POTD: Israel Defense Forces UZI SMG

    POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find the best pictures on the Gunternet.

    Today we take a look at an UZI SMG, a firearm as iconic as Heckler & Koch’s MP5.  According to Wikipedia, there are more than 10 million Uzis built (Source), and the Belgian Federal Police still seem to be using them.


    Now this is pretty cool!

    It’s an UZI SMG that has actually been issued and used by Israel Defense Forces.

    Markings are all hebrew and the gun is Full Auto. I’ve always had a weak spot for the full size UZI. Yes, it has a lot of weaknesses, like the disputed grip safety, hefty weight for a 9 mm (almost as heavy as a Kalash) and flawed controllability/accuracy due to its open bolt operation and heavy bolt weight.

    BUT it is very compact, sturdy and reliable and that’s why it has been around for so many years, rightfully so. Personally, I love the iconic design, the ingenious folding stock mechanism and how the gun feels in your hands.

    It’s just something special.


    The Uzi SMG is owned by Waffenteile.ch

    Picture and caption by SveenysArmory, used with permission.