Masada pistol

Masada pistol

This is a discussion on Masada pistol within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was reading about this pistol in the latest issue of Shooting Illustrated . I had never heard of them before. Israel is a country ...

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    Masada pistol

    I was reading about this pistol in the latest issue of Shooting Illustrated. I had never heard of them before. Israel is a country that gets my utmost respect (for religious reasons more so than their good products produced), and I have been very pleased with the Uplula magazine loader that country produces. But I know nothing about Masada. I'm not currently in the market for a new gun, but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this pistol, and what your opinions are if so.

    It is probably a little bigger than I would use for CC, but it might make a great HD weapon. I'm very happy with my M2.0 Compact for all self defense right now. But I never know what I might consider at some point down the road.

    If you haven't heard of them, here is the web site for this model... https://iwi.us/product/m9orp17/.

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    Looks like a HK VP9 which has great ergos IMO. I have had good experiences with IWI built guns and I looked at your link at Davidsons for a price of $480 which sure beats HK or Glock.
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    Masada looks like a very good pistol, but so is Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Colt and Mossberg. Buy American just my 2c.
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    Be the guinea pig for the rest of us. Get one.
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    IWI is a very experienced and respected small arms manufacturer. They used to belong to the Israeli government, but are now a private company. They came up with the Uzi, the Tavor, the Galil and the Jericho pistol, all solid models. They don't mess around over there. Their stuff gets used.
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    Fallsrider, I recently purchased an IWI Tavor TS12. I have been very impressed with it to date, including quality, design, and innovation. I've also spoken with their customer service folks with questions and they are very responsive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Be the Guiney pig for the rest of us. Get one.
    I think the “Jewish Cat” carries one in a mouse gun version.
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    $380 isn’t a bad price for 17 rds of 9mm.
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    Never heard of this maker, but the Magnum Research Desert Eagle and 1911's are made in Israel and they all get rave reviews. I have a couple of Israeli-made FAB Defense AK pistol grips and they're awesome.

    Anecdotal, I know, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy an Israeli product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creek21 View Post
    Masada looks like a very good pistol, but so is Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Colt and Mossberg. Buy American just my 2c.
    I mostly agree. Everything I own right now firearms-wise (which isn't very much), is American made. But I would certainly consider a foreign made one if it filled the bill for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Be the guinea pig for the rest of us. Get one.
    I don't have the funds right now to be a guinea pig for anyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Fallsrider, I recently purchased an IWI Tavor TS12. I have been very impressed with it to date, including quality, design, and innovation. I've also spoken with their customer service folks with questions and they are very responsive.
    That's good to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    ....Anecdotal, I know, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy an Israeli product.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallsrider View Post
    Agreed.
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    There is a nice write up of the Masada in the current issue of American Handgunner. Yes it does resemble an HK. I prefer to buy American too but agree the Israelis know how to make pretty good weapons. The MSRP cited in the article is $480.
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