Gun Shows and Gun Show Resources

Gun shows are gatherings and exhibitions that are held on weekends or a limited amount of time to showcase firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories, as well as literature and collectibles related to firearms. The items that are displayed in gun shows may also be available for sale or trade. Gun shows may be organized to promote and sell hunting equipment, introduce new firearms by certain manufacturers, or exhibit rare and antique guns. Gun shows are a great way to meet fellow gun collectors and see prize collections of guns, the latest technology all while learning new interesting facts on guns. Some gun shows features demonstrations, competitions around the area, exclusive offers, local/national vendors, local clubs, experts in the industry, appraisers, record holders, etc.

Most gun shows take place in public buildings, such as exhibition halls, malls, hotels, and armories, on weekends, and attendees are usually required to pay a small admission fee. There are more than 5,000 gun shows taking place in the United States every year, and the regulations for gun shows vary from one state to another. Texas is one of the states that hold numerous gun shows every year, while New Jersey only allows small gun shows by gun collectors clubs.

Here are links to more information about gun shows as well as websites that can help gun enthusiasts locate gun shows in their localities.

  • American Gun Shows: An excellent directory that provides information about all the major gun shows that are held in the United States and Canada.
  • Northeast Gun Shows: Find out about the gun and knife shows that take place in the states of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
  • Texas Gun Shows: This website contains listings of gun shows that are held in Texas cities and towns such as Austin, Live Oak, and Floresville.
  • Florida Gun Shows: Gun enthusiasts can find information about many popular gun shows in Florida in this website.
  • Michigan Gun Shows: Complete schedule of gun and knife shows in the state of Michigan for the next six months.
  • Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show: Official website of the Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show, the largest gun show in the world.
  • Collector Gun Shows: An extensive list of upcoming exhibitions of collector guns and swords in the Untied States.
  • Crossroads of the West Gun Shows: Crossroads of the West Gun Shows are the most popular firearms shows in the United States, and they collectively attract more than 400,000 people every year.
  • C&E Gun Shows: C&E is dedicated to bringing the safest and most professional gun shows to the public.
  • R.K. Gun Shows: This well-known gun show producer organizes more than 10 high quality gun shows in various parts of the country every year.
  • Gun Shows USA: Links to all 50 states in the United States

Which of the following is NOT one of the "Three Ws" that should be included in every hunting plan?

What firearm you are hunting with.
Who you are with.
When you are returning.
Where you are going.


What technique can be described as "slow, patient movement of the hunter into shooting position after game has been located"?

Stand Hunting
Still Hunting


Which species is there federal hunting laws for?

Wood Duck
Ring-knecked pheasant
Snowshoe hare
White-tailed Deer


Which field carry provides the most firearm control?



Which choice is NOT recommended when approaching downed wildlife?

Approach quietly from behind.
Poke animal gently with a stick.
Touch the eye gently, if there's no reaction, animal is usually dead.
Shoot it again before approaching to make sure it is dead.


What is the technique known as "driving"?

One hunter sitting in a blind waiting for game to come along.
One hunter moving slowly and patiently into shooting position after game has been located.
One or more pushers walk through an area trying to move game ahead of them into areas wehre blockers are waiting.
One hunter driving a vehicle and a second hunter in the back set shooting through the open window.


Scouting an area you want to hunt should include:

Walk around the area on opening day with your firearm or bow.
Walk around the area looking for animal movements and signs.
Look at maps and aerial photos of the area.
Answers B and C.


Which of the following is NOT a reason why you should develop a hunting plan for every hunt?

So friends and family know how to contact you in case of emergency.
So you can use your hunting plan to start a fire if you get lost.
So fellow hunters know where you are located.
So friends and family know where you can be found in case of a hunting accident.


Which of these items should be on every checklist included in your hunting plan?

Hunting license


Which of these does NOT violate a hunting safety rule?

Carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.
Keeping your finger on the trigger while stalking game.
Two hunters shooting at the same game.
Identifying what lies beyond an identified target.