Flex Your Guns Photo Contest: Entry #6

Our sixth entry into the Flex Your Guns contest is this SBR Vector UZI from David.

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A custom, notched rail provided a mount for the Burris Fast Fire III and allows for co-witnessing with the iron sights.


Here are the key features of this custom UZI:

  • UZI K-Grip
  • Modified top cover with a welded rail. The rail has a custom channel cut through it for the use of the iron sights
  • Burris FastFire III 8MOA optic with ADM QD mount.

David has this to say about his UZI:

IMHO, the Uzi is an obsolete gun (as are pretty much all SMGs) but it’s really impressive how much more performance you can wring out of it with a red dot compared to the stock sights. The FastFire III makes the so-so cheek weld of the folding stock MUCH more forgiving. [M]illing a sight channel is a must if you’re using a picatinny rail topcover – it becomes way too hard to use the irons without milling it out.


The UZI is an iconic firearm. Yes, it’s heavy (“My UZI weighs a ton” indeed, Chuck D) and a little old fashioned, but it’s still affordable compared to similarly-sized PDWs and easily converts to an SBR.

Keep David’s build in mind when we vote on the top submission on May 29, 2014.

You can still enter!


  • At least one photo of your firearm. Send me photos of short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, point defense weapons, SMGs, AR pistols, or any type of firearm that would fit the theme of this blog.
  • Any details about it that you think other readers would find interesting, such as barrel length, important or unusual components, rarity, etc.
  • One reason you love it or hate it.
  • Email photos of your gun to [email protected]

Here are the contest details:

  • Make sure you’re signed up for my email list – and don’t forget to verify your account!!
  • I will choose the firearms to feature each Thursday by myself.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but once your firearm is featured on a Thursday you can’t submit again for the same contest.
  • Once we hit 10 weeks, the readers (that’s you!) will vote on who wins out of the pre-selected firearms. My own submissions (f any) won’t count.
  • If your photo is chosen by the community you’ll have five business days to email me a picture of the firearm you submitted plus a piece of paper with your email address on it. This is very important to make sure the firearm is actually yours. Our friends in law enforcement may enter their unit’s firearms as long as they can provide the evidence linking their email address to their photo.
  • The contest will end on May 28, 2014.
  • Judging will start on May 29, 2014 and close at 11:59PM CDT June 4, 2014.
  • Winners will get their gift card via email, so make sure you send me your photos from a valid email account that is also on my email list!

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

3 Comments on "Flex Your Guns Photo Contest: Entry #6"

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  1. B R Kurtz B R Kurtz says:

    Don’t discount SMGs and Pistol Calible Carbines too fast. Yes they arent popular with the “Cool Kids” any longer but they are just about perfect for anyone living or working in an urban or suburban area. Their range and power are within reasonable levels for situations in areas where threats are “just accross the street” and yet still “just” a pistol round, so the muzzle blast is reasonable in doors or inside a vehicle.

    If trouble errupts unexpectedly I may grab an AR; but I sure wouldnt feel undergunned with an UZI…


    • It’s funny to see this comment. Kurtz’s comment was typed only a few months before they started to really hit the market hard. 4 years later and only the Tacticalist of Timmys is discounting the pistol caliber carbine, everyone else loves them!

  2. David says:

    I guess my theory on PCCs is that they’re best run light, small, and quiet. For its day, the Uzi wasn’t too bad in those categories. But these days, ARs are so damn light that the PCC competing with them better be small and suppressed. The only things I’ve seen compete well in that category are the various Glock-in-a-stock setups. (The B&T TP9 is close, but I heard it doesn’t like to be suppressed.)

    And, even then, you can find intermediate-cal rifles that compete. Take, for example, the Kel-Tec SU-16D9 (aka, PLR-16 SBR). If you’re willing to go with the non-pistol-grip folding stock, you can run that thing absurdly light (3.7lbs unloaded) and small (< 20" folded). Sure, the recoil and muzzle flip will kick your ass due to the light weight, but that's always the price you pay for light weight, right?

    I guess I'm spoiled.

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