The Tavor is made by Israeli Weapons Industries (IWI). In its military configuration it has now replaced the M-16 in front line Israeli military units. This weapon can be switch from left to right hand operation with the addition of a switchover kit. It can also be adapted easily to fire 9mm or 5.45 X 39 cartridges.
The weapon comes with a chrome-moly-vanadium barrel and a chrome plated bore. It has a rail on top for mounting various sight options and a rail down the right side as well. The non-reciprocating charging handle is mounted on the left. The weapon uses AR magazines.
Unfortunately the sample Gun Test Magazine tested had a very poor trigger, which is not uncommon with the bullpup design due to the linkage length. It was 11.75 pounds. The trigger pull can be reduced fairly easily, but doing so voids the warranty.
The weapon is very ergonomic. The main body is a single polymer unit. IWI is manufacturing the civilian sales unit in this country. It comes with a 16.5″ barrel and has an overall length of 26.2″. It uses a 1 in 7 twist barrel so it should stabilize heavier bullets well. If you like 40 grain bullets, this weapon will not shoot them accurately. The overall height is about 12″, depending on what you use in the way of sights. It weighs about 10 pounds loaded, depending on what sights you hang on it. Now for the bad news, the going price is about $2,000. It is, never the less, reputed to be a fine weapon.