The Uzi sub-machine gun (SMG) variant was designed and patented by Uziel Gal, who gave the production rights to the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
The Uzi Pro semi-auto pistol is the latest evolution of this iconic weapon, featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. Based on the SMG, the Uzi Pro version for the American public sports an advanced polymer pistol grip that incorporates an integrated magazine release button for fast and easy magazine changes. The cocking handle is located on the receiver side, thus allowing for a full-length Picatinny rail on the top receiver cover. A short Picatinny rail is also mounted below the barrel for additional accessories.
The new pistol features three safety mechanisms; a conventional manual safety, a firing pin block and a proven grip safety that must be fully depressed before the gun can be cocked and fired.
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