Almost two years after information first leaked, IWI US finally announced the release of its newest pistol platform: The Masada. The striker-fired, polymer-framed, 9mm semi-auto comes with an optics-ready package.
IWI US developed the Masada as an advanced solution to the modern battlefield requirements. The pistol includes user preferences based on input from military personnel, law enforcement officials and gun enthusiasts. The Masada feature fully ambidextrous controls and three interchangeable backstraps. This enables the Masada pistol to fit a wide variety of hand sizes. The Masada also utilizes a low bore axis for reduced perceived felt recoil.
The pistol’s frame features high-strength, impact-resistant fiberglass reinforced polymers. The Masada also utilizes a modular, serialized, high-grade trigger mechanism housing that can be easily removed, enabling simple and easy disassembly and maintenance, according to IWI.
The pistol’s trigger delivers an average 6-pound pull, with a clean, crisp break and positive reset. It features a built-in trigger safety; the pistol will not fire without pulling the trigger.
As an optics ready package, the pistol comes with interchangeable mounting plates for the Trijicon RMR, Leupold Delta Point, SIG Sauer Romeo 01 and Vortex Venom.
“This is our first entry into the striker fired pistol market and we are very pleased with the results,” said Jeremy Gresham, Director of Sales and Marketing, IWI US. “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.”
The Masada retails for $480. For more information, visit iwi.us.
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