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 TAVOR® 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 TAVOR® 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 TAVOR® is supplied with IDF-tested and approved magazines – but you can also use your own AR-15/M16 style magazines.
|Item #||Description||Stock Color||Caliber||Magazine Capacity||Barrel Length||Overall Length||Weight (lbs.)||MSRP|
|TSB16||TAVOR® SAR, flattop with full Picatinny rail||Black||5.56 NATO||30||16½"||26⅛"||7.9||$1,999|
|TSB18||TAVOR® SAR, flattop with full Picatinny rail & bayonet lug||Black||5.56 NATO||30||18"||27⅝"||8.15||$1,999|
|TSFD16||TAVOR® SAR, flattop with full Picatinny rail||FDE †||5.56 NATO||30||16½"||26⅛"||7.9||$1,999|
|TSFD18||TAVOR® SAR, flattop with full Picatinny rail & bayonet lug||FDE †||5.56 NATO||30||18"||27⅝"||8.15||$1,999|
|TSB16L||TAVOR® SAR, flattop with full Picatinny rail, LEFT HAND||Black||5.56 NATO||30||16½"||26⅛"||7.9||$1,999|
|TSIDF16||TAVOR® SAR-IDF with Mepro-21 Reflex Sight affixed to barrel||Black||5.56 NATO||30||16½"||26⅛"||8.5||$2,599|
† = Flat Dark Earth