K.B.I. importing Jericho 941 pistol

K.B.I. Inc. , which includes Charles Daly, is again importing the IWI Jericho 941 pistol that was previously imported by Magnum Research under the Baby Eagle brand name.

The “Military-Tuff” Jericho 941 pistols are available in three calibers (9mm, 40S&W and .45ACP), three frame sizes (Full, Mid-size & Compact), in both Polymer and Steel frames. Standard Features include: ambidextrous de-cocking (firing pin block) safety; double/single action trigger function; combat style trigger guard; chrome-lined polygonal rifled barrels; under frame picatinny rail (except compact); low-profile combat style sights; two magazines & hard case. The Jericho’s time-tested, field-proven reliability and performance may be its best feature.

The pistol comes in three different sizes and chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. MSRP starts at $647 for the blue steel / polymer frame models to $749 for the chromed steel models.

Mainpage Jericho
The mid size steel / chromed model model

More info here.

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  • Matt Groom

    The Israelis designed these pistols to survive a nuclear apocalypse, and they probably will. I have always wanted one, but I can’t justify it when I have so many other designs that I don’t play with as it is.

  • War Wolf

    I would pick one up in .45 if it came along at the right price. I always liked the way they fit in my hand. The Baby Eagle always had good heft in the hand and the 9mm I used shot very well.

  • Most people don’t realize that it is just a cosmetically altered Tanfoglio, itself a clone of the CZ75. At least towards the beginning, many of the parts were made in Italy under Israeli supervision.

  • Where I grew up we beated “nuclear apocalypse”, but till the people that rules us accept that we have the very right to own and use guns a long way is to go.

    Its not all freedom where Americans have been.

  • Orion

    this is great news for the American shooters…

    I shoot IPSC production class with this pistol and I can say that it is more than a CZ.

    The extended cover makes it more muzzle heavy and that is good for recoil and feel…Holding the Jericho makes you feel you are holding a REAL firearm if that appeals to you.

    And if you havent noticed the grip (backstrap) it is reconfigured…There is more metal missing in the area below the beavertail and that suits people with fat medium sized hands ALOT…Grip is more natural than say Glocks, Walther etc…NO ONE in our gun club that starts with a Glock and tries the Jericho has return to the G pistol again.

    Admitedly the polymer Jericho versions have fingergrooves and that kills the GRIP thing for me…And i really hope KBI does something better with the black finish…We have issues with corrosion induced by sweaty hands, but the Chromed version is GTG…

  • J.S.

    I have always wanted one and i finally bought one of the RS 941 .40 SW models, and i love it. it is by far the best and one of the most accurate pistols i have ever owned, not to mention durable ( i carry it with me almost everywhere i go ) i owned. if you notice though on the mag the tanfoligo symbol is at the bottom on the side, so i do believe tanfoligo had some hand in it. but not only that, IWI is the only gun maker that i have every heard of offering polygonal rifling which increases accuracy. all together, its an excellent firearm.

  • Orion

    ha! on the mags….I have worked the pistol with CZ SP-01 increased capacity mags. But the regular ones are just a bit shoter to lock.

    One the otehr way around Jericho mags work both in the SP-01 and the classic 75!


  • don Hennesy

    Nice fit and finish, machined very well, the full size 9 weighs a kilo and the 9 feels like a 32 recoil when fired. It’s the first 9 mm that I was excited to keep and pass down to my grandkids. Yeah, that’s right, these things are built to last, grandkids and I’m only 24. Once I held the full size Jericho, i wondered why more military/law enforcement don’t use them for they could double as a nightstick and problably be more effective. The tac rail is beautiful!!! This is metallic art, such a sexy gun, considering leaving the wife for another in .45.

  • Jericho Swanson

    Ok, so I guess they are importing them again, but where do I go to buy one? Yes, my name is Jericho. Prime reason I started looking for this handgun, because my name was already engraved in the gun itself. As I read on, it is actually a highly requested handgun to own and functions as a dream pistol would. I’ve had no luck in finding one available for purchase, so please help me out. Where can I purchase one? Besides israel.

    • Jericho Finder

      You would need to find one at a gun show. Just found one here in Las Vegas. You could also try cheaper than dirt .com and have them ship it to your local ffl dealer. http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/2-MRBE9915RS. It is also known as a “baby desert eagle”- Most people here in the U.S. know it as that. just make sure it has “made in israel” stamped on it and you are good to go. The all steel version is the original design as an FYI.

  • I owned an original for some time. It’s built to take a beating, but it was never the be-all cure-all gun people make them out to be. Good service pistol depending on your size and grip.