The wait is now over. The Israeli Weapon Industries Masada pistol has shipped and is now available in stores and online (Shop for one on GunsAmerica now!). To celebrate its availability, IWI LAG Tactical and Vortex are giving away a complete Masada package.
The Masada is IWI’s newest and most modern-style polymer-framed, double-stack, striker-fired service pistol. Chambered for 9mm Luger, the Masada has a standard capacity of 17+1 rounds. Like a lot of today’s service pistols the Masada has a full-size grip with a 4.1-inch barrel and slide assembly.
It comes standard with a lot of features common to high-end service pistols including true ambidextrous controls, a slide machined for optics, a modular grip frame and factory 3-dot tritium night sights.
The Masada comes with two magazines and three grip housings in small, medium and large sizes. The cut is compatible with select Leupold, SIG Sauer, Trijicon and Vortex optics using the included adapter plates.
Other solid design notes include a very large beavertail, an enlarged and undercut trigger guard, forward and rear slide serrations and a full-length accessory rail. And the frame is relieved at the magwell to make it easy to strip magazines if necessary.
Like most striker-fired guns in production today, the Masada uses a passive trigger safety and has no manual safeties. The trigger pull is set to 6 pounds which is right there with some of today’s most popular service pistols.
One of the main selling points for the Masada is its price. The suggested retail price is $480 which is a lot less than guns with similar features. And magazines aren’t too expensive either at $29.
Looking online today prices are starting around $430 to $450 which isn’t bad and not too surprising for such a new gun from such a popular manufacturer.
Of course one lucky Masada fan won’t pay a cent for their handgun. IWI is giving one gun package away at the 2019 NRA Personal Protection Expo in Ft. Worth along with extras from LAG Tactical and Vortex.
The package includes a Masada along with its accessories, two additional magazines, a LAG Tactical holster and a Vortex Venom mini red dot sight. Anyone who isn’t attending the expo won’t be left out as IWI is taking the giveaway online.
Given the well-thought feature set and the Masada’s pedigree, a lot of people will want to go and get their hands on one right away.