SSK Industries

SSK Industries, Inc. is an American designer and manufacturer of guns and accessories in Wintersville, Ohio. Founded in 1977, the company is known for its custom Contender and Encore barrels.[1]

SSK Industries
IndustryArms industry
ProductsFirearms, ammunition

Started by hunter and gun enthusiast J. D. Jones, SSK Industries was begun to manufacture and market specific products related to hunting handguns[2] and ammunition. It has grown to a company that makes hundreds of different types of rounds.[3]

Notable Product

SSK has produced the largest center-fire rifle in history, the .950 JDJ. It is a .950 caliber which produces recoil equivalent to shooting ten .30-06 rifles at the same time.


  1. "Exclusive: Popular .338′s In Handguns". American Handgunner. April 2012.
  2. "About Page". SSK Industries.
  3. Fryxell, Glen E. "The Bullets of SSK". Retrieved 25 April 2014.

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