The Tavor offers distinct design advantages to large military organizations, not the least of which is the fact that it is ergonomic and fully ambidextrous. (Imagine, being in the 2 million-strong Indian army, trying to figure out who gets the left-handed weapons.) Its frame is made entirely from unique, weapons-grade reinforced polymer that is "nice to handle," in Porat's words.
Israeli Yitzhak D., 21, a soldier serving in his last year of compulsory service who spoke with GlobalPost without permission from the army, said the Tavor is his "favorite armament."
"It's super comfortable, in my opinion much more than any other weapon. It's smaller and it doesn't get in your way and bang against your legs like an M-16 so you can really run with it. It may weigh a little more, but you don't really feel it because its weight is concentrated and it stays right close to your body."
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