Early bullpups used proprietary magazines, and if a 5.56 didn’t support M16 magazines, it suffered in the U.S. police and tactical markets. Other issues with bullpups have been the bolt hold-open and drop-free magazines—American operators want both. Over the years companies producing bullpup designs have worked to supply such features. The latest entry, the Tavor from IWI US, seems to have done the best job so far. Author David Bahde writes, “Utilizing M16 magazines that drop free, the SAR tackles two of the most critical features most U.S. tactical users desire—the rest is pretty well squared away too.” Southpaws have something to look forward to as well: “Swap out the available left-hand bolt, and the entire rifle can be converted for left-handed operation, including the ejection port and charging handle.” After putting the Tavor SAR through its paces, Bahde reports, “The Tavor SAR’s accuracy was the best I’ve achieved with a bullpup design.” Find out just what kind of accuracy this little beast delivered and how it handled in the October 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police
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Early bullpups used proprietary magazines, and if a 5.56 didn’t support M16 magazines, it…
by Tactical-Life / Aug 14, 2013