Tavor rifle performing well

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The IDF report that the Tavor rifle performed well in the recent Gaza conflict Operation Cast Lead. Earlier problems with the rifle jamming have been resolved, Israeli National News reports:

The IDF has completed its study of the weapon’s performance in the Gaza fighting and a report will be handed in to the Chief Infantry and Paratroopers Officer, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Buchner, and to OC Ground Forces Command, Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrachi, within the next few weeks.

The weapon is not expected to undergo any upgrading in the near future because the Ground Forces Command found nothing to improve in it, IDF journal Bamachaneh reported. I.W.I., which manufactures the weapon, asked the IDF for feedback on the weapon’s performance, but “the answer we got was that the weapon is excellent and there is nothing to fix,” I.W.I. Director Uri Amit said.

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IMI Tavor TAR-21. From Wikipedia.
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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Crisara722 Crisara722 on Apr 15, 2011

    I this rifle has performed exelent in the colombian especial forces, they had been used in extreme condition without any important issue, and they are more likely to remplace the m4 and m16a4 rifles in service for fast assaults than the new galil ace, this rifle has everything a solider (well at least a colombian commando) wants,reliability, ligth weitgh, accuracy, short length, good stoping power and range.

  • Johnsmith9875 Johnsmith9875 on May 26, 2013

    The USA needs to adopt this weapon and ditch the M-16. Even the Russians have abandoned the AK-47. Old guns are old.

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