Auto-Ordnance News 2012

Auto-Ordnance News 2012

Auto-Ordnance supports Big Hearts under the Big Sky Organization

September 12, 2012

Pearl River, NY – USA based Auto-Ordnance and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research Inc. and Kahr Arms, recently donated the Thompson 1927A-1 to the Big Hearts under the Big Sky Organization.

Founded in 2008, the Big Hearts under the Big Sky (BHUBS) is a charitable organization that works in partnership with Montana Outfitters and Guides Association. Their mission is to provide a Montana outdoor adventure to US servicemen and women, children with life-threatening illnesses, and women fighting breast cancer.

Providing hunting and other outdoor experiences to qualified candidates requires a group effort. BHUBS has teamed up with other charitable organizations to help them achieve their mission. Four national charities have also stepped up; Catch-a-Dream Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Casting for Recovery, and Hunt of a Lifetime.

The donation from Auto-Ordnance is in keeping with the theme that parent company, Kahr Arms, started several years ago, to demonstrate their patriotic pride in our US troops as well as other Americans who are fighting life-threatening personal battles here at home.

The Thompson 1927A-1 is the time-honored original “Tommy Gun” reproduced in a more modern version semi-auto. The frame and receiver are machined from solid steel or aluminum and the wood is genuine American walnut. The .45 caliber carbine features a 16-1/2” finned barrel, and the donated model includes a 30 rd stick magazine and a 50 rd drum magazine for the true Tommy Gun experience. BHUBS plans to put the Thompson 1927A-1 up for auction at an upcoming fundraising event in April.

To learn more about the Big Hearts under the Big Sky Program, or to make a donation, please visit www.BigHeartsmt.org or check out the link on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KahrArms.

For questions about this press release, please contact Sheryl Gallup at gallupmedia@comcast.net

 

Kahr Arms Shares a Fish Story

It seems that just about everyone has an interesting “fish” story to share. Recently, Kahr Arms was presented with just such an opportunity and we thought our customers would be interested in this one. Our “fish” story is about a Kahr customer named David Fish.

On February 4, 2012, David Fish, an entertainment executive from Las Vegas, completed an exhausting day at an entertainment conference at the Staples Center in downtown L.A. In spite of the early hour, he decided to head back to his Las Vegas office. It was just after 4:00 a.m. and Mr. Fish was driving his 1999 black Corvette coupe down one of the deadliest highways in America, I-15. He was just about 9 miles into Nevada from the CA/NV border when he came upon another car, swerved to avoid hitting him, lost control of his Corvette, did a 360° spin, and slammed into the guardrail at approximately 60-70 mph. The driver of the car that he had swerved to avoid hitting sped up and left the scene.

David had been ejected from the rear hatch window of his Corvette and had landed 35 feet onto the north side of I-15. He was unconscious and was perilously laying in the fast lane. Another driver coming across the scene, called 911 and an ambulance was dispatched. When the ambulance arrived at the hospital, David was treated for a broken neck (C2 and T1-T5), 3 broken ribs, 24 stitches in the back of his head, broken left leg, 28 staples below the knee that wrap around his left leg, loss of 8 nails between toes and fingers, and a deflated lung. The next few months he endured the pain and swelling, but also healing and physical therapy. Six months later he is sharing his story with us as a survivor.

 

Mr. Fish brought his story to Kahr because he thought we might be interested to hear about another victim of the accident – his Kahr P9 which he had purchased just a few months earlier. Trooper Eric A. Mulkey of the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command unit best described what he found at the scene of the accident. Mr. Fish had already been taken to UMC-Vegas by ambulance when Trooper Mulkey arrived at 4:45 a.m.

The Corvette was still melded to the guardrail and was heavily damaged. Debris from the car was strewn across all 3 northbound lanes, the center median and the right shoulder of I-15. As Trooper Mulkey began to mark roadway evidence, he was surprised when he picked up the body of what appeared to be a pistol magazine. As he further marked the roadway, he located the magazine spring and follower, as well as several rounds of unfired 9mm. These components were all located about 65 feet northwest of the Corvette. Trooper Mulkey continued to walk the roadway and located the Kahr P9 in the fast lane, some 170-175 feet from the car. It was no longer in its holster and it was evident by the scratches and gouges that the firearm had been run over by northbound traffic numerous times. When he picked up the gun, he was surprised to find that he was still able to clear the gun and lock the slide.

“As a Lead Firearms Instructor for 14 years, and a Certified Armorer for the Division for 10 years, I was curious about the functionality of the gun,” stated Trooper Mulkey. “I was amazed that the only visible damage was a crack to an internal support within the polymer grip. The slide was still easily manipulated without any binding. The trigger and striker system appeared functional, as well as all the external controls. The condition of the firearm under these extreme circumstances is really a testament to the quality of these pistols. I myself am familiar with the Kahr K40, K9 and the PM9 and I have always been very impressed with their design and accuracy.”

