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Thursday, 23 May 2013 / Published in Company News

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Friday, 26 April 2013 / Published in Company News

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.

The Thompson Custom 1911 frame is made from 420 stainless steel casting and the slide features a solid stainless steel billet. The 1911TC features black low-profile front and rear iron sights that are dovetailed into the slide. The ejection port is flared and the slide has front and rear serrations machined at a slight angle. The mainspring housing is checkered and the front strap is machined checkered at 20 lines per inch. Additional features include an adjustable trigger, combat hammer, full-length recoil guide rod, extended beavertail grip safety; extended magazine release; checkered laminate grips and a checkered slide stop lever.

The .45 ACP has a 5” barrel – length is 8.5” overall and weighs just 39 oz. The 1911TC is shipped with one 7-round magazine. Finishing features include an attractive matte finish on the frame and slide and the markings are laser-engraved, including the distinctive Thompson bullet logo on the slide, and a Thompson bullet logo inlay on the grip. MSRP on the Thompson Custom 1911 stainless frame is $813.00.

Monday, 08 April 2013 / Published in Company News

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.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 / Published in Company News

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

Wednesday, 06 June 2012 / Published in Company News

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.

Monday, 04 June 2012 / Published in Company News

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

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