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Zenith Firearms Eliminates Product Lines To Support Roller-Delayed Blowbackcentric Business Model


Afton, VA: Zenith Firearms has eliminated three product lines to make way for a heightened and exclusive focus on its signature roller-delayed blowback firearms. This move is the logical result of Zenith’s recent decision to change its business model from one in which it distributes a wide variety of firearm products, to one in which it intensively researches, develops, manufactures, and distributes only those firearms that comprise its signature line. Zenith sold all remaining inventory of its eliminated product lines, which include Tisas, Girsan, and Tedna, to Texas-based firearms wholesale liquidator CDNN Sports.

CEO Hanri Kaya commented on the new business model: “What we’re after is an undivided focus. That is critical if we are to develop the roller-delayed blowback platform to its greatest potential within the context of large-scale production and distribution.”

Zenith’s ongoing investment in a significant manufacturing capability began with its second quarter 2017 occupation of a brand new 84,000 square foot industrial facility, built specifically for firearms manufacturing. With progress currently underway to secure machinery and related assets, the Company’s customers, as well as current and prospective users of the roller-delayed blowback platform, can look forward to the following from Zenith in 2018:

• Introduction of mid-life improvements to existing roller-delayed blowback models
• Domestic manufacturing of new, hard-to-find, and 922(r)-relevant accessories
• Greater consistency in meeting consumer demand
• Service to an increasing number of law enforcement and government agencies

About Zenith Firearms: Zenith Firearms, Inc. is an Afton, VA-based, American family-owned company that works closely with MKE (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) of Turkey to bring the legendary reliability and design of roller-delayed blowback firearms to the U.S. market. Zenith is a BATFE-licensed manufacturer and importer of destructive devices (FFLs 10 and 11), and a DDTClicensed exporter and broker of defense articles.



8 Responses to “Zenith Firearms Eliminates Product Lines To Support Roller-Delayed Blowbackcentric Business Model”

  1. AbnMedOps says:

    This is interesting. But somehow it made me think of HK finally abandoning roller-delay after many decades, just a Mazda finally abandoned the rotary engine, also after many decades. Perhaps someone has a vision of a better way?

  2. cy says:

    Roller-delayed blowback = Heavy. That being said I loved my HK-91.

    • DangerMouse says:

      Yeah, that’s my thought as well. I wonder if they will be making light-weight variants as part of this “develop the roller-delayed blowback platform to its greatest potential” plan.

  3. DSM says:

    The way I read this is their roller delayed products are the majority of their sales so instead of having a big product line they’re focusing where the most money is.

    Last news I read from them they were working on getting an SD model imported. They’ll sell a few just off of 80s action movie nostalgia.

  4. Strike-Hold says:

    Just change the magwell to accept PMAGS and add a last-round-fired-hold-open-button, and a built-in rail on top of the receiver.