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Title: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 10, 2005, 10:46:46 pm
Well, somewhere there was an old thread to list gun shows. I wasn't able to find it. At any rate, it is not in the Gun thread, so I am starting a new one:

PRO Gun Show - Westland Mall, Columbus, Ohio
02/12/2005
PRO Gun Show is set for February 12-13 in Columbus, Ohio at the former J.C. Penney store at Westland Mall on West Broad Street. Admission is $6. Ladies, children under 13 and Life Members of Peoples Rights Organization are admitted free.  Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday. For additional information, times and directions, call 614-523-7759.  Vendors seeking table availability should call 614-523-7767.  All net proceeds of every PRO Gun Show help fund community education programs, law enforcement endorsed child safety programs, crime avoidance events for women, and youth education and gun safety training programs.  ALL PRO GUN SHOWS ARE COPYRIGHTED.  ACCORDINGLY, CAMERAS ARE NOT PERMITTED INSIDE THESE SHOWS.
 
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: UnstructuredAgain on February 11, 2005, 12:49:29 am
I can get you the info, but look up Gibralter Trade Center near Detroit, they're having a big one soon.
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: UnstructuredAgain on February 11, 2005, 01:16:57 am
I didn't spell the city right, it's Gibraltar.  Anyway, here is a breakdown of what they do and offer.

"The Michigan Gun & Knife Show" is the largest and finest in the state of Michigan.  Each show offers up to 500 tables of handguns, rifles, shotguns, knives, military surplus, hunting and fishing supplies and fantastic prices on ammunition and other gun & knife accessories. The shows take place indoors in our dedicated 50,000 sq. ft. Show Area. There's a separate $5.00 admission charge to the show.

SHOW HOURS:
FRI- 12:00-9:00
SAT. 10:00-6:00
SUN. 10:00-6:00

http://www.gibraltartrade.com/Michigan_Sho...xpo_Events.html (http://www.gibraltartrade.com/Michigan_Show_Expo_Events.html)
http://www.gibraltartrade.com/Shows/GunShow/index.html (http://www.gibraltartrade.com/Shows/GunShow/index.html)
   
FEBRUARY 11-13
GUN & KNIFE SHOW

   
FEBRUARY 18-20
COMPUTER SHOW
ANTIQUE SHOW
FEBRUARY 25-27
GUN & KNIFE SHOW
PREMIER ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS


   
TAYLOR
Show & Expo Schedule
APRIL 1-3
GUN & KNIFE SHOW
   

   
APRIL 8-10
GUN & KNIFE SHOW

GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER - TAYLOR GUN & KNIFE SHOW CONTRACT

LOCATION:  GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER - TAYLOR  15525 RACHO RD., TAYLOR, MI  48180
Our Michigan Gun & Knife Show is extremely popular.  To ensure space in our show, please reserve your tables early.
PRICE PER 8' TABLE: $35.00
Our Michigan Gun & Knife Show is extremely popular.  To ensure space in our show, please reserve your tables early.
 SHOW HOURS:    

 TAYLOR
   
    FRIDAY:           12:00PM to 9:00PM    
      SATURDAY:   10:00AM to 6:00PM    
 SUNDAY:         10:00AM to 6:00PM    
ALL BOOTHS MUST BE OPEN AND OPERATING DURING ALL OF THE MARKET HOURS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.  FRIDAY IS NOT MANDATORY BUT IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.  THERE WILL BE NO DISMANTLING OF BOOTHS ALLOWED DURING SHOW HOURS.

 SET UP:          THURSDAY:   8:30AM to 4:30PM
           FRIDAY:          8:30AM to 9:00PM
      SATURDAY:  8:00AM to 10:00AM
     FOUR WHEEL FLAT-BED CARTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. ALL LOADING AND UNLOADING OF MERCHANDISE MUST BE THROUGH ONE OF THE SERVICE DOORS ADJACENT TO THE SHOW AREA.  NO CARTS OR LOADING OF ANY TYPE WILL BE PERMITTED THROUGH ANY GLASS DOORS. VEHICLES ARE TO BE MOVED FROM THE LOADING AREA PROMPTLY AFTER LOADING OR UNLOADING IS COMPLETED.
 
MOVE OUT:    All merchandise must be removed from the building by 8:30pm Sunday night.
TABLE RENTAL:    A signed contract is required to reserve tables for this show.  Complete and sign exhibitor contract linked to this page.  Mail signed contract, along with payment to
Gibraltar Trade Center, 15525 Racho Rd., Taylor, MI  48180
NOTE:  Phone reservations DO NOT guarantee tables in this show.
RENTAL CONFIRMATION:    A rental receipt, along with weekend admission passes will be mailed to you upon receipt of your signed contract and rental payment.
SALES TAX LICENSE:    Please send a current copy of your Michigan State Sales Tax License with your contract.  If you do not have a Michigan Sales Tax License, you will be issued the State Concessionaires form C-5603.
SUB LEASING:    Subletting your table space is strictly prohibited.  Subleasing will result in removal from the Show and cancellation of future rental privilege.
SALES AREA:    Exhibitors must conduct business from their own table spaces.  Do not solicit customers from any other vendor space, aisleway, entrance or in the parking lot.
SECURITY:    We have 24-hour outside security and the building is securely-alarmed.
FOOD:    There is a large food court located in the center of the building.
SMOKING:    Smoking is prohibited in the building except in designated areas of the Food Court.
FIREARMS:    THE SALE OF FIREARMS IS LIMITED TO LICENSED FFL DEALERS ONLY.  DEALER MUST DISPLAY CURRENT FFL LICENSE.
All firearms must be unloaded and strapped. All firearms must be secured by rope or cable.
AMMO:    ALL AMMUNITION MUST BE PROPERLY PACKAGED.
NO LOOSE AMMUNITION IS ALLOWED.
THE SALE OF AMMUNITION TO ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IS PROHIBITED.  ID REQUIRED.
KNIVES /
PEPPER SPRAY:    THE SALE OF KNIVES OR PEPPER SPRAY TO ANYONE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE IS PROHIBITED.  ID REQUIRED
BLACK POWDER:    Black powder is STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the premises.  Any vendor found selling black powder will be removed from the show permanently.  Smokeless black powder is allowed with a linit of no more than 100 lbs. per exhibitor within exhibitors total rented space.
PACKAGING:    All items sold must be properly wrapped or boxed.
FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL LAW:    Exhibitor must comply with all Federal, State and Local laws and regulations concening the sale, possession and use of firearms, ammo, knives and dangerous weapons.
BOOK CONTENT:    Books containing the following subjects are prohibited in this show:  bomb making, converting semi-automatic to fully automatic, communist, racist, sexist, advocating overthrow of government.
COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK:    The sale or display of any product which infringes upon any trademark, copyright, logo, license of character, name or symbol is prohibited.
C.C.W :    Carrying a loaded weapon either exposed or concealed is prohibited on these premises.

