The IWI Uzi Pro is a semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm. It is a modernized version of the original Uzi submachine gun, designed and manufactured by Israel Weapon Industries (IWI).
The Uzi Pro features a polymer frame, a 4.5-inch barrel, and a Picatinny rail for mounting accessories such as lights or lasers. It also has a side-folding pistol brace, which can be extended for additional stability and control.
The Uzi 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.
What is the difference between Uzi and Uzi Pro?
And this is the extent of the differences between the Pro and the original Uzi. The former is lighter, more ergonomic, more durable with additional safety features, and accommodates a wide range of Picatinny-mounted lights and optics.
How effective was the Uzi?
Contrary to popular belief, the Uzi was not the standard weapon of Israeli infantry. The weapon’s short range—its sights maxed out at just two hundred yards—made it useful in built-up, urban areas, but much less useful in open, rolling terrain, where a full-sized battle rifle would be much more useful.