National Museum of the U.S. Army

Many guns in displays

Opens 2020

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Celebrate over 240 years of Army history and honor 
  • 2020 Opening on hold
  •  joint effort between the U.S. Army and the non-profit organization, The Army Historical Foundation (AHF)
  • Admission to the Museum will be free
  • projected to welcome 500,000-750,000 visitors annually
  • U.S. Army will own and operate the Museum
  • AHF will manage the Museum store, café, and catering services for special events
  • the Museum is part of the U.S. Army Center of Military History

1775 Liberty Drive
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

 (800) 506-2672


U. S. Army Center of Military History

Mission: recording the official history of the Army in both peace and war

  • 1874 history of the Civil War written by historians under the Secretary of War 
  • July 1943 General Staff historical branch created
  • 1968 – 1st “Directory, of US. Army Museums” published (59 listed)
  • 1975 Bicentennial “Guide to US. Army Museums and Historic Sites” compiled by Norman M. Cary
  • 1992 3rd Edition of “A Guide to Us. Army Museums”
  • 2005 4th Edition of “The Guide to US. Army Museums”

Words alone cannot convey the full import of the Army’s historical collection. Until visitors can step inside a CG-4A cargo glider
from World War II, they may never appreciate how fragile these

aircraft were or how brave and resolute were the occupants who
flew in these small behemoths over the night sky at Normandy. The
charred remains of a chaplain’s kit says more about the courage of
its owner than the citation for his Medal of Honor could ever explain.


  • 59 Army museums
  • 176 other holdings
  • 500,000 artifacts
  • 15,000 works of military art
  • maintain the organizational history of Army units

Black River Technical College

began in 2020

January 31, 2020 board approved BRTC to offer a gunsmithing technology program

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Gunsmithing Technology in 3 areas:
    • Riflesmithing
    • Shotgunsmithing
    • Pistolsmithing
  • Technical Certificate in Gunsmithing Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Gunsmithing Technology, Rifle Emphasis

Pocahontas, AR
(870) 248-4000

Fort Chaffee Outfitters

One of the Best Gun Shops I’ve Ever Been To: Fort Chaffee Outfitters

Tour of a really cool gun shop, Fort Chaffee Outfitters just outside Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Thanks to Dan and the staff!

2103 Fort St, Barling
AR 72923
(479) 452-4020

Saturday 9AM–6PM
Sunday Closed
Monday 9AM–6PM
Tuesday 9AM–6PM
Wednesday 9AM–6PM
Thursday 9AM–6PM
Friday 9AM–6PM

The Range at The Preserve

50,000 square foot 

Rhode Island
Opened October 27, 2018

  • America’s longest indoor shooting range
  • four lanes at 150 yards
  • 16 lanes at 33 yards 
  • Meggitt programmable target retrieval systems
  • 15,000 square feet of retail space
  • 3D Archery
  • Golf Simulation
  • Firearms Training Simulation (FATS®)

The Range at The Preserve
87 Kingstown Road
Richmond, RI 02898

The Preserve at Boulder Hills Club & Residences

3500 acres

AZ Firearms

WOW, what an Amazing Gun Shop

Ending up the Gun Show Loophole Tour with a sweet shop in Avondale, Arizona
Dan & Cheryl from @GunFreedomRadio run this gun shop and an auction house @PotOfGoldAuctions

This shop does NOT seem like a neglected third business however

Its an awesome REAL gun shop

First off, there are more guns here than any two typical gun shops, all neatly & interestingly arranged from floor to ceiling, on shelves, racks and in displays bursting at the seams



Its an awesome experience to wander their shop, and let your eyes jump from item to item, discovering all the cool stuff

They have antique and modern, current models and discontinued items. There are a LOT of guns

The friendly staff is available to answer questions, as I expected after listening to the podcast for so long

Our last gun shop of the tour, was no accident

Dan & Cheryl are true 2A advocates, it’s a pleasure to finally visit the shop, and an honor to feature their store as the last one on this leg of the tour

LISTEN to their 2 hour weekly podcast, and check out the podcast’s website, it is amazing. The catalog of guests they have had on their show is impressive and their website archives each guest, each show and each topic wonderfully #RealGunShop

Shipton’s Big R

Large gun shop in a ranch / tack store
Shiptons Big R in Billings, Montana
Friendly shop, a few locals were there doing business while I visited
So much cool stuff in the store as you walk back, then. . pow, a huge gun shop around the corner

Big R East
216 North 14th Street
Billings, Montana 59101

Everything youd need to reload, hunt, target shoot and CCW
Very cool, one stop shop


Outdoorsman, Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota Gun Shop

A nice size gun shop in Fargo, ND with a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of it

Great gun assortment, as you can see
And a friendly staff, they just started a new sale and customers were already arriving just after opening
They have you covered for Hunting, and Cooking too

4101 13th Ave S # 1600
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 282-0131


Mad Man Army Surplus

Found a new Surplus Store in Las Vegas, Nevada
Mad Man’s Army Surplus
Big place, filled with cool stuff
Some real surplus and many boots, uniforms and work clothes

Much of the surplus is in piles you can sort through
The owner seems like a character, they were busy with costume help for the people shopping

Mad Man Army Surplus

3300 N Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89130
 (702) 222-9471