Founded in 1996 in response to the Howard government’s attack on those with an interest in firearms collecting, the MCG provided a meeting place for local collectors belonging to three peak bodies.
1. Antique Arms Collectors of Australia
2. Arms and Militaria Collectors Association of NSW
3. Sporting Shooters Association of Australia
In 2008, MCG became a stand-alone affiliate with the SSAA and was granted a FAR club authority number. The group meets every two months in Cooma, with attendances counting towards a collector’s legal obligation.
A typical meeting consist of a meal and a business meeting, held on a Monday night and starting at 6pm. The meeting then adjourns to a presentation and discussion on the nominated topic.