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Posted: 8/6/2018 2:45:02 PM EDT
Even if you absolutely adore the gun, I’m sure there’s something you dislike about it.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 2:57:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2018 2:58:07 PM EDT by Thunder_Stick]
It’s seems way heavier then it needs to be.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 3:03:18 PM EDT
It can be gassy when suppressed, and requires aftermarket solutions to fix the issue ($35ish port cover.)
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 3:11:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
It can be gassy when suppressed, and requires aftermarket solutions to fix the issue ($35ish port cover.)
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I’ve read you can use silicone caulk to fix it as well if you don’t plan on ever really switching the port form one side to the other.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 3:18:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AzAgLover:

I’ve read you can use silicone caulk to fix it as well if you don’t plan on ever really switching the port form one side to the other.
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Correct.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 3:21:25 PM EDT
The thick rubber butt pad.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 3:24:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2018 3:25:38 PM EDT by strat81]
It's heavy, but it does balance well.

The stock trigger is borderline bad. I've felt worse on ARs and 10/22s. Geissele will fix that for you with a Lightning Bow and Super Sabra trigger pack, but bring $$$. Bummer since a lousy AR trigger can be fixed for $50-$100 with an ALG or MBT.

They're gassy when suppressed. The port cover sealing tricks (RTV) and gadgets (gasketed covers) help, but do not eliminate the problem.

Accuracy is not up to par with an AR of similar price. Expect 2-3 MOA with bulk or match ammo and you won't be disappointed.

The rail height is not the same as an AR, so optic mounts designed for the AR won't work perfectly.

Aftermarket is small, but that can be said for anything that's not an AR, 10/22, Glock, or 1911.

"Wow, strat81! That's a lot of downsides. Why would anyone want one of these things?"

GREAT QUESTION!!

It's not an AR. Variety is the spice of life. For the guy that has a baker's dozen ARs in the safe to cover any possible need, the X95 is nice just because it's different. I can eat pizza every day, but sometimes I just want Chinese food (or a kosher hot dog and a knish, as the case may be).

It's short. My X95 with Specwar 556K attached is as long as my unsuppressed 16" ARs. If your gun fantasies have you clearing houses and office buildings but demanding 16" ballistics rather than SBR ballistics, a bullpup is a great choice. Yes, an SBR will get you the same size, but then you have the concussion of an SBR, the tax stamp cost, and the hassle of transporting an SBR across state lines. AR pistols can remedy that, but then you have a brace that may not be as comfortable as a stock and the ATF's on-again-off-again-on-again bullshit with shouldering a pistol brace.

They're fun rifles, but I wouldn't recommend one as someone's first or second 5.56 semi-auto rifle, nor would I recommend one to someone that's a bit price sensitive.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 3:40:51 PM EDT
I bought mine primarily to have a not-AR. It's now my go-to rifle.

I find it heavy but it balances really well. I haven't noticed the gassing as much, but I can see how that is a problem. With a 60rd drum, it's quite nice.

I'm torn on the trigger well area. I'm not sure if I like the large opening or not. I need to go shoot some more.

I think for the price it should be more accurate, but it has always done the job for me (sidekick in a Gator driving around the farm).
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 6:31:43 PM EDT
Not having the round IDF handguard
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 8:13:29 PM EDT
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Random fliers. Other than that, I love the gun.
Link Posted: 8/6/2018 10:50:21 PM EDT
I didn’t like the fat buttpad do that’s gone now. Besides that I don’t like the a2 grip nub thing on the pistol grip why that has spread to multiple other guns I dunno. It’s not a make or break thing but I’d rather nothing have that dumb nub. That’s all for me.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 12:48:27 AM EDT
I didn’t like the rubber pad but my biggest gripe about mine was the poor accuracy. I didn’t expect it to be a precision match rifle but 4 moa was a bit much. If I ever get solid conformation IWI fixed the accuracy issue I’d happily buy another.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 1:11:24 AM EDT
I get around 2-3moa from mine. Which is fine for me. That's pretty typical combat rifle accuracy worldwide.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 8:16:32 AM EDT
I had one of the very 1st ones. I tried every type of ammo, I strapped it to a sled. It just never got better than 4moa. Which sucked because it did everything else very well.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 9:52:00 AM EDT
The buttpad. Get a pinned fh, go to flat buttpad. Moves the weight a little closer to your body.

