January 3, 2018

Zenith Heads Out West

Zenith is exhibiting at the Big Rock West Fishing & Shooting Dealer Show in Las Vegas. If you are a dealer who would like to learn more about our firearms, stop by to see Paul at booth #1008. The show runs from January 3-5.

September 21, 2017, 2017

Zenith Firearms eliminates product lines to support roller-delayed blowback-centric 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 DDTC-licensed exporter and broker of defense articles.

Industry/Media inquiries: Chase Welch, 434-989-9681, chase@zenithquestintl.com
Sales inquiries: Ryan Lantz, 434-202-7790 x 107, info@zenithfirearms.com


August 17, 2017

Zenith Quest Corporation & Shot Spot announce the release of the Zenith Hero Program

Zenith & Shot Spot have jointly developed the Zenith Hero Program in order to provide military personnel, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, firefighters, and EMS providers cost effective access to Zenith Firearms’ products.

Afton, VA: Zenith Quest Corporation, through its subsidiary Zenith Firearms, working in partnership with Shot Spot, LLC of Carrolton, GA, has just announced the release of the nationwide Zenith Hero Program. This program enables military, law enforcement, corrections, firefighting, and EMS professionals to make non-departmental purchases of Zenith Firearm products at substantial discounts. Shot Spot manages this program, offering Zenith’s products through their nationwide affiliates.

“We are very pleased to have Shot Spot join the Zenith family, and we appreciate that they have years of experience running and managing like programs,” says Hanri Kaya, CEO of Zenith.

Shot Spot recognizes the quality and diversity of the Zenith product line and believes this is an excellent addition to its growing business model. “We are appreciative of all the ‘heroes’ that impact our daily lives and we want to show them our gratitude; this program is a way of doing just that,” says John Paulk, CEO of Shot Spot, LLC.

Zenith Firearms, a privately owned company located in Afton, VA, imports a wide variety of firearms including pistols and shotguns, and is the sole importer of the MKE-produced roller delayed blowback firearms, true to the original design. Zenith offers quality products and ammunition at affordable prices. Shot Spot of Carrolton, GA operates a highly successful business that caters to firearm and sporting enthusiasts. It operates state of the art indoor ranges, and offers a full selection of firearms, ammunition, apparel, and services. Shot Spot is also an experienced distributor of law enforcement specific products via its dealer network.

Shot Spot: The Zenith Hero Program is available now by calling 678-664-0610 or visiting www.shotspotllc.com for a list of dealers in your area. To become a Zenith Hero Program affiliated dealer please contact Chase Chambers at 404-909-5252 or chase@shotspotllc.com.

Zenith Firearms: Contact Don Leckrone at 434-202-7790 x113 or don@zenithquestcorporation.com.

August 8, 2017

Zenith Firearms Excellence Shotgun and Virginia Commonwealth Games Win

A quick video where our master armorer JR talks us through the Excellence line of shotguns and shows you the gun he used to medal in the 2017 Virginia Commonwealth Games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvaLP334_lk

July 12, 2017

NRA Gun of the Week: Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS

Zenith Firearms is honored to have won the American Rifleman’s Gun Of The Week with our Z-5RS! The writers and editors at American Rifleman are a great group of people and we appreciate them looking  at our guns. See the link below to read the full article. https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/6/17/nra-gun-of-the-week-zenith-firearms-mke-z-5rs/

November 9, 2016

Zenith to Exhibit at 2017 Big Rock East & West Shows

Zenith Firearms will be exhibiting in both of Big Rock’s January shows. Representatives will be on hand at the Big Rock East Show, January 6-8 in Raleigh, NC and the Big Rock West Show, January 10-12 in Las Vegas, NV.

November 9, 2016

2017 Bill Hicks & Co. Dealer Show – Minneapolis, MN – January 7-9

Zenith Firearms will be exhibiting in the Bill Hicks & Co. 21st Annual Dealer Show. The show will take place January 7-9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We look forward to networking and hope to see you there!

November 9, 2016

2017 SHOT Show – Las Vegas, NV – January 17-20

Zenith Firearms will be exhibiting at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 17-20. Please stop by and see us at Booth #2625 and Booth #10342.

