Gentleman have you ever attempted to change the world? The X95 Tavor is the American sporting version of the Israeli militaries CQB [Close Quarters Battle] rifle. It is second to none in that particular role. However, this is America and occasions of close quarter battle are quite rare outside of Chicago. Lol. For the X95's price tag [$1500-$1900] the American shooter expects accuracy equivalent to a similarly price AR style sporting platform. Thus far this has not been the case. The biggest accuracy issue with both the Tavor SAR & X95 platforms has been the chrome lined barrel. Not only does chrome lining affect the accuracy there have been thermal issues with shoot groups expanding as the barrel heats up. At this time no aftermarket accurized barrels exist for either the SAR or X95. There is hope on the horizon however. I composed a letter & sent it out to several on the very best manufacturers of accurized melonited rifle barrels. In this letter I described the problem and requested help. One of these companies, Criterion Barrels Inc answered the call. Marketing Director, Josh Buege of Criterion informed me that they were indeed interested in filling this niche in the market. All they asked was that I do some of the leg work and secure enough distributors to purchase a mere 50 barrels to cover the costs of R&D, retooling & manufacture. I composed another letter which I mailed out to some of the largest gun parts distributors in the industry. Two days later the goal was met. Criterion has now officially taken up the cause & officially begun R&D on target barrels for the X95. Depending upon sales they may well expand into barrels for the SAR as well as into other Tavor calibers such as the 9mm & even .300 ACC. The days of Tavor rifles being limited in utility to close-in engagement may be numbered. An increase in accuracy will allow the rifle to become an effective close to mid-range weapon.