Los Angeles Police Museum

Around 100 Firearms

Opened in 2001

Los Angeles, California

  • 1989 known as the Los Angeles Police Historical Society (LAPHS)
  • Museum opened in 2001
  • Located in Highland Park Police Station, built 1925
  • Around 100 Firearms in Multiple Exhibits
  • A VERY well done museum, Worth a Visit !!
  • Open Tuesday – Friday
  • Adults $10.00 / Children $5.00

North Hollywood Shootout Bank Robbery Exhibit
February 28, 1997

Two robbers attempted to rob the Bank of America, this part of the museum is their story and has some of the artifacts

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opened in 1998

  • 1997 founded as Blackwater
  • May 15, 1998 Training center opened
    – 6,000-acres
    – cost $6.5 million
  • November 2006 acquired 80-acre facility in Mount Carroll, Illinois
    – called Impact Training Center
  • July 2008 Southwest’s facility in San Diego opened
  • 2009 renamed as Xe Services
  • 2011 acquired by private investors and renamed Academi
  • 2014 became a division of Constellis Group

Moyock, NC

 54 tactical ranges, five ballistic houses, multiple MOUT/scenario facilities, four ship-boarding simulators, two airfields and three drop-zones, a three-mile tactical driving track, 25 classrooms, multiple explosive training ranges, a private training center, accommodations for over 450 personnel and other training support activity centers


ACADEMI Southwest’s facility

  • 61,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility
  • 25 yd. Indoor Firearms Range (12 stations), rated 7.62mm NATO, high/low light
  • 3 fully equipped climate controlled classrooms (Computer, projector, Wi-Fi)
  • Ship simulator (3 deck levels)
  • Non-Lethal Training Ammunition Shoot House (2500 sq. ft.)
  • Container Climbing/Rappel Tower


ACADEMI in Salem, Connecticut

  • A 12-lane indoor range for rifle, pistol, shotgun
  • Practical Lab
  • Firearms Training Simulator


American Gunsmithing Institute

started in 1993

  • Started by Alumni of Lassen College Gunsmithing School
  • Master Gunsmith Robert “Bob” Dunlap was going to retire, so they video taped his gunsmithing lessons
  • he taught Design, Function and Repair, the theory being that you can’t fix something unless you truly understand how it works
  • Bob tought his entire method on video
    – took over 2 years. It ended up at 108 hours
  • the American Gunsmithing Institute was born
  •  There was nothing like it at the time and there hasn’t been anything like it since
  • preserve Gunsmithing Knowledge through the addition of new courses
  • Distance-Learning

American Gunsmithing Institute
351 Second Street
Napa, CA. 94559



Autry National Center of the American West

More than 100 guns

November 1988

Los Angeles, California

  • July 2013 Gamble Firearms Gallery opened
  • Colt Revolver in the American West Exhibit
  • More than 100 guns from a chairman of Colt’s collection
  • Open almost every day
  • $15 adults / $6 kids

Autry National Center of the American West

The Autry National Center of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
(323) 667-2000