THE EXHIBITOR ACKNOWLEDGES THAT GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER PROVIDES TABLE SPACE ONLY FOR THE GUN AND KNIFE SHOW AND THAT GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE OPERATION, DISPLAY, SALE OR AND OTHER ASPECT OF THE VENDORS BUSINESS.

THE EXHIBITOR FURTHER AGREES, AND GUARANTEES TO GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER THAT IT WILL ABIDE BY ALL THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OR AGENCIES, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SALE, POSSESSION, AND USE OF FIREARMS, AMMO, KNIVES AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

THE EXHIBITOR RELEASES, AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS, GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER AND ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SERVENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, FROM AND AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, OF ANY KIND, WHICH ARE, OR COULD BE, IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE OPERATION OF THE EXHIBITION, OR ANY TRANSACTION(S) INCIDENT THERETO.

GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER, INC.  rents space for the express purpose of selling merchandise that pertains to the show.  We reserve the right to order the removal of any items that we consider inappropriate at our sole discretion.  Any other activity such as soliciting donations, recruiting club members, fund raising for any organization, etc. is strictly prohibited.

We do not allow any activity that is competitive in time or nature to the interests of GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER, INC. to be undertaken in this building.  Specifically, there is to be no promotion of any other MARKET, TRADE SHOW, FAIR, SPECIAL EVENT or the distribution of material soliciting dealers for any other event.  Violation of this policy will result in immediate cancellation of rental privilege.

GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER, INC. reserves the right to expel any Exhibitor, at any time, without cause, with the maximum penalty to GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER, INC. being the refund of the rental fee paid by the Exhibitor of the show.


Anyway, there's another now if we could only get rid of the gun gestapo making the rules, anyone know of a good show with the least regs?

Peace and Good Day
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 23, 2005, 05:35:15 am
PRO Gun Show - Westland Mall, Columbus, Ohio
04/02/2005
 
PRO Gun Show is set for April 2-3 in Columbus, Ohio at the former J.C. Penney store at Westland Mall on West Broad Street. Admission is $6. Ladies, children under 13 and Life Members of Peoples Rights Organization are admitted free.  Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday. For additional information, times and directions, call 614-523-7759.  Vendors seeking table availability should call 614-523-7767.  All net proceeds of every PRO Gun Show help fund community education programs, law enforcement endorsed child safety programs, crime avoidance events for women, and youth education and gun safety training programs.  
 
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: securitysix on March 30, 2005, 11:58:04 am
There's a Wannemacher show in Tulsa April 2 and 3, that's right, this weekend.  I probably should have posted it sooner, but we've been busy at work, which is where I post from most days.  In fact, I should be on the phone right now, but I'm not.  Details (http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/frames.html)
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: rockchucker on March 30, 2005, 12:18:54 pm
My listing of Colorado Gun Shows, 2005 (http://s88369986.onlinehome.us/display.php?node=gunshow) Coming up:

Pueblo April 9-10
Castle Rock April 16-17
Denver April 23-24
Colorado Springs April 31 - May 1
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: NortonRyder on May 19, 2005, 08:45:50 am
For those in the Mid South area, the Tulsa Expo Center has about one a month:

Event: R K Gun & Knife Show
Date:  June 18 - June 19
Time: Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Trade Center
Admission: Adults $8.00; Ages 6-12 $2.00; Ages 5 & under free
Description: For further information or booth rental call 563-927-8176

Event: Super Shows, Inc.- Hunting & Fishing Show/Gun & Knife Show
Date:  July 23 - July 24
Time: TBA
Where: Expo Center
Admission: TBA
Description: For further information or booth rental call 918-688-3835

Event: Grand National Gun and Knife Show
Date:  August 20 - August 21
Time: TBA
Where: Expo Center-Upper Level
Admission: TBA
Description: For further information or booth rental call 405-386-7303

Event: Super Shows, Inc. Gun and Knife Show
Date:  September 17 - September 18
Time: Sat: 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Expo Center-Upper Level
Admission: Adults $10.00; Children ages 12 & under $3.00
Description: For further information or booth rental call 918-272-1119

The link to the Tulsa Expo Center is:
Tulsa, OK Expo Center (http://www.exposquare.com/)
 
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: securitysix on May 19, 2005, 09:51:11 am
For those who want to attend shows in either the Tulsa or Oklahoma City area, Bob's Guns (based in Tulsa and Bartlesville) lists shows in both cities on his website:  http://www.bobsgunsok.com/Shows.htm (http://www.bobsgunsok.com/Shows.htm)

I hit most of the ones in Tulsa, even if I'm not going to buy anything.  I've never been to one in OKC.
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: Basil Fishbone on June 27, 2005, 01:17:41 am
Here is a link to gun shows in Montana for 2005

http://www.wcsofmt.com/schedule.cfm (http://www.wcsofmt.com/schedule.cfm)
Title: Gun Shows
Post by: merlin419 on July 29, 2005, 09:04:30 pm
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Alton Speers on September 02, 2005, 07:58:34 am
FOP Gun Show
Rochester, Indiana
Fulton County 4H Fairgrounds
Just east of US31
Sept. 10-11, 2005
8a - 4p

NIGCA Gun Show
Napanee, Indiana
Borkholder's Dutch Village
West of downtown Napanee
North off of US6
October 29, 2005
8a-4p
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Dave Polaschek on September 02, 2005, 09:51:18 am
Just FYI, I'm maintaining a list of gun shows in Minnesota at http://davespicks.com/misc/2005mngunshows.html
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: rockchucker on September 02, 2005, 11:50:51 pm
Coming up in Colorado:

ETS Show: Sept 10-11,  Douglas County Fairgrounds, Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, Colorado

Tanner Show: Sept 24-25,  Denver Merchandise Mart, Mart Pavillion, 58th Avenue at Interstate 25.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: quiet on September 10, 2005, 05:38:45 pm
Houston area - Conroe, Texas

Saxet Gun Show

Today (9/10) 9a to 6p

Tomorrow (9/11) 9a to 5p

At the Lone Star Convention Center

Corner of FM 1484 and FM 3083 in Conroe

Got back about an hour ago...FWIW, it was a packed house...

