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Pistols in this exhibit belonged to world record-holder Ed McGivern. On today's Curator's Corner, John Popp talks to National Firearms Museum Senior Curator Phil Schreier about the legacy of the man who was the father of competitive fast shooting. Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1874, Ed McGivern could fire five rounds from a Colt single-action revolver into three distinct holes in a target 50 feet away, all in the space of less than half a second. Renowned for his accuracy almost as much as his speed, McGivern eventually lost his world record, but he was the originator of his own unique category of competitive shooting.

Season 11