IWI from Israel to launch new TAVOR 7 7.62mm Bullpup Rifle
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), an SK Group member –a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms is launching the 7.62X51mm caliber IWI TAVOR 7, the newest member of the successful TAVOR Bullpup Rifle Family. Adapted for military and law enforcement markets, it will be on display at Defense and Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia.
New IWI Tavor 7 7.62mm Bullpup Rifle will be displayed at Defense and Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia. (Source picture IWI)
According to ShlomiSabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are pleased to expand the TAVOR family – the world's most popular battle-proven bullpup rifles – with the new addition of a7.62X51mm caliber weapon, based on requests from our customers.The IWI TAVOR 7 enables users from the military and law enforcement markets to operate in a wide variety of scenarios at short and mediumrange with enhanced firepower – efficiently, safely and easily, with onlyminimal maintenance. Based on what we have already heard from the field, we expect the IWI TAVOR 7 to become a leader in its category. The weapon will be available from the first quarter of 2018.”
The TAVOR 7 is a fully ambidextrous platform on which the ejection side and the charging handle can be switchedquickly and easily from side to side by the user. The ambidextrous features include: safety lever, magazine release, and bolt catchsimilar 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 6o'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 a4-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).