To encourage and support the collection, trade, sale and display of firearms, ammunition, and accessories of historical and modern interest.
In early 1972, a few Alaskan gun collectors met one evening in a vacant store on Spenard Road in Anchorage, Alaska in response to a newspaper ad asking that persons interested in organizing a gun show in Anchorage attend that meeting. Unfortunately, the night chosen was the same evening as the Ducks Unlimited Banquet and, as a result, the first meeting of what was to become the Alaska Gun Collectors, Inc. was not well attended.
Nonetheless, from that first meeting, an organization calling itself the Alaska Gun Traders was formed, the name being changed to the Alaska Gun Collectors Association, Inc. in the mid 1970′s.
The AGCA held its first gun show in the Spring of 1972 at the old Alaska National Guard Armory on Jewel Lake Road. Since that time the AGCA has sponsored at least two or three gun shows a year.
For over thirty years, the AGCA has also organized and held its Youth Shooting Appreciation Day at which youngsters from age 12 to 18 are introduced to the various aspects of the shooting sports, and the importance of firearms safety. This free event is enthusiastically attended by 500 young people each year.
The AGCA financially contributes to Olympic shooters, high school and other rifle teams and shooting programs, veterans’ programs, Friends of NRA, and to other civic organizations. We offer a scholarship program for those interested in pursuing the shooting sports beyond high school.
Over the years, the AGCA has accumulated the largest and most extensive collection of Alaska commemorative firearms in the world. This collection has been exhibited at the Annual Meetings of the NRA in various parts of the “lower 48”.
Our Current Board:
Greg Ross - President
Mike Leigh - Vice President
Jon Morse - Treasurer
Joe Koss - Secretary
Jeremy Wise - Gun Show Chair
Randall Moomey - Master at Arms
Become a Member:
If you are as passionate about firearms as we are, we would love having you as a member of AGCA!!! And now more than ever, joining or renewing has never been easier! You can now join ONLINE!!!!
Our membership types and fees are as follows:
Youth (20 & under)………. $5
Group/Business Life……… $500
Group/Business Annual… $50
*May purchase on 3-show plan ($100 for 3 consecutive shows, not avail. for online purchase). 3/1/03
NOTE: All of our memberships expire on December 31st, so joining earlier in the year is better! Remember, you must be a current member to register as an exhibitor at our gun shows.