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IWI Launch The Masada Slim Pistol

IWI Masada Slim [© Israel Weapon Industries]

Eurosatory 2022 ~ IWI expands its range of striker-fired pistol solutions with the launch of the Masada Slim – a highly accurate 13 round compact handgun.


Press Release, Ramat Hasharon, June 2022: IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – a member of the SK Group (founded by Mr. Samy Katsav) and is a global leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments government, armies, military, and law enforcement agencies around the world globe. has launched the Masada Slim, an operationally proven, high capacity 9mm compact striker-fired handgun designed to be easily concealed for any covert mission.

IWI Masada Slim [© Israel Weapon Industries]

With a slim line frame, made out of high-strength, impact-resistant fibreglass-reinforced polymers, the Masada Slim is designed around a high capacity 13 round magazine and together with an extended base plate it enhances the slim fire power to 17 rounds cartridge that can accommodate 13 bullets, with a cartridge adaptor that can be added to accommodate a total of 17 bullets, giving users additional stopping power. Its enhanced ergonomic design facilitates a natural and instinctive grip angle. Premium high-grade sights are provided as standard out of the box, ensuring enhanced accuracy. Front slide serrations ensure easy and smooth slide manipulations.

IWI Masada Slim with Mepro Tru-Dot fixed sights as launched at Eursatory 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

The Masada Slim is optic ready compatible with many after-market sights. Its serialised, high-grade steel firing control mechanism can be easily removed, for easy maintenance and configuration. The Masada Slim has a straight trigger, with an average pull of 5.5 to 7lb. the short clean, crisp break with a positive short reset insures excellent accuracy. A built-in trigger safety ensures that the handgun will not fire unless the trigger is pressed. A High tang grip design ensures superb recoil control and fast follow up shots on target.

For enhanced safety the Masada Slim can’t be disassembled while the magazine is inserted and there is no need to press the trigger for disassembly. As with all IWI firearms, the Masada Slim has been subjected to rigorous testing in extremely harsh environmental conditions.

The IWI Masada Slim is both compact and much slimmer than most 9mm 13-round handguns
[© Bob Morrison]

“We developed the Masada Slim in direct response to the changing needs of our customers around the world for maximum flexibility and adaptability for any mission,” says Ronen Hamudot, Exe. VP Marketing and Sales at SK Group and IWI. “Despite its compact size, we have maintained all the proven benefits of other IWI pistols, including a unique safety mechanism, with the goal of achieving maximum user safety. The Masada Slim is already in use by various forces around the world.”

About the Masada family of striker-fired pistols: IWI’s Masada 9mm polymer-framed striker-fired pistol was developed to provide an advanced solution to for the modern battlefield requirements. The Masada features a low-bore axis design for reduced felt recoil, fully-ambidextrous controls, and enhanced ergonomics that provide a natural and instinctive grip angle. Three interchangeable wrap-around back-straps, coupled with a deep beaver-tail, enable the Masada pistol to fit a wide variety of hand sizes. Masada features a polygonal rifled, cold hammer forged barrel with 1:10 RH twist rate and 17 round magazines.

Even a petite female operative with small hands should find the Masada Slim comfortable to grip
[© Bob Morrison]
  • Apologies for the security cable in the photos of the Masada Slim taken at Eurosatory 2022 ~ weapons displayed at expos are likely to sprout legs and run away if not well chained down ~ also on safety grounds magazines are removed.


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