Thanks to Lars Dalseide and the NRA Museum, one of the coolest things we did at the NRA convention was get the opportunity to see, learn about, and handle some famous and prototype 1911's. This appealed to my geeky love of history and precision mechanical devices so much I almost had a Laura-type squee moment. (Almost? Hah! He squeeed and he knows it! - L)
I guess I'm late to the party, but in case any of you are too, the NRA Museum Blog has a weekly segment called Curator's Corner which is a virtual presentation of what my experience at the convention was. Senior Curator Phil Schreier discusses unusual or special firearms in the museums collection. Exhibits have gone from movie guns to historical items and the special and rare. Not only is this historically interesting, but it's also a great way to see some of what the NRA Museum offers if you can't get there. Go get your geek on and check it out! No one will see you squee, I promise.