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Museum Exotica

A fine pair of revolvers from Joalland and Perrin.

6 Guns People Pay To See Perform

You can be sure a crowd of people were lined up to watch these sharpshooter...

The Weirdest Rifle You've Never Seen

Learn how gunsmiths developed an effective repeating rifle in the percussion era of single-shot firearm...

Three .44s With Pearls

A fine trio of Merwin Hulbert revolvers, sporting unique design on the frontier.

Where Legends Come To Life

NRA’s museums in Virginia, Missouri and New Mexico are must-see exhibits for historical firearm fans.

4 Guns That Fought For Freedom

These firearms represent those used to helped make America free.

Bat's Gat

A fine Colt revolver owned by William Barclay Masterson—better known as “Bat.”

Setting It Straight

Two .45-caliber pistols that went head-to-head to become “America’s Pistol.”

3 Guns Of Incredible Value

In the history of American-made shotguns, one name stands above all others: Parker Brothers.

Turrets Big And Small

This design, while unsafe, was an important step in the development of revolving arms.

4 Guns From America’s Most Highly Honored

These guns belonged to men awarded the highest honor for their service.

In A Galaxy Far, Far Away …

These backup Star Wars lightsaber props formed the basis of the famed Jedi weapons.

World’s First Automatic Handgun

Wood, brass and leather combine to tell the tale of a firearm that might have...

Triple Threats

This combo gun offered the best attributes of a revolver, a dagger and brass knuckles.

Third Century | Ashley Hlebinsky

Firearms museum curator Ashley Hlebinsky explains why firearm history is American history.

NRA Test Garand

Rifles like this M1 Garand were provided to NRA for testing purposes during WWII.

Meet Allan Cors

Cors’ role in blunting the 1968 Gun Control Act and creating NRA-ILA can’t be overstated.

The Gun That Survived 9/11

This service revolver was recovered from the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Pistols Passed By

In the running to become the M1911, these two pistols didn’t make the cut.

Steampunk Guns

Steampunk Guns is a new display opening at NRA’s National Firearms Museum.
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