For 2015, IWI US is releasing the UZI® PRO and the Jericho 941 to the U.S. market. I had the chance to take them for a quick spin during SHOT Show day at the range, and some initial impressions plus photos follow. . .
For the U.S. market, IWI has relocated the Jericho’s normally slide-mounted safety to the frame, making it even more like the CZ 75 that it’s based on. Anyone familiar with a CZ will be right at home here. It feels, handles, and shoots like a CZ — comfortably and accurately. From my limited time behind the gun, the trigger struck me as being smoother and nicer than any of the new DA/SA CZs I have owned, but it’s possible that this example has a lot of rounds through it and these triggers absolutely smooth out after 500 to 1,000 rounds.
It looks like IWI US is planning on selling the Jericho in two slide lengths, each available in either steel frame or polymer frame. From the photos I have seen, it appears to be coming in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
As a pistol, I’m not entirely sure I understand the appeal of the UZI. It’s awkward to hold and awkward to shoot.
As a pistol with an SB Tactical brace, okay. Sure. Or as an SBR so you can even shoulder it. It still just seems odd without the giggle switch, really. But it’s an UZI and that’s fun.