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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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Women's Wilderness Escape

The NRA Women's Wilderness Escape provides women 18 and older with an eight-day getaway opportunity to experience the softer side of firearm education with exposure to a wide variety of shooting sports activities and an array of enticing hunting and outdoor related activities.

NRA Whittington Center

The NRA Whittington Center is unlike any place on earth. More than 33,300 acres and 25 ranges are devoted to shooting for any kind of discipline. We host an amazing array of shooting events all throughout the year. From public to private events, local organization to international competitions we host events that have something for everyone. Most of our events are OPEN to the public, so come on out and join us for a great time!

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 25,000 events, reached over 4.7 million attendees and raised over $1.1 billion gross 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.

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!

NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

The 154th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be held April 24-27, 2025 in Atlanta, GA. 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.


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.

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.

NRA Gun Gurus

Hosted by renowned firearms experts Jim Supica and Phil Schreier, NRA Gun Gurus presented by Henry Repeating Arms examines history’s most famous firearms while exploring the stories behind them. Additional programming includes a live firearm auction at the Rock Island Auction Company, and highlighting a brand new piece from the world-class NRA Museums firearm collection within a segment of the TV series called, ‘Tales from the Vault.’

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