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« on: July 25, 2018, 05:52:33 AM »

Hi folks,


I'm finally getting my first bullpup: The X95. Atm I'm still waiting for the paperwork to clear. Will probably take another 14 days.  Huh?

It was a bit of a search to find the X95 here in Belgium, and I paid a lot for it (compared to the prices in the US). I paid about 3220 USD. If that makes you shiver, check out this: One of the last Tavors for sale is going for 3600 euro (that's about 4211 USD).


Long story short. I was hoping that someone could help me out with some questions.

I have been looking for a "cheap" hard case for transportation. I found this one:
http://www.airsoftshop.be/nl/negrini-rifle-hard-case-90x33x105-coyote.html
Its size is 90cm by 33cm (or 35.43" by 12.99"). Can someone confirm that 33cm (or 12.99 inch) is enough for my X95? I already have a red dot sight I want to attach. If there's room left and some one can tell me how much cm/inches, I would be very grateful.


I heard that the Tavor had problems with hot gasses escaping from the closed off ejection port. Does this apply for the X95 as well? If so, is it really that bad? Can someone refer me to an online store that has the Manticore Tavor Gasketed Port Cover in stock and ships to Belgium? It goes without saying that those things are rare over here.


I've seen some photos of the X95 with a transparent magazin. Can some one confirm that the LANCER SYSTEMS AR-15 L5AWM TRANSLUCENT CLEAR 30-RD MAGAZINE will fit the X95?



That's about it. Thank you for your time and help. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 07:47:41 AM »

First of all I didn't Belgiuniams were allowed to own such powerful,  scary weapon of mass destruction.

I'm curious what type gun laws does your country have?
Ccw? How much ammo can you have, etc?

And wow, the x95 is about double and almost triple the price compared to the USA.

As for excess gas, it's really not bad. No more different than other piston type rifles.
It's only bad if you use suppressors. Not sure if your country allows suppressor use on a rifle.
But it can't hurt to buy the aftermarket ejection port. But not really needed.

The lancer mags are nice. It has metal feed lips which is nice.

As for a case, I'm not sure what to get. Get something that will fit the tavor or x95.
Hi folks,


I'm finally getting my first bullpup: The X95. Atm I'm still waiting for the paperwork to clear. Will probably take another 14 days.  Huh?

It was a bit of a search to find the X95 here in Belgium, and I paid a lot for it (compared to the prices in the US). I paid about 3220 USD. If that makes you shiver, check out this: One of the last Tavors for sale is going for 3600 euro (that's about 4211 USD).


Long story short. I was hoping that someone could help me out with some questions.

I have been looking for a "cheap" hard case for transportation. I found this one:
http://www.airsoftshop.be/nl/negrini-rifle-hard-case-90x33x105-coyote.html
Its size is 90cm by 33cm (or 35.43" by 12.99"). Can someone confirm that 33cm (or 12.99 inch) is enough for my X95? I already have a red dot sight I want to attach. If there's room left and some one can tell me how much cm/inches, I would be very grateful.


I heard that the Tavor had problems with hot gasses escaping from the closed off ejection port. Does this apply for the X95 as well? If so, is it really that bad? Can someone refer me to an online store that has the Manticore Tavor Gasketed Port Cover in stock and ships to Belgium? It goes without saying that those things are rare over here.


I've seen some photos of the X95 with a transparent magazin. Can some one confirm that the LANCER SYSTEMS AR-15 L5AWM TRANSLUCENT CLEAR 30-RD MAGAZINE will fit the X95?



That's about it. Thank you for your time and help. Smiley

LLAP

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 08:52:18 AM »

I second that the gas isn't much of an issue unless you're shooting suppressed. I've never noticed any problems when shooting unsuppressed either with the Tavor or Micro Tavor. A friend, however, has a Surefire suppressed Tavor SAR and even with the aftermarket ejection port cover, it was still highly irritating. Really surprised me at first because my one eye was basically tearing up and I didn't understand what was going on, then I remembered reading about the issue online. Nature of the beast, I'm afraid.

Congrats BTW on getting an X95 over there in Belgium. I'm not sure how you pulled that off, but then again, I don't know much about individual countries' rights over there. I just figured anyone in Europe was barred from owning "assault" rifles thanks to the rampant socialism of the EU.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 09:44:49 AM »

First of all I didn't Belgiuniams were allowed to own such powerful,  scary weapon of mass destruction.

I'm curious what type gun laws does your country have?
Ccw? How much ammo can you have, etc?

And wow, the x95 is about double and almost triple the price compared to the USA.

As for excess gas, it's really not bad. No more different than other piston type rifles.
It's only bad if you use suppressors. Not sure if your country allows suppressor use on a rifle.
But it can't hurt to buy the aftermarket ejection port. But not really needed.

The lancer mags are nice. It has metal feed lips which is nice.

As for a case, I'm not sure what to get. Get something that will fit the tavor or x95.



