Test Driving the IWI US UZI Pro & Jericho 941

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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.


Steel w/ long slide

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.


Polymer w/ short slide

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.

UZI Pro SB Pistol with Brace Extended UZI Pro SB Pistol with Brace Folded

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  1. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but, what is the point of a single shot uzi? It is not the same thing as an AR-15.

    1. avatar JSIII says:

      I hear you; unless your talking about the model with the grip safety you mine as well just stick a 33 rounder in a Glock 17 or go with an AR 9mm Carbine.

      WITH the sig brace you have carbineish accuracy in a very very very small package.

  2. avatar Vhyrus says:

    Even with the brace I don’t see the point. Plenty of better pistols and carbines out there. Without full auto an Uzi is just a big ugly pistol that won’t fit in a holster.

    1. avatar Hinshelworld says:

      Because its an UZI, and practical or not it’s still kind of cool in an 80s action movie kind of way.

      The Jericho is nothing new… they have been around forever.

  3. avatar MiniMe says:

    Really like the new polymer Jerico pistol. Is the barrel hexagonal like the old ones?

  4. avatar Michael S. says:

    The 941 has been available stateside, albeit with only the slide mounted safety/decocker, for some time. I had a steel framed 941S that was a KBI(?) import that I regret trading to this day. I foresee these doing well under a non-gimmicky brand like Magnum Research.

  5. avatar Bob says:

    Well, that solves that dilemma. I’ve always loved the baby eagles ergonomics. I couldn’t get past the slide mounted safety. I’ll be adding one these to the collection as soon as I find one in a shop. Thanks for the introduction. Stellar coverage of SHOT show thus far on the part of the entire TTAG staff. Keep up the good work.

  6. avatar Taylor TX says:

    I was expecting it to have a giggle switch by the way the IWI dude was giving you a supporting hand, still confused about that one. The baby eagles look fun, never got to shoot one and have always been kind of curious about them. Ive really been enjoying the SHOT coverage so far, great job!

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      Yeah I didn’t even realize he was doing that until I edited the video later. I can’t really explain it myself. Maybe it’s just a habit from allowing people to shoot full-auto UZIs? No idea.

  7. avatar JS says:

    Why no threaded barrel on the UZI? Is that something to do with 922r?

    1. avatar MKK says:

      Neutered 1980’s throwbacks don’t need threaded barrels. But a pistol bayonet seems appropriate.

      1. avatar Royal Tony says:

        I dunno, throwing one of those pringles can sized suppressors on it from the 80s sounds right to me. Bolt a maglight sized laser on top, and then we’re really talking here.

    2. The way that the Uzi disassembles would make mounting a flash hider on it a bit awkward – you wouldn’t be able to remove the barrel nut.

  8. avatar forrest says:

    Jericho with polymer frame + frame safety = take my hard earned money already! I picked one up at a gun show a few months ago (the older metal framed Baby Eagle) for the first time just to laugh at it but didn’t laugh at all. Instead, I fell in love. This will be my next pistol.

    Uzi Pro – full auto = nah, bro. I’d rather have a TP9 than an uzi pro if I was going to spend that much money for a pistol that should have a stock and full auto but doesn’t.

  9. avatar JasonM says:

    The Jericho looks pretty cool, but I already have four CZ-75s, so it would be hard to justify.
    And I’m second on the LGS waitlist for a CZ Scorpion (and have my account all set up to do an e-file SBR form 1), so no real need for an Uzi. Plus to correctly use an Uzi, you have to dual wield full auto Uzis, while diving across a doorway in slow motion.

    1. avatar Taro Tsujimoto says:

      Don’t forget the slo-mo walk towards a flock of flying doves when you’re done.

      1. avatar JWM says:

        Flock of flying doves? I’d have to pitch the uzi’s and quick draw the Beretta Pintail loaded with #8’s. Probably have the PETA members of the audience swearing off my movies.

  10. avatar Christopher says:

    Glad they are making decocker only 941s. Is it odd to have the desire to pair a 941 with a Tavor?

    1. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      This was my thought. I had a Baby Eagle .45 jam o matic I got rid of a few months ago. I want to replace it with one of these, all steel of course. It would go great with the Tavor.

  11. avatar dracon1201 says:

    That all steel 941 in .45 in its compact ported form, though…

    Jesus. It’s beautiful.

  12. avatar Timmy! says:

    I took my original CHL test with a .45 Baby Eagle. Called it my “Hebrew Hammer.” Now that’s what I call my Tavor… That’s not racist or anti-Semitic, is it?

    1. avatar E762 says:

      Not at all. L’chaim!

  13. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I am not so keen on the UZI as it is not FA. I do love the Jericho pistols. They shoot great (as long as you don’t get the Baby Eagle .45) and are accurate. I will look to snag one of these later this year.

  14. avatar 2hotel9 says:

    Jeremy? I read an article that said IWI is supposed to begin selling Galil clones in US. Have you guys heard anything on that at SHOT?

      1. avatar 2hotel9 says:

        Oh, damn. And I got all excited, thought they were going to be selling semi-auto Galil rifles, not those pistol-toy things. Oh, well, I really need to be saving money anyway. 😉

        1. avatar Jeremy S says:

          Probably for the same reason CZ is first importing the Scorpion and Bren in pistol format — 922r compliance. They’ll have to assemble them in the U.S. with a sufficient percentage of U.S.-made parts. The pistols were easier and faster to get cleared for import. I’m sure both of these manufacturers are either tooling up to make various parts on U.S. soil or working with third parties to get appropriate things made here (grips, triggers, stocks, sights, magazines, etc etc… whatever it takes to hit the percentage while, ideally, keeping important things like receivers, barrels, operating mechanisms, etc made in the “real” factory overseas). In fact, IWI US was established specifically for this purpose so the Tavor could be imported. A bunch of the parts on it are made in the U.S., including the magazines, fire control groups, and whatever else…

      2. avatar 2hotel9 says:

        This kabuki dance BS manufacturers have to go through for import is getting rather tedious. Galil is one of the few 5.56 chambered rifles I like, though I would really still rather have one in 7.62. .30cal man and whatnot.

  15. avatar Nate Frazier says:

    What are the 2 Available Lengths that the BDE is being sold In? In the pics above it looks to be like a 3″ barrel n a 4 1/2″, but my eyes have received me 1st Before Also, Anybody know anything about the 2 Available Lengths on the Jericho 941?
    Please n Thank You

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