CANCON FAQ

Everything you need to know about attending CANCON

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General Information

What is CANCON?

CANCON is a gun show and fully suppressed range day brought to you by Recoil and Gun Digest Magazines.  Hundreds of the newest and best suppressors, firearms, and optics will be on the firing line for you to get hands-on trigger time. All ammo will be provided, just bring your trigger finger!

Kids under 12 get in free, however, any child who wishes to shoot will need a paid entry ticket, and children must be supervised at all times.

Great food will be available on-site when you need to recharge between shooting bays.

Where is the next CANCON Event being held?

CANCON Georgia – Nov 8th & 9th, 2024

17 South Rod & Gun Club

5899 North Coastal Highway
Fleming, GA

CANCON Arizona – April 18th-20th, 2024

Ben Avery Shooting Center

4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85086

When is the next CANCON being held? 

CANCON Georgia:

Veteran’s Day Weekend 2024

CANCON Arizona:

April 18th – 20th, 2024

What are the hours for the next CANCON?

Hours for CANCON Arizona:

Thursday:

VIP Early Entry: 1PM to 4PM

VIP Night Shoot: 6PM to 10PM

Friday:

General Admission: 9AM to 4PM

Saturday:

General Admission: 9AM to 4PM

How many firearms will be available to demo at CANCON?

While the distinct total number of available firearms remains yet undetermined, we guarantee that there will be at least 200+ different firearms available for you to demo with live rounds. The combination of a wide variation of suppressors with the available firearms further increases the amount of unique builds that will be available for all attendees to learn about and shoot.

How many guns can I shoot at CANCON?

As many as you have time for! CANCON Arizona & Georgia will feature 25+ lanes of shooting with multiple firearms available for demonstration per lane. The exact amount of rounds available per demo is determined by the Lane Operator at their sole discretion. (Be nice to your Lane Operator!)

Can I demo the same firearm twice?

Yes. However, all decisions about who can shoot which firearm, and for how many rounds is completely determined by the Lane Operator. If other CANCON attendees are in line for demos behind you the Operator may ask that you get back in line for an additional demo on any firearm.

Will I have to pay for the ammo I shoot?

Nope! Ammo is included in the price of admission. The amount of ammunition you get to expend for each ‘turn’ at a lane is completely up to the discretion of the lane operator. However, you do not have to pay for any ammunition at all at CANCON. Just bring your trigger finger and your preferred safety gear, we’ve got the rest.

What is the night shoot and when does it happen?

VIP Ticket Holders will have an exclusive opportunity to participate in a nighttime event on Thursday where they can shoot suppressed with low light tools, night vision goggles, clip-on night vision optics, IR lasers, tracers, and more. More information will be available at the event.  Available VIP tickets are limited.

Do I need an ID to enter CANCON?

We reserve the right to request a valid ID. All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to entry, including parents signing on behalf of their children.

Will CANCON be held rain or shine?

Because this is a 2-day event, it is very unlikely the whole weekend will be lost to bad weather.  If the weather becomes unbearable for the majority of either day of the event, we will approve said day’s tickets for the next day.  In the unlikely occurrence that the whole weekend is lost, the event will be rescheduled and a new date announced as soon as possible.

Can I bring my own firearms and ammo to CANCON?

Carrying Firearms in accordance with local laws is permitted. However, there will be NO open lanes for shooting personal firearms and/or personal ammunition during the event.

Will eye and ear protection be provided if I didn’t bring my own?

We highly recommend that you bring your own eye and ear protection to CANCON. However, if you forget to bring yours there will be eye and ear protection available.

Will food be available for purchase on-site?

Food and refreshments will be available on-site for purchase.

Does the facility have porta-potties?

Yes. Restrooms and extra porta potties will be on site.

Can I bring my kids to CANCON?

Yes, entry for children under 12 is free. Children must be supervised at all times. Children under the age of 6 are required to be kept well clear of active firing lines for the duration of the event. Children are permitted to shoot with parental supervision, but tickets must be purchased for any child who would like to shoot.

Tickets

How do Tickets Work?

A General Admission ticket grants you entry to CANCON for one full regular day (Friday or Saturday, 9AM to 4PM).

VIP tickets grant access to the entire CANCON weekend, including early access Thursday (1PM to 4PM), the industry-only Thursday Catered Dinner and Night Shoot (6:30PM to 9:30PM).

Once inside, you have full access to shoot any firearm offered by the lane operator at one of the 25+ lanes.

Tickets cost $50 for a Single-Day Admission on Friday or Saturday.

Patrons looking for a more exclusive experience can purchase VIP tickets to get access to the Industry-Only Catered Meal & Night Shoot (6:30PM to 9:30PM).

How much does it cost to attend CANCON?

Tickets for CANCON AZ 2024 are now on sale! Head over to our tickets page to purchase.

Tickets cost $50 for a Single-Day Admission on Friday or Saturday.

Patrons looking for a more exclusive experience can purchase VIP tickets to get access to the Industry-Only Friday Early Admission and Night Shoot. VIP Tickets are $700.

VIP Tickets for CANCON AZ 2024 are not on sale yet. Sign up for the CANCON email newsletter to get info on tickets when they become available.

Can I purchase tickets on the day of the event?

Yes, Entry tickets can be purchased on Friday or Saturday, pending availability.

If I pre-purchase tickets, but have to cancel prior to the event, can I get a refund on my tickets?

No, all ticket sales are final and only valid for this event.

CANCON Merchandise

Where can I buy CANCON Merchandise?

CANCON Merchandise for the 2024 Events is available when you purchase your tickets.

Getting to CANCON

Where can I park when attending CANCON?

Parking will be available at Ben Avery Shooting Facility, with attendants available to assist.  Handicap Parking will be available and directed by parking attendants for qualified marked vehicles.  

Is there lodging nearby CANCON where I can stay overnight?

There are over 80 hotels within 20 miles of the event.

Media & Promotions

What Media Companies will be at CANCON?

CANCON will be covered extensively by RECOIL, Gun Digest, Concealment, OFFGRID and Blade Magazines, as well as their associated web and social media teams.  RECOIL.tv will be covering the event live, with shows being posted at the end of each day.  Other media groups will be listed as we get closer to the event.

How do I display at CANCON?

Please contact David Figg at [email protected] for lane and table rentals.

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