The National Rifle Association will host its 150th Annual Meetings & Exhibits from Sept. 3 to 5, 2021, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Tex. Join tens of thousands of NRA members over Labor Day weekend as they tour more than 14 acres of guns and gear, in addition to great entertainment and other special events.
NRA's sesquicentennial celebration kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 2, with the Houston Metro Friends of NRA event held at the Bayou Palace ballroom. Tickets start at $100 per person, and attendees can also purchase reserved tables and sponsorships. All proceeds will benefit the NRA Foundation and go to support future shooting sports programs.
The exhibit hall opens up on Friday, Sept. 3, at 9 a.m. Hundreds of companies from across the firearm industry will be standing by to give you a glimpse of the latest guns out from today's top manufacturers. Whether you're looking to get your hands on the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus or the Ruger MAX-9, you can do it here. In addition to modern guns, gear and ammunition, you'll also have the opportunity to look at displays of some of the rarest and most interesting firearms in the collecting world, all showcased in displays put together by NRA's gun-collecting affiliate clubs. Friday will also see the Women's Leadership Forum and the Annual Firearms Law Seminar.
At the apex of the weekend is Saturday's Annual Meeting of Members, where NRA members are encouraged to participate and share their thoughts and ideas with the organization's leadership. There, you can take part in shaping the organization's future. You'll also hear directly from NRA officers about the current state of the organization, and members in attendance will be able to vote on the 76th board member. This is also an opportunity where the oldest and youngest NRA life members are honored.
Throughout the weekend, attendees will have an opportunity to attend seminars on multiple topics, including concealed-carry fundamentals, law-enforcement interactions and strategies on crime prevention. There will also be a number of special presentations, including "Sharpshooting in the Civil War" and "Sniping in World War II and the Korean War" by Maj. John Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.) and "Unsung: The ANM2 .50-Caliber Browning Machine Gun in World War II," "Battlefield Vietnam: The Men & Guns of Huế," and "Mattel M16A1: The Frontier Between Truth and Mythology" by American Rifleman Field Editor Martin K.A. Morgan. Additionally, the staff of NRAWomen.org will present "Ladies First," bringing together some of the top female trainers and leaders in the firearm industry.
Admission to the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits is free for all NRA members. Attendee registration is now open, and you can learn more about the show and special events at nraam.org.