In the late 1940s, Major Uziel Gal created the first Uzi sub machine gun. The gun was not introduced to IDF Special Forces until 1954 and was not placed into general issue until two years later. The Uzi is utilized as a personal defense weapon for tankers, artillery troops, and officers. Additionally, it is used as a frontline weapon by elite infantry assault forces. The Uzi is easily stripped for maintenance and repair since it has few moving parts. The pistol grip houses the magazine, allowing simple reloading in dark or difficult conditions. The Uzi is used in many video games including Grand Theft AutoTM and Left 4 DeadTM.