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Join the NRA Gun Gurus, Jim Supica and Phil Schreier, as they take you into the world of firearms. They've gone from behind the evaluation table to in front of a live studio audience. There, the Gun Gurus will share the stories behind some of America's most beloved guns, with some of the industry's most well-known personalities.


About the Hosts

Jim BioJim Supica, NRA Museums Director
Prior to taking on oversight of the NRA Museums, Jim was an antique gun dealer, peddling old iron through his mail order catalog, website and auction business. He served eight years on the NRA Board of Directors, including stints as chairman of the Publications Policy Committee and Vice Chairman of the Gun Collectors Committee. He is also the author or co-author of six books on firearms. Read Full Bio



Phil BioPhil Schreier, NRA Museums Senior Curator
A 6th generation native Washingtonian, Phil has been at the NRA Museums for more than 21 years. Phil appears regularly on NRA News, American Rifleman television, the History Channel, A&E and a host of other cable shows with firearms related programming. He also has written dozens of articles on firearms and military-related themes for American Rifleman, Guns & Ammo and numerous other titles. Read Full Bio



Episode Guide

Guns of the Rough RidersGuns of the Rough Riders
(Air Date: December 31, 2014)

When it comes to famous regiments in American history, few are more iconic and influential than Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier explore the many firearms of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry- from Krag Rifles and Gatling Guns fired in the field to Potato Diggers and sidearms showcased in the studio.

Weird and Wonderful GunsWeird and Wonderful Guns

(Air Date: January 7, 2015)

From 18-shot pepperboxes to rocket-powered pistols, history has seen more than its fair share of strange firearms over the years. In their own weird ways, many of them helped shape the guns we know and use today. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier delve into the world of weird and wonderful guns to showcase and shoot some of the more bizarre pieces from firearm history.


Hollywood GunsHollywood Guns

(Air Date: January 14, 2015)

Since the dawn of the film industry, Hollywood armorers have been masters of illusion by necessity. It's a vital part of keeping any feature production safe, on schedule and larger than life on the silver screen. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier take a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood armament- from movie props and blanks fired on location to guests and guns featured in the studio.


Search for FirepowerSearch for Firepower

(Air Date: January 21, 2015)

Over the centuries, firearms have come a long way from single shot cannons to guns capable of belting out 6,000 rounds per minute. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier highlight a few key developments in the age old and ongoing search for superior firepower- from the evolution of repeating arms to the rebirth of the Henry rifle.


Guns of the Old West

Gun of the Old West
(Air Date: January 28, 2015)

Few chapters in American history are as revered and romanticized as that of life on the western frontier. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier step back in time to explore the iconic guns of the old west era- from slinging lead on location to sitting down with a cowboy action-shooting legend in the studio.


Inventing America's Pistol

Inventing America's Pistol
(Air Date: February 4, 2015)

When it comes to iconic American handguns, one stands head and shoulders above the rest- the venerable 1911. It is perhaps the most successful, recognizable and widely replicated design of all time. Jim Supica and Phil Schreier pay tribute to America's favorite sidearm by exploring the 1911's origins on location and holding their own personal pistol trail at the Gun Gurus Proving Ground.


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Guns of the Springfield Armory
(Air Date: February 11, 2015)

For almost 200 years, the United States Military looked to the Springfield Armory for superior firepower. And for almost 200 years, America's Forge of Innovation didn't disappoint. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier explore the history and lasting legacy of the Springfield Armory- from showcasing and shooting Springfield rifles on location to interviewing a Springfield guest in the studio.


World's Finest Firearms

World's Finest Firearms
(Air Date: February 18, 2015)

Every art form has its masterpieces. And the art of gunsmithing is no different. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier take a look at some of the world's very finest firearms- from exploring the exquisite collection of Robert E. Petersen to putting in some trigger time with a pair of high-end big game guns.


Guns of the Civil War

Guns of the Civil War
(Air Date: February 25, 2015)

By the outbreak of the Civil War, firearms worldwide were already undergoing radical new changes… Changes that would ultimately shape American history as we know it. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier explore the many guns that fought the war between the states- from testing rifles on location to reviewing Civil War sidearms in the studio.


Weapons of World War II

Weapons of World War II
(Air Date: March 4, 2015)

Like many conflicts throughout history, the Second World War was fought with some of the most advanced weaponry of the time. Gun Gurus Jim Supica and Phil Schreier take a closer look at the iconic weapons of WWII- from driving an allied tank to test firing a pair of U.S. submachine guns.



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