Got the Tavor out for a short range trip today, and I wanted to post feedback for those of you thinking about buying one of them.
There were only ~80 rds put downrange, but I am going back soon to put it through it's paces in a more thorough fashion.
There were no malfunctions using 4 different mags all loaded with 556 55gr xtac. There was 1 15 rd pmag, 1 15rd steel mag, and 2 10 rd steel mags being used.
The steel mags all dropped free with no issues. The mag from IWI also dropped free (couldn't take that from the ffl as it wasn't blocked). I tried 11 different Pmags at home and while they all seated just fine they would not drop free, they had to be pulled out. I have not tried any other mags. This isn't a huge issue for me as I have a bunch of steel mags but it would of been nice to have everything drop free.
Recoil is almost non existent as is muzzle rise. My rifle has a Battlecomp installed on it, but I doubt that made much of a difference. The rifle does not chuck brass, it shoots out horizontally maybe 3 ft from the rifle.
Trigger pull is on the heavy side but not terrible. It is clearly not as crisp as an AR trigger but is not the huge issue people make bullpup triggers out to be.
I played around with changing the mags at home and it can be done at least as quickly as an AR when using metal mags (or something else that drops free that I haven't tried yet). Releasing the bolt can be done by racking the charging handle or depressing the lever on the underside of the rifle. The latter option is quite quick when doing a mag change, but is also very awkward when trying to lock the bolt back with no magazine in it (your only option I believe).
Accuracy has not yet been determined as a good portion of the rounds were spent horsing around and sighting in the optic (t-1) - also I am also not the best shot in the world. I am planning on getting back out to the range soon to report back on accuracy and providing pics on the various aspects of the rifle as well as cleaning it (which is super easy btw).
Overall the rifle is built very well, is rugged, and seems to have had a lot of thought put into the controls. When it is shouldered the rifle is very well balanced and when using a sling with the built in mounts it is a rock solid platform.
I am definitely happy with my purchase.