By Danielle Sturgis | May 19 2009 12:13

Victors filled with joy at NRA Gun Collectors Committee Awards

Award winning gun collectors at the 2009 NRA Convention in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona - Phil Schreier and Jim Supica are two of the NRA&rsuo;s firearms experts, but they certainly weren’t the only experts on hand at the 138th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. Thanks to Phil for the following:

The NRA Gun Collectors Committee hosted the 49th annual affiliate display competition this past weekend at the NRA's 138th Annual Meetings & Exhibits. Of NRA's 120 affiliated gun collector clubs, 25 of them participated in the competition for the venerable Gun Collectors Committee Trophy.

Judged by a panel of three firearms experts, each club is graded on the effectiveness of their display on a 100 point scale. Winning this years trophy for their first time, The American Society of Arms Collectors took home the prize with a total score of 289pts out of a possible 300. Their display, US Martial Pistols, 1797 - 1897 was a complete collection of over 80 US Military pistols and revolvers and included two of the rarest US pistols ever made, North & Cheney type I and II made in 1797. Rick Starbuck of Lompoc, CA represented the Society this year and also took home two NRA Silver medals for best gun of the show. Only 9 best arms awards were given out this year.

For further information on NRA’s Gun Collector Programs or to reserve space for your collectors club to exhibit at the 139th Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Charlotte next year, contact Schreier at, or call 703-267-1604.

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