Nice WMD joke. I was born in this crappy country. Can't help it.
Been to the States twice. Just love the machine gun action over there. So jealous.



Compared to some US states, civilian gun laws are pretty crappy here. I'll draw a picture for you:

- All firearms are licensed. About 15 years ago, it was still possible to legally buy a firearm without a license. Not anymore.

- Indept background check when applying for a license. This means: You'll need to submit proof of a non-existing criminal record, medical declaration from the docs office to declare you are sane, the housemates all have to declare that they consent.. and so on and on.

- Fee for the license is 100+ euros (117+ USD). If you apply for multiple weapons at thesame time, you'll only pay the fee once.

- You can't own a working gun and "not use" it. If you buy it, you have to include the reason of purpose. Besides of hunting and sports, there's almost no way to legally own a weapon. Upon registering you need to prove that you are a member of a licensed shooting range. The gov even asks for a "permission slip" from the range stating that you can shoot the caliber of the firearm you are applying for.
There are a few exceptions: Judges, politicians, ... can get a license for personal protection and of course, they are allowed to concealed carry.

- No concealed carry for civilians. And it would be insanely stupid too: All law officers are trigger happy after all the attacks in France and Belgium.

- You can not buy ammo without showing your license. All dealers have a log where they need to write down your info, permits etc. You can not buy ammo in a dif caliber other than the calibers from your licensed weapons.

- No special ammo allowed. No tracer rounds, no hollow points, ...

- No fully automatic weapons. God I really hate this one. I went to Poland on a shooting trip a few years ago. I think it was the last European country where you could legally shoot full auto.
BTW, I paid 300 euros for 4 mags (2x AK47 7.62x39 and 2x CZ Scorpion Evo 9mm). That's 350+ dollars. That's a bit steep, no?

- No suppressors of any kind.

- No lasers for weapons.

- No nightvision for weapons.

- No folding stocks or other means to "shorten" a weapon.

- When transporting: Weapons and ammo need to be seperated and both need to be secured with a lock. If you car has a trunk, the weapon goes in a trunk. When no trunk available: Weapon and ammo may not be visible from the outside.

- At home: Weapons need to be kept in a strong closet or weapons vault (depends on the number of weapons present). Ammo needs to be locked away too, seperated from the weapons. If the vault has a seperate section for the ammo, you still can not keep the ammo there. You can not have tools in thesame room that could assist in breaking open the closet, vault, ...
The reason behind it is to prevent quick access to the weapons in case of trouble. You may only use weapons as a last (self) defense measurement.
It's illegal to defend property with weapons.

- Local police may ask to see your weapons and the storage arrangements. They may not enter your house without prior notice and permission, but refusing multiple times will result in a license revoke.


And so on.. I guess some rules make sense and others don't.



Back on topic now. I'll pop a few rounds without that aftermarket port cover. Still haven't found a supplier that ships to Belgium.

It's almost impossible to find parts or accessories for the X95 here in Europe. I've seen some nice cases for the X95 but they are expensive if you add the shipping costs.
Also, can't spend a lot of money on the gun right away. You know, wives and stuff. Wink

Thanks for the reply.







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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 10:07:36 AM »

I second that the gas isn't much of an issue unless you're shooting suppressed. I've never noticed any problems when shooting unsuppressed either with the Tavor or Micro Tavor. A friend, however, has a Surefire suppressed Tavor SAR and even with the aftermarket ejection port cover, it was still highly irritating. Really surprised me at first because my one eye was basically tearing up and I didn't understand what was going on, then I remembered reading about the issue online. Nature of the beast, I'm afraid.

Congrats BTW on getting an X95 over there in Belgium. I'm not sure how you pulled that off, but then again, I don't know much about individual countries' rights over there. I just figured anyone in Europe was barred from owning "assault" rifles thanks to the rampant socialism of the EU.

Thanks for the reply.

No suppressed shooting. I'll have to see how it goes. It sounds like it's not a big thing.


I was kinda stoked on the 3600 euro Tavor but the wife said no. Glad she did, because it led to the X95 I'm buying now.
Importing from IWI US is impossible at this time. The store from my shooting range could not do it. Tried several stores, none of them could deliver.
So I worked to good old Google magic (I searched for "site:.be IWI X95") and found 2 stores that had an X95 in stock. It was only a 100 mile drive away. Had to use my best French. Cheesy
I believe the store bought the weapon years ago when it was still possible to import. It just never got sold. It's an expensive weapon so that is probably the reason.


Anyway as a gun enthousiast I'm not very socialism-minded. As a normal hard working Joe Average, I guess I am socialism-minded. In the end it's all about putting the pros vs the cons. And for me the pros win.
I've been discussing socialism with Americans in the past, and there is and will be absolutely no way I can convince you that socialism has its pros. Let's not go into politics here. It's a discussion without ends. You have to see it, feel it, experience it.. Obama experienced it. I believe Obamacare was based on something he saw in Europe? Not sure.

