IWI Tavor X95 in 5.45x39mm

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

A couple of days ago I reported that RPC Fort was manufacturing Tavor rifles under license chambered in 5.45x39mm. Israel Weapon Industries, the designers of the Tavor, have since announced that they too are manufacturing Tavor X95 rifles chambered in 5.45x39mm.

From the press release …

The new conversion kit was developed for the very successful X95 – which can be used as an Assault Rifle, Carbine, or Submachine Gun (SMG) with an effective range of 150m for 9mm caliber configuration. It enables the X95 to be operated worldwide, due to its compatibility with both western and eastern ammunition, thus saving training time, spare parts, and overall costs. The new kit has already been armament and operationally tested in extreme conditions including dust, water, heat, and cold (- 60⁰C) – as well as for shooting accuracy – passing all tests with remarkable success.

[ Many thanks to REMOV for the tip. ]

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • TV-PressPass TV-PressPass on Oct 19, 2012

    I'd like to be able to shoot my Tavor more. 5.45x39 would be much cheaper than my 5.56 version! Although I shoot a fair bit right now:


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    • Ripley Ripley on Oct 20, 2012

      @Ripley Thanks for the answer.
      I'm mostly skeptical about the small space in front of the trigger. Much smaller than on an m4, ak74 or sa80. But I realize now how great for full mittens the large trigger/handguard is. Looks like a great gun and even better with the x95 modifications. Ukraine probably knows what they want ;)

  • Bob Z Moose Bob Z Moose on Oct 19, 2012

    The headline is missing "for Canadians"