The Tavor line of bullpups piqued my interest, and I'm looking to get an assault rifle/carbine. Anybody have an insight into the weapon? Hands-on? Performance specs? etc.
Im particularly interested in the "S.T.A.R. 21" setup (S for sharp shooter, as far as i can tell) due to its upper rail mounts instead of hard mounted MARS sight like the other 2 models, and longer barrel. EDIT:
The civilian model is pretty nice too. It seems the MARS sight on it is removable.
The good? the bad? and don't spare the ugly!
Pictures. all found at http://world.guns.ru/assault/as30-e.htm
Tavor TAR-21 assault rifle (standard version)
Tavor STAR 21 (designated marksman) rifle
Civilian (semi-automatic only) version of the Tavor. Note the different shape of the butt, handguard and the trigger guard, basically similar to that of the Micro-Tavor (civilian versions with oversized trigger guard also manufactured). Also, the Magazine release seems to be side-mounted.
"MTAR 21" - "Micro" Version
"CTAR 21" - "Carbine" or "Commanders" version
"TAR 21 w/ M203" - Grenadier Setup
due to image link limitations. They can be seen at the link given above.