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    National Firearms Museum

    Hope this is the right location.
    I took my step-son to the NFM at the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA today. It was a fine experience for both of us. It wasn't as big as I had thought but it was still quite inspiring. There were firearms there that were used by notable people in history. They had a wheel lock brought on the Mayflower by John Alden. There were firearms from many wars and the heros of those wars. They even had a revolver carried by a New York Police Officer killed on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Towers. I was in awe about the whole trip. There is also a range there that is open to the public. If you are in the Fairfax area I recommend seeing the NFM.

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    Sounds like a Good trip to the NFM i hope to get down there someday

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    Thanks for the info!

    I didn't know that NRA HQ had a public range.

    Now I know where to shoot when I visit my brother!

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    I have been there and I understand that is continually being updated. The trip is well worth the time.

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    It's on my list one day - hopefully.

    I'd remind folks tho too - if ever in Gettysburg go to the visitor center where they have an excellent set of large displays of civil war weaponry. I have several pics from there if anyone interested.

    Here's one case of revo's -


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    If you are in the Oklahoma area, Claremore has one of the finest Gun Museums in the Country. J.M. Davis Gun Museum with over 30,000 guns. Its pretty neat to walk around and see all the different styles from the first ones to modern day.

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    I lived about 5 minutes from the NRA building. I've been into there before and LOVED it. They have a small, but very well presented set-up.

    As far as shooting at their range - I do not know this from personal experience, but I have been told told that it is nearly impossible to get range time there because its always filled with NRA classes. If you are in the area and feelin up for some spent rounds, Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly (just past 28, off Rt. 50) is probably a better bet for availablity. But, if anyone knows from personal experience please let everyone know. I sure as heck ain't the final word on range availability there. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBravo
    As far as shooting at their range - I do not know this from personal experience, but I have been told told that it is nearly impossible to get range time there because its always filled with NRA classes.
    They aren't open to the public every day of the week, but have certain hours (MW 9-5, ThursFri 9-9, S 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-8pm, IIRC), but when they ARE open to the public, there are no classes being taught. The range can get crowded at times though. Back before they reconfigured the lanes (and managed to squeeze a few more lanes in), waits on busy days could be as much as 2hrs. Since the reconfig, I haven't waited more than half an hour, frequently much less or no wait at all.

    As for Blue Ridge, they're fine if you like black lung disease or don't plan on shooting rifles.

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    Like I said.... someone who knows better.... lol

    I liked BRA when I lived there. It wasn't bad, cosidering. Course since I moved to AZ I haven't paid for range time in about a year. Just go buy some targets and tack em up on a plywood packing in a dirt berm... good to go. lol

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    Just got back from Gettysburg and I second P95's view.

    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    It's on my list one day - hopefully.

    I'd remind folks tho too - if ever in Gettysburg go to the visitor center where they have an excellent set of large displays of civil war weaponry. I have several pics from there if anyone interested.

    Here's one case of revo's -


    Also made a trip to the Springfield Armory and Williamsburg VA. Both have excellent displays of firearms.
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    AND...If you ever get out to Yellowstone a stop by Cody and the museum is mandatory






    While the main floor has the artistic displays; don't miss the downstairs "gun library:


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