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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

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Introduces the Thompson® 9mm

August 24, 2017

Greeley, PA – History was made in 1915 when John T. Thompson introduced the first portable hand-held automatic weapon commonly referred to as the “Tommy Gun”, also coined the “Chicago Typewriter”. It has always been manufactured in .45 ACP, and now, Kahr Firearms Group is proud to introduce the Deluxe model Thompson in 9mm. This is the first time in over 100 years that the Thompson has been manufactured in the smaller caliber

The Thompson 9mm model T5-9L20 features all the classic details that John Thompson so meticulously put into the original. The frame and receiver are machined from a solid billet of aluminum and the buttstock, grip and vertical fore grip are all made from American Walnut. The 9mm is offered with one 20-round stick. The finned barrel measures 16.5 inches and 18 inches with the compensator. Overall length is 41 inches. It features a front blade sight and an open rear adjustable. The MSRP is $1,364.

“Fans of the Thompson product line have been asking about a 9mm for a number of years,” stated Frank Harris, VP Sales and Marketing. “We took our time to make sure that we got it perfect before we introduced it to the market. We really think that this 9mm Thompson is going to be a hit with shooting enthusiasts across the globe.”

 

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.”

 

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

 

Black Bear thanks its biggest donors

December 28, 2016 / Pike County Courier

From left: Frank Harris of Kahr Firearms Group,
the festival's biggest sponsor in 2016, with Will Voelkel and Bob Keiber

Milford, PA – The Black Bear Film Festival recently honored its top business sponsors and private patrons with "certificates of gratitude."

“We are grateful to each and every one of our supporters, and we are especially pleased to recognize our biggest donors,” said Bob Keiber, the festival's incoming executive director. “All of them made Black Bear Film Festival 2016 a big success by allowing us to honor the traditions of Black Bear while initiating many new programs that engage young people and the community at large in new and exciting ways.”

The festival honored Barbara Buchanan for her outstanding contributions as the founding member of the new Patrons Den membership club, and Frank Harris of Kahr Firearms, its biggest business sponsor in 2016.

“We are thrilled whenever we have an opportunity to give back to the community,” said Harris as he accepted the honor.

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Michael Bane to appear in Kahr® Booth at SHOT Show

December 15, 2016

Michael Bane

Greeley, PA – Stop by the Kahr Firearms Group booth #15949 during the SHOT Show between 2:00-3:00 PM on Thursday, January 19th to chat with Michael Bane and get an autographed photo.

Michael Bane, noted author, TV personality and producer, is a long-time supporter of the Kahr Firearms Group. His impressive list of credits include: executive producer and scriptwriter of Outdoor Channel’s Gun Stories; executive producer and co-host of The Best Defense on Outdoor Channel; and creator, host and executive producer of Shooting Gallery on Outdoor Channel. He has authored 22 books, countless articles, and also hosts a weekly radio show and video podcast. Throughout the outdoor industry, his dedication to shooting sports has earned him the respect of not only his peers, but the industry as a whole.

Bane has demonstrated a long and much appreciated history of support to Kahr Firearms Group for many years and he will be in the Kahr booth to share his experiences as an avid shooter and fan of Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance products. Stop by and chat with him. He always has a great tale to share.

 

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