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"Tavor" redirects here. For other uses, see Tavor (disambiguation).

The IWI Tavor TAR-21 is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO caliber with a selective fire system, selecting between semi-automatic mode and full automatic fire mode. The Tavor is designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). It is produced in two main variants: the TAR-21 and the CTAR-21.

IWI Tavor TAR-21
TypeBullpup assault rifle
Place of originIsrael
Service history
In service2001–present
Used bySee Users
WarsGaza War (2008–2009)
Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir
2014 Israel–Gaza conflict
War in Donbass
Colombian conflict
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Production history
DesignerIsrael Military Industries
Designed1995–2003
ManufacturerIsrael Weapon Industries (IWI)
Also produced under IWI license by:
VariantsSee Variants
Specifications
Mass3.27 kg (7.21 lb)
Length720 mm (28.3 in)
Barrel length460 mm (18.1 in)

Cartridge
ActionLong-stroke gas-operated, closed rotating bolt
Rate of fire750-900 RPM
Muzzle velocity910 m/s (2,986 ft/s)
Effective firing range550 m[clarification needed]
Feed system30-round detachable box STANAG Magazine (5.56×45mm NATO)
SightsBackup iron sights and integrated Picatinny rails are provided for the Meprolight MP 21, ITL MARS with integrated laser and IR pointer, Trijicon ACOG, EOTech holographic sight and other optical sights

Built around a long-stroke piston system (as found in the M1 Garand and AK-47), the Tavor is designed to maximize reliability, durability, simplicity of design, and ease of maintenance, particularly under adverse or battlefield conditions.

In 2009, the Tavor X95 (also known as the Micro Tavor or MTAR) was selected by the Israeli Defense Forces to gradually replace the M16 assault rifle and M4 carbine variants as the standard-issued weapon of the Israeli infantry by the end of 2018. The first X95 bullpup rifles were issued to infantry units in 2013. Both the TAR-21 and X95 are part of the Tavor family of rifles, along with the Tavor 7.

In the beginning of September 2021, there were conflicting reports in Israeli media whether the IDF was planning to end further acquisition of the Tavor and Micro and replace it with M4s for front-line units. On 7 September, a report was published on the IDF's Hebrew website that the IDF plans to continue acquiring the Micro Tavor and equipping combat units with it.

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Tavor (X95 and CTAR-21 variants) in use with Israel's Golani Brigade.

Israel Military Industries (the small arms branch of IMI was privatized into Israel Weapon Industries) initiated the Tavor development team in 1995, under the direction of gun designer Zalmen Shebs.

The objective of the project was to create an assault rifle that was more reliable, durable, and easier to maintain than the M4A1 carbine, while also being better suited to close-quarters combat and mechanized infantry roles. As a result, they hoped that the weapon would be officially adopted by the Israel Defense Forces.

Due to the military's close-quarters and mechanized infantry requirements, the project team selected a bullpup design that would allow the weapon to be compact while keeping a long barrel able to achieve ballistically favorable high muzzle velocities. A long-stroke piston system, similar to that found in the AK-47 and M1 Garand, was selected to ensure the weapon's reliability under adverse conditions.

Trials and Use in Israel

The Tavor prevailed over the M4A1 in a series of trials conducted during 2001 and 2002. Qualities tested included Mean Rounds Between Failures (MRBF), reliability, ergonomics during long marches, and ease-of-maintenance.

As part of initial testing by Israel Defense Forces' infantry units, the TAR-21 was distributed to members of the training company of the Tzabar Battalion from the Givati Brigade who were drafted in August 2001. They received their rifles in November 2001 during basic training. Initial testing results were favorable – the TAR-21 was found to be significantly more accurate and reliable (as well as more comfortable) than the M4 during extensive field testing.

Issues with fine sand entering the Tavor's chamber, which were identified over the two years of testing, were rectified by numerous small adjustments. A number of other improvements and changes to the design were also made between 2001 and 2009. The Tavor CTAR-21 saw combat service in Operation Cast Lead, used by Givati Brigade and Golani Brigade, and the soldiers reported the Tavor bullpup assault rifles functioned flawlessly.

In November 2009, the IDF announced that the X95 would become the standard infantry weapon of the IDF, with the addition of an integrated grenade launcher. A gradual changeover has begun in 2006 and expected completion among front line troops was to be by the end of 2018.

In December 2012, the IDF announced that they would begin equipping and training their new reserve forces with the X95, starting in 2013, with the switch-over by the end of 2018.

The first Tavor X95s were issued to new recruits of a main IDF infantry brigade in 2013, replacing the M16. In 2014 the IDF announced that in the future (from as early as the end of 2014) some infantry units could start to be issued some numbers of an improved X95, which will have a longer 38 cm (15 in) barrel (instead of the original 33 cm barrel) and a lighter trigger pull.

On 5 September 2021, it was reported by the Israel Hayom newspaper's website that Israeli front-line infantry units have begun replacing their Tavor and Micro Tavor Rifles with M4s and that the Tavor rifles in existing inventory will be transitioned to reserve brigades. However, on 8 September, the IsraelDefense website reported that the IDF plans to continue acquiring the Micro Tavor, quoting from a report posted on the IDF's Hebrew website on 7 September regarding a multi-year plan. The rifle is to be distributed to combat troops of relevant units in upcoming rounds of recruitment. The weapons division of the Ground Forces Command was quoted as saying that it's "very satisfied by its capabilities... the rifle performs very well and has proven itself."

