Since the NRA National Firearms Museum has a lovely new gift shop right here at NRA Headquarters, NRAblog has decided to send our newest staff member, Nick Ivey, to the shop once a week to see what he finds. 

Whether given as a gift or purchased for oneself, one of the NRA Challenge Coins and Knife sets are a nice novelty item to show your support for the National Rifle Association. There are three different sets to choose from with two being similar but different in size.

Two sets offer a pocket knife option with the small version having a blade of 2 ¾ in and the large version having a blade of 3 ½ in. In each set the same Challenge Coin is included. The smaller knife sells at $34.95 and the larger knife sells at $39.95. Both knives include an inscription of the Second Amendment on the handle.

The third set offers another NRA challenge coin in addition to the unique coin-like design that holds three different tools to include both a blade and scissors. This set sells for $29.95. One Challenge Coin is included in all three sets, and all coins are minted in the U.S.A.

Remember, these items are unique to the Museum store. To purchase, visit the Museum or call Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc at 703-267-1608.

Since the NRA National Firearms Museum has a lovely new gift shop right here at NRA Headquarters, NRAblog has decided to send our newest staff member, Nick Ivey, to the shop once a week to see what he finds. 

NRA Laptop CaseOne of the top sellers at the NRA Store is the NRA laptop carrying case. The case is embroidered with the NRA logo on the front flap and contains various compartments and zippers to store your laptop and accessories. This item sells for $29.95. 

Remember, these items are unique to the Museum store. To purchase, visit the Museum or call Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc at 703-267-1608.

 

Students visiting the NRA National Firearms MuseumAn English class from a local community college recently paid a visit to the NRA National Firearms Museum as part of a research assignment.

Students in the entry-level English course were assigned a seven-page paper on the topic of firearm rights and ownership.

Trenton Castleberry, a business student, remained undecided. “I can see pros and cons of firearm ownership,” he said. He shot firearms with his Boy Scout troop when he was younger and describes shooting as “enjoyable.”

The quick tour Senior Curator Doug Wicklund gave the group highlighted the Museum’s 18 galleries, including the Guns West! Exhibit, which was very popular among the students. “The Western guns, especially Clint Eastwood’s guns, were cool,” Castleberry said. The students were given an additional hour to enjoy self-guided tours and the Museum’s new store.

“I’m for the right to keep and bear arms, because Americans need to maintain the right to defend themselves,” one student said.

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Since the NRA National Firearms Museum has a lovely new gift shop right here at NRA Headquarters, NRAblog has decided to send our newest staff member, Nick Ivey, to the shop once a week to see what he finds. 

One of the newest and most exciting items available in the NRA National Firearms Museum's store is the new NRA Derringer Butane Lighter, pictured above.

The derringer has two settings, regular and wind-resistant for cigar lighting. The regular setting operates like any generic lighter and by a simple flick of the “safety,” the lighter will ignite the Butane flame. You can pick up your NRA derringer lighter for $9.95. 

Remember, these items are unique to the Museum store. To purchase, visit the Museum or call Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc at 703-267-1608.

The Nation's Gun Show

The staff of the NRA National Firearms Museum will be at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia, this coming weekend. Check out their table – it's usually in the corner near the café – to see the a special Thanksgiving exhibit produced by Assistant Curator Matt Sharpe:

    Stop by the Museum's booth for a chance to win a prize from the NRA Museum store! Guess which firearms represent popular dishes served during a Thanksgiving meal.

    You get a head start knowing that on display will be two Turkish “Rat Tail” flintlock pistols, a muzzle-loading pistol from the Revolutionary War era, a German “potato masher” grenade, a Maynard tape roll primer rifle, a revolver owned by superstar trick shot and exhibition shooter Judge Roy Bean, and a 17th Century wheelock carbine which belonged to John Alden, an original settler of the Plymouth colony and signer of the Mayflower Compact. More

NRA Egg Ornaments

Since the NRA National Firearms Museum has a lovely new gift shop right here at NRA Headquarters, NRAblog has decided to send our newest staff member, Nick Ivey, to the shop once a week to see what he finds. 

Include the NRA on your Christmas tree this year! Imported from Russia is a hand painted wooden “Russian Egg” that bears the logo of the National Rifle Association on one side and a depiction of its national headquarters here in Fairfax, Virginia, on the other.

Since these eggs are hand painted, no two are exactly alike. The symbolic history of the egg in Russia is a long and significant one, and the staff of the NRA National Firearms Museum is thankful to our friends in Russia for providing us with such a one of a kind item and for their support. You can purchase yours at the NRA Store for $14.95.

Remember, these items are unique to the Museum store. To purchase, visit the Museum or call Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc at 703-267-1608.

Since the NRA National Firearms Museum has a lovely new gift shop right here at NRA Headquarters, NRAblog has decided to send our newest staff member, Nick Ivey, to the shop once a week to see what he finds. 

The NRA National Firearms Museum’s Store has everything from clothing and houseware products to books and picture frames. However, the NRA store has a small niche that caters to young children that are being introduced to firearms and shooting sports. Some of these unique items are not easily found elsewhere, according to Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc.

“The top selling hottest children’s item in the store is the rubber band guns,” Van Scoyoc, told NRAblog. The rubber band guns are available in several models to include the Derringer, Colt 1911, Uzi-submachine gun, M-16, and the Thompson submachine gun. Prices range from $9.95 to $39.95 depending on the model type. Rubber bands are, of course, included with purchase.

Remember, these items are unique to the Museum store. To purchase, visit the Museum or call Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc at 703-267-1608.

L to R: Assistant Curator Amber Lammers, Senior Curator Doug Wicklund, Senior Curator Phil Schreier, Museum Director Jim Supica, and Museum Store Manager Benjaman Van Scoyoc. 
 
The staff of the NRA National Firearms Museum are ready to welcome you to their haunted, history-filled home. Staff are busy today with costume finalization and preparation of the 18 galleries which will be decked out in ghoulish decorations. 

If you find yourself in the greater Washington DC area this weekend, make your way to the Museum for a memorable event. The NRA Museum Store, which recently celebrated a grand reopening, will remain open throughout the extended event hours.

Drop by any time between 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, or 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Costumes are encouraged, or come to see your favorite firearms historians in costume. Senior Curator Phil Schreier, pictured at left, never disappoints. 

"This year promises to be a great event with free treats for kids and food and fun for all," Museum Director Jim Supica told NRAblog.

Supica, whose standard  costume is a cowboy of the Old West, is finishing his first year as Director of the Museum."It's been a great year, but the best is definitely yet to come," Supica said. 

Since the NRA National Firearms Museum has a lovely new gift shop right here at NRA Headquarters, NRAblog has decided to send our newest staff member, Nick Ivey, to the shop once a week to see what he finds.  

“One of the hottest novelty items we sell here in the NRA Store is definitely our gun and bullet shaped flash drives,” Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc told NRAblog. Four gigabyte flash drives can be purchased for $24.95 in the shape of an Uzi-submachine gun or in the shape of a couple different types of ammunition. In addition to the four gigabyte drives, there is also a one gigabyte flash drive available as well for $15.95.

These items are the perfect stocking stuffer for the upcoming holiday season.

Remember, these items are unique to the Museum store. To purchase, visit the Museum or call Store Manager Benjamin Van Scoyoc at 703-267-1608.

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