The TAR-21 (or simply Tavor) is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition with a selective fire system, selecting between semi-automatic mode and full automatic fire mode. It is named after Mount Tabor, while "TAR-21" stands for "Tavor Assault Rifle – 21st Century". Since 2009, it has been selected as the standard issued weapon of the Israeli infantry. The MTAR-21 (Micro Tavor) was recently selected as the future assault rifle of the Israeli Defense Forces, and some infantry division are being issued with the rifle, replacing the larger, standard TAR-21.
The TAR-21 uses a bullpup design. Bullpup rifles are configured in a layout in which the bolt carrier group is placed behind the pistol grip; this shortens the overall length but does not sacrifice barrel length. The TAR-21 provides carbine length, but rifle muzzle velocity. The bullpup design is also used to minimize the silhouette of soldiers and to maximize effectiveness in turning corners in urban warfare.
In Project Reality, the CTAR-21 is the main series of rifles for the IDF, supplementing already existing M16 rifles. It is often praised by players for its high controllability and accuracy in full auto.
- TAR-21 optimized with a notched barrel, designed to accept M203 grenade launchers
- MARS Reflex sight w/M203
- 4x MARS Reflex sight w/M203
- TAR-21 with a shorter barrel
- MARS Reflex sight
- 4x MARS Reflex sight