I've been shooting this rifle for 2 years now, the Tavor is definitely my favorite gun in the safe. I only just acquired a CTAR barrel over Christmas. At 15" these only rarely come out of Israel and are very desirable. There is rumour that they are more accurate than the conventional 18.5" barrel, but I have yet to test that at a range over 100 yards. Here is the 18.5" version compared to a 16" AR-15: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9sTU_yVU2o&list=PLhdxIRaqdPjpvJ8Ryor_BDHvnVjOI0U_K&index=1]http://youtu.be/Q9sTU_yVU2o[/ame] But now that I've installed the 15 inch barrel its just a great gun to shoulder. I'm super excited to see the US-made versions at Shot Show next week!