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- The UZI introduced the 'wrap around bolt', enables a relatively
short gun to house a barrel long enough to give reasonable accuracy
up to 200 meters. The magazine's posititon in the handgrip makes
it much easier to change in the dark, a familiar problem with
older SMGs such as the Brithish Sten gun. The UZI is a first-class
weapon for close quarter fighting.
- Heckler & Koch MP5
- When the SAS stormed the Iranian Embassy in London in 1981, TV
viewers in the UK saw the MP5 in action. Another version of this
increasingly popuplar weapon equips the police units deployed
to Gatwick, Heathrow and other British air terminals after the
1986 atacks on Rome and Vienna airports. The MP5 is a far more
complex weapon than the UZI an a good deal more expensive, but
it is probably the most accurate sub-machine gun in the world.
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