IWI US Announces the Return of Jericho 941

IWI US Steel Frame Jericho 941

A press release from IWI US confirms that the Israeli Jericho 941 pistol will be returning to the US market in 2015.

These pistols, based off the Cz75 design, have been imported by other companies in the past under the Baby Eagle and Uzi Eagle name, but the original Israeli pistol has always been a Jericho 941.

Notably: IWI US has selected the frame mount safety for use in their pistols, addressing one of the most common critiques.

 

They’ll be producing 9mm, 40S&W and 45 APC variants in full-size and compact, with both steel and polymer frames.

From the press release:

“Jericho 941 pistols are used by civilians and elite forces around the world including the Israeli police. IWI US will also carry CO, CT, DC, HI, IL, MD, NJ and NY compliant pistols with 10-round magazines (no models available for CA and MA). The Jericho 941 pistol will be available in early 2015.”

I actually own a pair of Israeli Jericho 941s, and am mighty jealous that the American shooters get to dodge the slide mounted safety.

My personal Jerichos. Note the slide mounted decocker.

My personal Jerichos. Note the slide mounted decocker.

Here’s a look at each of the models IWI US will be offering:

Jericho® 941™ Specifications

MODEL:

F-9

F-40

FS-9

FS-40

FS-45

PL-9

PL-40

PSL-9

PSL-40

CALIBER:

9MM

.40 S&W

9MM

.40 S&W

.45 ACP

9MM

.40 S&W

9MM

.40 S&W

FRAME:

Steel    Full Size

Steel    Full Size

Steel Compact

Steel Compact

Steel Compact

Polymer Full Size

Polymer Full Size

Polymer Compact

Polymer Compact

BARREL:

4.4”

4.4”

3.8”

3.8”

3.8”

4.4”

4.4”

3.8”

3.8”

OAL:

8.2”

8.2”

7.6”

7.6”

7.6”

8.2”

8.2”

7.6”

7.6”

WEIGHT:

2.3 lbs.

2.3 lbs.

1.95 lbs.

2.25 lbs.

2.25 lbs.

1.75 lbs.

1.75 lbs.

1.6 lbs.

1.6 lbs.

MAG:

2 – 16 rd.

  (F-910 – 2-10 rd.)

2-12 rd.

(F-4010 – 2-10 rd.)

 

2-16 rd.

(FS-910 – 2-10 rd.)

2-12 rd.

(FS-4010 – 2-10 rd.)

2-10 rd.

2 – 16 rd.

  (PL-910 – 2-10 rd.)

2-12 rd.

(PL-4010 – 2-10 rd.)

2-16 rd.

(PSL-910 – 2-10 rd.)

2-12 rd.

(PSL-4010 – 2-10 rd.)

SIGHTS:

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

Adjustable

MSRP:

$655.00

$655.00

$655.00

$655.00

$655.00

$559.00

$559.00

$559.00

$559.00

And here’s a look at the polymer framed variant.

IWI US Polymer Frame Jericho 941



Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


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  • Giolli Joker

    No love for .41AE…

    • Anonymoose

      All I want is a full-size steel Jericho in .45ACP. Is that too much to ask?

      • Hmmm, they’re quite common in Canada. Perhaps IWI’s grid is missing a column?

        • Anonymoose

          Mid-size .45s, maybe.

    • Does anyone even make 41AE ammo anymore?

      • Giolli Joker

        I honestly doubt it…
        Killed by .40 S&W whose only advantages were FBI and S&W names behind it…

        • I miss the Speer 180gr Gold Dots intended for loading the .41 AE. They worked well in the .41 Magnum.

        • SP mclaughlin

          Or 9×21 IMI do you even obscure caliber?

          • Giolli Joker

            Not obscure at all! That is the most common pistol caliber in Italy.
            Simply a workaround to stupid laws forbidding 9×19 Luger ownership to civilians.
            (as OAL and loadings are the same conversion from 9Luger to 9×21 is simple… each and every 9Luger handgun produced in the US (or anywhere else) and imported in Italy gets chambered in 9×21 IMI)

            41AE gave the name to the Jericho (941…) it’s a pity it didn’t survive.

