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UZI pistol (Israel)

9mm UZI pistol, right side.

9mm UZI pistol, right side.

 

9mm UZI pistol, left side.

9mm UZI pistol, left side.

 

Characteristics

 

Type Single Action semiautomatic
Caliber(s)  9x19 Luger/Parabellum, .45ACP
Weight unloaded 1,7 kg / 3.7 lbs
Length 240 mm / 9.5"
Barrel length 115 mm / 4.5"
Magazine capacity 20, 25 or 32 rounds

 

UZI pistol was developed by Israel Military Industries (now IWI Ltd) during early 1980s from the famous Micro-UZI submachine gun. Intended users for the UZI pistol were various security agencies and services which wanted a high-capacity semi-automatic pistol, and civilian shooters (mostly in USA) which also wanted such gun with "cool Uzi style". Despite somewhat rough appearance UZI pistols were reliable and quite accurate. It also must be noted that 'original' UZI pistols should not be confused with full-size weapons based on semi-automatic only full-size Uzi carbines but without the shoulder stock. 

UZI pistol is blowback-operated semi-automatic weapon which fires from closed bolt. It has a stamped steel receiver and the bolt is fully enclosed inside. Bolt is of 'telescoped' design, that is, it is hollow in the front and encloses the rear part of the barrel when in battery. Uzi pistol has a single action trigger and utilizes an internal sliding striker (firing pin). manual safety of of sliding type, and is located above the grip on the left side of the gun. Magazines are of double stack design, interchangeable with other guns of Uzi family (in 9mm caliber). Sights are of open type, with flip-up rear sight, adjustable for windage