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.|
Fat chance that will make the California approved list.
Ha ha ha! Oh my, no.
I believe that the Uzi is banned by name in CA, regardless of configuration.
I need one just because.
Me too sixpack, because it’s going to piss of a liberal or two.
I needed one until I saw the $1100 price tag. Then it went from “hmm.. possible buy” to “Yeah, If I win the lottery. After the gold plated swimming pool, of course.”
With all the rails and the side mounted charging handle it does nothing for me… And it costs too much for what would essentially be a range toy.
I’m thinking you pay the $5 AOW tax stamp, and slap a vertical forward grip on that light rail. That would make one hell of a lead hose.
As a Tavor owner and general fan of Israeli hardware, I have to ask:
What’s the point?
The entire selling point of the UZI is full auto. With the giggle switch you get one of the most compact, reliable, and controllable sub guns in history. As a semi auto pistol you get one of the ugliest, most awkward, most expensive, least ambidextrous, and least concealable/holsterable pistols on the market. Unless you have an 80’s action movie you are just dying to re enact, I fail to see the appeal of this pistol.
No threaded barrel and missing the high cap mag. May as well buy a couple of glocks and 33 round mags
My thoughts exactly.
There are so many cheap mags you wont have any problems….and they cost less than the 33 round glock mags. Also…you can easily replace the barrels with one that will accept a silencer. It happens to also be a precise gun and one with unparalleled reliability. I’m an FFL with SOT so I have a few full auto UZI’s…I can safely say that it’s just as much fun to shoot them single for accuracy with some of the new hostage targets than it is to fire it full auto.
This so much. I have the exact same gripe with the MAC 10/11. What’s the damn point of making these things? The only things they have in common with their original counterparts is the damn name. Almost everything internally is different to appease the ATF so it’s not even the same gun that everyone is talking about. Why waste time making them?
They give gamer nerds boners I guess…all I can think of.
And gang bangers.
And because I guarantee you they will sell like hotcakes…
Agreed. This thing is as much an Uzi as an H2 is a Humvee.
Might as well buy a Vector or century arms Uzi carbine for less money.
Have you seen the price of the Vector?????
But the Vector is SOOOO worth it though… IMHO.
Unfortunately they are allocated everywhere.
Would lovve a carbine version with 16 in barrel.
I’ll second that. Ammo is still too expensive to really enjoy full-auto but I’d sure love to take one of these as an SBR.
I was all in until I saw that MSRP up over $1000. That’s too much for a novelty pistol.
Count me in on definitely buying one !!!
I want one… if it comes with the Secret service folding stock and threaded barrel as an option and comes in the full length rather than micro.
Nifty. Not $1100 nifty. But nifty, it would make a great conversation piece. Unfortunately I’m not much of a conversationalist. Now if it had a giggle switch, was transferable, and still cost $1100, I’d be on it like Dirk Diggler on Sharron Watts.
Now there’s an imagine I’m not going to be able to shake from my dream tonight. I’m seeing spider monkeys and Tammy Faye Baker…. Ewww, just Ewww.
Loved the original. Don’t quite see the point of this one.
One of thee most useless firearms and arguably caliber on the market. Especially in semi. The very point of the invention of the uzi was to have a concealable full auto sub-machine gun that has a very high rate of fire. That’s it. Hate Tavors love Desert Eagles but the uzi is only useful to spray a room or small area with 30-50 rounds of 9mm or 45 in a second or two. If I saw some dipshite at a range shooting a semi uzi I’d have to ask them, wtf?
My repsonse to your question of “wtf?” would be….Im saving ammo cost!!!
I also never understood the why as why. If someone likes it and gets joy out of shooting it, why try and put it down with what is merely an opinion. Let ’em have fun…and piss off a liberal why they’re at it.
I have an uzi model a semi auto… To all those griping above posts, because I can dump 34 rounds into a 12 inch target at 100 yards in about 10 seconds… Can’t do that with my glock or 1911s. So yes. I want one of these 🙂 (I can do it with my sterling sportster as well, but that gun has issues stripping the first round in the mag so it is a range toy)
$1100???!!!!! Way too much for what would be a range toy for me. Might be the kind of gun I’d rent at the range, but definitely not on my buy list.
