The Uzi is, and always has been, an Israeli weapon. The prototype for this weapon was finished in 1950 and soon after was adopted by the Israeli special forces (in 1954); it was placed in general issue not long after and has been used by numerous prestigious military organizations ever since. In fact, it has been exported to over 90 countries and from the 1960′s through to the 1980′s it was the bestselling sub-machine guns.
The precise number of Uzi guns sold is unknown, as it has been manufactured by four different corporations, but it is estimated that in excess of 10 million Uzi guns have been sold; it was widely used in both the Vietnam War and the Falklands War. A real Uzi will fire at a rate of 600 rounds per minute, with an effective range of 200 meters, that’s the same rate of fire as a Kalashnikov AK-47.
There are plenty of Uzi Airsoft replicas on the market, but they vary significantly in terms of quality. There are some high quality options and some low quality options.
Soft Air Uzi Mini SMG Electric Powered Airsoft Submachine Gun
Shooting on a low budget? If you are looking for a cheap Uzi Airsoft gun then your best option is this gun, available for as little as $20 plus free shipping depending on which color you choose (both black and clear guns available). This gun has been selected by me as one of the best airsoft guns under $20.
This electric gun will get through the 50 round magazine in no time at all, it is always wise to invest in a decent Airsoft speedloader when buying an automatic gun, otherwise you will spend more time loading then you will shooting! This isn’t a gun which will inflict much pain, it fires at 107 feet per second, but then if you are shopping on a low budget then you can only really expect power from a pistol! For a more powerful gun you need to consider upping your budget significantly and look at either of the two weapons featured below!
Well D93 Airsoft Full Size Uzi Style Auto Electric Pistol
Increase your budget a little and you can get a lot more gun for your money, this Well D93 full size Uzi isn’t an officially licensed Uzi replica but it, well, it is an Uzi replica! This gun fires at a more impressive 125 to 135 fps, and has a 200 capacity magazine, it also comes with some free ammunition to get you started – not bad for around $25 with free shipping from Amazon (normally retails at $49.95).
The velocity of a low cost electric gun is never going to blow you away, but the range on this gun is extremely impressive, you are looking at a range of around 20 metres (60-65 feet).
I’ve seen more expensive rifles with a less impressive range than that. This gun shoots around 5-10 BB’s a second, it is no Kalashnikov AK-47. It’s a good beginners gun though, or a nice gift to Uzi fanatics.
UZI CO2 BB Submachine Gun
You tend to get what you pay for when it comes to Airsoft guns, and that is proven true with this awesome CO2 powered Uzi which is yours for around $125 plus $15 shipping. Offline, this gun will cost you in the region of $175.
For that you get a super powerful gun which will hurt any unfortunate victim and will shred a coke can to bits in seconds, this beast fires at an impressive 344 fps.
If buying from Amazon you also get a free pack of 2400 .177 Cal Firepower Gold BB’s, the ammunition which is considered optimum for this weapons performance. Using 12 gram CO2 cartridges, this gun features realistic blowback and uses a 25 round magazine. It would be wise to purchase a couple of spare magazines and a speedloader for use with this weapon in any battle environment.