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The NRA Carry Guard concealed carry training and insurance program is getting its very own expo, the dates and venue for which have been officially confirmed. The inaugural shindig is set for Aug. 25-27 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

Billed as an “educational and interactive experience” aimed toward equipping individuals with the right products, skills, knowledge and mindset when it comes to personal protection, concealed carry and home defense, visitors to the NRA Carry Guard Expo will have the chance to attend over 125 seminars and workshops taught by some of the top experts and instructors from across the country.

The three-day event will also feature an exhibit hall with firearm and accessory companies showcasing their latest and greatest wares for self defense and concealed carry.

For the high-tech set, the expo will include an interactive area with virtual reality and video based training designed to mimic the defensive scenarios you might encounter in the real world. Meanwhile, attendees can also check out the indoor shooting range, which uses non-lethal training ammo and offers up the most realistic shooting experience you can get outside of live fire.

In addition, a live concealed carry fashion show will be go down on Friday evening in which concealment clothing and gear designed for both men and women will be modeled.

Sponsored by the likes of Winchester, Browning, Ruger, Daniel Defense, Kahr Arms and Kel-Tec, the inaugural NRA Carry Guard Expo looks to be a great event if you’re into concealed carry, personal protection and home defense.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the fact that discussion has swirled around the NRA Carry Guard program ever since it was introduced a few months ago. First, the United States Concealed Carry Association was disinvited from the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits—presumably because it’s now a competitor to the NRA Carry Guard. Much was also made regarding the fact that the use of a 1911 or a revolver as a primary firearm was strictly prohibited in the NRA Carry Guard’s Level I training program. After an uproar from the firearms community, the NRA reversed that policy.

To learn more about the NRA Carry Guard Expo, check out nracarryguardexpo.com. Watch a video hyping the Carry Guard program below.

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