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IWI Tavor TSB16 5.56 NATO, $1999

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This bullpup rifle functioned flawlessly, was light weight, and had great ergonomics. The only thing that we did not like about the gun was the trigger , heavy at 11.75 pounds. There's an easy trigger mod that lowers the trigger pull to about 7 pounds, but that move also voids the warranty.

IWI Tavor TSB16 5.56 NATO, $1999

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The barrel on our loaner test gun was chrome-lined and fitted with a standard flash suppressor. The charging handle (arrow) was non-reciprocating. A Picatinny rail along the top of the gun, which made mounting optics a snap. There's also a rail on the right side of the gun. The body was one solid piece of polymer.
Taking the Tavor apart was easy. Depress a pin on the back side of the gun near the buttstock (arrow), and the stock folds down 90 degrees. That's the bolt assembly at top right.
The tiny finger-style tab just above the ammunition is the magazine release. It worked positively from both sides.

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