NRA Carry Guard Expo

Greater Richmond Convention Center


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2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo Show Tickets (Sept. 14-16, 2018)

Richmond, VA
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
NRA MEMBERS (REGULAR): $20.00
NRA LIFE MEMBERS: $10.00
NRA CARRY GUARD MEMBERS: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / NRA MEMBERS (REGULAR) / NRA LIFE MEMBERS / NRA CARRY GUARD MEMBERS Public Onsale: July 9, 2018 8:00 AM to September 16, 2018 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The NRA Carry Guard Expo is the ultimate destination for everything personal protection, home defense and concealed carry. Featuring a myriad of educational content and an exhibit hall chock-full of the latest personal defense products and solutions, this event is dedicated to individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection and defensive tactics. Whether just starting out or actively engaged in the personal safety and protection of yourself and your family, this unique event will equip you with the products, skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to prepare and defend yourself when a threat arises.

Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend so come for 1, 2 or all 3 days!


Your show ticket includes full access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars!


Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Friday, September 14th 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Saturday, September 15th 10:00am-6:00pm

  • Sunday, September 16th 10:00am-5:00pm



Registration Hours:

  • Friday, September 14th 8:30am-6:00pm

  • Saturday, September 15th 8:30am-6:00pm

  • Sunday, September 16th 8:30am-5:00pm



NRA MEMBERS! USE YOUR NRA MEMBER ID TO RECEIVE A DISCOUNTED TICKET PRICE.
If you need assistance locating your NRA Member ID please visit www.nramemberservices.org or call (877) 672-2000.

SPECIAL: FREE ADMISSION! For NRA Carry Guard Members.



To Join NRA Carry Guard or locate your NRA Carry Guard Member ID please call (866) 672-5050. To Join NRA or renew your membership for a year and receive a free show ticket CLICK HERE Please note: Children 12 and under will be admitted to the show for free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
$0.00 - $30.00
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Free Admission with Purchase or Renewal of NRA Membership (Sept. 14-16, 2018)

Richmond, VA
United States
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
FREE ADMISSION WITH 1 YEAR NRA MEMBERSHIP: $40.00
FREE ADMISSION WITH 3 YEAR NRA MEMBERSHIP: $85.00
FREE ADMISSION WITH 5 YEAR NRA MEMBERSHIP: $100.00
FREE ADMISSION WITH NRA LIFE MEMBERSHIP: $600.00

TICKET SALE DATES
FREE ADMISSION WITH 1 YEAR NRA MEMBERSHIP / FREE ADMISSION WITH 3 YEAR NRA MEMBERSHIP / FREE ADMISSION WITH 5 YEAR NRA MEMBERSHIP / FREE ADMISSION WITH NRA LIFE MEMBERSHIP Public Onsale: July 9, 2018 8:00 AM to September 16, 2018 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Join the NRA or renew your membership and receive FREE admission for the entire weekend to the NRA Carry Guard Expo. The National Rifle Association is America’s longest-standing civil rights organization. We’re proud defenders of history’s patriots and diligent protectors of the Second Amendment. Included with the membership is a monthly subscription to one of NRA’s award-winning magazines.

For more information on all the benefits of NRA membership CLICK HERE.

Please note, the information supplied in the billing section during checkout will be provided to the NRA Membership Division and that will be the individual and address used for the membership.
$40.00 - $600.00
Sep
14 Fri
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Edged Weapons for Everyday Carry: A Comprehensive Hands-On Workshop w/ Thomas Kier - September 14th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 18, 2018 11:00 AM to September 14, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:00am-1:00pm

Why is it important to understand edged weapons? How does the anatomy of edged weapons apply to real life combative situations? What are the dangers of facing an edged weapon? Let’s explore these concepts further, adding carry concepts, template work, understanding the physiological response and effects of edged weapons and finally integrated combatives. We will answer certain questions and physically train the solutions. This workshop is a hands-on approach to the use and avoidance of combative edged weapons and how edged weapons can dovetail into your personal combative skill sets.

Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. You should wear comfortable clothing and, because of the physical activity and the course of instruction, firearms are not permitted in this course. You may also want to consider not wearing a watch or certain other jewelry or carrying a cell-phone on your belt to avoid the possibility of damage. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity.

