Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #319

Today's gun pr0n comes to us courtesy of Formynder:

Yes, that really is one of the new IWI Tavors. In real life. Not vaporware. In stores for purchase. Really!

I'll let Formynder tell you about it:
16 inch barrel version. My first experience with a bullpup. I love it. The trigger is a little mushy, but I understand that is just how bullpups are due to having a trigger linkage. Feels kind of like the M16s I had in basic, the ones we joked about being left over from Vietnam. 

That being said, it's fun to shoot, just not as crisp as my RRA AR.

I first grew enamored with Israeli weapons when I got my Baby Eagle, still one of my favorite pistols.
He sent in a picture of the Baby Eagle, but I'm going to save that for another Gun pic. Funny story regarding arms from Israel. The other night, TheBoy started asking me about firearms while he played Call of Duty. Where they came from, who I thought made the best firearms, etc. He asked where the Uzi came from, and when I told him "Israel", he was surprised. Guess you just don't think of the birthplace of Jesus as being a hotbed of firearms production, but who knew?

All I know is I can't wait until their ban-compliant model comes out - I would love to try one of these for T&E!

That is all.


Mopar said...

Like I've said before, MA is now a better state for gun owners then CT. A bullpup a lefty can shoot, and it's too scary looking for me to own. :(

Formynder said...

They even come in extra-scary; the 18" ones have bayonet lugs.

Erin Palette said...

The IMI Tavor is also the preferred rifle of Princess Luna!

Randy said...

I have a Baby Eagle (.40), its actually my carry gun. All metal(except for the grips), if I run out of ammo I can beat someone to death with it!

Ken O said...

I have had a lust for a Galil for a long time.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Mopar -- I've wanted a Jericho 941 (I hate that "baby Eagle" name) since forever. Unless I can get a pre-ban used one, it ain't happening, not here in Massachusetts.

When I did basic training in the IDF in 1986, we used M-16s (mostly left over from 1973, I believe). Other units carried AK-47s (Israeli battles tended to capture a lot of them). I always thought it was funny that the best features of both were used to make the Galil -- a blending of East and West, as it were.

(And yeah, I want one of those too...)