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TİSAŞ (Trabzon Silah Sanayi AŞ)
Type Private
Industry Firearms
Founded 1993
Headquarters Trabzon, Turkey
Products Firearms, weapons
Website www.trabzonsilah.com

TİSAŞ (Trabzon Silah Sanayi AŞ) is a Turkish firearm manufacturing company, mainly focused on manufacturing pistols. Its firearms are used worldwide by civilians, police and armies.


TISAS was established in Trabzon in 1993. TİSAŞ is a KOSGEB (Small and Medium Industry Development Organization) and M.K.E (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) coordinated company. TİSAŞ foundation is settled on an open area of 11,000m² in Arsin Trabzon Organized Industry Zone and total covered area of the facilities is 5,500m². TİSAŞ founded its Ankara District Office in 1998 to meet increasing demand and to execute foreign trade operations.

TİSAŞ began to produce its first pistol, the 7.65mm Fatih 13, in 1994. In 1998, TİSAŞ decided to manufacture 9×19mm pistols as well, with a view to meet market demand. Joint studies were carried out within the scope of the Eastern Black Sea Weapon Project by the R & D Department at TİSAŞ and the Black Sea Technical University KOSGEB Technology Development Department. As a result, TİSAŞ began to produce 9×19mm KANUNİ 16 pistols with a capacity of 15 as of 1999. In 2000, TİSAŞ began to manufacture the KANUNİ S and ZİGANA M16 series of Turkish-patented pistols. In 2003, ZİGANA K and ZİGANA T models have been added to the TİSAŞ pistol models. In 2004, USA Firearms Technology Branch examined the models ZİGANA M16, ZİGANA K, ZİGANA T and found each one to have the characteristics in conformity with the ATF Form 4590, “Factoring Criteria for Weapons”. At the end of the year 2005, a new model ZİGANA SPORT was offered for sale. In 2006, TİSAŞ has completed the R&D and the tests for the first .45 caliber gun of Turkey, ZİGANA C45 and introduce to the market at the beginning of 2007. Within the same year, 9×19mm ZİGANA F and new version FATİH 13 .380 ACP models were offered to sale.[1]

Product Line[edit]


  • ZİG M 1911
  • ZİGANA C45
  • ZİGANA M16
  • ZİG P06
  • ZİG P17
  • KANUNİ 16
  • FATİH 13
  • FATİH 13 .380 ACP


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