IWI launches new Masada line of 9mm striker-fired pistols (VIDEO)

11/3/17 7:00 AM | by

IWI launches new Masada line of 9mm striker-fired pistols (VIDEO)

Offering a 17+1 capacity, IWI’s polymer framed striker-fired Masada pistols, new for 2018, are being exhibited overseas.

Featuring a low-profile barrel as well as fully ambidextrous controls and enhanced ergonomics, the Masada is intended for civilian, law-enforcement and military markets.

Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, explained in a statement the new pistol has been in development for years and was designed with input from customers.

“The new Striker-based line places special emphasis on operational safety and simplicity of maintenance, as well as a high level of ergonomics and ease of use,” said Sabag.

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Some 7.49-inches long in its full-size introductory model complete with a 4-inch barrel, the combat-style handgun tips the scales at 23-ounces unloaded. Features include an integral MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail for accessories, front and rear slide serrations and a cold hammer-forged polygonal rifled barrel. Offerings in Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth are on the table.

The Masada comes as a striker-fired alternative to IWIs popular Jericho 941 pistol line, which has long been available in both steel and polymer framed variants.

Exhibited this month at defense shows in Colombia, France, and Thailand, you can be sure the Masada will pop up at SHOT Show next January.


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