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Magnum Research Sponsored Shooter Chris Barrett Sets New Records with his SwitchBolt Rifle!

PRESS RELEASE: November 4, 2020

Match Winning Performance
(Talladega, Alabama) - Magnum Research sponsored shooter Chris Barrett has again set world records shooting his custom SwitchBolt rifle! At the recent 2020 World Speed Shoot Championships, he shot the lowest overall score at the match, winning a world title in the rimfire rifle open division. His score of 56.57 captured first place in the division. Chris’s shooting in all categories netted him three total score world records, and 13 individual stage world records. Amazing shooting from this young man who continues to excel across the sport! Winning requires skill, dedication, and the right gear. Of his rifle, Chris said, “I’ve been shooting the Magnum Research Switchbolt 22 rifle for three years. It’s an incredible platform and super fast.… I feel like it’s not only the best gun on the market, it’s also very reasonably priced. ” Chris recommends building a custom SwitchBolt using the Magnum Research Customs site, at As he put it, “This does away with the old “buy a base gun and spend tons of money upgrading parts” concept.” You can truly build the rimfire of your dreams without spending a lot of money, making it competition ready out of the box.

The Competitive Edge
The SwitchBolt rifle gives every shooter the competitive edge in speed, accuracy, and reliability. Magnum Research (also the maker of the famous Desert Eagle and BFR handguns) offers the SwitchBolt rifle in a wide range of barrel and stock combinations. Included in these options are the very popular carbon fiber, lightweight barrels, well known for exceptional accuracy and heat dissipation. The SwitchBolt maximizes weight savings, and incorporates an integrated picatinny optics mount. An upgraded trigger is standard. This gives the shooter all the features of a fully customized rimfire rifle, in a factory complete package, at very affordable prices. MSRP starts at $684. Magnum Research also offers completely customizable SwitchBolts, built to order via the customs website: If you are a competition shooter interested in sponsorship, email

Chris Barrett
Chris Barrett with his Magnum Research SwitchBolt Rifle
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The Kahr Family
Kahr Firearms revolutionized the handgun market in 1994 with the introduction of the K9, the first mass production subcompact 9mm pistol. Kahr went on to develop a diverse family of compact pistols in 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and .380 ACP calibers. Since that time the brand has broadened the The Kahr Firearms Group family to include Magnum Research, legendary maker of the Desert Eagle, BFR, Magnum Research 1911, and SwitchBolt rifle; and Auto-Ordnance, maker of the all-American Tommy Gun, M1 Carbine, and 1911. The Kahr Firearms Group family brings the American shooter exceptional quality across a diverse range of products. Kahr Firearms Group has a dedicated team of professionals making the best firearms available to the American Shooter!

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