Bullpup configuration

The Tavor uses a bullpup configuration, in which the receiver, bolt carrier group and magazine are placed behind the pistol grip. This shortens the firearm's overall length without sacrificing barrel length. As a result, the Tavor provides carbine overall length, yet can achieve rifle muzzle velocities if equipped with a rifle-length barrel.

Long-stroke piston system

The Tavor's long-stroke piston system.

The Tavor uses a non-lubricated long-stroke piston system, as found in the M1 Garand, IMI Galil, and the AK-47. Like in the AK-47, the long-stroke piston mechanism contributes to the extreme forcefulness of the TAR-21's extraction and chambering. The Tavor's attachment of the piston to a heavy bolt carrier, and the extension of the mainspring into the hollow stem of the bolt carrier, bears a family resemblance to the internal mechanism of the AK-47.

Ambidexterity and modularity

The Tavor has ejection ports on both sides of the rifle so it can easily be reconfigured for right or left-handed shooters. However, this process requires partial disassembly, so it cannot be quickly reconfigured while the rifle is in use. An issue related to this is the original plastic cover on the unused ejection can allow gas to escape during the course of fire. Due to the bullpup design, this vents right under the shooter's face, causing issues such as inhaling ejection gases and the fouling of glasses and face with ejection debris. The issue is exacerbated when the weapon is suppressed. The characteristic black smudge from this has been nicknamed "Tavor face" by some shooters.[citation needed] This has been addressed by various non-factory solutions which increase sealing of the unused port.

Its ambidextrous fire mode selector above the pistol grip has a semi-automatic mode and a fully automatic mode.

The Tavor features a self-contained, drop-in trigger group so that the trigger group can be changed or replaced without the use of additional tools.

The Tavor can also be mounted with the M203 grenade launcher (GTAR-21).

Chambering, cartridges and ammunition feeding

A Nahal soldier conducts firing drill with a CTAR-21.

The Tavor is primarily chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO, although 9×19mm Parabellum and 5.45×39mm Russian models are also available.

The IDF uses both 3.6-gram (55 gr) M193 and 4.0-gram (62 gr) M855 5.56×45mm rounds. M193 rounds are used by regular infantrymen for better terminal effects at shorter distances, while the heavier M855 is used by sharpshooters.

The Tavor accepts standard STANAG magazines.

Last round bolt-open catch

The Tavor features a last round bolt catch, whereby the bolt holds open after the last round discharges. This is a request of modern armies, as it helps to allow soldiers to know when their magazine empties and to reduce reloading times during combat while also not requiring manual action cycling after.

Barrel

Tavor barrels are made from CrMoV steel and cold-hammer-forged (CHF) on the premises of the IWI factory in Ramat HaSharon. The TAR-21 barrel is 457 mm in length and is chrome-lined for durability and corrosion resistance. The barrel features 6 grooves in a 178 mm (1 in 7 inch) twist, or 32 calibers right hand twist rate.

The barrel is fitted with a 'birdcage' style flash suppressor, which can be fully disassembled without the need for additional tools.

Reliability, ease-of-maintenance and waterproofing

The design objectives of the Tavor aimed for reliability and ease-of-maintenance, particularly under adverse or battlefield conditions. According to Russell C. Tilstra, the Tavor is "easily considered more reliable" than the M16 and M4 series rifles.

The Tavor is designed to be easily field-stripped, without the need for any additional tools.

It is waterproofed and its internal mechanism is sealed from outside elements, so that it can pass over-the-beach requirements.

Caracal Battalion IDF combat soldier armed with the GTAR-21 which is equipped with a M203 grenade launcher.

TAR-21

The Tavor TAR-21 is the standard variant with a 457 mm (18 in) long barrel.

The Israeli firearm manufacturer, Israel Weapon Industries produces the Tavor TAR-21 in different variations:

GTAR-21

The GTAR-21 has a notched barrel, to accept an M203 40 mm under-barrel grenade launcher.

CTAR-21

The CTAR-21 is a compact shorter 380 mm (15 in) barrel variant intended for commandos and special forces, but has become more favored than the standard TAR-21 throughout the IDF.

STAR-21

The STAR-21 is a designated marksman variant with folding under-barrel bipod and Trijicon ACOG 4× magnification sight

Tavor X95 (MTAR-21)

The Tavor X95-L (foreground) during IDF Warrant Officers' training.
See also: IWI Tavor X95

The Tavor X95 (also referred to as the MTAR-21) is the variant of the Tavor that was selected as the future standard infantry weapon of the IDF in 2009. In 2013, the X95 was issued for the first time as the standard infantry weapon to recruits of the Givati Brigade.

With the use of a relatively simple conversion kit, the X95 can be converted from a 5.56 mm assault rifle to a 9 mm submachine gun. A suppressor can also be added to the weapon, as part of the 9 mm conversion kit. A grenade launcher can also be attached to the X95.

Tavor 7

Main article: IWI Tavor 7

The IWI Tavor 7 is the latest iteration of the Tavor. It is chambered in 7.62×51 mm NATO. It is a fully ambidextrous rifle.

  • Tavor 7. The Tavor 7 is the base variant of this rifle, with a 432 mm (17 in) long barrel, and 730 mm (28.7 in) overall length.
  • 20" Barrel A designated marksman rifle variant, however yet to be separately designated, that is equipped with a 508 mm (20 in) barrel and has an 806 mm (31.7 in) overall length

Ukrainian licensed Tavors

Ukraine purchased a license for Tavors to be manufactured by Ukrainian firearm manufacturer RPC Fort. As of March 2021, Fort is no longer marketing them.

