IWI US, Inc. Launches Family of TAVOR® SAR Rifles
and the UZI® PRO Pistol to be Marketed to American Consumers
Harrisburg, PA (December 12, 2012) - IWI US, Inc. - a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) - develops, markets, and distributes high-quality firearms to the American consumer market. IWI US will present its products at the 2013 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), in Las Vegas,NV, January 15 – 18, 2013, at Booth # 15238.
The TAVOR® Family of Bullpup Rifles are versatile, innovative, and technologically advanced. They have been extensively proven on the battlefield, performing with precision and reliability, and meeting the needs of human ergonomics. The TAVOR® family was developed in close cooperation with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), based on lessons learned from actual combat, and is in service in the IDF Infantry and Special Forces as well as in other countries throughout the world.
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.
Developed in cooperation with the IDF, 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.