Of all the weapons shown in 80’s actions movies, perhaps none were as ubiquitous as the Uzi. Before the rise of all manner of personal defense weapons and machine pistols, the Uzi stood out as a unique, fully-automatic weapon that looked strangely distinct from its assault rifle counterparts. This gun was different. It looked just like a pistol, it had a magazine loaded into the grip, a tiny barrel, and was small enough to be wielded single-handedly. Of all the guns we saw as kids, none were as instantly recognizable as the Uzi, and that’s what added to its mystique. But these days it seems like the Uzi has begun to fade from prominence.
January 6, 2012
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