Ed McGivern was an exhibition shooter who was
renowned for speed and accuracy. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1874, McGivern once
fired five rounds from this single-action revolver at a target 50 feet away and
put all five bullets into three quarter-sized holes — all in under half a second. Nicknamed the “fastest
shot in the world,” he was a world-record holder and the originator of exhibition shooting. Ed McGivern's Colt Revolver can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
McGivern was a world-record holder and the originator of exhibition shooting.
April 19th, 2008
NRA leaders — along with Carter relatives — praise the lion of the NRA, Harlon Carter.
December 27th, 2006
This tribute honors the man whose vision shaped the modern NRA with his vigorous defense of our Second Amendment freedoms.