SSK Industries was founded in 1977 to manufacture and market specific products related to hunting handguns and ammunition. Custom aftermarket Contender® barrels chambered in JDJ calibers, specifically designed for hunting purposes, soon became the major product of the firm. These barrels and cartridges, unequalled in the Contender® in accuracy, have truly effective big game harvesting ability. Over the years better bullets and optics have simply made them better. Within a few years, SSK became known worldwide as THE manufacturer of custom premium quality firearms for handgun hunting which, of course, includes custom revolvers and bolt actions. The advent of the Encore platform expanded the line to more powerful cartridges. While SSK Industeies started with handguns, the reputation of exceptional quality and accuracy has spread all firearm platforms. Today, SSK Firearms provides custom firearms.