Frequently Ask Questions
We try to answer the most asked questions about our gun shows. If we did not answer you question please feel free to contact us.
Frequently Ask Questions
ed 1) Can I purchase tickets in advance?
No. At this time tickets are only available at the door.
2) If I buy a gun do I have to go through a registration process or background check?
you will have to go through a background check at the show. Background checks usually take about 15 minutes. UNLESS YOU HAVE A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT IN YOUR HOME STATE.
3) What do I need to bring with me/ What is the procedure for buying a gun?
All you need is a valid Driver’s License or other state issued, picture ID. When you buy a gun, the dealer (or the table at the front of the show) will run the required background check on you. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes and you can continue walking around the show while it is being done. Once you pass the background check, you can leave with your gun.
5) Can I bring firearms to the show to sell or trade?
Absolutely! Personal firearms may be brought into the show for sell or trade. Each firearm must be unloaded prior to entering the building and checked by security at the admission desk.
6) I have a concealed carry permit. Am I allowed to bring my gun in loaded?
No. You may bring your gun in, but it must be unloaded and checked by security at the admissions desk and the firing mechanism tied. For safety reasons, absolutely NO loaded guns are allowed in the show. This includes concealed carry permit holders. ABSOLUTELY NO LOADED GUNS OR MAGS ARE ALLOWED IN THE GUN SHOW!
7) How old do you have to be to attend the show or buy a gun?
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals 18 or older can purchase a long gun (shotgun or rifle) but must be 21 years of age to purchase a handgun.
8) I am not a resident. Can I purchase a gun?
If you do not have a valid STATE driver’s license, you can buy a long gun (rifle or shotgun) and take it with you. For handgun purchases, you could buy it but you would have to have the dealer transfer it to a dealer with a Federal Firearms License (FFL) in your home state and you could pick it up there. If you live in one of the neighboring states this is a fairly common occurrence and a simple procedure.
The responses to these questions are not intended as any form of legal advice. The responses are generalized answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. You should check with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives if you have further questions on any issue relating to the buying or selling of firearms
Q: Can I bring a gun to the show to sell or trade?
A: Yes, and many folks do. Please be sure the gun is unloaded before you enter the building, and take it to our gun check table at the show entry for verification. They will secure it with a nylon tie to disable the action. No loaded firearms and no loaded magazines are permitted in any gun show. Your personal safety is our number one priority while you are at the show.
Q: What time does the gunshow open to the public?
A: Public Hours for the shows are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Q: Can I get a gun appraised at the gun show?
A: Yes, there are many collectors and collector-dealers at all gun shows. Since no one is designated as the official appraiser for the show, you are encouraged to talk to several dealers and collectors to determine the value of any firearm if you are planning to sell it.