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Model: SP-21 Barak
IWI Pistol SP-21 Barak .40 S&W Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.5-in
Length:7.5-in Height:5.43-in
Barrel:3.9-in Weight:29.1-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor174283
  • Recoil Factor7.32 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity13 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor90%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2002 - 2005
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:short recoil semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Safety:frame mounted thumb safety
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:combat, 3-dot Tritium sights
Israel Weapon Industries Ltd.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$499.00Used Est:$395.00
Last Update:11/4/2018
About the Gun

Originally intended as a military pistol for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the Barak was supposed to replace in Israeli service the older Jericho 941 pistols of domestic origins, as well as the popular Glock pistols. Although the future of the Barak as an IDF service pistol is currently uncertain, IWI decided to introduce this pistol to the international market.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .40 S&W
Alias: .40 Smith & Wesson Auto
MV: From 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME: From 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT: From 135 to 180 grains
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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1 User Comments
User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Best handgun I’ve shot
By Bam420 on 14 Sep 2018
Hands down best and most durable firearm I’ve encountered. I own the version and it really doesn’t matter how dirty sandy wet whatever element you put it through it’s going to fire and never jam. Now it is a rare gun with 770 in all calibers that where imported to the US. Least that’s what IWI told me which is now same company as IMI. So if you come across one I wouldn’t pass it up.