History of Magnum Research

Magnum Research, Inc. is a prominent firearms manufacturer known for its production of powerful handguns, particularly the Desert Eagle pistol. Founded in 1979 by Jim Skildum and John Risdall, the company initially focused on importing high-quality firearms from around the world. However, in the mid-1980s, Magnum Research ventured into firearm design and manufacturing. Their breakthrough came with the development of the Desert Eagle, a gas-operated semi-automatic pistol chambered in potent cartridges such as .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .50 Action Express. The Desert Eagle gained widespread recognition for its unique appearance, robust construction, and formidable firepower, becoming an iconic firearm featured in numerous movies, TV shows, and video games.

Throughout its history, Magnum Research has continued to innovate and expand its product line, introducing variations of the Desert Eagle as well as other firearms such as the Baby Eagle and BFR (Big Frame Revolver). The company has maintained a reputation for producing high-quality, precision-engineered firearms catering to enthusiasts, collectors, and professionals alike. In 2010, Magnum Research was acquired by Kahr Arms, a subsidiary of the Saeilo Enterprises conglomerate, further solidifying its position in the firearms industry. Today, Magnum Research remains a key player in the market, offering a diverse range of handguns renowned for their performance, reliability, and distinctive design.