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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. 

NRA Carry Guard Virtual Reality Experience

Scenario training is a big part of NRA Carry Guard. Virtual Reality technology allows us to put participants into a realistic, life-like environment and rapidly make decisions and act under stress! Come experience this new training tool for yourself and test your ability to make the right decision and take the correct action, all without leaving the NRA Carry Guard booth! 

NRA Carry Guard Interactive Experience


The ability to make a decision and act under stress is not something we get much chance to practice. Visit the NRA Guard Interactive Experience for an opportunity to do just that! Participants will be placed into a life-like scenario and faced with situations where they are forced to make a decision and act quickly. Upon conclusion of each scenario, there will be a debrief with an NRA Carry Guard Instructor and a use of force analyst. Those not participating will be able to observe the scenario and listen to the debrief, getting valuable ‘mental reps.’ This is an opportunity to train outside the confines of a standard ‘square range’ environment. Come experience it for yourself at the NRA Carry Guard Expo! 

NRA Carry Guard Basic Course

Take your marksmanship skills to the next level with this 2-day course at the Winding Brook Indoor Shooting Range! The training consists of both classroom instruction and live fire training. This course is designed for those who already have a CCW permit but might not yet carry a gun regularly and want to take their skills to the next level before graduating to Every Day Carry! Check the NRA Carry Guard website for details and to sign up

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 Personal Protection 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.