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UZI_wood.jpg UZI with wooden stock.

Uzi.jpg UZI with metal folding stock.

One of the best known SMGs in the world and comparable to the MP5. Designed by Major Uziel Gal of the IDF in the early fifties. The UZI was one of the first successful SMGs with an 'overhung' bolt (i.e. the bolt overlapped the chamber) thus reducing overall length. The combined pistol grip/magazine well was at the point of balance, and due to this, the weapon could easily be fired one handed. Indeed the entire weapon was specifically designed so that crippled but willing Bergen-Belsen survivors, Yiddisher Grannies and your little sister could just drag it up to point somewhere approxing tit level and commence to shred Ahmed's brains, bollocks and bright revolutionary future straight down the fucking lane.

Used by the armed forces of Israel, West (as it was then) Germany, and Holland amongst others.

In later years various other versions have appeared, for example the Mini Uzi, the (even smaller) Micro Uzi, and the pistol Uzi, as well as longer (16") barreled versions to comply with US gun laws.