Magnum Research Inc. (MRI) is an American privately held corporation
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
1.1 Current models
1.2 Discontinued models
3 External links
MRI was responsible for the design and development of the Desert Eagle
pistol. 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 in
Saco, Maine. In 2000 MRI shifted manufacturing back to IMI, which
later reorganized under the name Israel Weapon Industries. Since 2009
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 since
its creation have been the property of Magnum Research
Magnum Research imported the IMI/IWI
Jericho 941 series of pistols
Baby Eagle name until the end of 2008 and resumed
importation of this model in 2011 under the name
Baby Eagle II.
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.
MRI offers custom gunsmithing services and has a line of guns that are
coated with titanium nitride in artful patterns and designs.
Desert Eagle 1911G
Magnum Research DE1911G, DE1911C, and DE1911U 
Desert Eagle (Mark VII Pistol, Mark XIX Pistol)
Magnum Lite (rim-fire rifle)
Magnum Research BFR
Magnum Research BFR (Big Frame Revolver)
Desert Eagle (.380 ACP)
MR Eagle Series Pistols
Mountain Eagle (center-fire rifle)
Baby Eagle "Fast Action"
Desert Eagle 1911 (.45 ACP)
Baby Eagle II
Baby Eagle (9mm, .40 S&W, or .45 ACP)
Lone Eagle (single-shot center-fire pistol for rifle cartridges)
Magnum Research SP-21
Mountain Eagle pistol (.22 LR)
MR9/MR40 Eagle (Walther P99 versions, with the frame supplied by
^ "Kahr Purchases
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
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^ 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).
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^ 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.
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