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UZI a registered trade marked name by IMI/IWI of Isreal
(Hebrew: עוזי, officially cased as UZI)
Noun uzi (plural uzis)
The first Uzi submachine gun was designed by Major Uziel Gal in the late 1940s. The prototype was finished in 1950. First introduced to IDF special forces in 1954, the weapon was placed into general issue two years later. The Uzi has found use as a personal defense weapon by rear-echelon troops, officers, artillery troops and tankers, as well as a frontline weapon by elite light infantry assault forces.
The Uzi has been exported to over 90 countries. Over its service lifetime, it has been manufactured by Israel Military Industries, FN Herstal, and other manufacturers. From the 1960s through the 1980s, more Uzi submachine guns were sold to more military, law enforcement and security markets than any other submachine gun ever made.
A type of compact submachine gun, having a caliber of 9 millimeters with ammunition housed in the grip of the weapon.
So like Kleenex or Xerox it’s been appropriated to mean a general class of items.
Developed by 26 year old lieutenant Uziel Gal(d. 2002 aged 78) of the IDF.
Went into production 1955. 9mm Sub Machine Gun accurate to 150 metres.
Mass produced under licend by FN of Belgium.
Currently in use, Netherlands, Germany, U.S, Ireland.
Particularly popular with Special forces and HRT’s.
Other’s in same family…
Mini uzi variant developed 1980.
Uzi machine pistol
Despite popular belief, it is unlikely that so called “Gangstas” would typically posses such a weapon.
Owing to its cost (in excess of $6,000)
Weapons commonly mislabelled as “uzis” include
Scorpion vz 61 machine pistol
Ingram Mac 10 and
SWD/Military Armament Company Model 11/9
(effective range of short sight radius is about 25 metres.
Could explain why “ganstas” can’t hit intended victims at all.
That plus their lack of firearms training and the inability to straighten their arms)