"Very nice air soft rifle, great FPS for close quarters wile still being able to hit targets at range. Very accurate, able to hit a human sized target with extreme consistency at 50 yards. OK rate of fire. sometimes does not cycle fully on the semi auto mode that it does have.
"I have both the Umarex competition series Tavor and the Elite Force Tavor and I personally think this is definitely worth the money.
The main advantages over the competition series Tavor is the higher density polymer body (more sturdy and feels nice), the internals (the gears are reinforced and can handle more stress than the gears on the competition series). The best thing about this platform I think though, is that it is a version 2 gearbox and accepts M4 mags. The parts that are likely to break work with M4 parts, I've replaced gears, the cylinder, piston, and head on this and the gun works fine. The only thing I have had issue with is finding a hop up unit for it and I've heard that the nozzle is unique on the tavor. However, there is another nozzle sold for the Tavor and the hop-up unit is very unlikely to break. The gun is very friendly to experiment with considering it has a QC spring and the barrel is fairly easily to get to. Be careful not to overtighten screws though, especially on the gearbox.
I've used an 11.1V lipo in this for a while and put a considerable amount of stress on it, the first thing that broke was the piston teeth (I had a pretty tough spring in it). For whatever reason full steel teeth haven't worked well for me (perhaps due to poor lubrication) and so I've had better luck sticking to a polycarbonate piston, and one with a steel tooth on the last tooth, but a plastic catch tooth (the tooth for the first contact). The next thing that broke was the trigger contacts. This problem will likely not occur with lower voltage batteries. This problem can be avoided with a MOSFET, and you don't need a fancy one.
I got the F1 Jack HPA conversion kit for this gun and it works beautifully, so if you're ever considering going the HPA route, this gun will allow that. Just be ready to cut up the gun body for an air line.
Only con here is the iron sights, they sit low, so you may be better off getting a riser and a sight if you have bulky goggles.
"I've owned my Tavor for about a year. After all of it's criticism, I love it. It's the perfect rifle for me, and the way I like to play. That said, I want to emphasis that it works best for players how are looking for a specific style of play. It's not for every player. Let me begin...
1. Compact style with a 509 inner barrel. Good for higher FPS and slightly tighter grouping at a medium-long range. Mine stocked at 404fps with the stock spring. The Spring Guide has some washers on it that help compression, so a 120 will probably hit 420-430 fps
2. Great for CQB and Outdoor engagements. You can adjust the FPS with that amazing Quick Spring Change system. Also, maneuvering around obstacles/objects is easy because of the shorter overall length that give it an SMG-kinda feeling, while able to maintain that M16A1 range/accuracy.
3. Easy to maintain. That QSC system is always the best feature for techs who are looking up upgrade, re-grease, and analyze stock-shimming. Also, the disassembly for this rifle AND gearbox is rather simple and straight forward.
4. Some really cool aftermarket products. It can give the rifle almost a futuristic look.
5. Solid construction. The polymer plastic is fantastic for reducing weight while being fully capable of protecting your internals no different then metal construction.
6. The EBB system is very solid, and can handle a LiPo without a problem. I use a 7.4 with mine, as that's all I really need. If you can't get the job done with the minimum, then you should work on your gameplay rather than trying to make 11.1's work.
7. THAT LOCKING BOLT. It's so convenient, and makes others want to take a closer look at it. Who doesn't like showing off their primary?
1. LONG trigger pull.
2. Mag release is very sensitive. Learn how to properly hold the rifle, as the mag release is not as robust as your standard M4/Ak
3. Metal mags are preferred. PMAGS do work, but they wobble a good bit, and they have a tough time locking in place. If you even tap your mag release, they'll come lose and won't feed properly. It's best to stick with the metal mags, and it'll save you some hassle.
4. My fire selector seems to malfunction if it's not on Safe, or Full Auto. The Semi Auto either doesn't fire, fires in full auto, or half-pulls and doesn't fire anyway. I've tried to take it apart, and figure out whats going on, but I can't seem to solve that problem.
5. Hopup could be better with a rubber washer, similar to a G&G. It doesn't like a whole lot of adjustment, as it'll unwind if it's too high.
That's pretty much it for a quick pro/con. Below are some Tech-savy notes that I want to make known. I love being a tech, and these notes are important for anyone working on this.
1. The hopup wasn't stiff enough to maintain my settings, and would unwind in the middle of combat., I have to tighten the screw to the point where I have to use a pair of pliers to adjust the range. Ofcourse this makes it tough during games, but I generally keep it at a specific setting unless we're done for the day. In that case I unwind the gear so it doesn't wear down on my bucking. Note: The hopup unit is PROPRIETARY, and you should NEVER do anything to put it under a ton of stress. Elite Force will not supply you with a replacement unless you ship your rifle into them. (Waste of money)
2. The compression of the stock cylinder/cylinder head/piston is terrible. People gripe over the air nozzle, but that was fine on my M4. My issue was with EVERY other part. I'm currently waiting on upgrade parts to fix the compression, and im sure it'll up my FPS for 10-15 once that's done. Please, take your time, and check your internals. It'll help you in the long run.
3. The gears go through lots of wear and tear, as my rifle was not shimming properly. The gears seem to be as solid as any other, but you should always check your internals of any rifle you invest in to make sure everything is operating as efficiently as possible. My teeth came cut on some, and seemed to grind on the gearbox shell.
4. Changing/cleaning your Barrel will be a pain. There is a little pin that holds your hopup unit to the outter barrel, and it's the size of a grain of rice. DO NOT LOSE THIS. It will make your rifle useless. Again, take your time and put in your total focus/care into your rifle when disassembling to maintain and clean.