Israeli Tavor 5.56 mm
• Flat Dark Earth (FDE)
• uses standard AR-15 magazines
• 15" barrel with pinned 3-prong flash hider
"The barrel was cut down by ADCO and the pinned flash hider is a quick mount for my Optimus suppressor. Barrel is a 15” (same length as the IDF military barrel). The total over all length of the rifle is 26”. Which is as close to an SBR Tavor as it gets w/out being an SBR."
• in original box with 2 magazines, cleaning kit, manual
I recently acquired this in a trade, so I have not shot this yet. It's not my first Tavor (see here). As usual, I'm not aggressively selling anything in the current market - the Coronavirus induced panic-buying seems to have faded rather quickly. But, again as usual, I thought I'd post this here in case anyone is interested, or to offer as trade-bait if something else catches my eye.
The Tavor has been the rifle of the Israeli Defense Forces since 2001, although it is being phased out for the Tavor X-95, with some units still using the M-16 and the M-4.
Larry A. Vickers - a veteran of Delta Force - runs through the TAVOR SAR from IWI. 09/23/2016
"If I had to grab a bullpup on the market today to defend myself with, the IWI Tavor would be my top pick."
Tavor in box, with 2 IWI 30-round magazines, rail section, manual, lock, and cleaning kit
per the original owner: "The barrel was cut down by ADCO and the pinned flash hider is a quick mount for my Optimus suppressor. Barrel is a 15” (same length as the IDF military barrel). The total over all length of the rifle is 26”. Which is as close to an SBR Tavor as it gets w/out being an SBR."
MrGunsNGear reviews the IWI Tavor rifle with some shooting, an accuracy test, a demonstration of the operating system/controls, disassembly/assembly, and a discussion of the pros and cons of the rifle. 05/13/2013
Military Arms Channel. The IWI Tavor is due to start shipping to distributors this week (3/18/13). This is one of the most eagerly awaited bullpup rifles - ever. Does the Tavor live up to the lofty expectations? Watch the review and see! 03/17/2013
InRangeTV. "Why Bullpups?" 12/21/2018
Military Arms Channel "Collecting firearms is fun and exciting, but buying them at the right time is critical. Some modern guns you may not know are no longer sold, but you want, are slowly getting more expensive. Take the FN FS2000 and the IDF Tavor as examples. Once these were everywhere and sat on dealers shelves lingering. The lack of interest by the market forced the companies to stop importing them. Now they're highly sought after by collectors who are now paying far more than they're worth." 11/02/2017
I disagree about the Tavor being a "collectible", at least currently. Maybe in the future, but not now. Prices will probably go up right after I sell this one - which is what happened with my FN FS2000 a few years ago ...* sigh * ... along with some other guns.
Jerry Miculek. IWI TAVOR - 40 rounds in 6 seconds. 06/27/2013