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So, the IMI Tavor is coming. Who is interested?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RX-178, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member

    I know for the longest time, a lot of people all over the internet, even here on THR have wanted a version of the IWI Tavor to hit the American market.

    Well, apparently, now it's actually going to happen, in a fully US-made non-imported configuration.

    So, now that it's happening... who is still interested in getting one?

    Why or why not?
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

    Details man, details. You have a link?
  3. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member


    It's somewhere here, in my vlog... around 02:05 into it, pretty early.

    Michael Kassnar has brought Charles Daly back from the dead to bring the Tavor to the market.

    It's going to be manufactured in the USA, instead of imported (no 922r issues). It's not going to be a clone, it's going to be the actual IWI Tavor, manufactured in the USA. Apparently it's very easy to set up because the Tavor itself uses a lot of components sourced from the USA.
  4. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Well-Known Member

    I'm definitely interested in a US made Tavor BUT..... I'd bet money that the Tavor is going to be priced somewhere north of $1,500.... and I'm just too damn cheap to shell out that many clams when there are $800 AR's knocking each other off gun store racks pretty much wherever you look. I'm all for someone bringing a good US made 5.56 bullpup to the market, but the current glut of very reasonably priced AR's is going to make for some cut throat competition for any new product trying to break into the tactical rifle market.
  5. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Looks like an okay range toy. Not much real-world use, though, seems to me. Just another para-military look-alike.
  6. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    Very interested depending on price. And I would guess $1500+ but I would still be tempted, though past $2000 I probably would lose interest.

    Let's not jinx it though. A US-market Tavor has been promised several times before.
  7. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't mind, would love to try one, but if the price tag is too high, it sits on the shelf.
  8. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Too many other expensive rifles on my wishlist (SCAR, SR-25, M1A) to consider a Tavor.
  9. Cal-gun Fan

    Cal-gun Fan Well-Known Member

    TBH, it seems like a toy. It has no REAL uses for any civilian other than that. Its not a hunting rifle, its not a target rifle, and there are better rifles for competition.
  10. benzy2

    benzy2 Well-Known Member

    I will not be buying one. I have a lot of other interests before that reaches anywhere near the top, let alone at the price these novelty guns tend to bring. I'll take a decent AR and a few cases of ammo instead.
  11. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    The Tavor, if made like the IDF version, could get me back into shooting 5.56.

    The Tavor looks like plastic junk, but the plastic bits are just the shell. Inside the shell is a gun frame made from steel stampings that take all the actual loads. The steel frame also includes the optics mount, so there isn't a POI shift if the outer shell flexes.

  12. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member

    So far it seems to me...

    4 people interested (3 out of the 4 noting that price will be an issue)

    4 people not interested.

  13. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    seeing several of them in person they are better looking than the FS2000...
  14. AethelstanAegen

    AethelstanAegen Well-Known Member

    I'd be interested and I'm not usually a bullpup fan...I could see myself making this the one token bullpup in the collection. Though, as others have mentioned, the price would certainly be a major factor in when or if I picked one up as I still have a number of rifles on the list first.
  15. benEzra

    benEzra Moderator Emeritus

    I'm interested, but probably can't fit one into my financial priorities in the near term. It looks like a neat design, though.

    It seems to me that it fits exactly the same role as the Ruger mini-14 or a Kel-Tec SU-16, e.g. an expensive plinker that can also serve for HD in lieu of a 12-gauge. And HD standby *is* a civilian use, more common than hunting and target competition combined.
  16. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Who's building it, and when will it be available to see/get MSRP?
  17. RX-178

    RX-178 Well-Known Member

    As Michael Kassnar said in the video I linked, it's going to be built by IWI in a facility in the USA, and then marketed by Trans World Arms (the resurrected Charles Daly).

    It was too early to get an MSRP, but he had a sample of the rifle at the SHOT Show already, which I got to examine and handle.
  18. dogmush

    dogmush Well-Known Member

    It's interesting, but would really depend on the price.
  19. Rifleman 173

    Rifleman 173 Well-Known Member

    Will they make one in 6.8 SPC? I am about to start getting away from the .223/5.56 ammo for primary firearms. If they do make one in 6.8 SPC, I would be very interested in getting a Tavor.
  20. fatcat4620

    fatcat4620 Well-Known Member

    I would rather have the AR15 bullpup kit I have heard about.

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