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The WUzi is an open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine gun primarily manufactured by Israeli Military Industries, although other companies such as FN Herstal and Norinco create both licensed and unlicensed clones of the weapon. The Uzi's name comes from its designer: Major Uziel Gal, who did not actually want the weapon to be named after him. It implements the use of stamped sheet metal, making the manufacturing of the weapon very cheap. It was also one of the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design, allowing the Uzi to be much more compact, as the magazine well is housed in the grip of the weapon.

Insurgency: Sandstorm

The Uzi is a submachine gun featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.




  • The Uzi is modeled with an aftermarket charging handle that extends to the side, for allowing optics to be easily mounted to the weapon.
    • In early versions of the game, however, it was modeled with the original charging handle, and the aftermarket handle only appeared when optics were added. This was removed, likely to reduce the amount of resources needed, and now the Uzi always has the side charging handle regardless of the optic used.
  • The markings of the Uzi read "UZI semi-auto MODEL B 9mm PARA-ISRAEL", indicating that the in-game model was based on the Uzi Model B, a semi-auto only civilian version of the Uzi.