The curved buttpad helps but isn't quite as good.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 4:47:22 PM EDT
I really like the X95, but here's what I don't like...
- US handguard, the round Israeli is so much better
- Accuracy, acceptable, but I'm spoiled from shooting AR's
- Big goofy rubber buttpad, the 18" BBL'ed version is the better way to go so you can put the slim Israeli butt plate on without dealing w/ pinning and welding.
Link Posted: 8/7/2018 6:54:31 PM EDT
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YES.
Link Posted: 8/15/2018 12:23:49 AM EDT
I really like mine. I went with the Manticore Arms Buttpad because I didn’t want to pin and weld it for the flat buttpad. I was hitting a steel gong at 100 yards away this past weekend with the X95. It was more comfortable to shoot than my friends ARs or his Sig 556 SWAT, although I do miss those rifles and I wish Sig still made the 556 series of rifles.
Link Posted: 8/15/2018 12:24:41 PM EDT
Worst dislike: the infamous X95 suppressor fart... right to the face.

I'm not thrilled with the accuracy, though it does shoot very well off hand. Could stand to be a bit lighter, but it's still very well balanced.
Link Posted: 8/15/2018 3:56:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dubagel:
Not having the round IDF handguard
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I TOO CONCUR.
Link Posted: 8/18/2018 10:37:13 PM EDT
The butpad, and I really dont like cleaning it that much, It just feels kind of awkward, but the good thing is you dont have to clean it too thouroughly or often..
Link Posted: 9/1/2018 11:33:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ShadowAngel:
It can be gassy when suppressed, and requires aftermarket solutions to fix the issue ($35ish port cover.)
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Link Posted: 9/1/2018 11:37:06 PM EDT
Two things: first the chamber is really tight. Hand ejecting rounds can be hard. Almost have to beat on the charging handle to clear the chamber.
Second the factory rail is a bit low compared to the stock. I have an acog on mine and I have to jam my cheek down to get a good sight picture.
Link Posted: 9/2/2018 7:37:45 AM EDT
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Two things: first the chamber is really tight. Hand ejecting rounds can be hard. Almost have to beat on the charging handle to clear the chamber.
Second the factory rail is a bit low compared to the stock. I have an acog on mine and I have to jam my cheek down to get a good sight picture.
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Try putting the acog on a lower third co witness height mount.

That put my sight at a level comparable to an absolute co witness height on an AR.
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 9:18:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By 1911xdm:
Two things: first the chamber is really tight. Hand ejecting rounds can be hard. Almost have to beat on the charging handle to clear the chamber.
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That doesn't sound right.
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 2:14:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By strat81:
That doesn't sound right.
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Originally Posted By strat81:
Originally Posted By 1911xdm:
Two things: first the chamber is really tight. Hand ejecting rounds can be hard. Almost have to beat on the charging handle to clear the chamber.
That doesn't sound right.
I have called iwi about it and they said they have a tight chamber. I have also seen people in matches have to mortar their x95 just to get the chambered round out. It always shoots and ejects 100% though
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 2:27:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AzAgLover:
Even if you absolutely adore the gun, I’m sure there’s something you dislike about it.
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The factory AUG cutlass style grip doesn't work on the X95 like it does the AUG.

The AUG uses a sliding trigger.

The X95 uses a hinged trigger --> my middle finger slips behind the trigger.

Link Posted: 9/4/2018 2:34:45 PM EDT
I love everything about it except for 1 thing. It isn’t quite as accurate as a good AR. It is great for CQB.
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 2:51:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By spydercomonkey:

The factory AUG cutlass style grip doesn't work on the X95 like it does the AUG.

The AUG uses a sliding trigger.

The X95 uses a hinged trigger --> my middle finger slips behind the trigger.

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@spydercomonkey

Have you tried one of these?
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 3:26:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By strat81:

@spydercomonkey

Have you tried one of these?
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I ended up selling mine when I needed to pay the bills, but that was the plan if I had kept mine.
Link Posted: 9/7/2018 1:26:07 AM EDT
I would like the safety a little higher up.

Would have preferred longer barrel with shorter buttpad to meet over all length.

I liked the original Tavor SAR magazine release better.

Would prefer the rail a little higher, like the MI rail.

I love the rifle and have had no problems, but over 20 years of using the M16/AR15 platform have left the AR feeling more natural than the X95 in every aspect.
Link Posted: 9/21/2018 6:20:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Thunder_Stick:
It’s seems way heavier then it needs to be.
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I felt the same. Its not too heavy, but I was quite surprised the first time I shouldered one. Sure is short and handy though.
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