Magnum Research News 2013

Magnum Research News 2013

Magnum Research® Introduces the Ultra-Compact Desert Eagle® 1911U

November 25, 2013

Model: DE1911U

Pearl River, NY – USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) newest 1911 offering addresses the high consumer demand for a smaller, ultra-compact, ultra-light concealed carry firearm in a .45 ACP caliber. Introducing, Magnum Research's DE1911U, Undercover model.

For the past 3 years, Magnum Research has offered the 1911G Government sized model with a 5" barrel, the 4.33" 1911C, and now the Undercover model DE1911U with a 3" bull barrel featuring an 11-degree muzzle crown.

The DE1911U is built on an ultra lightweight frame made of aircraft grade aluminum alloy and features a 4140 high carbon steel slide and adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation. Standard features include checkered front and back strap, double diamond checkered wood grip, and stainless steel hex screws. The DE1911U also has a high-rise beavertail safety, skeleton hammer, and an aluminum trigger. True to the earlier 1911 variants, this model is a Series 70 configuration.

The .45 ACP DE1911U has 6+1 round capacity, an overall length of 6.85", height of 5", and weighs just 25.8 oz. It comes standard with two 6-round magazines. The DE1911U will be ready for shipments beginning in January 2014. MSRP is $946.

Desert Eagle 1911U - Undercover model


When Guns Must Go: Makers Mull Moves as Laws Raise Risk

The Wall Street Journal | November 12, 2013



The Buffalo News – New York gun makers in a squeeze: stay or go?

The Buffalo News | September 7, 2013


Magnum Research® Desert Eagle® Wins Best of the Best Award

July 24, 2013

Model: DE50TG-TS

Pearl River, NY – USA based Magnum Research has taken top honors for Best Hunting Handgun of 2013 from Field & Stream's annual Best of the Best Award.

The honor was given to the Titanium Gold Tiger Stripe Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50 Action Express (AE). The Desert Eagle is an iconic pistol with over a 29 year history. The .50 AE rotating three-lug bolt gas-operated semi-automatic action has the knock-down power needed for hunting big game. The barrel, frame and slide are made from high quality carbon steel and come with a full Weaver type rail for easy installation of scope rings and optical devices. Barrel lengths are offered in either a 6”, 6” with muzzle brake or a 10” (black only) without muzzle brake. They measure 10.75”, 11.95” or 14.75” in overall length. The tiger stripe pattern on the DE50TG-TS was modeled from an authentic Bengal tiger skin. The finish is a titanium nitrite vapor deposition coating – not plating, giving it a very hard surface.

Each year, Field & Stream reviews hundreds of new products and only the top performing items are granted the designation of Best of the Best. “Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers' time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field.”

“We are honored to be selected in this category by Field & Stream,” says Frank Harris, VP of Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “A great deal of R&D by the Magnum Research factory team went into the development of this handgun to ensure that it not only maintained the standards we put into all our Desert Eagles, but also that it would aesthetically appeal to the hunter who wanted a little more elegance among his gun collection.”

The Titanium Gold Tiger Stripe Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50 AE retails for $2,264.


Kahr® Requests Company Information Change from Wikipedia

July 23, 2013

Pearl River, NY – Kahr Firearms Group has changed their Wikipedia information to correct misinformation used to describe the corporation.

Currently, Wikipedia lists inaccurate information with regard to the history and ownership of Kahr Firearms Group. The corporation would like to go on record that the Kahr Firearms Group was founded in 1994 by Justin Moon. Mr. Moon is the sole owner of the firearms group which includes Kahr Arms, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance. Kahr Firearms Group is a $75-$100 million corporation which employs 250 employees between its Pearl River, NY corporation office, Worcester, MA and Pillager, MN manufacturing plants along with several captive CNC machine shops also owned by the corporation.

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The Magnum Research® Desert Eagle® with the 10 inch barrel is featured on Guns & Gear TV

July 22, 2013

Guns & Gear TV airs on Pursuit Channel on Mondays at 8:30 a.m. ET, Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Eastern, Fridays at 10:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at 1:30 a.m. ET.
Pursuit Channel airs on DIRECTV, Ch. 604 and DISH Network, Ch. 393. Check your local listings for additional channel information.

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Kahr® Firearms Group Plans Major Expansion in Pennsylvania

July 1, 2013

Pearl River, NY – Kahr Firearms Group is engaged in discussions with a development group representing Blooming Grove Township of Pike County Pennsylvania, to open a new manufacturing site and relocate the Kahr corporate office from New York to Pennsylvania. Kahr’s corporate offices are currently located in Rockland County in Pearl River, New York.

Kahr's plans include the purchase of 620 acres of commercial real estate from the Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation. The first step in the multi-phased plan will begin with site preparation and office construction as early as late this year. This will be followed by the relocation of company corporate offices and the research and development department. In the second phase, manufacturing operations will be expanded to the Pike County location to meet the increasing demand for its Kahr Arms, Thompson, Auto-Ordnance, and Magnum Research product lines.

The Kahr Group of manufacturing plants, operating at full capacity, will continue production in their current locations in Worcester, MA and Pillager, MN.

