Buy Tavor X95 online with no hassles from Ultimate Weapons Shop. The IWI X95 (formerly known as the Micro-Tavor, MTAR, or MTAR-21) is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle designed and produced by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) as part of the Tavor rifle family, along with the TAR-21 and the Tavor 7. IWI US offers the rifle in a semi-automatic only configuration as the ‘Buy Tavor X95‘.
In November 2009, the X95 was selected as the future standard issue weapon of the Israeli infantry. The IWI Tavor X95 semi-automatic is the American version of the IWI Tavor X95 military firearm.
IWI is Israeli Weapons Industries, so it’s perhaps no surprise that the 5.56 x 45 mm NATO IWI Tavor X95 bullpup semi-automatic rifle is named after Mount Tabor, a historic and holy 1,900-foot tall dome mountain in Israel. And yet ironically, considering the vast size of Mount Tabor, the IWI Tavor series are compact. Very compact. And this is what makes them so popular.
The IWI Tavor X95 is used by the Israeli Defense Force and armed forces in India, Angola, Columbia, Honduras, Morocco, Thailand, and elsewhere. It’s known for its ruggedness, reliability, and ease of use in confined quarters or from within vehicles.
That the IWI Tavor is a bullpup means the long-stroke gas piston action is behind the trigger, helping to account for the firearm’s compact length.
For the Israeli Defense Force and other militaries, this firearm has a selector permitting it to switch between full automatic mode and semi-automatic fire. But the US market IWI Tavor X95 is semi-automatic only. Complying with US laws, this X95 also has an elongated handguard and a thicker buttpad. The US X95 comes in seven flavors, each with its own minor variations.
Perhaps the most common version of the US market IWI Tavor X95 is model XB16. Its barrel is 16.5” long, and the gun measures a short 26.125” from front to back. The stock is reinforced polymer. The six grooves, chrome-lined, cold hammer-forged, CrMoV steel alloy barrel has a 1 to 7” twist. Fronting the muzzle is an integrated muzzle brake.
Not far behind the muzzle brake is a folding front blade sight with a tritium insert, and at back is an aperture rear sight. The X95 has a 5-6 lb. trigger pull. The mag release is ambidextrous.
The gun’s forearm features Picatinny rails at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions and the X95 comes standard with removable rail covers. The modular Tavor pistol grip can be swapped out with a standard pistol grip with a traditional trigger guard. The model X16 comes standard with a 30 round polymer magazine and only weighs 7.9 pounds.
The XB16L is the XB16 reconfigured for left-handers. The XB16-BLK model’s barrel is chambered for the significantly more powerful .300 AAC Blackout ammunition.
A short barrel version of the XB16 is available, and that’s the XB13 with a 13” long barrel. The forearm is a bit shorter than the XB16’s, but otherwise, the guns are about the same. Weight without the magazine is only 7.5 pounds.
Stepping up with considerably more power is the XB17-9, thus named in honor of its 9 x 19 mm Parabellum chambering. It retains the same overall length but has a 17” long four grove barrel with a 1 to 10” twist and a 32 round magazine.
The XB18 has the same 5.56 x 45 mm chambering as the XB16, but it also features an 18.5” long barrel and a correspondingly longer 28.12” overall length.
The most potent of the 5.56 x 45 mm chambered guns are the XB18RS (Restricted State). It has the XB18’s 18.5” long barrel, but a 30.5” overall length, a muzzle brake, and a 10-round magazine. Weight climbs a tad to 8.0 pounds. This gun has optional 9 x 19 mm and .300 AAC Blackout conversion kits.
Buy Tavor X95 from us because the X-95 shares a lot of the same features as the original SAR-16. It is still a bullpup with a long-stroke pistol-type operating system. It still uses any Mil-Spec AR-type magazine and fires from the same length, relatively quick-change removable barrel. It is still completely ambidextrous. It even shares much the same look and feels like the original Tavor. As with the original Tavor, it is also caliber-convertible with conversions for both 9mm and .300BLK and more may be possible on the way. But there are a few major differences or maybe a better term would be “improvements.”
First of all the trigger pull on the X-95 has seen a big improvement. It has been dropped from the 8 to 10-pound trigger pull on the original Tavor down to between 5 and 6 pounds. It also has a fairly nice break to it. It is altogether a nicer trigger that enhances the accuracy that can be achieved with this rifle. Another complaint that has been addressed is the location of the magazine release. On the new X95, the ambidextrous magazine release is located above and slightly ahead of the trigger, much as is the location of an AR-15 or M-4 trigger. Now users trained on these types of rifles can switch to the new X95 knowing that the fire controls are in the positions that they are used to.
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Probably the only complaint that this author had with the 1st generation Tavor was the lack of forearm rails for adding lights, lasers, or foregrips. On the first Tavor, the only option that was available was a proprietary short section of Picatinny rail that could be bolted to the original forearm. The rail section was machined on a slant to match the contour of the forearm and because of this, regular rail sections could not be used. In order to add rails to the side of the gun, the forearm had to be exchanged for a completely different aftermarket one, and most that were produced were fairly pricey. IWI US has also addressed this issue. The new X95 has what appears to be a standard ventilated forearm with gripping serrations molded in. The new forearm actually has sliding covers that can be taken off revealing Picatinny rail sections on both sides as well as the bottom. Each cover is independent so the user can take off only the ones needed to mount certain accessories. Each cover has a small built-in spring-loaded latch that when pushed allows the cover to slide forward off the forearm. Simple but very ingenious.
