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.

Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC)\

since 2016

  • by Orchid Advisors and NSSF
  • industry-only event

learn about the newest regulations and technologies and how to manage your compliance objectives

Past Firearms Industry Compliance Conferences

2019 Conference

  • May 6 – 8, 2019
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – PGA National Resort & Spa

2018 Conference

  • May 16 – 18, 2018
  • St Paul, Minnesota – Intercontinental St. Paul

2017 Conference

  • May 8 – 10, 2017
  • Arlington, Virginia – Westin Arlington Gateway

2016 Conference

  • May 2 – 4, 2016
  • Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta Marriott Marquis

ATA Trade Show

by the ATA (Archery Trade Association

closed to the public

Past ATA Trade Shows

2019 ATA Trade Show

  • January 10 – January 12, 2019
  • Louisville, KY

2018 ATA Trade Show

  • January 11 – January 13, 2018
  • Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Convention Center

2017: Indianapolis, IN

Gun Rights Policy Conference

since 1985

Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC)

  • annual three-day meeting held every fall
  • Hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)
  • the host city of the GRPC moves each year,
  • first held in Seattle in 1985
  • national, state and local gun rights organizations
  • tightly focused, and the only people who attend are persons with a high level of interest in Second Amendment activism
  • policy-only meeting for gun rights activists
  • an important tool for promoting activist success
  • Attendees must pay for their own travel and lodging, but the conference itself is free, and the attendees receive large packets of books and other materials

2019 GRPC – 34th Annual 

Was be held in Phoenix, Arizona
Registration and further information will be available in Spring 2019

Second Amendment Foundation

Past Gun Rights Policy Conferences

  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2018 – Chicago, Illinois
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2017 – Dallas, Texas
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2016 – Tampa, Florida
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2015 – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2014 – Chicago, Illinois
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2013 – Houston, Texas
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2012 – Orlando, Florida
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2011 – Chicago, Illinois
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2010 – San Francisco, California
  • Gun Rights Policy Conference 2009 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2008: Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2007: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2006: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2005: Los Angeles, California
  • 2004: Washington, D.C.
  • 2003: Houston, Texas
  • 2002: Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2001: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2000: Washington, D.C.
  • 1999: St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1998: Seattle, Washington
  • 1997: Denver, Colorado
  • 1996: Washington, D.C.
  • 1995: Dallas, Texas
  • 1994: San Francisco, California
  • 1993: Washington, D.C.
  • 1992: Los Angeles, California
  • 1991: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1990: Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1989: Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1988: Dallas, Texas
  • 1987: Buffalo, New York
  • 1986: Seattle, Washington

Ambassador Academy

since 2019

Training for the Brand Ambassador
five days of instruction from subject matter experts
brainchild of champion professional shooter Dianna Muller

  • 2021 Orlando, Florida – February 13-17, 2021
    – West Orlando Firearms Training facility
  • 2020 Orlando, Florida – June 6-10, 2020
  • 2019


Precision Rifle Expo

since 2018

all things related to long range precision rifle shooting.

to introduce novice shooters and precision rifle enthusiasts with top manufacturers and precision rifle instructors and competitors

  • Arena Training Facility
    – in Blakely, Georgia.