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The UZI folding stocks being offered are used military items and are in excellent cosmetic and working condition. As mentioned, they are original IMI parts removed from firearms designated as the MP2 and manufactured by IMI for the German military. The Type 5 folding metal stocks are the first non-wooden stocks in a long line of stocks developed for the UZI submachine gun, an innovation in itself. For more information on the evolution of the UZI stock, see the Keepshooting.com blog. This stock is a great choice for someone searching for increased support and firing accuracy or just a more complete firearm.
The UZI is an open bolt, blowback-operated submachine gun named for its designer, Uziel Gal. Originally designed in the late 1940s, the UZI was officially adopted in 1951 and introduced to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in 1954. The magazine is housed in the pistol grip, which allows for a shorter firearm. This is made possible by the inventive telescoping bolt. This firearm served a pivotal role in the Six-Day War, as well as appearing in many other major conflicts including the Suez Crisis, the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, the ongoing Mexican Drug War, and many others. It saw service in IDF units through 2003, when it was replaced by the Micro Tavor, or MTAR-21.
It has seen official service with military and police forces in over 90 nations including the United States Secret Service (USSS). The UZI was the official submachine gun of the USSS from the 1960s through the early 1990s. It has since been replaced by the MP5 and the P90. In what is arguably the most famous photograph to feature the UZI, Special Agent Robert Wanko can be seen wielding the firearm just after the attempted assassination of former President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. on March 30, 1981.
Appearing in several movies, television shows and video games, the UZI has become somewhat of an iconic firearm and can be seen wielded by celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger (“The Terminator” and “Commando”), Chuck Norris (“Delta Force”) and Kevin Spacey (“The Usual Suspects”), among many others.
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As I stated in my review of the Wooden stocks, these metal socks are not the most comfortable things to shoot with as they don't provide a very good cheek weld.
However, that being said, they really do look good mounted on the gun!
If you plan to use your Uzi for shooting small targets like you do in matches, then go with the Q/D Wood Stock.
But if you just use your Uzi for plinking or shooting full size silhouettes then these are the stock you want.
Something about that "Kewl Look" factor that these have the wood stocks just don't have.
And at this price, even if you use a wood stock to shoot with I would recommend buying one of these just to have on hand!
Can't wait for keep shooting to get these back in stock. I ordered one and it looks brand new. I wish i ordered more.
If it wasn't for the staking marks from where it was mounted,you would swear these were brand new.