Taking the Tavor Trigger One Step Further


Perfecting the Tavor with the Geissele Lightning Bow Trigger.

I likely never would have bought a Tavor if it wasn’t for Steve Coulston. Man that guy has everything. In all seriousness. I am on my third Tavor and absolutely love it. I have one in 9mm and two in 556, with the hopes of making one a 300 AAC someday.

All of my Tavors have the Geissele Super Sabra Trigger Pack installed, which is a night and day upgrade over the stock trigger pack. Nothing like taking the trigger pull from 11+ pounds down to 4+ pounds.

That being said, Geissele has one-upped themselves with the addition of the Lightning Bow Trigger which was designed to replace the factory trigger bow.

The Lightning Bow in addition to the trigger pack makes for a combo that is unstoppable, although the bow does not require a trigger pack change and will work with other trigger packs on the market.

The Lightning Bow Trigger is precision machined from precipitation hardened 17-4 and is designed to replace the standard trigger in IWI Tavor rifles. Once installed, the Sabra Lightning Bow is adjustable via a setscrew that removes the “slack” that is inherently found in the trigger mechanism of those rifles. By removing the slack, the trigger pull is instantly transformed into a feel that is much more familiar to that of an M4 Carbine.

Pairing the Sabra Lightning Bow with a Super Sabra Trigger Pack will result in a pull that is truly two-stage and has a match grade feel.


Installation is not for the faint at heart. It requires patience and the proper tools. If you have both of those, it is a breeze.

Installing the Bow requires the removal of your barrel along with the top rail and factory trigger bow.

I won’t bore you with the details in this article, but I will tell you the tool list:

  • Barrel Removal Tool
  • Punch
  • Hammer
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Flashlight

    When Geissele says this combo makes for a true two-stage match trigger, they were not messing around. This trigger is second-to-none on any other bullpup on the market, well maybe the Desert Tech SRS, but that is a $6000 weapon.

    The Lightning Bow coupled with the Super Sabra pack is truly unbeatable in the Tavor. I found it to be super fast with little reset and minimal take-up.

    MSRP for the Lightning Bow is $99.

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