The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum is located inside the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.
Trace the development and evolution of hunting arms in America from pre-colonial times to the present. Museum goers can expect to see a thousand historically significant firearms, including:
- Firearms and artwork from the Remington Arms Company factory collection, including one-of-a-kind prototypes, historic arms and milestone guns.
- A multi-million dollar collection of 120 U.S. military pistols from 1797 through 1900.
- A multi-million dollar collection of engraved Colt revolvers of the Old West.
Exhibits feature more than 1,000 artifacts, covering a timeline of American sporting arms from the 1600s to today; American military rifles from flintlocks through M16s; guns that tamed the Wild West; firearms used by President Theodore Roosevelt; and many other displays.
There are Hollywood guns used in movies by actors such as John Wayne, Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Marlon Brando, James Arness, among others.