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NM Gun Inventory Database Software is now free.
After years of development,
usage, and input from the gun
collecting community NM Gun Collector Software is stable and well
established. When Microsoft changed their development standards for
deployment I stopped developing this software and created
NM Collector Software
NM Collector Software is designed for any collection (including a Home Inventory Software
template) and will run on any computer including Windows, Mac and Linux. I do provide a free version of it as well but it is limited in functionality.
It may be a bit long in the tooth but this gun database software
still works well and meets most gun collector's needs.
Other products have showed up on the market to fill the same purpose.
One of them, I
will not say which one, even started out as a blatant copy of NM Gun
Collector software even with matching screens but when I challenged
them they denied it and quickly changed it.
Please understand and follow the special instructions for installation on Windows Vista and Windows 7
These instructions must be followed because of the changes Microsoft
made to their application deployment process for these operating
Other gun inventory software
that attempt to serve the gun collecting community include the following. I have not used, tested, evaluated or otherwise been involved with these products so I do not endorse or recommend any of them. I provide these links for your convenience in making your own decision. If you know of any others not listed here please let me know and I will be happy to list them.
- Gun Safe (free software package that was and is still very popular with gun collectors)
- NM Collector Software Any Collection, any Operating Systems - Also for Android Devices
- Blue Book Publications Inventory Software Program (replacement for the old GunTracker but now even this appears to be discontinued. Let me know where it is if you can find it.)
- Gun Inventory Clerk from Heavy Metal Software (been around a very long time)
- My Gun DB - Requires Adobe Air to function
- My Gun Collection from BurnSoft (no comment other than they are out there)
- And many others to come ... lots of people are talking about creating their own gun collecting software and marketing it to others because apparently there are none out there that meet their needs. :)
Whether you're starting with a few guns or have already collected
several hundred, you can use NM Gun Collector Software to
easily catalog and track your growing firearms collection. This full
featured database stores detailed information on your collected pieces,
including costs, values and digital photographs and provides organized
and definitive records for insurance and estate planning purposes.
Easy-to-use features let you:
- Add, remove and view multiple photographs of each item in
- Enter and retrieve information in an intuitive and logical
- Save data-entry time by selecting common information (caliber,
finish) that is already available in drop down lists.
- Edit the drop down lists and enter the characteristics that are
common to your collection.
- Print multiple reports including BATF C&R Bound Book
formatted reports, description reports, a description report with a
picture, and labels to attach to your firearms.
- Track the cost and value (both appraised and realized) of your
collection, in whole or in part, with built in statistic reports.
- Keep maintenance records.
- Track ammo.
- Include Data Sheets.
Protect your valuable data
NM Gun Collector Software
can keep your collection information
from prying eyes with optional, robust security that doesn't get in
your way if you don't want it. Additionally, you can backup or even
repair your collection database on demand, providing you with safe
off-site storage of your important records.
Great for even really large collections!
Managing the records of a large collection of five hundred or more
firearms can be very difficult if you're using a simple spreadsheet
program or word processor. Fortunately NM Gun Collecting Software
saves you a time and trouble by providing a statistics tab which gives
you quick access to items in your collection and doesn't require you to
scroll through long lists. Just enter the search criteria to limit the
scope of your search, select the item you want, and then Click the "Go
To" button to go right to it! You can also print reports based only on
search criteria that you specify yourself!
A few Notes about electronic BATFE Bound BooksPlease be sure you know what you are getting when you sign up for software that claims to meet the requirements for an electronic BATFE Bound Book.
Here are a few things to consider.
First, What is a Bound Book?
A “bound book” is a permanently bound book or an
orderly arrangement of loose-leaf pages which must be maintained on the business
premises. The format must follow that prescribed in the regulations, and the
pages must be numbered consecutively.
[27 CFR 478.121 and
Did you know that software is required to keep an audit trail of your every change in order to be BATFE compliant? Years ago, before the BATFE changed their requirements for
electronic record keeping systems, many individual C&R holders obtained ATF
(yes, back then it was known as ATF) approval to use NM Gun Collector Software as an alternate record. When BATFE
changed the requirements I posted the changes to my web site ( ATF Alternate Record Notes
) and I refused to comply with
these new regulations because BATFE now requires that an electronicic record
keeping system track every change made by the user. As an individual C&R
holder I figured it was better not to use an electronic system for my official
C&R bound book than to have my every correction logged and
Here is the relevant section of the new regulations (excerpted
from ATF Rul. 2008-2
"All data entered into the computer system must be recorded into the
database and cannot be capable of being edited or modified at a later date
without generating an audit trail. The software system must retain any
correction of errors as an entirely new entry, without deleting or modifying the
original entry. The system may allow for entries in a notes column to explain
Do you really want your every correction traced for a government agent to audit?
Alternative: Print your bound book!
From the definition referenced earlier, a bound book is "an
orderly arrangement of loose-leaf pages" so why not use software for your records and then just print your bound book after any change? The choice is yours. Choose well!
More Screen Captures
PC: 100 MHz Pentium Class
OS: Windows 95, 98, NT SP4, 2000, ME, XP, Vista,
and Windows 7. Do not install to the Program Files directory for Windows
Vista and Windows 7 or it will not work!
Disk Space: 13 MB available disk space (less for Windows
98 and above and for Systems with Microsoft Office and other Microsoft
products already installed)
Memory: If you have enough memory to run Windows
effectively, you have enough memory to run this software. (The new
Windows systems require lots of memory for the operating system alone
and memory requirements vary greatly among operating systems. However,
once you get the operating system running efficiently, this software
will not require much more.)