After Trooper Mulkey returned the P9 to its owner, David Fish took the gun out to the gun range to test fire it. Mr. Fish reported, “After replacing the broken clip, even with the grip cracked, I found the P9 shot remarkably well.” He then shipped it back to Kahr Arms to be repaired.

When Kahr received the P9, the only damage was an internal supporting member on the inside of the grip. The frame was replaced on the gun but the top half of the P9 was not damaged.

We provide this update on Mr. Fish. His surgeons have told him that the surgery he was scheduled for to fuse his C-2 and C-3, followed by months of wearing a halo has been canceled indefinitely. He is healing well and his pain is diminishing. As for the P9, it is now back in the hands of its original owner.

We give a special thanks to Mr. Fish and Trooper Mulkey for sharing this harrowing experience with Kahr.

 
The P9 was run over numerous times by large tractor trailers and the only damage was to the internal support in the magazine well.
The gun cycled and functioned perfectly except the magazine would not release due to the damaged internal support, there was no internal damage to the slide or the barrel.

 

Kahr Arms continues their support of U.S. troops

June 4, 2012

Pearl River, NY – USA based Kahr Arms and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research Inc. and Auto Ordnance, has made a donation to the Armor 4 Troops Foundation.

The mission of Armor 4 Troops Foundation is to provide critical equipment and services to U.S. troops, as well as providing financial assistance to the families of critically wounded soldiers. Kahr Arms has donated a Thompson 1927A-1 Deluxe model to the organization. The rifle will be added to a raffle which will help in the funding of the Foundation’s mission.

The donation from Kahr is in keeping with the theme that they started several years ago, to demonstrate their patriotic pride in our US soldiers. Both the Kahr Arms and Magnum Research product catalogs and websites are dedicated to the brave men and women in our Armed Forces. The Kahr Arms family of firearms is committed to producing “All American” products by sourcing components here in the US and providing manufacturing jobs to American workers, keeping our country strong and free.

To learn more about the Armor 4 Troops Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit www.armor4troops.org or check out the link on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KahrArms.

For questions about this release, please contact Sheryl Gallup at gallupmedia@comcast.net

 

Tim Pearce Joins Kahr Arms


Tim Pearce

May 31, 2012

Pearl River, NY – USA based Kahr Arms and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research Inc. and Auto Ordnance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Pearce as their new director of Customer Service and Consumer Sales.

Pearce’s experience in the firearms industry spans more than 15 years and includes customer support, product management, logistics management and also working as a gunsmith. Most recently, Tim had been the Product and Customer Support Manager at FNH USA.

In addition to his role as director of Customer Service for Kahr Arms, Tim will also use his expertise to expand the functions of both the Web Shop Parts, Accessories Sales and Custom Shop departments. Pearce will begin his new position effective May 31.

For questions about this release, please contact Sheryl Gallup at gallupmedia@comcast.net

 

Kahr Arms donates $50,000 to Wounded Warrior Project

May 21, 2012

Pearl River, NY – USA based Kahr Arms and the family of firearms that also includes Magnum Research Inc. and Auto Ordnance, recently made a $50,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Founded in 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid of the needs of injured service members. Through unique programs and services, the WWP assists our injured military men and women as they rebuild their lives. Thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment.

The donation from Kahr is in keeping with the theme that they started several years ago, to demonstrate their patriotic pride in our US soldiers. Both the Kahr Arms and Magnum Research product catalogs and websites are dedicated to the brave men and women in our Armed Forces. The Kahr Arms family of firearms is committed to producing “All American” products by sourcing components here in the US and providing manufacturing jobs to American workers, keeping our country strong and free.

To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project, or to make a donation, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org or check out the link on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KahrArms.

To learn more about Kahr Arms, visit www.kahr.com. For questions about this release, please contact Sheryl Gallup at gallupmedia@comcast.net

 

Magnum Research, Inc. offers updated website

May 1, 2012

Pearl River, NY – USA based Magnum Research, manufacturers of the Desert Eagle, Baby Desert Eagle,  BFR revolvers and Magnum Lite .22 Rimfire rifles introduce their newly reconstructed website.

The new website offers improved graphics, a complete breakdown of dealers and wholesalers by state, an online store complete with product specs and pricing, an accessories and parts page, and a Q&A page.  For entertainment, check out some fun MRI videos and a complete list of movies that have featured MRI products.

“The new website better represents the diversity of our product line and demonstrates our commitment to keeping Magnum Research a USA based company”, said Frank Harris, VP of sales and marketing.  “We made the website more graphically appealing and made it far more maneuverable than our previous website.”

Please check out the new website at www.magnumresearch.com.

 

NRA Show 2012

April 12-15, 2012 at America’s Center, St. Louis, MO
Slideshow


 

Kahr® Arms introduces new German Language Website

March 15, 2012

PEARL RIVER, NY – USA based Kahr Arms, manufacturers of innovative concealed carry pistols since 1994, is proud to announce that the German version of their website is now available. “With the expansion of Kahr Arms and Auto-Ordnance products in European markets, we wanted to specifically address the needs of our Swiss, Austrian and German partners”, stated Frank Harris, vice-president of Sales and Marketing. “The new website demonstrates our commitment to our industry partners not only in Germany but throughout Europe as well.”

