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Israeli "Tavor" received the prize "rifle of the year" in the United States

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The Israeli Tavor (TAR-21) assault rifle manufactured by Taasiot Neshek (IWI) became the winner of the annual competition "Weapon of the Year, held by the magazine of the National Rifle Association of the United States.

Tavor, which is produced for the civilian market in the United States only in a semi-automatic version, has received the most accolades from experts and is so actively bought up by American weapons lovers that the demand for it exceeds supply.

Israeli weapons won the Golden Target award in the combat rifle category. The prize for best shotgun received Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28 Gauge, and for the best handgun - Kimber Master Carry Pro pistol.

The best hunting rifle 2014 of the year was recognized as the Remington 783, the best hunting shotgun - Browning Citori 725 Feather, and the best muzzle-loading rifle - Traditions Vortek StrikerFire.

The awarding of the 12 competition, which is already taking place, will take place in April in Indianapolis at the annual conference of the American Rifle Association.

The Tavor machine gun was officially adopted by the Israel Defense Forces in 2004, however, already in 2002, some combat units were armed with them during Operation Protective Wall.

In December, all four elite infantry brigades of the IDF passed to Tavor on the 2010 of the year, and in the 2012 year it became known that reservists would also be trained to work with new machine guns.

"Tavor" are very popular in the world. Various modifications of this modern Israeli machine gun are in service with the armies and law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Macedonia, Nigeria, Portugal, USA, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Philippines, Chad and Ethiopia. The semi-automatic civil version of the Tavor is in demand in the USA and Canada.
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  1. ReifA
    ReifA 9 January 2014 08: 24
    +1
    It is good and was developed for close-range / urban conditions. And the prize - well, if they’re buying, then don’t give the prize w-)
    1. sledgehammer102
      sledgehammer102 9 January 2014 08: 41
      +2
      Quote: ReifA
      It is good and was developed for close-range / urban conditions. And the prize - well, if they’re buying, then don’t give the prize w-)


      Of course, I think our Saiga also had to give a nomination.
    2. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 9 January 2014 09: 05
      0
      Quote: ReifA
      It is good and was developed for close-range / urban conditions.

      One burning match and civil war ensured! Add to your taste radical Islam and the soup is ready! In the end, you need to salt. Cheap and cheerful.
    3. Pimply
      Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 14
      0
      Quote: ReifA
      It is good and was developed for close-range / urban conditions. And the prize - well, if they’re buying, then don’t give the prize w-)

      Tavor was developed as a combined-arms rifle, taking into account the fact that the number of battles in urban areas has increased. Not for her.
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 9 January 2014 18: 44
        +1
        Quote: Pimply
        Quote: ReifA
        It is good and was developed for close-range / urban conditions. And the prize - well, if they’re buying, then don’t give the prize w-)

        Tavor was developed as a combined-arms rifle, taking into account the fact that the number of battles in urban areas has increased. Not for her.

        That's right. My friend from IWI said that at the end of the 90's, the IDF came to the conclusion that due to the massive saturation of the rifle divisions with light machine guns, automatic granotometres and light sniper rifles, personal small arms at the squad / platoon level will mainly be used on range to 250m max. Therefore, the requirements for the new a / rifle were built-in collimator, Picatinny rail and comfort for the actions of a soldier in armored vehicles and in the building, as well as the possibility of integration of the grenade launcher.
        Well, something happened. By the way, weapons are being upgraded all the time at the request of troops. For example, Tavo was replaced by MikroTavor, and now after it has also been tested in the service and military operations, a new modernization begins.
        http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=2683
        TAAS introduced an improved type of ammunition caliber 5.56 - RAZOR CORE
        -fits all standard M16 / M4 trunks including shortened
        -fire targeting is not required
        -improved accuracy
        -Increased stopping effect
        -effective range increased to 600 meters

