Greeley, PA – How fast is fast? If you believe that you excel at rapid, but perfectly controlled shooting skills, now is the time to prove it – and earn some nice “swag” while you do it. Kahr Firearms Group (KFG) invites all shooters, 18-years or older, to participate in the KFG 2015 YouTube Video Speed Shooting Contest. Bragging rights may only earn a nice pat on the back, but the grand prize for this YouTube contest is worth far more. Kahr is offering the winner $5,000 in value on any Kahr Firearms Group products which includes; Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance.
“Last year, through our Long-Range Shooting Contest, we challenged people to help us dispel the myth that accuracy is sacrificed in exchange for a smaller sized pistol when shooting long-range.” stated Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group. “This year, we are reaching out to shooting enthusiasts once again asking them to show us what they can do when shooting one of our products very rapidly, safely, and accurately at just 10 yards or more. I feel confident that the videos will more than demonstrate just how effective Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance firearms really are.”
In support of the universe of Kahr Firearms Group fans, we invite each of them to submit a video of them rapidly shooting any Kahr, Magnum Research or Auto-Ordnance firearm at 10 yards or more, and then posting it to YouTube. Next, provide a URL link directly to KFG and the winner will be determined by the video that has garnered a combination of the most Views and Likes. The contest period runs September 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015 and the winner will be announced on December 16, 2015.
The Speed Shooting Contest video must be at least 30-seconds to no more than 5-minutes in length, and must be original footage. The footage must demonstrate shooting at 10-yards or more, exclusively using any of the Kahr Firearm Group products.
Pomona, NY – Effective July 1st, Kahr Firearms Group began participating in a new mobile app called GunDealio.com. The app sends digital offers and text messages directly to shooting enthusiasts. Currently, over 2,300 premier gun shops, across all 50 states, are included in the GunDealio app. Stores also include the major retailers such as Cabela’s®, Bass Pro Shops®, Gander Mountain®, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Academy®.
GunDealio.com gives manufacturers and retailers the opportunity to present geo-marketing messages directly to gun enthusiasts while they are shopping at their favorite gun shops. The push notifications will appear on the shopper’s Smartphone, informing them of deals on guns, optics, ammunition, reloading accessories, and more as soon as they walk into the store.
GunDealio was developed by Tom and Ryan Gresham. “We actually started working on GunDealio about 3 years ago as a way to reach gun enthusiasts.” stated Ryan Gresham. “Our idea was to create a way for gun consumers to get the most up-to-date and relevant information, along with manufacturers’ offers and deals while they were still in the store. Shoppers can then scroll the lists of the current deals and new product news in the app as well as receive push notifications to their phones. We are excited to have Kahr Firearms Group as an early sponsor of our program. Consumers are loyal to this brand and now they will be able to get the latest deals and news from Kahr while shopping at their favorite stores.”
The app is free and can be downloaded onto Smartphones from either Apple iTunes or the Google Play Store.
Pomona, NY – It is long past the era of the once popular Zoot Suit, but for a few days during July, the American Zoot Shooters will be representing Auto-Ordnance, a division of Kahr Firearms Group. They will Zoot suit up to shoot the world famous “Tommy Gun” and the Auto-Ordnance WWII era 1911 handguns during the Shooting Industry Masters July 24-25 at Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kansas.
In a “Thompson Shoot-Out” Side Match, the Zoot Shooters team which includes: Steve Fowler “G Man”, Jason Huss “The Hustler”, and Henning Wallgren “The Undertaker”, will shoot at steel targets using Auto-Ordnance’s Thompson 1927A, “Tommy Gun”, as well as Thompson 1911 pistols, while fully attired in the Zoot Suit made famous during the 1920s to the 1940s. In addition, there will be a raffle for a Thompson T150D package which, besides the rifle, also includes a 30 rd. stick, a 50 round drum and a violin case. The proceeds from the raffle will support the First Shots program.
Also representing the Kahr Firearms Group, will be a 4-man team from Magnum Research including: Joby Goerges, director of manufacturing, Jim Tertin, R&D engineer, Brett Pikula, manufacturing lead, and Jesse Tertin, gunsmith. “We have all been in competitions before, but this is our first time at the Shooting Industry Masters, says Jim Tertin. “We feel that we have assembled a great shooting team to represent Magnum Research and we are really looking forward to this great opportunity to compete with other industry professionals in a fun environment.”
Pomona, NY – Last year, as things were just beginning to show signs of spring, Kahr Firearms Group stumbled across a bear den on their newly acquired 620-acre parcel of land. The den was home to a very underweight sow and one cub. That bear den was located just 400 yards from where the construction crew was about to begin with the excavation for the new Kahr Firearms Group offices in Pike County, Pennsylvania. The bear was tagged with a radio collar, tests were drawn on the bears, and they were returned to their den.
Now, it is one year later and the Pennsylvania Game Commission once again reached out to Kahr Firearms Group to gain permission to check on the status of the sow and her cub. Using tracking devices, they located the sow in a new den, just a little farther away from the ongoing construction site. Kahr is happy to report that this year, the sow is far healthier and she has expanded her family to 4 cubs. Unfortunately, there was no luck in locating the cub from last year. Game Officers believe that the cub from 2014 did not survive.
“The Pennsylvania Game Commission ran new tests on the sow and we were pleased to hear that Mama and her entire family were healthy after enduring the long, hard winter,” said Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group. “In 2013, when we purchased this land in Pike County, PA, one of the most appealing aspects was the vast wilderness it provided. We appreciate and respect that it is home to bears, coyotes, small game, and birds and hope that they all stick around when we move into our new headquarters in a couple months.”
The new Kahr Firearms Group corporate headquarters is expected to be finished in May of this year. Once the move is completed, they will close down all operations in New York. Their manufacturing plants in Pillager, Minnesota and Worcester, Massachusetts will remain in operation indefinitely.