About the Instructor: Thomas Kier is considered to be a subject matter expert (SME) by USSOCOM and holds a Master Instructor rank in Sayoc Kali “The Art of the Blade” with over 27 years of training in the system. He also holds full instructor and senior instructor ranks in other combative systems and is adept in striking and grappling systems as well as weapon-based systems. As the Director of Operations for Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) he has trained Military, Law Enforcement and Government Personnel for the last 20 years. As an Instructor in concealed carry applications, he helped develop the comprehensive Integrated Combatives Program (ICP) for certain military and government clients in 2005. The (ICP) combines Firearms, Edged Weapons, Striking and Grappling into a fluid and practical application of force. Tom continues to refine and develop the (ICP) for those interested in developing this capability.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE


Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.


Sep
14 Fri
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First Care Provider - When Seconds Count w/ Kris Sacra - September 14th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: August 9, 2018 1:00 PM to September 14, 2018 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:00am-12:30pm

Situations involving acts of mass violence have become a common occurrence in today’s society. These events occur quickly and without warning. This course provides comprehensive training to individuals interested in learning how to better prepare and react to these types of events.


Skills you will learn:

  • Bleeding Control Techniques & Tourniquet Application

  • Basic Airway and Breathing Management

  • Situational Awareness

  • RUN, HIDE, FIGHT

  • Communications with 911

  • Hypothermia Prevention & Other Life Saving Techniques



The First Care Provider represents the first link in the trauma chain of survival from point of wounding through definitive care. As one of the only Department of Homeland Security recognized Stop The Bleed programs, First Care Provider trains and certifies citizens to perform life-saving interventions to the wounded that if not performed quickly, could lead to certain death

When tragedy strikes and seconds count, learn to save a life. Become a First Care Provider


About the Instructor: Kris has over 25 years of public safety experience, including 20 years as a Firefighter/ Paramedic, with a large metropolitan department in the National Capital region. He is a current and founding member of his jurisdictions Joint Police and Fire Operations workgroup. Additionally, Kris has 18 years of law enforcement experience and currently works part time as a Deputy Sheriff in Augusta County, Va. He is a member of the department’s SWAT Team and serves as the team’s medic. He completed both basic and advanced SWAT Schools.
As a member of the Joint Police and Fire Operations workgroup, Kris played a key role in the formation of the high threat / active violence response program. He assisted in the development of the Rescue Task Force (RTF) model and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course. Both have been taught to over 3000 police and fire personal in our County, and other jurisdictions have participated in the training as well. He has instructed at both the Police and Fire academies’, teaching recruits RTF, TECC and Active Shooter/PACOPS.
Kris participated in and developed countless Active Shooter / Violence drills in and around the National Capital region, involving other Local, State and Federal partners. Kris is known as one of his department’s subject matter experts in the field of High Threat / Active Violence operations. He is a certified Active Shooter, PACOPS, TECC and ALERRT instructor.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
14 Fri
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Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course – Carry in up to 38 States! - September 14th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 1:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
UT & VA CCW: $65.00

TICKET SALE DATES
UT & VA CCW Public Onsale: July 20, 2018 1:00 PM to September 14, 2018 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
1:30pm - 5:30pm

This course will encompass the entire process from beginning to end for obtaining the Utah Carry Permit, as well as the VA Non-Resident, and the VA Resident permit for any VA residents that don’t already have the VA permit. This will include completion of the applications for both Utah and Virginia, required course instruction, fingerprints and photos.
Unlike some courses, this course includes both the fingerprinting process and passport photos! No need to hassle with trying to take care of these items after the course; they will be completed during the course and it’s all included in the price. **This course does not include the State Application Fee for Utah or Virginia. You will leave the course with all paperwork completed to mail in the application and payment for each state. Utah & Virginia Permits are valid for 5 years before a renewal is needed.
Course subject will include: Firearm familiarization and nomenclature of the firearm, Utah Law, the reciprocal agreements that Utah and Virginia currently have within the United States, as well as interstate travel and pertinent travel laws.
Students must be 21 or over and bring the following:
- Driver’s License (If you don’t have a Driver’s License you will need a valid State ID)
- If Born outside of the Unites States please bring a copy of your Passport or Naturalization paperwork
Note: If you live in a state which has a reciprocity agreement with Utah or that issues a resident carry permit, you must have the resident carry permit prior to sending in your application to the state of Utah.

