The following on the Jericho 941 is a release from IWI US:
IWI US proudly announces 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 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 explained. “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.”
The New Jericho 941 Build
The 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 caliber. The pistol features adjustable sights and integral MIL-STD 1913 rail. It also has 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 calibers in a full-size and semi-compact frame. All features are the same in the polymer version with the benefit of reduced weight.
Unlike the Baby Eagle, UZI Eagle and earlier versions of the 941 imported by KBI that had a slide mounted de-cocker system, this new 941 utilizes the more desirable frame mounted safety, a la the CZ 75.
Civilians and elite forces around the world including the Israeli police use Jericho 941 pistols.
IWI US will also carry state-compliant pistols with 10-round magazines. Those states include Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and New York; no models available for California and Massachusetts. The 941 pistol will be available in early 2015.