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I know that the Uzi is an Israel Military Industry (IMI) product. How come the Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) sells it as its own product?

I know that the Uzi is an Israel Military Industry (IMI) product. How come the Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) sells it as its own product?


In the past, IWI was a part of IMI ("Magen" facility), which is an Israeli government owned company. In 2005 the SK group bought it from the Israeli government and since then it's been working as a private company inside the SK group, thus, all of the products are being manufactured by IWI and sold as IWI products.Q: I'm using the traditional mechanism based weapon all of my life.

I'm using the traditional mechanism based weapon all of my life, what advantages does the bullpup hold?

I'm using the traditional mechanism based weapon all of my life, what advantages does the bullpup hold?


In the past 20 year's the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has researched ways to improve the   capabilities of the infantry in all terrain warfare and have come to the following conclusion:  The future warrior will be fighting more and more in the urban terrain, but still needs to preserve his basic capability for open  terrain warfare. Based on this conclusion the IDF requested IWI to develop a more  suitable weapon for all scenarios. IWI engineers developed the Tavor rifle as a bullpup configuration weapon, giving it a very short weapon span for urban warfare, but still having a very long barrel for open terrain warfare.

 I've heard that the new X95 can come with two different calibers, how can this be done? Who can do this change?

I've heard that the new X95 can come with two different calibers, how can this be done? Who can do this change?


In IWI we believe that it is very important for a soldier  to be trained and to fight with only one platform. In order to prevent confusion between weapons and save training time and money,   our engineers developed the all new X95 platform with two different calibers. The change between calibers is accomplished by changing three parts: the barrel, the recoil mechanism and the magazine adapter. In general the whole change doesn't take more than ten minutes and can be done by an "Echelon A" armorer trained by IWI instructors.

 I've heard about the new Ace family, how is it different than the old Galil family?

I've heard about the new Ace family, how is it different than the old Galil family?


The Ace family assault rifles are based upon the reliable mechanism of the famous Galil assault rifle. The Ace incorporates enhanced human engineering and ergonomics with the demands of the modern battlefield. Among the ace new features are an integral picatinny rail, last round catch, telescopic foldable butt stock and many more.

I've heard about the Negev LMG, what are the main features of this gun? What is the Negev SF?

I've heard about the Negev LMG, what are the main features of this gun? What is the Negev SF?


the Negev LMG is  manufactured since 1997 and  is the IDF infantry standard light machine gun. Among its main features you can find three feeding mechanisms (magazine, assault drum and box), it's very light and compact,  it has a single firing mode (for selective fire), a foldable butt stock and more. The Negev SF is very similar to the Negev standard, but it has some additional features such as a shorter barrel, combat assault grip and more.

Does the Galil sniper rifle (G.S.R) have the same mechanism as the Galil assault rifle?

Does the Galil sniper rifle (G.S.R) have the same mechanism as the Galil assault rifle?


The Galil sniper rifle is a semi automatic sniper rifle caliber .308, The mechanism is based on the same simple and reliable mechanism of the famous Galil assault rifle. The main difference between the G.S.R  and the Galil assault rifle is the barrel and the trigger mechanism. The G.S.R has a Cold hammer-forged with six grooves, and 1:9.5 twist barrel which gives it a sniper rifle range and accuracy and a new two stage type trigger, which contribute to the reduction of sniper errors. The S.G.R. also has a special muzzle brake \ jump compensator and more.

Which types of the Uzi SMG are being manufactured today? What is the principle of the operation of the gun?

Which types of the Uzi SMG are being manufactured today? What is the principle of the operation of the gun?


The famous Uzi SMG is  manufactured since the 1950. It used to be the IDF weapon of choice in the 1960\1970. In the 1980 IMI  developed the mini Uzi and micro Uzi. Today the I.W.I manufactures two Uzi models, the micro Uzi SF and the mini Uzi SF. The micro\mini Uzi SF fires from a closed bolt, using a blowback principle of operation. It's main features are picattiny rails at the top and bottom, the cocking handle at the side of the SMG and others.

How many pistol models does IWI have? What is the difference between them?

How many pistol models does IWI have? What is the difference between them?


IWI manufactures the famous Jericho pistol which is in service in the Israeli police force for over 20 years. Among the advantages of the Jericho  pistol is its famous reliability, ambidextrous safety, single or double action trigger mechanism and more.
The Jericho pistol family comes in three calibers: 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP. They also have two frame types: the S model steel frame and the P model polymer frame. The whole Jericho family can come in an F configuration the safety is on the Frame or in an R configuration where the safety comes on the slide.

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