- quiet

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Jon on September 16, 2005, 01:30:28 pm
When attending Gun Shows always check your pets in at the door.

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Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Jebur27 on September 17, 2005, 05:39:13 am
When attending Gun Shows always check your pets in at the door.

:laugh: ^_^ :wacko:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Misfit on September 23, 2005, 05:37:55 pm
Kingman, AZ  October 1 & 2 - Mohave County Fairground, Doors open at 9am $4 admission
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: securitysix on September 27, 2005, 12:26:21 pm
Wannemacher show in Tulsa, OK in the IPE building of the fairgrounds.  October 22 & 23.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Lotus Jack on September 30, 2005, 10:48:53 am
Jackson, Wy this weekend Oct. 1,2. Wasatch Gun Shows . At the Virginian Lodge.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Hillbilly D on October 01, 2005, 05:38:27 pm
Wichita, Kan. Oct. 8 & 9 Kansas Colosseum.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on October 01, 2005, 08:24:48 pm
PA:

Here's the October 2005 update on PA firearms events.  It
looks like October 1st and 2nd will be a busy weekend.  If
anyone knows of other upcoming events, please forward that
information to me.

Mark

========================================================

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2005 October Update


September 29, 2005 - Coraopolis, PA (near Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event
Amy Campbell
412-965-4876  ciam13@att.net

October 1, 2005 - Mansfield, PA (Tioga County)
Friends of the NRA Event
Jon Banik
570-724-5968

October 1-2, 2005 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 1-2, 2005 - Hershey, PA
Gun Show, Giant Center
Davis Promotions
717-838-0137

October 1-2, 2005 - Kutztown, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Kutztown National Guard Armory
Cpt. James Fluke
610-683-5493

October 1-2, 2005 -- Matamoras, PA (PA, NY, NJ border)
Gun Show, Hunt's Best Western Inn
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse@nep.net
http://www.nep.net/~maacpsse/

October 1-2, 2005 - Roulette, PA (Potter County)
Gun Show, Fireman's Building
William Sallade
814-274-9087

October 1-2, 2005 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 8-9, 2005 - Kempton, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Kempton Community Center
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144

October 9, 2005 - Mount Bethel, PA (NE of Allentown)
Gun Show, Volunteer Fire Company
Harry Nasatka
610-588-7538

October 12, 2005 - Williamsport, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Nancy Craft
570-482-4364

October 15-16, 2005 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Agricultural Hall
Forks of the Delaware
610-997-8613

October 15-16, 2005 - McConnellsburg, PA (Fulton County)
Gun Show, McConnellsburg Legion
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144

October 19, 2005 - Primrose, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Jim Walsh
570-622-0481  jimwal@losch.net

October 22-23, 2005 - Lebanon, PA
Gun Show, Expo Center
Davis Promotions
717-838-0137

October 29-30, 2005 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 29-30, 2005 - Clearfield, PA (N of Allentown)
Gun Show, County Fairgrounds
814-765-4629

November 12-13, 2005 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, Philadelphia Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 19-20, 2005 -- Pittsburgh, PA
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

November 19-20, 2005 -- Allentown, PA
Gun Show, PA Expo Center at Lehigh Valley
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 26-27, 2005 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 17-18, 2005 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

-- from the LPPA mailng list.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: canaan on October 02, 2005, 07:49:40 am
OHIO


http://www.ohiogunshows.com/dates.html

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Ragnar The Testy on October 08, 2005, 09:36:02 pm
Just thought I'd toss this up for anyone in the area.......

OREGON. :sleepy2:

http://www.rosecitygunshows.com/

Nothin' Like they used to be though.........
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Julian on October 26, 2005, 04:20:58 pm
Spokane, WA:

Spokane fairgrounds, 404 N Havana St, Spokane WA 99202-4663

November 5-6, 2005
December 10-11, 2005
January 7-8, 2006
March 31-April 2, 2006
June 10-11, 2006
July 22-23, 2006
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on October 31, 2005, 09:26:27 am
When attending a gun show, I NEVER, repeat NEVER put my name in the hat for the drawing for the door prize.  I look at the unlikly chance of actually winning VS the ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY of my name, along with all the others, going DIRECTLY onto "the list" yet another time.  Come to think of it, I'm probably already on it so many times; oh well
.............

                        RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: merlin419 on October 31, 2005, 10:26:12 am
 :ph34r:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rawles on November 15, 2005, 05:47:25 pm
I'll be down at the Big Reno Show this coming weekend.  (Nov. 18-19-20), at the Reno Hilton.  (See: www.BigRenoShow.com)
I won't have a table there this time, but I'll be wandering the aisles on Friday evening and most of Saturday.  Just look for the guy wearing one of the newly-minted SurvivalBlog T-shirts.  (See: http://www.cafepress.com/survivalblog )
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: merlin419 on November 15, 2005, 11:22:59 pm
 :angry:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: dervish on December 05, 2005, 06:03:49 pm
Check this one out, some quality daddy-daughter time:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5854686068870249151

Heh.  (Hint, you can see more if you let the vid play rather than clicking right on it.)  I loved how she slapped his hand away when he was trying to guide her aim (I think to shoot the truck)  :laugh:. When I was her age I was also very much, "I can do this by myself!"  (Actually, I still am that way, too a fault sometimes.)





