SHOT 2024, the international arms fair that brings together worldwide firearms manufacturers, featured a Turkish entrant, Balikli Arms that flexed its dynamic range from air rifles and semi-auto pistols to tactical rifles and shotguns. Highlighting their offerings were a combination break action firearms that have both smoothbore and rifled barrels. The company reiterated their prowess in creating high-end shotguns, honed from 40 years of manufacturing experience.
Creating such guns and ensuring the barrels align to the same Point Of Impact (POI) is notorious within the industry due to difficulties during production, underscoring Balikli’s expertise in crafting these firearms. The rifled barrels are available in a wide variety of cartridges to include .223 Remington, .300 Winchester Magnum to .30-30 and .357 Magnum.
The flexible nature of their products was also evident in the option of aluminum or steel receivers. Balikli Arms, if offering the desired quality, could exploit the scarcity in supply for lower-priced combo guns in the market. This niche is largely untapped following North America’s import ban on competitor Baikal.
The story of Balikli Arms at SHOT 2024 underscores the ever-evolving nature of the arms industry and consumers’ increasing demand for versatility. Manufacturers like Balikli Arms, pushing boundaries of design, production, and pricing, could potentially redefine the way consumers make choices when purchasing firearms.
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