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Uzi Submachine Gun

Say UZI and everybody knows exactly what you mean. Designed in Israel, this gun is known for its high degree of reliability and is symbolic of the on-going struggle for survival of that small nation. Named for its inventor, the UZI is an interestingly designed 9mm SMG with many practical features that others have since copied. You will enjoy getting to know this gun inside and out. Master Armorer, John Bush, demonstrates the complete design and function of the gun along with complete disassembly and reassembly down to the smallest parts. Rare accessories are shown along with trouble shooting and repair. In addition, a visit to the range for some full auto fun! When you finish watching this video course, you too, will be an expert on the UZI Submachine Gun.

If you want the quick course on how to get the Uzi Submachine Gun apart, back together, and operating as intended, then this course is for you (if you want the long course look into our basic 108 hour Professional Gunsmith Course.)

Among the items covered are:



  • A complete history of the Uzi, named after its inventor, Uziel Gal, is given
  • After attending, Military Officers School, Uziel began showing his design to the Israeli Military
  • This compact weapon could be manufactured cheaply and easily, which was appealing to the new Israeli armaments industry
  • The firearm went into production in the early 1950s, in time for the 1956 War
  • IMI (Israeli Military Industries) and Action Arms began to sell the Uzi in the United States and offered many different models
  • Through various manuals and sales brochures, we are shown several different models produced by different manufacturers

Design & Function

  • The telescoping bolt is shown and how this straight blowback design functions is explained
  • The magazine and the use of stripper clips is shown and demonstrated
  • The top cover design is shown and explained
  • Different barrels are shown and discussed
  • Differences in the semi and full auto versions are explained
  • Trigger pack and grip safety functions are shown and demonstrated (semi and full auto function differences are explained)
  • Various front and rear sights and their adjustment tools are shown and demonstrated
  • A variety of stocks, both wood and metal, are shown and demonstrated
  • The bolt and its variations are shown and explained (semi and full auto versions are compared)
  • The firing sequence and feeding of the ammunition is shown and explained


  • Removal of the top cover is demonstrated
  • Demonstration of the bolt and recoil spring being removed from the receiver is shown
  • Stripping of the bolt is shown (extractor removal is demonstrated)
  • Barrel removal is explained and demonstrated
  • Pistol grip and trigger pack removal is shown
  • Information on the ejector and its removal is given
  • Stock and hand guard removal is explained and shown
  • Front and rear sight removal is demonstrated (extreme close ups of parts is shown)
  • Top cover latch disassembly is shown
  • Removal of grips from the trigger pack is demonstrated
  • Trigger pack disassembly is demonstrated (sear and spring, trigger and springs, grip safety and spring, selector and spring, magazine catch and spring are all included)
  • Additional information on the top cover and stock is given

Cleaning & Lubrication

  • AGI cleaning & lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use
  • After cleaning, dry with air gun, or in the oven on Warm ~185-200 degrees (metal parts ONLY)
  • John lubricates using the AGI method


  • John reassembles the Uzi and discusses specific areas to look for wear and other problems that may occur
  • Close ups of the extractor are shown and specifics are explained
  • Bolt reassembly is shown
  • Barrel latch and front sight installation is explained and shown (special tool is demonstrated)
  • Rear sight installation is shown and explained
  • Hand guard installation is shown
  • Receiver inspection is explained
  • Trigger pack reassembly is shown (specific order of parts reassembly is explained and demonstrated through the use of extreme close ups)
  • Stock installation is shown
  • Recoil spring and buffer are discussed and installation is demonstrated
  • Bolt being installed into the receiver is demonstrated
  • Top cover installation is shown
  • Barrel installation is demonstrated
  • Trigger pack installation into the receiver is demonstrated
  • John checks the weapon for safety and proper functioning

Range Testing

  • We get to see John at the range firing the weapon in semi and full auto modes
  • The Uzi is seen with two different wood stocks and then fired some more
  • When there is a failure to eject, we are shown the proper sequence of events to safely clear the weapon and continue firing


  • A blank firing adaptor is shown and explained
  • Different styles of magazines are shown
  • Stripper clips are shown and demonstrated
  • Sight adjusting tools are shown
  • A semi-permanent wood stock is shown
  • A firing pin protrusion tool is shown
  • Many other accessories and collectables are shown to us in the form of a brochure

If you noticed how often the terms explanation and demonstration are used, you may be getting some idea of why this course is necessary for any Uzi Submachine Gun owner, or someone who intends to be.

