Derived from the Uzi submachine gun designed by and named for Uziel Gal. Both the submachine gun and pistol were sold to and manufactured by other countries. Simply made, the gun is very reliable and easy to maintain. The pistol versions were imported to the United States by Action Arms in 1984. Imported guns were semi-automatic, using the telescoping bolt design of the full automatic guns. Pistols were sold in a fitted case.