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OSS Now IWI Official Suppressor

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

IWI Feels the Difference with OSS

Millcreek, UT – OSS Suppressors LLC is proud to announce that IWI, the international firearm manufacturer of the innovative and legendary TAVOR®, X95® and GALIL® rifles has officially endorsed OSS and will carry our line of Helix products as one of their official suppressors.

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Extensive testing with the OSS products – including sound levels, flash suppression, and durability – preceded IWI’s decision.  A critical influence on their decision was how the OSS product did not affect the performance of IWI’s weapon systems.  For example, when tested with OSS suppressors, the TAVOR and X95 rifles produced some of the quietest decibel levels at the shooters ear IWI had seen.  They truly felt the difference. 

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OSS 5.56 and 7.62 IWI suppressors can now be purchased direct from IWI.  They come coated with custom dark grey, high-temperature C-Series Cerakote® and the IWI logo engraved on the can.

You can enter to win an IWI X95 and OSS suppressor as well as other gear by visiting IWI X95 Giveaway:

osssuppressors.com/giveaways/oss-suppressors-iwi-x95-giveaway

 

SHOT Show 2018 – IWI TS12

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

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The TS12 is a semi-auto bullpup shotgun and the first shotgun in the Tavor family of weapons. Chambered for 12 gauge shotshells, the TS12 features a 15+1 capacity (12+1 with 3″ shells), and, in a design that is somewhat reminiscent of the SRM Arms Model 1216, feeds from a rotating drum of three 5-round magazine tubes that must be manually cycled as one tube is expended. Being a bullpup shotgun, despite its 28″ overall length, it manages to house an 18.5″ barrel. A monolithic Picatinny top rail allows for the attachment of iron sights and/or optics, while M-LOK slots on the 3 and 9 o’clock positions of the forend allow for the attachment of accessories.

The TS12 features an ambidextrous design, with feed ramps placed on both the left and right of the weapon for loading shells into an empty mag tube, while the charging handle can be switched from the left to the right, with the use of a tool. A crossbolt safety is placed a bit above the pistol grip, which can also be reversed for left or right shooters, as can the ejection port.

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We had a bit of time with the TS12 at Range Day, and it’s a weapon that takes some getting used to, due to its design being a bit unique. Loading the tubes is simple: you load the shells into a mag tube, then depress a lever within the trigger guard (opposite the trigger) to unlock the drum to switch to a new tube. A round is automatically chambered when a fresh tube is switched to the top position. A button to the rear of the feed ramp can be depressed to eject shells from the mag tube. It’s a fairly hefty weapon with a large rubber buttpad, so it it absorbs recoil pretty well, and its semi-auto operation means you can throw a wall of lead down range pretty quickly, especially when you get used to transitioning to a new tube, after a bit of practice.

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IWI US Seeking Director of Sales

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

IWI US opens up position for Director of Sales to lead sales strategy for continued sales growth through existing and new sales channels.

Harrisburg, Pa. (November 2017) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announces that the position of Director of Sales is open to qualified candidates. As the Director of Sales, the candidate’s role will be to create, define, establish and execute the sales strategy for continued sales growth through existing and new sales channels. IWI US is looking for a leader who will continue to strengthen and drive the IWI brand and provide increased sales and profitability. This individual will report to the CEO and will be responsible for a number of tasks.

“The position of Director of Sales for IWI US is a key position within the company, requiring leadership and professionalism coupled with industry and business experience, in order to take IWI US to the next level,” Casey Flack, CEO of IWI US stated. “This individual will work closely with me to forecast sales and continue to grow our market share in the commercial and law enforcement markets.”

Any candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in business, business management, marketing or related field and ten years of industry sales experience with at least five years managing a sales team. The candidate must have a firm understanding of the firearms market and trends, have an existing network of industry contacts and excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with commercial, law enforcement and military sales is necessary and international experience will be considered a plus. The candidate must demonstrate strong process development and leadership skills while developing effective working relationships with staff, peers and industry colleagues/contacts in a team environment.

The Director of Sales for IWI US will also be required to travel an estimated 30 percent or more of the year with international travel included. Additionally, the candidate will be required to manage, direct and monitor the activities of all sales and marketing personnel, prepare sales and marketing budgets, sales forecasts, allocate customer shipments, attend industry trade shows and establish relationships with industry partners, customers and retail channels. As part of the Director of Sales promotional activities, he/she must also manage all aspects of trade show activities and work with industry media and outlets.

Please submit all resumes and cover letters to careers@iwi.us.

To learn more about IWI US, please visit www.iwi.us.

IWI, An SK Group Member, Launches MASADA – A Striker-Based Line Of Pistols For Military, Law Enforcement, And Civilian Markets

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

The first model – the Full Size 9X19mm MASADA – will be exhibited at Defense & Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia with availability from Q1/18

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Ramat HaSharon, Israel, November 2nd. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), an SK Group member – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – is launching the MASADA line of Striker-based pistols for military, law enforcement, and civilian markets. The first model, the full size 9X19mm MASADA, will be exhibited at Defense and Security Thailand, Milipol (Paris) France, and Expodefensa Colombia.

According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are proud to launch this new line of pistols – the MASADA – following a development process that took several years, based on requests from our customers. The new Striker-based line places special emphasis on operational safety and simplicity of maintenance, as well as a high level of ergonomics and ease of use. The pistol will be available to our customers from Q1/18.”

