Pomona, NY – In 2014, when Kahr Firearms Group purchased their 620-acre parcel of land for the new corporate headquarters, they knew that some of their new “neighbors” in the wooded acreage would be home to various species of wildlife. Much to their delight, a sow bear and her cubs would find all the comforts of home less than 400 yards from the corporate building.
For the third year since Kahr Firearms Group acquired the land, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has come out to check the vitals on the sow that they actually collared in 2006.
Last year, we reported that the sow was healthy and that she had given birth to 4 cubs. Sadly, those 4 cubs did not live, so this year, mama bear gave birth to two adorable cubs, now weighing in at 5 lbs.
Upon receiving permission from Kahr Firearms Group to enter the property and check on the status of the bears, the sow was located using a tracking device and was then darted with a sedative. While the Pennsylvania Game Commission officer collected blood, hair and vitals on the sow, the officer handed over the two cubs to Kahr personnel in order to keep them warm while outside of the den and away from their mom.
“Everyone loves a good bear story, and at Kahr, we feel like these bears add so much interest to this beautiful piece of property where we go to work every day” said Frank Harris, VP of Sales & Marketing. “Every year, a small group of us gather around the Pennsylvania Game Commission officer eager to once again see how our bear neighbor is doing and what offspring she gave birth to over the winter. Sadly, the two previous years she had lost her cubs due to her ailing health and also natural predators, but we were thrilled to see two more this year. We respect the animals of this forest and are so grateful that in spite of our busy office this has not disturbed her and she has decided to stay for the duration.”
The new Kahr Firearms Group corporate headquarters was finished in 2015 and the office in Pomona, NY was closed.
Greeley, PA – Auto-Ordnance is proud to introduce an exciting and classy look to their century-old Thompson, historically referred to as the “Chicago Typewriter”. The Thompson 1927A-1 semi-automatic carbine is now offered in a Titanium Gold finish and also a Polished Chrome.
Either of these time-honored reproduction semi-auto carbines will undoubtedly impress your friends when you take it out to the shooting range. These guns are offered in .45 ACP and have a 16.5” finned barrel (18” with compensator), with a 1 in 16 right-hand twist. The frame is constructed in steel with either a Titanium Gold finish or a Polished Chrome finish. The gun weighs 13 lbs. and has an overall length of 41”. Other features include a pinned in front blade and an open rear adjustable sight. The stock is fixed and is made from luxurious American Walnut and has a vertical foregrip. These two new models each ship with one 50-round drum and one 20-round stick magazine. The magazines too are plated in either polished gold or chrome.
“The uniquely iconic look combined with the history of the ‘Tommy Gun’ have always had an extremely strong appeal among gun owners” said Frank Harris, VP of Sales and Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “We introduced these at SHOT Show this year and people were lining up just to have their picture taken holding one of our new polished finish Thompsons. We really expect the gold and chrome finishes on the Thompson 1927A-1 to be popular with the gun community – especially among collectors.”
Both the Titanium Gold (Model Number T150DTG) and the Polished Chrome (model number T150DCR) carbines are shipped in a protective hard case which features both the distinctive Thompson logo and the words, “Chicago Typewriter”. To truly capture the 1920s gangster era, an aftermarket violin case can be ordered for the Gold or Polished Chrome Tommy Gun. For a limited time only, the introductory MSRP is $2963 for either the Polished Chrome or the Titanium Gold. The cost of the violin case is an additional $221.00.
Greeley, PA – For the second consecutive year, Kahr Firearms Group is proud to be a sponsor of the IDPA West Virginia Championship. The event will take place at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV June 3-5, 2016.
“Last year, Kahr Firearms Group was a contributing sponsor of the IDPA Championship. The 2015 event drew in over 150 shooters, and we really appreciated the opportunity to share our pistols with this talented group of shooters. This year, we decided to become a title sponsor so we could offer even more support to IDPA” said Frank Harris, VP of Sales & Marketing, Kahr Firearms Group. “We are proud to sponsor an event that brings together some of the top defensive pistol shooting enthusiasts in the world. This championship brings together civilians, law enforcement, federal agents, retired military, and also some international shooters. It is a fun event to attend and a great organization for us to support.”
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) has clubs throughout the USA and internationally. The focus of IDPA is to hone sport-based defensive handgun shooting skills and give shooters with mid-level to expert shooting skills an opportunity to compete against each other in various divisions for rankings.
“The 2016 match will improve over last year by adding even more props, movers, vehicles, challenging stage designs, and better Safety Officer incentives” stated IDPA Match Director, Cody Claxton. “With Kahr as our title sponsor, we will also have even more great guns to give away. It will be a truly fun event for everyone.”
