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  1. #1
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    Default Israeli Masada 9mm Pistol

    The IWI Masada 9mm Pistol is now available and looks like a good addition to the lineup of high-capacity but reasonably compact carry guns. Out of the box accuracy is very good and the trigger pull is better than a stock Glock 19 but not as smooth as the Walther PPQs. Like the Walther PPQ M4 the Masada comes pre-cut for 4 different optics but, sadly, no threaded barrel is available. The standard package includes the optics adapter plates, interchangeable back straps, 2 17-round metal mags and Mepro night sights. The price is quite reasonable at roughly $430.
    The biggest downside I see is the lack of available aftermarket modifications, at least for now. Also, the trigger shoe, for some reason, has a tendency to irritate my finger after firing a couple of mags through the gun. (Perhaps Gabe will design a better one.) The Mepro night sights will not co-witness with my Trijicon RMR as the adapter plate raises its height too high.
    Last edited by SLF; 10-15-2019 at 06:34 PM.

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    Well another 9 mm polymer pistol See link for spec if for some reason anyone is interested https://iwi.net/masada/


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    Looks like a take on the CZ P10 series, crossed with a Canik TP9. Don't tend to dismiss this stuff as quickly as some, but I can't say I'm overwhelmed.

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    PASS with a big P. I am not impressed with any modern Israeli weapons. Yeah, the Tavor has some things going for it, but that is about all. If I want a striker fired weapon today in 2019 (not 1957) I will get a Glock or a Sig 320. If I want a DA/DA it will be a CZ 75 or a Sig P226. The Masada? I see no point in it and will not get one.
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    (Shakes head slowly) I don't think they realize that they can't beat Glock with a clone of a Glock. If you want to beat Glock, it's going to take something that is superior by enough of a margin to warrant the expense of switching over.

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    Meh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkface View Post
    Meh...
    Bbbbut...the IDF uses it.
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    You would figure they would put some hips at the rear of the slide to conform to the "slingshot " method favored by the israeli's (no that isnt a David and goliath pun) just if I was going to build a weapon system high on my list (behind reliability) would be optimizing it for the tactics in use (sound familiar ;)
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    Been working with an ex-Israeli FN BHP for a couple of weeks now. It came with a spur hammer, now has a C&S no-bite and full power replacement springs.

    I would not care to slingshot that pistol with sweaty or bloody hands. The slide serrations cover 1 1/4" by 5/8" a side, and are neither deep nor sharp. Even a light coat of oil is problematic.

    Condition 1, OK--the safeties are adequate. Condition 2, marginal with the spur hammer. Condition 3, no effing way. This gun will get a C&S left side safety when I get the nerve to fit it.
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    I'd take one if someone gave it to me! I would take just about any gun someone wants to give away free. Will I spend my very limited funds on one, nope. I have what I want and need in my Glocks and IF I buy more , that is what it will be.
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