Announcing the Premium Membership Program

I am happy to announce the introduction of the Forgotten Weapons Premium Membership Program today! This is a way for folks who are interested to help contribute to keeping the site running every day, and also get some cool new goodies at the same time.

I do want to make clear that the web site content here will continue to be updated daily and visible in its entirety for free to anyone – there will never be a paywall in front of the content at Forgotten Weapons. Our whole mission here is to make information widely and freely available on these cool firearms.

The Premium Membership program is for folks who want to help support the site and keep it going – so I can spend my time traveling, researching, and writing material for you. In addition, your membership also brings you some cool bonuses:

  • Members-Only Forum access. Are you tired of trying to hold quality discussions about firearms history and mechanics in the public forums out there? As a Premium Member, you’ll have access to a discussion forum right here where you can talk with other community members in a polite and intelligent atmosphere.
  • Industry discounts. I’ve arranged several discounts with gun-related companies available only to Premium Members (and I continue to work on getting more). These can easily more than pay for your membership – for example, SMG Gun will give you $100 off one of their FG42 rifles as a member, and that pays for two years of membership just by itself! We also have discounts available for you on tshirts from 1791 Apparel, refinishing from Hydro-Print Services, and of course on DVDs from ForgottenWeapons.

Premium Membership dues are $50/year, which comes to less than 15 cents per day for all the content you get here. Is the site is worth that much to you? Then please consider joining today – thank you!



  1. Would be the first one to join the cause if I would live in the States – due to discounts on firearms and of course to join noble quest of keeping (lets just say) less capable units out of this site. Though I have to remind any future “sheriffs” that “adversaries” are lurking constantly – so have no mercy on them as they will show none to us <__> O_O sooo just educate ’em all !
    cheers 😉

  2. I will sign up when I get home tonight. I’m sold on the private discussion forums. I have gleaned quite a bit of useful technical information from the comments on your blog posts.

  3. Well, I may not be the first member, but I have to be in at least the top ten thousand new members!!
    I did not join for the goodies and discounts, but to support all of the hard work that Ian does for our benefit.
    Thank you, Ian!!

  4. Unable, sadly, to navigate through buying membership via eBay after 3 tries with eBay ID, eBay password, and PayPal password. Met you in AZ when you taped Teri Bryant at the Banzai table.

  5. You’ve got my membership. I think you’re doing a great job, and I love your videos.

    Is it just me, or is the guy on the left, in the above picture, missing his right arm.

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