UZI PRO & UZI PRO SB Pistols to Debut at 2015 SHOT Show

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posted on December 31, 2014
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IWI US, Inc. a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., announces the return to the USA of the long-awaited UZI® PRO Pistol for the American consumer market. The UZI brand is world renowned with sales of over 2 million carbines and pistols worldwide since 1963. Visitors to the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas in January 2015 will get the first look at these new IWI handguns.

The UZI sub-machine gun (SMG) was designed and patented by Uziel Gal who gave the production rights to the Israeli Ministry of Defense. After initial testing by the IDF, the Ordnance Corps ordered 8,000 units and the love affair with the world's most iconic 9mm platform began.

The UZI PRO Pistol and UZI PRO Pistol SB are the latest evolution of that storied design, now featuring the most advanced firearms technologies. Based on the famous UZI SMG, the UZI PRO is purpose-built with only one goal—uncompromising performance and reliability on a robust design. This 9 mm version for the American public sports an advanced polymer pistol grip that reduces weight and incorporates an integrated magazine release button for fast and easy magazine changes. The cocking handle is located on the receiver side allowing for a full-length Picatinny rail on the top receiver cover. A short Picatinny rail is also incorporated into the polymer body, mounted below the barrel, perfect for additional accessory placement.

Two versions of the UZI PRO Pistol will be available in the US. The first is the basic pistol pictured above. But perhaps the most exciting news is that the UZI PRO Pistol will also be offered with a side-folding Stabilizing Brace, the UZI PRO SB, produced exclusively for IWI US by SB Tactical LLC, designers and manufacturers of the original SB15 and SB47 Pistol Stabilizing Braces that have reinvigorated the market for large frame pistols in the US.

Originally designed as a means for persons with limited mobility to operate and fire the AR-15 pistol, it soon became clear to shooters across the USA that by adding a Stabilizing Brace to their large frame pistols, they could achieve greater accuracy while enjoying an enhanced shooting experience through improved firearm stabilization and control.

The custom adaptation of the Stabilizing Brace to the UZI PRO SB takes the application of large frame pistol control and stabilization to a new level. With the IWI brace's unique side-folding feature, the UZI PRO SB can be fired with or without the brace extended depending on the shooters need. With the brace in the folded position, storage space required in your safe or range bag is minimized.

The new UZI PRO and UZI PRO SB feature three safety mechanisms; a conventional manual thumb safety, a firing pin block and a proven grip safety that must be fully depressed before the gun can be cocked and fired.

Simple maintenance on the UZI PRO requires no special tools for quick and easy field stripping. Each UZI PRO Pistol comes with one 20-round and one 25-round magazine.

The UZI PRO Pistol (Part Number: UPP9S) has a MSRP of $1,109.00.

The UZI PRO SB (Part Number: UPP9SB) has a MSRP of $1,309.00.

UZI PRO Pistol Specifications:

Part No:  UPP9S
Caliber:   9 mm
Operation:  Blowback operation from closed bolt
Barrel:  Cold-Hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist
Barrel Length:  4.5 inches
Overall Length:  9.5 inches
Weight:  3.66 pounds
Magazines: 1-20 & 1-25 round
MSRP: $1,109.00

UZI PRO SB Specifications:

Part No:  UPP9SB
Caliber:  9 mm
Operation:  Blowback operation from closed bolt
Barrel:  Cold-Hammer forged CrMoV barrel, 4 groove 1:10 RH twist
Barrel Length:  4.5 inches
Overall Length:  9.5 inches
Weight:  3.66 pounds
Magazines:  1-20 & 1-25 round
MSRP:  $1,309.00

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