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Magnum Research

Magnum Research, Inc.
Founded 1979
Defunct 2010 buyout by Kahr Arms
Headquarters Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States
Products Firearms
Parent Kahr Arms
Slogan "Feel the Power"
Magnum Research headquarters in Fridley; it is unmarked.

Magnum Research Inc. (MRI) is an American privately held corporation based in 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]


  • Products 1
    • Current models 1.1
    • Discontinued models 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3


MRI was responsible for the design and development of the Israel Weapon Industries. Since 2009 the Desert Eagle Pistol has been exclusively produced in the USA only, at MRI’s Pillager, MN facility. Both Saco and IMI/IWI were strictly just 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 Incorporated.[3]

MRI offers custom gunsmithing services and has a line of guns that are coated with titanium nitride in artful patterns and designs. The newest TiN coated gun comes in a "Tiger Stripe" pattern which was developed by Coating Services Group. Coating Services Group continues to provide titanium nitride services for Magnum Research and others.

Magnum Research imported the IMI/IWI Jericho 941 series of pistols under the Baby Eagle name until the end of 2008 and resumed importation of this model in 2011 under the name Baby Eagle II. Currently, the 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.[3][4][5][6]

Current models

Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911G

Discontinued models

  • Original 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)


  1. ^ "Kahr Purchases Magnum Research Inc." (PDF) (Press release). Kahr Arms. June 10, 2010. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  2. ^  
  3. ^ a b Hartink, A.E. (2002). The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc. pp. 165–167.  
  4. ^ Bodinson, Holt (1999). "Extreme Revolvers". Guns Magazine (3). 
  5. ^ Spomer, Ron (1997). "Tradition or High Tech". Sporting Classics 12 (5). 
  6. ^ "Micro Desert Eagle" (Press release). ESPN Outdoors. January 16, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 

External links

  • Magnum Research, Inc.
  • Israel Military Industries, Ltd.
  • Coating Services Group
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