Yesterday we posted a "teaser" on our new TAVOR 7 and your response has been huge!
Many of you have asked several questions about this new model. We will attempt to answer some of them here:
Specifications: • Caliber: 7.62 NATO/.308 Win • Barrel: CHF/CL 1:12 twist with a 16" barrel; 1:10 with 18" barrel • OAL: 26.75" with 16" barrel (without flash suppressor) • Weight: 8.6 Lbs. • Optional calibers & Conversion Kits: TBD • Colors: Black, FDE and OD Green
Features (muzzle to butt): • Muzzle threads: 5/8 x 24 • 4 position variable gas regulator (including off) • Upper forend: 2 MLOK slots at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock • Lower forend: Removable SAR styled forend cover that exposes one integral pic rail at 6 o'clock when removed. • Charging handle lockable in open position, similar to an MP5. • Full length one piece Picatinny (Mil-Spec) top rail with integral folding BUIS; Tritium front post. • Cutlass style grip modifiable to pistol grip with traditional trigger guard; same as X95. • Short stroke gas piston (unlike our long stroke SAR and X95). • Uses LR/SR25 magazines and comes with one 20-round Magpul PMAG with window (in states without capacity restrictions; 10 round for restricted states). • Bolt release is Tavor SAR style along centerline or release from MP5 style charging handle • Fire control group is not interchangeable with SAR or X95.
Ambidextrous Features: • Ambidextrous bolt; no opposite hand bolt needed for conversion to opposite hand operation. No need to return the gun to IWI US for opposite hand conversion and head space checking. • Ambidextrous (all the time) magazine release position like our X95, similar to an AR-15. • Ambidextrous charging handle with push through receiver functionality. No need for tools or any disassembly. • Ambidextrous (all the time) safety selector with a 450 rotation (unlike 900 on our SAR and X95). • Ambidextrous (all the time) bolt release behind magazine; similar to the Tavor SAR. • Ejection port covers are user configurable in the field with a simple slide of the case deflector.
Launch Date: First shipments projected to start in January, 2018.