Well, that was sudden. Out of nowhere, it seems that IWI has released a new version of the IWI Masada handgun – the Masada Slim. This new pistol was announced via the company’s social media outlets on Friday and looks to be up to date with all the features and specifications that other major handgun manufacturers have set as the standard for this new breed of concealed carry pistols. So what is the Masada Slim, Where can you get a Masada Slim, and Why is the Masada Slim?
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IWI Releases the Masada Slim 13-Round Micro Compact 9mm Pistol
- Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
- Action: Semi-Auto
- Operating System: Striker Fired
- Magazine Type: IWI, Steel
- Magazine Capacity: 13 round, 10 round
- Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
- Barrel Length: 3.4″
- Weight: 1.27 lbs without magazine, 1.4 lbs with magazine
- Rifling: 1:10 RH
- Sights: 3-Dot
- MSRP: $450
The Masada Slim is the continuation of the Masada line of pistols. Developed with a thin profile and compact design, it allows for ease of concealed carry while providing substantial magazine capacity.
The Masada Slim is a compact, polymer striker-fired pistol. Like the full-size Masada, this pistol has a modular, serialized, high-grade steel trigger mechanism housing that can easily be removed for cleaning and maintenance. Currently offered in 9mm caliber, the Masada Slim comes with 2-13rd magazines. It weighs 1.27lbs without the magazine and 1.4lbs with the magazine inserted. The barrel length is 3.4 inches.
The Masada Slim comes with a white front dot sight and a blacked-out rear sight. Sight cuts are the same on the Masada Slim as on the full-size Masada, while the slide utilizes the RMS Shield optics cut for direct optic mounting options. This footprint will also allow the user to run the Holosun EPS Carry, 507K `X2, Sig Romeo Zero, etc.
The Masada slim has a flat trigger with a clean and crisp break and a positive reset with a built-in trigger safety which prevents the pistol from firing unless the trigger is pulled.
Overall, the Masada Slim stays true to the long history of IWI Firearms and is built to withstand the elements of time while performing when it matters the most.
So for $450 bones, you’re getting a semi-flat face trigger, optics-ready capability, 13-rounds of capacity, and standard three-dot sights. Right now the new handgun is listed on the Buds Gun shop website without any photos or pricing info (and with an incorrect magazine capacity count for the 13-round version). However, this is an indication to me that you should be able to pick one of these up fairly soon. What do you think of this new release by IWI? Let us know down in the comments.