(Pillager, MN) – Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce the completion of the Magnum Research “13 Hours Desert Eagles” Project to benefit veteran foundations.
Last year, Kahr Firearms Group announced a fundraising collaboration 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. Together, they developed a project to help support veteran foundations across the country by donating a special collection of Desert Eagle pistols.
The “13 Hours Desert Eagles” Project was completed this spring and raised over $150,000, with 100% of the proceeds donated to veteran based charities. In staying with the “13 Hours” theme, the project offered thirteen Special Edition Magnum Research .50AE Desert Eagle pistols 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 founded. The pistols are numbered 1 through 13 and were provided to veteran organizations for their fundraising events, each personally chosen by TIG.
“This project has been an honor to be a part of. When the idea first arose for the thirteen guns, I never imagined we would be able to help raise this amount of money,” says Jodi DePorter, Director of Marketing at Kahr Firearms Group. “We, of course, must thank Tig and his wife, Margaret, for their unending commitment to helping veterans and working with us on this collaboration. Without them, this would not have been possible.”