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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Uzi submachine gun

Hi guys and girls,

For those of you who are still confused about the origin of this Uzi gun that Max Payne made immensely popular. Here are the details. The Uzi is a family of guns that started with a compact, boxy, and lightweight submachine gun. Smaller and newer variants are considered machine pistols. The first Uzi submachine gun was designed by Uziel Gun in the late 1940s. It was manufactured by Israel Military Industries, FN Herstal, and others.

It is made mostly of stamped sheet metal and has relatively few parts, making it easy to strip for maintenance and making it less expensive per unit to manufacture than an equivalent design machined from forgings. The fact that the magazine is housed within the pistol grip allows for intuitive and easy reloading in dark or difficult conditions, as the operator simply brings their hands together. On the other hand, the high grip also makes the weapon awkward to fire when prone.

The Uzi submachine gun was used as a personal defense weapon by rear-echelon troops, officers, artillery troops and tankers, as well as a frontline weapon by elite light infantry assault forces. Advanced and smaller Uzi variations were used by the Israeli special forces until recently, when in December 2003, the Israeli military announced that it was completely phasing the Uzi out of use by its forces but would continue to manufacture the weapon for both domestic use and export.