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Kahr® Firearms Group Continues Support of Our Veterans

November 22, 2017

Greeley, PA – Our staff along with John “TIG” Tiegen, member of the Benghazi Annex Security team, hero of the Benghazi attack and co-author of the book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi”, developed a collaboration project to help support veteran foundations across the country.

In staying with the “13 Hours” theme, the project offers 13 Special Edition Magnum Research .50AE Desert Eagle’s featuring the Kryptek Typhon pattern, and engravings of the TIG logo, TIG’s signature and the Beyond the Battlefield logo – the foundation TIG and his wife Margaret recently founded. Each pistol is numbered 1 through 13.

To date four of the guns have been auctioned around the country and raised nearly $40,000 for the Veteran Foundations they were offered to. Below is a list of those who have, or will receive, one of these special firearms, each personally chosen by TIG.

#1 Halo for Freedom - https://www.haloforfreedom.org/
#2 Valor Clinic - http://www.valorclinic.org/
#3 The Journey Home Project - http://www.thejourneyhomeproject.org/
#4 The Glen “Bub” Doherty Foundation - http://www.glendohertyfoundation.org/
#5 Vacations for Warriors - http://www.vacationsforwarriors.org/
#6 Wishes For Warriors - https://www.wishesforwarriorscorp.org/
#7 Tyrone “S” Woods Wrestling Foundation - http://www.tyronewoodswrestlingfoundation.org/
#8 Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes - https://saluteheroes.org/
#9 American Military Family - https://www.americanmilitaryfamily.org/
#10 Hunts for Healing - http://huntsforhealing.org/
#11 The Reveille Project - http://www.thereveilleproject.org/
#12 American Valor Foundation - https://www.americanvalorfoundation.org/
#13 Beyond the Battlefield

“It’s awesome to be working with Kahr Firearms Group to provide these special edition Desert Eagles to 13 different organizations. For me, it’s an honor to be in a position where I can help other veteran foundations raise awareness and money for the many different causes they represent”, stated John “TIG” Tiegen.

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Promotes DePorter to Marketing

September 27, 2017

Greeley, PA – Kahr Firearms Group (KFG) is proud to announce that they have promoted Jodi DePorter to Director of Marketing for the firearms group. DePorter will assume her new duties beginning October 1, 2017.

DePorter had recently been the National Sales Manager for Kahr Firearms Group and has been with the company since 2006. Prior to that, she held marketing positions at both ArmaLite and Springfield Armory. In her new role at Kahr Firearms Group, she will be responsible for all marketing services for the three brands: Kahr, Thompson/Auto Ordnance and Magnum Research. Jodi will oversee all public relations, media, marketing, as well as working with gun writers on field and test firearm evaluations.

“Jodi has always demonstrated her willingness to do whatever is necessary for the company to succeed” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing. “She has an extremely strong knowledge of firearms and understands the ebb and flow of our industry as well. In the years that I have worked with her, she has been a great asset to the Kahr Firearms Group.”

According to DePorter, “As the national sales manager at KFG I really enjoyed working with our sales team and with our many dealers and distributors. It has been a very rewarding experience, and from that experience, it will truly help me as I step into my new role in marketing. I feel confident that my strengths in sales will also prove useful in my role as the director of marketing.”

To reach Jodi, contact her at Jodi.DePorter@kahr.com.

 

Kahr Arms® is Title Sponsor of Kahr Arms Defensive Challenge and Demo Day

September 21, 2017

Greeley, PA – Kahr Arms is proud to announce their title sponsorship of the Kahr Arms Defensive Challenge & Demo Day. The event will take place October 14th and 15th at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV.

The event is an inexpensive and unique opportunity for participants to competitively shoot pistols and pistol carbines in a variety of simulated defensive situations without the confines of an overly complex set of rules or regulations. Over two days, the match will include 6 divisions and 8-stages, each with various scenarios. The stages will replicate IDPA, will be shot on IDPA targets, but without the restrictive IDPA cover and limiting rules. Each of the 6 divisions will include challenges utilizing movement, distance, position, and concealment. Each stage will only require 16-rounds properly placed in paper or steel to complete, however, the maximum rounds fired are not limited.

Among the stages are: PCC, using any caliber carbine chambered in .380, 9mm, .38, .357, .40, and .45 calibers. Open which requires any handgun with any or all of the following; optics, compensator, or a magazine greater than 140mm. Limited is for any handgun with double stack magazine up to 140mm and iron sights. The Single Stack is for any handgun with single stack magazine and iron sights. Compact Carry is for any handgun with double stack magazine and a barrel length 4-inches or shorter. Lastly, Sub-Compact Carry is for any handgun with single stack magazine and a barrel length 4-inches or shorter with 10-round or less magazine capacity. A minimum of 128-rounds in total will be required for the match. Participants will need to provide their own firearms and ammunition.

