FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I register as media for the 2021 Concealed Carry Expo?

Information coming soon!

Can I purchase firearms and ammunition at the 2021 Concealed Carry Expo?

Yes, Firearms and ammunition will be available for purchase at the Concealed Carry Expo from manufacturers and dealers with their Federal Firearms License on-site. All state and federal laws will be enforced.

What happens if I forget my badge or course room number? How do I get in?

Check in at the registration desk, and Expo staff will be able to print another badge for you.

Can I carry at the Expo or bring in a firearm in a case to try with different products like holsters, clothing items and range bags?

Yes, you can carry at the Concealed Carry Expo. The safety rules are as follows:

SAFETY FIRST
Concealed Carry Expo Firearms Policy
Defensive sidearms are welcome inside this show. All state laws will apply and all guests must abide by the following rules:
1. Your personal defensive sidearm WILL REMAIN HOLSTERED at all times unless you are reacting to an imminent deadly threat. In the unlikely event you need to use your firearm in defense of life remember the rules: Target Acquisition, Target Identification and Target Isolation.

2. You are specifically prohibited from drawing your firearm to check holster fit, “show” the gun to anyone, or otherwise conduct ANY administrative handling of your defensive firearm. This includes, but is not limited to loading, unloading, clearing, cleaning or any other activity that does not involve a reaction to an imminent deadly threat.

3. ANYONE observed violating any of the above-mentioned rules will be immediately escorted from the premises and barred from returning. No refund of your admission fee will be given.

Bringing A Firearm To The Event

This is NOT permitted. In the event you need to test holster fit or product sizing, the company will provide a blue gun for you to do so. Carrying firearms in, even if unloaded and in a case, is not permitted on the premises. If you are seen loading or unloading a firearm or magazine or handling any loaded firearm you will be escorted from the premises and not be allowed to return. No refunds will be given.

Can I carry at the Expo?

[Concealed Carry Expo Firearms Policy] Defensive sidearms are welcome inside this show. All state laws will apply and all guests must abide by the following rules:

  • Your personal defensive sidearm WILL REMAIN HOLSTERED at all times unless you are reacting to an imminent deadly threat. In the unlikely event you need to use your firearm in defense of life remember the rules: Target Acquisition, Target Identification and Target Isolation.
  • You are specifically prohibited from drawing your firearm to check holster fit, “show” the gun to anyone, or otherwise conduct ANY administrative handling of your defensive firearm. This includes, but is not limited to loading, unloading, clearing, cleaning or any other activity that does not involve reaction to an imminent deadly threat.
  • ANYONE observed violating any of the above-mentioned rules will be immediately escorted from the premises and barred from returning. No refund of your admission fee will be given.

Are dogs and pets allowed?

Dogs are not permitted at the event unless they are specifically trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. All service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness, and be under control of the guest with a disability or a designee.

All other live animals are not permitted at the Expo or in the Convention Center.

Are backpacks allowed in the Expo at the Music City Center?

Backpacks are allowed on site at the Expo but have to be kept on your person at all times. Any backpacks left unattended will be reported to security.

Can you tell me more about the FREE live fire range experience?

You’ll get the opportunity to shoot new firearms in the USCCA’s Live Fire-Range, surrounded by trained professionals who’s #1 priority will be your safety.

All firearms permitted inside the shooting range are provided by the firearm manufacturer sponsors along with ammo, eye, and ear protection. Attendees will not be permitted to shoot their personal firearms in the range or provide their own ammunition.

Is the Music City Center handicap accessible?

Yes, the event is handicap accessible!

Is there parking available at the Music City Center?

Information coming soon!

Are there shuttle buses from the recommended hotels to Music City Center?

Information coming soon!

Are there any recommended hotels or special rates for hotels in the area?

Yes! Take advantage of the group rate at the following locations. 

OPTION 1:
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

  • Rate: $239.00 Per Night
  • Online Reservation Link: Sheraton
  • Reservations may also be made by calling 1-615-259-2000 and refer to group code USCCA EXPO. 


OPTION 2:

Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown

  • Rate: $209.00 Per Night
  • Online Reservation Link: Drury
  • Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to group number 2406383.

Expo Hotels Conceal Carry Policy: The Hotel agrees that the purpose of the Expo is to provide training and education on lethal and non-lethal methods of personal protection, therefore the Hotel agrees that they will not restrict the possession, carrying, or keeping of weapons including firearms. Exhibitors may carry firearms, in cases back and forth from the Expo Hall. Attendees with applicable conceal carry permits may have a firearm in their possession in accordance with state and local laws.

How far is the Music City Center from the airport?

Music City Center
201 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

When is the USCCA store inside the Expo open?

Friday, April 16: 2 pm to 7 pm (Elite Members receive early entry at 1 pm)
Saturday, April 17: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 18: 10 am to 4 pm

CLICK HERE to visit the USCCA store website. 

What are the hours of the 2021 Concealed Carry Expo?

Seminar Hours: When the building is open for classes, courses, & seminars
Friday, April 16: 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday, April 17: 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 18: 9 am to 4 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours: When the Expo show floor and vendor booths are open
Friday, April 16: 2 pm to 7 pm 
Saturday, April 17: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 18: 10 am to 4 pm

What are the dates for the 2021 Concealed Carry Expo?

The Expo is being held from Friday, April 16th to Sunday, April 18th.