The Kahr Firearms Group “13 Hours Desert Eagles” Project—an effort to raise critical funds for veteran charities that began last year—has been successfully completed, raising more than $150,000. One hundred percent of the proceeds went to organizations dedicated to helping those who served.
The program was conducted in collaboration with John “Tig” Tiegen, author of “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Kahr Firearms donated 13 Special Edition Magnum Research .50 AE-chambered Desert Eagles to the organizations for their respective fundraising events, and each pistol was engraved with the logo of Beyond the Battlefield—a foundation established by Tiegen and his wife. The handguns were in the Kryptek Typhon pattern and, in the spirit of the effort, numbered one through thirteen.
“It’s awesome to be working with Kahr Firearms Group to provide these special-edition Desert Eagles to 13 different organizations,” Tiegen said when the project first launched. “For me, it’s an honor to be in a position where I can help other veteran foundations raise awareness and money for the many different causes they represent.”
“This project has been an honor to be a part of,” said Jodi DePorter, director of marketing at Kahr Firearms Group. “When the idea first arose for the 13 guns, I never imagined we would be able to help raise this amount of money. We, of course, must thank Tig and his wife, Margaret, for their unending commitment to helping veterans and working with us on this collaboration. Without them, this would not have been possible.”
Organizations that received the firearms, and funds they ultimately generated, include: Halo for Freedom; Valor Clinic; The Journey Home Project; The Glen “Bub” Doherty Foundation; Vacations for Warriors; Wishes For Warriors; Tyrone “S” Woods Wrestling Foundation; Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes; American Military Family; Hunts for Healing; The Reveille Project; American Valor Foundation; and Beyond the Battlefield.