SHOT Show 2018 – The 7.62x51mm/.308 Winchester caliber version of the Israeli bullpup service rifle, first launched on the military and law enforcement markets in late 2017, in a semi-automatic only, civilian-grade version
The Tavor family of battle-proven bull-pup rifles expands with the addition of a 7.62x51mm/.308 Winchester caliber version, eagerly awaited for by both civilian and MIL/LE/Govt. customers alike. The new IWI Tavor 7 provides increased firepower, accuracy and longer range for a variety of scenarios and requires only minimal maintenance.
The IWI Tavor 7 is a fully ambidextrous platform on which the ejection side and the charging handle can be switched quickly and easily from side to side by the user. The ambidextrous features include: safety lever, magazine release, and bolt catch similar to the X95. The IWI Tavor 7 also includes an M-LOK fore-end (2 M-LOK slots at 3 and 9 o'clock) as well as MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail at the 6 o'clock position, to allow the use of multiple devices and accessories.
The rifle's body is built from high-strength, impact-modified polymer, and has a hammer-forged, chrome-lined, free-floating barrel for enhanced accuracy and life cycle. Additional features include a short stroke gas piston with a 4-position variable gas regulator, (including an OFF position - a unique feature designed for special operation needs), a rotating bolt system that ensures maximum safety for the user, and a pistol grip that can be changed or modified.
The IWI Tavor 7 enables 100% interchangeability, reducing maintenance costs. It is available in four colors: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth, with replaceable barrels available in two lengths - 17" (432 mm) and 20" (508 mm) - for various uses. The rifle has an overall length of 28.4" (723 mm) and a weight without a magazine of 9lbs (4.1 Kg). The civilian-grade version of the platform is semi-automatic only, while the version available for military and law enforcement sales is select fire and offers a rate of fire ranging between 600 and 900 rounds per minute.