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Heads up, folks; there’s a new polymer-framed, striker-fired pistol lineup on the horizon: the IWI Masada.

Designed for military, law enforcement and civilian markets, the first model in the IWI Masada lineup is a full-size 9mm offering. It will be available the first quarter of 2018.

IWI Masada Features

It sports a 4.1-inch polygonal cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10RH twist rate. The pistol has a number of advanced safety mechanisms, including a firing pin block safety; lean and crisp trigger reset with a built-in trigger safety; and an easy and safe takedown that doesn’t require you to pull the trigger.

The pistol can come with or without a manual safety.  It has an easily rackable slide with improved front and rear cocking serrations; enhanced ergonomics with an improved grip angle; and a low barrel axis for reduced recoil.

Other features include fully ambidextrous controls; fixed 3-dot tritium illuminated Metropolight night sights; trigger pull weighing 5.5-7 pounds; and a weight without the magazine of 22. 9 ounces.

“This is our first entry into the striker fired pistol market and we are very pleased with the results. Having a completely ambidextrous system, coupled with IWI’s famous performance, will make this a serious contender for civilian and government customers,” Casey Flack, the CEO of IWI US, said in a statement.

The Masada will come in four different colors: sniper gray, OD green, black and flat dark earth. The MSRP hasn’t been announced.

For more, visit iwi.net.

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