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…

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