          • SP mclaughlin

            Oh right, I forget that it is common outside of the US.

  • echelon

    Do they have ambidextrous controls? Can I carry cocked and locked? If the answers to these two questions are ‘no’, then I will definitely be sticking with real CZs and other high quality clones that do have those features.

    • Tanfoglio parts should work as they subcontracted to IMI at least in the early years of the pistol.

      • Tom

        That was a long time ago so whilst the Tanfoglio, Spinx and even the old Springfields are all CZ 75 clones I would not bank on parts interchangeability.

        That said IMI seem quite committed to the US domestic market so I doubt parts will be a problem.

        • The Springfield P9 were also made by Tanfoglio. My point was that even if IWI doesn’t offer an ambi safety, you should be able to source the part eslewhere.

          • Tom

            Never realised the Springfields were made by Tanfoglio – makes a lot of sense now you point it out. But I think you are right ether IMI or a third party will produce spares/replacements.

    • Tim U

      Cocked and locked yes. I don’t know about ambi controls. They don’t bother me though if they don’t.

      • echelon

        Well, yes, most non-left handed people could care less about ambi controls… 🙂

        I’m left handed but also personally value ambi controls because in a life or death situation you never know when you may not have the use of your strong side. And in the 21st century there’s really no good reason in my opinion to Not have ambidextrous controls. It should just be standard.

  • David Lowrey

    What’s the main diffrence between this and a baby eagle just the slide mounted safty? And where did you get the threaded barrel for the Jericho?

    • Slide mounted safeties can be awkward to reach with the firing hand. And sometimes easier to activate than deactivate, or vice versa. The threaded barrel is part of Canadian law: nothing under 4 inches

  • Rich Guy

    I want one in 10MM.

    • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

      I have an EAA Witness/Tanfoglio 10mm. It’s about the closest thing you’ll get to a Jericho/CZ 10mm. It’s a great gun and inexpensive. They also do a 6″ longslide version.

  • andyinsdca

    Cowboy Bebop fans everywhere rejoice!

    • tacobravo

      After reading your comment I was compelled to see for myself! And much to my surprise, you’re right!

    • BattleshipGrey

      “3..2..1.. Let’s go!”

  • john huscio

    Wish they’d make a decocker only model…..even more now that it would be frame mounted…..

  • mosinman

    Glad they’re bringing them back, I’m also confused by the lack of a full size .45 model.

  • Seburo

    IMI releasing the 941 over here. I just bought the Tavor and you want more? Ah screw it.

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/264/200/acb.jpg

  • floppyscience

    Just yesterday I was wishing someone would import the 941F with the frame-mounted safety again. Awesome.

  • *heavy breathing*

    • Mazryonh

      Does this mean the staff here be reviewing this handgun soon on this blog?

  • FourString

    YESSSSSSSS OMG NO FRICKIN WAE

  • SM

    3 months after I get my first handgun, and these show up. This was everything I was wanting before.

  • DoctorTran37

    Right? I wanted one ever since seeing that show. I may just end up buying my second pistol next year!

  • TangledThorns

    My first pistol is a Charles Daly all-steel IWI Jericho 941S import. While its heavy it is super accurate and reliable so its my home defense pistol while my Glock 19 is for CCW. I do see that a lower safety is a better design.

  • Simcha M.

    With a username like “nebelwerfer”, I can understand your sentiments.

  • Simcha M.

    Perhaps the Canik is a better and cheaper gun, but you are monetarily supporting an Islamic country whose leader is openly flirting with radical Islamism.

    • Seburo

      Radical Islam maybe. Erdogan trying to create a Neo Ottoman Empire? Absolutely!

  • Giolli Joker

    When 10Auto and .40S&W were born there weren’t many .40 bullets around… but the industry embraced the caliber and started producing them.
    41AE wasn’t that lucky.
    (There were no .500 bullets as well when .50AE was born, but it had more success)