Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) has formed a U.S. subsidiary to distribute the Tavor SAR bullpup rifles and UZI Pro machine pistol in 2013. The guns will debut at the SHOT Show in January.
The Tavor SAR is built from high strength polymer, and will be offered in black or flat dark earth. Features include full ambidextrous controls, removable 16.5- or 18-inch barrels, Cold Hammer Forged (CHF) CrMoV chrome-lined barrels with a 1:7 twist, 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-inch 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 (.223 Rem), with conversion kits available in 9mm Luger Parabellum and 5.45X39mm.
IWI will also be showing a new member of the UZI family at SHOT, the UZI Pro Pistol. The 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 a 20- and 25-round magazine.