ARP 145 - The Tavor Rifle

Welcome to Episode #145 of the AR15 Podcast. On this episode we’re talking about the Tavor and comparing it to the AR-15.We want to let you know that we are continuing registration for our giveaway for the Vortex Spitfire 3X Prism Scope.  We are asking you, our listeners and fans to nominate a Veteran to receive the Vortex Spitfire.  You can go to the link Click Here to Enter.  We will also have a link on our Facebook Page for you to use. We’ll be doing the drawing on Veteran’s Day (Nov 11).

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Main Topic:  The Tavor

  1. 1.Genesis
  • Developed by IMI ( Now IWI ) Tavor development team in 1994
  • IDF  Israel Defense Force joined the development process in 1995
  • Testing by IDF began in 1997. Field testing began in 2000.
  • From IWI “ These are some of the hardcore tests that no laboratory test  can compare to: long weeks in extreme conditions, rugged terrain such as  boulders and desert, dropping,  human factors etc. “
  • Tested from 1997 to 2006.
  • The first Tavors were delivered to IDF infantry in  2006
  • The Tavor will completely replace the M4/M16 by 2018
  1. Features
  • Bull pup configuration.
  • 100% Ambidextrous $449.99
  • Can be safely fired after being submerged in water and not completely dry
  • Cold hammer-forged barrel
  • Long stroke gas piston operation for reliability.
  • 100% interchangeability of all TAVOR parts
  • Drop in trigger group…. “ Upgrade”
  • Optional 9mm conversion kit
  1. Variants
  • SAR-IDF IDF16 - Select Fire version of what is issued to IDF ( With MEPRO 21 Day/Night Illuminated reflex sight )
  • The rest of the SAR line offers options of 16.5 or 18 inch barrel. Also available in California Compliant.
  • X95 Micro-Tavor - SBR version for Israeli special forces. US version rumored in the future.
  1. Accessories
  • 9mm conversion kit - $900ish
  • Upgraded triggers.. Timney Trigger, Geissele and ect. - Recommended
  • Rat Worx ZRX 9mm Tavor Suppressor 400 ( but need the 9mm conversion )
  1. Downside…
  • Price…. $1700-$2400
  • Cost of accessories
  • 500 pound trigger
  • IWI says 550 yard range… 350 is more realistic
  • Tavor Face. Gas blow back. Much more noticeable when running suppressed.
  1. Thoughts
  • Bench
  • Standing
  1. Verdict…….
  • Home Defense Gun
  • 3 Gun?
  • Range Toy?

Otis Technology:

September 27: Seth Mullins

October 4:  Robert Hollandsworth

October 11: Casey Fowler

October 18: Dean Ackles

The fine folks at Otis Technology have sent over a mountain of rifle maintenance tools and cleaning kits for the AR-15 and AR-10.  We’ve been tasked with giving them away.  Watch for the special posts on Facebook and Instagram to get a chance to win some of the awesome products made by Otis Technology.  We’ll give away a complete MSR Cleaning kit in either 5.56 or 7.62 in the middle of each month up until Christmas, when we’ll give away a complete Otis Technology Elite Cleaning System to one lucky listener.  During the alternating weeks, we’ll be giving away a host of Otis tools and cleaning supplies.

Feedback:

Gordon G.  I recently found your podcast on FB. I asked a couple of questions there, I asked about a angled front grip and a VFG. I finally have been able to get to the range with the VFG,and decided I liked it more. I'm still pulling to the left after the shot is fired, I shoot left handed, I've done a little more research, there's a guy on YT that did a test on about 30 different compensators. I'm wondering now if I need to get a better comp on my AR to help with the recoil control. And what is a good one to get. His test showed that a Precision Armament M4-72 was the best he had to test.

Thank you for your time,

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