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Semi-automatic pistol

Uzi pistol

The Uzi pistol is essentially a Micro Uzi submachine gun with semi-automatic mode only

 
 
Country of origin Israel
Production commenced 1984
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight 1.7 kg
Length 240 mm
Barrel length 115 mm
Muzzle velocity 345 m/s
Practical rate of fire 40 rpm
Magazine capacity 20 rounds
Sighting range 50 m
Range of effective fire 50 m

 

   The Uzi pistol was developed by Israel Military Industries (now Israel Weapon Industries). This weapon was aimed at civil customers and various security agencies. It was an attempt to capitalize on the success of the Uzi submachine gun. Basically it is a scaled-down Micro Uzi without shoulder stock. It fires in semi-automatic mode only. The Uzi pistol was introduced in 1984. Production ceased in 1993.

   It is an open bolt, blowback operated pistol, chambered for the 9x19 mm Parabellum round.

   This pistol is simple in design technology. It is made primarily from stamped sheet metal. Also it has relatively few mowing parts. It can be easily disassembled for maintenance and repairs. This weapon is lighter than the Micro Uzi SMG.

   This weapon is heavy and bulky comparing with contemporary pistols. On the positive side this pistol generates less felt recoil due to its weight. Also this weapon has large magazine capacity. It uses 20-round magazines. In the mid 1980s most pistols had much lower magazine capacity. Furthermore it also accepts 25-, 32-, 40- and even 50-round capacity magazines of the Uzi submachine gun. Sometimes this weapon is referred as assault pistol due to its high magazine capacity. Magazine is housed in the pistol grip.

   Cocking handle is located on the top. So the weapon can be cocked with either hand.

   This pistol has a manual safety switch. There is also an automatic grip safety.

   The Uzi pistol has simple iron sights.

 

Variants

 

   Uzi PRO pistol. It is a semi-automatic only version of the Uzi PRO submachine gun. It is produced by Israel Weapon Industries. It is available chambered in 9x19 mm and .22LR rounds. Essentially the Uzi PRO is a redesigned and updated version of the Uzi. It has some new features.

 
Uzi pistol

Uzi pistol

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