  • Fort-221 – Ukrainian locally produced version of the CTAR-21 in 5.45×39 mm.
  • Fort-222 – Ukrainian locally produced version of the STAR-21 in 5.45×39 mm.
  • Fort-223
  • Fort-224

TC-21

The semi-automatic Tavor Carbine (TC-21) was first made available for civilian customers to purchase in Canada from 2008. The Canadian civilian version initially shipped with the Mepro reflex sight and a slightly longer barrel to meet the Canadian requirement for non-restricted semi-automatic centerfire rifles to have a barrel length of at least 470 mm. Current versions are shipped with a full-length Picatinny rail, without optics. In Europe, the Czech company Zeleny Sport recently (December 2015) imported Israeli-made TC-21s, equipped with Mepro M5 or M21 reflex sight, which are now available for both civilian and law enforcement customers.

In 2013, IWI started a US subsidiary, IWI US, which is manufacturing the semi-automatic TC-21 as the Tavor SAR for U.S. sales. The weapon is manufactured with a combination of Israeli and US parts. IWI US had shipped 50,000 Tavor SARs to US civilian customers by early 2016.

IWI US sells the Tavor SAR in variety of variants; they include:

  • TSB16: Semi-automatic version of the CTAR-21, with a 26.125 in (663.575 mm) overall length.
  • TSB16L: A TSB16 with left-handed controls pre-installed.
  • TSB16-BLK: A TSB16 chambered in .300 AAC Blackout.
  • TSB17-9: 9×19 mm submachine gun with a 17 in (431.8 mm) barrel and a 26.125 in (663.575 mm) overall length.
  • TSB18: 5.56×45 mm rifle with an 18 in (457.2 mm) barrel and a 27.625 in (701.675 mm) overall length.
  • TSB18RS: 5.56×45 mm rifle with an 18 in (457.2 mm) barrel and a 30 in (762 mm) overall length; integrated permanent2+38 in muzzle brake and a 10-round magazine to be compliant with laws of certain states. ("RS" stands for Restricted State.)
  • TSIDF16: Semi-automatic version of the CTAR-21 without a full-length rail, an integrated MEPRO 21 sight, and a 26.125 in (663.575 mm) overall length; meant to be a semi-automatic replica of the CTAR-21 issued to the IDF.

Note: IWI US sells their Tavor SARs in a variety of colors, including Black (B), Flat Dark Earth (FD), and OD Green (G); the letter "B" subsequent to "TS" in the rifles' designations can be switched with any of the colors' respective letters.

Aftermarket parts

A significant aftermarket of spare and replacement parts has developed around the Tavor, including the development of match grade accurizing triggers for the bullpup rifle that are produced by manufacturers such as Geissele Automatics and double stage trigger pack TAV-D from Shooting Sight.

Shlomi Sabag, Deputy CEO of IWI, says that one of the indicators of the success of the rifle in the shooting sports or civilian market is the fact that "an aftermarket of products associated with the Tavor bullpup rifle, like triggers, has evolved very quickly".

The Truth About Guns website awarded the Tavor with TTAG Reader's Choice Award for Best Rifle of 2013.

The National Rifle Association's American Rifleman awarded the Tavor the 2014 Golden Bullseye Award as its rifle of the year. The NRA's prestigious award, now in its twelfth year, aims to award the best products available to civilian shooters.

The Tavor X95 was awarded the NRA's rifle of the year award for 2017.

