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The Good, Bad & Bizarre! – The Strange History of Self-Defense Firearms

4:00pm - 5:00pm on Sep 6, 2019, Friday|Room 203A|View Details|Add To Calendar

The Good, Bad & Bizarre! – The Strange History of Self-Defense Firearms

Presenter - Jim Supica

This is a visual history of some of the dramatic breakthroughs and spectacular flops in four centuries of firearms evolution and experimentation. There is a special emphasis on novel and just plain weird concealed carry firearms. Featured items include:
• A full-auto 16th century sixteen-shooter.
• Knife and sword pistols.
• Folding hammers, folding triggers, folding handguns.
• “Is that a deck of cards in your pocket, or are you just planning to defend yourself?”
• The 8-shot flintlock ordered by the American Continental Congress 14 years before the Second Amendment was ratified.
• The gun that inspired the first firearms ban.
• Purse guns, cane guns and even a ring gun.
If you don’t see a gun you haven’t seen before, Jim’s just not doing his job.

 

Meet Jim Supica

Jim Supica is Director of the NRA Museums, co-host of the NRA Gun Gurus TV show, and author or co-author of eight books on firearms, including the best-selling gun book of all time, The Illustrated History of Firearms, and the definitive reference Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.

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NRA Personal Protection Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.