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

Saunders Museum

300+ guns on display

Opened in May 1956

Berryville, AR

  • Built by C. Burton Saunders
  • He gave his collection to the city of Berryville, AR when he died
  • He left property
  • He funded the $150,000 building
  • The land is where his family started their business in 1867

open from April 15 through the first Saturday in November

Saunders Museum
113-115 East Madison
Berryville, AR
(870) 423-2563

The collection

  • Pistols & Revolvers
  • arranged by E.C. Bayer

Guns belonging to

  • Jesse James
  • Annie Oakley
  • Billy The Kid
  • Sam Houston
  • Cole Younger
  • Belle Star
  • Cherokee Bill
  • Wild Bill Hickok
  • Buffalo Bill Cody
  • an original Bowie Knife
  • Chief Sitting Bull’s war bonnet
  • knife owned by Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody
  • spurs owned by Mexican Revolutionary General Francisco “Pancho”