NRA Museums Director: How to Collect Guns

Jim Supica, NRA Museums Director writes [via ammoland.com]: Few of us set out to be gun collectors. We usually start with a gun. For those fortunate enough to have grown up in a rural area or in a shooting or hunting family, it was often a .22 rifle or a shotgun, which may have been a treasured […]

Tell Me About My Old Smith & Wesson

This U.S. Navy marked .38 Special M&P Victory revolver was my step grandfather’s. What I know about it is limited. Do we have any Smith & Wesson experts in the house? Feel free to sound off in the comments and teach me something about what I have here. I know it’s a double-action revolver on […]

Top Five Guns of the National Sporting Arms Museum

The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum is nestled in the Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield, MO. After ascending a staircase flanked by railings made of muskets, visitors enter a beautiful space filled with around 1,000 remarkable guns. Iin no particular order, here are my Top Five Guns of the NRA NSAM: Teddy Roosevelt’s […]

Top Five Guns of the National Firearms Museum

There are approximately 3,000 firearms on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. If you spent every minute of the 7.5 hours a day that the museum is open and tried to look at every gun on display, you’d only have, well, I’m not very good at math, but you wouldn’t have […]

The Truth About Pistol De-Cockers

by Frank Sharpe There are a number of operating systems common to modern pistols, and we still see most on the range regularly. However, 85 percent of the guns students show up with fall into the polymer, striker-fired category. The last 15 percent feature other operating systems. These include 1911-style guns, a few other rarer […]

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