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Border Security Expo


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX USA

Clarion Events

Border Security Expo Demo Day

Demo Day


Bandera Gun Club
809 FM 1077
Bandera, TX 78003


Friday, February 2, 2018 
10:00am – 4:00pm


The Border Security Expo Demo Day 2018 is designed for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and others to demonstrate and network with end-users at an outdoor range. Space is available to showcase technology as well as access to a live fire range for demonstrations. Demo Day is a great time to gather information from the end users to assist in product development, testing and general feedback. And for the law enforcement personnel in the field every day, it’s a great opportunity to test-drive these products and make your opinion count.

Also taking place at Demo Day is the third Annual Border Patrol Foundation Top Shooter Competition. Set up in the IDPA format, the competition will consist of real-life scenarios border agents and officers face in the field (more details below, under COMPETE). This competition will test the skills of the most experienced law enforcement personnel and bragging rights are at stake for you sector, station, unit or department! 

2018 Demo Day Exhibitors

12 Results



Admission to Demo Day is free for all Border Security Expo exhibitors and attendees.

Your Border Security Expo badge allows you access to the event. You may register on site at no cost for government employees, or $100 for members of industry. Government issued photo identification is required.

Free Transportation! A bus will be picking up attendees at The Marriott Riverwalk at 9:00am and return to The Marriott Riverwalk at the end of the day, leaving Bandera Gun Club at 4pm. 
The Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio | 889 E Market St


To participate in the Shooting Competition you must register separately. There is no cost to compete, but you must provide your own firearms and ammunition.

Register Here for the 2018 competition.

2017 Border Security Expo Demo Day 3 Gun Competition Details - 2018 Details Coming Soon!

6 stages, 3 scenarios and 3 standards, consisting of 86 pistol, 43 rifle and 18 shotgun rounds, for a test of the competitor's skills with Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun. 

Stage 1: “Skills Tune up” a quick 6 round pistol test to warm up and get the adrenalin flowing.

Stage 2: “Shootout Nightmare” a 39 round stage using both rifle and shotgun to clear a simulated building of bad guys.

Stage 3: “Looking for Well-Armed Coyotes Along the Trail” a 20 round pistol course consisting of walking down a winding trail while engaging static and moving targets.

Stage 4: “Steel Standards” a 20 round pistol skill test involving multiple transitions on steel targets.

Stage 5: “5x5 Skill Test” 25 rounds pistol skill test developed by shooting legend and firearms manufacturer Bill Wilson, using support hand and strong hand only as well as freestyle and reloads to engage a target and test the competitors overall skills.

Stage 6: “Border Drug Bust” a 31 round course where you start sitting in a truck, then transition from, Rifle to Shotgun then pistol in a scenario where you are stopping a major drug cartel’s shipment over the border with some very tight shots.

Click here for the 6 stage diagrams and Match Rules


Companies wishing to take part as an exhibitor or sponsor must complete and sign the Application and Contract for Exhibit Space found here. Forms should be submitted to:

Locations are on first come first served basis and will be limited to the first ten companies.  More information on exhibiting and sponsoring Demo Day can be found here.


Demo Day setup will begin on Thursday, February 1st at 4:00pm and will end at sunset. On Friday February 2nd, setup will resume at 8:00am. We will have assigned locations for each registered exhibitor, manufacturer and dealer to set up their demonstration location. Paper targets are complimentary, if needed, on the 50yd deep bays.  All may and are encouraged to bring some kind of sign that will identify the company being represented at their specific location on the range. Tables and chairs will be available, along with other logistical needs; however they will be limited in numbers. Exhibitors, Manufacturers and Dealers are encouraged to bring their own marketing material.

Exhibitors, Manufacturers and Dealers:  Gate opens at 8:00am on Friday February 2nd to set up. Attendees will arrive at 10:00am. This will allow enough time for everyone to be prepared for the guests. 


A complimentary catered BBQ lunch will be provided to all attendees. Water will be available to attendees throughout the day.

2018 Sponsors

  • BCS
  • BPF


  • Axis Communications
  • CSRA
  • Elbit
  • General-Dynamics-Information-Technology
  • ManTech
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Peraton
  • S2-Global
  • Unisys