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Influx of Tavors....what's up?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by SonicBlue03, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed more and more availability of IMI Tavors in classifieds in the past month than I think I've seen in a year. Why so sudden? Besides being slightly overpriced (IMO) I'm curious why they're starting (apparently) to show up.
     
  2. nick1980

    nick1980 Portland, OR Active Member

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    I would say because they were once almost impossible to find and now they are becoming available
     
  3. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I guess. I've seen them drop from $2900 to $2300 in the course of two weeks. I've got enough 5.56mm platforms that I don't feel a pressing need to pursue one. It's just been weird. Normally when I see a flood of a particular firearm it's after I've purchased the same one and normally for a couple hundred less than I paid (you know, just to make me *really* angry.) This is like that, minus me actually having to spend money.
     
  4. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to guess that a lot of people bought them and simply didn't like the bullpup design. It seems to happen often with rifles of this type, and the Tavor was the new hot thing this year, so a lot of people tried it out.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have an FDE Tavor for $2000 new in box.

    They are pretty sweet.
     
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  6. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Cool, I'll buy one at $1600. :laugh:
     
  7. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    I believe that another factor in purchasing one now is most people believe that imported firearms of any kind will likely cease by Executive Order in the near future and some people want to get a Tavor while they can.
     
  8. mancat

    mancat Kitsap County Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but he's talking about people selling ones that they already own - sort of the opposite of what you've said.

    The current Tavor is also made in the US, which is why it's 922r exempt.
     
  9. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    I stand corrected. I did not know it was manufactured in CONUS.
     
  10. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Most of the parts on the original Israeli Tavor are manufactured here in the USA also.
     
  11. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think this explains why they are suddenly available - U.S. production recently started.
     
  12. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    How would you compare them (ergo, accuracy, functionality) to other bullpups on the market today (AUG, etc.)
     
  13. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well the ONLY way to have a Tavor here is to be made in the US. There were none before the 1989 ban which is still in effect.
     
  14. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    From IWI

    Press Releas
    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Launches Operations of its US Subsidiary, IWI US, Inc.;
    First products to be marketed will be the TAVOR® SAR and UZI® PRO Pistol, specially designed for the US Market

    Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – launches operations of its US subsidiary, IWI US, Inc. The company has leased a 21,000 sq. ft. facility in Harrisburg, PA, and will initially begin marketing the TAVOR® SAR bullpup rifle line in several configurations and the UZI® PRO Pistol, which will be showcased at the 2013 SHOT Show, January 15-18, in Las Vegas, NV at booth #15238.



    According to Uri Amit, IWI's CEO, "We are pleased to announce the launch of the operations of IWI US to shooting enthusiasts in the US. We have operated for many years in the global Defense and Law Enforcement markets, where we have invested significant resources in developing quality, innovative weapons that answer the needs of our customers, and our products enjoy great popularity around the world. All of the weapons we have developed have become the standard for the IDF as well as for the armed forces, Special Forces, and police forces throughout the world. We have now decided to enter the civilian market in the US and offer products that have been specially developed for the US commercial market. Initially, we will offer several configurations of the TAVOR® SAR and the UZI® PRO Pistol, which have undergone changes and adjustments to suit the needs of the American consumer."



    Mr. Amit continued, "Over the years, rumors have circulated regarding the launch of our US operations, which has created expectations in the civilian market, and we look forward to an excellent reception of our products by US shooting enthusiasts. We will be introducing our new weapons at the upcoming SHOT Show - and invite you to visit our booth to take a closer look."