Do you know about the history of the Uzi?
Major Uziel Gal developed his new 9-mm submachine-gun for the Israeli Army by incorporating a telescoping bolt that wraps around the breech end of the barrel. This reduces the overall length of the weapon. Combined with an extending stock, this breakthrough makes for a compact, lightweight weapon, and the Uzi proved popular from the outset. Vehicle crews adopted it in place of the handgun; Special Forces adopted it because they needed something light and handy in confined spaces. More than 10 million have been made, including a micro-Uzi version the size of a large handgun.
The UZI’s original manufacturer – Israel Military Industries (IMI) – has not rested on its laurels and developed a number of variants:- The Mini Uzi is shorter and lighter than the standard model; The Micro Uzi is shorter still, almost the size of a… Read more »