By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Shooters seem to have two opinions of Bullpup rifles.  Either they love them or hate them. The first Bullpup rifle I remember was the Steyr AUG featured in the movie Diehard.  Definite cool factor!  The Bullpup design places the center of gravity to the rear which enables rapid target acquisition.  One of the main features of the bullpup is that it’s compact.  The design reduces the overall length which allows for maneuverability in CQB/confined spaces but retains accuracy for longer ranges.

The Tavor line of bull pups from Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) are battle ready weapons that were designed in close collaboration with the Israeli Defense Forces.  If anyone needs a dependable, battle ready weapon, it’s the IDF!


Action Type: Short stroke gas piston

Caliber: 7.62X51mm

Magazine capacity: 10 or 20

Sights: Monolithic aluminum MIL-STD 1913 Rail for optics mounting

Barrel Length: 17 or 20 inches, 4 RH Grooves, 1:12 inch twist

Overall Length: 26.75 inches

Weight: 9.2 pounds

MSRP: $1,499


A great feature of the Tavor 7 is a four position gas regulator – Regular, Extreme, Suppressor, and closed.  You don’t want to run around with a dirty gun all the time, but it’s nice to be able to turn up the heat when the gun gets fouled up.  When it’s cleaning time, field stripping has been made easy for the operator and the rifle breaks down into 2 parts.

Another great feature of the Tavor 7 is that it’s a fully ambidextrous platform.  The ejection port can be changed to left or right by the user, as well as the charging handle, safety lever, and magazines release.

When it comes to optics, the Tavor 7 has a mil standard 1913 picatinny rail and M-LOK forend which allows you to attach the sites, lights, and lasers you need for your particular operational requirements.

I’d say the Tavor 7 is a big hit! A dependable, compact, battle rifle in a powerful caliber!  Get on down to the gun shop and check it out!

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article Ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at