Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Israel Weapon Industries Opens Shop in PA

If you have been waiting for the TAVOR SAR Bullpup rifle, then this will be much welcomed news. The Israeli firearms manufacturesr, which works closely with the IDF in the development of their weapons has announced their new operations for marketing the TAVOR as well as UZI PRO Pistol stateside in Harrisburg, PA. We will definitely be looking forward to checking them out at SHOT Show 2013. We have provided the full press release below. 


Ramat Hasharon, Israel (December 12, 2012) - Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) - a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world - launches operations of its US subsidiary, IWI US, Inc. The company has leased a 21,000 sq. ft. facility in Harrisburg, PA, and will initially begin marketing the TAVOR® SAR bullpup rifle line in several configurations and the UZI® PRO Pistol, which will be showcased at the 2013 SHOT Show, January 15-18, in Las Vegas, NV at booth #15238.

According to Uri Amit, IWI's CEO, "We are pleased to announce the launch of the operations of IWI US to shooting enthusiasts in the US.  We have operated for many years in the global Defense and Law Enforcement markets, where we have invested significant resources in developing quality, innovative weapons that answer the needs of our customers, and our products enjoy great popularity around the world. All of the weapons we have developed have become the standard for the IDF as well as for the armed forces, Special Forces, and police forces throughout the world. We have now decided to enter the civilian market in the US and offer products that have been specially developed for the US commercial market. Initially, we will offer several configurations of the TAVOR® SARand the UZI® PRO Pistol, which have undergone changes and adjustments to suit the needs of the American consumer."

Mr. Amit continued, "Over the years, rumors have circulated regarding the launch of our US operations, which has created expectations in the civilian market, and we look forward to an excellent reception of our products by US shooting enthusiasts. We will be introducing our new weapons at the upcoming SHOT Show - and invite you to visit our booth to take a closer look."

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