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Kahr Firearms Group® Opens the Doors in Pennsylvania

August 12, 2015

Greeley, PA – USA based, Kahr Firearms Group are now officially Pennsylvanians. The firearms group ceremoniously cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their new headquarters on Tuesday, August 11th in Blooming Grove Township in Pike County. The construction was completed in just 19 months since breaking ground in May 2014.

The 40,000 square foot building is the new corporate headquarters and is considered “Phase I” in the construction. The building contains offices for the 20+ employees, warehousing and shipping, and also R&D Engineering. Plans for Phase II and Phase III are still in the development stage at this time.

The structure also houses two underground, 100-yard firing ranges. The underground ranges will be used exclusively by Kahr Firearms Group for testing and development of their extensive product lines and should not disturb nearby neighbors or the wildlife that call the 620-acre parcel home.

The event was not shy of state dignitaries, who came in support of Kahr’s new headquarters. In attendance were: Col. Robert DeSousa, state director for Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Representative Thomas Marino, Sheriff Philip Bueki, Pike County Sheriff and representatives from state offices plus several county commissioners from Northeast PA. In total, more than 200 people attended the event.

“We are very proud of the long and respected reputation of our three brands. We are also proud that our presence in the firearm industry supports the basic freedoms that each of us has because of the Second Amendment, but now is the time to focus on the future.” stated Justin Moon, Kahr Firearms Group CEO. “As we continue to expand our business in Pennsylvania, we look forward to bringing jobs to Pike County and also hope that we can convince other firearms industry companies to join us on this 620-acre property. Our job is far from over here.”

The plan for the new headquarters will also include a factory outlet retail store, likely to open sometime in 2016.

There are no plans at this time to close manufacturing plants in either Massachusetts or Minnesota, but starting sometime in 2016 some manufacturing and production will be conducted from the new Pike County location.

>> Pocono Record | Kahr Firearms officially opens in Pike County | August 11, 2015, by Lynn Ondrusek

>> The News Station WNEP.com | Gun Maker Moves into Pike County | August 11, 2015, by Jim Hamill

 

Kahr ® Sponsors Speed Shooting Video Contest

August 3, 2015

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.

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Partners with GunDealio

July 8, 2015

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.

 

Kahr Firearms Group® “Zoot Suiting” Up for Shooting Industry Masters

June 15, 2015

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.”

 

Introducing Night Sights for Kahr® C-Series Pistols

June 9, 2015

Pomona, NY – Night sights have grown in popularity over the last few years, due primarily to the growing interest in personal protection. Because night sights work in low, or no light situations, it makes them perfect for home protection, especially if the need arises to seek out your weapon very quickly in the dark.

Kahr Firearms Group has just announced that some of their C-Series pistols will now be offered with night sights. Three of their most popular 9mm models; the CM9093N, CW9093N, and the CT9093N will now be available with night sights. All three models feature a black polymer frame, matte finish stainless steel slide, a drift-adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, and a pinned in polymer front night sight.

The CM9 features a 3.1” barrel length; an overall length of 5.42”, a slide width of .90”, the height is 4.0” and weighs in at just 14 oz. It has a 6+1 capacity and comes with one 6-round flush floorplate magazine. The CW9 features a 3.56” barrel, an overall length of 5.9” and a height of 4.5”. It weighs 15.8 oz. without the magazine. Capacity is 7+1, and comes with one 7-round stainless magazine. Lastly, the CT9 offers a 3.965” barrel, an overall length of 6.5”, a slide width of .90”; height is 5.08” and weighs just 18.5 oz. without the magazine. Capacity is 8+1 and comes standard with one 8 rd. stainless magazine. Cost of the three models featuring night sights is $499 for the CM9093N, $495 for the CW9093N, and $485 for the CT9093N.

Recently, Kahr Firearms Group announced that effective June 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015, Kahr will send one free magazine with the purchase of specific C-Series guns, which includes these 3 models with the night sights. To receive a coupon for a free magazine, just log onto the Kahr website at www.kahr.com/MagPromo2015.asp and fill out the online form or download the coupon, fill it out and mail, email, or fax it along with a copy of the firearm receipt and the firearm serial number. The new firearm must have been purchased during the summer promotion period to qualify. Any form submitted without a copy of the receipt and the serial number will not qualify for the magazine promotion. Allow 6 weeks for processing, shipping and delivery.

