SHOT 2013: IWI Uzi Pro Pistol

By CTD Suzanne published on in News

Designed after the infamous Israeli Micro-UZI, IWI, US, Inc. introduces the U.S. civilian version that UZI Pro Pistol. Made in Israel with the American market in mind, the UZI Pro pistol shoots 9mm and has a 4.5-inch barrel. The polymer lower receiver and grip reduce weight. The integrated magazine release button located on the grip makes magazine changes quick. It operates in classic UZI style with simple blow-back operation from a closed bolt with the side-mount cocking handle. The 4-1/2 inch MIL-SPEC barrel is cold-hammer forged CrMoV steel with a 4-groove 1:10 RH twist. The UZI Pro has three safeties—manual thumb, firing pin block and grip safety. The grip safety must be fully depressed for the UZI pistol to shoot. There is a full-length Picatinny rail mounted on the top of the gun, and an under barrel smaller Picatinny rail. The UZI Pro is 9.5 inches overall and weighs less than 4 pounds. The pistol ships with one 20-round magazine and one 25-round magazine, and carries a $1,099 MSRP.

The Uzi Pro Pistol at Media Day.

The Uzi Pro Pistol at Media Day.

IWI, U.S. introduces the U.S. civilian version that Uzi Pro Pistol.

IWI, U.S. introduces the U.S. civilian version that Uzi Pro Pistol.

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  • pitbullpup

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    Only 10 years to actually see it:

    Introduced in December 2003 at the MILIPOL 2003 show in Paris, France, this is the last update in the more than 30-years-old firearms cache which served, and still serves, honourably police forces and military around the world.

    The “Para-MicroUZI” is a modified Micro-UZI for Special Units such as the SHAYERET-13 and the YAMAM (SWAT team of the Israeli National Police), which needed a more effective sidearm, and for those units, such as the Combat-SAR Teams, which need a Personal Defence Weapon to held when ropeling, etc.

    The “original” Para-MicroUZI was just a modified Micro-UZI with side-cocking, and Picatinny rails over the frame and under the barrel; it is already by itself a HUGE update in the UZI Weapons System, to which adapting optionals has always been so difficult that the attachment of ANY kind of optional to such a weapon has been considered a rarity, with a very little cache of sights, laser, tactical lights, etc. adaptable to be attached to those guns. Now, with the rails, there’s no limit to the possibilities.

    AS happened with the TAVOR-2, born after the evaluation of the TAVOR Weapons System by the Israeli Special Forces, so the UZI-PRO is born after the IMI engineers have gathered reports, impressions and complaints of the users about the Para-MicroUZI; as a result, the UZI-PRO is still a prototype, but it will soon be distributed between the Israeli Special Forces’ personnel for evaluation, and commercial launch is expected in the first months of 2005; it’s gonna be the ultimate version of the Micro-UZI, replacing the standard Micro-UZI and the current “Para-MicroUZI” in service, and ultimately replacing them in the production lines; a semiautomatic-only civilian version, with no side-folding stock, is expected too.

    The UZI-PRO reduces the weight of the standard Micro-UZI and Para-MicroUZI, being it made of polymers and lightweight titanium alloy. It fires from the closed bolt and features a side-cocking lever, with rails over and under the frame for a wide array of optionals to be attached on; the barrel can readily accept a snap-on suppressor.

    Furthermore, since the first end users of the UZI-PRO will be Israeli SHAYERET-13 and YAMAM units, which in the past have adopted the Glock 17 and Glock 18 pistols as sidearms, the UZI-PRO will feed from Glock 17-rounder and 33-rounder magazines; according to rumors, license will be given to IMI to manufacture the GLOCK patent 17-rounds and 33-rounds magazines for the UZI-PRO.

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  • Scott

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    The IWI Uzi Pro Pistol, wow, this gets my red blood pumping. As an avid shooter and free (for now) American, I want to know how to obtain this little piece of intrepid Israeli metal. But, let’s go a little easy on Ed. I live in Seattle, a city that wishes it was part of the former Soviet Union. If I used this pistol to defend our home, it would become exhibit “A” at my own trial. I’ll stick to my .45 magnum S&W and trusty 12 gauge, for that. But still, I would shell out the $1100 to pretend I’m in the IDF clearing out bad guys, in the safety of the “the range”.

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  • daemon6

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    Ed,
    Please learn how to spell. Your retarded banter will not be taken seriously until you do so. By the way….I had to correct you on this one: It’s market not marget. I thought maybe you were mis-spelling due to not having a spell checker…but, you did it twice dude!

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  • Doof

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    So now we’re banning things based on looks? If it looks evil, it must be evil? Are you serious? My finger looks pretty evil when it’s pointed at you too. Good lord, this over the top reaction has to stop.

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  • Rohit

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    Ed, by your logic we should ban fast cars and motorcycles aswell. Just because you think it looks evil doesn’t mean it is any more dangerous than a 1911 with 4 extra magazines ready to be reloaded.

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  • Ed

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    I am pro right for being abnle to carry and have weapons but this is one of the weapons that does not need to be out on the marget this is a weapon the some phsyco can get and hide and then we will have more people dieing. Get it off the marget

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    • gb

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      Take English lessons.

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    • rick

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      Really pro rt. This gun is no more dangerous then any other. A car in the hands of a bad person can do more damage or a knife in china. Or democrats in the white house. U come off as really lame with your spelling. Anything is a weapon in the hands of what did you call them a physco
      do your research and you will see that your thoughts are only bad for innocent people. My sister was 3 and killed a drunk. I didnt want booze of the market or cars. Just the drunk and he got an 800 ticket Democrat were in charge of that one.

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