Members of the Azerbaijani Special Forces march with TAR-21 during a military parade in Baku.
The National Police of Colombia, with the CTAR-21, while arresting drug lord Luis Hernando Gomez-Bustamante.
Guatemalan Navy special forces with STAR-21 designated marksman variant.
Tavors used by Para commandos of the Indian Army.
Indian Army Para SF soldier equipped with Tavor
Polish Special Forces trains with the Tavor during Tiger Claw.
  • Angola: Angolan Army purchase for Special Forces.
  • Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan purchased a number of TAR-21 for the special operations forces of the Azerbaijani Army in August 2008.
  • Brazil: Produced under license by Taurus for the military, but as of 2017, Taurus has never carried out a licensed production of the Tavor. Small numbers are issued to soldiers in the Frontier Brigade.
  • Cameroon: Issued to the Special Forces of Cameroon Army.
  • Chad: Issued to Chadian Ground Forces since 2006.
  • Chile: Investigations Police of Chile
  • Cyprus: The Tavor Χ95 assault rifle is to gradually replace the ageing G3 battle rifle.
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia: Different variants of the weapon have been acquired and issued to law enforcement, special commando and protection units of the Georgian MIA since 2001. In 2004 the TAR-21 was to replace the Soviet Kalashnikov rifle, however due to lack of funding and low purchase quantity that idea was abandoned. The construction of a manufacturing plant was also considered.
  • Guatemala: Guatemala's police force or PNC (Policia Nacional Civil) operates the TAR-21.
  • Honduras: Honduran Army and special forces operate the Tavor X95.
  • India: In late 2002, India signed an880 million (equivalent to2.9 billion or US$37 million in 2020) deal with Israel Military Industries for 3,070 manufactured TAR-21s to be issued to India's special forces personnel, where its ergonomics, reliability in heat and sand might give them an edge at close-quarters and employment from inside vehicles. By 2005, IMI had supplied 350–400 TAR-21s to India's northern Special Frontier Force (SFF). These were subsequently declared to be "operationally unsatisfactory". The required changes have since been made, and tests in Israel during 2006 went well, clearing the contracted consignment for delivery. The TAR-21 has now entered operational service – even as India gears up for a larger competition that could feature a 9 mm X95 version. There was an attempt to create an Indian version of the Tavor under license known as Zittara, which was not adopted and it was made with a few prototypes from OFB. The new Tavor X95s have a modified single-piece stock and new sights, as well as Turkish-made MKEK T-40 40 mm under-barrel grenade launchers. 5,500 have been recently inducted and more rifles are being ordered. A consignment of over 500 Tavor bullpup assault rifles and another 30 Galil sniper rifles worth over150 million (US$2.0 million) and20 million (US$260,000) respectively was delivered to the MARCOS (Marine Commandos) in December 2010.: In 2016, IWI announced that it was establishing a 49:51 joint venture with Punj Lloyd in India, in order manufacture rifle components in India.
  • Indonesia: Used by BRIMOB Police Special Forces.
  • Ivory Coast: Used by Ivorian Special Forces.
  • Israel: See: Trials and Use in Israel
  • Kenya
  • Mexico: In service with the Ministry of Public Security since 2011.
  • Mongolia: Special forces.
  • Morocco: General Directorate for National Security equipped with the Tavor X95. The first Arab or North African country to use the Tavor publicly.
  • Nigeria: The State Security Service employ it as the primary assault rifle for their close protection and tactical units replacing the Uzi. Adopted by the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force Regiment as their main assault rifle.
  • North Macedonia: Used by Rapid Deployment Unit (Tar-21) and Special Anti-terrorist Unit – Tiger (Tavor x95) .
  • Peru
  • Philippines: Small quantities in use by special units of the Philippine Marines and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and one PNP SWAT team in Pasig.
  • Portugal: Small quantities of the TAR-21 are in use by field and intervention units of the Polícia Judiciária, like hostage negotiation teams and investigators who usually work alongside other dedicated law enforcement intervention units—the Special Operations Group (GOE) and the National Republican Guard's Special Operations Company (COE); these weapons were initially intended to equip a new unit under the command of the Polícia Judiciária resembling the GOE. The TAR-21 also participated in the competition for the new service rifle for the three branches of the Portuguese Armed Forces and the Police Special Operations Group (GOE)—a bid that also included the local production of the TAR-21 in Portugal. However, the TAR-21 was excluded from the shortlist. The competition has meanwhile been annulled, after the other contenders and both political and defense critics accused the competition of favoring the Heckler & Koch G36.
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal: Issued to the Special Forces of Senegal Army.
  • Thailand: To replace some of its current inventory of M16A1 assault rifles, The Royal Thai Army purchased three batches of TAR-21 bullpup assault rifles for US$27.77 million (THB 946.99 million) and approved delivery of a fourth batch with total number of 13,868 rifles at US$27,777,604 US (THB 964,993,963 at the exchange rate of 34.74 THB/USD) on 15 September 2009, bringing the total to more than 76,000 TAR-21s.
  • Turkey: Used by Special Forces Command in executive protection role.
  • Ukraine: Yuriy Lutsenko, then head of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, announced on October 1, 2008 that Israel Weapon Industries and the Ukrainian research and production company RPC Fort would jointly manufacture Tavor bullpup assault rifles to enter service with special Ukrainian military and police units. RPC Fort had displayed working samples of Tavors chambered in 5.45×39mm cartridge with Milkor 40mm UBGL grenade launchers to showcase to Ukrainian security forces officers as a means of convincing them to buy Ukrainian-made Tavors for special forces units. In December 2009, a resolution was adopted to purchase the Fort 221 chambered in 5.45x39 for Ukrainian intelligence/border guard agencies, purchased in small numbers. It was subsequently adopted in 2014 for Ukrainian military and police forces also in 5.45 caliber.
