2020 and 2021 weren’t great years for gun sellers and gun enthusiasts. With COVID locking down much of the U.S. and widespread event/travel restrictions, many gun shows were canceled. But things are looking up in 2022. As COVID restrictions ease and life gets back to normal, people are starting to attend gun shows again.
In this post, you’ll find a list of the top gun shows in 2022 along with key information including location, date, event details, and more.
Premier Gun Show Pasadena
Location – Pasadena, TX
Date – February 12 – 13
This is one of the earliest gun shows in 2022 and will take place during back-to-back days in Pasadena, TX. It marks the 50th anniversary of the event, and there will be over 300 tables featuring “guns, ammo, knives, shooting supplies, and militaria.” Gun sellers, collectors, or anyone looking to buy, sell, or trade is welcome to attend.
There’s already a lot of buzz about the event throughout Texas and surrounding areas. The event promoter runs a large-scale marketing campaign to bring in even more attendees, and there’s a growing attendance each year.
You can find detailed registration information here for this event, as well as info for other shows that will be run by Premier Gun Show in 2022.
Tanner Gun Show
Location – Aurora, CO
Date – February 18 – 20 and March 18 – 20
This is Colorado’s oldest and largest gun show. It will take place on multiple dates throughout 2022, but these events are the closest on the horizon. Every show is buy, sell, and trade, so it’s an excellent event for firearms dealers of all sizes to network and make money. And they’re expecting a big turnout this year.
“Not only are we 4X as large as any other gun show in Colorado, but we’re obsessively committed to advertising,” the promoter writes. “We advertise on TV, radio, newspapers, billboards, magazines, internet, and roadside signs. We also have an extensive email list (50,000+) of people to whom we send show reminders and coupons.”
You can find a comprehensive list of vendor information here.
And you can find a full list of calendar dates throughout 2022 here.
Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Location – Tulsa, OK
Date – April 2 – 3
If you’re looking for a large-scale gun show with variety, this event is right up your alley. Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show has been putting on gun shows for 65 years, and this event will take place in a single, 11 acre, climate-controlled room. Here you’ll find the “world’s largest selection of antique, collector, and modern firearms, knives, and accessories.” The promoter also notes that “secretary-treasurer Joe Wanenmacher travels all over the country to find the best exhibitors with the nicest displays,” and “most exhibitors bring their best and most unusual merchandise to Tulsa because it sells.”
Here you can expect to see a wide range of firearms from top-level exhibitors for amazing networking opportunities. It’s also popular with foreign gun enthusiasts, meaning there’s also the potential for international networking. Besides the earlier event in April, Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show will be putting another one on later in the year from November 12 – 13. This is a big one and an event we highly recommend attending if you can.
You can find everything you need to know about the event here.
And you can get exhibitor information here.
The Nation’s Gun Show
Location – Chantilly, VA
Date – April 23 – 25 and June 17 – 19
This is another gun show that will be hosting multiple events in 2022. The two dates listed above will be coming up the earliest, but there will also be shows in July, September, and November. It will be taking place at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA, and is one of the most popular events in the mid-Atlantic region.
There’s an emphasis on diversity with the Nation’s Gun Show featuring handguns, shotguns, rifles, ammo, training, and holsters, as well as antique pistols, swords, knives, coins, early Indian and Western Americana, and militaria of all wars. They feature a wide array of exhibitors with a deep passion and knowledge of firearms, making it the perfect networking opportunity.
You can find in-depth information on exhibitors here.
And you can find contact information here.
Florida Gun Shows – Orlando
Location – Orlando, FL
Date – June 9 – 10 and August 20 – 21
Florida Gun Shows is the largest promoter in the state of Florida. Though many of their events were canceled in 2020 and 2021, they’re making up for lost time in 2022. They’ll be featuring numerous events throughout the year, with two of the biggest being during the summer in Orlando.
“Our shows are your one-stop shop where you will enjoy an enormous array of new, used, and antique firearms, ammunition, shooting supplies, knives, shooting accessories, scopes, clips, reloading supplies, holsters, carry cases, range bags, hunting gear, concealment products, concealment furniture, gun apparel, and so much more.” This promoter has built up a strong reputation over the years and features top-of-the-line merchandise, making their events extremely popular in the south.
You can find a full list of their 2022 schedule here.
And you can find exhibitor information here.
Crossroads of the West Gun Show Reno
Location – Reno, NV
Date – July 23 – 24
Crossroads of the West is a massive promoter in the region and puts on numerous events each year in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. They’ve been around since 1975 and are simply known as “the big one.” During an average year, their shows attract more than half a million guests, making them one of the most popular promoters in America.
They’ll be hosting gun shows throughout the West in 2022, but this late July event is definitely one to mark on your calendar. Here you can meet up with avid gun collectors and gun enthusiasts, and have an excellent opportunity to expand your business. They’re expecting a solid turnout with several thousand prospective customers.
You can find information on the Reno gun show along with a full list of all Crossroads of the West events in 2022 here.
And you can find detailed vendor information here.
Wyoming Sportsman Gun Show – Cheyenne
Location – Cheyenne, WY
Date – September 10 – 11
Cheyenne, Wyoming is a true frontier town with a rich history and many historical attractions. And it’s the perfect location to finish up the amazing list of gun shows in 2022. While this event won’t have the scale of some of the others mentioned above, it should be a lot of fun, and the promoter, Wyoming Sportsman Gun Show Circuit L.L.C., has earned a reputation for putting on some of the best gun shows in the state.
There will be new and used guns, accessories, survival supplies, and much more. New vendors are welcome, and they even offer a first-time vendor discount for some of the lowest prices around.
You can find everything you need along with contact information here.
Attending the Top Gun Shows in 2022
COVID created a ton of challenges for gun sellers over the past couple of years. But fortunately, things are looking up, and gun shows will be happening all over this year. The events listed here are some of the top upcoming gun shows in 2022 and are perfect for growing your business and connecting with customers and potential business partners.
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