Bullpup Breakdown: What I Learned by 3-Gunning with a Tavor

A constant throughout my recent series of competitions has been my Tavor. As a Canadian, I’ve owned a semiautomatic-only version of the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) bullpup combat rifle for several years, and it has firmly established itself as my go-to gun. Starting to compete with it was a natural evolution for me, after selling my last two AR-15s at the start of the year.

But is it a natural progression for other Tavor owners? Can the battle-tested bullpup stand on its own in the competition ring? Established shooters will tell you flat out “no,” and that “nothing beats a well-built, rifle-length AR with a proper brake and optics.” I disagree, and think that the right shooter could take a Tavor to a match and win it.

However, there are still hurdles to overcome, and I’ve found myself jumping over some of them recently.

FK – A more complete view of this weapon:

FK – Some more ‘unusual’ stuff:

Northern Guns: 8 Canada Exclusive Firearms You Won’t Find Stateside

FK – Must be nice to be rich, but don’t sweat it if you can’t afford the best:

FK – One of my favorite movies.