Going to the show in someone else's car is also a good thing. The chip and dip bunch have been known to copy down plate numbers for cross checking as well.. :ph34r:

Hmmm, sounds like another money making opportunity, this car pooling to the gun shows....   :laugh:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Simon_Jester on January 05, 2006, 06:49:12 pm
The Indy 1500

Gun & Knife Show

Next Show - Jan. 13th, 14th & 15th.

Friday         -     2:00 PM  to  8:00 PM

Saturday     -     8:00 AM  to  6:00 PM

Sunday       -     9:00 AM  to  4:00 PM

The Indiana State Fairgrounds

1202 East 38th Street

Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

I'm pretty sure my wife's going to pick herself up a belated Solstice present this year. I'm just along to dicker....
Title: 2006 MN Shows
Post by: Dave Polaschek on January 13, 2006, 02:17:11 pm
They're at my list of MN gun shows in 2006 (http://davespicks.com/misc/2006mngunshows.html).
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: ZooT_aLLures on January 25, 2006, 12:48:48 am
I only go to one gun show and it's two weekends every month all summer long.....and there are NO dealers.....only a bunch of folks walking around with guns on their sides and over their shoulders..... and a few tables with folks getting rid of and getting new stuff for their private collections.....

What's really cool about it is that it's way out in the boonies.....and if you find something you like.....you just take a walk "over the hill" and try it out before you buy, sell, or trade.....

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: coloradohermit on January 25, 2006, 08:40:02 am
Haven't seen this site mentioned   www.gunshows-usa.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 25, 2006, 12:07:40 pm
Zoot, that sounds like a GREAT kind of gun show.

                        RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on January 28, 2006, 09:49:40 pm

Land of Sky gun and knife show the weekend of Feb 4th and 5th at the Asheville civic center.

a "good" gunshow with more action taking place outside the front door than at most tables but there are normally several "private" sale tables in addition to the regular tables.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 29, 2006, 11:57:44 am
I know OF a fellow who ALWAYS carries a .38 snubbie DEEPLY concealed LOADED into every gun show he attends as he KNOWS that the feddies are there working to plant evidence on innocent people/honest folk, busy trying to arrest people for free exercise of common place sale/trade of firearms to people fully qualified to buy/possess/sell arms.  (He does NOT EVER sell or do an;y commerce with ANYONE not qualified lawfully to buy/sell ON PAPER.  It's just that sometimes one may see something they want that is not currently owned by a dealer.)  He has already decided NOT to go to jail on some kind of evidence planting entrapment the feddies are commonly know for doing.  I don't go to many shows cause of my health, but he tells me the feddies are commonly there now days.  Enjoy the shows folks, but WATCH OUT!!

                  RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: rockchucker on January 29, 2006, 07:44:04 pm
Tanner Gun Show (http://www.tannergunshow.com/) February 4-5, Denver Merchandise Mart, Mart Pavillion -- 58th Ave at I-25. 9AM-4PM.

Any TCF'ers planning on going, let's set a meetup time/place, such as at the food tables.

Update: I'll be there on Saturday. Look for me around 12:30 at the back, where the concessions are, at a table.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Max on February 07, 2006, 06:08:08 pm
http://www.militiaofmontana.com/Gun%20Show%20Schedue-bakl.htm#GUN%20SHOW%20SCHEDULE

The Militia of Montana Gun Show Schedule
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on February 11, 2006, 03:01:29 am
Poop. Sorry for the late notice. There's no FeRNs in my wallet, so I  hadn't been paying attention:

PRO Gun Show -- Westland Mall, Columbus, Ohio
2/11/2006

PRO Gun Show is set for February 11-12 at Westland Mall in Columbus, Ohio. Admission is $7 (We have been forced to raise the gate fee by $1 due to likely legal action against the City of Columbus). Ladies, all children under 13, and Life Members of Peoples Rights Organization are admitted free. Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday. For more information, times, and directions, please call 614-523-7759. Vendors seeking table availability should call 614-523-7767.  All net proceeds of every PRO Gun Show help fund community education programs, law enforcement endorsed child safety programs, crime avoidance events for women, and youth education and gun safety training programs. NOTE: Westland Mall is not within the Columbus city limits, and therefore is not subject to Columbus ordinances.

Quote
The Peoples Rights Organization (PRO (http://www.peoplesrights.org/)) is a constitutional rights advocacy group and highly respected Second Amendment information center. Founded in 1989 following the passage of vague and restrictive legislation in Columbus and other large cities across the U.S., PRO filed and won a number of lawsuits in federal and state court overturning unconstitutional laws.  Today, Peoples Rights Organization is Ohio's largest and most aggressive grassroots firearms rights organization, focusing on Education, Legislation and Litigation.  In 2004, PRO was recognized by a number of entities, including the Ohio House of Representatives, for 15 years as one of the nation's leading grassroots firearms rights organizations.
 
Our advocacy offices and safety training/education center are located just a few miles from the state capitol at 4444 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43214.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: thistle on February 15, 2006, 06:29:33 pm
I'll be at the C&E Gun Show in Richmond on March 4.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Brenda on February 24, 2006, 08:11:24 pm
Some upcoming AZ shows:

This weekend (Feb. 25-26) in Phoenix at the AZ State Fairgrounds

Next weekend in Tucson at the Pima County fairgrounds.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on February 25, 2006, 12:05:40 am
Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2006 March Update

February 25-26, 2006 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 9, 2006 - Uniontown, PA (S of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event
Dean Smith
724-929-4189  roxanna@earthlink.net

March 10-12, 2006 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

March 11, 2006 - Frenchville, PA (Clearfield County)
Friends of the NRA Event
Oscar Moore
814-692-8403  gpat166@outdrs.net

March 11-12, 2006 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

March 18-19, 2006 - Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

March 25, 2006 - Pittston Township, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Carl Mozeleski
570-587-2662  dbcmoz@aol.com

March 25-26, - McConnellsburg, PA (Fulton County)
Gun Show, American Legion
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144

March 25-26, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

March 25-26, 2006 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions@aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 28, 2006 - Philadelphia, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Anna Mae Prendergast
215-338-3114  fnralibertybell@aol.com

April 1-2, 2006 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

April 8-9, 2006 -- Washington, PA
Gun Show, Washington County Fair Grounds
A.R.H Sport Shop
724-948-9911  arhsportshop@yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