Non-Resident Utah and Resident Virginia = 38 States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Non-Resident Utah and Non-Resident Virginia = 32 States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

About the Instructor: Charlie Padula with Gun For Hire has retired from the Belleville Police Department after 30 years. During his career, he served in the Belleville Police Department Detective Bureau as Sergeant. Charlie also served as firearms instructor, training officer, evidence supervisor, and was attached to the Essex County Rapid Deployment Team. He was also the SWAT Team Administrative Officer as well as the Team Armorer. Charlie is now living in the free state of Pennsylvania. This NRA Training Counselor and Benefactor Member has been shooting and reloading since 1970. Shooting is not just his passion, it's his lifestyle.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
14 Fri
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Bullet Proof Mind for the Armed Citizen w/ Dave Grossman - September 14th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 14, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck’s book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, and Author of the book On Combat and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an Armed American Citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and to be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter.

About the Instructor: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is a US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor. He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two children’s books, and six non-fiction books. Since his retirement from the US Army in 1998, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations. Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group. He has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
14 Fri
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Dynamics of Personal Defense w/ Steve Tarani - September 14th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 14, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm-4:00pm

Bad things happen to good people - especially if you’re not prepared for it. Yes, Situational Awareness is your best defense, but what if you didn’t hear it, see it or smell it coming and are faced with very real danger of physical violence? In this light physical activity, hands-on learning workshop, you will be trained in: the three critical components needed to control any physical altercation, how to immediately gain the tactical advantage against single or multiple attackers, whether you’re armed or unarmed, and most importantly how to get yourself and your loved ones out of harms’ way and to safety unharmed. Join ex-CIA personal protection expert Steve Tarani in this easy-to-learn, professional training workshop and gain the skills and confidence you need to defend against a real-world active threat! No previous skills or experience needed – participants must be over 18 years of age.



Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. You should wear comfortable clothing and, because of the physical activity and the course of instruction, firearms are not permitted in this course. You may also want to consider not wearing a watch or certain other jewelry or carrying a cell-phone on your belt to avoid the possibility of damage. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity.


About the Instructor: Steve Tarani is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) protective programs educator and formerly on staff at the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) National Security Institute (Security Force Training Dept.) at Kirtland Air Force Base (NM). Steve has served the U.S. Defense, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence communities for over 25 years as a respected subject matter expert and today remains a federal contractor, active protective services agent and an advisor to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Additionally, he is the published author of eight books. See https://SteveTarani.com for more info.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience, and ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.


For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE


Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.


Sep
14 Fri
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Refuse to be a Victim Basic Workshop w/ Ed O'Carroll - September 14th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 14, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm - 6:00pm

In this 4 hour intensive workshop, you will learn personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and prevent becoming a victim of crime.

About the Instructor: Ed O'Carroll began his career with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department on September 11, 1989. Prior to his law enforcement career, Ed served as an Emergency Medical Technician and Assistant Chief of an Ambulance Squad in Hauppauge, New York. During his 28 years with the Fairfax County Police Department, Ed has served in numerous assignments, most recently as the internal affairs division commander and director/Major of the Public Affairs Bureau. Ed currently serves as Executive Counselor for Refuse to Be A Victim and has lectured all across the United States, teaching thousands of people all aspects of personal safety. Ed also served as the President of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association, which networks law enforcement and citizens in the prevention of crime. He has conducted numerous training classes for law enforcement officers and citizens at a number of national crime prevention conferences and for numerous community organizations. His efforts to educate, share and inform the community on safety issues have been featured in Teen People Magazine and he has appeared on Lifetime Channel, USA Today on-line, ABC News PrimeTime and has even been quoted in The Oprah Magazine.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
14 Fri
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NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 6:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 27, 2018 12:00 PM to September 14, 2018 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Looking for the perfect product to conceal your firearm for everyday activities? Come to the NRA Carry Guard Expo Concealed Carry Fashion Show - for men and women! - and watch models walk the runway with clothing, holsters, purses, packs and other accessories that cleverly conceal a firearm. See the variety of conceal carry products that are available to consumers and how you can incorporate them in a casual or corporate environment. This Friday evening event should top your list of things to experience at the NRA Carry Guard Expo. Doors open Friday, September 14th at 6:00pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and tickets are just $20!