  • United States: In August 2013, IWI US announced that the Pennsylvania Capitol Police had adopted the Tavor SAR, a variant specifically designed for the U.S. market. In July 2014, it was announced that the Lakewood, New Jersey Police Department would begin to adopt the Tavor SAR, after the weapon "met the demands and requirements of the Lakewood PD for reliability, ease-of-maintenance, durability and accuracy". The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office in Texas, operate Tavor SAR.
  • Uruguay: On 13 October 2021, it was reported that the Uruguayan Ministry of the Interior acquired some 200 Tavor X-95s, manufactured by IWI, for the Uruguayan National Republican Guard Directorate. Training was carried out by an instructor from IWI, brought especially to Uruguay for that purpose. The Uruguayan police also purchased thousands of Tavor rifles from IWI.
  • Vietnam: From 2012, the TAR-21 entered service in special units of the Vietnamese Army, equipping special forces, naval infantries and navy personnel.
  • Zambia: Used by the Zambian Army Special Forces Group.
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IWI Tavor Article Talk Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from TAR 21 Tavor redirects here For other uses see Tavor disambiguation The IWI Tavor TAR 21 is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle chambered in 5 56 45mm NATO caliber with a selective fire system selecting between semi automatic mode and full automatic fire mode The Tavor is designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries IWI It is produced in two main variants the TAR 21 and the CTAR 21 IWI Tavor TAR 21Tavor TAR 21 with MARS sight in the Israel Defense Forces History MuseumTypeBullpup assault riflePlace of originIsraelService historyIn service2001 present 1 Used bySee UsersWarsGaza War 2008 2009 Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir 2014 Israel Gaza conflict War in Donbass Colombian conflict 2022 Russian invasion of UkraineProduction historyDesignerIsrael Military IndustriesDesigned1995 2003ManufacturerIsrael Weapon Industries IWI Also produced under IWI license by Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems India 2 RPC Fort of Ukraine VariantsSee VariantsSpecificationsMass3 27 kg 7 21 lb 3 Length720 mm 28 3 in Barrel length460 mm 18 1 in Cartridge5 56 45mm NATO 3 5 56 30mm MINSAS Optional on Zittara 4 5 45 39mm Optional on RPC Fort made Tavors ActionLong stroke gas operated closed rotating bolt 3 Rate of fire750 900 RPMMuzzle velocity910 m s 2 986 ft s Effective firing range550 m clarification needed Feed system30 round detachable box STANAG Magazine 5 56 45mm NATO SightsBackup iron sights and integrated Picatinny rails are provided for the Meprolight MP 21 ITL MARS with integrated laser and IR pointer Trijicon ACOG EOTech holographic sight and other optical sights Built around a long stroke piston system as found in the M1 Garand and AK 47 the Tavor is designed to maximize reliability durability simplicity of design and ease of maintenance particularly under adverse or battlefield conditions 5 In 2009 the Tavor X95 also known as the Micro Tavor or MTAR was selected by the Israeli Defense Forces to gradually replace the M16 assault rifle and M4 carbine variants as the standard issued weapon of the Israeli infantry by the end of 2018 The first X95 bullpup rifles were issued to infantry units in 2013 6 Both the TAR 21 and X95 are part of the Tavor family of rifles along with the Tavor 7 In the beginning of September 2021 there were conflicting reports in Israeli media whether the IDF was planning to end further acquisition of the Tavor and Micro and replace it with M4s for front line units 7 8 On 7 September a report was published on the IDF s Hebrew website that the IDF plans to continue acquiring the Micro Tavor and equipping combat units with it 8 Contents 1 History 1 1 Trials and Use in Israel 2 Design 2 1 Bullpup configuration 2 2 Long stroke piston system 2 3 Ambidexterity and modularity 2 4 Chambering cartridges and ammunition feeding 2 5 Last round bolt open catch 2 6 Barrel 2 7 Reliability ease of maintenance and waterproofing 3 Variants 3 1 TAR 21 3 1 1 GTAR 21 3 1 2 CTAR 21 3 1 3 STAR 21 3 1 4 Tavor X95 MTAR 21 3 1 5 Tavor 7 3 2 Ukrainian licensed Tavors 3 3 TC 21 3 3 1 Aftermarket parts 4 Awards 5 Users 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory Edit Tavor X95 and CTAR 21 variants in use with Israel s Golani Brigade Israel Military Industries the small arms branch of IMI was privatized into Israel Weapon Industries initiated the Tavor development team in 1995 under the direction of gun designer Zalmen Shebs 9 The objective of the project was to create an assault rifle that was more reliable durable and easier to maintain than the M4A1 carbine while also being better suited to close quarters combat and mechanized infantry roles As a result they hoped that the weapon would be officially adopted by the Israel Defense Forces Due to the military s close quarters and mechanized infantry requirements the project team selected a bullpup design that would allow the weapon to be compact while keeping a long barrel able to achieve ballistically favorable high muzzle velocities 9 A long stroke piston system similar to that found in the AK 47 and M1 Garand was selected to ensure the weapon s reliability under adverse conditions 1 Trials and Use in Israel Edit The Tavor prevailed over the M4A1 in a series of trials conducted during 2001 and 2002 Qualities tested included Mean Rounds Between Failures MRBF reliability ergonomics during long marches and ease of maintenance 5 As part of initial testing by Israel Defense Forces infantry units the TAR 21 was distributed to members of the training company of the Tzabar Battalion from the Givati Brigade who were drafted in August 2001 They received their rifles in November 2001 during basic training Initial testing results were favorable the TAR 21 was found to be significantly more accurate and reliable as well as more comfortable than the M4 during extensive field testing 10 Issues with fine sand entering the Tavor s chamber which were identified over the two years of testing