Ed McGivern's Single-Action Colt Revolver

Presented by the NRA National Firearms Museum

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.

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