Uzi 45 carbine??


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kirkcdl
March 10, 2006, 09:01 PM
I've decided my next toy will be a pistol caliber carbine,and I'd like to know the Good,Bad,or Ugly about the Vector Uzi carbines.If anyone has experiences to share,I'd appreciate it...:D

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Kestrel
March 11, 2006, 12:44 AM
I don't know anything about Vector, but had the IMI version, YEARS ago. Sometimes wish I hadn't sold it.

I like the fixed, wooden stock, much better than the folding stock. Much more comfortable. You can also convert the .45 to 9mm, with a bolt/barrel/mag swap.

Lots of fun, since there is so little recoil and they are completely reliable. (The Israeli/IMI version, anyway.)

If you end up getting it and need mags or mag pouches, let me know. I still have a BUNCH of UZI mags left over - 9mm and .45, as well as mag pouches and mag loaders. I'm planning to sell all of it. All are either NEW/UNUSED or in EXCELLENT condition.

Best of luck with it.

Cortland
March 11, 2006, 11:09 PM
I have an IMI Uzi SMG which is of course basically the same gun. I have a .45 conversion kit for mine. It is FUN. Vector has a grease gun conversion grip for the Uzi, which replaces the standard Uzi mag well with a MAC10 mag well -- letting you use $15 30 round grease gun magazines versus the hard to find $50 16 round .45 Uzi magazines.

Call me a sissy, but I find shooting my Uzi in .45 with the folding stock uncomfortable, especially in fullauto ... the metal stock beats against my face and gives me a headache. It's much nicer with the fixed stock (although it doesn't look quite as cool).

The Uzi makes a great pistol caliber carbine (even in semi-auto :neener: ). Vector sells conversion kits for 9mm, .45, and .22. You can also get conversion barrels that will let you shoot .40 S&W, 10mm, and .357 Sig. Very versatile. The only real problem with the Uzi as a platform is mounting optics. It can be done, and there are lots of good ways to do it, but none of them are really ideal.

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