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How to Shoot an Uzi

Learn how to shoot an Uzi from Police Officer Keith Charley in this Howcast gun video.


Today we're going to talk about how to shoot the 9mm Uzi submachine gun.

This is the Uzi submachine gun. It can be fired 2 ways, in pistol mode like this or if you want to extend the stock, push it down, pull it out, lock it into place. It gives you a little more support while you're shooting.

From there, you want to take your loaded magazine, insert it in the magazine well here. I like to give it a nice hard slap to make sure that magazine is seeded properly.

This gun has 2 safeties. The first safety is your traditional safety switch, safe and fire right here. The other safety on this gun is a lever right here that this gun will not fire unless your hand is gripping it properly and depressing the lever. That prevents the gun from being fired if dropped or any accidental fires.

So you take your grip, nice strong grip on the gun. Your support hand is going to be under the barrel here, and this is how you're going to be firing.

The first thing you want to do is you want to rack the slide back. Bring it back and let it slide forward. You never want to ride it forward because that could cause the gun to jam.

Once the gun is loaded I'm going to tuck the stock in here. Bring your cheek down to the sights, and fire.

The gun is empty. You're going to be sure it's empty. You'll remove the magazine by depressing the lever here. The magazine release. Take the magazine out.

And then what I like to do is rock the slide back, give it a good visual inspection to make sure the gun is empty. You can rock it a few times. Point down range. Press the trigger. Now you know the gun is safe and empty and ready to be stored.

That is how to shoot the Uzi 9mm submachine gun.

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