Please note, in order to attend the NRA Carry Guard Expo you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
15 Sat
Image for First Care Provider - When Seconds Count w/ Kris Sacra - September 15th

First Care Provider - When Seconds Count w/ Kris Sacra - September 15th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: August 9, 2018 2:00 PM to September 15, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:00am-12:30pm

Situations involving acts of mass violence have become a common occurrence in today’s society. These events occur quickly and without warning. This course provides comprehensive training to individuals interested in learning how to better prepare and react to these types of events.


Skills you will learn:

  • Bleeding Control Techniques & Tourniquet Application

  • Basic Airway and Breathing Management

  • Situational Awareness

  • RUN, HIDE, FIGHT

  • Communications with 911

  • Hypothermia Prevention & Other Life Saving Techniques



The First Care Provider represents the first link in the trauma chain of survival from point of wounding through definitive care. As one of the only Department of Homeland Security recognized Stop The Bleed programs, First Care Provider trains and certifies citizens to perform life-saving interventions to the wounded that if not performed quickly, could lead to certain death

When tragedy strikes and seconds count, learn to save a life. Become a First Care Provider


About the Instructor: Kris has over 25 years of public safety experience, including 20 years as a Firefighter/ Paramedic, with a large metropolitan department in the National Capital region. He is a current and founding member of his jurisdictions Joint Police and Fire Operations workgroup. Additionally, Kris has 18 years of law enforcement experience and currently works part time as a Deputy Sheriff in Augusta County, Va. He is a member of the department’s SWAT Team and serves as the team’s medic. He completed both basic and advanced SWAT Schools.
As a member of the Joint Police and Fire Operations workgroup, Kris played a key role in the formation of the high threat / active violence response program. He assisted in the development of the Rescue Task Force (RTF) model and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course. Both have been taught to over 3000 police and fire personal in our County, and other jurisdictions have participated in the training as well. He has instructed at both the Police and Fire academies’, teaching recruits RTF, TECC and Active Shooter/PACOPS.
Kris participated in and developed countless Active Shooter / Violence drills in and around the National Capital region, involving other Local, State and Federal partners. Kris is known as one of his department’s subject matter experts in the field of High Threat / Active Violence operations. He is a certified Active Shooter, PACOPS, TECC and ALERRT instructor.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
15 Sat
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Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course – Carry in up to 38 States! - September 15th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
UT & VA CCW: $65.00

TICKET SALE DATES
UT & VA CCW Public Onsale: July 20, 2018 2:00 PM to September 15, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:00am - 1:00pm

This course will encompass the entire process from beginning to end for obtaining the Utah Carry Permit, as well as the VA Non-Resident, and the VA Resident permit for any VA residents that don’t already have the VA permit. This will include completion of the applications for both Utah and Virginia, required course instruction, fingerprints and photos.
Unlike some courses, this course includes both the fingerprinting process and passport photos! No need to hassle with trying to take care of these items after the course; they will be completed during the course and it’s all included in the price. **This course does not include the State Application Fee for Utah or Virginia. You will leave the course with all paperwork completed to mail in the application and payment for each state. Utah & Virginia Permits are valid for 5 years before a renewal is needed.
Course subject will include: Firearm familiarization and nomenclature of the firearm, Utah Law, the reciprocal agreements that Utah and Virginia currently have within the United States, as well as interstate travel and pertinent travel laws.
Students must be 21 or over and bring the following:
- Driver’s License (If you don’t have a Driver’s License you will need a valid State ID)
- If Born outside of the Unites States please bring a copy of your Passport or Naturalization paperwork
Note: If you live in a state which has a reciprocity agreement with Utah or that issues a resident carry permit, you must have the resident carry permit prior to sending in your application to the state of Utah.

