The .300 Blackout cartridge has gained enough popularity that IWI US, Inc. showed its highly popular TAVOR SAR as a dedicated .300 Blackout bullpup. This bullpup was deemed “Rifle of the Year” by the NRA’s American Rifleman magazine and for those who already own a TAVOR SAR in 5.56 NATO or 9mm, a .300 Blackout conversion kit will also be available.
I’ve known Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales and Marketing for IWI US, for decades and when he says, “We’ve had a ton of requests for this particular caliber,” he means it. “We listened to our customers on Facebook and through our Customer Service Department and this was a round that kept coming up to the top of the wish list. And we listened to our customers express their need for a .300 Blackout rifle that can reliably handle sub-sonic and supersonic loads. The result is an integral gas regulator built into the Tavor barrel that is easily adjustable for sub or supersonic rounds.”
One of the cool things about bullpups is that you get all of the short rifle convenience but full size rifle velocity, energy and accuracy. The 16.5″ or 18″ .300 Blackout barrel is cold-hammer forged and chrome lined, made from CrMoV steel. The long-stroke gas piston system is also ambidextrous in configuration and operation with an optional opposite hand bolt, and a simple field stripping is all that is needed to quickly and easily break down the TAVOR into two major serviceable subassemblies. MSRP is $2,049. The .300 Blackout conversion kit has a 16.5″ or 18″ barrel, headspaced bolt, A2 flash suppressor and barrel wrench at a MSRP of $499.
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In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.