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GreenStormCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-07-09 12:03 PM
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Why I Like Gun Shows.
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Prices tend to run about 20% lower than in gun stores.

Greater selectionthan in a gun store. If I want a particular gun that is in current manufacture, a gun show will likely have it. A gun store, because of the cost of the inventory, carries a limited selection of the most popular guns. But a gun show has many different dealers and so the inventory is much greater.

Lots of accessory stuff. Books, knives, supplies, camping gear, etc. Usually there will be some crafts tables set up for leather that my wife like to look at. The last one we went to have a gem and mineral display across the hall. It had some awesome fossils.

BTW. I went to my first gun show in 1974. At that one, and at all gun shows since, I have never seen a Nazi table, never seen a KKK table, nor anything of the like. The only Nazi stuff I have ever seen is at a WWII memorabilia tables, which also included Japanese, British, Russian, and American stuff. Usually, there may be an NRA recruiting table.
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  -Why I Like Gun Shows. GreenStormCloud  Sep-07-09 12:03 PM   #0 
  - Lots of accessory stuff.  Treo   Sep-07-09 12:05 PM   #1 
  - Do you go to learn or to purchase?  Renew Deal   Sep-07-09 12:06 PM   #2 
  - Depends on the size of the impulse.  GreenStormCloud   Sep-07-09 12:46 PM   #4 
  - We have really crappy gun shows in San Jose Ca.  OffWithTheirHeads   Sep-07-09 12:14 PM   #3 
  - That may be because so many enthusiast guns are banned in California.  benEzra   Sep-07-09 08:38 PM   #8 
  - I've never seen a good deal at one.  jeepnstein   Sep-07-09 01:15 PM   #5 
  - I understand. Unless I have a specific reason...  GreenStormCloud   Sep-07-09 03:11 PM   #6 
  - The Internet is better than gun shows for deals.  Irreverend IX   Sep-07-09 07:54 PM   #7 
  - Don't forget the boxes of used holsters. Now there's where you can get great deals!  Hoopla Phil   Sep-07-09 08:42 PM   #9 
  - My biggest gripe is that the gun shows that come through my town are very monotonous  aikoaiko   Sep-07-09 09:37 PM   #10 
  - I always go to the Wanenmacher gun show  NewMoonTherian   Sep-08-09 12:37 AM   #11 
  - The best deals are in the parking lot  michreject   Sep-08-09 07:13 AM   #12 
  - I hate you. nt  Tim01   Sep-08-09 08:00 AM   #13 
     - Guy was just walking around the parking lot  michreject   Sep-08-09 11:18 AM   #14 
     - Now you are just being mean. nt  Tim01   Sep-08-09 07:06 PM   #22 
  - Washington Arms Collectors gun shows are very clean.  AtheistCrusader   Sep-08-09 11:54 AM   #15 
  - I've purchased a couple  Treo   Sep-08-09 12:10 PM   #16 
     - My current shopping list is pretty short.  AtheistCrusader   Sep-08-09 12:21 PM   #17 
        - Mine's real short  Treo   Sep-08-09 12:46 PM   #18 
           - That's my backup plan.  AtheistCrusader   Sep-08-09 01:47 PM   #19 
              - I can buy one new  Treo   Sep-08-09 01:52 PM   #20 
  - I'm partial to pawnshops myself  Xela   Sep-08-09 04:49 PM   #21 
  - The SAXET Gun show in Austin ain't bad; very diverse crowd...  SteveM   Sep-10-09 11:35 AM   #23 
     - Don't get me wrong...  Xela   Sep-11-09 01:42 PM   #24 
        - High Caliber Gun and Knife Show next weekend at...  GreenStormCloud   Sep-11-09 03:45 PM   #25 
           - Sorry, haven't been to that one.  Xela   Sep-11-09 04:16 PM   #26 
  - I thought you were going to say Beanie Babies and Beef Jerky  Unrepentant Fenian   Sep-19-09 10:31 PM   #27 
  - I'll always remember my first gun show  TxRider   Sep-19-09 11:17 PM   #28 
     - POS I destroyed  rrneck   Sep-20-09 12:18 AM   #29 
     - Never mind, the lights just came on. Duh. nt  rrneck   Sep-20-09 01:06 AM   #30 
 

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