Machine Gun Nest

Started in Sept 2013 with a crowdfunding campaign

  • 12 twenty-five yard shooting lanes
    – 25 yard indoor range
    – anything up to, and including, .50 BMG
  • open to the public
  • rent guns

We arrived an hour or so before they were open, and we were headed to the ATF Technology Branch for the Daily Gun Show LIVE

We couldn’t stay to see the shop, but we did say hello on Instagram

Machine Gun Nest
7910 Reichs Ford Rd
Frederick, MD 21704

(301) 304-6001

The Armory

Store: The Armory
Visit Date:
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Good assortment, popular brands and many interesting, hard to find guns
Staff: Friendly, helpful
Prices:  Seemed average


The Armory
24 Defense St
Annapolis, MD 21401

Atlantic Guns

Store: Atlantic Guns
Visit Date:
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Selection: Good assortment, lots of types of guns, plenty of models
Staff: Friendly, talkative and knowledgeable
Prices:  Average for the few items I compared



944 Bonifant St.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-585-4448

U.S. Naval Academy Museum

12 guns on display

Founded in 1845

Annapolis, Maryland

  • 1845 – founded as the Naval School Lyceum
  • 1849 –  Navy’s collection of historic flags added to collection
  • 1939 – construction of Preble Hall
  • 12,000 square feet
  • four galleries
  • 2007-2009 – complete renovation to turn the building into a modern museum
  • Rogers Ship Model Collection (108 ship and boat models)
  • Naval Academy Art Collection (1,200 paintings)
  • Malcolm Storer Naval Medals Collection (w/ ancient coins)
  • Beverley R. Robinson Collection
     (woodcuts, etchings, line engravings, mezzotints, aquatints, and lithographs of naval history).
  • open seven days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays through Saturdays, and 11 am to 5 pm on Sundays; it is only closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

U.S. Naval Academy Museum
118 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21402-5034
(410) 293-2108