Let us unite through things we all like. Weapons. Lots of weapons.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2018, 11:51:48 AM »

OP, getting either the SAR or X95 would be equally satisfying, so you should have no regrets with your choice.  Great gun.

I found it interesting on your Poland trip comment and them being one of the last European countries to still allow full auto guns.  It made me think of how at least some still remember history...and the consequences of not learning from it.  Poland suffered severely at the hands of despots, dictators, and communists.  Hopefully they'll not soon forget that and maintain strong gun rights for their citizens...just in case.

Have fun with your X95 and enjoy the freedoms you still have.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2018, 12:23:59 PM »

OP, getting either the SAR or X95 would be equally satisfying, so you should have no regrets with your choice.  Great gun.

I found it interesting on your Poland trip comment and them being one of the last European countries to still allow full auto guns.  It made me think of how at least some still remember history...and the consequences of not learning from it.  Poland suffered severely at the hands of despots, dictators, and communists.  Hopefully they'll not soon forget that and maintain strong gun rights for their citizens...just in case.

Have fun with your X95 and enjoy the freedoms you still have.


Thanks. Smiley


Can anyone tell me if the X95 would fit in that case in the first post?

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2018, 03:25:21 PM »

The link didn't work for me. Is that the inside dimensions of the gun case?
The x95 is about 69cm in length. So length wise is good. But width, that seems it might be a little tight. U might want a taller case.

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2018, 03:25:40 PM »

So Poland has pretty good gun laws?

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 04:46:42 PM »

Just a couple of direct answers:
No, the gas from the port is a non-issue. I get zero gas in my face from my X95.
Yes, the Lancer mags will work perfectly in the X95. In fact, any magazine that will work in an AR-15 (M-4, M-16) will work in the X95. Look:



One question:
Does the case need to be a hard case?
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2018, 02:11:27 AM »

The link didn't work for me. Is that the inside dimensions of the gun case?
The x95 is about 69cm in length. So length wise is good. But width, that seems it might be a little tight. U might want a taller case.

LLAP

That was my concern too. To answer your questions about Poland. No idea about their laws. They just allow full auto. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2018, 02:28:16 AM »

Just a couple of direct answers:
No, the gas from the port is a non-issue. I get zero gas in my face from my X95.
Yes, the Lancer mags will work perfectly in the X95. In fact, any magazine that will work in an AR-15 (M-4, M-16) will work in the X95. Look:

One question:
Does the case need to be a hard case?

Thanks for the info. Good to hear about the non gas issue.

Going to order a Lancer mag.


I normally use bags for my rifles but for this one I really want a (cheap) hard case.
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2018, 03:20:59 AM »

Is that your tavor? What country r u from?
Just a couple of direct answers:
No, the gas from the port is a non-issue. I get zero gas in my face from my X95.
Yes, the Lancer mags will work perfectly in the X95. In fact, any magazine that will work in an AR-15 (M-4, M-16) will work in the X95. Look:



One question:
Does the case need to be a hard case?

LLAP

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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2018, 03:56:05 AM »

Is that your tavor? What country r u from?
Just a couple of direct answers:
No, the gas from the port is a non-issue. I get zero gas in my face from my X95.
Yes, the Lancer mags will work perfectly in the X95. In fact, any magazine that will work in an AR-15 (M-4, M-16) will work in the X95. Look:

One question:
Does the case need to be a hard case?

LLAP

His profile says "US". Wink

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2018, 04:03:37 AM »

The weapon needs to be "securely" stocked and transported. I don't think a trigger lock will fit because of cutlass style grip.

Any other options besides a cable lock like this?
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2018, 04:53:36 AM »

Ohhhhh 😂
Is that your tavor? What country r u from?
Just a couple of direct answers:
No, the gas from the port is a non-issue. I get zero gas in my face from my X95.
Yes, the Lancer mags will work perfectly in the X95. In fact, any magazine that will work in an AR-15 (M-4, M-16) will work in the X95. Look:

One question:
Does the case need to be a hard case?

LLAP

His profile says "US". Wink

LLAP

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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2018, 04:55:59 AM »

No not really. In generally, Americans doesn't need to lock their guns in a case.
The best thing to do is go to a sporting good store and buy a regular case not made for guns, but will fit your x95. And use a cable locking system
The weapon needs to be "securely" stocked and transported. I don't think a trigger lock will fit because of cutlass style grip.

Any other options besides a cable lock like this?


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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2018, 05:20:22 AM »

In generally, Americans doesn't need to lock their guns in a case.



Good ol' USA.

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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 08:28:50 AM »

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Any other options besides a cable lock like this?

Couldn't you just pull the bolt out and put it somewhere?
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2018, 08:49:08 AM »

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Any other options besides a cable lock like this?

Couldn't you just pull the bolt out and put it somewhere?

Yeah was thinking about that too.
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