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

LAAD 2017, April 4-7, Brazil, Stand E46a


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.”

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


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

  1. Jason says:

    Looking forward to seeing this update. I’ve been on the fence about picking up a CZ-based gun, but there are so many options.

    • Jason says:

      Try a TriStar Arms imported Canik C100. Aluminum framed clone of a CZ75 compact, safety only, carry manually decocked or cocked & locked, 15 round MecGar magazines, compatible with CZ grips, magazines, and some holsters & sights. Usually @ $330 at Academy Sports, occasionally on sale for $299.

  2. Dave says:

    The Jericho pistol is now NOT the standard pistol of the Israeli Police. The Israel Police is now in the process of changing all pistols to Glock, with the Glock 19 being the standard issue.