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NRA Carry Guard Expo - THE Ultimate Event for the Personal Protection Market

Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your brand to the industry's hottest market segment

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Why Richmond? 

  • Nearly 3 million CCW holders registered in Virginia and its surrounding states.

  • 365,000 NRA Members within 300 miles of Richmond, Virginia

  • Greater Richmond Convention Center is easily accessible from major highways.

Why should you exhibit? 

  • Unrivaled event directly related to the CCW, personal protection and home defense markets

  • Unequaled product exposure to a highly pre-qualified audience

  • Unprecedented amount of educational seminars and workshops from introductory to expert level

  • Unique opportunity to connect with those experienced or new to the CCW lifestyle

Who attends the NRA Carry Guard Expo?

Inaugural attendance in 2017 of over 14,000

Open to the public with extensive discounts to NRA members.

There is no question the face of gun ownership is changing.

From women and new parents to existing and first-time gun owners, the demand for personal protection solutions, firearms and firearms training is at unprecedented levels.

Personal protection is the fastest growing segment of the firearm's industry.

More about the Concealed Carry Marketplace

  • NICS Firearm Background Checks reached an all-time high in 2015 with over 23 million checks performed, compared to less than 9 million in 2014.
  • A recent Gallup Poll reported 60% of respondents cited Personal Safety and Protection as the primary reason they own a gun.
  • An estimated 15+ million people have concealed carry permits with millions more eager to acquire their permit and obtain training and instruction.
  • Women are the fastest growing group of gun owners in America.
  • Over 5 million women participated in target shooting last year:
    • 42% of women who own a firearm have at least three, along with a concealed carry license.
    • 73% of women gun owners have had at least one training class.

The NRA Carry Guard Expo is positioned to reach this rapidly growing group of people that range from those just starting out, to those already actively engaged in the personal safety and protection of themselves and their family, all with the common goal of possessing the products, knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and defend themselves when a threat arises.

Exhibiting Opportunities at the NRA Carry Guard Expo

Eligibility is limited to only those products and services that directly correspond to concealed carry, personal protection and home defense. Onsite sales are permitted except for firearms, ammunition, gun powder and primers. The NRA Carry Guard Expo offers affordable space rates, a highly pre-qualified audience, extensive educational opportunities and our commitment to help keep your costs as low as possible. Plus an advertising plan like only the NRA can provide:

  • National advertising to the NRA’s 5 million members and 125,000 NRA-Certified Instructors
  • Special invitations to the hundreds of thousands who have taken our courses
  • Regional advertising concentrated within 300 miles of Richmond, VA

What You'll Find At The NRA Carry Guard Expo

In addition to the exhibit hall, you’ll find special events including NRA’s Wall of Guns, product demos, informational seminars and in-depth instructional workshops.

Want To Know More

Contact us at 866-343-1805 or 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.