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KWC CO2 Powered Airsoft Full Size Hard Kick UZI Submachine Gun

22 Customer Reviews

by Marc S. on 01/09/2018
"For the money, this is an extremely well priced, durable, and well made GBB. I bought it primarily as a trainer to supplement real firearms and it serves its purpose well. I've looked at many options and this is probably the best you are going to get at the pricepoint without going for something like the Tippmann M4. Recoil is about the same as a 22LR cartridge which is fantastic. I get on average 60 shots per CO2 cartridge which brings me to a little under a penny per shot, compared to 3-6 cents per shot of 22LR, or 20 cents per shot of 9mm.
For those concerned with realism, the only parts that are plastic that are metal on the real firearm is the outer barrel, receiver/rear trunnion, and trigger (likely also the trigger group). The top cover seems to be aluminum and may actually be surplus parts for real mini uzis as the top is stamped calling it a firearm with the usual markings. The only odd part is that it is non-magnetic (suggesting some kind of aluminum) while the real mini UZI is from steel sheet metal. The bolt is also non-magnetic which I assume is some kind of die cast metal as I can't see any machining marks through the finish.

Issues:
-The recoil causes the muzzle climb to go downward rather than up. This is very subtle and most probably won't notice it but it is noticeable on full auto if you pay attention. Realistically it is inconsequential but if you are used to real firearms it becomes apparent almost immediately.
-The recoil can sting. This sounds silly but it is odd since the recoil on this gun while not as strong as the real 9mm version, some shots can produce usually sharp recoil that can sting the cheek. For those shooting this for airsoft games or force on force and wear a mask, this will not be a problem. However if you intend to shoot this without a mask it will quickly become very unpleasant to shoot. I took a quick trip to the hardware store and bought some foam matting (you can find it where they have cork and rubber sheeting) and cut a 1cmx1cm square strip from the matt and laid it inline on the top of the stock and secured it in place with wrappings of electrical tape. This did not interfere with the complete folding of the stock, but provided enough of a cushion that the sting no longer became painful.
-As most know, this weapon is known to consume a lot of gas for the recoil. One entire CO2 cartridge per magazine is often cited. However there is a bit of a variation depending on how you use this. If you shoot full auto immediately, you are unlikely to shoot all 38 rounds, and often will only get about 25 rounds. To a degree this is fine since the magazines are actually not replicas of 30 round 9mm magazines but of the 25 round magazines. If you load to realistic capacity you will get full performance. However, you can stretch your dollars by shooting on semi auto. If you don't shoot semi auto rapidly, say only 5 rounds per every 10 seconds, you can actually get 2 full mags worth of shots or darn near close to it. When doing up-drills, it is very easy to maintain this slow cadence which is excellent for training. It should also be noted that this is an open bolt firing gun. As a result while inserting a loaded magazines on the bolt closed won't damage anything, it can possibly engage the hammer which will cause you to expel gas prematurely. To avoid this, after every time you dry fire, charge the gun then reload magazines just like a real open bolt SMG. This gun does have a "bolt hold open which is kind of odd compared to the real thing, but all it is is the magazine follower holding the bolt half open, and it drops home when the magazine is pulled out. Personally I don't care for that since when a real firearm open bolt or closed bolt has the bolt only half way in battery, that normally signifies a malfunction, not an empty gun. For those not using this for training it isn't a very big issue. As a side note, one of the benefits is that the thick magazines serve to insulate the cartridges very well so there is little issue with temperature variation.
-The stock doesn't lock, it is held in open or closed position by a detent. This normally is not a problem but the other issue is that the stock buttpad is offset about 1/2" to the right so that it tucks under the handguard when the stock is folded. For this reason when shooting right handed it is possible to accidentally fold the stock a little. This is a relatively minor issue and once you are aware of it it shouldn't happen accidentally. One thing that should be noted is that because of the buttpad offset you cannot install a vertical foregrip in the position where the stock is if you want to allow the stock to fold completely later.
-The iron sights are terrible. On the front sight there is a small plunger which can get stuck when the front sight post is at its highest position (and you will need it at it's highest position because this gun is powerful and makes even 0.2g bbs fly upward like a 0.12g at the lowest hopup setting). The rear sight windage adjustment does not have positive detents and it is more of a friction lock. This isn't really an issue since the windage doesn't drift out of place under recoil, but it is a little disconcerting. The rear iron sights have two apertures of the same size, but on a short and tall post. Again, because of the BBs curving upward even on 0.2g, you will want to only use the short post in order to get as much downward elevation in your zero as possible.

