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The First Gun Collector?

So, do you know who the first gun collector was? We know that a few of our founding fathers were gun aficionados and were quite the collectors by 18th century standards with Washington and Jefferson being well known for their interest in acquiring fine arms.

Fear & Loading: Gun Collector Targeted

Armed home invaders knew it was a gun owner they were robbing.

The Armed Citizen® February 2010

When a woman knocked on the door, Donald Kaighn--an NRA member, World War II veteran and gun collector--opened it. Her car had broken down so Kaighn allowed the woman inside to use the phone, a favor she returned by spraying the 84-year-old's face with lighter fluid and hitting him in the head with the can.

NRA Sponsors 25th Annual National Gun Collector's Show

The 25th Annual NRA National Gun Collectors Show will take place at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., February 28 to March 1, 2020.

Colt Thompson Submachine Gun: Serial Numbers & Histories

Every gun collector has a pet passion, a particular niche where he or she feels most at home. Gordon Herigstad’s passion was the Colt Thompson submachine gun, however, unlike most collectors, Herigstad did the community of collectors a big favor—he wrote down everything he knew about Thompsons and published it.

Gun Book Collecting

I can’t collect handguns because I can’t afford it. You have to accept the difference between an organized collection of specimens of a particular make or model, and an accumulation of different handguns that fill specific needs in your shooting life or were priced right when you thought they were really neat.

The Armed Citizen® March 14, 2016

What goes through the mind of an armed citizen when he or his family is threatened? A North Carolina businessman who lived through that type of situation said he hated to have to kill a man, but said he couldn’t take a chance because his wife was being chased by a gunman.

39th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values Announced

The new edition of the most turned-to resource for reliable gun values is on its way.

Roundup: New Guns & Gear 2018

Gun owners all across our land are excited about the firearm industry's latest guns, optics, ammunition and accessories. And you can see them all, corralled into one giant hall, at this year’s NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Dallas, Texas.

I Have This Old Gun: Colt Army Special (a.k.a. Official Police)

The Colt Army Special, a popular workhorse of a revolver, has never received the collector recognition it deserves.

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