IWI US announced the company will be showing the new UZI PRO SB pistol at the SHOT Show. The “SB” model has a folding arm stabilizing brace, whereas the normal UZI PRO does not. The arms brace is manufactured by SB Tactical, the company that created the incredibly popular SB15 arm brace.


IWI US states the SB versions can be fired while the brace is folded. These guns with carry a MSRP of $1,309. The original UZI PRO (same gun, but no arm brace) carry a MSRP of $1,109.

From IWI US:

UZI® PRO & UZI® PRO SB Pistols to Debut at 2015 SHOT Show, Booth 15238

Harrisburg, PA (December 2014) – IWI US, Inc. a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announces the return to the USA of the long-awaited UZI® PRO Pistol for the American consumer market. The UZI® brand is world renowned with sales of over 2 million carbines and pistols worldwide since 1963. Visitors to the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas in January 2015 will get the first look at these new IWI handguns.

The UZI® sub-machine gun (SMG) was designed and patented by Uziel Gal who gave the production rights 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 9mm platform began.

The UZI® PRO Pistol and UZI® PRO Pistol SB are the latest evolution of that storied design, now featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. Based on the famous UZI® SMG, the UZI® PRO 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 reduces weight and incorporates an integrated magazine release button for fast and easy magazine changes. The cocking handle is located on the receiver side allowing for a full-length Picatinny rail on the top receiver cover. A short Picatinny rail is also incorporated into the polymer body, mounted below the barrel, perfect for additional accessory placement.

Two versions of the UZI® PRO Pistol will be available in the US. The first is the basic pistol pictured above. But perhaps the most exciting news is that the UZI® PRO Pistol will also be offered with a side-folding Stabilizing Brace, the UZI® PRO SB, produced exclusively for IWI US by SB Tactical LLC, designers and manufacturers of the original SB15 and SB47 Pistol Stabilizing Braces that have reinvigorated the market for large frame pistols in the US.

IWI US UZI PRO Pistol with Stabliizing Brace

Originally designed as a means for persons with limited mobility to operate and fire the AR-15 pistol, it soon became clear to shooters across the USA that by adding a Stabilizing Brace to their large frame pistols, they could achieve greater accuracy while enjoying an enhanced shooting experience through improved firearm stabilization and control.

The custom adaptation of the Stabilizing Brace to the UZI® PRO SB takes the application of large frame pistol control and stabilization to a new level. With the IWI brace’s unique side-folding feature, the UZI® PRO SB can be fired with or without the brace extended depending on the shooters need. With the brace in the folded position, storage space required in your safe or range bag is minimized.

The new UZI® PRO and UZI® PRO SB feature three safety mechanisms; a conventional manual thumb safety, a firing pin block and a proven grip safety that must be fully depressed before the gun can be cocked and fired.

IWI US UZI PRO Pistol SB folded
Simple maintenance on the UZI® PRO requires no special tools for quick and easy field stripping. Each UZI® PRO Pistol comes with one 20-round and one 25-round magazine.

The UZI® PRO Pistol (Part Number: UPP9S) has a MSRP of $1,109.00.

The UZI® PRO SB (Part Number: UPP9SB) has a MSRP of $1,309.00.

UZI® PRO Pistol Specifications:

Part No:                              UPP9S
Caliber:                               9mm Para
Operation:                           Blowback operation from closed bolt
Barrel:                                Cold-Hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist
Barrel Length:                    4.5 inches
Overall Length:                  9.5 inches
Weight:                               3.66 lbs.
Magazines:                         1-20 & 1-25 round
MSRP:                                $1,109.00

UZI® PRO SB Specifications:

Part No:                              UPP9SB
Caliber:                               9mm Para
Operation:                           Blowback operation from closed bolt
Barrel:                                Cold-Hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist
Barrel Length:                    4.5 inches
Overall Length:                  9.5 inches
Weight:                               3.66 lbs.
Magazines:                         1-20 & 1-25 round
MSRP:                                $1,309.00

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  • 3XLwolfshirt

    Cool, but I think I’ll stick with the Scorpion EVO 3 and save $500 bucks.

    • thedonn007

      The UZI PRO SB Pistol looks to be about half the size of the Scorpion EVO 3.

      • USMC03Vet

        You can conceal carry the Uzi pro too!


  • Vitsaus

    By the time this can hit the market, BATFE will have banned arm braces because every other day some one trolls them asking if its okay to use it as a shoulder stock.

    • Dan


    • unfortunately true

    • USMC03Vet

      Let’s be honest here. It is only a matter of time regardless of what people do. I swear the ATF is simply setting people up for future prosecutions.

      • KestrelBike

        That’s too clever for the ATF.
        SBR is too toxic for the NRA, but it’d be cool if a few high-powered groups brought a lawsuit(s) under the equal protection 14th clause. Before atf revokes that letter.

        I do agree that the current situation is quite precarious!

        • USMC03Vet

          Yeah the NRA has way too many fuds in the ranks. With the younger generations they are bringing in though there is hope they’ll get serious about it. Sexy is an SBR.

        • Alex

          What makes you think it’s so precarious??? You’ve got slide fire that actually makes a rifle full auto. You’ve got the Rossi Mare’s leg that takes 3 inches off it’s original stock and is not an SBR and you’ve got Angled Foregrips. Slide fire shoots faster than some of my actual machine guns. The brace is simply a product that allows people with limited mobility to shoot a brace. I live in Florida and I’ve been to some of the events that SB Tactical does. There are always dozens of wounded vets and each one of them is using the brace as intended….albeit they misuse it sometimes too. Can you imagine a prosecutor trying to accuse someone of using a product inappropriately and having some, if not all of those vets coming to testify? Any good prosecutor can and will expect that…and for that reason alone I don’t think he’d go forward with the case.

