While gun ownership is a hotly debated topic in the US with many people believing that gun laws should be updated and made stricter, many people still like the opportunity to own a gun.

In fact, evidence suggests that gun ownership in the USA is at an all-time high with over 42% of households in America owning at least one firearm. This makes the USA the most heavily armed civilian population in the world.

And it is not just gun ownership that’s popular in the USA; visiting firearms shows in the USA is also an extremely popular pastime, with thousands of people attending each year. A firearms show is a temporary gathering or an exhibition where firearms, firearm accessories, knives, ammunition, literature, Militaria, and other collectibles are displayed, traded, bought, sold, and discussed. Firearms shows are also used by firearms manufacturers to demonstrate new firearms models too.

The good news for firearms enthusiasts is that there are some amazing firearms shows in the USA. Here is a list of some of the biggest and most popular ones that take place each year:

1.      Tulsa Arms Show

The Tulsa Arms Show is held twice a year in March and November. This show has been running since 1955 and has become one of the largest and most popular shows in America. It has over six miles of tables for firearms enthusiasts to browse.

2.      Las Vegas Antique Gun and Knife Show

Las Vegas has a lot to offer firearms enthusiasts. One of the most popular things is the Las Vegas Antique Gun and Knife Show which is a three-day event that is usually held in January. It first started as a small gun show in 1962; however, over the years, it has expanded to be one of the biggest firearms shows in the USA.

This show has something to offer all firearms enthusiasts. Not only are there stalls where you can learn about and understand how different guns operate, but there are also stalls where you can buy and sell firearms and knives too. Just remember, before purchasing firearms ammo from a firearms show, it’s often cheaper to buy in bulk online.

3.      Nations Gun Show

If you are looking for a firearms show that is in Virginia, then the Nations Gun Show is the perfect choice for you. This show first opened its doors in 1968 and it has increased in popularity since then. It is on multiple times throughout the year, and it has everything a firearms enthusiast could want, including antique firearms, ammo, knives, accessories, Militaria, modern firearms, shotguns and much more.

4.      Knob Creek Gun Show

The Knob Creek Gun Show first opened its doors as a gun show in 1985. While it may not have been operating for as long as the other gun shows listed above, it has still managed to become one of the largest firearms shows in the USA. It is held in Kentucky in April and October.

5.      Great American Outdoor Show

If you are looking for an event that lasts for more than a few days, then the Great American Outdoor Show is a great option for you. This annual nine-day event takes place in February each year. It first became popular back in 1995, but recently the popularity of this show has skyrocketed, and we can see why. This show is not only for firearms enthusiasts, but it also celebrates fishing, hunting and outdoor traditions.

Over the last few years, the number of people owning a gun in the USA has sharply increased, and so has the number of people visiting firearms shows. If you love firearms, and want to see them in operation, then why not visit one of the shows we have listed above?