The Tanner Gun Show returns to the Denver Mart this weekend, March 18 and 19.

The show will run on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since 1964, the Tanner Gun Show has called the Denver Mart home. Today, it is the largest retail gun show in Colorado, with approximately 700 tables of firearms, ammunition, accessories, and other merchandise. The only Colorado show that is larger is the once-a-year collector show put on by the Colorado Gun Collectors Association. However, that show is limited to antiques and relics and many tables are set up to display collections, not sell them. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own unloaded firearms for sale or trade, however all firearms will be checked and zip-tied at the entrance to render them incapable of firing. All State and Federal laws are enforced on the premises. This includes the parking lot. Firearms purchased from licensed dealers are required to undergo a background check, pursuant to Federal Law. Modern firearms sold by private parties also fall under the State of Colorado's background check requirement. Once you purchase a firearm, the seller will escort you to the front of the hall so you can begin filling out the requisite forms. Pursuant to Colorado Law, firearms older than 50-years-old and classified as Curio and Relics (C&R) do not require a background check if bought from an unlicensed, private party. However, some private sellers will still insist on having a background check done. Sellers will apply a sticker to your new firearm to let security know that you are leaving with a purchased firearm. If you're looking to make a purchase or just want to spend an afternoon people-watching, the Tanner Gun Show will not disappoint. The Tanner Gun Show's entry fee is $10 and your ticket is good for both days. Active military get in for $7 and attendees under the age of 12 get in free. Parking is free.  

Looking for something else to do this weekend? The National Alpaca Show is also coming to town!