If you’re anything like me, it hard enough getting out of Bass Pro Shops in less than half a day, and now they went and partnered with the NRA to add the National Sporting Arms Museum to their flagship store:
The NRA National Sporting Arms Museum opened on Friday at a sprawling Bass Pro Shops outdoor retail store in Springfield, Missouri, a politically conservative central U.S. city that is a gateway to the mountainous Ozarks region popular with tourist and hunters.
Admission is free to the 7,500-square-foot (697-square-metres) museum, which has detailed dioramas and displays that were a decade in the planning stages, said NRA officials.
“If you are a gun person, you are going to love this place,” museum director Jim Supica says in an online video promoting the museum as “one of the premier firearms museums in the world.”
“These guns came from the NRA collection built over 80 years, but a lot came from special collections that haven’t had a place for display,” Supica told Reuters in a telephone interview.
It looks like an interesting place. If I’m ever in the neighborhood, I’m going to have to check it out.