How much does your Professional Course cost? The answer can be found in our intro pack. We recommend to anyone considering our Professional Course that they get the Introduction to Gunsmithing Packet as this packet includes a video with a sample gunsmithing lesson. It also includes an Enrollment Form that lists the costs of each Course level available as well as the material covered in each level.

Do I have to pay $7 s/h on each retail video? No, we discount shipping on multiple video orders. The new website calculates shipping based on weight and destination. In most cases, the actual shipping is less than listed in the catalog.

Is there a time limit to complete your course? No, our course is self-paced. As you complete sections of the course and submit your tests, we provide certification of completion for that portion of the course.

Can I become certified by taking your retail courses? Answers vary. If you are intending to purchase all the videos in our Law Enforcement Armorer's Course, for example, as long as you buy the test separately you can obtain a Certification as a Law Enforcement Armorer once you complete the testing successfully. Otherwise you would need to purchase one of our certified professional courses in order to obtain a profession Gunsmithing certificate.

What does your Professional Gunsmithing Course Introductory Lesson cover?The Introductory Lesson is one hour and includes complete information on how to get started Gunsmithing. You will also learn how to insure reliable auto-pistol feeding and how to prevent jams, checking and adjusting "range" on Smith and Wesson revolvers, how a gas system works on a Colt AR-15, AR-7 trigger repairs, timing and understanding cartridge stops of a Remington 870 and much more! 

Are your Courses guaranteed? Yes! The American Gunsmithing Institute is proud to offer a 100%, "Bulletproof Guarantee." We are so sure of the quality of our Courses and products that you may return any item purchased directly from AGI for a full refund (less shipping) for up to 90 days after purchase date. Defective DVDs and videos will be replaced for up to 1 year. The only question we will ask is: "How did we fail you?"

Does AGI offer other Certified Courses aside from the Professional Gunsmithing Course? Yes. We also offer a Certified Machine Shop Course, complete with Lathe, Mill and general Machine Shop instruction. Additionally AGI offers a Certified Welding Course and a Certified Locksmithing Course.

What do the Disassembly/Reassembly Courses cover? AGI offers D/R Courses that clearly demonstrate the complete process of disassembly and reassembly step-by-step. The Courses use close-up views to provide comprehensive instruction. Each DVD Video Manual covers one specific model or family of firearms and is indexed to help the user quickly find the information that they are looking for. At the price of only $19.97 each (plus s/h), these video manuals are must have support information for anyone who owns one of these firearms.  

What do the Armorer's Courses cover?AGI's Armorer's Courses teach you how to disassemble, maintain, repair and reassemble your choice of the 51 guns featured. These videos are packed with exclusive information and are equal to a complete Factory Armorer's Course! While our Disassembly/Reassembly Courses contain invaluable information, our Armorer's Courses contain so much more. Master Gunsmith and AGI Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap explains design and function using exclusive factory cutaway firearm models, giving you close-up details of the internal functions you would not otherwise be able to see. All AGI Armorer's Course DVDs include a FREE printable schematic!    

Are your Instructors experienced in their fields? Absolutely. Master Gunsmith and AGI Senior Instructor Robert "Bob" Dunlap is a widely respected authority in the firearm industry and spent over 35 years as the senior instructor at Lassen College's internationally known Gunsmithing School. Master Gunsmith Gene Shuey is a world class custom gun builder, former world class competitive shooter and current trainer specializing in 1911 and Glock pistols, IPSC limited and open class guns, and high-end custom rifles. Darrell Holland is a well known custom rifle builder, writer and lecturer who is always inventing new performance shooting products. Ken Brooks is a graduate of the renowned Gunsmithing program at Lassen College and continues his journey by working full time for Bob Dunlap. Gene Kelly is the President of AGI and the Gun Club of America. He graduated from Lassen College's Gunsmithing program and worked as a Professional Gunsmith prior to founding AGI. T.R. Graham is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and is a known authority, author and Gunsmith specializing in Glocks and other handguns. Master Armorer John Bush is an AGI Instructor and a consultant to manufacturers and importers of military firearms, and is certified as an Expert Witness in firearm cases.