Are there sound archivists who would be interested in setting up field recordings of unique gunshots? If so how might I go about finding them in my vicinity?
I don't have serious recording equipment, but I do have access to an outdoor shooting venue in Lancaster, PA, and a wide array of guns, loads, and suppressors. So, for example, I could stage subsonic and supersonic shots, suppressed and unsuppressed, going out as far as 500 yards, in a range of calibers; as well as impacts into different media and even some reliable ricochets.
(This question inspired by an answer to Origin of the traditional Hollywood silencer sound?, where an amateur caught an interesting but low-fidelity sound. There seems to be a lot of curiosity in doing a more controlled series with professional sound gear.)