By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

IWI showcased its new Micro Compact Masada 9S Slim at the NRA convention in Houston this past June.  The Masada 9S Slim is a continuation of the full-size Masada line of pistols.  It’s thin profile allows for ease of carry while offering a substantial magazine capacity.


The Masada Slim is a compact, polymer frame, striker fired pistol.  It has a modular, high grade steel trigger mechanism housing that can be easily removed for cleaning.  The trigger itself is flat with a clean break and a positive reset, and it’s equipped with a built in trigger safety.


The slide comes with a white dot sight in the front and a blacked out rear sight with a flat face for racking the slide single-handedly using a flat surface.  The standard sights are mounted via SIG 320 cuts.  The Slim is also factory cut for micro red dot optics like the RMS Shield, Sig Romeo Zero, Holosun, and others.  The pistol has cocking serrations front and rear, and the muzzle end is tapered to assist with holstering.


Type: Striker Fired Semi-Automatic

Caliber: 9x19mm

Magazine capacity: 10 / 13 Rounds

Sights: White dot front, Rear blacked out

Barrel Length: 3.4 Inches, Stainless Steel, 1:10 Right Hand Twist

Weight: 1.27 Pounds

MSRP: $450


The Masada 9S Slim is a compact version of the Original Masada and size wise it’s in the SIG 365 range.  The Masada Slim stays true to the long history of IWI  and is built to withstand the elements of time while performing when it matters most.  It ships with 2-13 round magazines for free states or 10 round for blue states.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at [email protected]