IWI expands marketing to the European commercial market
IWI - Israel Weapon Industries announces an expansion on the European commercial market: the Tavor, Galil ACE and UZI Pro lines will be offered in their semi-automatic versions to the European hunters and sport shooters' communities
IWI - Israel Weapon Industries, Ltd. – an SK Group company and leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments and armies worldwide, as well as commercial markets in the US ‒ announces its expansion, reflected in the marketing of its semi-automatic firearms to the European commercial markets of sport-shooting and hunting.
The guns to be marketed in Europe will include the civilian-grade versions of the TAVOR family, the GALIL ACE family, and the UZI Pro, all of which were displayed during the recently-held Milipol 2019 expo in Paris and Defense & Security trade show in Thailand.
Ronen Hamudot, Corporate VP Marketing and Sales, SK Group, explains: «In light of IWI’s success in marketing these firearms to the US commercial market, the company has decided to expand its reach towards the commercial market in Europe as well.»
IWI's offer to the European commercial market has so far focused mainly on pistols for personal use, such as the popular JERICHO and MASADA.
According to Hamudot: «We greatly appreciate the distinguished history of sport shooting and hunting in Europe, and believe that our high quality solutions will be very successful in this market and will meet the high demands.»
Among these sporting firearms is the new member to the TAVOR family – the TAVOR TS12 shotgun – which has so far been offered only to the US market and will now be showcased in Europe for the first time.
The TAVOR TS12 shotgun is a gas regulated bullpup shotgun. With an innovative design it feeds from one of three individual magazines which can each hold four 76mm/3" or five 70mm/2¾" shotgun shells. This results in a potential overall capacity from all three individual magazines of 15 rounds plus one additional round in the chamber.
The TS12 has a unique feature that automatically loads a round in the chamber once the subsequent loaded magazine is rotated into position. It can be fed and unloaded from either side.
Additional features of the TS12 include four sling attachment points, M-LOK compatible rails, a continuous Picatinny rail on top, Benelli/Beretta choke tube compatibility, and the reliability expected of all IWI products. Although the TS12 has a 47cm/18.5" barrel, the overall length is still only 72cm/28.34".