NRA Carry Guard Expo | Attendee FAQ

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NRA Carry Guard Expo Attendee FAQ

What are the NRA Carry Guard Expo's hours and dates?

Exhibit Hall Hours
Friday, August 25 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, August 26 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 27 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where is the NRA Carry Guard Expo located?

The Wisconsin Center
400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Where can I park?

There will be numerous parking facilities located around the show venue. Click here for list of preferred parking locations near the Wisconsin Center.

Is the Wisconsin Center accessible by public transportation?

Yes, the Wisconsin Center is accessible through multiple forms of transportation, including public bus services, taxis, and Uber. For more information on the Milwaukee Public Transit System, click here.

How much does it cost at attend the NRA Carry Guard Expo?

The cost for a ticket to the NRA Carry Guard Expo will be $20 for the public, $10 for NRA Members and free for NRA Carry Guard Members and NRA Life Members. Children 12 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Click here to purchase tickets.

With your paid admission, you'll receive a show badge, which will give you access to the Exhibit Hall and the free seminars for all three days. If attending for multiple days, bring your badge back with you to gain access to the Expo.

How much are tickets for the Special Events?

Special Event ticket pricing will vary based on the event. Please visit our Special Event Information page for more information.

Seminars are free with show admission, and seating is first come, first served. Review the schedule here.

Workshops require an additional fee and seats are limited. Purchase tickets here.

When and where is the Southern Uprising Concert?

The Southern Uprising Concert will take place right next door to the Wisconsin Center, at the UWM Panther Arena (400 W. Kilbourn) on Saturday, August 26th at 7:00pm. Click here to order your tickets.

Tickets to the concert are also available at the Wisconsin Center Box Office (4th &amp Wells entrance) on Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and the UWM Panther Arena on Saturday after 2:00pm.

Mention code CARRY for the NRA $10 discount!

Can I purchase firearms and ammunition at the NRA Carry Guard Expo?

Firearm and ammunition transactions are not permitted on the premises. Certified dealers will be permitted to take firearm orders at the show. Order pickup must take place offsite.

Are dogs/pets allowed?

Only guide dogs will be permitted in the Wisconsin Center.

Is concealed carry permitted?

During the NRA Carry Guard Expo, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Wisconsin Center in accordance with Wisconsin law. When carrying your firearm, remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.

Are backpacks permitted?

Yes, backpacks are permitted at the NRA Carry Guard Expo.

Can you rent scooters?

Onsite scooter rentals will not be available at the Wisconsin Center. If you need a rental scooter, please contact a local provider to make arrangements prior to the show.

Who will be exhibiting at the NRA Carry Guard Expo?

How can I make a difference at the Carry Guard Expo?

The easiest way to make a difference at the NRA Carry Guard Expo is to volunteer your time and skills. We are always looking for enthusiastic NRA members to help us make the Carry Guard Expo a success. If you are interested in volunteering at the NRA Carry Guard Expo, please contact Greg Baird by calling 717-620-8382 or emailing him at

Do you have a question or concern that wasn't covered on this page?

Please give us a call at 866-343-1805. This hotline is answered Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm (Eastern Time). You may also email us at

“I Will Never Carry A Gun Without Carrying This.”

- Dana Loesch, Gold NRA Carry Guard Member

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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.