“We are grateful for the warm welcome and the business opportunity extended by the Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation to expand our company and relocate its headquarters office,” stated VP of Sales and Marketing, Frank Harris. “The Pennsylvania group has demonstrated tremendous support of our operations and Kahr looks to move forward with the project without delay. It's good for our business and also for other businesses in the area as we build a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with the community. We anticipate generating significant numbers of revenue and jobs for the local Northeastern Pennsylvania economy with the construction of facilities, expansion of manufacturing, and need for local vendors.”


Kahr® Across America Facebook Contest Announced

June 4, 2013

Pearl River, NY – The demands on manufacturing during the past five years has been extremely challenging for the entire firearm industry. But, out of high demand comes growth. Sometime in the near future, Kahr Firearms Group will expand their manufacturing operations outside of New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota and they invite the public to join them in selecting a new location.

Beginning June 17, Kahr will kick-off the “Kahr Across America Giveaway” through Facebook. To enter, visit and then first, “Like” the page, then register to submit your entry. Contestants may enter only once and can nominate only one state for Kahr Firearms Group to consider for their upcoming expansion. The giveaway runs June 17-30 and one winner will be selected to win one (1) Kahr firearm and holster of their choice. Custom and/or engraved Kahr pistols are not included in the Giveaway.

If you are a fan of the quality and performance of Kahr's complete line of 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, now is your opportunity to win a gun of your choice.


Check out Kahr® Firearms Group full page ad in the Rolling Thunder special edition section of the Washington Times. This Memorial Day Special edition supports Rolling Thunder in their mission to bring home and never forget our POWs and MIAs.

May 23, 2013 | The Washington Times, Section D



Kahr® Firearms Group Takes Action to Support Gun Rights

April 8, 2013

Pearl River, NY – In an effort to address the many political challenges the firearm industry has been dealt the past few months, Justin Moon, on behalf of the Kahr Firearms Group, has stepped forwarded to make generous donations in support of three critically important groups – The NRA Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund, NRA Freedom Action Foundation and the NSSF PAC.

In a statement from Frank Harris, VP, Sales and Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group, Harris stated, “Our CEO and Founder, Justin Moon, feels strongly that educating society and voters regarding the history and background of the Second Amendment is crucial to the survival of our nation as a constitutional republic. Current events, which brought on the onset of many restrictive new gun laws, do not provide a safer society, but rather they only infringe on the rights of responsible gun owners and violate the principles established by our Founding Fathers. The NRA and the NSSF are leading the charge in this fight for our freedoms and Kahr Firearms Group is honored to be able to support them.”

The NRA Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund (CRDF), in support of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association's (NYSRPA) has a pending lawsuit challenging the Cuomo Gun Ban. Kahr Arms joins other New York based firearm companies in this fight.

The NRA Freedom Action Foundation leads the charge to educate and register a new generation of voters who support Second Amendment freedoms and our hunting heritage.

The NSSF PAC is a non-partisan, multi-candidate; Federal Election Commission registered political action committee of the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The NSSF PAC supports pro-industry, pro-Second Amendment and pro-sportsmen candidates seeking election or re-election to Federal office.


Magnum Research® Introduces 5 New Muzzle Brakes for Desert Eagle®

Model: DE50MB

Pearl River, NY – USA based Kahr Arms and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research and Auto Ordnance, has introduced 5 new muzzle brake models exclusively for Desert Eagle Pistols in .50AE and .44 Magnum in three popular finishes.

Magnum Research made the decision to offer additional muzzle brake models in an effort to reduce consumer costs involved in mailing their Desert Eagle barrels to the factory to add the muzzle brake. Each of the 5 new muzzle brake models has a separate SKU, making it easier for customers to select the finish and caliber that best fits their requirement.

Magnum is now offering 3 models in .50AE and 3 models in .44 magnum with muzzle brakes. Each caliber is offered in a black oxide finish, brushed chrome, and polished chrome.


Magnum Research® Re-introduces Desert Eagle® .50AE, 10" Barrel

Model: DE5010

Pearl River, NY – USA based Kahr Arms and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research and Auto Ordnance, re-introduces the Desert Eagle Mark XIX .50AE pistol with a 10" barrel.

The DE5010 is a .50AE gas-operated, rotating bolt semi-automatic pistol. It is constructed with a high-quality carbon steel barrel, frame and slide, and a full Weaver style accessory rail system on the barrel. The DE5010 also features fixed combat-style sights. The pistol is finished in black oxide, but, other custom finishes will be available in the future. The Desert Eagle Mark XIX with the 10” barrel is also offered in a .44 Magnum model.

The barrel length on the DE5010 is 10" making the overall length 14.75" in either caliber. The bore diameter is .495" for the .50AE, .429 for .44 Magnum, height is 6.25" and the slide width is 1.25". Total weight with an empty magazine is 4 lbs. 12 oz. Magazine capacity is 7 rounds for the .50AE and 8 rounds for the .44 Magnum. MSRP on the DE5010 is $1,683.00 and the DE4410 is $1,650.00.


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