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

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Eurosatory, Paris, June 13-17, Hall 6, Stand F701

12 June 2021, Ramat Hasharon, Israel. 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 9 mm compact striker-fired handgun designed to be easily concealed for any covert mission.

With a slim line frame, made out of high-strength, impact-resistant fiberglass-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.

The Masada slim is optic ready compatible with many after-market sights. Its serialized, 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 7 lb. the short clean, crisp break with a positive short reset insurers 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.

“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 beavertail, 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.


Located in the center of Israel, IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – has been a world-leading producer of small arms for over 85 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, military units, police, and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR and the new TAVOR-7 in 7.62X51mm, X95 (Micro TAVOR) and GALIL-ACE rifles, the new multi-caliber ARAD in 5.56X45mm and 300 BLK and ten new CARMEL rifles, the new S.A. ACE Sniper rifle, the DAN.338 bolt action sniper rifle, the NEGEV light machine gun 5.56 & 7.62mm, the legendary UZI in its latest evolution – UZI PRO – JERICHO pistols, the new MASADA striker-fired pistols and the latest riot control solution – the GAL VPS – versatile protective suit. 

The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The weapons are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests and modifications based on combat requirements and experience.

All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9001 standards.

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The SK Group, founded by Mr Samy Katsav, is a privately-held technology and innovation holding company, specializing in global frontline defense, law enforcement solutions, marine infrastructure, and property development solutions. The SK Group provides small arms systems, electro-optic and laser solutions, imaging systems, naval solutions and more. Drawing on Israel’s innovation and field-proven solutions, The SK Group offers a powerful track record of technology, experience, and excellence.

Further information about the SK Group is available at

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