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The MASADA 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.

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 6.6″ (186.4mm) with a barrel length of 4.1″ (104mm), and with a trigger pull weighing 5.5-7.0 lbs. (2.5-3.175 kg), and a weight without the magazine of 22.9 ounces (650 g). The MASADA will be available in four colors: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth.

ABOUT IWI
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which comprises companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of defense products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (MICRO TAVOR), and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN.338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, and the JERICHO pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world, and the new MASADA Stryker-based pistols. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards. 

ABOUT SK GROUP
SK Group is a privately held technology and innovation holding company specializing in global frontline defense, and paramilitary solutions, marine infrastructures and property development. SK Group provides small arm systems, electro-optic and laser solutions, imaging systems, naval solutions and more. Drawing on Israel’s innovation and field-proven solutions, SK’s companies offer a powerful track record of technology, experience and excellence.

For more information on IWI, please visit: www.iwi.net. Further information about SK Group is available at www.sk-g.net.

IWI Launches the 7.62X51mm TAVOR 7 AR

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Israel Weapon Industries is launching the IWI TAVOR 7 in 7.62mm NATO. It will be on display at Defense and Security Thailand (6-9 Nov. 2017 Booth F33), Milipol (Paris) France (21-24 Nov. 2017 Booth G 025), and Expodefensa Colombia. IWI US will launch the civilian version of the TAVOR 7 7.62x51mm at the 2018 SHOT Show (Booth 15138), held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “We are pleased to expand the TAVOR family – the world’s most popular battle-proven bullpup rifles – with the new addition of a 7.62X51mm caliber weapon, based on requests from our customers. The IWI TAVOR 7 enables users from the military and law enforcement markets to operate in a wide variety of scenarios at short and medium range with enhanced firepower – efficiently, safely and easily, with only minimal maintenance. Based on what we have already heard from the field, we expect the IWI TAVOR 7 to become a leader in its category. The weapon will be available from the first quarter of 2018.”

The TAVOR 7 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. The 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 colors: Sniper Gray, OD Green, Black, and Flat Dark Earth, with replaceable barrels available in two lengths – 17″ (432 mm) and 20″ (508 mm). The rifle has an overall length of 28.4″ (723 mm) and a weight without a magazine of 9lbs (4.1 Kg).

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IWI US Is Phasing Out The Original Tavor SAR

Friday, September 29th, 2017

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With the release of the Tavor X95 and the favorable response of its ergonomic and functional improvements over the original Tavor SAR, one could wonder how IWI would handle having both rifles available in their product line. Well, in a not-so-surprising move, IWI US formally announced they are phasing the Tavor SAR out of their product line, citing a market preference towards the X95 that lead to declining sales of the SAR. This phasing out will occur over the coming months, with production shifting towards greater focus on the X95, as well as the Tavor 7, a Tavor variant chambered for .308 WIN.

You can check out the official press release at the link below:

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LAAD 2017: IWI to Present Enhanced Ergonomics for its Polymer-Frame JERICHO Family of Pistols

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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Ramat HaSharon, Israel, April 3, 2017. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for law enforcement agencies, governments, and armies around the world – will present for the first time the latest enhancements for the polymer-frame JERICHO pistol family, delivering superior ergonomics.

According to Shlomi Sabag, IWI’s CEO, “Following the JERICHO pistol family’s many years of success among police forces, law enforcement agencies, and military entities – in Israel and around the world – we decided to keep the renowned and exceptionally reliable mechanism unchanged, while implementing modifications to the polymer-frame JERICHO pistol in order to achieve outstanding ergonomics. This new generation pistol is specially designed according to the standards and needs of the modern user.”

Modifications include the addition of three (3) backstrap sizes – enabling adjustment according to palm size, the absence of finger grooves – allowing a more comfortable grip, and a rough grip texture – improving the pistol’s grip. The new model is available in both full and medium size, and in three (3) colors – black, green and FDE.

As the standard pistol of the Israeli Police and police departments around the world – the JERICHO pistol family provides remarkable performance and dependability. It is available in full-size, medium, and compact models, with either steel or polymer frames, and a slide or frame-mounted safety. Main features include a very reliable mechanism, integral lower Picatinny rail, round chamber indicator, single or traditional double action, and last round catch. Available in 3 calibers – 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP – the JERICHO complies with MIL-STD.

Sabag added, “We greatly appreciate the loyalty of JERICHO pistol users over the years, and believe that these new features will encourage new users to enjoy the extensive capabilities of the pistol.”

ABOUT IWI
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, has been a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI is a member of the SK Group, which is composed of companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of military products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI’s best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (MICRO TAVOR) and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN .338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, the JERICHO pistols and the IWI 40mm Stand-Alone Grenade Launcher – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world. The company’s firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems comply with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9001 standards. 

For more information on IWI, please visit: www.iwi.net

SHOT Show 17 – IWI Galil ACE Now Available In 5.56 Chambering

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

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This year, IWI has started to receive the 5.56 chambered variants of the AK-derived Galil ACE rifle, which will be offered in various configurations, including carbine, SBR, and pistol. While nothing massive has changed with the gun with this new caliber option, the 5.56 ACEs do have lightening cuts on the receiver, and a true bolt hold open mechanism, which is pretty nice.

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Oh, and they accept STANAG magazines, so your existing pile of PMAGs and GI mags will be good to go with this one.

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