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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