What is the Best Bullpup? AUG vs. Tavor vs. Hellion

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves compares three of the most popular bullpup rifles on the market today: the Austrian Steyr AUG, the Israeli IWI Tavor X95, and the Croatian HS Produkt VHS-2 (aka the Springfield Hellion). Which of these guns is the best bullpup? Check out this vid for the answer.

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Israel Ministry of Defense Orders More IWI X95 Micro Tavors for IDF

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has contracted with Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) for an unspecified number of X95 bullpup rifles. The announcement from IWI explains that the contract will see ‘additional thousands’ of Micro Tavors supplied for the Israeli Defense Force’s infantry brigades.

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Ukraine's Tavors

Two bullpup rifles have been frequently seen during the war in Ukraine. The Ukrainian designed and produced IPI Vulcan, a bullpup based on the AK platform and Fort-22 series Tavor. The Fort-22 series Tavors originates from Israel’s IWI. Introduced in the early 2000s the IWI Tavor has been purchased and seen service with militaries around the world. Ukraine’s Tavors were offered by RPC Fort or State Research and Production Association “Fort” of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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3 Panther Products X95 TG-C Grip: Cutlass Crossed With Pistol Grip

If you are an IWI X95 owner you know that there is a factory pistol grip option. I wrote a review on this factory pistol grip a while back. Well, almost six years later the pistol grip is still hard to get. Six years ago, 3D printing was not as it is now. Now you have companies pumping out their own parts using multi-jet fusion 3D printing and they are strong and robust. 3 Panther Products is such a company and have made their own TG-C Grip for the Tavor X95.

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IDF Are NOT Replacing the Tavor

Last week a number of Israeli news outlets reported that the Israeli Defense Forces had made the decision to replace the Tavor bullpup rifle in service with the M4 Carbine. The IDF have now confirmed that this isn’t the case.

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POTD: Nigerian Navy Sailors with IWI Tavors

Photo Of The Day and we have a cool picture above of Nigerian Navy sailors that participate in a visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) exercise aboard the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) earlier in August 2021. As you can see, they are using the Israeli Tavor bullpup rifle, which is designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). These barrels look really short, so I’m guessing they are using the Tavor CTAR Integral, with Mepro  21 day-night self-illuminated reflex sights.

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Manticore Arms X95 Optimus Polymer Forend

Accessories for the IWI X95 are rather limited. A lot of them are made by Manticore Arms. Well, Sven Jonsson, owner of Manticore Arms, has just released his X95 Optimus polymer forend. It is an extended handguard for your IWI X95 rifle.

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IWI's Arad and Carmel Rifles to be Produced in India

IWI’s joint venture with India’s Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems could be set to produce the ARAD and CARMEL rifles alongside the Tavor X95 already announced. The ARAD was unveiled in September 2019 while details of the the CARMEL emerged in July 2018. The ARAD is a gas-operated rifle in a conventional AR-pattern configuration while the CARMEL is arguably more futuristic with a polymer chassis but using the same short-stroke gas piston and rotating multi-lug bolt.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #13: Jeremy Gresham From IWI

Welcome back to another episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast where we take a behind-the-scenes look at the firearms industry. Today we talk with Jeremy Gresham, Director of Sales and Marketing at Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). Jeremy and IWI have been our friends and partners for a number of years, trusting us to give input on product refinement during reviews like the TS12 shotgun. Enjoy the listen.

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Featured Deals of the Quarantine – 5/8/20

Welcome back folks to another Featured Deals of the Quarantine. As always please feel free to leave me a comment if you want me to hunt down something you’ve been looking for but can’t find. Without any further ado, let’s get to the deals.

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POTD: Cutaway IWI Tavor

One of the coolest things at IWI’s 2020 SHOT Show booth wasn’t a new gun, like the IWI Zion or their very cool bullpup shotgun, but something a little older, something that couldn’t even fire a shot if it wanted to -an instructional cutaway of a Tavor SAR.

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Featured Deals of the Week – 11/8/19

Hello again everyone. It’s that time of the week again, it’s deal time. But it’s also a very special week for me because this week (or well really last week but who’s counting) marks my 1-year anniversary of starting writing here at TFB.

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Israel's New Battle Rifle From IWI: The Carmel

The 5.56x45mm Carmel was introduced recently by IWI Israel. We haven’t really gotten a chance to get our hands on one until now when we caught up to IWI in Tel Aviv, Israel. No word yet on whether or not the rifle would be introduced to the U.S. commercial market but it does look like IWI wants to market it for the international export marketplace with military users.

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IWI – An AR-15 Challenger?

Now don’t get me wrong. The AR-15 is an amazing platform and I own several. I love how ergonomic and modular the rifles are along with the availability of parts in the market. I have been trying to get away from the AR-15 control system and look at new options because it’s never bad to look at your options.

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[SHOT 2019] IWI-USA Explains Delays on Tavor 7 and TS12

Many of us have been long awaiting the arrival and debut of the 7.62mm Tavor 7 and the 12 gauge TS12. Unfortunately there have been a few setbacks in getting the small arms in from Israel. In the case of the Tavor 7 the reason is that the rifle itself is a 4 MOA gun, something that the U.S. sales reps knew wouldn’t be a good fit for the U.S. market. Thus, IWI in Israel is redoing the rifle in order to make it a 1 MOA rifle, suitable for an acceptable standard of accuracy in the United States.

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