The Uzi is one of the most iconic submachine guns of the post WWII era. It was designed in Israel by Uziel Gal in 1950. Over its service lifetime, it has been manufactured by Israel Military Industries, FN Herstal, Norinco, and other manufacturers. From the 1960s through the 1980s, more Uzi submachine guns were sold to more military, law enforcement and security markets than any other submachine gun ever made.
The Uzi is an opened bolt design chambered in 9mm. It is very simple to field strip and maintain. It is an extreamly reliable weapon. It has a rate of fire of about 600 rounds per minute. Transferable Uzis can be owned by individuals in most states. Full Size Uzis are very easy to handle and are very popular with competitive shooters in submachine gun matches around the country.