        In short, the client (army) is always right. For the client draws conclusions from practice.
        By the way, about 600 we apparently made a decision earlier and as a result:
        http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=4...;ArticleID=2683
        TAAS introduced an improved type of ammunition caliber 5.56 - RAZOR CORE
        -Suitable for all standard trunks M16 / M4 / Tavor / Negev including shortened.
        - shooting under a new cartridge is not required.
        -improved accuracy.
        -Increased stopping effect.
        -effective range increased to 600 meters
    4. Prapor-527
      Prapor-527 9 January 2014 16: 08
      +1
      For which, without fear of sin,
      Does the cuckoo praise the Rooster?
      For praising the Cuckoo ...
      1. alone
        alone 9 January 2014 22: 03
        +4
        Anyone who at least once held a brand in their hands and, moreover, applied it, will not say anything bad about this assault rifle. You must say good things well. Bad things are bad.
  2. mirag2
    mirag2 9 January 2014 08: 24
    +1
    However, if we pay a lot of money for dirt from the Dead Sea, it is not surprising that in the states their machine was advanced, the (civilian) arms market in the USA is the most voluminous.
    I remember here a man was talking about Tavor (he was part of the UN forces in Israel) - he dispelled enthusiasm for Tavor (mountains).
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 9 January 2014 11: 24
      +3
      Quote: mirag2
      I remember here a man was talking about Tabor

      The advertisement is engine of the trade. Moreover, the original article is on the Israeli site. You won’t praise yourself; you’ll go for a week to be spat upon!
      1. igor67
        igor67 9 January 2014 15: 58
        +2
        . Presentation Video
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 15
      +3
      Quote: mirag2
      I remember here a man was talking about Tavor (he was part of the UN forces in Israel) - he dispelled enthusiasm for Tavor (mountains).

      Tell us, what are the UN forces in Israel?
      1. wanderer
        wanderer 9 January 2014 21: 04
        +1
        D I honestly was also very surprised!))))
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. mirag2
        mirag2 20 January 2014 23: 09
        0
        Those who were engaged in mine clearance.
  3. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 9 January 2014 08: 33
    +8
    Various modifications of this modern Israeli assault rifle are in service with the armies and law enforcement agencies of Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras ...

    But about Mikhail Kalashnikov’s assault rifle, it’s probably easier to list countries where they don’t use it, but I think there will be no such countries!
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 9 January 2014 11: 26
      +3
      Quote: ia-ai00
      I think there are no such countries

      Right! Either the original, or a fake, or a license with minor changes.
    2. Ptah
      Ptah 14 January 2014 02: 33
      +1
      Quote: ia-ai00
      probably easier to list countries where it is not used

      Better to list "WHERE IT IS NOT PRODUCED".
      You, as a woman, at least TX, but very informative.
      IMHO. It's just that they started working on the "bull-dad" late in Russia. Poor than others. And so, set a clear task, they will do it in two years. But a good weapon must shoot. And it is better not at the training grounds, but / with grief and horror I write / about people. What is not shy in Israel ... hi
  4. makarov
    makarov 9 January 2014 08: 45
    +9
    I can not say that the unit is gamut, the whole question is what to compare with. According to reviews in my circle of friends, they really speak of me as a decent combat model. But this material is more similar to promotional products than to review material.
    1. avt
      avt 9 January 2014 11: 09
      +1
      Quote: makarov
      I can not say that the unit is gamut, the whole question, with what to compare

      With the Tula A 91m, there is also a "roll" and a NATO caliber, if from ours, but you never know, "rolls" have been made in the world. Well, the ADS on its basis is generally out of any competition. But who will compare it? request Here is a purely marketing move to raise dough for super duper weapons.
      1. Pimply
        Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 16
        +3
        Quote: avt
        With the Tula A 91m, there is also a "roll" and a NATO caliber, if from ours, but you never know, "rolls" have been made in the world. Well, the ADS on its basis is generally out of any competition. But who will compare it? This is a purely marketing move to raise the dough for super duper weapons.