were rectified by numerous small adjustments A number of other improvements and changes to the design were also made between 2001 and 2009 The Tavor CTAR 21 saw combat service in Operation Cast Lead used by Givati Brigade and Golani Brigade and the soldiers reported the Tavor bullpup assault rifles functioned flawlessly 11 In November 2009 the IDF announced that the X95 would become the standard infantry weapon of the IDF with the addition of an integrated grenade launcher 12 A gradual changeover has begun in 2006 and expected completion among front line troops was to be by the end of 2018 9 13 In December 2012 the IDF announced that they would begin equipping and training their new reserve forces with the X95 starting in 2013 with the switch over by the end of 2018 14 The first Tavor X95s were issued to new recruits of a main IDF infantry brigade in 2013 replacing the M16 6 In 2014 the IDF announced that in the future from as early as the end of 2014 some infantry units could start to be issued some numbers of an improved X95 which will have a longer 38 cm 15 in barrel instead of the original 33 cm barrel and a lighter trigger pull 15 On 5 September 2021 it was reported by the Israel Hayom newspaper s website that Israeli front line infantry units have begun replacing their Tavor and Micro Tavor Rifles with M4s and that the Tavor rifles in existing inventory will be transitioned to reserve brigades 7 However on 8 September the IsraelDefense website reported that the IDF plans to continue acquiring the Micro Tavor quoting from a report posted on the IDF s Hebrew website on 7 September regarding a multi year plan The rifle is to be distributed to combat troops of relevant units in upcoming rounds of recruitment The weapons division of the Ground Forces Command was quoted as saying that it s very satisfied by its capabilities the rifle performs very well and has proven itself 8 Design EditBullpup configuration Edit The Tavor uses a bullpup configuration in which the receiver bolt carrier group and magazine are placed behind the pistol grip This shortens the firearm s overall length without sacrificing barrel length As a result the Tavor provides carbine overall length yet can achieve rifle muzzle velocities if equipped with a rifle length barrel Long stroke piston system Edit The Tavor s long stroke piston system The Tavor uses a non lubricated long stroke piston system as found in the M1 Garand IMI Galil and the AK 47 1 Like in the AK 47 the long stroke piston mechanism contributes to the extreme forcefulness of the TAR 21 s extraction and chambering 13 The Tavor s attachment of the piston to a heavy bolt carrier and the extension of the mainspring into the hollow stem of the bolt carrier bears a family resemblance to the internal mechanism of the AK 47 1 Ambidexterity and modularity Edit The Tavor has ejection ports on both sides of the rifle so it can easily be reconfigured for right or left handed shooters However this process requires partial disassembly so it cannot be quickly reconfigured while the rifle is in use 16 An issue related to this is the original plastic cover on the unused ejection can allow gas to escape during the course of fire Due to the bullpup design this vents right under the shooter s face causing issues such as inhaling ejection gases and the fouling of glasses and face with ejection debris The issue is exacerbated when the weapon is suppressed The characteristic black smudge from this has been nicknamed Tavor face by some shooters citation needed This has been addressed by various non factory solutions which increase sealing of the unused port Its ambidextrous fire mode selector above the pistol grip has a semi automatic mode and a fully automatic mode 17 The Tavor features a self contained drop in trigger group so that the trigger group can be changed or replaced without the use of additional tools The Tavor can also be mounted with the M203 grenade launcher GTAR 21 Chambering cartridges and ammunition feeding Edit A Nahal soldier conducts firing drill with a CTAR 21 The Tavor is primarily chambered in 5 56 45mm NATO although 9 19mm Parabellum and 5 45 39mm Russian models are also available The IDF uses both 3 6 gram 55 gr M193 and 4 0 gram 62 gr M855 5 56 45mm rounds M193 rounds are used by regular infantrymen for better terminal effects at shorter distances while the heavier M855 is used by sharpshooters 13 The Tavor accepts standard STANAG magazines Last round bolt open catch Edit The Tavor features a last round bolt catch whereby the bolt holds open after the last round discharges 18 This is a request of modern armies as it helps to allow soldiers to know when their magazine empties and to reduce reloading times during combat while also not requiring manual action cycling after 19 Barrel Edit Tavor barrels are made from CrMoV steel and cold hammer forged CHF on the premises of the IWI factory in Ramat HaSharon The TAR 21 barrel is 457 mm in length and is chrome lined for durability and corrosion resistance The barrel features 6 grooves in a 178 mm 1 in 7 inch twist or 32 calibers right hand twist rate The barrel is fitted with a birdcage style flash suppressor which can be fully disassembled without the need for additional tools 13 Reliability ease of maintenance and waterproofing Edit The design objectives of the Tavor aimed for reliability and ease of maintenance particularly under adverse or battlefield conditions 5 According to Russell C Tilstra the Tavor is easily considered more reliable than the M16 and M4 series rifles 20 The Tavor is designed to be easily field stripped without the need for any additional tools 21 It is waterproofed and its internal mechanism is sealed from outside elements so that it can pass over the beach requirements 22 Variants Edit Caracal Battalion IDF combat soldier armed with the GTAR 21 which is equipped with a M203 grenade launcher TAR 21 Edit The Tavor TAR 21 is the standard variant with a 457 mm 18 in long barrel The Israeli firearm manufacturer Israel Weapon Industries produces the Tavor TAR 21 in different variations 17 GTAR 21 Edit The GTAR 21 has a notched barrel to accept an M203 40 mm under barrel grenade launcher CTAR 21 Edit The CTAR 21 is a compact shorter 380 mm 15 in barrel variant intended for commandos and special forces but has become more favored than the standard TAR 21 throughout the IDF STAR 