Top firearm experts from the National Firearms Museum bring wit and wisdom to outdoor haven
Fairfax, Virginia - If you own a gun, no matter how many or few, then I hope you caught the premier of NRA's Gun Gurus on the Outdoor Channel. That means you you hunters, competitive shooters, collectors, plinkers, and anyone else with any interest at all in the firearm community.
Hosted by NRA Museums Director Jim Supica and Senior Curator Philip Schreier, Gun Gurus explores the fascinating stories behind the treasured everyday firearm enthusiast everywhere. Who knows, maybe that Sharps stuck in the safe or the bolt-action Browning down in the basement is more than just a family keepsake. And if you're not careful, you might just learn a thing or two.
"The history of firearms technology and their role in world history is extraordinary,” said Supica. “You never know what has been hiding in someone’s firearm collection, just waiting to be discovered.”
Presented by Henry Repeating Arms, this debut season holds great promise while viewers will see Jim and Phil evaluate firearms brought in by the general public, examine incredible pieces residing at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum in Springfield, Missouri, and guess on prices for top lined guns set to auctioned off at the esteemed Rock Island Auction Company. But that's not all.
"We're going to take the guns out for some fun," Schreier told Cam Edwards this afternoon on NRANews.com. "We want to give the people at home a chance to see how fast you can load the guns, how difficult or easy they are to fire, and what they can do to a can of baked beans."
So if you own a firearm — no matter how new, how old, how beat up or pristine — and always wondered about the story and price behind the gun, then you better have NRA's Gun Gurus programmed into your DVR. Who knows? You just might hit the jackpot.