The IWI Tavor 7 chambered in 7.62 mm NATO is the latest iteration of the Tavor bullpup family.
IWI TAVOR 7 for sale 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; a safety lever, magazine release, and bolt catch similar to the Tavor X95. The IWI Tavor 7 also comprises an M-LOK fore-end, and MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rails at the 12 and 6 o‚clock positions to allow the use of multiple devices and accessories.
The Birth of the IWI Tavor 7
The IWI Tavor 7 for sale traces its lineage to the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) TAR-21 Tavor. The original Tavor first appeared to the public in 1998 and went through IDF field testing from 1999 to 2002. The Tavor 7’s non-reciprocating charging handle is located at the front-left side of the rifle. Charging handle slots are on both sides; so that you can install the handle on either side of the weapon per user preference.
The Israelis, who constantly engage with foreign and domestic threats, wanted a rifle that was more reliable, durable, and easier to maintain than the M16/M4. It was essential to have one weapon that could seamlessly perform in urban environments and open spaces.
Due to the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) close quarters and mechanized infantry requirements. The project team selected a bullpup design; to allow the weapon to be compact while still featuring a standard length barrel. Thus maintaining bullet velocities. The conscript nature of the IDF was also a contributing factor behind all of the; rugged reliability, low maintenance requirements, and only needing to train on one platform.
The Ins and Outs
IWI’s Tavor is a combat weapon; meaning reliability and ruggedness are high on designers’ “must-do” list. Like the AK, which is legendary for reliability, the Tavor utilizes a long-stroke piston rotating bolt. Compared to other Tavor siblings, something new with the IWI Tavor 7 is an adjustable gas cylinder located above the barrel. The long-stroke piston operating method combined with the weight ratio of the Tavor’s bolt group provides ruthless extraction and chambering; it’s perfect for harsh environments or when weapon care is not important for whatever reason.
IWI put the non-reciprocating charging handle at the front left side of the gun. Charging handle slots are cut on both sides of the gun housing so you can install the handle on either side of the weapon per user preference. With the Tavor 7’s charging handle, IWI added a catch position that allows you to lock the bolt open and then charge the weapon with a gentle nudge. The release near the magazine well is still present.
The IWI Tavor has no separate receiver with all parts mounted within the high impact-resistant polymer housing, reinforced with steel inserts where appropriate. Access to the action is via a hinged buttplate. Remove the retention pin, and the hinged buttplate pivots open. Allowing for the Tavor 7’s action to slide out the rear of the rifle.
Further Features and Sizing
The bottom of the Tavor 7’s forend has a Picatinny rail hidden beneath the removal polymer cover. The Tavor 7 for sale also features an ambidextrous magazine release location; IWI placed it in a traditional AR location above the trigger guard instead of at the back of the magazine well, as found on earlier Tavor SAR models. The Tavor 7’s trigger is much better than the earlier Tavor SAR trigger pack. While still not comparable to the aftermarket Tavor trigger from Timney, the Tavor 7’s trigger is easy to manage, measuring about 6 pounds after taking up the slack.
The IWI Tavor 7 tested herein weighs 8 pounds. It measures approximately 26.75 inches long with its 16.5-inch chrome-lined cold hammer-forged 1:12 twist barrel. The chrome-lined barrel contributes to the low maintenance requirements associated with the Tavor. A full-length Picatinny rail runs down the upper receiver for easy optic mounting. The ambidextrous safety selector type on the IWI Tavor 7 resembles an AR’s location behind the trigger. Meanwhile, the shell/chassis of the rifle is made of composite polymer materials and is available in Black, OD Green, and Flat Dark Earth colors. Lastly, the IWI Tavor 7 for sale arrives with a Magpul 20-round magazine.