The newly redesigned Uzi Pro Pistol is a blowback-operated, semi-automatic 9mm pistol made in Israel by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), and distributed here by IWI US. The pistol also incorporates several design changes and improvements over the old Uzi pistol.
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The lower receiver is now made from polymer to reduce weight while increasing durability, corrosion resistance and strength. It also extends the full length of the upper receiver.
A 2.5-inch Picatinny rail is included just in front of the triggerguard for lights and lasers. This rail extends to almost the front of the barrel.
The grip had been redesigned with a much more ergonomic and less boxy appearance, and it features grooves at the front and rear as well as a front lip at the bottom for a more secure hold. The magazine well is also flared for faster reloading. The magazine release has also been moved to the rear of the triggerguard.
The grip safety located at the rear of the grip is made from polymer and has been redesigned with a rounded and more pronounced shape for more positive engagement.
The manual safety has been relocated upwards from the grip area to the upper receiver. But it still functions as a sliding tab that is moved back for “safe” and forward for “fire.” Finally, there is an internal firing pin block safety, which blocks the firing pin from going forward unless the trigger is depressed.
The polymer, non-reciprocating charging handle has been moved from the top of the receiver to the left side. This makes it easier to operate and allows for a top-mounted Picatinny rail for sights and optics.
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Check out this video to see the Uzi Pro Pistol in action, and keep your eyes peeled for a full review in an upcoming issue of COMBAT HANDGUNS. To subscribe, visit harristacticalstore.com.
For more information on the Uzi Pro, please visit IWI.us.