IWI Tavor in .300 Blackout? — SHOT Show 2016

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Who wants a 300 Blackout Tavor? We do! In all honesty–who wouldn’t want access to versatility and stopping power of the 300 Blackout cartridge wrapped up in the compact package that is the Tavor?

IWI has developed a new version of the tried and true Israeli specialty chambered in 300 Blackout. Keeping true to the original design, the Tavor SAR 300 is more or less a caliber conversion of its 5.56×45 counterpoint. In fact, these rifles will maintain parts interchangeability with the rest of the SAR rifles. Hank Strange checked in with IWI during Range Day at SHOT Show for GunsAmerica. Check out his video above for his first impressions.

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The IWI Tavor in 300 Blackout, it looks like a Tavor!

Shooting the 300 Blackout is just like shooting the standard rifles with the addition of a bit more recoil. We didn’t get to do any suppressed shooting with the rifle, but with the proper subsonic cartridge and the correct gas setting, this gun should be Hollywood quiet.

The new Tavor will be available in 16.5 and 18 inch barrel lengths. It will have an adjustable gas regulator built into the barrel assembly. These rifles will still hold the same mil-spec standards and ratings that the other Tavor Sar rifles hold. Most importantly, these guns are set to hit the market in April.

Wishing you had waited to pull the trigger on your Tavor purchase to take advantage of the new 300 Blackout offering? Have no fear! IWI will offer the 300 Blackout as a caliber conversion in the following months. The Conversion kit will contain either a 16.5” or 18” cold hammer forged chrome lined barrel made of CrMoV steel with a 1:7 right hand twist. It will also include a headspaced bolt, a A2 flash suppressor and a barrel wrench.  The MSRP for the kit will be $499.00.

Keep watching in the following months as we will be doing a follow up review on the kit as they start becoming available.

It is a little hard to see, but the barrel is marked 300 Blackout.

It is a little hard to see, but the barrel is marked 300 Blackout.

The receiver is marked 223, but this is the 300 Blackout Tavor. IWI used the tape to make sure the rifles and ammo were not mixed at the range.

The receiver is marked 223, but this is the 300 Blackout Tavor. IWI used the tape to make sure the rifles and ammo were not mixed at the range.

Looks like a Tavor!

Looks like a Tavor!

300 Blackout mag well.

300 Blackout mag well.

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  • MWHatch January 21, 2016, 12:30 pm

    Yeah, definitely want one. The LIST keeps growing…

  • basicblur January 19, 2016, 6:14 pm

    As a current Tavor owner and one that has been eyeballing the 300 Blackout for a while, I’m interested!
    As stated, suppressed 300 Blackout seems to be ideal for this compact rifle.
    Now if I could only get IWI to make a 22LR Tavor, or if they’re not interested, at least farm it out to Walther as Beretta has done with their WRX160.

  • Brian January 19, 2016, 8:30 am

    “It will have an adjustable gas regulator built into the barrel assembly.”

  • Dan January 19, 2016, 6:46 am

    Who wants a Tavor in 300 blackout? I will be the first one to say, I don’t. In my defense, I own an sbr ar in 300 blackout, and I also own a Tavor. I have messed around with putting my suppressor on my Tavor, and I can honestly say, it is not practical. Since the ejection port is right by your face, it still is fairly loud. Even with a suppressor, I still wore ear protection. And since the ejection port is right by your face and a removable cover is literally under your chin, lots of gases get in your face. I couldn’t fire more than 2 or 3 shots before my eyes were getting irritated enough that I had to close my eyes. And if you can’t suppress it, why go 300 blackout??

    On a side note, everyone always says you will overgas a piston system if you put a suppressor on it and not adjust the gas. Notice how the “300 blackout conversion kit” only has a barrel and bolt. Nothing to adjust gas.

    • Brian January 19, 2016, 8:31 am

      “It will have an adjustable gas regulator built into the barrel assembly.”

      • Dan January 19, 2016, 7:10 pm

        Must of skipped over that part. Thanks for the correction!

    • KennyD19K January 19, 2016, 11:03 am

      OMG!

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