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

While IWI is no stranger to pistols — we point you to the Jericho 941 — the Masada is its first striker-fired pistol. 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 also 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 comes with or without a manual safety, pending what the shooter wants. It also 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 an overall 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.

IWI offers the Masade in four different colors: Sniper gray, OD green, black and flat dark earth. Lastly, is MSRP, which comes in at just $480. For even more info, please visit

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