Type of company:
Manufacturer (own production)
UTAS is a Turkish company specializing in firearms design, engineering and OEM manufacturing. Arguably, UTAS is one of the top sporting firearms design companies with their designs being voted "Gun of the Year" by the NRA's American Rifleman Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007. Although UTAS continues to win awards for beautiful designs, the heart of the company is innovation.
Innovative mechanical design, innovative manufacturing processes and innovative materials used in firearms production, define UTAS and set the company apart from other's in the firearms industry. Along with numerous design innovations, the new UTS-15 shotgun recently developed by UTAS will be the first shotgun ever produced with a receiver produced 100% from polymer. In fact over 80% of the gun is fabricated from fiber reinforced injection molded polymer. Of course using new lightweight materials in firearms has to be backed up with solid engineering and that's exactly what UTAS does.
In the UTAS design studio the firearms design team works with a 3-D CAD / CAM computer engineering program to bring a firearms concept to virtual reality. Once individual parts have been fully conceptualized within the computer program, UTAS engineers evaluate the part and recommend the manufacturing process and material. Consequently, all firearms are developed in a team approach that integrates design, engineering and manufacturing to produce the best gun for its intended use. Born from this team approach to manufacturing, the UTS-15 is a unique pump-action shotgun of only 29" overall length for quick pointing functionality in the woods or for protection at home, and with a 15 round capacity and dual selectable magazines provides the opportunity to instantly pick the load to best fit the situation. A optional built-in LED spotlight and laser night-sight provides point-and-shot capability, while fiber reinforced polymer construction ensures the UTS-15 will keep working no matter how rough the situation. Whether in the field or in the home there's nothing faster than the UTS-15.