The IWI X95 is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries as part of the Tavor rifle family, along with the TAR-21 and the Tavor 7. IWI US offers the rifle in semi-automatic only configuration as the ‘Tavor X95’.
The Tavor X95 is the next-generation bullpup from IWI. Upgrades and enhancements from the original TAVOR SAR include a new fire control pack with a 5-6 lb. trigger pull, repositioning of the ambidextrous mag release to an AR-15 location, a forearm with Picatinny rails at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions with removable rail covers, relocation of the charging handle closer to your center mass, a modular Tavor style pistol grip that can be swapped out to a standard pistol grip with traditional trigger guard and a smaller, lower profile bolt release button.
Tavor X95 Features
The charging handle was very easy to access and you don’t have to break your grip when doing this. Ambi controls are normally a weak point on a bullpup rifle, but this ambidextrous charging handle was great for lefties. It is also a non-reciprocating charging handle — meaning that the charging handle is not going to hunt your fingers of your support hand when shooting the rifle.
While technically a fully ambidextrous rifle, the charging handle does need to be switched from left to right for left-handed shooters. This is easy to do, but not exactly something you should be doing in the field.
Otherwise, the Tavor X95 for Sale features an ambi fire selector; ambi magazine release, and a bolt release all the way in the back of the riffle accessible for righties and lefties.
Size and Capacity
The Tavor X95 sets itself apart with the bullpup design because of its compact size while having a 16-inch barrel.
If you compare it with the overall length of an AR-15 with the stock collapsed and a barrel of 16.5 inches, that is about 32 inches. The Tavor X95 for sale has an overall length of just 26 inches.
For being a modern 5.56 rifle, the Tavor X95 for Sale is a bit heavy weighing in at 7.8 pounds. Shooting the Tavor X95 Rifle, the weight doesn’t feel bad since it is well-balanced. The extra weight also helps soak up recoil a bit making it smooth and easy to shoot.
Long Stroke Gas Piston
The IWI X95 uses the long-stroke gas piston system and this is the system that you find in the M1 Garand and AK-47. This system will add some weight to the design and this might be the reason why the Tavor X95 is almost 8 pounds. But the benefit of having a long-stroke gas piston is extreme reliability even over long periods of time and with little cleaning.
Tavor X95 Stock
The stock is made of a hard, strong plastic that feels solid when you pick up the X95 Tavor. If you buy this rifle brand new, it comes with two swivels so you can get your sling and use it right away. Field stripping the IWI X95 is a breeze, no tools or anything like that required.
In a very H&K G3 feeling way, you have three pins that are holding everything together. The first pin — you will push out and it will allow you to take the bolt out. The other two pins will allow you to take out the trigger assembly. And yes, it is this easy to gut the X95 Tavor. Other models in the Tavor family have a smaller buttstock made out of steel instead of rubber.
Tavor X95 Handguard
The top of the rifle has a Picatinny rail where you can attach your optics and any other accessories that you might need. A neat feature that you might not notice is that you have hidden integrated iron sights in the Picatinny rail. You have three panels that come with the Tavor X95 Rifle, and if you take them out, you can expose the Picatinny rails on the 3, 6, and 9 positions for more accessories.
The panel at the 6 o’clock position includes a hand stopper to prevent your hand to slip and to be in the front of the muzzle. Another nod to ease of disassembly, you do not need a tool to remove or install these panels, you can just push the lever that is integrated into the panels and slide them right off.
The IWI Tavor X95 gives you a shorter package than some SBRs. The bullpup form factor gives you a full 16-inch barrel but the ergonomics might not be for everyone. However, customization and looks are stellar. You’re going to get some head-turns at the range.