On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are featuring a “somewhat” new design for the used gun counter: A IWI Tavor rifle.
What makes this bullpup design interesting when compared to most other bullpup’s is the fact it is very modern in construction, design and features.
IMO all bullpups are locked in a vicious development cycle: It’s never been thought of as a mainstream design. Hence isn’t bought by that many modern customers. And this lack of sales contributes a lack of interest by commercial firearms manufactures. Rinse-and-repeat.
Meaning…Any new bullpup design is more of a risk than just about any other “normal” new rifle design. Don’t discount this. We see it every day and even in this series.
Want start making “tactical rifles”? You’re going to base your first models off the AR-15. Want to make bolt actions? You are going to base your design of the Remington 700 action. Want to make pistols? You get two choices: A striker fired Glock cousin. Or in America….maybe…a 1911 clone.
What’s my point?
I would like to have been a part of the initial conversations for the Tavor. At least the justification. What came first? The need for a small OAL rifle? Or the need to have a full length barrel because their current shorty’s were coming up lacking on engagement ranges?
If you know? Leave some info in the comments below.
- Maker: IWI
- Model: Tavor.
- Caliber: 5.56.
- Action: Semi-Automatic bullpup.
- Magazine: 1 factory 30 rd, polymer magazine.
- Magazine format: STANAG
- Optic: AimPoint Comp M4.
- BUIS: Troy
- Barrel interchangeable: yes.
- Barrel: 1/7. 16.25”. Chrome Lined.
- Muzzle Device: Standard Birdcage.
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