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2024 Nations Gun Show in Chantilly: Your Complete Guide

For 2024, the Nations Gun Show in Chantilly, VA, presents an excellent opportunity for firearms enthusiasts and the general public to explore a wide range of firearms, accessories, and related items. The show will be held at the Dulles Expo Center, located at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20153. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you plan your visit:

Dates and Times for 2024

  • February 2nd-4th, 2024
  • April 19th-21st, 2024
  • June 14th-16th, 2024
  • July 19th-21st, 2024
  • September 27th-29th, 2024
  • November 22nd-24th, 2024
  • December 27th-29th, 2024

On Fridays, the show opens from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Saturdays are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Sundays, the hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, providing ample time for visitors to explore the exhibits thoroughly​​​​.


The general admission price is $19.00, with a special Friday Pass available for $15.00. There’s also a 3 Day Pass option priced at $25.00. Discounts are available for teens (12-17) at $10.00, and children under 12 can enter for free when accompanied by an adult. These prices offer a range of options for attendees, whether visiting for a single day or the entire weekend​​.

What to Expect

The show features over 1,300 tables of merchandise catering to a variety of interests within the shooting sports, self-defense, and collectors’ communities. Attendees can expect to see a wide array of modern and antique firearms, collectibles, knives, ammo, militaria, accessories, holsters, safes, survival gear, body armor, and much more. It’s an event dedicated to providing everything one might need for shooting sports and self-defense, with items ranging from rifles, shotguns, handguns, ARs, AKs, Class 3, to scopes, night vision, and thermal vision​​.

Educational Opportunities

In addition to the vast array of products, the show often includes educational classes such as the Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Class, offering attendees the chance to learn and become certified during their visit. These classes provide valuable information for both new and experienced firearms owners looking to increase their knowledge and skills​​.

Planning Your Visit

Given the broad range of exhibits and the educational opportunities available, planning your visit to the Nations Gun Show can greatly enhance your experience. Consider the specific days and times that align with your interests, whether you’re looking for the latest in firearm technology, interested in historical pieces, or seeking to expand your knowledge through classes and seminars.

For the most current information, including any updates on classes, exhibitors, and specific show features, it’s recommended to check the official websites of the Nations Gun Show, and the Showmasters Gun Shows, which organize the event. This will ensure you have the latest details and can make the most of your visit to this comprehensive firearms event.

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