Small Arms Review Gun Show WEST

since 2000
Phoenix, Arizona

First weekend in Dec

Small Arms Review Gun Show WEST

If you have never been to the Small Arms Review Gun Show in Phoenix, Arizona, you have a few days left to make plans to attend.

This is the biggest gunshow in Arizona, and some say the largest gun show west of Tulsa each year.
There will be plenty of AR15, AK47, Full Auto, SBR, SBS, AOW, Suppressors and lots more at this show.

With the current events, this might set records for attendance and sales.

I can’t wait to see how the show turns out this year. Hope to see you there

Special Note:
Photography is NOT allowed at gunshows. We were given special permission and we were accompanied by the show staff in order to take these pictures for our review. Furthermore, we asked permission at each booth before we took our photos.

Small Arms Review Gun Show WEST 2008
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ
When: Friday-Sunday December 5, 6 & 7, 2008 (3 days)

Public Show Hours
Friday, Dec 5th 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 6th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec 7th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Crossroads of the West Gun Shows

Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Gun Show Review

Another video review by:

Small Arms Review Show | Gun Show Reviews


Knob Creek Gun Show

Machine Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show

Shoot since 1965
Gun Show since 1985

 900 tables

West Point, Kentucky

The World’s Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show

  • bi-annual event
  • second weekend of April and October
  • Started by Biff Sumner
  • 1970 started shooting dynamite
  • 1981 Kenny Sumner took over the shoot
  • 1985 Started a Gun Show at the shoot
  • 350 yard outdoor range
  • 20 miles south of Louisville
  • former military-munitions test range
  • biannual event in April and October
  • Gun show
  • Dec 22, 2005 featured on R. Lee Ermey’s television show Mail Call 

“World’s Largest Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show”

Knob Creek Gun Range 
690 Ritchey Lane 
West Point, KY 40177

Blade Show

first show in 1982

Sponsored by BLADE Magazine

Hosts hundreds of knife makers, antique knives on display, knife manufacturer, knife industry, knife seminars & more

  • 1982 as the American Blade Convention and Show in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1983 became “The American Blade Collector’s Show”
  • 1984 became “The Blade Super Show”
  • 1986 moved to Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1988 became “the Blade Show & Cutlery Fair” or “Blade Show”
  • 1993 moved to Atlanta, Georgia

2018 Event

  • June 1 – 3, 2018
  • Cobb Galleria Centre – Atlanta, GA

2017 Event

  • June 2 – 4, 2017
  • Cobb Galleria Centre – Atlanta, GA

Central Florida Arms Show

600 tables

since 1968

Lakeland, Florida

  • Largest in southeast
  •  held three times a year
    – third weekend of January
    – first weekend of May
    – third weekend of September.
  • sponsored by Lakeland Rifle and Pistol Club 
  • military weapons, swords, knives, guns, antiques, and more
  • yes, there is air conditioning!
  • at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus

Las Vegas Antique Gun and Knife Show

600 exhibitors

since 1962

Las Vegas

 “Longest continuing running event in Las Vegas,”

  • 3 day event
  • Annual, held in January (usually)
  • 1962 Harry Mann started a small gun show at the Stardust Hotel
  • 1969 Harry Mann died, Wally Beinfeld took over as Show Producer
  • 1969, the Show was held in a 4,000 square foot room
  • 2014 Riviera Hotel’s 95,000 square feet convention center
  • Friday, May 10, 2013 Wallace Beinfeld passed (84)
    – Wally produced the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show for 51 years
  • Karen and Paul Balfour took over as Show Producer
  • cool and unique gun show
  • Las Vegas Antique Arms, International Sporting Arms and Custom Knifemaker Show
  • nothing but guns and gun-related antiques


So many one of a kind items here, its like a museum, but where you can buy stuff


Las Vegas Antique Arms Show



Tulsa Arms Show

4,200 tables

started in 1955

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The largest Gun Show in the USA

  • Held twice a year March & November
  • 11 acre building (480,000 square feet)
  • 6 miles of tables
  • general interest exhibits, antique and modern firearms, knives, swords, accessories, collections, and celebrity guests. 

“Since 1955, the Indian Territory Gun Collectors Association has sponsored two shows, typically in April & October, every year. In 1968, Joe Wanenmacher was elected secretary treasurer of the club. One of his responsibilities of treasurer was to produce the show. It was a tiny 100 table show when he took over, but under his leadership, it grew to be the biggest and best gun show in the world! I.T.G.C.A. no longer sponsors the show, but we’re excited to be sponsored by the Tulsa Arms Collectors Association.”

from their website

NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits

600 exhibitors

since 1879

  • Held once a year in
  • One of the largest shooting, hunting, and outdoor shows in the United States
  • typically 500,000 square feet
  • Different venues around the country each year
  • Every major firearm company, hunting, outfitters, collectors, gear, knives, accessories, and more
  • NRA Show 2021 – in Houston, Texas May 14-16, 2021
  • NRA Show 2020 – Nashville, Tennessee April 16 – 19
  • NRA Show 2019 – Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana April 26 to 28
    (80,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2018 – Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas May 4-6th
  • NRA Show 2017 – World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia – 146th
  • NRA Show 2016 – Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau in Louisville, Kentucky
    (80,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2015 – Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee 
    (78,865 Members)
  • NRA Show 2014 – Indiana Convention Center
    (75,000 attendees)
  • NRA Show 2013 – George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas
    (86,228 members)
  • NRA Show 2012 – America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri
    (73,740 attendees)
  • NRA Show 2011 – CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
    (71,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2010 – Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • NRA Show 2009 – U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona
    (70,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2008 – Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky
  • NRA Show 2007 – America’s Center complex in St. Louis, Missouri
  • NRA Show 2006 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    (54,335 members)
  • NRA Show 2005  – George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas
    (60,000 members)
  • NRA Show 2004 – Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 
  • NRA Show 2003 – Orlando, Florida
  • NRA Show 2002 – Reno, Nevada
  • NRA Show 2001 – Kansas City, Missouri on May 18-20.
  • NRA Show 2000 – in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • NRA Show 1999 – in Denver, Colorado
  • NRA Show 1998 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania