MP UZI

Silhouette (Visual identification)

MP UZI
Category Submachine Guns
Operating System Blowback-operated, fired from open bolt
Cartridge
Length 470 mm
Feeding Box magazine

The UZI and the Czechoslovakian series Sa 23 to Sa 26 were the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design, in which the bolt wraps around the breech end of the barrel. This allows the barrel to be moved far back into the receiver and the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip, allowing for a heavier, slower-firing bolt in a shorter, better-balanced weapon. The pistol grip is fitted with a grip safety, making it difficult to fire accidentally. It was built in Belgium under license for export to Germany and Iran. Croatia manufactured unlicensed copies of the Uzi and Micro-Uzi called the ERO and Mini ERO respectively. Mini- and Micro-Uzi submachine guns are produced either in open-bolt or closed-bolt versions.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The MP UZI is found in 78 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Algeria (DZA)
G
Angola (AGO)
G
Argentina (ARG)
G
Australia (AUS)
G
Azerbaijan (AZE)
G
Bangladesh (BGD)
G
Belgium (BEL)
O
G
Bermuda (BMU)
G
Bolivia (BOL)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Cambodia (KHM)
G
G
Chad (TCD)
G
Chile (CHL)
G
China (CHN)
O
U
Colombia (COL)
G
Congo (COG)
U
Costa Rica (CRI)
G
Croatia (HRV)
O
G
G
N
G
Ecuador (ECU)
G
El Salvador (SLV)
G
Eritrea (ERI)
G
Estonia (EST)
G
Ethiopia (ETH)
G
France (FRA)
G
Gabon (GAB)
G
Germany (DEU)
G
Greece (GRC)
G
Guatemala (GTM)
G
Haiti (HTI)
G
Honduras (HND)
G
India (IND)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iran (IRN)
G
Iraq (IRQ)
G
Ireland (IRL)
G
Israel (ISR)
O
G
Italy (ITA)
G
Kenya (KEN)
G
Liberia (LBR)
G
Lithuania (LTU)
G
Luxembourg (LUX)
G
N
Malta (MLT)
G
Namibia (NAM)
N
Netherlands (NLD)
G
Nicaragua (NIC)
G
Niger (NER)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
G
Panama (PAN)
G
Paraguay (PRY)
G
Peru (PER)
G
Philippines (PHL)
G
Poland (POL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
G
Romania (ROU)
G
Rwanda (RWA)
G
Somalia (SOM)
G
South Africa (ZAF)
O
G
South Sudan (SSD)
U
Sri Lanka (LKA)
G
Sudan (SDN)
G
Suriname (SUR)
G
Swaziland (SWZ)
G
Syria (SYR)
G
Taiwan (TWN)
G
Thailand (THA)
G
Togo (TGO)
G
Tonga (TON)
G
Tunisia (TUN)
U
Turkey (TUR)
G
Uganda (UGA)
G
G
Uruguay (URY)
G
Venezuela (VEN)
G
Vietnam (VNM)
G
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

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