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Old February 21, 2013, 11:04 AM   #26
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Why would I buy a Tavor over an Aug? They look about the same to me.
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Old February 21, 2013, 12:48 PM   #27
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Newer technology, among other things more likely, but mostly personal taste.

I like both but would choose an AUG over the TAVOR as well, the AUG just screams sexy IMO.
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Old February 21, 2013, 01:11 PM   #28
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Awesome. Hopefully the buying panic will subside my August.
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Old February 21, 2013, 04:24 PM   #29
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I think that I really NEED one of these! I really, honestly do!
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Old February 21, 2013, 05:49 PM   #30
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They look pretty sick. Anybody know what a 9mm conversion kit would cost? That's not the worst MSRP at $1900 if it's super reliable (Is it? I'm assuming it would be) and if the 9mm kit is solid.

I kind of want a 9mm carbine of some sort and that would be a pretty sick setup, rather than a SBR. It'd still be nice and compact. Strum, do you know what kind of mags that would take? Another problem, I feel with 9mm carbines, is getting something with reliable mags. I wish everything would just take Glock mags... heh.
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Old February 21, 2013, 06:25 PM   #31
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I held one at SHOT Show, and they are very nice. I am pretty sure that the 9mm uses UZI mags, so they should be easy to find. The word on the street is that the first shipment has already sold out nationwide. It is unlikely that you will find one for MSRP any time soon.
The Meprolight reflex sights are designed to be used with them. After doing some research I cannot find a reason not to use one except the price.
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Old February 21, 2013, 06:43 PM   #32
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Is "sick" supposed to be a favorable comment?

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Old February 21, 2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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Yes, "sick" is. Sorry, that's skater slang from my wannabe days. I should have said, "Man! Those guns look really put-together and well designed."
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Old February 21, 2013, 09:19 PM   #34
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I want one as an alternative to an SBR. Though I am going to go for an NFA Trust, I still don't like the baggage of paperwork and the expense. Further more, I like the compatibility with my collection of AR .223 mags, and the 9mm conversion.

If the conversion is done really well, I'd take that instead of my goal of doing a 9mm AR carbine (which would likely also run on UZI mags). But I would LOVE a review or input on the reliability of said conversion. I am immediately suspicious of conversions, but the Israeli origin (military) of the gun makes me think that there is the possibility of high-reliability.
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Old February 21, 2013, 09:23 PM   #35
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What would that rear sight be like?
It looks as though it would be terrible to aim through, as well as destroy any peripheral vision you would have.
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Old February 22, 2013, 02:02 AM   #36
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Can confirm firsthand that the Tavor is being issued on a unit by unit basis, mostly to specialized groups, I have a couple friends who carry em over there. Could scroll down my Facebook and see pics right now. However, the M4 and flattop M16 are still the go-to.
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What would that rear sight be like?
It looks as though it would be terrible to aim through, as well as destroy any peripheral vision you would have.
I don't know, I wouldn't want to try, the red dot on the IDF/IMI Tavor is phenomenal, iron sights on it are for backup only. I believe it is meprolight manufactured.
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Old February 26, 2013, 09:13 AM   #37
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I like the look of it and will buy one if they ever come out with one that operates with AK magazines in 7.62x39 or 308 Winchester. I'd love to take one in the woods with me for hunting.
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Old February 26, 2013, 04:23 PM   #38
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They will take standard AR style magazines, and the 9mm will NOT use Uzi mags (though you can probably modify them to take them). They take 9mm AR style mags, though I wish they'd have made a conversion kit to take an easier to find/cheaper alternative too.

I want one. I want ALL the kits, and a nice reflex optic up top, with perhaps a laser on the side or bottom.
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Old February 26, 2013, 09:53 PM   #39
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9mm Colt mags are copied from Uzi mags. Both the Colt SMG mags and the Uzi mags can be modified to work in the Tavor.
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Old February 26, 2013, 09:55 PM   #40
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I picked up my Tavor last Friday. Here's a video showcasing the rifle, the full review will be coming in a couple of weeks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEY1XdQf_JA

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Old February 27, 2013, 01:16 PM   #41
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I need to start selling off a couple of my safe queens to buy one of these!
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Old February 28, 2013, 10:53 AM   #42
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They are in full production, they have racks of them just waiting final packing materials -- things like manuals and warranty cards. They will be shipping next month to distributors for sure at this point. I'm not sure what the initial shipments will be in terms of volume, but I'm told they will have quite a few of them available. I suspect the first few shipments will be snapped up by people and the price of them on places like GunBroker and GunsAmerica will be grossly inflated. Hopefully that will subside a bit over a few months and people who want them will be able to get them for the $1999 price.

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Old February 28, 2013, 11:04 AM   #43
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I want one!
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Old February 28, 2013, 01:40 PM   #44
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I am not one for paying above MSRP, if I can't get one of the base models for under $2,100.00 with all the crazyness and lack of AR supply I will wait. Would be a nice Birthday present for myself though.
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Old March 18, 2013, 06:32 PM   #45
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Sturmgewehre, thanks for doing the Tavor review, by-the-way. I've really come to appreciate your youtube page and reviews. Keep up the good work!
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Old March 18, 2013, 06:44 PM   #46
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I always thought they were kinda mutely looking....but if they'er solid performers...who cares, right? I always favored the FN 2000 for a bullpup though. Looking forward to the full range report

Congrats on the new weapon by the way
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Old March 18, 2013, 07:27 PM   #47
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Neat looking piece. Too bad as a lefty I would never be able to shoot one.

In regards to the IDF phasing them in, I follow the Israeli consulate on Twitter.

And they tweeted some pics of the IDF working at getting a relief convoy into Ghaza. The trucks were driven by reservists, armed with Galils and the guys manning the checkpoints were armed with a mixture of Tavors and flatop M-16s/M-4s.
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Old March 19, 2013, 11:19 PM   #48
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They do have a left-handed version in the works, with the charging handle on the right side. This southpaw is pretty excited about that and will gladly consider selling/trading his 16" AR to fund picking one up one day.
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Old March 19, 2013, 11:40 PM   #49
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Will there be a California compliant version for me to get my hands on? (or a bullet button I can personally install?)
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Old March 20, 2013, 01:24 AM   #50
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I can't wait to get one. I'm on the list for one at my local shop, and have been for a while, but I guess we will see. I'm not going to pay a ton for one.
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