May 6-7, 2006 - Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse@nep.net
http://www.nep.net/~maacpsse/

May 20-21, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

June 16-18, 2006 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

July 22-23, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

August 12-13, 2006 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

September 10-11, 2006 - Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

September 15-17, 2006 -  King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 16-17, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

November 4-5, 2006 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

November 18-19, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

November 18-19, 2006 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info@davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

December 9-10, 2006 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse@nep.net
http://www.nep.net/~maacpsse/

December 15-17, 2006 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rawles on March 09, 2006, 12:34:43 pm
Will any TCF members be at The Big Reno Show this weekend?  (March 10-11-12, '06)  I won't have a table, but you might see me wandering the aisles on Friday and Saturday.  If you see a graying guy with a 19th Century looking beard (no moustache) wearing a SurvivalBlog T-Shirt--that'll be me.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on March 27, 2006, 12:01:08 am
PRO Gun Show is set for March 25-26 at the Athens Mall on State Street in downtown Athens, Ohio (former K-Mart store). Admission is $5.  Ladies, all children under 13, and Life Members of Peoples Rights Organization are admitted free. Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday. For more information, times, and directions, please call 614-523-7759. Vendors seeking table availability should call 614-523-7767.  All net proceeds of every PRO Gun Show help fund community education programs, law enforcement endorsed child safety programs, crime avoidance events for women, and youth education and gun safety training programs.

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PRO Gun Show is set for April 1-2 at Westland Mall in Columbus, Ohio. Admission is $7 (We have been forced to raise the gate fee by $1 due to likely legal action against the City of Columbus). Ladies, all children under 13, and Life Members of Peoples Rights Organization are admitted free. Show hours are 9-5 on Saturday, and 9-4 on Sunday. For more information, times, and directions, please call 614-523-7759. Vendors seeking table availability should call 614-523-7767.  All net proceeds of every PRO Gun Show help fund community education programs, law enforcement endorsed child safety programs, crime avoidance events for women, and youth education and gun safety training programs. NOTE: Westland Mall is not within the Columbus city limits, and therefore is not subject to Columbus ordinances.

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: eeyore on April 20, 2006, 08:11:35 pm
Here are a couple that i've found helpful


http://www.bdarn.com/gunshows/


 
here is a link to one of the gun show promoters in my area Md,Va,WV

http://www.olddominionshows.com/gunshowsvirginia.asp 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on April 21, 2006, 12:35:52 am
Well since this thread surfaced again...

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2006 May Update


April 20, 2006 - Huntingdon, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Tom Stewart
814-669-9206  tgs2(at)pennswoods.net

April 22, 2006 - Reading, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Robert Klinger
610-488-7167

April 22-23, 2006 -- Allentown, PA
Gun Show, PA Expo Center at Lehigh Valley
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

April 23, 2006 - Flemington, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Laurel Anders
570-726-6160

April 23, 2006 - Mount Bethel, PA (NE of Allentown)
Gun Show, Volunteer Fire Company
Harry Nasatka
610-588-7538

April 29, 2006 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Friends of the NRA Event
Norris Diefenderfer
301-797-4282  barbara.norris(at)erols.com

April 29-30, 2006 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Zembo Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 6, 2006 - Franklin, PA (Venago County)
Friends of the NRA Event
Pam and Jim Kilgore
814-432-4332  jpinc(at)csonline.net

May 6-7, 2006 - Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)nep.net
http://www.nep.net/~maacpsse/

May 6-7, 2006 - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
215-891-8405

May 9, 2006 -DuBois, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Dave Sevin
814-265-8311

May 11, 2006 - Kittanning, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event
Dave Zablocki
724-543-7081

May 13, 2006 - Sheffield, PA (Warren County)
Friends of the NRA Event
David Downey
814-723-5467  bolo(at)westpa.net

May 13-14, 2006 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Agricultural Hall
Forks of the Delaware
610-997-8613

May 17, 2006 - Meadville, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Mark Crabb
814-333-4380  ieee(at)alltel.net

May 20-21, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

May 27-28, 2006 -- Gilbertsville, PA (Valley Forge Area)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

June 16-18, 2006 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

July 22-23, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

August 12-13, 2006 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info(at)davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

September 10-11, 2006 - Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info(at)davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

September 15-17, 2006 -  King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 16-17, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

November 4-5, 2006 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info(at)davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

November 18-19, 2006 -- Monroeville, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Monroeville Expo Mart
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625 or 412-854-0937
http://www.bravermanarms.com/pgca.htm

November 18-19, 2006 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Davis Promotions
717-692-5628  info(at)davisgunshows
http://www.davisgunshows.com

December 9-10, 2006 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)nep.net
http://www.nep.net/~maacpsse/

December 15-17, 2006 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on May 21, 2006, 06:43:28 pm


I spent my weekend at the local bi monthly gun show. The selection of rifles available was great. Unfortunately, inflation has hit the Battle Rifle market. The formerly 300 dollar "rifle" has gone up in price to 500 dollars. The only good deal to be had was milsurplus SKS's for 130.

I'm afraid the "window" for trading metals for weapons has closed...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: velojym on May 21, 2006, 06:55:49 pm
I went to the show in Houston yesterday, and found a few AK variants for between 3-400FRNs, though most SKS rifles were over 200, with a few exceptions. I didn't see a single K31 at the show, too bad, as my Dad wants me to pick one up for him. If anyone between Houston, San Antonio, and back toward Little Rock knows a good store carrying them, please let me know.

The prices can vary WIDELY, so I make a pass before purchasing anything. Factory Ruger 10/22 mags were found at up to 20 bucks. I found one booth which had three of 'em, NIB, for 10 bux each. They'd been marked down, so these folks may have been merely reducing their load for the trip home... dunno, but I got 3 new mags.
Average was 13 to 16 bux each.

The .50 cal shooter's club was there with their toys. ooooooooooooooooooooooooh. :drool:
There was a hastily corrected placard next to one of the rifles: it had claimed 2.6 inches at 1000 yards, then "2.6 MOA"
The correction merely re-located the decimal. .26MOA, much better.
Sweet.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on May 21, 2006, 07:23:36 pm


There were K-31's all over the place at this gunshow, the prices did vary wildly, one could be had for 150 and another for 200 at different tables.