[Note: I wrote a lot about the issues but none of these should dissuade anyone from buying. These are simply little things I noticed that you should be prepared for as a buyer, but they are very minor concerns]

Modifcations
-Anyone who has time using a real UZI knows that the grip safety is terrible. On a handgun it is fine since you acheive a solid grip to shoot, but on a stocked firearm due to the angle of the wrist, rarely is the webbing between your index finger and thumb high and tight on the grip. As a result you can have issues where your gun "locks" on you at the wrong moment. Just like the real firearm, it is advisable to get some electrical tape and wrap it tightly around the top of the grip to securely hold the grip safety depressed.
-Since the iron sights were terrible, I used a drill to widen the aperture of the rear iron sights. This greatly improved light gathering of the sight picture. I also drilled and tapped the top dust cover to accept a small rail section for a mini red dot. This greatly improved the function of this gun and I strongly suggest doing it if you have the basic metal working skills. Even if you don't there are plenty of forums for UZI firearms where they show this modification in detail.
-I also added rail sections to the handguard for a vertical foregrip (just forward of where the buttstock folds) and that bottom rail also serves to mount a SASS style muzzle device mount that I made which holds a tracer unit I made (as the barrel is not threaded). You could theoretically use the barrel nut as a host for mounting a Tracer unit, but I am not certain if the thread pitch is the same as the actual surplus uzi parts available. I also mounted a side rail for a flashlight and wired the pressure pad switch to velcro onto the space just in front of the charging handle which makes it easy to actuate with either side thumb.

Overall this is a fantastic airsoft gun and I recommend it for every use from training, gaming, or just fun. I also advise buying at least 4 spare magazines or you will regret it as you won't want to stop frequently to reload CO2 and BB.

People should be aware that there are apparently kits to modify a magazine to run of HPA or green gas. Considering that you will easily run through a box of CO2 cartridges in a session or two of shooting, I advise considering those kits and I have one on order (from ebay as evike was sold out at the time of my purchase).
by Tommy M. on 10/28/2017
"This by far is my favorite airsoft gun. It's loud, it kicks HARD, and it get's people excited. It's such a fun gun. There's really not anything bad about the gun besides how expensive the magazines are that it uses one 12g of CO2 per magazine fired. Overall, awesome gun. If you have the money, but it.
by Jared O. on 12/28/2016
"It's heavy, mean, mighty and tough, not much bad I can say about it other than awful gas consumption, but who cares, the speed loader it comes with is one of the best out of box loaders I've ever had. It eats bbs, lube and gas but it's all worth it when rocking full auto. If you want a nice counter weapon against the try hard, high rps, spray and pray speedsoft queers, then this is you bullet box.
by Dan G. on 07/19/2015
"This UZI ROCKS!!! When I first received it there were some issues; the barrel hadn't been fully seated into trunion (hop-up), and the two halves of the bolt were loose (held together by 2 small allen/hex key screws) causing weird miss-fires, jams and excessive CO2 consumption. After reseating the barrel and tightening the bolt screws, it became an ABSOLUTE BEAST!! I seriously freakin' love this UZI! Yes, it's LOUD & FAST!! (And yes the body + trigger group are plastic, which seems to be very well molded and hi-quality)

BEWARE: the Guarder upgrade parts will NOT work on this version which fires from an open-bolt. They're for the previous closed-bolt version. The bolt & air piston are completely different.
by Evan W. on 05/09/2014
"I got it about a week ago, sawed off the folding stock and taped down the grip-safety with electrical tape. Works great, I get almost two magazines on semi-auto. It's a bit strange, though, the magazine will start to act like it's running out of gas, swap out that magazine, and fire a different one. By the time you're reinserting the old magazine, it's firing like full-charge again, and able to empty those last shots left in it. Very strange, but negligible, considering that it can empty the full magazine anyway without that occurring.

