3D Animation Showing How IWI Tavor X95 Rifle Works

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Great Animation of IWI Tavor X95 Rifle’s Action by 45Snipers

A YouTube channel called 45Snipers has published a video showing a very detailed 3D model of the IWI Tavor X95 rifle and demonstrating how different parts and assemblies of that weapon work. The animation starts with stripping the rifle down to the firing pin then adding the parts and naming them and then it goes on showing how the action and controls of this weapon system work. You can find the mentioned video embedded below.

If you ever wondered how does the cutout on the bolt works with the horizontal camming pin or why do the hammers of these rifles have a fork-shaped design, then you have probably found the answers by watching the video. It is especially interesting to observe the linkage mechanisms and general design of different controls such as the magazine release button and safety selector lever. The animation of the trigger mechanism is also well executed showing how the hammer transitions between the primary and secondary sears.

3D Animation Showing How IWI Tavor X95 Rifle Works (2)

Such animations are not only useful for firearms enthusiasts with an advanced level of knowledge to understand some nuances of the mechanism that are hard to imagine if you don’t have the actual rifle, but they are also a great way to teach people who are new to firearms by visually demonstrating the work of different parts, assemblies and the system in general. That being said, I think people behind this YouTube channel or folks who created the World of Guns: Gun Disassembly do an extremely important work in terms of providing a visual educational information.

3D Animation Showing How IWI Tavor X95 Rifle Works (1)

What do you think about this animation? Is it precisely done or did you find something that didn’t match the exact construction of your X95? Did you find anything interesting in this animation that you always wondered about? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Images are screenshots from the 45Snipers video

Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at Hrachya@TheFirearmBlog.com

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  • Noob Noob on Sep 24, 2018

    I was thinking about telescoped bolt, open bolt guns like the uzi -- is there any reason to have the sear engagement at the ejection port? Could you have just as good (or bad) of a trigger on an uzi if you moved the fire control group to a sear engagement at the front of the bolt and bullpupped it?

    A lot of the angst in a bullpup centers around solving two mechanical problems to get your sweet sweet extra barrel length - the feed/ejection and the trigger feel. The open bolt telescoped bolt could solve the trigger feel because your sear is up at the pistol grip and the connection to the fixed firing pin is the length of the telescoped bolt itself.

    You could solve the feed ejection issue by doing downward ejection like the Kel-Tec RDB does - the bolt is free to recoil in the receiver past the magazine carrying the spent case with it until it hits a MAC11 style ejection rod which chucks the case out downwards out of an aperture behind the magazine. Then the bolt returns forward to catch on the sear up a at the pistol grip in the forend, stopping in the open bolt position behind the magazine just before stripping the next round from the bullpupped magazine in the stock. This would have the disconcerting side effect of being able to look up through the downward ejection port in the stock to see the headstamps of the next rounds in the magazine with the bolt face a about a half inch away from them, so the bolt can accelerate enough to strip and fire the next round when the trigger pulls the sear up in the foregrip down at the other end of the telescoped bolt.

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    • Ostiariusalpha Ostiariusalpha on Sep 28, 2018

      @noob The end of the PDR was probably due to a lack of interest from manufacturers, and Magpul putting it on the back burner to pursue more immediately profitable projects; which seems to have worked out just fine for them. As far as I know, the gun still needed a lot of tweaking before they would even have a functioning prototype (compare the long development time of the MDR, for instance).

  • Capn Jack Capn Jack on Sep 25, 2018

    WOW !! A lot of stuff going on there. I would hate to have to bet my life that it would all still be working after a couple of weeks in the field.
    Other than that...A great animation.

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