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Thursday, 01 March 2012 / Published in Company News

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

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

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 / Published in Company News

January 17 – 20, 2012 at Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Sunday, 01 January 2012 / Published in Company News

Download Kahr’s 15th edition brochure

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.

Friday, 11 November 2011 / Published in Company News

Auto-Ordnance Corporation was proud to be a sponsor of the 30th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Freedom Ball “Honoring the Greatest Generation – Our World War II Veterans” in Atlanta.

During the Freedom Ball ceremonies Auto-Ordnance Corporation presented to Sergeant First Class David Mace, of the United States Army, a new M1 .30 Caliber Carbine Paratrooper Model This Carbine is truly a “Piece of American History” produced, using newly manufactured parts, in Worcester, MA, USA. This Carbine represents the firearm designed for U.S. Paratroopers in WWII such as those seen in the HBO’s mini series “Band of Brothers”. Serving as Parade Grand Marshals were James Madio, who portrayed Sgt. Frank Perconte, and Ross McCall, who portrayed Cpl. Joseph Liebgott in the HBO mini-series.

Pictured at the Freedom Ball are the following. Kevin Miller, the Parade President. James Madio and Ross McCall of the “Band of Brothers.” Sgt. First Class David Mace, U.S. Army. Art Moore of Kahr Arms and Auto-Ordnance Corp.

Sunday, 08 May 2011 / Published in Company News

Wayland Warriors Win Third Place at New England Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Spring Championship

The US Coast Guard Academy won today’s New England Scholastic Steel Challenge Collegiate Spring Championship, with the University of Vermont taking second place and the Wayland Warriors in third. Harvard and Yale took fourth and fifth places respectively. Individual Warriors did very well: Jesse Goddard (WHS ‘13) placed 3rd overall, John Monahan (WHS ‘12) placed 6th, Will Gunshenan (WHS ‘13) placed 12th, and Derek Kaufman (WHS ‘11) placed 14th.

In the Scholastic Steel Challenge, young adults aged 12 thru 20 shoot steel targets with 9mm pistols. Good scores require speed and accuracy, and today’s competitors demonstrated plenty of both.

Coach John Gunshenan told the Crier, “A group of Wayland High School kids formed this team 6 weeks ago, and asked me to help coach them. They spent the last 4 weeks preparing for this match. The kids set a goal of beating one team at least, which later progressed to beating Harvard and Yale, which they accomplished. When we started, most kids on our team had never fired a pistol, and some had never fired a gun at all. They’ve all worked hard, and made tremendous progress. taught all the kids and half their parents the Mass-approved Basic Firearms Safety course. Their State Firearms Safety Certificates show that they know how to shoot safely, and today’s results show that they also know how to shoot competitively. The kids had a blast, and we’re thrilled with their progress.”

The team has received a great deal of support from the Scholastic Steel Challenge organization, Kahr, Winchester, Harvard Sportsmen’s Club,,, Smith & Wesson, the Wayland Police Department, Four Seasons Firearms, and gfa Arms Tec.

Several other area groups are in the process of forming Scholastic Steel Challenge teams for their schools. All it takes is a coach, at least four shooters, and a place to shoot. The Scholastic Steel Challenge organization provides all the support necessary to form a successful team. For more information, see

Saturday, 07 May 2011 / Published in Company News

On 6 June 1944, in the face of great adversity, the NCDUs at Omaha Beach managed to blow eight complete gaps and two partial gaps in the German defenses. The NCDUs suffered 31 killed and 60 wounded, a casualty rate of 52%. Meanwhile, the NCDUs at Utah Beach met less intense enemy fire. They cleared 700 yards of beach in two hours, another 900 yards by the afternoon. Casualties at Utah Beach were significantly lighter with 6 killed and 11 wounded. NCDUs became the Underwater Demolition Teams. UDTs saw action in the Pacific theater (WWII), Korea, and Vietnam. In 1962 UDTs formed the first SEAL Teams.