Make Plans to Attend the 2021 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

With the dates for what would have been the 2020 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings & Exhibits (NRAAM) having come and gone with nary a shooter, hunter, outdoorsman, or Second Amendment supporter to be seen, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing cancellation,  sights are now set on the 2021 show, slated to begin one year from today.

The NRA noted that they “did not reach this decision lightly” and “were ultimately guided by our responsibility to help ensure the safety and well-being of our NRA members, guests, and surrounding community.”   

Although disappointing, especially since the 2020 event in Nashville is a just a short hop for most of the GunLink team, it was the right call. Although generally roomier than some industry events which we attend, if you have been to previous shows, you know that it often consists of crowded aisles packed with people shaking hands, having close conversations, attending meetings, touching the goods and passing them around. Not necessarily an environment in which I’d want to spend a few days in the midst of a global health crisis.

But, at least we have something to look forward to as the NRAAM heads to Houston May 14-16, 2021.

The NRAAM is one of the largest shows of its kind – offering many consumers a first peek at the new firearms and gear being released that year following the industry-only SHOT Show and the GAOS, held annually in Eastern Pennsylvania. In addition to providing the opportunity to see firearm and gear manufacturer’s latest wares, the event also centers around the Annual Meeting of Members for those who belong to the Association, where NRA members catch up on what the organization has been up to over the past year, and help shape where it is going by casting their votes for Board members and other issues.

In addition to the meeting and trade show portions, the event also features Leadership Forum with speakers – which has, lately, included the President of the United States and other pro-2A politicians, corporate heads, and others – product demos, and after-hours events such as music concerts.

Admission to the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits is free for NRA members and their immediate families.


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