So I’ve had my left-handed Tavor for a few months now, and wanted to share my impressions of the rifle with y’all. It took me about 6 months to get a hold of a Lefty Tavor and set me back about $1900, so I hope I can help somebody else decide if the rifle is worth the effort to get.
I picked up the M92 pistol a couple weeks ago and must say I was immediately impressed with the build quality. Most AKs have very loose tolerances; not so with the M92––-this thing is tight everywhere. Almost tight to a fault. The safety was difficult to operate, the top cover was tough to remove, the gas tube was snug, and manually cycling the gun was more difficult than usual. Some of that is good; some bad. I filed around the contact points on the safety to make it easier to operate and polished the friction points (rails, hammer, bottom of the bolt carrier, ect…) of the action. Worked like a charm.
Next I’ll try to answer a few of the most common questions I’ve got since I posted my initial thoughts on the pistol.
1. Can you remove the thread protector?
A. Yes. Cut it off with a dremel, touch up the finish, clean threads (lots of crud in there), install new brake/flash hider.
2. Speaking of brakes/flash hiders, how do I secure it and what is the thread pattern?
A. There’s no detent. I have the Manticore and it’s extremely tight and hasn’t moved at all since I’ve installed it so I’m not too worried. But, should you be inclined a detent can be easily installed since the cutout is there. A couple pins and a spring and you’ll be good to go should you be so inclined.
3. Are the handguards standard size?
A. No. Plenty of aftermarket replacements out there though.
4. Is the receiver 1.5mm?
A. No. 1mm.
5. How do I mount a sling adaptor?
A. That one’s on you (drill and tap if you want….). I would run an Echo 93 adaptor if it was up to me, but I plan on SBRing this one so I’m not really concerned with that.
6. Can I install an underfolder?
A. This one’s complicated. The letter below from BAFTE would lead you to say “no” but if you’re SBRing the pistol then you become the manufacturer and it’s my understanding that you can then move the serial number (see note below).
[quote]27 CFR 478.92