One of the most common complaints I hear about the new Tavor rifle is the rather heavy trigger pull it has. While I agree the trigger pull is heavy, I haven’t found it to be any heavier than triggers found on rifles such as the FAL or HK91 and yet these rifles have diehard followers who would shout “BLASPHEMY” if you dared to criticize any part of the rifle. But the Tavor is the new guy on the block and as such must earn its stripes by accepting the nit-picking it’s destine to receive. Couple this with the fact Americans have been spoiled by the AR15 and think every combat rifle should have a 6lbs trigger, when most of the worlds military rifles have something more like 8-10lbs triggers, and you have a recipe for a flame fest aimed directly at the little Israeli upstart.
Fret not, I’m here to inform you that the Tavor can be quickly and easily modified to have a 7lbs or less trigger. Even better, you don’t have to add any aftermarket parts. All that’s required is that you remove an extra spring in the trigger pack that’s there to improve reliability in adverse conditions and the trigger pull will drop by 4-5lbs. The function of the rifle will be unchanged as the spring you remove is redundant and isn’t required for normal range use. I would not do this modification on a rifle that is intended for defensive purposes. At worst the trigger won’t reset if water, mud, sand or debris from normal shooting get into the trigger bar channel. If a trigger reset failure occurs, simply push the trigger forward with your shooting finger.
I know, you’re saying “impossible” right now. You want to see it with your own eyes… Ok, wish granted. Click play and enjoy!
Note: I’ve confirmed with IWI this will not harm your rifle and it is a redundant spring added at the request of the IDF for adverse conditions. This modification also technically voids your warranty.