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Thursday, 21 December 2017 / Published in Company News

Greeley, PA – Auto-Ordnance is proud to announce the new TIG series Thompson, available in January 2018. The model is the classic 1927-A1 Deluxe Carbine .45ACP and will ship with a 20 round stick magazine. Only 1000 of these special edition Tommy Guns will be made. Engravings on each Tommy Gun will include its number in the series, the TIG logo, TIG’s signature and the Beyond the Battlefield logo.

This limited edition firearm will be available in January 2018. The first 50 guns (#1 – #50) will be sold as three gun sets. It will include this Auto Ordnance Tommy Gun along with the Kahr ST9 TIG model, and the Magnum Research Desert Eagle TIG model. These three gun sets will also include the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, autographed by John “TIG” Tiegen; co-author, American hero, former GRS Operator and survivor of the attacks.

The MSRP for the T1-TIGSE model is $1544.

Portions of the proceeds from the sale of each firearm will be donated to the Beyond the Battlefield (BTB) Foundation by Kahr Firearms Group, the parent company of Thompson / Auto-Ordnance.

Beyond the Battlefield is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that John “TIG” Tiegen and his wife Margaret founded in 2017. Its mission is to provide support for wounded veterans as they face the many challenges encountered during rehabilitation, the healing process and reintegration into everyday life.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017 / Published in Company News

Greeley, PA – 
Our staff along with John “TIG” Tiegen, member of the Benghazi Annex Security team, hero of the Benghazi attack and co-author of the book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi”, developed a collaboration project to help support veteran foundations across the country.

In staying with the “13 Hours” theme, the project offers 13 Special Edition Magnum Research .50AE Desert Eagle’s featuring the Kryptek Typhon pattern, and engravings of the TIG logo, TIG’s signature and the Beyond the Battlefield logo – the foundation TIG and his wife Margaret recently founded. Each pistol is numbered 1 through 13.

To date four of the guns have been auctioned around the country and raised nearly $40,000 for the Veteran Foundations they were offered to. Below is a list of those who have, or will receive, one of these special firearms, each personally chosen by TIG.

#1 Halo for Freedom –
#2 Valor Clinic –
#3 The Journey Home Project –
#4 The Glen “Bub” Doherty Foundation –
#5 Vacations for Warriors –
#6 Wishes For Warriors –
#7 Tyrone “S” Woods Wrestling Foundation –
#8 Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes –
#9 American Military Family –
#10 Hunts for Healing –
#11 The Reveille Project –
#12 American Valor Foundation –
#13 Beyond the Battlefield

“It’s awesome to be working with Kahr Firearms Group to provide these special edition Desert Eagles to 13 different organizations. For me, it’s an honor to be in a position where I can help other veteran foundations raise awareness and money for the many different causes they represent”, stated John “TIG” Tiegen.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 / Published in Company News

Greeley, PA – Kahr Firearms Group (KFG) is proud to announce that they have promoted Jodi DePorter to Director of Marketing for the firearms group. DePorter will assume her new duties beginning October 1, 2017.

DePorter had recently been the National Sales Manager for Kahr Firearms Group and has been with the company since 2006. Prior to that, she held marketing positions at both ArmaLite and Springfield Armory. In her new role at Kahr Firearms Group, she will be responsible for all marketing services for the three brands: Kahr, Thompson/Auto Ordnance and Magnum Research. Jodi will oversee all public relations, media, marketing, as well as working with gun writers on field and test firearm evaluations.

“Jodi has always demonstrated her willingness to do whatever is necessary for the company to succeed” stated Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing. “She has an extremely strong knowledge of firearms and understands the ebb and flow of our industry as well. In the years that I have worked with her, she has been a great asset to the Kahr Firearms Group.”

According to DePorter, “As the national sales manager at KFG I really enjoyed working with our sales team and with our many dealers and distributors. It has been a very rewarding experience, and from that experience, it will truly help me as I step into my new role in marketing. I feel confident that my strengths in sales will also prove useful in my role as the director of marketing.”

To reach Jodi, contact her at [email protected].

Thursday, 21 September 2017 / Published in Company News

Greeley, PA – Kahr Arms is proud to announce their title sponsorship of the Kahr Arms Defensive Challenge & Demo Day. The event will take place October 14th and 15th at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV.

The event is an inexpensive and unique opportunity for participants to competitively shoot pistols and pistol carbines in a variety of simulated defensive situations without the confines of an overly complex set of rules or regulations. Over two days, the match will include 6 divisions and 8-stages, each with various scenarios. The stages will replicate IDPA, will be shot on IDPA targets, but without the restrictive IDPA cover and limiting rules. Each of the 6 divisions will include challenges utilizing movement, distance, position, and concealment. Each stage will only require 16-rounds properly placed in paper or steel to complete, however, the maximum rounds fired are not limited.

Among the stages are: PCC, using any caliber carbine chambered in .380, 9mm, .38, .357, .40, and .45 calibers. Open which requires any handgun with any or all of the following; optics, compensator, or a magazine greater than 140mm. Limited is for any handgun with double stack magazine up to 140mm and iron sights. The Single Stack is for any handgun with single stack magazine and iron sights. Compact Carry is for any handgun with double stack magazine and a barrel length 4-inches or shorter. Lastly, Sub-Compact Carry is for any handgun with single stack magazine and a barrel length 4-inches or shorter with 10-round or less magazine capacity. A minimum of 128-rounds in total will be required for the match. Participants will need to provide their own firearms and ammunition.

Participants will have the added opportunity of trying out a variety of Kahr Firearms Group guns, including: Desert Eagle .50 caliber, Tommy Gun, M1 Carbine. Baby Desert Eagle, 1911s and also a variety of Kahr Arms concealment and carry handguns.

Kahr has donated 7 firearms from the Kahr Firearms Group product line as prizes. If a participant completes every stage of the match, they qualify for the prize table.

Peacemaker National Training Center just announced that they have lowered the entry fee to $25.00 for the two-day event.

To learn more about the Kahr Arms Defensive Challenge and Demo Day visit,

Thursday, 07 September 2017 / Published in Company News

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 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.


Thursday, 24 August 2017 / Published in Company News

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.”