About Us

The Empire State Arms Collectors Association Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1964 as the “Empire State Firearms Association, Inc.” and operated under that name until 1980 before changing to our current name.

As an organization, it is our duty to its members to organize and put on the Rochester, NY Gun Shows as well as support firearms collecting and the shooting sports.

Between 1964 and 1974 our gun shows were held at various local establishments.  From 1974 to 2013, all shows were held at the Monroe County fairgrounds/Dome Arena & Minett Hall.  For the 2013 year shows were held at Rochester Tech. Park (bldg. 4).  Shows returned for a short time to the Dome Arena before moving to the Hemlock Fairgrounds in Hemlock, NY for a year and a half.  The Dome arena is now under new management and the shows have returned to the Dome as of January 2017.

Board of Directors

President: Bernie Lusk
Vice President: John Batzold
Secretary:Karen Lusk
Treasurer: Tom Miller

Craig Adamson
Dave Wells
Alan Batzold
Jim Ingerick II
Jim Ingerick III
Paul Martin
Bill Verhagen
Dick Zeusler