12 ideas for a gun show vendor to attract customers to their tables

  1. Offer a unique product: Consider selling a unique or niche product that will stand out from the rest and attract customers to your booth.
  2. Create eye-catching displays: Set up your booth with attractive displays that showcase your products and catch the attention of customers.
  3. Provide product demonstrations: Offer demonstrations of your products to showcase their features and capabilities.
  4. Host a giveaway or raffle: Host a giveaway or raffle for customers who visit your booth. This can attract more people and create a buzz around your booth.
  5. Offer a discount: Consider offering a discount to customers who make a purchase at your booth. This can encourage them to buy from you rather than a competitor.
  6. Provide educational materials: Provide educational materials, such as pamphlets or brochures, that explain the features and benefits of your products.
  7. Have a well-trained staff: Ensure that your staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and can answer any questions customers may have about your products.
  8. Use social media: Use social media to promote your booth and offer special deals to customers who visit you at the gun show.
  9. Partner with other vendors: Partner with other vendors at the gun show to cross-promote each other’s products and bring more customers to your booth.
  10. Create a welcoming environment: Create a friendly and welcoming environment at your booth that encourages customers to stop and browse.
  11. Bring a variety of products: Offer a variety of products in different price ranges to appeal to a wider range of customers.
  12. Engage with customers: Engage with customers by asking them about their needs and interests, and offering personalized recommendations based on their preferences.

12 ideas for success selling at a gun show

  1. Know your products: Be knowledgeable about the firearms and accessories you are selling, including their features, prices, and potential uses.
  2. Display your products attractively: Set up your booth in a visually appealing manner that showcases your products to potential customers.
  3. Offer competitive prices: Research the prices of similar items sold by other vendors at the gun show and offer fair prices that will attract buyers.
  4. Be approachable: Smile and greet potential customers in a friendly manner. Be available to answer any questions they may have about your products.
  5. Be prepared to negotiate: Be open to negotiating prices with customers. This can help you close more sales and build a loyal customer base.
  6. Bring enough inventory: Make sure you have enough inventory to meet the demands of customers. Consider bringing a variety of items in different price ranges.
  7. Provide excellent customer service: Be attentive to the needs of your customers and offer a high level of customer service. This can help you build a positive reputation and encourage repeat business.
  8. Accept multiple forms of payment: Be prepared to accept multiple forms of payment, including cash, credit cards, and checks.
  9. Advertise your booth: Promote your booth ahead of time on social media and through other marketing channels to attract potential customers to the gun show.
  10. Bring marketing materials: Have brochures, business cards, and other marketing materials available to hand out to potential customers.
  11. Follow up with customers: After the gun show, follow up with customers who expressed interest in your products. This can help you close sales and build long-term relationships.
  12. Maintain a professional appearance: Dress professionally and maintain a clean and organized booth to project a professional image to customers.

Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship

since 2016

Las Vegas, Nevada

Held once a year in October

  • Compete
  • Attend

Red Oktober Kalashnikov Championship

  • 2019 1st year at Pro Gun Club
    –  160 acres
    – in Boulder City, Nevada
  • 2018
    – Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range
  • 2017
    – Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range
  • 2016 2-day competition
    – Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range
    – Halloween weekend

SAR East show

started in 2015 – 2016

 950 tables

  • created by Dan Shea- Editor-in-Chief, Small Arms Review
    with C&E Gun Shows/Showmasters
  •  2015 three day event
     June 19-21, 2015
  • 2016
    March 18 – 20, 2016
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
  • 4,000 attendees
  • 225 vendors

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex
2300 N Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9443

ShockWave in the Desert


“a gun show that you can shoot at,”

  • 2014 First Event 400 attendees
    founded by Erik & Jeromy
    benifit for Wishes For Warriors (WFW)
  • 2015 Shockwave In The Desert: Part Pew
    March 14th from 10AM until Nightfall
    one of the largest and most well-known social media events in the shooting community
  • 2016  two-day event
    1,500 attendees
    October 29 and 30 2016

Cowtown Range
10402 W. Carefree Hwy
Peoria, AZ

The Cowtown range where @shockwaveinthedesert happened

This ain’t all of it.. there was a bit more off to the left of this pic, and more out of screen to the right

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Texas Firearms Festival

from 2014 – 2017


  •  Two day event
  • try and buy the latest and greatest guns and gear

  • 2017
    September 30/October 1 2017
    Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas
    $79 one-day ticket, two-day tickets are $139
  • 2016
    October 14 – 16, 2016
    Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas
  • 2105
    November 14 and 15, 2015
    Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas
  • 2014
    30+ live fire ranges
    retail village
    Texas grub
    Best of the West Shooting Sports Range in Liberty Hill, Texas
    November 8 and 9, 2014
     $59 one-day pass or a $95 weekend pass

Texas Firearms Festival

Big Gun Show Stuff: SAR Show 2012

Been waiting all year for this Gun Show

The SAR Show is the largest gun show in Arizona and possibly the western USA

SAR stands for “Small Arms Review” the firearms magazine

Their building has manufactures, importers, wholesalers and collectors who bring interesting collectibles no matter what your NFA (title II) tastes

As a collector and fan of military stuff I look forward to this show all year.

Since I couldn’t go last year, I put aside the money I would have spent, then added to it all year. So I was able to get a lot of cool stuff

Show us what YOU got at the SAR show (or your local show) and link your video to this one !!

If you ignore Gun Shows, they WILL go away


Small Arms Review (SAR) Show 2009

Crossroads of the West Gun Show 2009 (SAR Show)


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