Wish I could get my hands on one of these, since I’m in a prime position to actually see the witch’s reaction. Then again, Dan Kozisek made a good point about the ban list…
“And if you need another reason, just think how much you’ll piss off Diane Feinstein by buying one.”
I bought a Beretta 92 Compact today (13+1), and one of the reasons why I bought it was because I knew deep down in my soul, that every time someone buys a real gun without a magazine limit or bullet button, DiFi dies a little on the inside. Its a great marketing line, for me anyways.
Mo’ rails is not necessarily mo’ betta. but i could maybe be enticed if they included wing tips and an epic mustache.
would love to get one, just because i can…..and just to piss off the senators here in CA..
if you are “here in cali” then you can’t get one.
Give it a threaded barrel, rear picatinny rail(so one could add a simple QD stock like they do with ak pistols turned sbr) and offer it in OD and FDE and slash the price by half and ill buy one. Would make a nice sbr and suppressed toy. But for the price I won’t even look at it
I do hope the $1k Msrp doesn’t reflect street price. I kinda want one:)
This post should have been titled: “From the Greatest Depths of Uselessness.”
Agreed. Without select-fire this is just a cumbersome pistol.
Does it come with a shoulder thingie that goes up? /sarc
I am surprisingly totally disinterested in this. It has no pragmatic or practical purpose and anyone who buys one because they want an “UZI” are not getting an UZI, but a hacked up pistol that is pretending to be UZI-light.
If I want to shoot a lot of 9mm from a pistol, I’ll just put my 30 round mags in my Glocks, thank you very much.
Eleven hundred dollars for a three and a half pound 9mm? Oh boy!
Even if it was full auto, wouldn’t the tax stamp be irrelevant since these are post ’86, right? As much as I’d love one (with a supressor), I’ll wait till they repeal the FOPA, before I start shoping.
Seriously … why would anyone ever want a semi-automatic Uzi? They look huge. And they don’t look they would fit in any holster that I have seen. So what is the appeal?
Maybe the SlideFire folks can develop a wobbly sliding pistol grip for it that enables single-handed, oscillating neo-tactical bump firing! Add another $400 for a SlideGrip, and you’d really have something. A pile-o-crap, but something.
Why does that photo look like an Airsoft pistol?
This pistol serves one useful purpose, at least for me, which is to motivate me to contact my elected representatives and have them sponsor a repeal of the NFA of 1934.
You work on that and I will start building a tower to the moon and we will see which one of us finishes first.
Is this the attitude that made America great?
Look everybody it’s a royalist!
Never liked fake silencers or fake machine guns. Gimme the real deal or nothing at all.
Say hello to my new little friend.
Actually I would only want one if I could have 2. One for each hand of course. I would be the baddest (& coolest) dood around.
Maybe after the 15 other guns I want are in the safe and they reduce the price to $499.
Not a pistol. Not a subgun. 1100 bucks. Not a chance.
I thought the point of the uzi is a cheap weapon with a fast rate of fire? This has neither.
how easy would this be to SBR?
Why? It has a pistol-length barrel. There isn’t anything remarkable about the guts of it, just another fires-from-a-closed-bolt imitation of a fires-from-an-open-bolt sub gun. There are terrific components, platforms, for SBRs, from the basic AR’s through the piston-driven versions and onward. With the AR you have available such terrific replacement trigger groups and barrels that looking elsewhere just leads me to ask ‘why?’. Politely. Nostalgia?
Why don’t they just concentrate on the Tavors that are sold out everywhere ?
Worthless, if not full auto.
Does anyone know if these are capable of accepting standard UZI folding stocks?
If so, this is a really nice platform to make a suppressed SBR build…
Threaded barrel full-size UZI SBRs in the future???
We can get an Israeli Uzi but not a Russian VKS, Effin israelies.
It’s like someone woke up one day and said, ”Hmm. How can we make people pay $1100 for disappointment?”.
If you can’t spray a room with it, it isn’t an Uzi.
I really like this gun. Looks like it could work real well with an RDS tac optic and a forward mounted LED. I personally think it would be a great “offensive” pistol for the officer who needs more firepower than a stand pistol with the added improvements in sighting the RDS or holo sight gives the user, etc.