"IWA - 2006": Success of "Baikal" weapons



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06 April 2006

FSUP "Izhevsky Mekhanichesky Zavod" traditionally took part in the 33-rd international IWA-2006 Show, which was held from 10 to 13 March in Nuremberg (Germany).

This year the fairground of "Izhevsky Mekhanichesky Zavod" exposition was multiplied by 1/3 and the design was updated. Collection of "Baikals" displayed included nearly 100 items with 6 brand-new articles.

As usual there were none of casual people among the visitors - thanks to the Show organizers, which implemented a special procedure of paper work for getting into halls.

Many visitors - connoisseurs of guns, professionals and hunters - were highly impressed by the MP-221 "Artemida" double-barrel rifle, MP-161K self-loading small-bore carbine intended for small-game hunt, targeting and plinking, as well as by the variety of pistols. Dealers appreciated the new IZH-27 buttstock at its true value. The new (ergonomically upgraded) stock will be serially produced since the spring of this year.

As usually, the MP-153 semi-auto gun was favourite among other products of "Mekhanichesky Zavod". This time from Italy was brought one specimen of MP-153 that passed severe tests organized by the joint team of "Armi & Tiro" (arms-dedicated magazine) and "Prima Armi" (company). The gun withstood crual loads or 50 000 rounds within five days. This champion-gun was placed in the center of attention on a separate display, with explanations of test`s conditions.

Numerous talks with various companies allowed to assess the situation in national markets, amount of demands and sales and to outline new contracts and deals. Many visitors asked about the date when IMZ novelties would be available for sale.

The IWA-2006 Show proved once again that "Baikal" products are widely popular around the world; they are most wanted by customers and highly appreciated by experts. Optimum rate of price and quality at high reliability is a guarantee of "Baikal" guns` success.

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