How to reduce weight

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by ekim, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. ekim

    ekim Member

    I'm looking at the semi auto Uzi 9mm carbine, but it's 9 lbs. Anyone know how to reduce the weight, without messing up the weapon? Can the front fore arm be replaced with an angled grip? Would like to take about 2lbs off if possible.
  2. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Diet and exercise, from what I've been told. :rofl:

    Peace favor your sword,

  3. ekim

    ekim Member

    I knew that was coming, just not in the first response. Thanks so much.:blush:
  4. shepherd321

    shepherd321 Supporting Member

    Solution: get the hi point carbine.
  5. IS it really a 9lb PCC!?

    That's rediculous. I haven't checked the weight on my guns, but the mossberg500 i just bought is listed at 7lbs WITH the 28" barrel
  6. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member


    Hollow out the wooden stock?

  7. ekim

    ekim Member

    That is the weight listed, so I "assume" it's close to actual weight. I've read reports that they are heavy. I know the Mac 10's and such are quite heavy for their size.
  8. ekim

    ekim Member

    It has a metal folding stock. guess you could drill a bunch of holes to light it some, but that's not a viable solution, IMO.
  9. ekim

    ekim Member

    I don't care for the looks and the 10 round mags suck. How many different stocks are there for the 995, any that look good?
  10. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    Sounds like You need to start working out more with 12 ounce curls.

    MAC-10's/11's are heavy to help control the full auto versions when fired. The semi-auto versions just kept the same weight.

  11. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Most of the weight is the heavy blow-back MG Bolt,
    and I have read that it might work to reduce that and
    go to a straight blow-back Semi-Auto.

    FlashBang will know more about the whole issue, I just googled it
    for a bit and found that it's not an uncommon request ;)
    IMO just grin and bear it, and be glad you have an UZI! :D
  12. Branth

    Branth Member

    Do you need to make it an Uzi? There are plenty of more ergonomic 9mm carbines out there. Why not pick up a 995 or Sub2K instead?
  13. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    I'll just leave this right here for ya..... :D

  14. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member



    2 of 3 are hard to come by unless you've got a Melvin in your pocket.
  15. Branth

    Branth Member

    So that leaves the Sub2K then. That's a very light carbine to begin with, and takes commonly available high capacity mags.