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IWI, An SK Group Member, Launches MASADA – A Striker-Based Line Of Pistols For Military, Law Enforcement, And Civilian Markets

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

The first model – the Full Size 9X19mm MASADA – will be exhibited at Defense & Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia with availability from Q1/18

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Ramat HaSharon, Israel, November 2nd. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), an SK Group member – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – is launching the MASADA line of Striker-based pistols for military, law enforcement, and civilian markets. The first model, the full size 9X19mm MASADA, will be exhibited at Defense and Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia.

According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are proud to launch this new line of pistols – the MASADA – following a development process that took several years, based on requests from our customers. The new Striker-based line places special emphasis on operational safety and simplicity of maintenance, as well as a high level of ergonomics and ease of use. The pistol will be available to our customers from Q1/18.”

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The MASADA 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.

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 barrel length of 4.1″ (104mm), and with 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.

ABOUT IWI
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which comprises companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of defense products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (MICRO TAVOR), and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN.338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, and the JERICHO pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world, and the new MASADA Stryker-based pistols. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards. 

ABOUT SK GROUP
SK Group is a privately held technology and innovation holding company specializing in global frontline defense, and paramilitary solutions, marine infrastructures and property development. SK Group provides small arm systems, electro-optic and laser solutions, imaging systems, naval solutions and more. Drawing on Israel’s innovation and field-proven solutions, SK’s companies offer a powerful track record of technology, experience and excellence.

For more information on IWI, please visit: www.iwi.net. Further information about SK Group is available at www.sk-g.net.IWI

SHOT Show 2015 – IWI – Galil ACE Line

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The new Galil ACE line was on display at the IWI booth. Currently chambered for 7.62x39mm, the ACE line has the following features:

– reciprocating left side charging handle
– Modern polymer components for weight reduction
– Full length two-piece Picatinny top rail
– Picatinny tri-rail forearm with built-in, removable rail covers
– Adjustable iron sights with Tritium front sight post
– Accepts all standard AK-47 type magazines

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This particular variant is a pistol which comes with IWI’s own side folding Stabilizing Brace.

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Both this pistol and the side folding Stabilizing Brace variant feature an 8.3″ barrel.

As for upcoming variations of the ACE line, late Summer will see the introduction of the 7.62x51mm ACE, which will consist of two pistols and a full length rifle in multiple barrel lengths, all of which will accept standard SR-25 type magazines. The 5.56 ACE line will be available starting early 2016, and will accept standard AR-15 magazines.

www.israel-weapon.com

Tavor SAR – 9mm Conversion Kit

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Taken at SHOT Show 2014, these pictures show the 9mm Parabellum conversion kit for the Tavor SAR. The kit comes with everything needed to convert the 5.56 Tavor into a pistol-caliber carbine: a 1:10 twist CHF 17″ barrel, blowback recoil assembly with bolt and carrier, 9mm magazine magwell adapter, 9mm deflector, and 32-round magazine. They also threw in a barrel removal wrench.

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Although the kit isn’t currently up on the IWI website, a few online vendors have listings for the kit.

www.iwi.us

SHOT Show – IWI Booth – Kryptek Tavor

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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www.israel-weapon.com

IWI US, Inc. UZI PRO Pistols Have Arrived In The U.S.A.

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Harrisburg, PA (October 2013) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), announces the arrival of the long-awaited UZI PRO semi-auto pistol for the American consumer market. The UZI brand is world renowned with sales of over 2 million units worldwide since 1963.

The UZI sub-machine gun (SMG) was designed and patented by Uziel Gal who gave the production rights to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. After initial testing by the IDF, the Ordnance Corps ordered 8,000 units and the love affair with the world’s most iconic pistol continues today.

The UZI PRO semi-auto pistol is the latest evolution featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. Based on the famous UZI SMG, the UZI PRO Pistol is purpose-built with only one goal – uncompromising performance and reliability on a robust design. This 9mm Luger Parabellum version for the American public sports an advanced polymer pistol grip that incorporates an integrated magazine release button for fast and easy magazine changes. The cocking handle is located on the receiver side thus allowing for a full-length Picatinny rail on the top receiver cover. A short Picatinny rail is also mounted below the barrel for additional accessories.

Safety is always a primary concern with the UZI® brand and the new pistol features three safety mechanisms; a conventional manual safety, a firing pin block and a proven grip safety that must be fully depressed before the gun can be cocked and fired.

UZI PRO Pistol Specifications:

Caliber: 9mm Para
Operation: Semi-automatic blowback operation from closed bolt
Barrel: MIL-SPEC, cold-hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist
Barrel Length: 4.5 inches
Overall Length: 9.5 inches
Weight: 3.66 lbs.
Mag Cap: 1-20 & 1-25 rd.
Stock Color: Black
MSRP: $1,099.00

Simple maintenance on the UZI PRO Pistol requires no special tools for quick and easy field stripping. The UZI PRO Pistol, shipping to distributors everywhere, comes with one 20-round and one 25-round magazine. The UZI PRO Pistol (Part Number: UPP9S) has a MSRP of $1,099.00.

www.israel-weapon.com/

IWI ACE – Extreme Conditions

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013