An announcement that the new IWI MASADA pistol is now shipping was sent out to media folk, and we are pretty excited about what the new pistol offers.
With a laundry list of features, it is going to be hard to ignore the MASADA as a viable option when shopping for a new pistol. Interestingly, IWI sized the pistol about the same as the FN 509 and the Glock 19X which should make it a fantastic shooter. The pistol is said to be optics ready right out of the box using a plate system similar to the one developed by FN for the FNP-45 Tactical roughly a decade ago that has commonly become known as "MOS" plates.
The IWI MASADA checks all the boxes when looking at polymer-framed pistols, and it does so at a price that blows the competition out of the water at only $480.
The IWI MASADA will carry an MSRP of only $480 according to the press release but we found pre-orders for around $425 on several online retailer's sites.
For more information about the IWI MASADA pistol, you can visit the IWI US website.
More About The IWI MASADA from IWI US:
IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is excited to announce it has begun shipping the ALL NEW MASADA Optics-Ready Pistol today.
The IWI US MASADA 9mm polymer framed striker-fired pistol was developed in order to provide an advanced solution to the modern battlefield requirements. This pistol takes user preferences to a new level, with each feature carefully selected based on input from military personnel, law enforcement officials, and gun enthusiasts alike. The MASADA is ergonomically designed with fully ambidextrous controls and three interchangeable back-straps, enabling the MASADA pistol to fit a wide variety of hand sizes. The MASADA was designed with a low bore axis for reduced perceived felt recoil. Overall, The MASADA was engineered to endure all elements while maintaining IWI legendary attention to detail and reliability.
The frame is made of high strength, impact resistant fiberglass reinforced polymers. Like all IWI firearms, it is built to withstand and endure all types of military use and abuse in extremely harsh environmental conditions.
MASADA utilizes a modular, serialized, high-grade steel trigger mechanism housing that can be easily removed, allowing simple and easy disassembly and maintenance.
The trigger was designed to enhance the shooter’s accuracy and safety. The MASADA trigger has an average pull of 6 pounds with a clean, crisp break and a positive reset. Featuring a built-in trigger safety, the pistol will not fire unless the trigger is pulled.
“This is our first entry into the striker fired pistol market and we are very pleased with the results. The MASADA incorporates a milled-slide which provides a secure and convenient place to mount an electronic sight for quick and easy target acquisition. This, combined with an extremely competitive retail price, makes the MASADA a serious contender for civilian and government customers,” Jeremy Gresham, Director of Sales and Marketing of IWI US stated.
The MASADA has an MSRP of $480.00. Additional information can be found at the IWI US website, here be https://iwi.us/product/m9orp17/
Currently, IWI US imports and markets the Jericho® 941 pistol in full and mid-sized steel and polymer frames in 9mm and .45 ACP, and the iconic UZI® Pro pistol, a modernized Micro UZI semi-auto pistol based on the UZI sub-machine gun. IWI US is also the importer of the TAVOR® SAR, the award-winning bullpup currently being phased out as the phenomenal sales of the TAVOR® X95TM replace it. The Galil ACE® in pistol and carbine versions also continue to drive sales in both the commercial and law enforcement markets.