Jericho 941

The Baby Eagle/Jericho 941 is a double action/single Action, semi-automatic pistol developed by Israel Weapon Industries and introduced to the market in 1990 as the Jericho 941. It was also imported into the United States by O. F. Mossberg & Sons and named the Uzi Eagle, and is currently imported by Magnum Research, Inc., and named Baby Eagle.The original Jericho 941 was based on the well-respected CZ-75 pistol designed and produced by esk zbrojovka (CZ) of the Czech Republic and built using parts supplied by the Italian arms house Tanfoglio, which had been making their own CZ-75 clones. Using a well-tested design allowed IWI to avoid the teething problems most new pistol designs experience, and subcontracting much of the basic fabrication work to Tanfoglio allowed IWI to quickly and economically put into production: a pistol that would have enough Israeli content to satisfy government contract requirements.The single most significant innovation attempted by IWI was offering a new, much "hotter" cartridge, the .41 Action Express to go along with the Jericho 941. The ballistics difference between 9mm and .41 AE is generally considered similar to the difference between .38 Special and .357 Magnum in the USA.Unfortunately the .41 AE was even less successful in gaining traction in the marketplace than the 10 mm, and was soon discontinued. Experience with heavily loaded rounds gave IWI a considerable lead, however, in chambering for the soon-to-be successful .40 S&W and also allowed the Jericho to "up-chamber" to the very popular .45 ACP. Shooters praise the accuracy of the Jericho/Baby Eagle, its reliability, and its pricing. It is generally considered to be a very slim design, for a large caliber pistol with a double-stack magazine, with "natural" pointing due to grip angle.

Jericho 941
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer Israel Weapon Industries
Origin Israel
Country Name Origin Year
Israel 1991
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
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Cartridge - 9x19mm Parabellum.40 S&W.41 Action Express.45 ACP

Action - Short recoil

Feed system - Detachable box magazine

Sights - Fixed(Combat) or optional fully adjustable or optional illuminated night sights.

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