21 Edit The STAR 21 is a designated marksman variant with folding under barrel bipod and Trijicon ACOG 4 magnification sight Tavor X95 MTAR 21 Edit The Tavor X95 L foreground during IDF Warrant Officers training See also IWI Tavor X95 The Tavor X95 also referred to as the MTAR 21 is the variant of the Tavor that was selected as the future standard infantry weapon of the IDF in 2009 12 In 2013 the X95 was issued for the first time as the standard infantry weapon to recruits of the Givati Brigade 23 With the use of a relatively simple conversion kit the X95 can be converted from a 5 56 mm assault rifle to a 9 mm submachine gun A suppressor can also be added to the weapon as part of the 9 mm conversion kit A grenade launcher can also be attached to the X95 24 Tavor 7 Edit Main article IWI Tavor 7 The IWI Tavor 7 is the latest iteration of the Tavor It is chambered in 7 62 51 mm NATO It is a fully ambidextrous rifle Tavor 7 The Tavor 7 is the base variant of this rifle with a 432 mm 17 in long barrel and 730 mm 28 7 in overall length 20 Barrel A designated marksman rifle variant however yet to be separately designated that is equipped with a 508 mm 20 in barrel and has an 806 mm 31 7 in overall lengthUkrainian licensed Tavors Edit Ukraine purchased a license for Tavors to be manufactured by Ukrainian firearm manufacturer RPC Fort As of March 2021 Fort is no longer marketing them 25 Fort 221 Ukrainian locally produced version of the CTAR 21 in 5 45 39 mm 25 Fort 222 Ukrainian locally produced version of the STAR 21 in 5 45 39 mm 26 Fort 223 Fort 224TC 21 Edit The semi automatic Tavor Carbine TC 21 was first made available for civilian customers to purchase in Canada from 2008 27 The Canadian civilian version initially shipped with the Mepro reflex sight and a slightly longer barrel to meet the Canadian requirement for non restricted semi automatic centerfire rifles to have a barrel length of at least 470 mm Current versions are shipped with a full length Picatinny rail without optics In Europe the Czech company Zeleny Sport recently December 2015 imported Israeli made TC 21s equipped with Mepro M5 or M21 reflex sight which are now available for both civilian and law enforcement customers In 2013 IWI started a US subsidiary IWI US which is manufacturing the semi automatic TC 21 as the Tavor SAR for U S sales 28 The weapon is manufactured with a combination of Israeli and US parts IWI US had shipped 50 000 Tavor SARs to US civilian customers by early 2016 29 IWI US sells the Tavor SAR in variety of variants they include TSB16 Semi automatic version of the CTAR 21 with a 26 125 in 663 575 mm overall length TSB16L A TSB16 with left handed controls pre installed TSB16 BLK A TSB16 chambered in 300 AAC Blackout TSB17 9 9 19 mm submachine gun with a 17 in 431 8 mm barrel and a 26 125 in 663 575 mm overall length TSB18 5 56 45 mm rifle with an 18 in 457 2 mm barrel and a 27 625 in 701 675 mm overall length TSB18RS 5 56 45 mm rifle with an 18 in 457 2 mm barrel and a 30 in 762 mm overall length integrated permanent 2 3 8 in muzzle brake and a 10 round magazine to be compliant with laws of certain states RS stands for Restricted State TSIDF16 Semi automatic version of the CTAR 21 without a full length rail an integrated MEPRO 21 sight and a 26 125 in 663 575 mm overall length meant to be a semi automatic replica of the CTAR 21 issued to the IDF Note IWI US sells their Tavor SARs in a variety of colors including Black B Flat Dark Earth FD and OD Green G the letter B subsequent to TS in the rifles designations can be switched with any of the colors respective letters Aftermarket parts Edit A significant aftermarket of spare and replacement parts has developed around the Tavor including the development of match grade accurizing triggers for the bullpup rifle that are produced by manufacturers such as Geissele Automatics and double stage trigger pack TAV D from Shooting Sight 30 Shlomi Sabag Deputy CEO of IWI says that one of the indicators of the success of the rifle in the shooting sports or civilian market is the fact that an aftermarket of products associated with the Tavor bullpup rifle like triggers has evolved very quickly 30 Awards EditThe Truth About Guns website awarded the Tavor with TTAG Reader s Choice Award for Best Rifle of 2013 31 The National Rifle Association s American Rifleman awarded the Tavor the 2014 Golden Bullseye Award as its rifle of the year The NRA s prestigious award now in its twelfth year aims to award the best products available to civilian shooters 32 33 The Tavor X95 was awarded the NRA s rifle of the year award for 2017 34 Users Edit Members of the Azerbaijani Special Forces march with TAR 21 during a military parade in Baku The National Police of Colombia with the CTAR 21 while arresting drug lord Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante Guatemalan Navy special forces with STAR 21 designated marksman variant Tavors used by Para commandos of the Indian Army Indian Army Para SF soldier equipped with Tavor Polish Special Forces trains with the Tavor during Tiger Claw Angola Angolan Army purchase for Special Forces 35 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan purchased a number of TAR 21 for the special operations forces of the Azerbaijani Army in August 2008 36 Brazil Produced under license by Taurus for the military 37 but as of 2017 Taurus has never carried out a licensed production of the Tavor 38 Small numbers are issued to soldiers in the Frontier Brigade 39 Cameroon Issued to the Special Forces of Cameroon Army 40 Chad Issued to Chadian Ground Forces since 2006 41 Chile 42 Investigations Police of Chile Cyprus The Tavor X95 assault rifle is to gradually replace the ageing G3 battle rifle 43 Ethiopia 40 Georgia Different variants of the weapon have been acquired and issued to law enforcement special commando and protection units of the Georgian MIA since 2001 In 2004 the TAR 21 was to replace the Soviet Kalashnikov rifle however due to lack of funding and low purchase quantity that idea was abandoned The construction of a manufacturing plant was also considered 44 Guatemala Guatemala s police force or PNC Policia Nacional Civil operates the TAR 21 45 Honduras Honduran Army and special forces operate the Tavor X95 46 India In late 2002 India signed an 880 million equivalent to 2 9 billion or US 37 million in 2020 deal with Israel