Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) makes firearms for military and law enforcement agencies and security personnel around the world. IWI US is the manufacturer’s American distributor, selling the Uzi Pro and Jericho pistols (tested by TTAG here) and the bullpup Tavor SAR (TTAG’s Reader Choice award winner in 2013). IWI US sells these fine firearms to all of the above plus you, the American consumer. Come and ring steel with IWI’s three main products and maybe, just maybe, the long-awaited Galil ACE pistol and rifle – at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival, November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports (NW of Austin). Note: IWI firearms are not cheap. There’s a reason for that . . .
“IWI makes high-quality firearms,” asserts Michael Kassner, IWI US’ Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “People use our guns in places where lives depend on them. We spare no expense to make them effective and reliable.”
For example . . .
“We’re one of a few manufacturers that makes its own cold-hammer forged barrels, which we use on all our weapons.” Kassner points out that the manufacturing process creates guns that are “stronger, more durable and more accurate over their lifetime . . . We’ve seen guns that still run perfectly after 30 to 50 thousand rounds.”
Kassner also points out that his company’s prices reflect the fact that IWI’s distinctively designed firearms are not mass market products. “Unlike AR’s with interchangeable parts, our guns use bespoke parts. And we don’t do huge runs of firearms; we’ve sold just 20k Tavors since they came to the States.”
That said, the 16-round 9mm Jericho PSL mid-size polymer pistol – based on the highly regarded CZ-75 short recoil system – sells for a competitive $559 MSRP (comes with two magazines). The same gun in steel– which reduces felt recoil and stands up to extreme punishment – sells for just $90 more. Both guns feature cold hammer barrels forged from the finest Mil-Spec CrMoV steel.
And then there’s the new and improved semi-automatic 9mm Uzi pistol, with its top-mounted picatinny rail, lighter polymer frame and relocated magazine well. That gun comes complete with 20- and 25-round magazines. “Until you’ve fired the new Uzi you have no idea how controllable it is.”
Which is as good a reason as any to visit IWI US at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival. Of course, to do that you have to click here and buy your tickets – if you haven’t already. Nearly a thousand enthusiasts have already bought Shooter/VIP tickets to the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival. We’re committed to limiting line length to ensure that ticket holders get to shoot guns from over 30 different manufacturers. Once we sell 3000 Shooter tickets, that’s it. No more.
So don’t delay. To quote Rabbi Noah Weinberg, “People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life’s biggest mistakes.” As we say around here, come and shoot it!