Caliber: 5.56×45 / .223 (chamber is 5.56). Conversion kits available for 5.45×39 and 9×19
Barrel Length: Available in 16.5” and 18” versions
Rate of Twist: 1:7
Overall Length: 26 1/8” (16.5” bbl) or 27 5/8” (18” bbl)
Length of Pull: 15.75”
Weight: 7.9 lbs
Trigger Pull Weight: 11.5 lbs
Operation: long stroke gas piston, locking bolt (right or left ejection specific)
Capacity: Accepts AR-15 magazines
Finish: Polymer body available in Black or Flat Dark Earth. All metal parts treated for corrosion resistance
MSRP: $1,999 either color or barrel length. $2,599 in IDF version with Mepro-21 Reflex Sight affixed to barrel
Shooting the tavor
The gun performed flawlessly for slower, methodical precise shots on our targets in the rocks and had no issues whatsoever while pulling the trigger as fast as we could, all the while with little muzzle rise. The only real issue with the Tavor that we could find is the location of the ejection port in relation to the shooters face and eyes. While shooting multiple rounds at a time, the gasses and burned gunpowder would find it's way into the shooters eyeball, making for an uncomfortable 30 rounds (we should have worn shooting glasses). Besides this drawback, we could find little else to complain about in the first few hundred rounds.
We recommend this weapon to anybody looking to be the "coolest guy" at the range or in his neighborhood as few folks own a Tavor, and they make for one awesome Man Toy.