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
Dues: $40 application, $40 per year
pro-rated for new members joining
last quarter of the calendar year
Upcoming Palm Beach Arms Collectors events:
PBAC meeting Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Presentation: Shawn Ryan, Navy SEAL - Vigilance Elite Training
PBAC meeting Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Presentation: World War I 100th Anniversary - multiple presenters on WWI arms
PBAC meeting Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Presentation: Tom M. on the Pedersen Device
PBAC Day at the Range Sunday, March 25, 2018
Okeechobee Shooting Sports
Meet at Mom's Kitchen 8:00 AM
PBAC meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Presentation: Sal R. on S&Ws
PBAC meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Presentation: George B. on AKs
Next PBAC Gun Show: January 5-6, 2019
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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