Timney Triggers make exacting aftermarket additions for serious shooters. They’re known in the industry for the precision they engineer into products that are, for the most part, already good. They’ve just released a new trigger for the IWI Tavor that will rectify the only complaint I’ve ever heard about the pugilistic bullpup. The new trigger breaks at four pounds and gives the rifle the feel of a finely tuned race gun.
Timney’s triggers are drop-in units. They require very little skill to install and can radically improve the feel of a gun. The Tavor, for example, is built with a stiff trigger. I’ve heard it favorably described as a “battle trigger.” I think that implies that the heavy pull will help prevent accidents when you’re running around like mad, with your hand on the grip. The grip, all of it, is inside the trigger guard. Even if your trigger finger is hanging on to the outside of the trigger guard while you are running around like mad, there is still a chance that one of your other fingers might bump the trigger.
Yet most of us Stateside aren’t actually carrying our Tavors. Not that we won’t. We are more likely to engage in the occasional run-and-gun,or stand behind a bench at the range. And without the actual stress of battle, we tend to notice the heavy pull of the Tavor’s trigger, especially when it inhibits accuracy.
Timney had all of their triggers out at the SHOT Show, and it was one of the only times I’ve ever been encouraged to pull as many triggers as I wanted. Their booth was full of people like me, dry firing again and again. Yet there was one undisputed winner. The Tavor trigger broke clean at 4 pounds and reset quickly. It was perfect. If you are looking to get that edge on your Tavor that will maximize the rifle’s innate abilities, look no further than the Timney trigger. It is selling for right around $350.