- Oct 28th – 29th, 202310/28/202310/29/2023Louisville Gun & Knife ShowMore Information: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/louisville-gun-and-knife-show/937 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209R.K. Shows Incfalse
- Dec 30th – 31st, 202312/30/202312/31/2023Louisville Gun & Knife ShowMore Information: https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/louisville-gun-and-knife-show/937 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209R.K. Shows Incfalse
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
The R.K. Shows have over 20 years of experience of providing the best experience with the highest quality gun shows. A large selection of guns and knives are available for selling, purchase or trade. This event will be located in the West Hall A & B of the Kentucky Exposition Center.
The Louisville Gun & Knife Show will be held next on Oct 28th-29th, 2023 with additional shows on Dec 30th-31st, 2023, in Louisville, KY. This Louisville gun show is held at Kentucky Exposition Center and hosted by R.K. Shows Inc. All federal and local firearm laws and ordinances must be obeyed.
Prepaid Tables: $75.00/each
Prepaid Non-Gun Tables: $100.00
At Show/Within 10 days: $110.00
Friday, 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, 7:30am - 8:30am
On Sep 18th, 2016 Matteo said
Attended the Kenny Woods September 17th & 18th Gun show in louisville.at the KEC. What a joke and utter let down! With $20 spent, $8 to park and $12 for admission. Only to find out that no “recording devices” were allowed. So any promotion of the event or attending vendors through social media from pro-gun/pro second Amendment sites and channels were denied and repeatedly discouraged. I guess promotion and support of the 2nd Amendment is not a priority with Mr Woods. And better yet. Before entry into the show you had to have your carry gun unloaded and zip tied! Regardless if your were a holder of a Kentucky issued or recognized conceal carry permit. Seems Mr Woods support of the the 2nd Amendment is in name only! This sort of idiocy wasn’t even a requirement at the NRA annual meeting that took place just months ago at the same location. After entry I was in inundated with rows and rows of either junk guns and curios that someone dug out of their basement, attic or barn. Or was bludgeoned with exorbitant prices for used unkept, unclean guns still caked with carbon and burnt powder. Whose barrels were scored with copper build up, that exceeded the cost of a new gun that could be readily bought from one of the 5 closest gun stores to this so called gun show. In some cases the asking price was above the MSRP for the same gun new! One so called vendor asked for $275 for a noticeably used Hi Point carbine. Yet complained no one was buying anything… I wonder why?!?! Another asked for $250 for a fairly used Taurus 738 TCP, The slide peppered with burnt powder and carbon throughout all the nooks and crannies. The grip texture loaded with dirt and grime. Possibly some old dead sweaty skin cells to boot. A trip down to Academy Sports would yield a new in the box Taurus TCP for $239 that would not require a 2 day sonic bath prior to handling. Many of the guns on display had the aforementioned zip tie run through them. Precluding any ability to check the action for possible issues and deficiencies. So by the time you were 3 rows into the show your anger and disappointment levels were peeking. Ammo vendors were routinely asking 3 to 4 dollars more than the same ammo was going for at the local Wal-Mart. Used AR and AK parts were abysmal. $100 for a used worn parkerized bolt carrier. When a new nitrided BCG can be had for little more. Many of the steel or issued AK magazines were riddled with rust. Many were drenched in oil to conceal this. And those that were not were simply painted. The obvious rust patches could still be seen. Pmags sold above the cost found in many box stores. Honestly the list of disappointments could go on to complete a novel. I routinely attend gun shows. But this is by far the worst. And if this is the typical Gun Show that Kenny Woods provides. Then maybe he needs to quit. Or get his head out of his _ss! The few bright spots of this show were a handful of fantastic vendors. Those there with quality products and some actual professionalism. To those few. Thank you! To the rest, those who were little more than price gouging hacks and especially Mr Woods. I’d like to say this. You are part of the problem in the gun community. I wish I could get my money and time back. Because you lot surely wasted it!.
On Mar 17th, 2016 Charles Gentry said
If you go to gun shows to buy guns and ammo, this is the best one for you. It has a great selection at reasonable prices. Not all that weird 200 year old stuff that costs $5k.
On Feb 7th, 2016 Darrell Mcquilling said
I think this show is the best show that comes to Louisville the other is so big you can’t walk in there much less see the guns and if you can’t see the guns you can’t buy the guns
On Sep 13th, 2015 Joe said
First Louisville show in several years and it has sure SHRUNK in size and for $33 for two including parking was total outrageous for this size show that’s no larger than other smaller shows now. Probably be several years if ever coming back to this show if no changes are made. I started attending shows here when they were held at the Butechel Armory and this was the MOST DISAPPOINTING show ever.
On Jul 23rd, 2015 Tom said
I agree that the show was a waste of time and space — the ONLY good thing to be said for it is that it was the only gun show that I have been to where you could actually walk up and down the aisles looking at the tables without constantly being pushed, shoved, and jostled — mostly because the place was a ghost town. I was able to get a handicapped parking space directly in front of the doors, which will tell anyone who knows the Kentucky Fair Grounds that there were almost no one here. The only thing I have to disagree with the other reviewers about is that $8 for parking plus $10 admission does NOT add up to $32 — apparently they didn’t bother with the $2 off coupons that are everywhere online AND chose to pay for a two-day ticket (God only knows why). The days of getting great deals at a gun show are long gone, and I don’t expect show vendors to beat online pricing, but I certainly expect them to at least come close to regular gunshop prices — most items that I knew the prices of were being offered for ABOVE MSRP, which puts them well above local gun shop prices. Vendors were complaining that no one was buying, and somehow they couldn’t figure out why no one wanted to pay $270 for a Hi-Point Carbine, $1500 for a DSA FAL, or $15 for Gen2 P-Mags, to cite just some of the Bargains available. Quite a few vendors commented that they would not be back for the next show, which won’t be any great loss. The show was not full of the non-firearms junk that we see at many shows, but that just left the place even more empty than usual. I did find a couple of items at acceptable prices, some new milspec steel AR mags for $10 apiece (but NO decent AK mags at any price) and a couple of boxes of ammo (no great deals, but buying in person avoided the cost of shipping for calibers where I only wanted a couple of boxes, not a whole case). It is ridiculous that I live in Louisville and the only decent gun show around here is the Indy 1500 (130 miles North on I-65) (and that isn’t as good as it used to be).
On Jul 19th, 2015 Derrick said
Not happy about this gun show after paying $32 half of the vendors where closing up before 3:00. There was alot of empty tables
On Jul 18th, 2015 Jack said
This was a complete waste of my time and money it look like there was only a few real vendors at this show the rest look like they went into the spare bedroom of their house and grab all of the crap they don’t want so they could sell it at an inflated price and with the entry fee and parking totaling $32 I would have been better off shopping on Amazon laying out in the sun taking my risks with skin cancer as opposed to wasting 30 minutes of my life that I will never get back