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There comes a time when all good things must come to an end, and unfortunately for the Tavor SAR, that time is now: IWI has announced it is officially putting the Tavor SAR out to pasture.

In a press release, the company cites declining sales of the original SAR, which debuted in 2013. The decline is related to the introduction of the upgraded Tavor X95 released last year.

“We will phase out Tavor SAR production over the next few months and concentrate on our X95, along with our recently announced Tavor 7, for the future,” said Michael Kassnar, the VP of Sales & Marketing at IWI US.

The Tavor X95 comes with a bunch of upgrades from the original SAR. Those upgrades include a new fire control pack with a five to six-pound trigger pull; repositioned ambidextrous mag release to an AR-15 location; Picatinny rails at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions on the forearm with removable rail covers; a charging handle that’s moved closer to the user’s center mass; and a modular pistol grip that can be switched with a standard pistol grip and traditional trigger guard with a smaller, lower profile bolt release button.

To learn more, head over to iwi.us.

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