OUR STORY 

Entwistle Guns are the UK Distributor for the Yildiz Shotgun range 

 OUR STORY 

Entwistle Guns are the UK Distributor for the Yildiz Shotgun range 
Our association with Adem Kuzu began in 2006 with my annual pilgrimage to the IWA Trade show in Nuremberg. It was in my mind to source a double barrelled .410, which was made to scale, as opposed to one which was simply a pair of .410 tubes plonked onto a 20 bore action. Such a design results in a gun weighing in at around 7-8 lbs. and the whole point of having a .410 is lost. As I wandered past a stand with a strange sounding name, a man shouldering a gun that was exactly what I had in mind, caught my eye. The company was called 'YILDIZ' (the Turkish name for 'star'). The gun I had seen was a delightful side by side .410 with a single selective trigger weighing slightly under 5 lbs. I ordered the huge total of six! 
 
On arrival in the UK, the gun's appeal to other dealers quickly became obvious and my orders grew and grew. A visit to the factory confirmed my view that this company was one that was quite capable of becoming a major player in the world shotgun market. Here was a huge investment in the latest computer controlled machinery. Guns of different grades were being turned out in .410, 20 and 12 bores. I watched as skilled engravers put their marks on the higher grade guns and best Turkish walnut was selected. In 2010 the first o/u .410 was produced and became an instant hit. It won the 'Best New Gun" prize in the Shooting Industry Awards for that year, ahead of a selection of guns which are almost household names. 
 
The .410 u/o, available in several versions from junior short stocked non-ejectors right up to the Special Luxe model with hand engraved side plates and stunning wood, has become the best seller in the range, closely followed by the 20 bores, the recently added 28 bore and the 12 bores. As I write this at the start of 2015,I reflect that our sales, which started with an order for six, have grown to over 1200 per year. With new models on the drawing board for the near future, our partnership with the Yildiz brand looks set to continue long into the future. 
 
 
Chairman 
Mike Mogilnicki – Entwistle Guns 

YILDIZ STORY 

Yildiz Shotgun has become the pride of Turkey with its 40 year experience in the manufacture of quality shotguns produced by a highly skilled workforce in a modern and technically advanced factory. 
 
Yildiz Shotgun has been producing 45,000 shotguns per year in 70 different models tailored to the needs of our customers. All of the products have been developed with modern technology by our own technical team’s unique designs. 
 
With its excellent product quality and after sales service Yildiz Shotgun has gained the confidence of its customers worldwide exporting 95% of production to 65 countries ranging from Europe to Asia and North America to Africa. 
 
Yildiz Shotgun treats each customer with special care. We have recently added new products to our range for collectors and started producing custom made guns that have colored stocks with dark grains, are hand engraved and presented in special cases. 
 
It is our pleasure to announce that our company is considered as a good example of environmentally friendly production among the other industrial companies. The waste materials are disposed of by the Ministry of Environment and Germany licensed companies. Yildiz shotgun is also proud to contribute to the development of shooting sports and the wild life by sponsoring the hunting and rifle clubs in and around the city of Burdur and the Mediterranean region. 
 
 
President 
Adem Kuzu - Yildiz Shotguns