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Magnum Research
Magnum Research
Inc. (MRI) is an American privately held corporation based in Fridley, Minnesota
Fridley, Minnesota
which manufactures and distributes firearms. The majority owners, Jim Skildum (President and CEO) and John Risdall (Chairman, COO), have been with the company since its founding in 1979. In June 2010, Kahr Arms, an American-based producer of compact pistols, announced its purchase of the Minnesota-based firearms manufacturer.[1]

Contents

1 Products

1.1 Current models 1.2 Discontinued models

2 References 3 External links

Products[edit] MRI was responsible for the design and development of the Desert Eagle pistol.[2] The design was refined and for some time the pistols were also manufactured by Israel Military Industries
Israel Military Industries
until 1995, when MRI shifted the manufacturing contract and license to Saco Defense
Saco Defense
in Saco, Maine.[3] In 2000 MRI shifted manufacturing back to IMI, which later reorganized under the name Israel Weapon Industries. Since 2009 the Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
Pistol has been exclusively produced in the USA only, at MRI’s Pillager, Minnesota facility. Both Saco and IMI/IWI were strictly manufacturing contractors: all of the intellectual property, including patents, copyrights and trademarks of the Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
since its creation have been the property of Magnum Research Incorporated.[4] Magnum Research
Magnum Research
imported the IMI/IWI Jericho 941
Jericho 941
series of pistols under the Baby Eagle
Baby Eagle
name until the end of 2008 and resumed importation of this model in 2011 under the name Baby Eagle
Baby Eagle
II. Currently, the Baby Eagle
Baby Eagle
name is used on a new series of striker-fired polymer-framed pistols. For a time they also imported the Barak SP-21 pistol, but it is no longer offered. Other products include the BFR series of single-action magnum revolvers, the Mountain Eagle rifle, Magnum Lite rifle, and Micro Desert Eagle.[4][5][6][7] MRI offers custom gunsmithing services and has a line of guns that are coated with titanium nitride in artful patterns and designs. Current models[edit]

Magnum Research
Magnum Research
Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
1911G

Magnum Research
Magnum Research
DE1911G, DE1911C, and DE1911U [8] Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
(Mark VII Pistol, Mark XIX Pistol) Magnum Lite (rim-fire rifle) Magnum Research BFR
Magnum Research BFR
(Big Frame Revolver) Micro Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
(.380 ACP) MR Eagle Series Pistols Mountain Eagle (center-fire rifle) New Baby Eagle
Baby Eagle
"Fast Action" Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
1911 (.45 ACP) Baby Eagle
Baby Eagle
II

Discontinued models[edit]

Original Baby Eagle
Baby Eagle
(9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP) Lone Eagle (single-shot center-fire pistol for rifle cartridges) Magnum Research
Magnum Research
SP-21 Mountain Eagle pistol (.22 LR) MR9/MR40 Eagle (Walther P99 versions, with the frame supplied by Walther)

References[edit]

^ "Kahr Purchases Magnum Research
Magnum Research
Inc" (PDF) (Press release). Kahr Arms. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010.  ^ Taffin, John (2005). "The Desert Eagle
Desert Eagle
of Magnum Research". Guns Magazine. 30 (8).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ https://www.magnumresearch.com/company-history/ ^ a b Hartink, A.E. (2002). The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc. pp. 165–167. ISBN 978-0-7858-1519-8.  ^ Bodinson, Holt (1999). "Extreme Revolvers". Guns Magazine (3).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ Spomer, Ron (1997). "Tradition or High Tech". Sporting Classics. 12 (5).  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Micro Desert Eagle" (Press release). ESPN Outdoors. January 16, 2009. Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2010.  ^ https://www.magnumresearch.com/MRI-news2014.asp

External links[edit]

Magnum Research, Inc. Israel Military Indu

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