The Israel Arms Industries (IWI) Jericho Model 941 is a compact semi-automatic pistol design first introduced in 1990 and still in production (2013). It is based on the excellent Czech CZ-75 series with some modifications to better meet Israeli requirements.
At the heart of the weapon is a sturdy pistol with sliding parts, a magazine grip and an oversized trigger ring. It has a locking breech with sliders that run along internal rails for inherent precision. The weapon is available in double-action or single-action versions and uses the principle of short recoil.
Primarily used for the popular 9x19mm Parabellum pistol cartridge, it is also used for the . 40 S&W (Smith & Wesson), . 41 Action Express (AE) and . 45 ACP (Colt Automatic).
Flexible safety locks are optional, as are piston safety locks and illuminated night vision goggles. Regular sights are standard and either fixed or adjustable in nature. Auxiliary rails were later added to allow the use of tactical gear such as scopes and flashlights.
However, the Jericho 941 base model uses a 15-round detachable magazine, depending on the magazine selected. The bigger the magazine, the less the number of magazines.
In addition to the Israeli police and security forces, Jericho has exhibited in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia, Greece, the Philippines, Romania and Serbia. In addition to the full-size base frame, a semi-compact and compact body frame was achieved.
Additionally, frames can be found in steel or polymer versions.
Israel Arms Industries (IWI) was formerly the Magan division of Israel Military Industries (IMI) prior to its privatization in 2005. The group, headquartered in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, is mainly engaged in firearm design, development, production and training.
- Close Combat (CQB) / Personal Protection
207 mm (8.15 in)
112 mm (4.41 in)
2.87 lbs (1.30 kg)
Solid iron; optional adjustable sights and optics
Short recoil; semi-auto
197 ft (60 m; 66 yd)
941 - Base Series Name
Pistol Model 2000 - Romanian local production model.
FORT 21 - Serbian local production model