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.
Spotlighting guns from the NRA National Firearms Museum.
June 1st, 2011Ad Topperwein's Colt Revolver
This double-action Colt revolver was owned by Ad Topperwein, the husband of "Plinky" Topperwein.
May 31st, 2011Annie Oakley's Gold Hibbard
This shotgun was reputedly given by Annie Oakley to Mary Estell Beavers during a shooting exhibition.
May 29th, 2011Annie Oakley's Remington Beals
Sold for $5 by a relative in 1940, this rifle was once owned by noted sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
May 28th, 2011Annie Oakley's Smith & Wesson Revolver
This gold-washed Smith & Wesson revolver was once owned by renowned exhibition shooter Annie Oakley.
May 27th, 2011Arlayne Brown's Colt Revolver
This custom revolver was specially ordered from Colt in 1929 by a noted female pistol competitor.
May 26th, 2011Ball Butt Dag Pistol
This unique gun has a dual purpose in that it also serves as a club.
May 25th, 2011Barry Goldwater's Brooks Rifle
This Kentucky long arm was presented to Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater in 1971.
May 24th, 2011Bill McMillan's Pistol
This pistol was used by Lt. Col. McMillan in winning the Gold Medal during the 1960 Olympic Games.
May 23rd, 2011Black Watch Scottish Pistol
This pistol was used by a member of the Black Watch during the American Revolutionary War period.
May 22nd, 2011Brown Bess Musket
This musket is a limited edition reproduction of an original British military long arm.