Military Industries for 3 070 manufactured TAR 21s to be issued to India s special forces personnel 47 where its ergonomics reliability in heat and sand might give them an edge at close quarters and employment from inside vehicles By 2005 IMI had supplied 350 400 TAR 21s to India s northern Special Frontier Force SFF These were subsequently declared to be operationally unsatisfactory The required changes have since been made and tests in Israel during 2006 went well clearing the contracted consignment for delivery The TAR 21 has now entered operational service even as India gears up for a larger competition that could feature a 9 mm X95 version 48 There was an attempt to create an Indian version of the Tavor under license known as Zittara which was not adopted and it was made with a few prototypes from OFB 4 The new Tavor X95s have a modified single piece stock and new sights as well as Turkish made MKEK T 40 40 mm under barrel grenade launchers 48 5 500 have been recently inducted and more rifles are being ordered 49 A consignment of over 500 Tavor bullpup assault rifles and another 30 Galil sniper rifles worth over 150 million US 2 0 million and 20 million US 260 000 respectively was delivered to the MARCOS Marine Commandos in December 2010 50 In 2016 IWI announced that it was establishing a 49 51 joint venture with Punj Lloyd in India in order manufacture rifle components in India 51 Indonesia Used by BRIMOB Police Special Forces 52 Ivory Coast Used by Ivorian Special Forces 40 Israel See Trials and Use in Israel Kenya 40 Mexico In service with the Ministry of Public Security since 2011 53 Mongolia Special forces 54 Morocco General Directorate for National Security equipped with the Tavor X95 The first Arab or North African country to use the Tavor publicly 55 Nigeria The State Security Service employ it as the primary assault rifle for their close protection and tactical units replacing the Uzi 56 Adopted by the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force Regiment as their main assault rifle 57 North Macedonia Used by Rapid Deployment Unit Tar 21 and Special Anti terrorist Unit Tiger Tavor x95 58 Peru 42 Philippines Small quantities in use by special units of the Philippine Marines 59 and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 60 and one PNP SWAT team in Pasig 61 Portugal Small quantities of the TAR 21 are in use by field and intervention units of the Policia Judiciaria like hostage negotiation teams and investigators who usually work alongside other dedicated law enforcement intervention units the Special Operations Group GOE and the National Republican Guard s Special Operations Company COE these weapons were initially intended to equip a new unit under the command of the Policia Judiciaria resembling the GOE The TAR 21 also participated in the competition for the new service rifle for the three branches of the Portuguese Armed Forces and the Police Special Operations Group GOE a bid that also included the local production of the TAR 21 in Portugal However the TAR 21 was excluded from the shortlist The competition has meanwhile been annulled after the other contenders and both political and defense critics accused the competition of favoring the Heckler amp Koch G36 62 63 Rwanda 64 Senegal Issued to the Special Forces of Senegal Army 65 Thailand To replace 66 some of its current inventory of M16A1 assault rifles The Royal Thai Army purchased three batches of TAR 21 bullpup assault rifles for US 27 77 million THB 946 99 million 67 and approved delivery of a fourth batch with total number of 13 868 rifles at US 27 777 604 US THB 964 993 963 at the exchange rate of 34 74 THB USD on 15 September 2009 bringing the total to more than 76 000 TAR 21s 68 Turkey Used by Special Forces Command in executive protection role 69 70 Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko then head of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine announced on October 1 2008 that Israel Weapon Industries and the Ukrainian research and production company RPC Fort would jointly manufacture Tavor bullpup assault rifles to enter service with special Ukrainian military and police units 71 72 RPC Fort had displayed working samples of Tavors chambered in 5 45 39mm cartridge with Milkor 40mm UBGL grenade launchers to showcase to Ukrainian security forces officers as a means of convincing them to buy Ukrainian made Tavors for special forces units 73 In December 2009 a resolution was adopted to purchase the Fort 221 chambered in 5 45x39 for Ukrainian intelligence border guard agencies purchased in small numbers 74 It was subsequently adopted in 2014 for Ukrainian military and police forces also in 5 45 caliber 74 United States In August 2013 IWI US announced that the Pennsylvania Capitol Police had adopted the Tavor SAR a variant specifically designed for the U S market 75 In July 2014 it was announced that the Lakewood New Jersey Police Department would begin to adopt the Tavor SAR after the weapon met the demands and requirements of the Lakewood PD for reliability ease of maintenance durability and accuracy 76 The Hidalgo County Sheriff s Office in Texas operate Tavor SAR 77 Uruguay On 13 October 2021 it was reported that the Uruguayan Ministry of the Interior acquired some 200 Tavor X 95s manufactured by IWI for the Uruguayan National Republican Guard Directorate Training was carried out by an instructor from IWI brought especially to Uruguay for that purpose The Uruguayan police also purchased thousands of Tavor rifles from IWI 78 Vietnam From 2012 the TAR 21 entered service in special units of the Vietnamese Army equipping special forces naval infantries and navy personnel 79 Zambia Used by the Zambian Army Special Forces Group 80 See also EditIWI Tavor X95 IWI Tavor 7 IWI Tavor TS12References Edit a b c d Future Weapons by Kevin Dockery Penguin 2007 Peri Dinakar 4 May 2017 Punj Lloyd IWI of Israel make small arms in India The Hindu Archived from the original on 2017 05 04 Retrieved 2018 01 17 a b c Modern Firearms TAR 21 assault rifle Archived 2004 10 12 at the Wayback Machine World guns ru Retrieved on 2010 08 31 a b Tavor in India Israeli Assault Rifle s Journey and Prospects in India 16 December 2017 Archived from the original on 2017 12 22 Retrieved 2017 12 19 a b c Decidedly Different The IWI Tavor 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