​Nation's Gun Show

Chantilly, VA

Next Show: April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

                                         NRA Firearm Museum - Christopher Spencer

                                                  The National Firearms Museum will be honoring one                                                   of America's lesser known arms inventors,                                                                   Christopher Spencer.  Creating what came to be                                                         known as the "Yankee horizontal shot tower,"                                                             Spencer received contracts for hundreds of                                                                 thousands of rifles and carbines during the                                                                 American Civil War.  These 7-shot repeating                                                                 breechloaders were among the most popular Union                                                     issued cavalry and infantry arms.  Spencer later                                                           developed an early semi-automatic shotgun, the                                                       Roper - the first smoothbore with screw-in chokes.                                                    

Our exhibition will tell the story of Christopher Spencer, an amazing Civil War era designer who also lived long enough into the 20th century to learn how to fly an airplane! 

Our museum galleries are free admission daily and thousands of great historical firearms are showcased in our extensive displays.  For more information on the NRA Museums, please check out our website at www.nramuseums.com, call (703) 267-1602 or e-mail nfmstaff@nrahq.org.  

NRA has three firearms museums around the country and our National Firearms Museum is just down the road at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, VA. 

Notice Washington D.C. Residents:
You can purchase a handgun at the Nation's Gun Show; however, you CAN NOT carry the gun until you go through the entire transfer process with an FFL dealer. 

Contact: Charles Sykes, Jr.
For Appointments Call: 301-577-1427
Email: csexchangeltd@aol.com


June 9, 10, & 11, 2017

July 28, 29 & 30, 2017

September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017

November 17, 18 & 19, 2017

December 29, 30 & 31, 2017


Dulles Expo Center

4320 Chantilly Shopping Center 

Chantilly, VA 20153


Friday: 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM 

Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM 


3 Day Pass: $20.00

Adults: $13.00 

Teens (12-17): $7.00

Children under 12: FREE

Tickets can only be purchased day of the show at the door
Tickets can only be purchased with CASH ONLY


Admission Coupon


VA Concealed Carry  5:00pm - 7:00pm
UT Concealed Carry  5:00pm - 8:00pm
VA & UT Concealed Carry  5:00pm - 8:00pm

VA Concealed Carry  10:00am - 12:00pm | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
UT Concealed Carry  10:00am - 1:00pm | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
VA & UT Concealed Carry  10:00am - 1:00pm | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Legal Use of Firearms for Self Defense (Part 1)  10:00am - 12:00pm
Legal Use of Firearms for Self Defense (Part 2)  1:00pm - 3:00pm

AK-47 Build Class  1:00pm - Finished (6:00pm)

VA Concealed Carry  2:00pm - 4:00pm
UT Concealed Carry  2:00pm - 5:00pm
VA & UT Concealed Carry  2:00pm - 5:00pm
AR-15 Build Class 1:00pm - Finished (6:00pm)

VA Concealed Carry Class: $75.00
UT Concealed Carry Class: $115.00
Legal Use of Firearms for Self Defense: $85.00

Sign Up--> http://firearmtrainingstore.com/
(757) 331-1439

The District of Columbia is now issuing concealed carry permits. If you want to apply for a DC Carry Permit, Discover Shooting is doing training for DC permits! Visit the Discover Shooting table on the back wall for details. The table is between the entrances for the restrooms. Look for the big U.S. Concealed Carry Map. 

Mark Anderson

Discover Shooting



Exhibitor Set Up

Thursday: 3:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Saturday: 8:00AM - 9:00AM

Sunday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM


$115.00 - $120.00 per table

Electricity: $95.00

1,300 Tables

Wi-Fi Available


Bull Run Regional Park has RV sites for $30.45 including tax and 30 AMP electricity.  Water and dump site is separate for no extra charge.  Full hook up and 50 AMP is also available.  The park is off of I-66, Exit 52, approximately 7 miles from the show.  It has a public shooting center with sporting clays, skeet and trap, an indoor archery range, archery and gun pro shop.  Their phone number is (703) 631-0550


Holiday Inn Select

$65.00 King, Double, or Single

(703) 961-2721

MILITARY - Bring your work orders to purchase a firearm.

Firearms Purchase Requirements