Tavor Switchback charging handle

    Manticore Arms is coming out with a folding charging handle for the Tavor rifle in mid November. MSRP will be $75, and it has the option of being installed on either side of the Tavor, in addition to having both sides and thus making it truly ambidextrous. Manticore began the company’s product line with a folding AUG charging handle back when they first started, so this is certainly coming full circle by introducing a folding Tavor version.

    The Tavor Switchback is a folding charging handle that will work on either side of the Tavor.  The handle is folded out by hand, pulled back comfortably with two fingers, and then released.  The force of the handle going forward will cause it to flip forward, i.e. “switch back”  to the stowage position and lock there via a spring loaded detent and small tab on the handle.
    The Tavor Switchback is made of 6061 aluminum that is anodized black, and consists of an inner lug and rod assembly and an out handle assemble which are attached by two screws.  The Tavor Switchback not only can be mounted on either side of the Tavor but with a small modification to the inner plastic gas cover it is possible to run two handles on the rifle at the same time.


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