Cody Firearms Museum – Science of Firearms
As the foremost institution in the nation for interpreting firearms, the Cody Firearms Museum is undergoing an exciting renovation in order to be an even stronger destination for both firearms enthusiasts and the general public. Opening in the summer of 2019, there will be more firearms on exhibit, additional historical context, new multimedia displays, and a wide array of interactives.
For now, you can find firearms on display throughout the Center’s other museums including a temporary exhibition featuring the best in our collection.
Keep reading for a sneak peek of what’s to come!
Area 5: Science of Firearms
This area of the Cody Firearms Museum dives into the fascinating science behind how and why firearms work. Expect to see plenty of demonstrations, animations, and interactive elements.
The Pursuit of Precision
Numerous scientific principles influence the performance of a firearm
There are many factors that contribute to a firearm’s accuracy and precision. From the mechanics of the firearm such as trigger press, evolution of material, and firing systems to its complimentary ammunition, precision can be changed by the smallest factor. Some factors such as wind and weather affect accuracy and are often unavoidable.
Myth Busting the Gun
Can a firearm really do that?
Can a GLOCK evade airport security? Can a gun penetrate under water? Is a silencer really silent? Thanks to movies and television misconceptions about the gun are rampant. See what ideas about the gun are rooted in fact and others rooted in fiction.
We hope you enjoy the newly renovated Cody Firearms Museum when it opens next summer!