Mini-Uzi silenced 9mm sub machine gun

01. Original name Mini-Uzi silenced 9mm sub machine gun  
02. Other official names   
03. Popular names Mini Uzi  
04. Chamberings 9 x 19mm Parabellum  
05. Designed by Uziel Gal  
06. Design date 1982  
07. In service date(s) 1982 – present  
08. Adopted by Israel; The Uzi is in use widely across the world, particularly in many African, Asian and Eastern European countries  
09. Production quantities 10,000,000+ (Uzi)  
10. Mechanism Open bolt blow back operated sub machine gun  
11. Weight 6.0lb (2.7kg)  
12. Mountings Iron sights, side folding steel buttstock, 20 round magazine, grip safety and thumb safety  
13. Practicality in action The Mini Uzi was released in the 1980s to provide a more compact version of the larger Uzi submachine gun. The body length was reduced from 470 mm (18.5 in) to 360 mm (14.17 in). The receiver is made from stamped steel with the trigger unit pinned into the body  
14. Comments / Other information The Uzi is a compact and simple firearm that was inexpensive to make. The location of the magazine in the pistol grip was based on the designer Uziel Gal’s experience of combat, he understood that in the dark and in stressful situations it was easiest to bring both hands together to reload the weapon. A full-sized Uzi was famously displayed by a US Secret Service agent during the 1981 assassination attempt of President Reagan. The Mini Uzi has a high rate of automatic fire (950 rounds per minute) is due to its shorter bolt, meaning a full 20 round magazine can be emptied in 1.26 seconds.Mini-Uzi 9mm silenced Sub Machine Gun (Isreal – commercial) Silenced version of the compact model of the Uzi sub machine gun; chambered for the 9mm Parabellum round; uses the 20, 25 and 30-round box magazines of the full sized gun; Silenced Mini-Uzi weighs 6lb without magazine; cyclic rate about 1700rpm. Unlike the full-size gun the Mini-Uzi fires from a closed bolt.