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, 2008A Tribute to Harlon Carter
NRA leaders — along with Carter relatives — praise the lion of the NRA, Harlon Carter.
December 27th, 2006Pride, Resolve, Dedication: Harlon Carter
This tribute honors the man whose vision shaped the modern NRA with his vigorous defense of our Second Amendment freedoms.