Participants will have the added opportunity of trying out a variety of Kahr Firearms Group guns, including: Desert Eagle .50 caliber, Tommy Gun, M1 Carbine. Baby Desert Eagle, 1911s and also a variety of Kahr Arms concealment and carry handguns.

Kahr has donated 7 firearms from the Kahr Firearms Group product line as prizes. If a participant completes every stage of the match, they qualify for the prize table.

Peacemaker National Training Center just announced that they have lowered the entry fee to $25.00 for the two-day event.

To learn more about the Kahr Arms Defensive Challenge and Demo Day visit, http://www.peacemakernational.com

 

Magnum Research® John Nagel Pro-Staff to Attend Copa Aguila in Mexico

September 19, 2017

Pillager, MN - Magnum Research (MRI) is proud to announce that John Nagel, Pro-Shooter for Magnum Research, will be participating in the 3rd Annual Copa Aguila 2017 shooting match. This is the first time that Nagel has competed in this match. The event runs September 21-24 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The Copa Aguila is the largest and most challenging national shooting event in all of Mexico and it draws more than 300 of the very best top shooters from Mexico, the United States, Spain, South America and Europe.

The match includes five disciplines: Copa Sporting Clays, Copa Five-Stand, Copa Minishell, Copa 5.11 3-Gun, and Copa Rimfire. Nagel will compete in the Copa Rimfire challenge which includes both rifle and pistol. In the Copa Rimfire Pistol challenge, Nagel will be shooting at 40 maxi silhouettes using a .22 pistol at distances of 25m, 50m, 75m and 100m. For the Copa Rimfire Rifle challenge, Nagel will shoot at 40 mini silhouettes with a .22 rifle at distances of 40m, 66m, 77m and 100m. The top 3 shooters for each distance and the shooter with the top total scores will be rewarded in both rimfire pistol and rifle categories.

Nagel will be using two custom-made rimfire firearms in pistol and rifle. “I feel very confident of my ability as a pro-shooter going into this event because I know that I will be using the finest made and most accurate semi-auto rimfire guns that I have ever used before” stated John Nagel. “I thank Magnum Research for the custom action and patented Ultra-Lite graphite barrels for both pistol and rifle. I also thank Boyd’s for the custom stocks, Nightforce for optics and rings, and Kidd Innovations for the trigger groups. I have the very best equipment and now the rest is up to me.”

Among his many titles, Nagel has earned Grand Masters classifications in the USPSA/SCSA. This is the highest class level and only 5% of shooters in the country have earned this status. Nagel earned titles in three divisions including: RFRI (Rimfire Rifle Iron Sights), RFRO (Rimfire Rifle Open Sights), RFPO (Rimfire Pistol Open).

In addition to Nagel’s three newly-acquired Grand Masters Classifications, he has earned his AAA card from IHMSA competitions, a master classification from NSSF at the 2013 world match, and he is a member of the 1-Second Club, hitting 3 targets with 5 shots in just 1 second. In addition, Nagel has competed in USPSA GSSF and various other competitions, including cowboy action and extreme long range silhouette matches. His success also includes at least 13 NSSF regional wins in 3 separate divisions, 2 silver medals from the 2014 US Steel Nationals and silver medals from two previous NSSF World Championships. Additionally, Nagel has received 2 silver medals at the Steel Challenge Shooting Association World Championship. In total, he has won 7 world records with rimfire rifle competitions. Most recently, Nagel has won two USPSA/SCSA Level 3 titles in two separate divisions at the 2016 Pennsylvania East Coast Steel Challenge. At last count, Nagel has been on the award podium 30 times in state, regional and international events. Perhaps Nagel will be adding awards from the Copa Aguila 2017 match as well.

 

Kahr® Arms Kicks Off 2017 Barrel Envy Video Contest

September 7, 2017

Greeley, PA – Kahr, the leader in technology and innovation, is sponsoring a “Barrel Envy” YouTube video contest which began September 1, 2017 and runs through December 31, 2017. The grand prize has a retail value of $10,000 in Kahr Firearms Group products to include: Kahr, Magnum Research, Thompson, and Auto-Ordnance.