  • hydepark

    Wow. Just wow. I had all but given up hope IWI would ever release the UZI Pro. Seeing as how it was announced before the Tavor was even mentioned for a US release AND the new Galil like four years ago. Now I have to decide between this, the EVO and the MPX. IWI might have screwed themselves by waiting this long.

  • Sadler

    Because you can’t shoulder a pistol.

    • thedonn007


  • Seburo

    This isn’t surprising. The Tavor already takes UZI magazines with a conversion kit plus they need something “new” to display at the Shot show.

  • Bill

    From the photo of the right side, I don’t see how it would be possible to get a grip on the pistol to fire it with the brace folded, which is probably irrelevant because at this rate “braces” will be banned in the next week or two, after somebody at the ATF gets back from a holiday vacation and realizes what they are actually being used for.

    Maybe the picture is deceptive, but Im not certain how I’d even pick the thing up with the brace folded, without muzzling up a hand or going through all kinds of weird gyrations to stay behind the muzzle.

    • Ethan

      Defeatist attitudes are a self-fulfilling prophecy. 😉

      You have more sway then you give yourself credit for. We’ve been forcing them to retreat consistently for the last decade plus… We’re winning, and that’s not about to stop now.

      *shakes pom-poms*

      • Bill

        You know, that’s been exactly my opinion, and I’ve gotten a lot of flak for it. Since the sunset of the AWB, the overwhelming tide of states issuing carry permits compared to 20 years ago, the Heller decision, the other overwhelming tide of ARs and AKs, the growing commonality of SBRs and suppressors, these are the salad days of firearms ownership. I think that theres a cohort, likely based on age, that have no idea of what the bad old days were really like. This week I was in WalMart debating buying a SIG AR – that would have been inconceivable 15 years ago.

        • Ethan

          I remember the days of “Pre-ban” 30rnd AR mags selling for $60 each… Last week I bought Gen3 Pmags for $8 ea.

          The ant gathers food while the weather is warm, while the grasshopper dances and plays his fiddle. 😉

  • DIR911911 .

    what actual use is it? oversized , overweight and overpriced , you could buy two of almost any quality 9mm pistol available and be able to carry them without looking like a tool.

    • Ethan

      Well, While its not full auto (like a good SMG should be), it does benefits from higher capacity, and much better accuracy (esp with a micro red dot) than a pistol, while retaining most of the mobility and handling benefits.

      It’s not really designed for the same role as a pistol though.. Concealing an SBR or pseudo-SMG is fairly easy, but it’s not the same kind of “concealing” most CCW holders are familiar with.

      I wholeheartedly agree about overpriced though… IMO This should be a $750 gun at most given its design.

  • DIR911911 .

    I read that in the voice of marvin the martian 🙂

  • With the arm brace version you already get the rear trunnion and folding mechanism making the SBR process much, much easier.

  • Matt Shermer

    I wonder if someone will put a head to head to head video of the Uzi Pro, the Scorpion EVO and the SIG MPX together, I’d really like to see all three stacked up against each other in the same video, with the same tester, and as many controlled variables as can be managed. I’d trust Colion Noir with a review like that, I’d also trust the long time blog writers, since I’m never gonna be able to buy all three at the same time.

    • Matt Shermer

      Okay, scratch what I said about trusting Noir, I had seen his video review of the EVO but I didn’t know he was working with CZ on promoting the EVO, he’s probably gonna be (slightly) biased when comparing the EVO to everything else…

      • roguetechie

        Tbf the evo has one thing none of the others do… An only slightly ludicrous price point!

        Well that and a solid gold reputation founded on rock solid and affordable products…

        But yeah I’m sure someone will decide the mpx lets them “fast rope” with the best of them from their personal “pavehawk”… Of course by pave hawk I really mean vaguely helicopter shaped tree house in their backyard, and by fast rope I mean making their children push them as hard as 6 year olds can possibly push while they shoot wildly at gongs hung off the swing set….

    • USMC03Vet

      IV8888 up!

      That would be a slick video. I wish 4.3 and 5.7 ammo was more readily available because of I was going to own a sub gun like this that is the round I’d want.

  • USMC03Vet

    I’m sure they could get plenty of local prosecutors down for some easy conviction rates and to show how they are against gun crimes.

    It’s scary how fast law abiding citizen exercising constitutional rights can be a breathe away from being a convicted felon due to some unelected beurocrats pen.

  • Ethan

    They will if we make them.

  • SSSN

    “Also, the regular pistol version is $200 less than the “brace” version
    so went not just pay the tax and get a real folding stock?”

    I have friends I would like to shoot my M92 with across state lines. Asking “pretty
    please master” so I can excercise a Constitutional Right ? I thank you no…. More
    and more of us have less and less tolerance for this insult.

  • Leigh Rich

    Why do post push fear mongering.

  • jcitizen

    Someday I keep praying we’ll get rid of the ’86 law – because if we don’t it will just be used as an excuse to finally ban all firearms. I will watch for a frame kit for this, so I can afford to build on with an SOT and make it Title II to the max. I refuse to throw away an expensive receiver otherwise.