Also, Matt is a liar, or he was misinformed. The entire body of the KWC Mini-UZI is made of an unusually durable plastic, and it feels very nice, despite it being so. Though, all of the internals and key-external parts are constructed of metal.

Make sure that you liberally apply 100% silicon spray on this gun's internals, and everywhere you can get it on the magazine, every nook and cranny. What an excellent GBB, though, it's not as fun as KWC's Desert Eagle, it's miles more reliable than it.

One last word, make sure you buy a lot of Co2 capsules! (Non threaded ones!)
by steve m. on 03/23/2014
"This gun is AWESOME! i live in New York so it can get very cold and this performs in cold weather beautifully. I have been playing airsoft for 7 years now and have love Co2 guns, and this is my favorite one i have owned or used. I highly recommend this gun. i have had it for about 6 months and have used it a lot and have no problems with it.

pros:
weight(could be con)
look
range
reliability
gas efficient
easy to remove orange tip

cons:
sling point is a bit small but shouldn't be a problem just thought it should be noted
weight (could be pro)
fps could be a little high for some cqb fields but is great for out doors

All in all.... Get This Gun!!!
by Marion R. on 10/28/2013
"I love it :)

Pros
good quality
loud
high fps 420-350
high fire rate
good for indoor and outdoor use
heavy
affordable
strong recoil

cons
receiver is made out of plastic but for me it's not really a con
extra mag is kinda expensive but it's all worth it
co2 only goes for about 1 or 1 1/2 mag
by Jennie C. on 08/25/2013
"Best Airsoft Purchase Ever!

PROS
-High RoF
-40 rnd Clip with fast spd reloader
-High FPS
-sturdy
-high quality
-realistic kick
-funnest airsoft to shoot- you dont even need to play airsoft to like it
-uses regular 12g CO2

CONS
-somewhat inaccurate, but its an uzi
-clips burn through fast
-extra mags are expensive (but worth it)
by Charles M. on 03/28/2013
"This is a GREAT UZI!
0.3g BBs recommended due to high FPS. makes it more accurate.
Dont over tighten the CO2 or you will have one heck of a tiime getting it off.


Pros.
Hard Kick !
Great feel really sturdy
Easy to work on and maintain
High FPS!
High ROF!
Light

Cons.
None
by Dominick M. on 01/18/2011
"I haved owned and sold.. and still own quite a few airsoft guns.. I prefer GBB over AEG and this gun is the closest to realism I have fired. Simple to break down and clean and a hard kick. Uses a lot of gas as others have said, however; with the fps and range simply carry a handful of extra mags and you have 200+ rounds before having to pop out and insert new gas with a reload.

Seems everyone wants to fire it and amazed at the "kick".. this along with my old Maruzen Tec-9 is my favorite and I think this just made #1.
by Nate H. on 10/13/2008
"i have red alot of good things about this great review on red wolf but does it have hidden barrel threads?
by Chris K. on 09/12/2008
"I just recently got this gun. The body is incredible and it has some POWER! The accuracy is not that good right now but i havent messed around with the hopup enough to get it working to its full potential.

I suggest you get a lot of CO2 and BB's because this is a mother to use, so much fun..And also get a lot of HFC silicon spray, you're gonna want to field strip it and lube everything a lot...you're gonna want to keep this gun maintained
by Matthew E. on 07/07/2008
"This is a good sidarm or a primary weopon i use to own it before i did a trade with a friend of mine not good if you use 12 gram BBs in it use 20 gram BBs.
by andrew o. on 06/23/2008
"really nice blowback i would recoment the greengas converter because the co2 goes for about 1 mag
by Samuel B. on 08/28/2017
"only con is that its not left hand friendly