        Where is it in service, in what quantities and how actively is it used?
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 9 January 2014 18: 26
      0
      Quote: makarov
      I can not say that the unit is gamut, the whole question is what to compare with. According to reviews in my circle of friends, they really speak of me as a decent combat model. But this material is more similar to promotional products than to review material.

      Well, it's easier for you. Ask in the dash for "Fort 221" and you will be happy, this is a licensed copy of "Tavor".
      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic 9 January 2014 22: 44
        +1
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        "Fort 221" and you will be happy, this is a licensed copy of "Tavor".


        Pictured in CTAR-21 Commando article? or am I mistaken this micro Tavor MTAR-21 is bowing all the same to the second option, it pains like a submachine gun - it looks like a machine gun. Who will tell me?
        1. Alex 241
          Alex 241 9 January 2014 22: 51
          +2
          Shortened Tavor MTAR 21 (Micro)Micro Tavor MTAR-21Micro Tavor MTAR-21Tavor Commando CTAR-21.
          1. Ascetic
            Ascetic 9 January 2014 23: 11
            +1
            Quote: Alex 241
            Alex 241

            Thank you, Alexander! Now understand hu hu hi
            1. Alex 241
              Alex 241 9 January 2014 23: 22
              +1
              Stanislav, welcome, it would be for what
            2. Pimply
              Pimply 10 January 2014 01: 06
              -1
              Microtavor. It is very easy to distinguish it by the eject button of the store: it is in micro under the index finger. The usual lever near the store.
  5. Vadim-Skeptic
    Vadim-Skeptic 9 January 2014 09: 00
    +1
    I saw and held in my hands the strike Tavor, a shortened modification - a convenient thing, but very voluminous, i.e. awesome. Of course, I will not say anything about the fire characteristics ...
  6. Barakuda
    Barakuda 9 January 2014 09: 08
    +4
    And how much money he costs did not write. Russian such developments are rampant, only no one will let them into the States
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 9 January 2014 11: 50
      +1
      Quote: Barracuda
      And how much money he costs did not write.

      In vidyushka it is.
      1. Corsair
        Corsair 9 January 2014 12: 40
        0
        Quote: Hedgehog
        In vidyushka it is.

        And firing in AUTOMATIC mode was not shown in the "vidyushka" ... request
        1. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 9 January 2014 14: 41
          +1
          Quote: Corsair
          And firing in the AUTOMATIC mode was not shown in the "vidyushka".

          And I have nothing to do with it, but I have nothing to do with it. lol But the showdown was shown.
        2. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 9 January 2014 18: 28
          0
          Quote: Corsair
          Quote: Hedgehog
          In vidyushka it is.

          And firing in AUTOMATIC mode was not shown in the "vidyushka" ... request

          It is possible, but not necessary. The sergeant chased us at the KMB for an attempt to shoot in mode "A" so that he repulsed this nonsense once and for all.
          1. Ezhaak
            Ezhaak 9 January 2014 21: 01
            +1
            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            repulsed this stupidity, once and for all.

            And he did the right thing. Ammunition is never too much. They need to be protected. Hello!
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 25
      0
      Quote: Barracuda
      And how much money he costs did not write. Russian such developments are rampant, only no one will let them into the States

      Of course he won’t let it go. Saiga is delivered, Mosinki are driven, and a bunch of everything else - and the rest will not be allowed.

      The civilian version on the US market is about 2000 bucks. Military version - depending on the country, version and configuration.
  7. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 9 January 2014 09: 18
    +3
    Why argue? it’s much easier to buy Tavor and conduct comparative tests, otherwise it’s the best, not the best.
  8. haron
    haron 9 January 2014 09: 26
    +2
    A bit in the wrong steppe but penetrated.
    The best Kimber Master Carry Pro pistol is essentially browning, in most of the indicated winners in the nominations the knots invented by this person are used. If you take all the patents and development of browning, then in fact it is half of modern weapons. How genius man was.
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 26
      +1
      Quote: haron
      The best Kimber Master Carry Pro pistol is essentially browning, in most of the indicated winners in the nominations the knots invented by this person are used. If you take all the patents and development of browning, then in fact it is half of modern weapons. How genius man was.

