Kahr Arms, through its Magnum Research and Auto-Ordnance sister companies, had some new handguns on display last week that were head turners. 

We caught up with Kahr and the gang at the 152nd NRA Annual Meetings in Indiana and looked at their new Auto-Ordnance "Cold Dead Hands" 1911, Magnum Research BFR revolver in .360 Remington Buckhammer, and the new Viking Desert Eagle L5. 

Magnum Research BFR 360 Bkhmr
The BFR stands as the most powerful production single-action handgun made, and the use of the new straight-walled Buckhammer should come as no surprise to those who are familiar with the brand. (Photo: Guns.com)
Magnum Research BFR 360 Bkhmr
Engineered for the hunt, the new cartridge was introduced earlier this year and runs 180- and 200-grain .358-diameter bullets that promise 200-yard-plus hunting performance out of a carbine by generating on the order of 2,215-to-2,400 fps in terms of velocity. Of course, those figures will be dialed down a bit due to the BFR's 10-inch, 1:12 twist barrel, but you can be sure it is still a big pill with lots of "oomph." (Photo: Guns.com)
new Auto Ordnance
The Cold Dead Hands model features a coiled serpent and skull engraved on its aluminum grips, with the statement, “Pry it From My Cold Dead Hands.” “Shall not be infringed” is engraved on the left side of the slide... (Photo: Guns.com)
new Auto Ordnance
...and “76” is circled with 13 stars on the right. Underneath the finish, it sports a stainless steel frame and slide with a full-length guide rod, high sweep beavertail, straight mainspring housing, skeletonized trigger, checkered front strap, serrated and ported slide, and a match-grade barrel. Atop the slide ride TruGlo day/night sights. (Photo: Guns.com)
the new Viking Deagle L5
Officially unveiled this month, the new Viking Deagle L5 has a battle-worn finish influenced by Norse long swords taken from archeological digs. It is hand-distressed to resemble those ancient blades, then protected by a clear coat. The Mark XIX L5 in .50 AE features a 5-inch barrel with an integral muzzle brake. We saw it first at SHOT Show a couple months ago when it was soft-launched. (Photo: Guns.com)

Photos and video by Samantha Mursan, copy by Alexander Reville and Chris Eger, video editing by Ben Philippi, copy editing by Melea Burke.

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