Non-Resident Utah and Resident Virginia = 38 States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Non-Resident Utah and Non-Resident Virginia = 32 States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

About the Instructor: Charlie Padula with Gun For Hire has retired from the Belleville Police Department after 30 years. During his career, he served in the Belleville Police Department Detective Bureau as Sergeant. Charlie also served as firearms instructor, training officer, evidence supervisor, and was attached to the Essex County Rapid Deployment Team. He was also the SWAT Team Administrative Officer as well as the Team Armorer. Charlie is now living in the free state of Pennsylvania. This NRA Training Counselor and Benefactor Member has been shooting and reloading since 1970. Shooting is not just his passion, it's his lifestyle.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
15 Sat
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Self Defense Techniques with MMA Legend Frank Mir - September 15th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:30 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 25, 2018 3:00 PM to September 15, 2018 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:30am-11:30am

Learn first-hand self-defense techniques from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend Frank Mir in this “hands-on” 2 hour training session. This course will focus on entry level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighting with an emphasis on submissions and joint manipulation. Must be 18 years or older. In addition, Frank will conduct an autograph signing and photo opportunity session from 1:00pm -2:30pm on Saturday September 15th that will be open to anyone who’s purchased a ticket to the Expo.

Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. You should wear comfortable clothing and, because of the physical activity and the course of instruction, firearms are not permitted in this course. You may also want to consider not wearing a watch or certain other jewelry or carrying a cell-phone on your belt to avoid the possibility of damage. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity.

About the Instructor: Frank Mir is a former two time UFC heavyweight champion, and current Bellator MMA heavyweight contender.  A black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the future hall of famer is widely considered to be the greatest submission specialist in heavyweight history.  He is the co-host of the popular “Phone Booth Fighting” podcast, and is also a trained firearms enthusiast.  Mir is a lifelong resident of Las Vegas where he lives with his wife and three children.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE


Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.


Sep
15 Sat
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Bullet Proof Mind for the Armed Citizen w/ Dave Grossman - September 15th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 15, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck’s book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, and Author of the book On Combat and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an Armed American Citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and to be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter.

About the Instructor: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is a US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor. He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two children’s books, and six non-fiction books. Since his retirement from the US Army in 1998, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations. Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group. He has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
15 Sat
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Edged Weapons for Everyday Carry: A Comprehensive Hands-On Workshop w/ Thomas Kier - September 15th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 18, 2018 11:00 AM to September 15, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm-6:00pm

Why is it important to understand edged weapons? How does the anatomy of edged weapons apply to real life combative situations? What are the dangers of facing an edged weapon? Let’s explore these concepts further, adding carry concepts, template work, understanding the physiological response and effects of edged weapons and finally integrated combatives. We will answer certain questions and physically train the solutions. This workshop is a hands-on approach to the use and avoidance of combative edged weapons and how edged weapons can dovetail into your personal combative skill sets.

Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. You should wear comfortable clothing and, because of the physical activity and the course of instruction, firearms are not permitted in this course. You may also want to consider not wearing a watch or certain other jewelry or carrying a cell-phone on your belt to avoid the possibility of damage. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity.

About the Instructor: Thomas Kier is considered to be a subject matter expert (SME) by USSOCOM and holds a Master Instructor rank in Sayoc Kali “The Art of the Blade” with over 27 years of training in the system. He also holds full instructor and senior instructor ranks in other combative systems and is adept in striking and grappling systems as well as weapon-based systems. As the Director of Operations for Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) he has trained Military, Law Enforcement and Government Personnel for the last 20 years. As an Instructor in concealed carry applications, he helped develop the comprehensive Integrated Combatives Program (ICP) for certain military and government clients in 2005. The (ICP) combines Firearms, Edged Weapons, Striking and Grappling into a fluid and practical application of force. Tom continues to refine and develop the (ICP) for those interested in developing this capability.


These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE


Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.


Sep
15 Sat
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Refuse to be a Victim Basic Workshop w/ Ed O'Carroll - September 15th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 15, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm - 6:00pm

In this 4 hour intensive workshop, you will learn personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and prevent becoming a victim of crime.



About the Instructor: Ed O'Carroll began his career with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department on September 11, 1989. Prior to his law enforcement career, Ed served as an Emergency Medical Technician and Assistant Chief of an Ambulance Squad in Hauppauge, New York. During his 28 years with the Fairfax County Police Department, Ed has served in numerous assignments, most recently as the internal affairs division commander and director/Major of the Public Affairs Bureau. Ed currently serves as Executive Counselor for Refuse to Be A Victim and has lectured all across the United States, teaching thousands of people all aspects of personal safety. Ed also served as the President of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association, which networks law enforcement and citizens in the prevention of crime. He has conducted numerous training classes for law enforcement officers and citizens at a number of national crime prevention conferences and for numerous community organizations. His efforts to educate, share and inform the community on safety issues have been featured in Teen People Magazine and he has appeared on Lifetime Channel, USA Today on-line, ABC News PrimeTime and has even been quoted in The Oprah Magazine.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
16 Sun
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Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course – Carry in up to 38 States! - September 16th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
UT & VA CCW: $65.00