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Kahr Firearms Group® Kicks Off C-Series Free Magazine Promotion

June 1, 2015

Pomona, NY – For a limited time, USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is kicking off a free magazine promotion on any of their Kahr C-Series Value pistols. To qualify, just purchase any Kahr C-Series Value pistols in 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W or .380 ACP between June 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015 and Kahr will send one free magazine.

The 2015 summer promotion is only offered on Kahr C-Series Value pistols which includes: CM9093, CW9093, CT9093, CM4543, CW4543, CT4543, CM4043, CW4043, CT4043, CW3833 and CT3833.

To receive a coupon for a free magazine, just log onto the Kahr website at www.kahr.com/MagPromo2015.asp and fill out the online form or download the coupon, fill it out and mail, email, or fax it along with a copy of the firearm receipt and the firearm serial number. The new firearm must have been purchased during the summer promotion period to qualify. Any form submitted without a copy of the receipt and the serial number will not qualify for the magazine promotion. Allow 6 weeks for processing, shipping and delivery.

 

Frank Harris, Kahr's Sales VP, is one proud papa as his son Sgt. David Harris receives Bronze Star for 2012 battle in Helmand Province

April 21, 2015


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Kahr® Announces Gen2 Premium Series Pistols

April 6, 2015

Pomona, NY – There was quite a buzz at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas in January, and a lot of that excitement was due to the unveiling of the new Gen2 Kahr Premium Series pistols. A year ago, the engineers at Kahr took a look at their existing premium line and decided to start with the basics, but then re-engineered it to give it a refreshing new look. The result is a new design that is sleeker and more tactical in appearance than their existing premium models.

The new Gen2 Premium pistols speak to the quality, accuracy and 100% made in the USA product that has always been Kahr’s mission. With even tighter tolerances and so many upgrades, it truly is the second generation of Kahr pistols. Some of the added value features of the new Gen2 Premium series include:

  • shortened trigger stroke allowing for quicker firing rates – 30% shorter than premium model
  • integrated trigger safety
  • accessory rail for lasers and lights
  • front slide serrations on 5” and 6” barrel models
  • 6” compensated barrel model
  • Leupold® Deltapoint™ Red Dot mount (5” barrel models) with tall target sights
  • Leupold® Deltapoint™ Red Dot optic included with 6” barrel models
  • TRUGLO® TFX™ Tritium/Fiber-Optic Day/Night sights standard on 3.5” and 4” barrel models
  • Safe-Cam striker-fired action
  • double recoil spring system for reduced felt recoil
  • redesigned magazine base and grip for a sleeker look
  • slide machined from the highest quality of stainless steel available for firearms
  • erial tag on grip frame
  • ergonomic single stack grip frame fits most hand sizes from small to large
  • ships with 3 magazines and a lockable, hard, polymer case

The Gen2 Premium pistols will be offered in a total of 12 models, four barrel lengths and three calibers including 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. MSRP on the new series will range from $976 to $1668 and will be available in the 9mm and .45 ACP in Fall 2015 and the .40 S&W in February 2016.

For a look at the exciting new Gen2 Premium pistols, check us out in booth #2049 at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville April 10-12, 2015. Go to www.youtube.com/user/KahrArms/videos to see several of the Kahr Gen2 Premium pistols in action.

>> Kahr GEN2 Premium Series

 

Kahr Firearms Group TV Commercial 2015

March 27, 2015

 

Kahr® Firearms Group Still Playing Landlord to Black Bear Family

March 26, 2015


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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.

 

Kahr® Firearms Group to Attend Great American Outdoor Show

February 2, 2015

Pomona, NY – USA based, Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce that they will be among the 1,000 exhibitors attending the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA February 7-15, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. This is the first time that Kahr Firearms Group has attended the event.

During the Show, there will be a Business Opportunity Luncheon at the Expo Center on February 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 PM in the second floor VIP room. The luncheon is sponsored by the Pike County Economic Development Authority, Wayne Economic Development Corporation and the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. Justin Moon, CEO of Kahr Firearms Group will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon is by invitation only.

The Great American Outdoor Show is expected to attract approximately 500,000 visitors over the course of its 9-day run. The Show is a long-standing family tradition and celebrates the outdoor traditions of hunting, fishing, boating, camping and shooting sports.

Kahr Firearms Group will be exhibiting a vast array of their firearms from all three of their brands; Kahr, Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance. Stop by booth #557 and get a sneak peak at the 2nd generation of Kahr pistols called the Gen2 Series. Also new for this year are the all stainless steel Desert Eagles.

 

Updated Construction Photos from Kahr's New Facility in Northeast PA

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