To enter, contestants must submit a video no shorter than 30-seconds and no longer than 5 minutes demonstrating why they prefer a Kahr Arms pistol over a competing brand semi-auto pistol. Any Kahr Arms product may be used. Contestants then submit the URL link to Kahr.com. The videos will be reviewed by a panel of Kahr Firearms Group judges and the winner will be announced in January 2018.

This is the first time that Kahr Arms has offered a $10,000 prize value. To be considered, the judges will be looking for quality of video, good presentation, and creativity. The video must include a Kahr Arms pistol vs. a competing brand semi-auto pistol.

For official rules of the Barrel Envy Video Contest, please visit http://www.kahr.com/videocontest2017.asp.

KAHR ARMS Barrel Envy Video Contest

 

Magnum Research® Introduces Case Hardened Desert Eagle®

DE44CH

August 21, 2017

Pillager, MN - Since 1985, Magnum Research (MRI) has diligently worked to continually introduce new products to their iconic pop-culture Desert Eagle series as well as their Baby Desert Eagle, BFR revolvers and MLR rifles product lines. Now, once again, MRI is expanding their Desert Eagle series to also include the Desert Eagle with a classic case hardened finish in .44 Magnum, .50 AE and .357 Magnum

These Mark XIX series, DE44CH, DE50CH and DE357CH models, all feature a 6-inch barrel, an overall length of 10.75 inches, and a height of 6.25 inches. These gas-operated, rotating bolt semi-automatic pistols are manufactured in the US and offer a high-quality carbon steel barrel, frame and slide. All Desert Eagles feature a full Weaver style accessory rail on the barrel and standard ambidextrous safety. The case hardened finish is protected with a clear coat and adds a new spin to the classic look of these Desert Eagles. The models ship with both rubber grips, designed for more vigorous range shooting, and for casual shooting, it also comes with wood grips with a laser engraved Magnum Research logo. MSRP on the DE44CH, DE50CH and DE357CH is $2,278 each.

 

Kahr® Firearms Group to Sponsor NRA World Shooting Championship

June 12, 2017

Greeley, PA – Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce that they are Silver Level Sponsors on the 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship. The event takes place September 14 – 16, 2017 at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, West Virginia.

The Championship brings both amateurs and professional shooting enthusiasts together to compete in 12 challenging stages. Each of the 12 Stages requires skills in using various types of firearms including; pistol, rifle, and shotgun. In the end, one winner will be honored with the title of “World Shooting Champion”.

Competing for the title, while also representing Kahr Firearms Group, is Joby Goerges, Director of Manufacturing & Engineering, Magnum Research. This is the first time that Goerges has competed in this challenge. Also competing for the title will be John “Tig” Tiegen, pro-staff for Kahr Firearms Group. Tiegen is most noted for his heroic role in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans. Tiegen is also co-author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi and was a consultant on the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Tiegen has also received the Award for Heroism and Valor in recognition of his bravery.

 

John “Tig” Tiegen Appearance in the Kahr® Firearms Group Booth at NRA Annual Meeting

April 12, 2017

Greeley, PA – If you are attending the 146th NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia April 27-30, save the date of Saturday, April 29th to meet John “Tig” Tiegen in the Kahr Firearms Group booth. “Tig” will be in the booth from 2:00-4:00 that day signing his book: 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.

Tiegen, a former Marine Sergeant, Infantry Squad Leader, and an Annex Security Team member for CIA’s GRS (Global Response Staff) is most noted for his heroic role in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans. John has also received the Award for Heroism and Valor in recognition of his bravery.

Stop by the Kahr Firearms Group booth, number 3832, and meet John “Tig” Tiegen in person to shake his hand and thank him for his service. The NRA Annual Meeting, which brings together over 80,000 attendees and has over 800 exhibitors, is the largest NRA hosted event of the year. It is being held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

 

Kahr Firearms Group to Sponsor John ‘Tig’ Tiegen

March 21, 2017

Greeley, PA – Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce a sponsorship agreement with John ‘Tig’ Tiegen. As a sponsor of Kahr Firearms Group, Tiegen will serve as a representative of the brands to include: Kahr Arms, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance and will participate in promotional appearances, shooting events, and for demonstration and instruction in firearm classes.

Tiegen, a former Marine Sergeant, Infantry Squad Leader, and an Annex Security Team member for CIA’s GRS (Global Response Staff) he is most noted for his heroic role in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya which killed four Americans. Tig is also co-author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi and was a consultant of the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. John has also received the Award for Heroism and Valor in recognition of his bravery.

