[SHOT 2023] The IWI Carmel Rifle is Coming to the USA

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    In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show Coverage, James Reeves is at IWI to discuss the Carmel rifle, which is coming to the USA in 2023, according to IWI (note that specs will vary form the Israeli and US models):

    “The IWI CARMEL is a combat proven innovative weapon system, built to be durable and robust. Made of superior steel, aviation grade aluminum and high strength impact modified polymer for outstanding performance in all environmental conditions.

    The rifle has a rotating bolt system ensuring maximum safety for the user. IWI CARMEL can be easily customized, depending on the operational needs, military or law enforcement tasks – vehicle patrol, CQB, under cover missions, short and medium combat engagement, diverse police operations, VIP protection, and more.

    IWI CARMEL is a fully ambidextrous platform, equipped with mil standard 1913 Picatinny rails on all sides to allow 100% compatibility with any available sights, devices or accessories.

    Short-stroke gas piston
    2 position gas regulator
    Hammer-forged, chrome-lined, free-floating barrel, for enhanced accuracy & prolonged life cycle
    Hard-anodized monolithic aluminum MIL-STD 1913 Rail
    The rifle is equipped with a significantly efficient jump compensator for better shooter stability
    MIL-STD 1913 accessory rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions

    Designed for minimum operator and armorer level maintenance, thus reducing costs
    100% interchangeability, reducing the overall costs of the system
    All the metal parts of the weapon are corrosion resistant
    Body built of high strength impact modified polymer
    Quick detachable barrel can be swiftly replaced
    Uses any NATO MIL STD 5.56 Steel, aluminum or polymer magazines

    Foldable & Retractable folding polymer stock – the weapon can be fired with folded stock
    Adjustable cheek-rest
    Highly ergonomic pistol grip
    Fully Ambidextrous weapon: Safety Lever, Magazine Release, Bolt Catch, Non reciprocating Charging handle
    that can be easily changed from side to side within seconds by the user
    Enlarged trigger guard for easier access for glove use
    3 points of sling attachments QD or Cord
    4 different barrel lengths: 10.5” ,12” ,14.5” ,16”

    Caliber: 5.56X45mm
    Rifling: 6 RH Grooves, 1:7″ twist
    Barrel length (mm) : 292 (11.5″)
    Total length, butt folded (mm): 721
    Total length(mm): 806
    Weight (approx. Kg.) (w/o magazine): 3.3
    Rate of fire (approx. Rd./min): 700~1000”

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    James Reeves

    • NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
    Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
    • TFBTV Executive Producer
    • Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
    • Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
    • GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
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