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Kahr Firearms Group® Opens the Doors in Pennsylvania

August 12, 2015

Greeley, PA – USA based, Kahr Firearms Group are now officially Pennsylvanians. The firearms group ceremoniously cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their new headquarters on Tuesday, August 11th in Blooming Grove Township in Pike County. The construction was completed in just 19 months since breaking ground in May 2014.

The 40,000 square foot building is the new corporate headquarters and is considered “Phase I” in the construction. The building contains offices for the 20+ employees, warehousing and shipping, and also R&D Engineering. Plans for Phase II and Phase III are still in the development stage at this time.

The structure also houses two underground, 100-yard firing ranges. The underground ranges will be used exclusively by Kahr Firearms Group for testing and development of their extensive product lines and should not disturb nearby neighbors or the wildlife that call the 620-acre parcel home.

The event was not shy of state dignitaries, who came in support of Kahr’s new headquarters. In attendance were: Col. Robert DeSousa, state director for Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Representative Thomas Marino, Sheriff Philip Bueki, Pike County Sheriff and representatives from state offices plus several county commissioners from Northeast PA. In total, more than 200 people attended the event.

“We are very proud of the long and respected reputation of our three brands. We are also proud that our presence in the firearm industry supports the basic freedoms that each of us has because of the Second Amendment, but now is the time to focus on the future.” stated Justin Moon, Kahr Firearms Group CEO. “As we continue to expand our business in Pennsylvania, we look forward to bringing jobs to Pike County and also hope that we can convince other firearms industry companies to join us on this 620-acre property. Our job is far from over here.”

The plan for the new headquarters will also include a factory outlet retail store, likely to open sometime in 2016.

There are no plans at this time to close manufacturing plants in either Massachusetts or Minnesota, but starting sometime in 2016 some manufacturing and production will be conducted from the new Pike County location.

>> Pocono Record | Kahr Firearms officially opens in Pike County | August 11, 2015, by Lynn Ondrusek

>> The News Station WNEP.com | Gun Maker Moves into Pike County | August 11, 2015, by Jim Hamill

 

Kahr® Sponsors Speed Shooting Video Contest

August 3, 2015

Greeley, PA – How fast is fast? If you believe that you excel at rapid, but perfectly controlled shooting skills, now is the time to prove it – and earn some nice “swag” while you do it. Kahr Firearms Group (KFG) invites all shooters, 18-years or older, to participate in the KFG 2015 YouTube Video Speed Shooting Contest. Bragging rights may only earn a nice pat on the back, but the grand prize for this YouTube contest is worth far more. Kahr is offering the winner $5,000 in value on any Kahr Firearms Group products which includes; Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance.

“Last year, through our Long-Range Shooting Contest, we challenged people to help us dispel the myth that accuracy is sacrificed in exchange for a smaller sized pistol when shooting long-range.” stated Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group. “This year, we are reaching out to shooting enthusiasts once again asking them to show us what they can do when shooting one of our products very rapidly, safely, and accurately at just 10 yards or more. I feel confident that the videos will more than demonstrate just how effective Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance firearms really are.”

In support of the universe of Kahr Firearms Group fans, we invite each of them to submit a video of them rapidly shooting any Kahr, Magnum Research or Auto-Ordnance firearm at 10 yards or more, and then posting it to YouTube. Next, provide a URL link directly to KFG and the winner will be determined by the video that has garnered a combination of the most Views and Likes. The contest period runs September 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015 and the winner will be announced on December 16, 2015.

The Speed Shooting Contest video must be at least 30-seconds to no more than 5-minutes in length, and must be original footage. The footage must demonstrate shooting at 10-yards or more, exclusively using any of the Kahr Firearm Group products.

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Partners with GunDealio

July 8, 2015

Pomona, NY – Effective July 1st, Kahr Firearms Group began participating in a new mobile app called GunDealio.com. The app sends digital offers and text messages directly to shooting enthusiasts. Currently, over 2,300 premier gun shops, across all 50 states, are included in the GunDealio app. Stores also include the major retailers such as Cabela’s®, Bass Pro Shops®, Gander Mountain®, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Academy®.

GunDealio.com gives manufacturers and retailers the opportunity to present geo-marketing messages directly to gun enthusiasts while they are shopping at their favorite gun shops. The push notifications will appear on the shopper’s Smartphone, informing them of deals on guns, optics, ammunition, reloading accessories, and more as soon as they walk into the store.

