Yes, they’re the semi-auto Uzis, but that’s a good thing. It means you won’t have to go through all that ATF tax stamp rigamarole. All you need is the cash (or enough headroom on your credit card) to take one home. IWI’s street-legal version comes with 20- and 25-round mags and you can get on in any color you want as long as you want one in black. And if you need another reason, just think how much you’ll piss off Diane Feinstein by buying one. Press release after the jump . . .
Harrisburg, PA (October 2013) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), announces the arrival of the long-awaited UZI® PRO semi-auto pistol for the American consumer market. The UZI® brand is world renowned with sales of over 2 million units worldwide since 1963.
The UZI® sub-machine gun (SMG) was designed and patented by Uziel Gal who gave the productionrights 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.
The UZI® PRO semi-auto pistol is the latest evolution 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 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 and fired.
Simple maintenance on the UZI® PRO Pistol requires no special tools for quick and easy field stripping. The UZI® PRO Pistol, shipping to distributors everywhere, comes with one 20-round and one 25-round magazine. The UZI® PRO Pistol (Part Number: UPP9S) has a MSRP of $1,099.00.
UZI® PRO Pistol Specifications:
|Operation:||Semi-automatic blowback operation from closed bolt|
|Barrel:||MIL-SPEC, cold-hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist|
|Barrel Length:||4.5 inches|
|Overall Length:||9.5 inches|
|Mag Cap:||1-20 & 1-25 rd.|