IWI UZI® PRO Pistol
The UZI® sub-machine gun (SMG) was designed and patented by Uziel Gal who, in turn, gave the production rights to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. After initial testing by the IDF, the Ordnance Corps ordered 8,000 units and the love affair with the world’s most iconic pistol continues today. Since 1963, the renowned UZI® brand has had sales of over 2 million units worldwide.
The UZI® PRO Pistol is the latest evolution of this storied design, featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. Based on the famous UZI® SMG, the UZI® PRO Pistol is purpose-built, with only one goal - uncompromising performance and reliability on a simple and robust design. This 9mm Luger Parabellum version for the American public sports an advanced polymer pistol grip that incorporates an integrated magazine release button for fast and easy magazine changes. The cocking handle is located on the receiver side thus allowing for a full-length Picatinny rail on the top receiver cover. A short Picatinny rail is also mounted below the barrel for additional accessories.
Safety is always a primary concern with the UZI® brand and the new pistol features three safety mechanisms; a conventional manual safety, a firing pin block and a proven grip safety that must be fully depressed before the gun can be cocked or fired.
Simple maintenance on the UZI® PRO Pistol requires no special tools for quick and easy field stripping. The UZI® PRO Pistol comes with one 20-round and one 25-round magazine in states that permit magazines with these capacities.
IWI's UZI PRO Pistols will be available in the US, with or without a side folding stabilizing brace, in late spring/early summer of 2015.