Gear Head Works posted this on Facebook.

How about a SBR X95? Is this short enough? It will be 17.75″ when it gets the original slim butt from IWI. About a 9″ barrel. Custom machined forearm, trigger gaurd and IDF Tavor gas tube with an IDF Meprolight. Of course the Meprolight USA wears a Homeland Guns WOR kit. It has a Primary Weapons Systems CQB muzzle device. Obviously the Magpul Industries Corp. MS4 sling is clipped into our Patented FLEx swivel!

There are quite a few people who want the IDF Tavor X95 which is shorter than the US release X95. I believe it has a 13″ barrel and it has a different hand guard. I do not understand the attraction to having a Tavor cut down. Due to the bullpup design the amount of gun that sticks out is actually not a whole lot. Hence the beauty of the bullpup design. No need to sacrifice barrel length for a short overall length.

Now the Gear Head Works is even shorter than the IDF X95. There is almost nothing to hold onto. There is just enough picatinny rail for a forward vertical grip.

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Here is the X95 SBR compared to other short barreled guns and a factory X95 for comparison.

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I could see a short SBR X95 chambered in 9mm being somewhat intriguing with a suppressor.



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  • Sgt. Stedenko

    That’s just fugly.
    Probably makes mall ninjas panties all moist

    • Kyle

      HA! My first thought was, “DAMN! That is one ugly rifle.”

    • Anonymoose

      The X95 is already fugly. This thing is just plain disgusting.

      • Major Tom

        It’s an aberration of firearms nature! The original Tavor was sexy, the X95 a bit anorexic looking but an acquired taste, this…this is but a skeleton trying to claim it has more than just thin skin.

    • Redeemable for a ton of NinjaBux™ though.

    • Laionidas

      Also, it’s going muzzle-up even without recoil. That things is just so butt-heavy.

  • iksnilol

    I like it. Would be very useful in 300 BLK. I mean, it’s the same length as a P90 but with better range and whatnot.

    • noob

      hmm I wonder if the X95 sbr can take > 50rd coffin or drum mags reliably?

      at that point P90 is outclassed in every department besides weight and ease of disassembly

      • iksnilol

        It can take the Surefire 60 rounders as far as I know.

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        It could probably take the Magpul D60.

    • mig1nc

      Yeah, I mean Blk was designed for 9″ barrels so. Why not? Just needs a suppressor and an extended handguard over it.

      Maybe he’s waiting for IWI to release the .300Blk conversions and just wanted to get his tax stamp in 🙂

      • iksnilol

        Even without the suppressor, it oughta be useful.

        Would be really nice for wolf hunting. Those suckers are fast and demand sometihng light (and more importantly) short.

    • valorius

      Id rather have the P90.

      • iksnilol

        Honestly, why?

        • valorius

          Literally no recoil whatsoever….and a huge magazine capacity.

          I’m a big fan of the 5.7x28mm round.

          • Sunshine_Shooter

            I bet if you put a decent brake on it then the recoil difference would be negligible. Price per round would remain as they are now. Use Magpul D60 drums in the X95 and even capacity evens out. At that point it becomes a very expensive tie.

          • valorius

            I have to point out that a muzzle brake on a 5.56mm with a barrel that short and close to your face, firing it indoors for home defense, you will be …RINGGGGG…WhAT? DID yOu SAy SOmeTHING?!!?!? Whaaa?

            😀

          • Sunshine_Shooter

            Any gun, any barrel length indoors without good hearing protection will produce significant permanent hearing loss. What’s your point?

          • valorius

            There are degree’s of BOOM…..ahhhhh…WhaT tHe HelL, I CANt HeaR yoU!!!!

          • Paul Reavis

            The PWS CQB was chosen specifically for this. It is very effective taming short barrel muzzle blast and directing it forward.

          • valorius

            WhAt?!? 😀

          • Jeffrey Szabo

            Me too. Major Nadal killed , what, 12 people and wounded dozens more, at Ft. Hood, with a FiveseveN. And people keep saying it has no stopping power!? I’d say that shows that it does, and it flies better out of a PS90!

          • valorius

            Sadly, the FiveSeveN performed extremely well at Fort Hood. :-/

    • Paul Reavis

      We already did one in 300blk and that was the end goal. But we had this 5.56 barrel and figured why not see if it works?

      • iksnilol

        How did the 300 BLK one work out?

        Any chance of a review? 😛

        • Paul Reavis

          It recently went on a hog hunt where it performed great. Still needs a little tuning though. We aren’t showing it yet because there is more to it.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    If that barrel gets any shorter its gonna shoot backwards.

    • ostiariusalpha

      “If I hold you any closer, I’ll be in back of ya’!”

      • TheNotoriousIUD

  • Ken

    Can be that sold as a pistol?

    • noob

      depends on whether it is designed for you to put your shoulder on the shoulder thing that goes up

    • iksnilol

      If they made it without the buttpad, yeah.

    • Paul Reavis

      No. It started life as a rifle so it will always be a rifle or a ‘weapon made from a rifle’. But never a pistol. We would have to start with virgin receivers and make it without anything the ATF would consider a butt plate to be even considered by them for a determination as a pistol.

      • Ken

        I meant that configuration, not that gun.

  • LCON

    Only reason to cut it back that far is to mount a can on her.