TICKET SALE DATES
UT & VA CCW Public Onsale: July 20, 2018 2:00 PM to September 16, 2018 9:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:00am - 1:00pm

This course will encompass the entire process from beginning to end for obtaining the Utah Carry Permit, as well as the VA Non-Resident, and the VA Resident permit for any VA residents that don’t already have the VA permit. This will include completion of the applications for both Utah and Virginia, required course instruction, fingerprints and photos.
Unlike some courses, this course includes both the fingerprinting process and passport photos! No need to hassle with trying to take care of these items after the course; they will be completed during the course and it’s all included in the price. **This course does not include the State Application Fee for Utah or Virginia. You will leave the course with all paperwork completed to mail in the application and payment for each state. Utah & Virginia Permits are valid for 5 years before a renewal is needed.
Course subject will include: Firearm familiarization and nomenclature of the firearm, Utah Law, the reciprocal agreements that Utah and Virginia currently have within the United States, as well as interstate travel and pertinent travel laws.
Students must be 21 or over and bring the following:
- Driver’s License (If you don’t have a Driver’s License you will need a valid State ID)
- If Born outside of the Unites States please bring a copy of your Passport or Naturalization paperwork
Note: If you live in a state which has a reciprocity agreement with Utah or that issues a resident carry permit, you must have the resident carry permit prior to sending in your application to the state of Utah.

Non-Resident Utah and Resident Virginia = 38 States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Non-Resident Utah and Non-Resident Virginia = 32 States
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

About the Instructor: Charlie Padula with Gun For Hire has retired from the Belleville Police Department after 30 years. During his career, he served in the Belleville Police Department Detective Bureau as Sergeant. Charlie also served as firearms instructor, training officer, evidence supervisor, and was attached to the Essex County Rapid Deployment Team. He was also the SWAT Team Administrative Officer as well as the Team Armorer. Charlie is now living in the free state of Pennsylvania. This NRA Training Counselor and Benefactor Member has been shooting and reloading since 1970. Shooting is not just his passion, it's his lifestyle.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
16 Sun
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Refuse to be a Victim Instructor Development w/ Ed O'Carroll - September 16th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 9:00 AM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 16, 2018 10:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
9:00am-1:00pm

Successfully completing the Instructor Development Workshop (IDW) earns individuals the NRA instructor credentials required to teach the Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar in their communities. Must purchase and attend either the Friday or Saturday Refuse to be a Victim basic workshop as a prerequisite.

About the Instructor: Ed O'Carroll began his career with the Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department on September 11, 1989. Prior to his law enforcement career, Ed served as an Emergency Medical Technician and Assistant Chief of an Ambulance Squad in Hauppauge, New York. During his 28 years with the Fairfax County Police Department, Ed has served in numerous assignments, most recently as the internal affairs division commander and director/Major of the Public Affairs Bureau. Ed currently serves as Executive Counselor for Refuse to Be A Victim and has lectured all across the United States, teaching thousands of people all aspects of personal safety. Ed also served as the President of the Virginia Crime Prevention Association, which networks law enforcement and citizens in the prevention of crime. He has conducted numerous training classes for law enforcement officers and citizens at a number of national crime prevention conferences and for numerous community organizations. His efforts to educate, share and inform the community on safety issues have been featured in Teen People Magazine and he has appeared on Lifetime Channel, USA Today on-line, ABC News PrimeTime and has even been quoted in The Oprah Magazine.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE


Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.


Sep
16 Sun
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Edged Weapons for Everyday Carry: A Comprehensive Hands-On Workshop w/ Thomas Kier - September 16th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 1:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $75.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 18, 2018 11:00 AM to September 16, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
1:00pm-5:00pm

Why is it important to understand edged weapons? How does the anatomy of edged weapons apply to real life combative situations? What are the dangers of facing an edged weapon? Let’s explore these concepts further, adding carry concepts, template work, understanding the physiological response and effects of edged weapons and finally integrated combatives. We will answer certain questions and physically train the solutions. This workshop is a hands-on approach to the use and avoidance of combative edged weapons and how edged weapons can dovetail into your personal combative skill sets.

Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. You should wear comfortable clothing and, because of the physical activity and the course of instruction, firearms are not permitted in this course. You may also want to consider not wearing a watch or certain other jewelry or carrying a cell-phone on your belt to avoid the possibility of damage. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity.

About the Instructor: Thomas Kier is considered to be a subject matter expert (SME) by USSOCOM and holds a Master Instructor rank in Sayoc Kali “The Art of the Blade” with over 27 years of training in the system. He also holds full instructor and senior instructor ranks in other combative systems and is adept in striking and grappling systems as well as weapon-based systems. As the Director of Operations for Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) he has trained Military, Law Enforcement and Government Personnel for the last 20 years. As an Instructor in concealed carry applications, he helped develop the comprehensive Integrated Combatives Program (ICP) for certain military and government clients in 2005. The (ICP) combines Firearms, Edged Weapons, Striking and Grappling into a fluid and practical application of force. Tom continues to refine and develop the (ICP) for those interested in developing this capability.


These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE


Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.


Sep
16 Sun
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First Care Provider - When Seconds Count w/ Kris Sacra - September 16th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 1:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: August 9, 2018 2:00 PM to September 16, 2018 2:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
1:30pm-5:00pm

Situations involving acts of mass violence have become a common occurrence in today’s society. These events occur quickly and without warning. This course provides comprehensive training to individuals interested in learning how to better prepare and react to these types of events.


Skills you will learn:

  • Bleeding Control Techniques & Tourniquet Application

  • Basic Airway and Breathing Management

  • Situational Awareness

  • RUN, HIDE, FIGHT

  • Communications with 911

  • Hypothermia Prevention & Other Life Saving Techniques



The First Care Provider represents the first link in the trauma chain of survival from point of wounding through definitive care. As one of the only Department of Homeland Security recognized Stop The Bleed programs, First Care Provider trains and certifies citizens to perform life-saving interventions to the wounded that if not performed quickly, could lead to certain death

When tragedy strikes and seconds count, learn to save a life. Become a First Care Provider


About the Instructor: Kris has over 25 years of public safety experience, including 20 years as a Firefighter/ Paramedic, with a large metropolitan department in the National Capital region. He is a current and founding member of his jurisdictions Joint Police and Fire Operations workgroup. Additionally, Kris has 18 years of law enforcement experience and currently works part time as a Deputy Sheriff in Augusta County, Va. He is a member of the department’s SWAT Team and serves as the team’s medic. He completed both basic and advanced SWAT Schools.
As a member of the Joint Police and Fire Operations workgroup, Kris played a key role in the formation of the high threat / active violence response program. He assisted in the development of the Rescue Task Force (RTF) model and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course. Both have been taught to over 3000 police and fire personal in our County, and other jurisdictions have participated in the training as well. He has instructed at both the Police and Fire academies’, teaching recruits RTF, TECC and Active Shooter/PACOPS.
Kris participated in and developed countless Active Shooter / Violence drills in and around the National Capital region, involving other Local, State and Federal partners. Kris is known as one of his department’s subject matter experts in the field of High Threat / Active Violence operations. He is a certified Active Shooter, PACOPS, TECC and ALERRT instructor.

These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

Sep
16 Sun
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Bullet Proof Mind for the Armed Citizen w/ Dave Grossman - September 16th

Richmond, VA
United States
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: July 6, 2018 12:00 PM to September 16, 2018 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck’s book Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, and Author of the book On Combat and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an Armed American Citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and to be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter.

About the Instructor: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is a US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor. He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two children’s books, and six non-fiction books. Since his retirement from the US Army in 1998, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations. Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group. He has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.



These fee based courses are limited in size to allow for an interactive and hands-on learning experience. Ticket sales will close once the event has sold out.

For additional workshop and course listings CLICK HERE

Please note, in addition to this ticket you will also need to purchase a SHOW TICKET. Show tickets are valid for the entire weekend and include access to the exhibit hall and all of the free educational seminars.

NRA Carry Guard Expo

Greater Richmond Convention Center

403 N 3rd St.
Richmond, VA
United States
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