May 19, 2016

Zenith Firearms to Exhibit in Louisville

Zenith Firearms and ZQI Ammunition will be in Louisville, KY this week for the NRA Annual Meeting. If you’re in the area, please stop by Booth 2215 and say hello. Click here for more information: https://www.nraam.org

March 28, 2016

Zenith Firearms Heads to Big 3 East

Zenith Firearms will be attending Big 3 East. The event will take place March 30-April 1 at the Big 3 Training Center in DeLand, Florida. To learn more about Big 3 East, click here.

January 27, 2016

Outdoorhub.com Ranks Zenith’s Z-43 Among the Best New Products at Shot Show 2016

In the words of Outdoorhub.com’s Matt Korovesis, “shooting the Z-43 was one of my highlights from Industry Day.” Read all about it, here.

May 28, 2015

Atlantic Firearms Tests the Z-5P

One of our primary distributors, Atlantic Firearms, has been putting the Z-Series through it’s paces. Check out their video and share with your friends! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLHzVokr6BI

May 22, 2015

Firearms Have Arrived!

Great news here at Zenith!  Our first shipment of Z5K, Z5P and Z5RS firearms has arrived and many have already been shipped to dealers, distributors and customers!  The rifles are at the ATF for review and Girsan is readying pistols for delivery!  Zenith’s crew is wishing you and yours a fantastic Memorial Day weekend.  We hope you take the opportunity of this three day break to celebrate those who gave their lives in service to our great nation.

April 29, 2015

Zenith Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who attended our April 25th ground breaking ceremony. We are excited about the construction of our new 80,000 square foot warehouse in Nelson County and the employment opportunities it will bring to the area. Sefe from the Newsplex was there to cover our event, click here to view the news story.

April 16, 2015

Z-5P is “100% Classic Cool”

We highly respect The Truth About Guns folks and are flattered they chose to mention us online. To read their review click here.

April 15, 2015

Zenith Firearms to Show at IDEF ’15

Zenith Firearms and MKE will be exhibiting at the 12th International Defense Industry Fair. This year’s Fair will take place May 5-8 at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.  If you plan to attend, be sure to stop by Hall 8, Stand 805 to learn more about our products.

To learn more about IDEF’15, click here.

April 15, 2015

AR15 Guru Offers Positive Review of Zenith’s Z-5P

To read all about it, click here.

April 3, 2015

Zenith Firearms to Exhibit in Nashville April 10-12

Zenith Firearms and ZQI Ammunition will be in Nashville, TN next week for the NRA Annual Meeting. If you’re in the area, please stop by Booth 2811 and say hello. We’ll have at least two of our fine roller-locks on display, as well as information on our future plans!

To learn more about the show, click here.

February 12, 2015

Upcoming IWA OutdoorClassics Show

We’ll be exhibiting at the IWA OutdoorClassics show in Nuremberg, Germany, March 6 – 9, 2015.
Please visit us in Hall 4A, at our partner company MKE’s Booth 4A–502.

February 4, 2015

2015 SHOT Show Recap

We want to thank everyone who visited us at our booth this year. We appreciate the tremendous support shown for both ZQI Ammunition and Zenith Firearms. Please have a look at the videos below if you’d like to learn more about Zenith Firearms’ forthcoming products.


December 4, 2014

2015 SHOT Show – Las Vegas, NV – January 20 – 23

Zenith Firearms will be exhibiting at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 20-23.
Please stop by and see us at Booth 620. More information can be found here.

November 20, 2014

ZQC to Build 80,000 SF Warehouse in Afton, Virginia

November 20, 2014 – A ten acre plot of land, just down the road from Blue Mountain Brewery and a Martha Jefferson outpatient clinic, will soon be transformed into an 80,000-square-foot warehouse for Zenith Quest, an international importing and exporting business specializing in ammunition and firearms.
Read more on Newsplex.com…

October 15, 2014 – A warehouse facility that will be used for storing products including ammunition and firearms is in the works to be built in Afton.
Read more on The Daily Progress.com…

October 15, 2014 – A new warehouse facility that will be used for storing products including ammunition and firearms is in the works to be built in Afton.
Read more on Nelson County Times.com…

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