The charging handle on the new rifles has also been relocated. It has been moved from the 11 o’clock position on the front of the forearm to the side of the receiver right above the grip and trigger at the midpoint of the gun. It is still ambidextrous, being able to be moved to either side.
The X95 is still the same size and weight as the original Tavor but now has a more streamlined look. The bolt release on the X95 that is located right behind the magazine well has been restyled into a slightly smaller design that does not protrude down as far as its predecessor. It still works the same as the original. The big loop-style trigger guard and grip have also undergone some changes. First of all the entire grip and trigger guard can be removed with a single screw and replaced with a conventional-style pistol grip for those who prefer that. The new grip also has removable side panels which, one can only assume, will be offered in different sizes.
Testing on the X95 was done with a wide variety of magazine types and capacities. Every magazine that was tried worked perfectly in the X95. There were no malfunctions whatsoever. The gun was even fired using the new Magpul D-60 drum. If you haven’t tried one of these 60-round marvels go get one. They work perfectly, are very rugged, easy to load, and unlike most drum magazines they can be easily taken apart for user serviceability and cleaning. They can also be left loaded and will lock into a gun with the bolt closed. The D-60 drums are also compatible with most loading devices.
Buy Tavor X95 was shot for accuracy from a bench at 100 yards. We didn’t shoot it for long-range accuracy, but the groups shot at the 100-yard mark showed that this rifle is well up to the task even out past 300 yards. The gun was fired using a variety of ammunition with various bullet weights and types. In the accuracy test, one ammunition always shot extremely well. This was the Gorilla Ammunition loaded with the 77 grain Sierra Matchking boat tail hollow point. This ammunition produced groups of under an inch at 100 yards while most of the other ammunition used produced 1.5-to-2 inch groups. This should come as no surprise as Gorilla Ammunition has proven itself time and time again as one of the premium ammunition makers in the US.
During the testing, the A2-style flash hider was removed and replaced with a relatively new 5.56 suppressor. The new suppressor was the Innovative Arms Grunt-M. The Grunt-M (mini) is a tiny suppressor that is just 5 inches long and weighs a mere 13.5 ounces making it the most compact and lightweight suppressor in its class. It has a one-piece core machined from billet bar stock which means that it has no internal welds. This makes for a very durable suppressor that is also fully-auto rated on barrels as short as 10 inches. It is made from stainless steel and it is a direct-thread on suppressor with ½ x 28 threads. It has machined-in wrench flats for easy removal from the host rifle and is available in your choice of Black, OD Green, and Flat Dark Earth. This author has tested this suppressor with other “name brand” suppressors side by side, and I can’t tell them apart. This suppressor works as well as or better than other suppressors that are 7 or 8 inches long. Like all Innovative Arms suppressors, the Grunt-M can also be fired wet or dry. Several owners of the original Tavor have told the author that they noticed an excess amount of gas coming from the ejector port on their rifles, but the author did not notice this with the Grunt-M equipped X95. The X95 with the Grunt-M attached is still shorter than the standard M-4 rifle by about 6 inches.
Buy Tavor X95 has now become this author’s favorite 5.56 combat-style rifle. It is ultra-compact, highly reliable and now with the improvements that have been made, it requires no add-ons to make it the rifle for any mission. For troops and LE the short length makes use of a vehicle very easy whether it is used in a squad car or HumVee. For CQB and room clearing it is the ideal weapon. It can be suppressed without changing any gas port settings and works with any Mil-Spec AR-style magazine or drum. The fact that this rifle can be converted to a pistol caliber 9mm carbine or a .300 Blackout rifle is an added plus for police departments on a limited budget. With the caliber conversions being able to be done quickly and easily it makes this a perfect gun for special forces that might need to change their firearms at a moment’s notice for a specific mission.
Not once during the testing was there a malfunction. With well over 500 rounds through the gun, there was never a failure to feed, eject, or any other problem. The accuracy was outstanding, and the durability of this rifle is second to none. IWI US has listened to its customers and made improvements that produced an outstanding rifle.
History of Tavor X95 for sale
The history of the Israeli Tavor bull-pup assault rifle starts in 1995 when the State-owned IMI – Israel Military Industries conglomerate – whose “Magen”, or Small Arms division, would have been privatized in 2005 to form the IWI – Israel Weapon Industries(link is external).
The new company put together a team of designers, which included Zalmen Shebs and Tamir Porat, to develop a bull-pup assault rifle that was to be more maneuverable than both the Galil and M16 variants, particularly in the military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) and counterterrorism operations that the Israel Defense Forces would typically find themselves engaged into.
Built around a ¼” thick polymer chassis – something that back then was still a novelty – the Tavor assault rifle entered mass production in the year 2001 and was officially adopted by the IDF as a gradual replacement for all existing individual rifle systems about five years later. In the meanwhile, it entered service among élite Israeli troops and was sold abroad in significant quantities