There was not a 50 caliber BMG anywhere though. I looked and and wanted to take one for a test drive, they just weren't there though.....
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: velojym on May 21, 2006, 09:13:15 pm


There were K-31's all over the place at this gunshow, the prices did vary wildly, one could be had for 150 and another for 200 at different tables.

There was not a 50 caliber BMG anywhere though. I looked and and wanted to take one for a test drive, they just weren't there though.....

Which gunshow? Since the weekend is up, I'm going to have to find one at a shop somewhere. I may even have to put it off a few weeks anyway, as
we'll be picking up the airplane tail kit at the end of the month. Gotta pay the balance when we pick up the stuff.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on May 21, 2006, 09:33:23 pm


The gunshow used to be called "Land of Sky" now it is one of the ones that C&E puts on. They are based out of Viriginia, and they bought LOS 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Gun Shows/Raleigh, NC gun show report
Post by: redclay on August 12, 2006, 09:00:34 pm
Just a note after visiting one of the four scheduled Dixie Gun & Knife Classic gun shows at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh Sat. 6/12......

Got there at noon with inlaws and it was pretty much packed with folks buying and selling. Not a bad crowd for a show there four times a year. It used to be a twice a year show in Raleigh.  As I have heard on other boards, military surplus was getting scarce, and what was there was little and expensive.  Ammunitionstore folks from Ohio who are regulars weren't there...hmmmm...they are a big source of the surplus at the show. Also Classic Arms out of the Charlotte,NC area didn't have any surplus ammo of any kind to sell this show or the last....bigger hmmmmm....what I did find in the way of surplus was battle packs of guatemalan and cans of Radway Green .223 for 20-25cents/rd. and the favored south african .308 was $260/metal case full. The rest was privi partizan commercial but not cheap....the yugoslavian brass cased 8mm as gone and replaced with romanian 8mm steel corrosive at about $50/per can 380 or 440, i can't recall which.

I saw my first tins of the 7N1 7.62X54 sniper ammo for $100/tin 440 rds/ and Russian military 5.45X39 7N6 dated 1976 was $160 for 1080 rds. in a sealed tin.....ouch.....even 9mm ball was getting to $160/M and there wasn't much in the way of selection of other military calibers. Oh, yes- there were still some 50cal. cans of KA-headstamped Korean 30-06, 384rds./$70. There was a good deal of Mexican Aguila ammo of all kinds, if you were interested.  But like gasoline in an underground tank at your local convenience store, many of the same old boxes of some kinds of commercial hunting ammo had new higher-priced stickers on them at this show, seeming to reflect the cost of ammo increases across the board.

Firearms were  in abundance esp. handguns, which were popular and the recently discontinued Winchester 9422s, model 70s, etc. were selling well.  It is too bad many folks didn't stop to look at the book vendors' wares because there were some bargains to be had there....even bought Claire's latest book 'Think Free to Live Free.' Found a vendor from VA. selling several cases of relatively late date packed (june 06) GI MREs for $40 case, which was good price if you wished to stock up. Several vendors were selling AK parts kits and I mulled over that one before moving on since I didn't know much about them...but i will study up on that.

All in all, considering the free parking relatively close, the $7 gate charge and few if any hassles with authorities there that I could see, with several out of state vendors bringing down ammo, gi surplus and parts mixed with a few local FFL shops of some size, Classic Arms, Iron Brigade Armory and a class 3 dealer or two, it was not a bad show. But it is changing - I can't quite say how, but there is a change is ammunition and component availability for sure. Sorry to ramble on, but I just needed to say what impressed me the most on this show...will go back to the fall show in mid-Nov. 2006 and give another report, if y'all don't  mind. Rgds, Redclay 8/12
Title: Gun Shows Upton & Gillette, WY
Post by: hunter10359 on August 25, 2006, 11:54:44 am
Gillette Gun Club
Gillette, WY
Gillette Camplex
Aug 25-27  Fri-Sat-Sun

_____________________________

Upton Gunclub
Upton , WY.
Upton Community Centre
Aug 26-27
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on September 10, 2006, 11:43:36 pm

Land of Sky gunshow Sept 23 and 24th admission is 7 bucks and well worth hanging out at.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: wvpeach1963 on September 14, 2006, 08:19:57 am
Oh my gosh. Note to self never show hubby this thread.

   I have enough problems keeping him out of guns shows as it is,

  without you guys listing all the ones within a easy ride for him on his days off.

   Thanks for all the help keeping my budget in line guys.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: mr_duh on September 20, 2006, 11:13:18 pm
Albany, Oregon. September 23 + 24. Supposed to be 2nd biggest in the state. A good way to avoid ammo shipping costs (hope there's more than one dealer). I think the guys I bought my SKS for $125 will be there - cheapest around.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Phssthpok on November 09, 2006, 06:41:39 pm
Pray for me.

I get a my annual bonus tomorrow (should be ~$1500), there's a big 3-day showfrom the 17th-19th, and my 35th B-day is on the 21st. I've been dreaming about an M1-A (http://www.springfield-armory.com/prod-rifles-m1a-stan.shtml) for a while now, and that bonus would JUST about cover the gun, and another case (or two) of baby food. (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/Phssthpok/hills017.jpg) :ph34r:

Of course, my current goal is to save up funds for to secure my very own 20+ acre gulch, and $1500 would be a signifigant addition to my 'get the hell out' fund.

Push for 15K saved by years end, or settle for a mere 13K and a shiney new battle rifle...dilemmas, dilemmas.... :BangHead:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Ian on November 09, 2006, 07:45:43 pm
Whatever you end up deciding, Phssthpok, be aware that the supply of South African 308 is basically dried up. The main importer (AIM Surplus) has run out, and there's no more coming into the country in the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on November 12, 2006, 08:29:59 pm
Down here where I live when we consider the price of a fine firearm some say, "Ain't nothing but money. That ain't no big price in cotton country.  All you got to do is get your heart right and get off of that hip." 

