Eurosatory 2018: Masada line of 9mm pistols presented by IWI

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), SK Group member –a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – is presenting the company’s latest additions, the MASADA line of Striker-based pistols at Eurosatory 2018.

IWI Masada gun eurosatory 2018
IWI Masada pistol at Eurosatory 2018

The MASADA Striker-based line of pistols 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.

The first model – the Full Size 9X19mm MASADA pistol – is on display at Eurosatory.

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), 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.