Zenith Ditches Turkey to Make All-U.S. Roller Locks
Virginia-based Zenith Firearms announced last week they are cutting ties with the Turkish state-owned gunmaker they have been associated with for years and are going all-American.
Zenith has been a partner with the Turkish Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation, best known as MKE, since 2011, and long imported MKE’s MP-5 clones to the U.S. consumer market. However, with the Turkish company reportedly teaming up with Century Arms on the AP-5, Zenith has made the call to go it alone.
"Those with a love of the roller-delayed platform, watch for Zenith’s US-manufactured product launch in 2021!" says the company in a popcorn-worthy blog post detailing the bumpy history with MKE over the past decade.
Zenith says they will continue to service models that were imported under its brand as well as work on roller-delayed firearms sent to its Virginia shop for repair, upgrades, and refurbishments.