lbs+. I'd read someplace that gas's getting in your face after a few rounds was an issue, did you find that to be the case?

    The trigger issues are the only thing that has kept me from doing up a bull pup,,to keep, in the past and when I did do one the trigger was so sloppy I converted it back and sold the stock kit. That was awhile ago though.

    I know the bull pups have come along ways recently and was just wondering if those sloppy trigger issues were cured in this model.

    Thanks Paul,,keep up the good job on the videos, each one's getting better and better all the time.
    First, thanks for the kind remarks about the video. My next major upgrade is going to be a professional digital camcorder, should get a huge boost in video quality.

    Now, to your questions:

    Chamber hard to clean...no more so than my AR, actually. I just use a short cleaning rod, put a .223 chamber brush and no problems.

    Trigger? I was shocked at how much better than it is than the FN FS2000. It's still a bullpup trigger, which, in the nature of the case if a few pounds heavier than a stock AR, etc. But..I think it is just fine. Breaks cleanly, etc.

    I did not experience gas in the face. I've seen videos from guys trying to use a suppressor on it and they seemed to be having issue, as does just about anyone using a suppressor. I was shooting a supressed G17 on Saturday and got a faceful of grit from it.

    Hope that helps.

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    It Sure does, Thanks again Paul. It looked like the chamber might be a bear to get to. I still haven't seen one in any shops around here yet to get a look at.

    New camera should be fun,,, just don't forget the mike button,,,,

    Just fussing with ya!!!! No offense!

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