USA Today Poll on Banning weapons that Look Like Miltary Style Rifles


Looks Like Military UZI but it is not. Just a semi-automatic rifle

My UZI carbine that I built through a series on this site looks like the real original UZI. Except it is semi-automatic and has a longer barrel to adhere to the ATF regulations. It fires a bullet 1 time each time the trigger is pressed, like every other rifle used for sport or hunting or self defense.

There is a poll at USATODAY right now. The question is whether “military style assault weapons” should be banned.

The reality is that Assault weapons, by definition are select fire weapons capable of fully automatic fire.  As such these are already heavily regulated under the NFA and nearly impossible for a “common citizen” to own.

Due to the NFA regulations they cost upwards of $20,000 and require a years worth of legal hoops to acquire. 

So, what this poll is really asking is if firearms that “look” like military style assault weapons should be banned.  Because as well all know, the scarier something looks the more dangerous

Everyone should vote for no.

At the time I write this No is at 91%

Building the Semi Automatic Uzi : Extra


Indoor Range

This is the 7th post of 7 posts about Building an Semi automatic UZI carbine.  See Posts 1 to 6 on thjis site buy choosing the category. Building the UZI from the category menu.

I took the UZI shooting again today, for it’s second time at the range.  It worked really fine again and I still pleased with the build.

Here’s a video of my associate firing it

Cool Case for the UZI


I have been carrying the UZI in a CMP case, above, I got from the Civilian Marksman Program for one of my M1 carbines.  But then I found this great violin case:


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uzi case blue


uzi case empty

I found these violin case online from for $245.00 and I ordered one immediately.

I will update this post when I receive it.

Building a Semi-Automatic Legal Uzi – Part 2 of 6 : Buying the Materials

The first step is to get all the parts for the build.

I should put a disclaimer here to look into the laws in the state where you live to see if you are allowed to have a semi automatic UZI.  Or what changes you might need to make it legal.
I live in a free state. I can have anything, including a real uzi if I fill out the Federal Class 3 paperwork, pay $200 and wait 8-9 months for the tax stamp to come back.  For a semi-automatic rifle in my state, I don’t even need a permit to buy one or build one.

I will including the parts in my build.  There are many sources for parts kits and barrels and magazines.  There’s only one source that I know of for the fully welded and ready to go, uzi receiver, and that’s McKay enterprises. You will need to have McKay send the Uzi receiver to a local FFL (Federal Firearms License) holder. You will do the federaal background check before they let you bring home the receiver.  To the ATF, the receiver is the gun.  All the other parts can be sent directly to your house.

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McKay Uzi Semi Auto fully welded receiver

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McKay UZI type semi-auto bolt assembly. This receiver uses most of the Full auto parts like the stick grip, and top cover.

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IMI UZI Completion Kit for McKay designed for use with these products. You get just what you need to complete the McKay Parts above.

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Add a barrel. I used a NH company. Green Mountain Barrels.

sear mag

Add a semi-auto sear to replace the one in the full auto kit ($27 or you can modify the full auto one) and a Uzi magazine from D and D sales.

Now that’s everything you need to build a semi-automatic uzi carbine. If you are using a full auto gripstick, you do have one two options Option 1: The ATF says you need needs a small piece of metal welded in the Full Auto Grip Stick, to prevent it from the selector switch from being put in full auto mode. Now. I understand your confusion. I am using the Semi Automatic Bolt, and Receiver, and a Semi Automatic barrell, and a semi automatic sear.  But since my Uzi Grip Stick is the full auto model, they still want you to permanently prevent the switch from moving to full auto.  You need to do this, or you may find yourself fined and jailed.  Or you can do Option 2: Buy a semi-automatic grip stick that has only two positions instead of three. See the photos below:

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Semi Automatic Grip Stick. See the bar near the bottom.

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Full Auto Grip Stick. No metal bar near the inside bottom

The next installment will cover paining the receiver and getting the parts ready for the build.