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    Israel retiring the Tavor in favor of the M4

    https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/09/...s-tavor-rifle/

    Israel retiring the Tavor in favor of the M4

    For years, the Israeli Tavor rifle was marketed as the rifle of the future, and many of the IDF's infantry fighters proudly carried it, enthusiastic about its convenience and its futuristic look.

    However, just 10 years after its integration into the Israeli army, the IDF will soon begin transitioning the infantry brigades that currently use the Tavor and micro-Tavor to the American M4, known as a "flat-top" rifle.

    One of the IDF's infantry brigades is expected to receive the M4 rifle in the near future, followed by the others. The Israeli-made rifles will not be retired completely, rather will be transferred to the army's reserve brigades.

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    That’s too bad. It was an interesting gun. I’m glad I have a few for the collection. I wonder how long iwi will support them?
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    The M4 continues to dominate.

    Ii would be interesting to know the reasons for the switch.
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    I love my X95 but I too would be curious to know why the switch back to the M4.

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    I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that it was nothing more than a simple matter of economics.

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    I went to Israel a few years back. I saw TONS of M16 variants and no Tavors (and there were soldiers everywhere). The definitly never fully swapped over. I love my X95 and my Tavor 7 but the M4 is sooooo cheap and is a great gun to boot.
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    Wonder if the civvie versions will be discontinued at some point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    Wonder if the civvie versions will be discontinued at some point?
    I suspect it will go. It is fairly expensive and is primarily interesting to gun collectors like me and people who like trying different weapons (also me). It will probably hold out a few years and then disappear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by georgeib View Post
    I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that it was nothing more than a simple matter of economics.
    Taliban just got 300,000 M4s in pristine condition for free.
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    I'm sure the AR15 will be replaced by some new hotness in the next decade or two, but everything fielded since its adoption has been a giant step backwards.

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