Initial range report on IWI Masada ORP

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  1. fnfalman

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    The sights are made out of steel.
     
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    As far as I know, there's only one magazine that fits and works in this gun.
     

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    I pumped another 200-rounds of Remington 115-grains ball ammo through the red dot mounted Masada. It cycled the gun fine with both red dot and tactical light mounted. I'd like to find a couple of subsonic loads and a lightweight bullet load to try out and see if the gun still cycles reliably as currently configured.

    The indoors range had a 50-yard line, so I ran the target all the way out to see what happens. That red dot sure makes shooting a lot easier.

    I also let two other people tried out the gun. The guy is a fairly experienced shooter and the gal is a novice who barely got into the whole shooting scene because she wanted to have something for self-defense. She was practicing on her SR22 and it broke - story for a different thread. Just as I thought, they both struggled with finding the red dot. I need to mount a set of silencer height iron sights on this pistol both for backup purposes and for using the front sight as a reference to find a red dot if I were to have people unfamiliar with shooting red dots on handguns playing with this pistol.

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    Give some a try, using dummy rounds. The Israelis are usually pretty "big picture" about that stuff. The Galili for example used M14 magazines. I would bet the Masada does not use a proprietary mag, or if does, it's just the follower that's unique. Nothing they would publicize, so you could be Christopher Columbus discovery man on this topic
     
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    Consider that the IWI US website specifically said that mags for Jericho pistols are only for Jerichos and mags for Masada are only for Masada, I don't know what I am supposed to try. Do I just randomly buy mags from different manufacturers and try them out in the Masada?
     
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    Liability thing. I doubt IWI paid for unique tooling and production of those mag bodies from Italy mec gar. Again, maybe follower unique. But to answer your Q just try some mags from guns you own, Glock, CZ especially any other mec gars
     
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    I can see the merit in this. I found out absolutely by chance the Sphinx SDP magazines work perfectly in the Archon Type B, including going to slide lock. You never know.
     
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    That's pretty cool.

    Usually one can make an educated guess via the type of pistols (i.e. CZ-75 type/CZ-75 clone type), but the Archon B isn't even close to a CZ-75.

    BTW, CZ-75B mags will fit in the Sphinx SDP Compact and Subcompact, albeit they stick out the bottom.
     
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    True. I'll have to look and see which factory mag/CZ mag have similar bodies then give it a whirl.
     
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    I had read that. Oddly the Cz 75 mag I have does not work in the Archon, only the SDP mags do.
     
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    That's weird. I know the CZ75B mags work in the SDP Compact and Subcompact because I've tried them out myself with my own Sphinxes.