Another iconic SMG in in the test: Mini uzi


In October I had a chanche to go again with EF-security’s Tommi to the range with an SMG. This time Tommi had another treat for me in  form of Mini UZI.The gun is very iconic and well liked by its users. First it must be noted that mini UZI is not, per se meant to be a military SMG but rather SMG for security and police personnel, who may need evening of odds against AK wielding terrorists.

This dictates that weight of weapon needs to be down: Weapon will be carried a lot more than it will be shot.


Mini uzi  in all its lenght. The stock is sidefolder, and that is the easiest way to tell UZI and miniuzi apart. Uzis stock folds under the weapon.

That said in 9mm this gun is readily controllable, but less so than the military heavyweight SMG Icons we had last time.And as saying goes  IF weight is power overweight is overpower”. One can feel the lightness and thus recoil of the gun much more sharply than with KP-31 Suomi and Thompson SMGs.


The magazine is two stack untapered affair.



This is evident when you look me shooting the gun. it is quite nice gun to shoot short bursts to targets. First series was a bit iffy, but after that gun was fun and fast to shoot.

The compensator helps as well, but your best bet to score hits is as always short controlled burst on the target.

The barrel is short and maybe most effective way to shoot the mini UZI is by holding it pretty much as you would hold a pistol: BOTH hands on handle. There is a short front stock of the gun, but it gets pretty hot pretty fast, and don’t really have a stopper in front so it would be easy to put your hands in harms way in high stress situation.


As you can see the basic arrangement is really simple. Sights on ends and cocking handle in between. Muzzle compensator is also a really simple two grooves in the end of the barrel.

You CAN fit your hand to forestock, but it is easy to a) burn your hand b) push your hand in front of the muzzle. So I advise on both hands on handle approach to shooting this gun.

Target looked nice from short bursts from about 10m range. Not too bad for 1st rodeo with mini UZI, if I say so myself.TauluSo if you are travelling in Seinäjoki area, and you are a gun guy or gal, give EF-Security a visit. Tommi is a great gun guy, and you can make arrangements to shoot all kinds of really nice pieces of hardware.

About epamuodikkaitaajatuksia

Viisikymppinen jannu, joka on huolissaan siitä miten maanpuolustus ja turvallisuus makaa Lapissa, Suomessa ja Euroopassa. Harrastuksina Amerikkalainen jalkapallo ja SRA ammunta, Defendo ja Krav Maga. A guy about 45, who has a "thang" for military current issues, defense and shooting. Not to forget American football. Also Krav maga and Saario Defendo is done for the kicks.
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