      Yes, there’s nothing to argue about
  9. ed65b
    ed65b 9 January 2014 09: 27
    +2
    Yes, article advertising. was similar about saigas in the USA.
    1. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa 9 January 2014 09: 29
      +8
      Saiga in the USA is a bestseller and this is a fact.
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 9 January 2014 10: 50
        +6
        Quote: tilovaykrisa
        Saiga in the USA is a bestseller and this is a fact.


        The AKM assault rifle has always been popular in the world, Saiga is a redesigned AKM 12-round cartridge modified in the USA by Tromix for a 10-charge American-made store.
  10. valokordin
    valokordin 9 January 2014 10: 37
    +2
    Was there any weapon at the competition?
  11. Semenov
    Semenov 9 January 2014 11: 45
    +3
    The main drawback of "Tavor" is its price. The weapon is high-tech, it cannot be repaired in the field. He will not see the mass character of the Kalashnikov.
    1. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 9 January 2014 12: 25
      +1
      Quote: Semenov
      in the field you can’t repair

      A nefig tool to break! The toy is expensive, put it in Chumadan and let it lie in it.
    2. Pimply
      Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 26
      +1
      Quote: Semenov
      Weapons are high-tech, you can’t repair them in the field.

      More details?
  12. kelevra
    kelevra 9 January 2014 12: 26
    0
    For the near distance, she probably earns a prize, but her not-so-good look, a confirmation of her overall attractiveness in terms of characteristics.
    1. Pimply
      Pimply 9 January 2014 12: 28
      +2
      Quote: kelevra
      For the near distance, she probably earns a prize, but her not-so-good look, a confirmation of her overall attractiveness in terms of characteristics.


      You are talking nonsense. One of the most convenient rifles that happened to hold in your hands.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 20 January 2014 23: 06
        -1
        Why is it convenient? That is, it is a brand?
  13. Gronsky
    Gronsky 9 January 2014 12: 52
    +3
    It would be strange if, in large Israel, they did not give a reward to weapons from small Israel. wink
  14. Strashila
    Strashila 9 January 2014 15: 45
    +2
    And what is the basis of automatic machines in Israel ... ??? That's right ... !!!!! .... Good old AKM purchased under license from the Finns.
    1. Gronsky
      Gronsky 9 January 2014 16: 05
      +6
      Quote: Strashila
      And what is the basis of automatic machines in Israel ... ??? That's right ... !!!!! .... Good old AKM purchased under license from the Finns.

      This is true of Galil assault rifles. By the way, very solid products with excellent ergonomics. The Jews did what we were not able to do for so many years of production. that was exactly what AK was supposed to be.
      Tavor, although the work of his automation is also based on a gas outlet (this is a common place in this class of weapons), has a completely different design.
    2. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 9 January 2014 16: 09
      +3
      Quote: Strashila
      And what is the basis of automatic machines in Israel ... ???

      If all this is treated fairly, then officially Kalash is the basis of only Galil.
      Ultrasound has its roots in a Czech machine. Although the Israelis dismiss these coincidences with the Czech. But unsuccessfully.
    3. Apollo
      Apollo 9 January 2014 16: 12
      +4
      quote-Israeli assault rifle "Tavor" (TAR-21) produced by the concern "Taasiyot Neshek" (IWI) won the annual competition "Weapon of the Year",


      quote-The best hunting rifle 2014 of the year recognized Remington 783, the best hunting shotgun - Browning Citori 725 Feather, and the best muzzle-loading gun - Traditions Vortek StrikerFire.


      1. Apollo
        Apollo 9 January 2014 17: 34
        +2
        about the weapon "Tavor" (TAR-21) with translation into Russian.