Mel Bernstein, nicknamed The Dragon, lives in Colorado, and he is armed no worse than some less ambitious countries.
In his personal collection of more than three thousand weapons from different countries and eras. All this wealth is exhibited in the Museum of Mela in El Paso County. The exposition is popular: the annual income of the museum exceeds half a million dollars.
Mel Bernstein the Dragon of Colorado — Mel joined the ranks of collectors back in 1982 when he moved to Colorado and opened an arms shop. He received the nickname Dragon because of his fire-breathing motorcycle. He rides him on his ranch, where the museum is located.
The museum is called “Land of the Dragon.” There are more than two hundred machine guns alone.
“I don’t think anyone else has that many cannons,” says Mel. “And they are all in working order.”
Mel can assess the state of the barrels at any time, because he built a shooting range near his house. And another great playground for paintball.
Separate rooms in the museum are set aside for the armament of each country with which the United States fought, starting with the First World War. There are Japanese katanas and German anti-tank guns.
The museum also has artillery shells, grenades, ammunition, 80 military vehicles and several hundred uniformed mannequins. The estimated total cost of the collection is ten million dollars.