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NRA Carry Guard Expo Attendee FAQ

Is the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo cancelled?

Yes, 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 purchased, you will receive a full refund on any Expo admission, workshop(s), or 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.  

What are the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo's hours and dates?


Friday, September 14 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 15 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Sales open at 8:30 am daily • Seminar & Workshop times will vary; check schedule for details


Where is the NRA Carry Guard Expo located?

Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Where can I park?

Click here for directions and maps to the Greater Richmond Convention Center

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

General Admission - $30

NRA Members - $20

NRA Life Members - $10

NRA Carry Guard Members - FREE

* Join or Renew your NRA Membership and get in free! 

Click here to purchase your tickets in advance! 

With your paid admission, you'll receive an Expo badge, which gives you access to the Exhibit Hall and the free seminars for all three days. There is an additional fee for workshops.

How do I book a hotel?

The NRA has negotiated discounted hotel rates in the Richmond area - click here

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

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

Are backpacks permitted?

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

Who will be exhibiting at the NRA Carry Guard Expo?

Click here to view the floorplan or review the list of exhibitors here.

What fee-based workshops are happening at NRA Carry Guard Expo?

Click here for a detailed list of descriptions and times for our line-up of fee-based workshops. 

How can I make a difference at the NRA 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 NRA Carry Guard Expo a success. If you are interested in volunteering at the NRA Carry Guard Expo, click here, call 717-620-8382 or email

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, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). You may also email us at

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!

Want to Know More

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or email us at

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.