|Caliber||9 x 19 mm|
|Weight (empty)||3.5 kg|
|Length (with folded stock)||470 mm|
|Barrel length||260 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||400 m/s|
|Cyclic rate of fire||600 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||40 – 120 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||25, 32, 40, 50 rounds|
|Sighting range||200 m|
|Range of effective fire||200 m|
The Uzi submachine gun was designed by Uziel Gal, an Israel’s army lieutenant, in 1949. This weapon is named in honor to it’s designer. It was officially adopted in 1951 and was first introduced to Israel’s army special forces in 1954. Two years later it became the standard issue submachine gun. It has been manufactured by the Israel Military Industries (IMI). It was phased out of frontline service with the IDF in the 1980s and currently this weapon is only in reserve.
This submachine gun was so successful, that it had been adopted by more than 90 countries worldwide either for military use or law enforcement forces. It was license-produced in Belgium by FN Herstal (FN Uzi) and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Unlicensed copied have been produced in China (Model 320) and Croatia (ERO).
It is an open bolt, blowback operated submachine gun, chambered for the 9 x 19 mm Para round.
The Spectre M4 SMG is fed from 30- or 50-round capacity magazines. It is worth mentioning that civilian versions of this weapon are available with 5-, 10- or 15- round magazines.