We’ve written about the Tavor before, so I won’t go into the technical details. The Tavor looks and feels futuristic. Maybe it is just Hollywood’s fascination with bullpup rifles, since any “technologically advanced” organization is usually armed with Steyr AUGs, FAMASs, or FN P90s. The IWI Tavor is quite young—adopted by the Israeli Defense Forces in 2001—and only recently migrated to the United States in semi-auto form, so it hasn’t been featured in many movies…yet. That being said, the Tavor looks like a 21st-century weapon. The design is compact for modern warfare in cities, neighborhoods and other urban settings. The polymer body reduces weight while also standing up to the elements better than the wood and metal of the past. IWI designed the entire firearm to be ergonomic for the shooter. Whether engaged in battle or streaming lead downrange, the rifle is comfortable to shoot and keep on target. Though perhaps not the classical ideal of beauty with engraved scrollwork and fine-grained wood, the Tavor exemplifies the modern design that puts function and ergonomics over form.