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

​Nation's Gun Show Attendee Information

Chantilly, VA

Next Show: July 27, 28 & 29, 2018

NRA National Firearms Museum

"The Guns That Were There"

​​NRA’s National Firearms Museum will be bringing out some interesting pieces of history to the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly,VA at the Dulles Expo Center on July 27, 28 & 29, 2018 get ready for “Special Shotguns!”

Treasures from the Robert E. Petersen Gallery at NRA Headquarters will be traveling to the Nation’s Gun Show.  The finest Italian shotguns with incredible bulino engraving will be featured, which includes renderings in stunning photographic realism of beautiful women, transforming animals and birds, and inspiring automobiles.  Some may even think that this exhibit challenges what some might consider proper for an exhibition of engraved guns, but we’ll let our viewers make up their own minds.  This one-time exhibition will feature pieces that have never traveled outside the National Firearms Museum before.  You won’t want to miss this one!

If you can’t get enough guns at the Showmasters July Nation's Gun Show, plan to also visit the National Firearms Museum at NRA Headquarters at 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax VA.  Just six miles away, our galleries are open daily, free of charge.  The museum store offers a host of souvenirs and great reading material for budding collectors.  Call (703) 267-1600, e-mail, or just check out our website at for more information.



July 27, 28 & 29, 2018
September 28, 29 & 30, 2018
November 16, 17 & 18, 2018
​December 28, 29 & 30, 2018


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 


1,300 Tables
3 Day Pass: $22.00  |  
Adults: $16.00

Teens (12-17): $8.00  |  Children under 12: FREE

Honored Guest Passes are available for $50.00

Honored Guests may enter during Exhibitor Set-Up Times

from Thursday 3pm - 8pm and Friday 9am - 3pm and during regular public hours

Annual Pass:  $100  for the rest of 2018 including this show!

CASH ONLY at the door

Join the NRA at the show - get FREE admission and

a discount on membership,

a hat and a magazine subscription


Admission Coupon


Virginia and Utah Concealed Handgun Classes
By: Historic Arms Corp.

Sign Up Online at
(757) 331-1439 to sign up by phone or for more information

To sign up in person CLICK HERE for directions to our booth.
Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Class: 2 hours $75.00
Virginia & Utah Concealed Handgun Permit Class: 3 hours $115.00
Utah Concealed Handgun Permit Class: 3 hours $115.00
AR-15 Build Class: 4 -5 hours $700.00 and up


Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit                 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Virginia & Utah Concealed Handgun Permit      5:00pm - 8:00pm
Utah Concealed Handgun Permit                     5:00pm - 8:00pm


Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit   10:00am - 12:00pm | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Virginia & Utah Concealed Handgun Permit 10:00am - 1:00pm |

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Utah Concealed Handgun Permit   10:00am - 1:00pm | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
AR-15 Build Class    1:00pm - (Approx.) 5:00pm


Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit                10:00am - 12:00pm
Virginia & Utah Concealed Handgun Permit            10:00am - 1:00pm
Utah Concealed Handgun Permit                    10:00am - 1:00pm

FREE Basic Firearm Safety & Self Protection Course

offered with every paid admission

Limited Space Available

Courtesy of Showmasters 


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

 between the entrances for the restrooms.

Look for the big U.S. Concealed Carry Map. 

Mark Anderson

Discover Shooting