IWI made a substantial investment in Harrisburg, PA, from where it will begin marketing its TAVOR® SAR and UZI® Pro Pistol to the U.S. commercial market. Customer’s can expect to see product on the shelves Q2 and Q3, 2013. The TAVOR® SAR will enter the space at an M.S.R.P of $1999 to $2500 depending on configuration.
The body of the TAVOR® SAR, specially designed for the US market, is crafted from high strength polymer, and will be offered in black or Flat Dark Earth colors. Features include full ambidextrous controls, removable 16.5″ or 18″ barrels, Cold Hammer Forged (CHF) CrMoV chrome-lined barrels with 1:7 twist, a full-length top-mounted integral Picatinny rail and another short rail forward at a 45° angle for mounting accessories.. A stock left-hand model with 16.5″ barrel and an “IDF” model with integral MEPRO-21 reflex sight round out the product line. The TAVOR® SAR uses standard AR-15/M16 magazines, and can be easily field-stripped into sub-assemblies for routine maintenance. The standard caliber is 5.56 NATO (.223REM), with conversion kits available in 9mm Luger Parabellum and 5.45X39mm.
I am particularly excited about the 5.45x39mm conversion. It is a high performance caliber and ammunition is readily available at attractive prices.
The 9mm UZI® PRO semi-automatic pistol is the newest member of the legendary UZI® family – one of the most popular weapon families in the world, with millions of units sold around the globe. Created especially for the US market, the exceptionally lightweight and compact UZI® PRO Pistol is ergonomically designed and easy to operate by right or left-handed users. It offers closed-bolt operation for maximum accuracy and safety. With many of its components made of advanced polymeric materials, the UZI PRO’s features include two Picatinny rails for various accessories, one on the top of the pistol and a second one forward under the barrel. It will be supplied with two magazines, one 20- and one 25-round.