If you ever wanted to buy a Tavor SAR bullpup now is the time to act. IWI US is phasing out the SAR for the X95.
I’m sure the decision makes perfect business sense, but I also know that many prefer the SAR over the X95.
If you own a SAR, before you ask, IWI US have said that they will keep spares and support for the future so no need to worry.
I have an O.D. Green Tavor SAR with a 16″ barrel. While it doesn’t get the range time it deserves I am now going to hold on it a bit tighter, it might become some kind of a Unicorn. It’s not a seller anyway, and most likely the only bullpup I’ll ever own.
From the IWI US Press Release:
Harrisburg, Pa. (September 2017) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announced today that they will be phasing out the original TAVOR® SAR from their product line.
The TAVOR SAR revolutionized the market for bullpup carbines in the US when it was first introduced in 2013. When the “next generation” TAVOR® X95™ was released in 2016, sales of the original SAR declined as consumers willingly embraced the improvements and upgrades in the X95.
“The market has spoken and it prefers the TAVOR X95”, said Michael Kassnar, VP of Sales & Marketing for IWI US. “We will phase out TAVOR SAR production over the next few months and concentrate on our X95, along with our recently announced TAVOR 7, for the future.”
If you’re interested in the new Tavor X95, this will be of interest as a quick guideline.
The TAVOR X95 is available in 5.56 in 16.5” barrel for right and left handed shooters, and an 18.5” barrel (also available for restricted states), 9mm with a 17” barrel and the new .300 Blackout version. Conversion kits in 9mm and the new .300 Blackout are also available and color finishes include Black, Flat Dark Earth and OD Green. MSRP is $1,999.00 (.300 BLK is $2,049.00).
I’m sure the new Tavor 7 in 7,62 NATO will be a success as well. I hope to see it (and hopefully test it) at SHOT Show 2018. You can read more about the Tavor 7 here.
For more information please check IWI USA’s Blog: https://iwi.us/blog/