GunDealio was developed by Tom and Ryan Gresham. “We actually started working on GunDealio about 3 years ago as a way to reach gun enthusiasts.” stated Ryan Gresham. “Our idea was to create a way for gun consumers to get the most up-to-date and relevant information, along with manufacturers’ offers and deals while they were still in the store. Shoppers can then scroll the lists of the current deals and new product news in the app as well as receive push notifications to their phones. We are excited to have Kahr Firearms Group as an early sponsor of our program. Consumers are loyal to this brand and now they will be able to get the latest deals and news from Kahr while shopping at their favorite stores.”

The app is free and can be downloaded onto Smartphones from either Apple iTunes or the Google Play Store.

 

Kahr Firearms Group® “Zoot Suiting” Up for Shooting Industry Masters

June 15, 2015

Pomona, NY – It is long past the era of the once popular Zoot Suit, but for a few days during July, the American Zoot Shooters will be representing Auto-Ordnance, a division of Kahr Firearms Group. They will Zoot suit up to shoot the world famous “Tommy Gun” and the Auto-Ordnance WWII era 1911 handguns during the Shooting Industry Masters July 24-25 at Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kansas.

In a “Thompson Shoot-Out” Side Match, the Zoot Shooters team which includes: Steve Fowler “G Man”, Jason Huss “The Hustler”, and Henning Wallgren “The Undertaker”, will shoot at steel targets using Auto-Ordnance’s Thompson 1927A, “Tommy Gun”, as well as Thompson 1911 pistols, while fully attired in the Zoot Suit made famous during the 1920s to the 1940s. In addition, there will be a raffle for a Thompson T150D package which, besides the rifle, also includes a 30 rd. stick, a 50 round drum and a violin case. The proceeds from the raffle will support the First Shots program.

Also representing the Kahr Firearms Group, will be a 4-man team from Magnum Research including: Joby Goerges, director of manufacturing, Jim Tertin, R&D engineer, Brett Pikula, manufacturing lead, and Jesse Tertin, gunsmith. “We have all been in competitions before, but this is our first time at the Shooting Industry Masters, says Jim Tertin. “We feel that we have assembled a great shooting team to represent Magnum Research and we are really looking forward to this great opportunity to compete with other industry professionals in a fun environment.”

 

Magnum Research® Introduces Exciting Animal Print Desert Eagles

Desert Eagle Kryptek Highlander
DE44KH
Desert Eagle Snakeskin
DE50DS

May 11, 2015

Pomona, NY – In February of this year, Magnum Research introduced the first in a series of animal print Desert Eagles. Following in the success of the Cheetah print, which is now sold out, MRI is now introducing their latest two animal prints, the Kryptek® Highlander and the Snakeskin, available in either .50 AE or .44 Mag.

“Our Desert Eagle in the Cheetah print was a huge success” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales of Marketing. “We introduced it to our dealers early in the year, and it sold out very quickly shortly thereafter. It just proves that gun enthusiasts have a growing interest in something a little different from the norm to show off at the gun range.”

The two new designs, the Kryptek® Highlander and the Snakeskin patterns utilize a water transfer method. It has been extensively tested for durability and has proven to be very tough; even cleaning solvents and acetone will not soften or damage the finish.

The Desert Eagle .50 AE is a gas-operated, semi-automatic pistol with a 7-round capacity in .50 AE and 8-round capacity in .44 Magnum. Both guns measure 10.75” in length with a 6” barrel. Slide width is 1.25”, height 6.25” and the weight with an empty magazine is approximately 4 lbs. 5.8 oz. in .50 AE, and 4 lbs. 6.6 oz. in the .44 Mag. It has a trigger reach of 2.75” and a sight radius of 8.5” with the 6” barrel. The construction of the Desert Eagle utilizes the latest CNC machine technology providing exacting specifications with tight tolerances creating a work of art in a precision firearm. The grip is anatomically formed and provides an ideal hand seating angle for two-handed shooting allowing for comfortable, rapid and accurate firing. The Weaver style accessory rail easily allows for aftermarket optics and scope rings.

The limited edition Kryptek® Highlander and Snakeskin print Desert Eagles are only available while supplies last. Please visit your favorite dealer today to purchase it in either .50 AE or .44 Magnum. Please watch for additional animal patterns which will be introduced later in the year.

The MSRP on either of the new patterns for the Desert Eagle is $1793 for the .50 AE or the .44 Magnum.

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Frank Harris, Kahr's Sales VP, is one proud papa as his son Sgt. David Harris receives Bronze Star for 2012 battle in Helmand Province

April 21, 2015


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A New Walnut Stock for Magnum Research® .22 Semi-Auto Rifles

April 7, 2015

MLR22BW
MLR22BW
MLR22WMBW
MLR22WMBW

Pomona, NY – USA based, Magnum Research, Inc. (MRI) has upgraded their Magnum Lite® .22LR and .22WMR semi-auto rifles with a new Barracuda American Black Walnut gun stock. The new stock replaces the heavier laminate stocks which included: Barracuda Pepper, Nutmeg and Forest Camo.

