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Discover opportunities to come together with fellow gun enthusiasts and connect with the NRA. The National Rifle Association holds our Annual Meetings each spring and the Great American Outdoor show each winter, while Friends of NRA banquets occur throughout the year in every state! And for our country music lovers, check out NRA Country to find events near you!

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NRA Personal Protection Expo

The NRA Personal Protection Expo is an educational and interactive experience dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and home defense tactics. Attend a broad array of seminars and workshops by leading experts and instructors from across the country. The Expo also features an exhibit hall chock-full of 150 companies ranging from firearm manufacturers, concealment and storage products and home defense solutions, to knife manufacturers, tactical gear and advanced training options.

NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

The 149th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be held April 16-19 in Nashville, TN. With over 800 exhibitors and a jam-packed schedule of seminars, workshops, special events, concerts and celebrity meet and greets, you don’t want to miss out on this exciting celebration of freedom.

Great American Outdoor Show

The World's Largest Outdoor Show! Featuring 1,100 exhibitors ranging from shooting manufacturers to archery, fishing, outdoor gear, boats, RVs and hunting outfitters covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space! Not to mention a jam packed schedule including country concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!

Friends of NRA

Friends of NRA events have one goal— fundraising for the future of the shooting sports while promoting fun and fellowship. Since 1992, Friends of NRA has held over 17,000 events, reached over 3 million attendees and raised over $600 million for The NRA Foundation, the largest charity in support of the shooting sports. Every volunteer, every donor, every committee, every business, every state has a reason why they call themselves a Friend of NRA.

NRA Day Presented by Brownells

NRA Day events provide community members the opportunity to come together to learn, experience, share, and grow in appreciation of the shooting sports. Participants will be able to learn about the many different activities available in shooting sports and explore them in a safe environment.

NRA Country

NRA Country is a celebration of American values. Respect. Honor. Freedom. It's a lifestyle and a bond between the best and brightest in country music and hard-working Americans. NRA Country is powered by pride, love of country, respect for the military, and our responsibility to protect our great American lifestyle.

NRA Springfield M1A Match

This match is a fun and friendly competition held during the National Matches. From novice to champion competitor, every level of shooter can be found here and over $25,000 in cash and prize awards will be given out for this match.

Competitive Shooting Programs

NRA's Competitive Shooting Division offers a wide range of activities in all types of shooting, for everyone from the novice to the world-class competitor. The NRA sanctions over 11,000 shooting tournaments and sponsors over 50 national championships each year.

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