Select Fire Tavor X95 Appears in Canada


    Also known as the Micro-Tavor, the compact bullpup currently in use with the IDF has made an appearance in North America.

    Canadian company Marstar has tested both the CTAR21 and the X95 on their private range.

    Unfortunately, this does not mean the Tavor X95 is any closer to civilian sales in Canada or the US. Select fire guns in Canada are prohibited, and new automatic firearms can generally only be purchased by a few licensed businesses.

    Marstar has an established history importing guns for military and law enforcement sales, and presumably these two rifles were brought in as samples for a similar role.

    Nonetheless, this is the first time I’ve ever seen a functioning X95 on North American soil.

    The X95 and Tavor apparently share numerous parts, including the trigger pack, bolt, and receiver insert.

    Visually, the front handguard and barrel are noticeably shorter. The X95 does not look like a SAR-21 at all. Mechanically, the charging handle and magazine release are much closer to the pistol grip.

    X95 rifles are available in several calibers outside of the .223/5.56 standard. Notably, a 9mm submachine gun and a Ukranian produced 5.45×39 caliber version. The X95 is even smaller than the CTAR rifle, and is generally seen with a 14″ barrel.

    Tavor X95 & CTAR21 side by side

    Edward O

    Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.