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Old July 2, 2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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I got an Uzi!

My LGS had an IMI Uzi Model B in the shop on Sat and it came home with me. It's the semi-auto, non Class III model, but it is so dang cool. I can't wait to fire it.
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Old July 2, 2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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Congrats, you are going to have fun with it.

Here are a few snaps of my Vector SA Uzi, it is one of my favorite guns. If you have not already, get educated over at www.uzitalk.com Great community over there.









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Old July 2, 2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, will do!
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Old July 3, 2012, 06:54 AM   #4
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In pictures the Uzi looks super anti-ergonomic,but I've never had the chance to hold one.How are they in real life?
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Old July 3, 2012, 06:56 AM   #5
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I personally wouldn't want one. However, I can still appreciate a cool-looking firearm, which an Uzi most certainly is. I'm betting that after you shoot it, you'll have to swing by the local hospital for your emergency grin-ectomy!
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Old July 3, 2012, 07:31 AM   #6
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I want one and am jealous! Nice gun buy.
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Old July 3, 2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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I owned a Norinco UZI which had been converted to standard folder configuration. It was a blast to shoot.
I used to work the 10" steel plates my club has at 40yds over with it...rapid fire from one end of the plates to the other, no misses and quick multiple hits.
I also shot it at 100yds, and got very nice, small groups.
The UZI folder is very compact when folded, yet deploys very fast.
Mine was also set up with an Israeli surplus wood stock, which I preferred for shooting...they were available cheap for a while.
The only problem I ever had was an instance of doubling...fairly freaked out the old guy at the next bench! The two shots went off so fast that I wasn't sure if it happened or not. So I loaded two rounds in a mag, and tried again...yup, two shots.
I stopped shooting, and put it away...turned out the Norinco top cover was slightly bowed, and let the bolt/firing striker jump the sear.
New surplus top overs were cheap. I installed one, and problem solved.
Eventually, I sold it to fund the purchase of an M1 carbine from the CMP.
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Old July 3, 2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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About 3 weeks ago me and my wife were at a gun show. We were kinda looking for something in a 9 small enough for her hands but didn't find anything that she liked. Then she saw the UZI. Short story is, now we own an UZI. Fun as heck to shoot. First box of ammo we bought was at the gun show, UMC 9mm. Turned out too week to cycle the action. Older box of ammo. Winchesters fixed it right up though. She's actually WANTING to learn about guns now. Interested in cleaning her own gun and everything. Thank you UZI!
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Old July 3, 2012, 09:12 AM   #9
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In pictures the Uzi looks super anti-ergonomic,but I've never had the chance to hold one.How are they in real life?
I used to own a Mini-Uzi.

It was.

The straight grip and grip safety were the most annoying part.

The 2nd most annoying part was the top charging handle.

The magazine changes were not the easiest but not too bad.

The sights were very difficult for me to use. (The aperture was too small)

However, the safety was really easy to use and it was very easy to take apart and clean and it never bobbled.

I just really didn't like shooting it that much.

A MP5 is superior is just about every aspect. (Except the safety being too far forward and it is harder to shoot with one hand.)
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Old July 3, 2012, 09:17 AM   #10
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I wasn't even in the market for another firearm, but it is so cool. I had to get it. I'll post pics today.
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Old July 8, 2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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Uzi thread?

My SBR Uzi with 3 lug Trident.

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Old July 8, 2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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The UZI is one of those guns that, if I shot it, I'd be obligated to do it from the hip, dressed in my best worst clothing to look like an 80s bad guy. Talking pastel colored polo shirt, aviator sunglasses, the works. Maybe a nice mustache, too!
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Old July 9, 2012, 05:56 PM   #13
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Sunglasses... check
Mustache.... check
Sorry no pastel polo

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Old July 9, 2012, 11:07 PM   #14
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I found a couple images to illustrate my point.





I had to default to Miami Vice
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Old July 10, 2012, 12:12 AM   #15
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I didn't want to post the picture here because of the violence of the scene and its political nature, but if you do a Google image search on "Reagan shooting", you'll see a member of the protective detail with a mustache, spiffy suit and *very* stylish footwear wielding an Uzi. If you look on the ground in front of the Cadillac, you'll see one of the hardshell cases that the Uzis were carried in.
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Old July 10, 2012, 09:51 AM   #16
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Haha, those photos are amazing!! Classic stuff.
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Old July 17, 2012, 10:33 AM   #17
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I nearly sold my Vector UZI a couple of years ago until I reallized it made an excellent home defense weapon. My thirteen-year old daughter looks like an IDF soldier with it. Plus it is alot of fun.

enjoy,

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Old July 18, 2012, 10:14 PM   #18
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"In pictures the Uzi looks super anti-ergonomic,but I've never had the chance to hold one.How are they in real life?"
In real life, they are decent with the ergonomics. The thing that freaks most people out who have never shot one is the weight, they are beasts, I think mine is 8lbs 8oz, but it has the wooden stock, which adds a pound or two. Because of this weight, they literally have zero recoil, perfect gun for beginners, kids and women.

I always use the standard Israeli Army cotton sling and the gun is surprisingly accurate. Uzis aren't for everyone but they are a lot of fun, have an amazing history and are built like tanks. Wish I lived in a free state, I would have a FA one, but as long as I live in California, SA carbine only.
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:31 PM   #19
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"Hey that would make a GREAT commercial: Pardon me, but is that an UZI?"
"Why yes it is. Self defense is no laughing matter, that's why I pack an UZI. Accept no substitutes."
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Old July 24, 2012, 02:33 PM   #20
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I haven't posted since I took it to the range. It shoots like a champ! Accurate and lots of fun. I like the weight and there is almost no recoil.

A guy next to me looked over and said "man, I'm jealous." I said "you should be."

But I let him fire off a few rounds.
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