“There will be 7 divisions in total at the match and shooters will participate in 12 defensive handgun stages of fire” stated Cole McCulloch, President Peacemaker National Training Center. “Each stage is based on real time defensive concealed carry scenarios involving moving targets, vehicles and even an airplane. The event is open free of charge to spectators. We are thrilled that Kahr Firearms Group is our title sponsor this year. Kahr pistols are ideal because they are highly concealable, practical and fit the Compact Carry Pistol and Back Up Gun Divisions now offered in IDPA.
Greeley, PA – For more than 100 years, the “Chicago Typewriter”, the time-honored submachine gun, has been a favorite among collectors and shooting enthusiasts. Now, Kahr Firearms Group has given the semi-auto version a more authentic look with the introduction of their new barrel design on the Thompson T1-14 carbine. With a barrel length of just 16.5”, it is 1.5” shorter than the existing T1 models with the 18” barrels.
The .45 ACP caliber T1-14 has a permanently affixed Cutts compensator which lengthens the finned barrel length to 16.5”, and puts the overall length for the carbine at 39”from buttstock to muzzle. The BATFE recently approved the permanently affixed Cutts compensator as a part of the barrel. The pinned Cutts compensator offered on the 18” barrel models are not considered part of the barrel. This model also features a blade front and open rear adjustable sight and weighs 12.5 lbs. The fixed stock is crafted in luxurious polished American Walnut and has a vertical foregrip. MSRP is $1,461.
Another addition to the shorter barrel 1927A-1 collection is the T1B-14, which specs the same as the T1-14, but instead of a walnut fixed stock, it comes with a detachable buttstock with vertical foregrip. Both models are available in .45 ACP and ship with one 20-round stick magazine. The MSRP on the T1B-14 is $1,910.
Range365.com by Barbara Baird
They dress up as gangsters, cops, flappers, and other types from the Prohibition era. They use guns from that period, and compete while in costume. They say they’re “bringing back the Roaring Twenties!”
I’d heard about the members of the American Zoot Shooters Association (AZSA), but I didn’t expect to run into any of them.
It was a hot mid-summer day at the 2015 Industry Masters, an event held to raise funds for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s First Shots program. This year’s event took place in Kansas, near the Oklahoma border, where temperatures hovered around 100 degrees, and the humidity spiked quickly into the soaking-wet zone.
Most of the handgun, rifle, and shotgun shooters were wearing shorts, t-shirts or shooting shirts, ball caps and cooling neck wraps … except for the three guys from Colorado wearing three-piece zoot suits. They even had ties and period hats from the Roaring Twenties. The Masters’ theme centered on the 1920s, so it was fitting that the AZSA showed up to run a side match that featured Tommy guns and single-stack Model 1911 pistols.
Greeley, PA – Kahr Firearms Group is proud to be a Sponsor of the NRA World Shooting Championship. The event will take place at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengarry, West Virginia, September, 24 – 26.
The 3-day event challenges shooting enthusiasts to compete in 12 separate shooting stages to earn the title of World Shooting Champion. Competitors will be provided with all ammunition and firearms to keep the competition on a level playing field while they compete for more than $250,000 in cash and prizes.
At the .22 rifle stage, competitors will be using the Magnum Research MLR22ATUT. This .22 caliber rifle is one of the newer products from Magnum Research. The rifle features the new high-tech, modular tensioned-type, 18-1/2” long Ultra Barrel. It utilizes a superior quality of steel for the barrel, attached to a stainless steel breech and muzzle caps inside a thin-walled aluminum construction. The MLR22ATUT measures 36-5/8” in length and weighs just 4 lbs. 8 oz. This model can also accommodate a suppressor and has muzzle threads of ½ x 28. Other features include: 1 in 16 twist, Bentz chamber, a black polymer ambidextrous thumbhole stock design with a comb designed for scopes, integral Weaver-type scope mount base on the receiver, and an extended magazine release. The rifle retails for $596.00.
In a separate side-match, Kahr Firearms Group will give shooters the opportunity to shoot the soon-to-be-released Gen2 Series 9mm pistol. The TP90R935 is a 9mm pistol measuring 7.5” in overall length, has a 5” barrel, an overall height of 5.08” and weighs just 20.52 oz. The TP90R935 has an 8-round capacity. It is equipped with TruGlo® rear and front night sights. The model used for the side-match will be fit with a Leupold® Deltapoint ™ reflex sight. Kahr plans to start shipping the new Gen2 Series beginning in November 2015.
For more information on the NRA World Shooting Championship, go to https://home.nra.org/events/document/nra-world-shooting-championship.