Kahr Arms Buys Desert Eagle Maker Magnum Research

The general public knows the Desert Eagle® Pistol as a full-size hand cannon, firing .50 cal. Question: why would Minnesota gunmaker Magnum Research sell a Baby Desert Eagle (9mm or .40S&W) or a Micro Eagle? Somehow I don’t think that “The Science of KABOOM” applies to a weapon chambered in .380 ACP. Answer: money. Sure, the Eagle’s brand extensions sell. A cheap BMW or Mercedes sells, too. But brandicide is a slow, irreversible process (Jaguar anyone?). Anyway, thanks to the Desert Eagle and her eaglets, Magnum’s growth has been vigorous. And now the people behind the scenes are cashing in their chips. Kahr Arms has just bought Magnum, as they pursue financial success through acquisition. Press release after the jump.

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The general public knows the Desert Eagle® Pistol as a full-size hand cannon, firing .50 cal. Question: why would Minnesota gunmaker Magnum Research sell a Baby Desert Eagle (9mm or .40S&W) or a Micro…

Desert Eagle In Action. Inaction?

Thanks to my FFL guy (Steven Fusco) for having the balls to do this, American Firearms just for being there, and “Bob” for the ammo and Eagle.

Thanks to my FFL guy (Steven Fusco) for having the balls to do this, American Firearms just for being there, and “Bob” for the ammo and Eagle.

Choosing a Handgun, Part VI: Stopping Power

Before I started down the road of responsible gun ownership, my perceptions about guns were shaped by Hollywood. Like most people that accept what they see on TV or sliver screen as gospel, I thought that guns were guns. You chose one based on the “cool factor” (.50 cal Desert Eagle), a desire to emulate a Tinseltown hero (.44 Magnum/Dirty Harry) or a desire to “go retro” (a wheelgun for Film Noir fans, or a six-shooter for Western buffs). None of this, of course, was useful, practical intel. When it comes to personal defense, you’ve got to choose a weapon that can get the job done. In the pistol packer’s parlance, that’s called “stopping power.” And it’s serious business.

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Before I started down the road of responsible gun ownership, my perceptions about guns were shaped by Hollywood. Like most people that accept what they see on TV or sliver…

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