The Uzi Pro pistols were announced last year, 100 were imported, and they were returned to Israel. IWI USA made a decision that the quality wasn’t where they wanted it. They are still hopeful to bring them into the USA eventually, but for now, they are not in the 2014 catalog. Though, I did find they are still on the IWI USA website.
The Tavor SAR is getting a new color, olive drab will be introduced this year to compliment the lineup. I expect the olive drab sales to be slim compared to the tan and black, though I like olive personally.
Further good news for the Tavor has come with both Timney and Geissele triggers being released in late Q1 of 2014.
I asked a lot of questions about upcoming products. When I brought up the Magal there was no emotion but when I said Gail ACE there was a positive emotional respone, the eye’s don’t lie, and I was told that it was something they may look into. That’s a define non commitment, but they are obviously interested in expanding their lineup. On this note, I found the IWI staff charismatic, pleasant, and very willing to give their time to answer silly questions like, “when might I be able to buy a civilian legal Negev?”
The good news is with the Micro-Tavor, they aren’t in the catalog, but IWI USA is active in pursuing a future for them here. This is great news, as is the Tavor SAR 9x19mm conversion kits that are ready to ship. Especially after that announcement that 5.45x39mm conversions were canceled. The .300 AAC Blackout has been decided to be a more wanted conversion. I disagree, I believe with the Tavor specific crowd, the 5.45x39mm would have better sales.
Aftermath Gun Club IWI – Uzi Pro 2012-08-03
Aftermath Gun Club IWI Cancels Tavor 5.45 Conversion 2013-12-22
The Firearm Blog IWI Silently Updates Tavor X-95 Design 2013-08-14
The Firearm Blog Timney Tavor Trigger 2014-01-20
IWI USA Uzi Pro Pistol collected 2014-01-26