In today’s Photo Of The Day, we have a picture shared by IWI (Israel Weapon Industries) on their social media pages depicting a trio of Uzi Pro submachine guns. With the shortest barrel option and no stock attached, the bottom Uzi Pro in the picture is the most compact configuration of this submachine gun. The middle one is fitted with an adjustable folding stock, a trigger guard/front grip, a longer barrel and micro red dot sight. And the top Uzi Pro in the picture is equipped with a suppressor and larger reflex sight in addition to the stock and grip.
Uzi Pro is the latest iteration of this iconic SMG family and the only one currently listed on the IWI’s website. It is a direct blowback operated closed-bolt select-fire submachine gun chambered in 9x19mm Luger with a rate of fire of 1000-1150 rounds per minute. The Uzi Pro is available with three barrel lengths: 170mm (6.7″), 210mm (8.3″), and 240mm (9.5″). The overall length with a folded stock and the shortest barrel is 317mm (12.5″), and in this configuration, it weighs in at 2.4kg (5.3lbs).
Here is how IWI describe the Uzi Pro on their website:
The new UZI PRO Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) is based on the legendary UZI design of 65 years ago but has since been transformed with modern materials and advanced technological features. Today, a new short and compact version comes in an ultra-modern ergonomic design offering better control, more safety and maximum accuracy.
The UZI PRO is the latest evolution featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. It transforms the UZI weapon through new modern polymers, MIL-STD 1913 (Picatinny) rails, an ergonomic shoulder stock, and a foldable hand grip, to deliver the SMG of tomorrow.
The new SMG, based on the Israeli Special Forces battle-proven experience, has been redesigned to be lighter but still concealable. All the new developments were realized without compromising the functionality and reliability of the legendary UZI.
Since its early deployment, the UZI, one of the world’s most iconic weapons continues to uphold the technological standards of the 21st century. Originally in service in 1956, the UZI was adopted as a frontline weapon by the IDF Elite Forces who favored its reliability, compact size and firepower. Since then over 2 million units have been sold worldwide.
The popular Mini and Micro UZI versions were developed for Special Units, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Elite Police units specializing in Close Quarters Battle (CQB).
Pictures by IWI, www.iwi.net