The Magnum Lite MLR22BW and MLR22WMBW with the black walnut stock includes: a lightweight thumbhole design, a comb height designed for comfort and a height that easily accommodates optics. It also features a semi-palm swell of both sides of the pistol grip and a molded-to-fit rubber butt plate. The polished walnut stock gives the .22 rifle a sleek, impressive new look. Both rifles are 100% made in the USA.

The new rifles will be equipped with the Magnum Lite® revolutionary patented graphite bull barrel, exclusive to Magnum Research. The patented uni-directional graphite fibers, parallel to the bore axis, result in a barrel with 6x the stiffness of the equivalent weight of steel. The lighter barrel weight (from 13-16 oz. depending on barrel length) is easier to handle and will dissipate heat up to 43% faster than steel. The result is extremely accurate rimfire performance in both .22LR and .22WMR.

Additional features of the MLR22 include: .22LR and .22WMR Bentz target chamber designed specifically for semi-automatics, full floating barrel for maximum accuracy, CNC-machined receiver from 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum forging with an integral Weaver-type rail for optics, and a black anodized finish. The MLR22BW weighs only 69.3 ounces, has a barrel length of 17 inches, and an overall length of 35.5 inches. The MLR22WMBW weighs 71.2 ounces, has a barrel length of 19 inches, and an overall length of 37.5 inches.

This rifle utilizes the Ruger® 10/22® trigger group and 10/22® rotary magazines. MRI bolts are manufactured and machined from heat-treated and thoroughly hardened 4140 steel with minimum headspace for better accuracy.

MSRP for the MLR22BW is $824.00 and the MLRWMBW is $941.00.

 

Magnum Research® Premiers New Baby Desert Eagle III Series

April 1, 2015

Baby DE III Steel Frame, BE99153R
Steel Frame, Full Size
BE99153R (9mm)
Baby DE III Steel Frame, BE99153RS
Steel Frame, Semi-compact
BE99153RS (9mm)
Baby DE III Polymer Frame, BE99153RL
Polymer Frame, Full Size
BE99153RL (9mm)
Baby DE III Polymer Frame, BE99153RSL
Polymer Frame, Semi-compact
BE99153RSL (9mm)

Pomona, NY – This year, marks the 30th anniversary of Magnum Research, so now was the perfect time to introduce a new and improved look to the Baby Desert Eagle III. The new series is sleeker and features an upgraded refreshing new design.

The Baby Desert Eagle is known by the industry as having one of the most reliable mechanisms in the world, and this is evident in the new Baby DE III Series as well. It features a precision land and groove match barrel, ambidextrous teardrop-shaped decocking mechanism on the slide, smoother trigger pull, fully interchangeable magazines with all Baby Desert Eagle II models, and a reversible magazine catch for either left- or right-handed shooters. The integral tactical accessory rail makes it ideal for a variety of laser and light accessories.

Magnum Research has also trimmed down the slide and frame making its shape even more like its big brother, the Desert Eagle, and the trimmer design gives it a lighter weight than previous Baby Desert Eagle II models.

The Baby DE III can be purchased in polymer or steel frame, full size or semi-compact, and in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP calibers. The full-size 9mm pistol with the steel frame weighs just 38.0 oz., measures 8” in overall length, with a 4.43” barrel length, and slide width of 1.31”. It measures 5.375” in height. The steel frame and slide are produced from high quality carbon steel with an attractive matte black oxide finish. The Baby DE III can also be purchased in a polymer frame with a black finish.

Other features include a double/single action (DA/SA) trigger with a 12 lb. trigger pull (DA), or 4 lb. for single action. The rifling is right-hand twist 6 lands and grooves, and combat-type, white three dot fixed sights. The Baby DE III ships with two magazines. MSRP for the Baby Desert Eagle III will range from $646 to $691 depending on which model it is.

Magnum Research will formally introduce the Baby Desert Eagle III at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville on April 10-12, 2015. Stop by the Kahr Firearms Group booth #2049 and check them out. Magnum Research will start shipping the Baby DE III polymer frame in June and the steel frame will begin shipping in September.

