Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), SK Group member and a producer of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments and armies around the world, presents its latest additions, the MASADA line of Striker-based pistols, and the TAVOR 7, the newest member of the TAVOR Bullpup rifle family, at Eurosatory 2018 in hall 6, on stand D-647.
The MASADA Striker-based line of pistols has several advanced safety mechanisms including a firing pin block safety, a clean and crisp trigger reset with a built-in trigger safety, and a fast, easy and safe takedown – with no need to pull the trigger. The pistol can be provided with or without manual safety. It has an easy racked slide with improved front and rear cocking serrations, enhanced ergonomics with the IWI grip angle, and a low barrel axis for reduced recoil. The body has a glass-reinforced polymer frame as well as a polygonal cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:10RH twist rate.
The first model, the Full Size 9X19mm MASADA pistol, is on display at Eurosatory.
Additional features include fully ambidextrous operating controls and fixed 3-dot tritium illuminated Meprolight night sights. It offers 100% interchangeability with a compatible trigger mechanism housing, reducing maintenance and life cycle costs. The pistol has an overall length of 6.6in (186.4mm) with a barrel length of 4.1in (104mm), a trigger pull weighing 5.5-7.0lbs. (2.5-3.175kg), and a weight without the magazine of 22.9oz (650 grams). The MASADA will be available in four colours: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth.
The TAVOR 7, a 7.62X51mm Calibre AR, is a fully ambidextrous platform on which the ejection side and the charging handle can be switched quickly and easily from side to side by the user. Additional ambidextrous features include: safety lever, magazine release, and bolt catch similar to the X95. The IWI TAVOR 7 also includes an M-LOK fore-end (2 M-LOK slots at 3 and 9 o'clock) as well as MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail at the 6 o'clock position, to allow the use of multiple devices and accessories. The rifle’s body is built from high-strength, impact-modified polymer, and has a hammer-forged, chrome-lined, free-floating barrel for enhanced accuracy and life cycle.
Additional features include a short stroke gas piston with a 4-position variable gas regulator, (including an OFF position – a unique feature designed for special operation needs), a rotating bolt system that ensures maximum safety for the user, and a pistol grip that can be changed or modified. The IWI TAVOR 7 enables 100% interchangeability, reducing maintenance costs. It is available in four colours: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth, with replaceable barrels available in two lengths – 17in (432mm) and 20in (508mm) – for various uses. The rifle has an overall length of 28.4in (723mm) and a weight without a magazine of 9lbs (4.1 kilogrammes).
Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at www.monch.com) brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.