Pennsylvania State Capitol Police Upgrade to IWI US TAVOR X95

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Police were the first law enforcement agency in the United States to adopt the TAVOR SAR in 2013.

Pennsylvania State Capitol Police
Pennsylvania State Capitol Police
IWI US
IWI US

Harrisburg, Pa. (Ammoland.com)IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce that the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police have upgraded their firearms from the IWI US TAVOR SAR to the TAVOR X95.

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Police were the first law enforcement agency in the United States to adopt the TAVOR SAR in 2013.

“We’re honored that the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police have chosen to stay with an IWI US firearm and have upgraded their rifle to the state-of-the-art X95,” said Michael Kassnar, vice president of sales & marketing for IWI US.

“Just like its predecessor the SAR, the X95 is a reliable platform that is small enough to easily maneuver through urban settings while delivering full size rifle power, but provides the shooter with several upgrades over its precursor.”

The 2017 Golden Bullseye Award winner for Rifle of the Year from Shooting Illustrated Magazine, the IWI US TAVOR X95 platform incorporates a tri-rail forearm covered by three removable vented rail covers. The TAVOR cutlass style trigger guard is modular and can easily be converted to a more traditional trigger guard with pistol grip. The trigger has been upgraded and now has a lighter pull weight.

The charging handle has also been relocated closer to the shooter’s center mass, and perhaps the most significant departure from the TAVOR is the ambidextrous magazine release, located to a more traditional AR-15/M16 location on the X95

TAVOR X95 in 9mm
TAVOR X95 in 9mm

The Pennsylvania Capitol Police is a section of the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. They provide law enforcement, security and parking enforcement services to the State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and at state government buildings in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton.

To learn more about IWI US, please visit www.iwi.us.

Pennsylvania Capitol Police
Pennsylvania Capitol Police

About IWI US, Inc.

IWI US, Inc. is the USA based subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. of Ramat Hasharon, Israel and a member of the SK Group, a leading defense and security group of companies that operate in the global Defense and Law Enforcement markets. The IWI US line of products includes several configurations of the TAVOR® X95™, TAVOR® SAR, Jericho® 941™ pistol, UZI® PRO pistol, Galil ACE® rifles and pistols and the DAN.338™.

For more information, visit IWI US Inc. at our website – www.iwi.us , on Facebook www.facebook.com/IWIUS – or contact us via email at: [email protected].

  • 7 thoughts on “Pennsylvania State Capitol Police Upgrade to IWI US TAVOR X95

    1. Let us be honest about this… a toy the troopers really do not need. The PA state budget is in the DEEP red zone. Hordes of zombies are not attacking troopers in down town Harrisburg at the state capital. Article did not say if these are fully automatic. Thanks to many years of liberal democratic rule, the state pension system is unfunded. A Glock with a 17 round magazine should be plenty for a trooper who should possess adequate firearms training. Sure they like new toys, but this expenditure is unnecessary. It is an expensive toy looking for a requirement. I wonder what senator was supported by IWI? That is how it works in the Federal government. Do I support providing troopers with the equipment they need? Of course but they have Glocks that in an urban environment should be plenty of power to neutralize any threat. They do not need a $3,000,00 dollar toy. Now if I owned stock in IWI corporation my opinions would support this purchase.

    2. This is a very good rifle. Really the state police should have the X95 5.56 or the .308 . They serve to protect the public and themselves.

    3. Agree, could have used an AR pistol with appropriate brake and spent the rest on optics.

      Guess IWI made them an offer they could not refuse.

      Disclaimer, I own the X95 in 5.56

    4. GREAT CHOICE. BEING THAT THEY ARE ASSEMBLED BY IN IWI US, Inc. • Harrisburg, PA GOOD FOR THE Israelis
      GREAT FOR URBAN CLEARING AND BUILT-UP CLEARING IN CITIES. GOOD BECAUSE A LOT LESS BODY TO EXPOSE WHEN SHOOTING AROUND BARRICADES. AND A TRUE AMBI SET-UP WITH LEFT, RIGHT EJECTION PORT BEING SWAPPABLE. NOW BRING IN THE IDF iNSTRUCTORS TOO. SEND THE OUT AFTER Antifa. happy hunting Pennsylvania Capitol Police.

    5. First, a complete waste of PA taxpayers money, NOT a needed weapon, the ones they have, are guaranteed like NEW !!!
      Second, it should be a U.S. produced/supplied weapon.
      Third, WHY would you go with a 9mm, it IS a pistol cartridge. Granted you can throw a bunch of 9mm bullets downrange, but you give up allot of power, especially if shooting through objects or vehicles at the perp. A designated close quarters weapon.

    6. This is a perfect example of wasteful government spending by career political hacks seeking a solution to a non existing problem. This is like throwing hard earned tax payer money out the window of a speeding car.

    7. What a complete waste of tax dollars.
      AR variants could likely be contractually supplied at half the price. I can think of NOTHING that lends its support to such a waste of money. This seems extremely likely to be a scenario where someone in the dept just thought they “looked cool.”

      I’m all for an individuals rights to buy any firearm they desire. Hell I think any lawful US citizen should have the right to acquire any commonly used battlefield weapon including hand grenades and shoulder launched rocket launchers. We must be on par with the govt if we ever need to repel their tyranny, which seems more likely by the day. But when the govts involved it should be the lowest bidder to meet the minimum required threshold. Period.

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