There’s an amazing man that you need to know about put together one of the most expansive and comprehensive gun collections of anywhere in America. It’s the Dragonman Military Museum and shooting range, and its something you have to see if you are in the Colorado area. Or, you can just make a special trip because it’s a totally worthwhile destination experience with lots of stuff to do for the whole family.
Let’s look at the details about the cool place that is the Dragon Man’s Military Museum, and so much more, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Dragon Man Himself
The Dragon Man is Mel Bernstein, a veteran from the Vietnam War hailing from Brooklyn, New York. He is a Class III firearms dealer, so that means he can carry fully automatic weapons like machine guns His entire property is located on 260 acres in a out-of-the-way location around Colorado Springs in El Paso County.
The Military Museum
The museum is a vast collection that explores the firearms used in basically every war, including both World Wars, the Gulf conflict, and Vietnam — which he had personal experience dealing with. The exhibits are quite detailed, not only featuring firearms, but also other weaponry, clothing, gear, and vehicles. As an educational experience, there’s nothing quite like it even at the Smithsonian.
With unique exhibits that guests can personally interact with to truly get a tiny feel for the gravitas of war are what makes this experience so valuable. The exhibits that hold Nazi occupation artifacts and details about the concentration camps are especially powerful and important to remember the devastation that they brought to millions of people.
The Shooting Range
After you spend time exploring everything the museum has to offer, you can also take a class or just go shooting on the range. The Dragon Man offers different types of shooting range experiences, so if you want to try your hand at semi-automatics, full-autos, shotguns, and anything else you can think of, he probably has it on hand to shoot.
But Wait, There’s More Fun
That’s not all that you can do at Dragon Man’s! He also offers a complete paintball course and a motocross bike park. If you are looking for an entertainment venue to take the entire family to, it doesn’t get any more fun and interesting than the Dragon Man’s place.
The best news is that everything the Dragon Man offers is at a pretty reasonable price. There is merchandise and clothing you can buy in the gift shop to commemorate your trip there. It’s such a worthwhile experience to visit this world-class museum and make a couple of days out of it. Check the Dragon Man’s Military Museum website for hours, special tours, and events, along with other information you may need before you go.