                             RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows/Raleigh,NC update
Post by: redclay on November 20, 2006, 06:22:40 am
Went Saturday 11/18 to the local Raleigh,NC gun show, and as the above posters have related, the surplus ammunition supply is indeed getting thin. There were lots of firearms (one slightly used M1A going for $1500) and parts kits and accessories, but the surplus that was there was pricey.

A few battlepacks of SAfrican .308 that could be had were going for between $40/$45 pack. Sealed cases of USGI green tip.223 were $330/case 1000 rds. and M193 Federal 500 rds. sealed cases .223 were $150/case. There were small broken lots/boxes of 7.62X39 and for the first time in years saw no 30-06 for sale, including the once ubiquitous Korean in cans and bandoliers.  Handgun ammuntion in quantities was also pricey and from what i could tell all ammuntion was selling well at higher prices. Oh yes - there was a .50 cal. can of the dreaded Indian .308 for .25 cents/rd..

The only remaining surplus that could be had in case lot quantities is the remaining Warsaw pact steel cased corrosive in 7.62X54, Russian 7N6 5.45X38 in tins and Yugoslavian 8mm steel cased corrosive 8mm mauser ammuntion. Prices were up from the last show on these, but still affordable. A telling bit is that the Ammuntionstore/Star Air ammo importers who have come down from Ohio each show for the past several years have disappeared (nothing to sell?) and the Classic Arms folks out of Monroe, NC who usually have two large sale tables flanking each side of the show had one small set up of surplus rifles and no ammo at all. They used to sell lots of cases of all kinds of ammo -but no more.

Good luck on finding enough to feed your pet rifles - the Walmart ammo (for now) may well be one of the best alternatives for some of us. Rgds, Redclay 11/20

 :angry:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: SixteenStone on November 22, 2006, 08:40:05 pm
GUN SHOW

Where: Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA

When: Saturday, 25NOV06 and Sunday, 26NOV06

What: 200+ tables of various firarms, ammunition, accessories and doo-dads

How much: $7 at the door

Why: Like you've really got anything else to do...  :laugh:

SixteenStone
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: silverbullet on December 09, 2006, 11:10:42 pm


GUN SHOW :     Greenville, S.C. 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: silverbullet on December 09, 2006, 11:13:37 pm

LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN:

GUN SHOW:      Greenville, South Carolina
                        Palmetto Center

                         December  16 - 17 2006
Title: Re: Gun Shows - Raleigh,NC show this weekend
Post by: redclay on January 21, 2007, 07:50:52 am
I suppose no one attended any shows over the holidays, so if you read my post above from Nov. 20th, you might get some perspective from two months ago. Also, i posted more detailed surplus information on the Ian's blog surplus thread on this show if you are interested.

The cold temps and steady wind drove the line of hundreds waiting to get into the Raleigh show rather quickly for a change, say about a 20-25 minute wait using others for a windbreak while waiting to pay yr. $8 admission fee to the Jim Graham bldg...the show was packed Saturday morning with folks glad to be in the warmer inside and there was much commerce going on. No doubt there were also ATF and other folks looking around as well.

I even ran into one local police officer i know who is on his unit's SIRT team who was looking for more ammunition for  personal practice since his department was having some trouble, he said, even getting the minimum required for their training. I know how many of you feel about law enforcement on this site, but i thought it telling that even local PDs are having some problems getting enough ammuntion for training.

Ammunition was trading/selling well with prices trending higher, and fewer surplus dealers in evidence - but folks were buying. Firearms were pricey, but bargains to be had in some handguns. Surplus mil. parts were pricey, but there were some bargains on relatively fresh sealed crates of USGI MREs for $45/crate of 12. Surplus clothing was much in evidence and lots of vendors selling related hunting/shooting items. I imagine the were some folks selling their hunting guns to pay their taxes until next season, and bargains were out there. My wife and I came away with some books, two pair of USGI goggles, trioxane tabs, an Iron Brigade Armory sweatshirt and a bit of ammuntion and some magazines (the metal kind).

I don't know about you all, but I like to go to gun shows for the books/periodicals that you can find that allow you might not know where to look for on the web. For instance, my wife and i picked up fresh copies of 'Where There Is No Doctor" and "Where There Is No Dentist," which we added to our growing library at home. There are fewer book dealers coming to the shows than before, so my wife and i keep an eye out for useful topics of interest to us.  Folks were also looking for reloading supplies and even small boxes of bullets and reloading components were selling. Perhaps as surplus dwindles (for now) folks are willing to sacrifice more of their time to reload just to have the ammuntion to shoot.

If you had reloading components, esp. fired brass to sell, you were in the catbird seat, so to speak - one lady of our acquaintance whose husband recently passed away who ran a small local mom n'pop reloading business came to sell her late husband's fired brass to a travelling ammo dealer and from what i could tell, he bought all she had (several hundred thousand cases of pistol brass) so she could have the room and money to remodel a part of her home.  So think twice about discarding that fired brass on the range - think recycling unless you know where the brass came from and intend to reload it.

There is evidence that another gun show promoter is trying to schedule shows at this Raleigh venue since the long-time promoter of the Dixie Classic had been making noises about getting out of the business/retiring. But the shows are both here still, and i don't know how much longer the Raleigh show might be around, which is why we keep coming back every few months. I think going to shows periodically gives you a better perspective on the market locally than keeping up with the trade publications which are printed anywhere from one-three months in advance. Of course, you save freight charges on those 'heavy' purchases when you attend the shows with your handtruck and daypack and pay in cash.  Will file another report in May, 2007. Rgds, redclay 1/21/07
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 21, 2007, 10:17:41 pm
Thanks, Redclay.  Good report.  I'm afraid the shows are either on the way out or will have to go underground.  The people who don't already have their "supplies" are almost too late.  They ARE too late already for the best stuff and best prices.

                                                 RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on January 21, 2007, 10:45:00 pm
When wars speed up, ammunition production speeds up.  When they slow down, production slows down, but it takes its time.  Thus the existance of MILITARY SURPLUS ammo.  Right now the hawks are having their day.  Thus no surplus.  This isn't a permanent global-warming scenereo (hopefully), but a moment in time where the military-industrial-complex is having its day in the sun.  I suspect that is about to slow down .. but maybe it won't for a while.  Either way, there is no reason I can see at this time that military surplus ammunition won't be coming back onto the market as soon as the doves corral the hawks.

