IMI Defense is a privately-owned company based in Israel. It was founded in 2002 by Mr. Nisim Zusman to develop and manufacture the highest-quality, most ergonomic, and most innovative tactical weapons accessories, components and parts in the world in order to maximize the combat performance of Israeli and US military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and civilian tactical shooters. Nisim built a team of experienced engineers, gunsmiths, product designers, shooters and manufacturers, most of them with Military/Police/Other Agencies backgrounds in the Israeli Defense community.
They started with the development of the first polymer AR magazine, ergonomic pistol grips, etc. and simultaneously began making standard AR parts like bolt carrier group parts, G.I. handguards from modern polymers, and more. IMI Defense then collaborated with key industry players/partners within its business network to sell its products as OEM parts to major tactical firearms manufacturers.