NRA Carry Guard Expo | Attendee FAQs

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NRA Carry Guard Expo Attendee FAQs

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

Friday, September 14 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 15 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, September 16 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where is the NRA Carry Guard Expo located?

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

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

With your paid admission, you'll receive a show badge, which gives you access to the Exhibit Hall and ALL 60-minute seminars for ALL three days (September 14-16, 2018). There is an additional fee for workshops.

$30 - General Admission

$20 - NRA Members

$10 - NRA Life Members

FREE - NRA Carry Guard Members

Join or Renew your NRA Membership and get in FREE! 

Tickets are on sale now - click here! 

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. Certified dealers will be permitted to take firearm orders at the show. Order pickup must take place offsite.

Is concealed carry permitted?

During the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Greater Richmond Convention Center in accordance with Virginia 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.

Who will be exhibiting at the NRA Carry Guard Expo?

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

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 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, 8:30am 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.