Through the European website, customers will be able to download the catalog for both Kahr Arms as well as Auto-Ordnance. The website also features specifications and prices for each product, and accessories for Kahr pistols. “The development of the German language website represents a new marketing approach for Kahr Arms and Auto-Ordnance in the European market”, says Wolfgang Schimmel, European sales manager. “We wanted to create a place for potential customers to view information about our companies and product lines. This website is just a start for Kahr; we will continuously develop the website and add new features in the future.”

About Kahr Arms
Kahr is known for designing the smallest possible handguns in four defensive calibers – 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and the .380 ACP. The combination of design, superior materials, and innovative construction makes Kahr the smallest, thinnest, and most reliable full-power compact pistols on the market. Full-size ballistic performance in a diminutive size makes them a perfect choice for men and women.

Please check out the German website at www.kahr-arms.eu. For more information about USA based Kahr Arms, contact customer service at 508-795-3919
To reach Gallup Media Marketing, Inc. contact Sheryl Gallup at 763-300-1132 or by email at gallupmedia@comcast.net

 

SHOT Show 2012

January 17 - 20, 2012 at Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Slideshow
GunsAmerica.com: Kahr SHOT Show 2012 Video - CM40
GunsAmerica.com: Kahr SHOT Show 2012 Video - MLR22AT


 

Gallup Media Marketing Partners with Kahr Arms

March 1, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Gallup Media Marketing, a full-service marketing and media agency, is pleased to announce the addition of Kahr Arms/Auto-Ordnance/Magnum Research Inc. as their newest client. Effective immediately, Gallup Media Marketing will support all media and public relations efforts for the three firearm companies.

“I have been fortunate to represent clients who manufacture products that place them among the leaders in their categories”, stated Sheryl Gallup, president of Gallup Media Marketing. “The three companies in the Kahr Arms family have a reputable history of producing innovative firearms, and I am honored to be selected to represent them.”

“The continued growth that we have experienced with Kahr Arms/Auto-Ordnance, and now the 2010 acquisition of Magnum Research, Inc., has necessitated the need for media and public relations support services”, stated Frank Harris, vice-president of Sales and Marketing. “We selected Gallup Media Marketing because of the level of expertise they offer and their media relationships within our industry.”

About Kahr Arms
Kahr Arms is a USA based manufacturer of high-quality concealed carry pistols since 1994. Kahr is known for designing the smallest possible package in four defensive calibers — 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and the .380 ACP.

About Magnum Research, Inc.
MRI has a 25-year history and Kahr Arms purchased the company in June 2010. MRI is best known for the design and development of the Desert Eagle pistol and the Baby Desert Eagle. The Desert Eagle product line offers gas-operated, semi-automatic pistols which offer customized finishes and a choice of 3 calibers — .50 AE, .44 Mag, and .357 Mag.

About Auto-Ordnance
Auto-Ordnance is the original manufacturer of the most famous gun of the 1920s — the Thompson submachine gun. The “Tommy Gun” was a favorite among the gangsters and lawmen of that era including Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, and the FBI. It was originally developed as an automatic weapon for the American military during World War I. Today, it is a favorite among gun collectors who wish to own a piece of firearm history.

About Gallup Media Marketing
Gallup Media Marketing was established in 2002 and specializes in media, marketing communications, and creative services for the outdoor industry. Sheryl Gallup, president of GMM, is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience — 25 years specific to the outdoor hunting, fishing and conservation markets.

For more information about Kahr Arms, contact customer service at 508-795-3919, or visit the website at www.kahr.com

To reach Gallup Media Marketing, Inc. contact Sheryl Gallup at 763-300-1132 or by email at gallupmedia@comcast.net

 

Kahr's New 15th Edition Brochure is dedicated to our brave American armed services personnel and features Jessica Roberts, Kahr's All American Girl.

January 2012

This year we are dedicating the 15th edition of the Kahr Arms brochure to the brave men and women in our Armed Forces who have been fighting two wars over the last decade on behalf of our country. Our theme, All American, symbolizes our determination to producing an “All American” product by sourcing components here in the US and providing well-paying manufacturing jobs to American workers which helps to keep our country strong and free.

My oldest son was only 14 years old in September 2001 when terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. He is now 24 and has served two tours in Afghanistan thus far and is currently preparing for a third as a member of the Marines' Special Operations. He is proud to serve his country and defend the cause of democracy on our behalf.

These brave men and women are spending countless hours to prepare for the dangers they face in faraway places and while in danger they make incredible sacrifices to keep America free and advance democracy.

Sincere regards,

Frank E. Harris
VP, Sales & Marketing
Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance Corporation and Magnum Research, Inc.

 

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