What are /k/'s thoughts on the Tavor?
I own a nugget and a glock 19, but I don't have a semi-auto rifle. Should I get one or should I just stick with an AR15 or AK?
Tavours are good, well designed bullpups. But the BANG for your buck just isn't there. Ar15 builds at the same price range are just flat out better. There's also that business of being a bullpup that really fucks with lefties and people who shoot sometimes with the support hand. So I suggest no, get an ar15 or an ak, and with the money you saved buy a good optic, lots of ammo before the prices get even more jacked up, or another gun
I have a tavor with all the fancy aftermarket stuff, Geissele trigger pack and bow and a nice scope. I love it, its hands down my favorite rifle but I have to agree with the other dude. It is not a great first rifle. I think you really would be happier with a nice ar15 with all the trimmings, maybe hold out for the tavor x95 to hit the us market.
Go handle an ar15 or an ak. Preferably one near the price of a tavor. If you cannot get anywhere near as good as feeling from picking it up, its no contest. The gun that feels good in your hands is the better gun (as long there aren't glaring technical issues with the rifle, which the rifles in question don't)
The only two requirements of a decent ar15 is a good BCG and barrel. The stock trigger is fine, better than a tavor. Free floating is good, but good ar15s exists that aren't free floated. And you can get a good BCG and barrel for like $600-$700, and an aimpoint pro is $400.
The mcx is God's gift to the suppressor crowd.
Finally a lightweight piston ar15 that doesn't suck and has a valid purpose (300 blkout suppressed sbr) beyond being "hurr durr its a piston give us extra money"
I heard the integrated Mepro 21 sights version sits a little low. My dad ordered one for $2150 about ten days ago, still waiting on it. What are the chances of regret in getting this model? We do not own any other optics.
You should go play with them at a gun shop and see how they feel, the first time I shot a Tavor was the first time I shot a bullpup. I'm converted forever: it points as nicely or even quicker than my friend's 11.5" "other" AR-15.
Worth every penny. I love mine it is my go to rifle. Lives next to my dresser.