IWI US Inc., recently announced the return of the Jericho brand of pistols to the U.S. market.
The Jericho 941, designed specifically for the U.S. market, will be available in both steel frame and polymer frame models.
“Ever since the Jericho was launched in 1990 by – IMI, it has been a very popular pistol for civilians and law enforcement, worldwide,” Michael Kassnar, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for IWI US, said in recent press release.
“Since it was originally designed based upon the highly regarded CZ-75 model, the Jericho has been imported into the U.S. under several names including Jericho 941 from KBI when first introduced, UZI Eagle from Mossberg and Magnum Research’s Baby Eagle. We are very pleased that the Jericho 941 has come full circle and arrived home here at IWI US.”
IWI US is a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries Ltd.
The Jericho 941 steel frame, semi-auto, short-recoil model will be available in full-size and semi-compact in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. The pistol features adjustable sights, an integral MIL-STD 1913 rail, an ergonomic grooved pistol grip and ships with 2 magazines in a lockable carry case.
The Jericho 941 polymer frame with steel slide, semi-auto, short recoil model is also available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP in full-size and semi-compact frame versions. All features are the same in the polymer version with the benefit of reduced weight.
The Baby Eagle, UZI Eagle and earlier versions of the Jericho 941 imported by KBI that had a slide mounted de-cocker system. The new Jericho 941 features the more desirable frame mounted safety, IWI US officials maintain.
The Jericho 941 pistol line will be available in early 2015 and cost between $559 and $655.