June 10th, 2010

Top Shot TV Show Can Be Watched on Hulu.com

If you missed the first episode of Top Shot on the History Channel, you can still watch it on Hulu.com. While the show’s “Survivor”-style battle of personalities disappointed some gun enthusiasts, Top SHOT is still engaging television that brings the shooting sports to a large audience. Over 2.1 million viewers watched the debut episode of Top Shot. Click below to watch in embedded flash player, and you can click an icon to zoom to full screen. (Advert may load first — be patient.)

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June 10th, 2010

15th Annual NRA Gun Collectors Show Runs July 23-25 in Missouri

The First Annual NRA National Gun Collectors Show & Conference was held in Nashville, TN, in 1996, and quickly assumed the title of “The Finest Gun Collectors Show in the Country”. The show is a program of the NRA’s National Firearms Museum. This year, the Museum has announced that the 15th Annual NRA National Gun Collectors Show & Conference will be held July 23-25 in Kansas City, Missouri.

antique rifle engraving

At Collectors Show in Kansas City, there will be numerous awards handed out, including over $11,000 in cash prizes for the best exhibits. The event, which is open to the public, is hosted by the Missouri Valley Arms Collectors Association (MVACA) at the K.C.I. Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador, Kansas City, MO 64195. If you wish to be an exhibitor, contact MVACA Show Director Chuck Samuel at (913) 649-4248 ASAP. Sale/Trade tables are $90.00, while “Display-only” tables are $55.00 for 3 days. CLICK HERE for show information including Expo Center Map.

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June 10th, 2010

Kahr Arms Acquires Magnum Research (Desert Eagle Maker)

Magnum Research Kahr ArmsKahr Arms has acquired firearms manufacturer, Magnum Research, Inc., of Minnesota. Magnum Research, founded in 1979, is best known for its super-sized big-bore Desert Eagle pistol, but it also sells a 1911-style pistol, compact “Baby” and “Micro” Desert Eagle carry pistols, BFR revolvers, and the Mountain Eagle™ MagnumLite® line of rifles. The Desert Eagle is a large-framed gas-operated semi-automatic pistol designed by Magnum Research in the USA, and manufactured primarily in Israel by IWI (Israel Weapon Industries, formerly Israel Military Industries, IMI). The Baby Eagle is based on the CZ75 design, updated by IWI.

Magnum Research Kahr Arms

Kahr Arms currently sells mostly striker-fired semi-automatic pistols, aimed primarily at the personal defense and concealed carry markets. The acquisition of Magnum Research gives Kahr a line of traditional hammer-fired pistols and revolvers. Now Kahr can also expand into the hunting and varminting markets with the Mountain Eagle series of rifles. These feature carbon-wrapped barrels fitted to “custom-tuned” Rem 700 actions in H-S Precision or Hogue stocks. The MSRP on Mountain Eagle rifles is $2173.00 — that’s expensive compared to a factory Remington, but the price is half what Christensen Arms charges for similar rifles with carbon-wrapped barrels. No doubt Kahr hopes to steal some of Christensen’s customers.

Magnum Research Kahr Arms

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