“As a veteran and an honored military hero, Tig adds great value to the Kahr Firearms Group brand, especially at a time when the war on terrorism looms on and the U.S. continues to come together in solidarity to support our troops” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “Tig’s skills, life experiences, and knowledge of firearms blend well with what we represent here and it is an honor to be working with him.”

Stop by the Kahr Firearms Group booth and meet John ‘Tig’ Tiegen in person at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo to be held April 7-9 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX.

 

H & G Marketing Coffman is Kahr® Firearms Group Rep of the Year

February 1, 2017

Greeley, PA – During the 2017 SHOT Show, Kahr Firearms Group awarded honors to Dustin Coffman as the 2017 Rep of the Year. Coffman is employed by H&G Marketing based in Big Lake, Minnesota and has been with the company since 2013. His territory is the state of Florida.

“We brought H&G Marketing on as our rep group in 2016 and it has proven to be a very successful partnership” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales & Marketing for Kahr Firearms Group. “Dusty Coffman is a giant of a man with an incredible knowledge of our products, the ability to work exceptionally well with our customers, and is a very likable guy. We are proud to honor him as our first H&G Marketing, Rep of the Year.”

 

NOTICE: Regarding the IMI SP-21 Pistols

January 26, 2017


Pillager, MN - Magnum Research has become aware of some Israeli manufactured IMI SP-21 pistols that recently are being sold in the USA that were not imported or distributed by Magnum Research. Many of these pistols have been and are being returned to Magnum Research for repair. Although they have Magnum Research's name on them, Magnum Research is not responsible for the integrity or quality of them. Our professional staff of gunsmiths may be able to service these pistols on a limited and a for charge basis. Service issues connected to them will not be handled on a warranty basis.

Magnum Research apologizes for this confusion and inconvenience and wishes to assure our customers that products we import are of the highest quality and reliability.

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Introduces Convenient New App

January 25, 2017

Greeley, PA – Convenience is the newest product from Kahr Firearms Group (KFG). Introducing, the 2017 Kahr Firearms Group App. This new app is not only convenient, but is also packed full of useful information about KFG products.

The free KFG app includes product catalogs for Kahr Arms, Thompson, Auto Ordnance, and Magnum Research products. It also includes owner’s manuals for nearly all of the products in the Kahr Firearms Group arsenal. If you are looking for a parts list, technical data, diagrams, operating instructions, dismantling and reassembly instructions, safety information, or cleaning and lubrication recommendations – it can all be downloaded from the Kahr Firearms Group App.

The KFG App is available free for all iOS and Android phones and tablets. From iTunes, the link is https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kahr/id1095545176?mt=8 or through Google Play by linking to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.global.ebookn.kahr&hl=en.

 

Kahr Firearms Group Video Shooting Contestant gets big win!

January 16, 2017

On behalf of all of us at Kahr Firearms Group, we congratulate Drac Thalassa from McDonough Georgia on his win in the Kahr Firearms Group Video Shooting contest. Using a Kahr P9, Drac demonstrated the effectiveness of the pistol by shooting through 2 decks of cards. Drac’s video was viewed 118,483 times giving him the win in the contest. He will now be able to choose from up to $5,000 in Kahr Firearms Group. Thanks for sharing, Drac.

>> Kahr Firearms Group Shooting Video Contest 2016

 

Magnum Research® Introduces Combo Caliber Package for the Desert Eagle®

January 2, 2017

DE44WB6 combo caliber package

Greeley, PA – If you have 15 seconds, you can swap out a Desert Eagle .44 Magnum caliber barrel for a .50 AE caliber barrel. Next, swap out the magazine from a .44 Magnum to a .50 AE magazine and you are ready to launch .50 AE rounds down range. Magnum Research is proud to introduce their brand new DE44WB6 combo caliber package.

New for 2017, the Desert Eagle Mark XIX, Model Number DE44WB6, features a .44 Magnum caliber with a 6” barrel, O/A length of 10.75” a slide width of 1.25” and a height of 6.25”. The steel-framed pistol is manufactured in Israel and has a black oxide finish with a black barrel, and a combat-type fixed sight. The new combo caliber package includes a .50 AE caliber barrel in a black finish and a .50 AE magazine. The MSRP for this 3-piece package is $1949. This is the first time that Magnum Research has offered a combo caliber package featuring the .44 Magnum and the .50 AE calibers in one gun case.

“We know that some of our Desert Eagle fans like to switch between a .44 Magnum and a .50 Action-Express. But, until now, they have had to buy the barrel and magazine separately” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “We decided that it was time for us to create a combo caliber package featuring our two most popular calibers. We are already hearing some very positive feedback from our dealers about this package.”

 

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