The Success Story of AKDAŞ Arms

Tarih: Issue 91 - May 2019

Ömer AKDAŞ from Huğlu is the founder of AKDAŞ Arms.  He started working in the gun-making business in 1948 with a few of the best Turkish gunsmiths of the time. After a while, he designed his first single barrel shotgun and in the following years began to run his own gun workshop. Thereafter, he became well-known for his skills and was the gun-maker beloved by many hunters. Ömer AKDAŞ was the only one ever to manufacture the very first side-by-side shotgun in Turkey.

Sadık AKDAŞ, his son, joined his father in 1975. Having learned all nuances of guns from his father, he had been repairing and maintaining all kinds of domestic and foreign made guns since the age of 13. He is the first Turkish gunsmith ever to produce an inertia operated semi-automatic shotgun with the help his father. In 2004, he designed and produced the first and unique English style side-lock over-and-under and side-by-side shotguns, which have been made in Turkey ever since. Throughout his career, he has been revered by hunters/shooters and is the only Turkish gunsmith to service high-end shotguns from all over the world.

Selim AKDAŞ joined his brother Sadık in 1987 and the conversion from an old-school workshop to a modern factory started. AKDAŞ Arms has worked with some of the world’s most famous shotgun manufacturing companies and has proven its quality over and over. Thanks to the rich machine park, AKDAŞ also produces high quality spare parts for industries like automotive and machinery since 2013. In addition, AKDAŞ is a proud supplier for the defence industry for more than 20 years.

AKDAŞ Arms welcomes foreign hunters/shooters into the Turkish Shotgun World and has been the proud supplier for the Turkish Military Forces by manufacturing various parts for MKEK and offering the unique AKDAŞ AK-40GL Grenade Launcher compatible with Turkish Infantry Rifles (MPT-76 and MPT-55).

Exporting its products to more than 20 countries, AKDAŞ has been a global player in the market for the last 10 years.

The stunning development of technology, the decrease in market, the growing number of competitors, and selective customers make manufacturers produce high quality products with affordable prices. This is only possible through the Research Development work that AKDAŞ always considers to be a top priority.

The Research Development department of AKDAŞ Arms, which consists of gun specialists, engineers and technicians are performing at their  best for the satisfaction of the final customers in cooperation with the sales team.

With experience that spans over half a century, there is no doubt that AKDAŞ Arms is accomplished and ready to pursue new projects properly with precision.