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Handguns

The New Magnum Research Ultra-Compact Desert Eagle 1911U

Magnum Research DE1911U

Magnum Research announced the introduction of an “ultra-compact, ultra-light” 1911 style pistol called the Desert Eagle 1911 Undercover or the DE1911U.

The new pistol will be chambered in .45 ACP and will have a 3″ bull barrel.  The muzzle has an 11° crown.  The magazines hold six rounds.  The frame is made of aluminum and the slide is made of high carbon steel.  The unloaded weight is 25.8 ounces.  The gun has an overall length of 6.85″ and a height of 5″.

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Handguns

The New Kahr CT40 and CT45 Pistols

Kahr CT45

Kahr will introduce two new, full-sized pistols in 2014:  the CT40 and the CT45 handguns.  The new pistols will be the same size as the TP series guns, but with a much lower suggested retail price.

Like the CW-series of handguns, Kahr is reducing the production costs on the CT40 and the CT45 through the uses of MIM parts, a less expensive barrel and the reduction of machining operations on the slide.

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Handguns

Kahr CM45: Details from the 2013 SHOT Show

Kahr CM45 review

Another new gun shown at the 2013 SHOT Show is the Kahr CM45 (Model #4543).  The CM series of handguns is the economy version of the PM series that Kahr produces.  Adding the venerable .45 ACP caliber to the CM series of handguns should bode well for Kahr, as the CM series has been a popular line for the company.  Although, not the top of the line offering like the PM series, the CM series still offers many desired features, while allowing a market price far below the PM series.

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Handguns

Kahr CW380

Kahr CW380

Kahr announced the new CW380 at the SHOT Show.  The new pistol is chamered in .380 ACP and continues the budget line of pistols the company has been putting out for several years.  Other calibers in this line include the CW9 and CW40 in 9mm and .40 S&W respectively.

The CW380 has a 2.58″ barrel and is less than 5″ in total length.  Height is less than 4″.  Throw in an unloaded weight (no magazine) of 10.2 ounces and you can see how someone wanting a very lightweight, concealable firearm might like the new Kahr.

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Rifles

Magnum Research MLR22AT Rifle

Magnum Research RifleAhead of the 2012 SHOT Show, Magnum Research announced a new .22 LR rifle called the MLR22AT.  This rifle is part of the Magnum Lite series of rimfire rifles offered from Magnum Research.

The MLR22AT uses a graphite bull barrel which is supposed to be six times stiffer than steel, up to a pound lighter than steel and dissipates heat up to 43% faster than steel.  This rifle has a 17″ barrel and synthetic stock, making a total weight of 4.25 pounds.

The MLR22AT uses the Ruger 10/22 trigger group and magazines.  I admit to not knowing much about the Magnum Lite line of rifles, so I do not know what kind of arrangement Magnum Research (owned by Kahr) has with Ruger for the parts production.  But, it certainly speaks to the quality of the 10/22 rifle.