This is the official website for the Texas Gun Collectors Association’s two annual events, the Annual Fall Collectors Arms Show, and the Annual Spring Members Meeting and Show.
Spring 2012 photos are online - click here to see them
The 2013 Fall venue is set - click here for more information
The purpose of this site is to showcase our ANNUAL COLLECTORS ARMS SHOW, which is the premier event of its type in the country, and is held on the third weekend of October in Fort Worth, Texas, and our ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING which is held on the fourth weekend of April in various locations throughout the State of Texas. This information is made available to all those interested in participating in any way with The Texas Gun Collectors Association.
In 2010 The Texas Gun Collectors Association (TGCA) celebrated sixty years of Fine Arms Shows. These shows have always been a meeting place for those collectors interested in the finest, rarest, and most historical arms that exist in the world today. Members from all over the world participate in these shows, which make them a focal point for people interested in learning about, and collecting these unique pieces of history.
In addition to the usual high quality competitive displays, the Texas Gun Collectors Association is known for presenting exciting educational and historic exhibits in conjunction with their show, such as The Parade of Walkers in 2003, and 2008’s A Gathering of Patersons. These two events brought together in one place the largest number of these rare firearms ever to be gathered for display by members of any collectors association. This is the standard that will be maintained for future shows.
The Texas Gun Collectors Association ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING is open to all members and friends of the TGCA, as well as interested members of the public. There will be a gun show held in conjunction with the meeting. The venue for the membership meeting will change every year in an attempt to better cover the great State of Texas with the message of the TGCA , and to enroll new members into the association. The plan is to make the show our face to the world, and the meeting our face to Texas. The meeting will also give us the opportunity to conduct the business of the association without interfering with the Arms Show.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site, and that it helps you to feel welcome in participating with this fine association either as a member, an exhibitor, or just a member of the public who would like to attend the finest, most fun, collectible arms show extant.
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THE GUN COLLECTOR
The typical gun collector may be a judge, doctor, secretary, carpenter, engineer, small business owner, farmer, teacher, truck driver or president of a large corporation. Collectors are all these and more. The collector attends his or her place of worship, he or she is a provider, a home owner, and is a taxpayer, voter and good citizen. The collector believes in the Constitution, respects our laws and expects to obey them. In a gun collector you will perceive a patriot, a veteran or possibly a civil servant, and a lover of history who enjoys preserving American traditions through collecting. A collector is a custodian of our nation’s historic artifacts; and is a believer in his or her holdings as works of art, engineering excellence, and examples of master craftsmanship. Firearms collectors are your friends next door, not some lunatic fringe as the liberal press presents them. They are those who believe in the rights of individuals, as well as the rights of the majority. That, my friends, is an encapsulated profile of the American Gun Collector.