Tavor Switchback charging handle

by Miles

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.

Infantry Marine, based in the Midwest. Specifically interested in small arms history, development, and usage within the MENA region and Central Asia. To that end, I run Silah Report, a website dedicated to analyzing small arms history and news out of MENA and Central Asia.Please feel free to get in touch with me about something I can add to a post, an error I've made, or if you just want to talk guns. I can be reached at miles@tfb.tv

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  • Rick5555 Rick5555 on Nov 02, 2015

    Miles, your first two sentences are run on sentences. Use a period every so often,

    • Hikerguy Hikerguy on Nov 02, 2015

      @Rick5555 How would you edit and revise this? Just curious.

  • John John on Nov 02, 2015

    It's an interesting design. But I keep wondering if they're overdoing it. Put a couple of solid squares of metal or heavy plastic on each side, screw them in, and it's virtually flawless for what it does. No snagging, no breaking, no worry about the springs failing or anything.