Shoot REAL guns of the old west, just outside Yellowstone’s famous East Gate
Millions, yes millions of tourists from all over the world experience Yellowstone each year, during a few months in the summer
2.5 to 3 Million of those visitors will use the famous Eastgate to Yellowstone
And every single one of those visitors, will see their sign, their storefront, and their sweet black van with the words “Shoot Guns”
The Cody Firearms Experience been in business for the last 3 years, letting all those visitors (close to 10 million at this point) know about firearms and see that a gun shop is present in Cody, Wyoming. And its a gun shop they are free to visit and pull triggers
And not only is the store in the best location possible for those tourists, but it’s also very nice inside. It’s welcoming, clean, large and not too crowded, so many people will feel comfortable in there, even when it’s busy
The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and interesting to talk to
Cody Firearms Experience 142 W. Yellowstone Ave. Cody, Wyoming, USA 82414 (307)586-4287
There are aware of their opportunity to be the ambassador’s of firearms for those international tourists, and people visiting from states where they don’t experience gun shops or shooting ranges
The map on the wall has a pin to indicate each place a visitor has traveled from. It looks like a pincushion, you can barely see the map underneath on some continents. And each continent is represented, they’ve had people from all over the world experience Firearms just outside Yellowstone
This was one of the high points of Cody, Wyoming for me
And this is one of the reasons we do the Gun Show Loophole Tour, to share the experience and efforts of gun shops like this one
It goes without saying, if you’re ever in Cody, Wyoming .. check out the Cody Firearms experience for yourself
They are a full service gun shop too, and there’s an old time shooting gallery available as well
The most interesting museum in Wyoming We had a chance to check out the guns at the Cody Dug Up Gun museum
A private collection of 30+ years
I arrived AFTER they had closed for the season, Travelers Tipc Cody, Wyoming pretty much shuts down for winter
But they were gracious enough to open just for us! They let me wander around and the owner / curator answered many questions In fact I stayed for a few hours and chatted about Cody, the Dug Up Guns, 2A Issues and we watched our new Justice getting confirmed by the senate that afternoon
What a great place, an ultimately interesting collection, amd some of the coolest people you’ll meet running the place and doing the collecting Did I mention the while experience is FREE ? If you are on a budget or turns out you dont like dug up guns, then just leave, no charge If you appreciate them keeping the lights on, and the growing collection available to anyone who visits… then leave them a few dollars I’ll say it again The BEST museum in Wyoming A Must See
7,000 firearms (4,500 on display) 10,000 rounds of ammo on display
Founded in 1971
The Cody Firearms Museum is located in Cody, Wyoming and is part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. It was established in 1965 and is the largest of its kind in the world. The museum houses over 7,000 firearms, including iconic pieces such as Annie Oakley’s gun, the Winchester 1873, the Colt Single Action Army, the Remington Rolling Block and many more. It also features a comprehensive collection of firearms documents, photographs, and artifacts spanning 500 years of firearms history.
The museum is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of firearms and their role in the development of the American West. It strives to provide a comprehensive and educational experience for visitors from all backgrounds and ages. Since its opening, the museum has served more than 1.2 million visitors from around the world.
1975 received Winchester Arms Collection
Comprehensive collection of American firearms
The Cody Firearms Museum houses a comprehensive collection of ammunition for various types of firearms. The collection includes a variety of bullets, cartridges, and shells dating from the mid-19th century to the present day. It also includes rare and experimental ammunition, such as steel core and armor piercing rounds, as well as shotgun shells and black powder cartridges. The museum also has a selection of vintage reloading components, such as brass cases, primers, and bullets.
Open almost every day
Winchester Arms Collection
The Cody Firearms Museum is the home of the Winchester Arms Collection, which is the world’s largest collection of firearms from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The collection contains over 1,400 firearms and related artifacts, spanning the entire history of the company from 1866 to the present. It includes iconic Winchester models such as the 1873, 1886, 1892, and 1894 lever action rifles and the Model 1897 shotgun. It also includes rare and experimental firearms, such as the King’s Improvement Lever Action Rifle, the Olin-Kodenski Lever Action Rifle, and the Winchester Semi-Automatic Rifle. Additionally, the collection includes a variety of accessories, such as gun cases, sights, and spare parts.
From our 2018 Visit (only 1 out of 10 stars, do not recommend)
Very few guns at the Cody Museum
They are not kidding when they say the guns are not on display. Only a very few guns are out, and the descriptions are tiny. There is a big TV screen, with tiny gun pictures, if you click on them, they open up.. its as though you are online, at home.. only you are at the museum, you drove many hundreds of miles to visit Do not visit until the new museum is built Many (most) of the guns around the rest of the museum have also been brought to the new exhibits which are off limits to visitors #FirearmMuseum #TotalDisapointment #FewGuns While #UnderConstruction