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NRA Carry Guard Expo Is THE Firearms Education Event of the Year

Due to the forecasted impact of Hurricane Florence and the resulting State of Emergency issued by the Governor of Virginia, the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo in Richmond is cancelled. This decision was made after careful deliberation and concern for the safety of attendees, exhibitors and others involved in the Show.

If you bought tickets, you will receive a full refund on any show admission, workshop(s), and Concealed Carry Fashion Show tickets purchased, as well as the ticket convenience fee (if applicable).  NOTE:  There is no action required on your part. Refunds will automatically be applied to the credit card used by the customer at the time of purchase.  Please allow up to 5 business days for processing.

While these major weather events are beyond human control, we regret any inconvenience the decision to cancel may cause. 

Exhibit Hall

NRA’s Carry Guard Expo features an Exhibit Hall with all of your favorite firearm and accessory companies, showcasing their latest and greatest guns, gear and services related to personal protection and defense, concealed carry and home defense. The Expo is open to the public with discounted rates for NRA members.

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  • Firearms & Accessories
  • Concealed Carry Holsters, Clothing & Accessories
  • Tactical Bags & Packs
  • Firearm Safes, Storage and Home Concealment
  • Knives & Multi-Tools
  • Optics & Lights
  • Non-Lethal Defense
  • Home Security Equipment and Solutions

Seminars & Workshops

NRA’s Carry Guard Expo will feature a wide array of seminars and workshops, with top-notch instructors covering all aspects of concealed carry, personal protection, and home defense. Admission ticket to the NRA Carry Guard Expo includes entrance to the Expo for the entire weekend, PLUS all of the 60-minute seminars! 

  • Personal Protection & Situational Awareness
  • Concealed Carry Techniques & Lifestyle
  • Women-Specific Content
  • Home Defense & Preparedness
  • NRA-Specific Content
  • Medical and First Aid Training
  • The Aging Defender
  • Political Activism/Legal Matter

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“Everything was very organized and I easily found vendors I wanted to talk to. The seminars were very informational and speakers were very approachable. I also met some NRA personalities which I would never thought I would ever meet.”

“Great show, seminars and speakers. Looking forward to next year.”

“Thank you for a great expo. It was very well organized and everyone was very inviting and friendly. I don't have a single bad experience from the event and I went all 3 days.”

“My wife and I both attended and thought it was a great experience. We were only able to attend Sunday, but wished we could have gone all weekend.”

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  • NRA Community with boundless networking opportunities.
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  • Convenience to book now and pay later.
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Plan Your Stay

NRA Carry Guard Expo is your ultimate personal protection destination. Join us in Richmond, VA, for three action-packed days with the greatest firearms exhibitors and educators in the industry!

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NRA Carry Guard Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.