The Palm Beach Arms Collectors Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and collection of historical firearms by its members. We support Second Amendment rights and are proudly affiliated with the National Rifle Association. Some of the proceeds from our gun shows and events are used to support Friends of the NRA for both Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida.
Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month.
The meeting time is from 7:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
An educational presentation is followed by a business meeting.
All meetings are held at:
The Scottish Rite Masonic Center
2000 North 'D' Street
Lake Worth, Fla. 33460
Upcoming club events:
PBAC Day at the Range, Sunday, May 22, 2016
Field Trip to Okeechobee Shooting Sports 10:00 AM
(Meet at Mom's Kitchen in Lake Worth 8:00 AM)
PBAC meeting Wednesday, June 16, 2016
Presentation: Century Arms International Product Demo
PBAC Field Trip, Saturday, June 25, 2016
Field Trip to US Navy SEAL Museum AND Road to Victory Military Museum
(Meet at TBA)
PBAC meeting Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Presentation: Neil on WWII Japanese Rifles and Pistols
PBAC meeting Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Presentation: Christina on Hydro-Dipping Finishes
PBAC meeting Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Presentation: John - TBA
PBAC meeting Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Presentation: Tom on C96 Mauser Broomhandles
The Palm Beach Historical Arms Collectors Association began in 1972 when six like-minded collectors started meeting in a local garage.
Over the years, the organization grew to over two hundred members and began having extremely popular gun shows. Our first gun show was at the Colonnades Hotel. Succeding gun shows have been at the Knights of Columbus Hall, the Palm Beach Auditorium, and the National Guard Armory. We accommodated as many as 350 tables, and became “the show to attend” on the east coast of Florida.
Since then, collector tastes have changed, and so have our members. Our collectors revere and collect firearms starting from the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars, many of the firearms from those periods include original Kentucky Rifles; but we have many more who treasure more contemporary pieces starting from World War II up to the present time.
Currently, our gun shows accomodate approximately 80 tables, and reflect the quality, variety, and taste of our members. This includes handguns, rifles, shotguns, flare guns, edged weapons, militaria and accessories from many countries and periods.
PBAC hosts an information and display table at every gun show at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
We also organize shooting field trips to area ranges.
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