New IWI 9X19mm MASADA pistol at Defense & Security 2017 Thailand


Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) unveils is MASADA line of Striker-based pistols for military, law enforcement, and civilian markets in 9X19mm caliber at Defense and Security Thailand 2017 exhibition in Bangkok.


New IWI 9X19mm MASADA pistol at Defense and Security 2017 Thailand exhibition Bangkok 925 001
New Israeli-made IWI MASADA 9mm pistol at Defense and Security Thailand 2017 exhibition in Bangkok.


According to ShlomiSabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are proud to launch this new line of pistols – the MASADA – following a development process that took several years, based on requests from our 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. The pistol will be available to our customers from Q1/18.”

The MASADA has several advanced safety mechanisms including a firing pin block safety, a clean and crisp trigger reset with a built-in trigger safety, and a fast, easy and safe takedown – with no need to pull the trigger. The pistol can be provided with or without manual safety. It has an easy racked slide with improved front and rear cocking serrations, enhanced ergonomics with the IWI grip angle, and a low barrel axis for reduced recoil. The body has a glass-reinforced polymer frame as well as a polygonal cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10RH twist rate.

Additional features include fully ambidextrous operating controls and fixed 3-dot tritium illuminated Meprolight night sights. It offers 100% interchangeability with a compatible trigger mechanism housing, reducing maintenance and life cycle costs. The pistol has an overall length of 6.6" (186.4mm)with a barrellength of 4.1" (104mm), and with a trigger pull weighing 5.5-7.0 lbs. (2.5-3.175 kg), and a weight without the magazine of 22.9 ounces(650 g). The MASADA will be available in four colors: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth.


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