In 1985 Akkar was first founded as a small manufacturing facility in Istanbul that focused entirely on producing parts for the shotgun and automotive industries.

Doors to the international gun industry became wide open shortly after it started producing and distributing the first pump-action and gas-operated semi-automatic shotguns, Altay.

This unarguably paved the path for other Turkish gun manufacturers to establish business deals with American colleagues and elsewhere around the world.