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The Thompson® Chicago Typewriter Turns 100

Greeley, PA – When John T. Thompson first began researching a portable hand-held automatic weapon in 1915 little did he know that he would be changing history forever. Now, 100 years later, the Thompson semi-automatic rifle, also referred to as the Chicago Typewriter, is commonly known to everyone across the globe. ...

Date: March 31, 2016 | Download

Introducing Thompson® Gold and Chrome Versions of the “Chicago Typewriter®

Greeley, PA – Auto-Ordnance is proud to introduce an exciting and classy look to their century-old Thompson, historically referred to as the “Chicago Typewriter®”. The Thompson 1927A-1 semi-automatic carbine is now offered in a Titanium Gold finish and also a Polished Chrome. ...

Date: February 29, 2016 | Download

Kahr Firearms Group® Opens the Doors in Pennsylvania

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. ...

Date: August 12, 2015 | Download

Kahr Firearms Group® Partners with GunDealio

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®. ...

Date: July 8, 2015 | Download

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

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. ...

Date: June 15, 2015 | Download

Kahr® Still Playing Landlord to Black Bear Family

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. ...

Date: March 26, 2015 | Download

Kahr Firearms Group® to Attend Great American Outdoor Show

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. ...

Date: February 2, 2015 | Download

Auto-Ordnance® Introduces the Budget Priced 1911BKO

Pomona, NY – USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce the introduction of the Auto-Ordnance 1911BKO. The 1911BKO is only the second 1911 pistol to be introduced over the past year, following in the footsteps of the successful 1911TC model in stainless steel just last year. ...

Date: December 24, 2014 | Download

Kahr® Firearms Group Breaks New Ground

Pomona, NY – A crowd of over 180 people shared in the celebration on Thursday, May 29th of the official ground-breaking ceremony of the Kahr Firearms Group new headquarters in Blooming Grove Township of Pike County Pennsylvania located in the Pocono region of the state. Justin Moon, CEO, Kahr Firearms Group welcomed Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Jim Cawley to the event which also included a number of key state officials. ...

Date: June 2, 2014 | Download

Kahr's Perfect Combination: Guns and Gold

Pomona, NY – What is better than guns and gold? How about a combination of the two? Show your Kahr pride by adorning yourself with 14k yellow gold jewelry offered exclusively by Kahr Firearms Group™. The complete jewelry collection includes three charms and one bracelet. ...

Date: April 29, 2014 | Download

Kahr Firearms Group Partners with Cabela’s on Two New Custom Offerings

Pomona, NY – One of the trends we are seeing in firearms right now is customization. Kahr Firearms Group has partnered with Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, and is offering exciting new custom designs for two of their best-selling pistols – the Auto-Ordnance 1911 and the Kahr PM9. ...

Date: April 21, 2014 | Download

Kahr® Requests Company Information Change from Wikipedia

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

Date: July 23, 2013 | Download

Kahr® Firearms Group Plans Major Expansion in Pennsylvania

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. ...

Date: July 1, 2013 | Download

Auto-Ordnance® Re-Introduces the Thompson® Custom 1911TC

Pearl River, NY – USA based Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce the re-introduction of the Thompson Custom 1911TC with stainless steel frame and slide. The pistol was first introduced in early 2008 with a limited production run of 100 units. After the 2008 presidential election, production shifted away from the 1911TC in order to meet increasing high demand for concealed carry pistols. Improved manufacturing processes over the past 5 years, including the use of high-precision equipment with fewer set-ups, has reduced the cost to appeal to consumers without sacrificing quality or consistency in the performance. ...

Date: April 26, 2013 | Download

Kahr® Firearms Group Takes Action to Support Gun Rights

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. ...

Date: April 8, 2013 | Download