Uzi model submachine gun 311 R.
(photo credit: Reuters)
Fifty six years after the first Uzi was introduced, and after appearing in
countless Hollywood movies, Israel Weapons Industries has revealed a new version
of the legendary submachine gun.
Called the “Uzi Pro,” the new 9
mm.-caliber version of submachine gun was designed in conjunction with elite IDF
units, which have combat experience from using the previous model – the Micro
Over the years, more than 1.5 million Uzis have been manufactured.
The IDF has purchased a limited number of Uzi Pros for evaluation and will
decide in the coming months to order additional units for all of its special
The new Uzi weighs 2.32 kg. and can be fitted with optical sights
and a silencer. It uses a closed bolt providing maximum accuracy and safety and
extends a mere 529 mm. with its stock fully extended.
said the Uzi Pro’s compact size made it ideal for undercover operations since it
is easy to conceal.