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Kahr Firearms Group TV Commercial 2015

March 27, 2015

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Still Playing Landlord to Black Bear Family

March 26, 2015


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Pomona, NY – Last year, as things were just beginning to show signs of spring, Kahr Firearms Group stumbled across a bear den on their newly acquired 620-acre parcel of land. The den was home to a very underweight sow and one cub. That bear den was located just 400 yards from where the construction crew was about to begin with the excavation for the new Kahr Firearms Group offices in Pike County, Pennsylvania. The bear was tagged with a radio collar, tests were drawn on the bears, and they were returned to their den.

Now, it is one year later and the Pennsylvania Game Commission once again reached out to Kahr Firearms Group to gain permission to check on the status of the sow and her cub. Using tracking devices, they located the sow in a new den, just a little farther away from the ongoing construction site. Kahr is happy to report that this year, the sow is far healthier and she has expanded her family to 4 cubs. Unfortunately, there was no luck in locating the cub from last year. Game Officers believe that the cub from 2014 did not survive.

“The Pennsylvania Game Commission ran new tests on the sow and we were pleased to hear that Mama and her entire family were healthy after enduring the long, hard winter,” said Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group. “In 2013, when we purchased this land in Pike County, PA, one of the most appealing aspects was the vast wilderness it provided. We appreciate and respect that it is home to bears, coyotes, small game, and birds and hope that they all stick around when we move into our new headquarters in a couple months.”

The new Kahr Firearms Group corporate headquarters is expected to be finished in May of this year. Once the move is completed, they will close down all operations in New York. Their manufacturing plants in Pillager, Minnesota and Worcester, Massachusetts will remain in operation indefinitely.

 

Magnum Research® Goes Wild with Desert Eagle Cheetah

February 10, 2015

Desert Eagle Cheetah
DE44C

Pomona, NY – For 30 years, the iconic Desert Eagle has been referred to as a “beast”. Now, more than ever, it looks like one too. Whether you prefer stainless steel, titanium, gold, chrome, nickel or bronze, the Desert Eagle has a finish for everyone. Now, for a limited time, the Desert Eagle can be purchased in a Cheetah print.

“We always have had a tremendous amount of interest among fans of the Desert Eagle every time we introduce a new pattern or finish” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales of Marketing. “The introduction of the Cheetah print was something our dealers thought would appeal to collectors and also those people who just want a more wild finish on their DE.”

The new Cheetah finish on the Desert Eagle .50 AE and .44 Mag, utilizes a water transfer method. It has been extensively tested for durability and has proven to be very tough; even cleaning solvents and acetone will not soften or damage the finish

The Desert Eagle .50 AE is a gas-operated, semi-automatic pistol with a 7-round capacity in .50 AE and 8-round capacity in .44 Magnum. Both guns measure 10.75” in length with a 6” barrel, or 14.75” in a 10” barrel. Slide width is 1.25”, height 6.25” and the weight with an empty magazine is approximately 4 lbs. 5.8 oz. in .50 AE, and 4 lbs. 6.6 oz. in the .44 Mag. It has a trigger reach of 2.75” and a sight radius of 8.5” with the 6” barrel. The construction of the Desert Eagle utilizes the latest CNC machine technology providing exacting specifications with tight tolerances creating a work of art in a precision firearm. The grip is anatomically formed and provides an ideal hand seating angle for two-handed shooting allowing for comfortable, rapid and accurate firing. The Weaver style accessory rail easily allows for aftermarket optics and scope rings.

The limited edition Cheetah print Desert Eagle is only available while supplies last. Please visit your favorite dealer today to purchase it in either .50 AE or .44 Magnum.

The MSRP on the Cheetah print Desert Eagle is $1793 for either the .50 AE or the .44 Magnum.

 

Kahr Firearms Group® to Attend Great American Outdoor Show

February 2, 2015

Pomona, NY – USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce that they will be among the 1,000 exhibitors attending the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA February 7-15, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. This is the first time that Kahr Firearms Group has attended the event.

During the Show, there will be a Business Opportunity Luncheon at the Expo Center on February 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 PM in the second floor VIP room. The luncheon is sponsored by the Pike County Economic Development Authority, Wayne Economic Development Corporation and the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon is by invitation only.

The Great American Outdoor Show is expected to attract approximately 500,000 visitors over the course of its 9-day run. The Show is a long-standing family tradition and celebrates the outdoor traditions of hunting, fishing, boating, camping and shooting sports.

Kahr Firearms Group will be exhibiting a vast array of their firearms from all three of their brands; Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance. Stop by booth #557 and get a sneak peak at the 2nd generation of Kahr pistols called the Gen2 Series. Also new for this year are the all stainless steel Desert Eagles.

 

Updated Construction Photos from Kahr's New Facility in Northeast PA

February 2, 2014



 

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