    • Xtorin O’hern

      no, its already too short lol

  • William Elliott

    I want one the shortest length you can cut back and still interface with the OSS suppressor [the Gen 4 that was designed to work with the Tavor].
    Either that or an “integral” suppressor that brings it back up to legal length…so only one stamp.

    • Nicholas C

      Yeah, that I could get behind.

    • Paul Reavis

      We have one of those Tavor OSS cans in house and are using it to help develop this concept gun further.

  • Martin Grønsdal

    one question; won’t that tactical lamp be destroyed by the gasses, being that close to the flash hider?

    • Xtorin O’hern

      ahhhhh, nope, that flash hider espells the gasses in front of the flashlight

    • valorius

      I’m thinking you would see a greatly diminished service life.

  • Gary Kirk

    Damn, just remove the entire barrel, manually cycle, and let the op spring launch the whole cartridge at the target… At least then you could pick them up and reuse the ammo in a real rifle…

    • Anonymoose

      65% more bullet, per bullet!

      • Xtorin O’hern

        i wish i could up-vote your comment about 100 more times

  • vwVwwVwv

    i literaly can see someon grabing in front of the barel.
    for specialised vehicle crews may be?

    • noob

      or people with only one hand

      • vwVwwVwv

        oh sorry, didnt i didnt intend ofending onhanded people.
        have i?

        ah ok, i take two, if i get such instruktor in the pacage…..
        https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b0/f6/fb/b0f6fbced0a53ffb0284531efb37aa6f.jpg

        • Phillip Cooper

          So, uh.. .does the IDF take 45 year old men?
          … and does she have Daddy issues?

          • vwVwwVwv

            i hope and i hope they are tripples cuz i want two.

        • hankypanky

          She sure has a nice boots…

          • vwVwwVwv

            i make jokes, its just a recrut, may be around 20, my daughter serves
            currently and my son, i met my whife in such an uniform
            with a M16 than, its a waste of time
            talent and sometimes
            life.

            the boots are wow….

      • Phillip Cooper

        Or people soon to have only one hand….
        Cue the wierdos that want to become handicapped….

    • iksnilol

      How would you grab the front of the barrel without grabbing the muzzle (and presumably getting shot or getting your hand burned)?

  • Perfect for messenger bag carry.

  • chris lynch

    dumbest looking SBR on earth

  • tony

    That foregrip better be on tight 🙂

  • El Duderino

    M60 barrel change mitt for the off hand not included.

  • vwVwwVwv

    are they made for his new movie, replaceing the uzi with tavor?
    http://contact-kalia.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/158/2015/07/ChuckNorrisUzis.jpg

    • Phillip Cooper

      Those aren’t Uzis.

      • iksnilol

        Yeah they are. Micro Uzis.

        Even IMFDB agrees with me: http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Invasion_USA#Micro_Uzi

        • Phillip Cooper

          Hmm, always thought they were MAC10s. My mistake.

          • vwVwwVwv

            befor cuck tuched them they were MAC 10’s but when he grabd them
            they turn Uzi’s….

            he lately caught all pokemons in less than a minute.

  • Avery

    Feels like reinventing the wheel. The MTAR prototype looked super-short, but while having a 13″ barrel. Adjusting the angle of the foregrip trigger guard would allow for a shorter barrel. It feels like someone could make a better custom fore-end with an integrated foregrip/trigger guard setup and come up with something similar to that original MTAR design.

    • Paul Reavis

      This was the inspiration for this build.

  • DanGoodShot

    Looks like a tight trigger gaurd. So no gloved hands.

  • Padmmegh Ambrela

    It looks cool but I want to see the opposite end of the spectrum how long of a barrel can be fitted in a bullpup configuration before it losses its advantage over conventional configuration.

    • Twilight sparkle

      Well 25 inches seems a bit long…

  • Sermon 7.62

    Best ergonomics!

  • valorius

    Yep, definitely want the muzzle blast 4″ from my face….

  • Martin Grønsdal

    There is some potential in an aftermarket handgrip that incorporates a large trigger guard (glove guard), that will also function as the front grip and a torch far away from the muzzle brake.

  • Phillip Cooper

    No thank you.
    “I just shot my hand with my SBR Tavor” report in 3, 2, 1……

  • Sunshine_Shooter

    Step 1: Cut X95 super short
    Step 2: Rechamber for .300BLK
    Step 3: Integral suppressor
    Step 4: Make all the money

    • Paul Reavis

      Pretty much 😉

  • B-Sabre

    Never mind….

  • vwVwwVwv

    i think they invent such guns cuz tthey look cool on your girlfriend.
    the IDF is the bigest matchmaker in israel, no yokes,
    and in a uniform with such a gun they
    look twice as good.

  • vwVwwVwv

    and dont make yokes!
    http://www.cjnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/one.gif
    this guy is my hero

  • Paul Reavis

    Hey guys, I own Gear Head Works and built this gun. This is actually the second one that we did but the first one we finished to this level. Both guns were experimental projects for future products. But we thought this one came out pretty cool and decided to post it publicly. In case you aren’t familiar with us and out Tavor history, we made the first 300blk Tavor over 2 years ago. It cycles subs and supers fine. We also did a 40 S&W one in a shorty similar to this. There is a picture we posted of this gun with a 9mm can and mag in it on our Facebook page too. It is just down in the comments. With an Omega 9k, it is still shorter than a full size X95.