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An Uzi pistol

An Uzi is a type of submachine gun. There are many different kinds of Uzis: Mini Uzi, which is a smaller version of the Uzi; Micro Uzi, which is only slightly larger than a standard pistol; Para Micro Uzi, which was made for Counter Terrorist Units; and the Uzi Pistol, which is semi-automatic (meaning it fires one bullet every time you pull the trigger). All of these kinds of Uzis are still in use by the special forces today. It is slowly being replaced by the MP-5.

History

Uzis were invented by an Israeli army officer, Uziel Gal.[1] This gun was first used in 1956. Uzis were used in the 1967 Six Day War by Israel. They are made by Israel Military Industries and also by the Belgian weapon company, FN.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Uzi official website". uzi.com. 2011. http://www.uzi.com/history.html. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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