This is an After Action Report written by Michael, who attended the course! I’ve published it in it’s entirety here with his permission. I’m far too closely tied to this project to offer an objective review of my own. Thanks Mike!
Nov 6-8, 2015
Calgary Shooting Center
Instructor: Lovie Malespin
Facilitator: Edward Osborne –TV PressPass
Zahal: Yoav Dotan
Prologue, Friday Evening.
At the 2014 Bullpup Convention in Kentucky, IWI US presented a select fire version of the X95 Micro-Tavor for the public to try. It was a great event, and the rifle was a lot of fun. I’ve been drooling over the X95 for years, so it was a great opportunity to finally get my hands on the rifle and put some rounds down range. You can see the video below!
I’m feeling very lucky to be attending the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational this year. As someone who spends a lot of time with night vision: shooting in the dark is important to me. Shooting 3-Gun in the dark will be a real treat.
Through my years shooting the Tavor, many different people have suggested a six o’clock rail to be a great upgrade for the rifle. I like the factory hand-guard quite a bit. An integrated hand-stop, solid texturing, and natural angle are all good things as far as I’m concerned. But I can see the appeal in more rail space, especially when you start looking at bipods and wanting to plant yourself down on the ground. Continue reading Tavor TREx Rail Review→
I’ve used a lot of different powered optics, and spent some serious time with different low-power tactical-focused scopes. When Vortex announced the Razor HD Gen II 1-6x rifle-scope using Jerry Miculek’s JM-1 reticle, I was very interested. Having loved the Viper PST 1-4 scope on my Tavor, I was excited by the chance to upgrade my glass and power.
Now there’s some discussion over whether this is a real phenomenon or not. From what I could see, on my rifle, it seems quite likely that the rear profile of the polymer magpul p-mag is touching the bolt hold open device just enough to raise it and have it interact with the bolt even when the magazine has rounds in it.
I believe this to be the source of the jams and failure to feeds I experienced previously.