NRA Carry Guard Expo 8/16/2018

NRA Carry Guard Expo Workshops Provide the Ultimate Hands-On Experience

The second annual NRA Carry Guard Expo is now less than a month away. Once you buy your three-day admission badge that gets you into the show, the exhibit hall and all of the free seminars taking place Friday-Sunday, September 14-16, be sure to purchase tickets to the in-depth premium workshops that take instruction and training to the next level.

These workshops feature a powerhouse lineup of best-in-class speakers and experienced instructors presenting on all things concealed carry, personal protection, and home defense. From martial arts techniques presented by MMA legend Frank Mir, to knife skills, emergency response methods, personal safety tips and more presented by other subject matter experts. With so many training opportunities spread out over three exciting days, there is a workshop for every person and interest. Spaces are limited in these premium workshops, so click here to buy your tickets today. We look forward to seeing you in Richmond at this year’s NRA Carry Guard Expo! 

Edged Weapons for Everyday Carry: A Comprehensive Hands-On Workshop
Sept. 14-16, 2018 | Friday, 9am-1pm | Saturday, 2pm-6pm | Sunday, 1pm-5pm | GRCC Room E23AB
Presented by: Tom Kier

This workshop is a hands-on approach to the use and avoidance of combative edged weapons and how edged weapons can dovetail into your personal combative skill sets. Explore the concepts of edged weapon anatomy and the dangers of facing edged weapons, plus carry concepts, template work, understanding the physiological response and effects of edged weapons and finally integrated combatives. The course will answer certain questions and physically train the solutions.

Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity.

Multi-State Concealed Carry Permit Course—Carry in up to 38 States!
Sept. 14-16, 2018 | Friday, 1:30pm-5:30pm | Saturday and Sunday, 9am-1pm | GRCC Room E25A
Presented by: Charlie Padula

This course will encompass the entire process from beginning to end for obtaining the Utah Carry Permit, as well as the VA Non-Resident or Resident permit. This will include completion of the applications for both Utah and Virginia and the required course instruction. Unlike some courses, this one includes both the fingerprinting process and passport photos! No need to hassle with trying to take care of these items afterward. Instruction will cover firearm familiarization and nomenclature of the firearm, Utah Law, the reciprocal agreements that Utah and Virginia currently have within the United States, as well as interstate travel and pertinent travel laws.

Please note: Students must be 21 or over. This course does not include the State Application Fee for Utah or Virginia. You will leave the course with all paperwork completed to mail in the application and payment for each state. Utah & Virginia Permits are valid for 5 years before a renewal is needed. 

Bullet Proof Mind for the Armed Citizen
Sept. 14-16, 2018 | Friday–Sunday, 2pm-6pm | GRCC Room E24AB
Presented by: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, co-author of Glenn Beck’s book “Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns,” and author of the book “On Combat” and several others, gives his special presentation on mental and physical preparedness for the armed citizen. Grossman will speak about your role as an armed American citizen in the future challenges to our nation. Hear about the potential threats, internal or external, and the response to those threats as intended by our Founding Fathers. Grossman will also discuss how to prevent PTSD and be physically and emotionally triumphant after an armed encounter. 

Dynamics of Personal Defense
Sept. 14, 2018 | Friday, 2 pm-4pm | GRCC Room E23AB
Presented by: Steve Tarani

In this light physical activity, hands-on learning workshop, you will learn three critical components needed to control any physical altercation, how to immediately gain the tactical advantage against single or multiple attackers, whether you’re armed or unarmed, and how to get yourself and your loved ones out of harm’s way and to safety unharmed.

Refuse To Be A Victim Basic Workshop
Sept. 14-16, 2018 | Friday–Saturday, 2pm-6pm | GRCC Room E22A
Presented by: Ed O’Carroll

In this 4 hour intensive workshop, learn personal safety tips and techniques needed to avoid dangerous situations and prevent becoming a victim of crime. The single most important step toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it, and this course covers a variety of topics to help you create one for many areas and aspects of life. From home, travel and automobile security to self-defense training, personal defense devices and criminal psychology, you’ll arm yourself with knowledge to ensure that you can Refuse To Be A Victim®.  

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques with MMA Legend Frank Mir
Sept. 15, 2018 | Saturday, 9:30am-1:30pm | GRCC Room E23AB
Presented by: Frank Mir

Learn first-hand self-defense techniques from Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) legend Frank Mir in this hands-on, two-hour training session. This course will focus on entry level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighting with an emphasis on submissions and joint manipulation. In addition, Frank will conduct an autograph signing and photo opportunity session from 1:00pm -2:30pm on Saturday afternoon that will be open to anyone who has purchased a ticket to the Expo.

Please note: This course consists of light physical and hands-on activity. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participation is not advised for anyone who is pregnant or has an existing heart or other medical condition that may be affected by the physical activity. 

First Care Provider: When Seconds Count
Sept. 14-16, 2018 | Friday and Saturday, 8:30am-12:30pm | Sunday, 1:30pm-5:30pm | GRCC Room E25A
Presented by: Kris Sacra

Situations involving acts of mass violence have become a common occurrence in today’s society. These events occur quickly and without warning. This course provides comprehensive training to individuals interested in learning how to better prepare and react to these types of events. The First Care Provider represents the first link in the trauma chain of survival from point of wounding through definitive care. As one of the only Department of Homeland Security recognized Stop The Bleed programs, First Care Provider trains and certifies citizens to perform life-saving interventions to the wounded that if not performed quickly, could lead to certain death. When tragedy strikes and seconds count, learn to save a life. Become a First Care Provider.

Be sure to check for full schedules and details on workshops and seminars. The NRA Carry Guard Expo box office will open at 8:30 a.m. daily, September 14-16. The Exhibit Hall will open at 10:00 a.m. daily. Seminar and workshop times vary and may begin prior to Exhibit Hall opening.


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