Meanwhile, I'm looking at owning lots of components to compliment my single-stage press so I can reload as much ammo as I might want for a long time. 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on January 21, 2007, 10:59:53 pm


There will be a Land of sky gunshow this weekend in Asheville, 9-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday, admission is 7 bucks, I'll be going on Sunday, they always have a great selection of lithium batteries for "cheap".

I'll fish around for ammo prices, there are normally two or three reloaders who sell their wares.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on February 23, 2007, 03:17:27 am
In Tennessee gun shows and other places, I'm learning of smaller and smaller supplies of ammo and the most common defensive handguns and long guns available.  Sales are BOOMING as more people are awakening to the need for arms and ammo.  In my area also, the FFL dealers I know are lower in their amount of stock on hand than ever before in arms/ammo.  Also, the wholesalers/jobbers are lower in THEIR stock than ever before. They say, "as soon as it gets in the wholesale warehouse, it moves out fast."  The military is buying up so much stuff as are other waring countries of the world.

BOTTOM LINE; IF YOU EVER WANT ARMS AND AMMO, DO IT NOW OR ELSE IT MAY BE GONE. 

                                       RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on February 23, 2007, 09:00:55 pm

Does anyone have a list of Shows in Texas for 2007 ?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: oldmouse on March 02, 2007, 10:01:59 pm
Hamilton fair grounds
this weekend
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: goober on March 03, 2007, 12:45:35 am
Cow Palace
PRKalifornia
Sat March 3rd
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: securitysix on March 07, 2007, 11:15:10 pm
Looks like the next Wannemacher (http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com) show is March 31 and April 1.

Their website has a map on how to get to the place.  Not sure if we're going to this one or not.  We haven't been to a show for a few months, but we're not feeling real motivated to get to this one, either.

For those who haven't been, the Wannemacher show is fricking huge.  They claim it's 11 acres worth of tables and 6 miles if you walk the whole show once.  Having walked the whole show a few times, I can believe it.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Docliberty on March 16, 2007, 02:24:44 pm
Anyone know of shows in western Illinois?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on March 17, 2007, 11:12:31 am


http://www.isra.org/

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on March 17, 2007, 07:25:16 pm

Land of Sky gun and knife show coming up the weekend of the 23rd and 24th, 7 bucks at the door, bring lunch the concession stand is pricey.....
 9-5 and 9-4

I'll be wearing my Don't Tread on Me shirt...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: (Insert Name) on March 18, 2007, 02:20:38 am
Tucson area gunshow at the Pima County Fairgrounds on March 31st & April 1st. Put on by Crossroads of the West.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: barkingowl on April 05, 2007, 09:52:30 am
Here's a link to the search engine I use.

http://www.gunshows-usa.com/
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on April 05, 2007, 11:45:22 am

Thanks barkingowl

That is one link I have been looking for and will use .......
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on April 05, 2007, 10:01:05 pm
Well,  since this thread has surfaced again...

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2007 April Update


March 24-25, 2007 - Lock Haven, PA (Clinton County)
Gun Show, Elks Lodge
Orion Events
570-204-5693

March 24-25, 2007 -- Pikeville, PA (E of Reading)
Gun Show, Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 30, 2007 - Annville, PA (E of Harrisburg)
Friends of the NRA Event
Robert Morgan
717-933-5255

March 31-1, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 31-1, 2007 - McConnellsburg, PA (Fulton County)
Gun Show, American Legion Post 561
Commonwealth Target Company
570-640-0144

April 4, 2007 - Erie, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Andy Francisco
814-438-7378  hunter16438(at)yahoo.com

April 14-15, 2007 -- Bedford, PA
Muzzleloading/Gun Show, Old Bedford Village
Old Bedford Village Museum
814-623-1156   village(at)pennswoods.net
www.oldbedfordvillage.com

April 14-15, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-854-4625  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

April 14-15, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

April 14-15, 2007 - Wilkes Barre, PA
Gun Show, Irem Temple Country Club
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250 maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

April 17, 2007 - Huntingdon, PA (Huntingdon County)
Friends of the NRA Event
Tom Stewart
814-669-9206  tgs(at)pennswoods.net

April 21-22, 2007 - Cheswick, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Syria Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

April 21-22, 2007 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Greater Reading Expo Center
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

April 22, 2007 - Flemington, PA (W of Williamsport)
Friends of the NRA Event
Tom Jeffries
570-725-3561

April 28, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Friends of the NRA Event
Norris Diefenderfer
301-797-4282

April 28-29, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Zembo Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

April 28-29, 2007 - Connellsville, PA (S of Greensburg)
Gun Show, Devito Park Arena
Niagara Frontier Collectors
800-225-7338

May 5-6, 2007 -- Allentown, PA
Gun Show, PA Expo Center at Lehigh Valley
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 19-20, 2007 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 26-27, 2007 -- Gilbertsville, PA (Valley Forge Area)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

June 2-3, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

June 9-10, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

June 15-17, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

June 23-24, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 or 412-418-5261  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

June 23-24, 2007 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 4-5, 2007 -- Essington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Ramada Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 11-12, 2007 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 11-12, 2007 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 18-19, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 25-26, 2007 -- Gilbertsville, PA (Valley Forge Area)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 8-9, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

September 15-16, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 or 412-418-5261  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

September 15-16, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 28-30, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 29-30, 2007 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 6-7, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Zembo Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 13-14, 2007 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 27-28, 2007 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 10-11, 2007 - Cheswick, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Syria Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 17-18, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 or 412-418-5261  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 17-18, 2007 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 24-25, 2007 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 8-9, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 14-16, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

December 29-30, 2007 -- Essington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Ramada Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com
Title: Gun Show report, Raleigh, NC 5/5/07
Post by: redclay on May 05, 2007, 09:53:46 pm
I thought this one would NEVER get here, with all the hoopla that has happened since the last one in early 2007. New propsed federal  gun control legislation, the shooting at VTech, the war taking up the lion's share of new and some surplus ammunition out there and the rumored UN efforts to have other nations stop selling their surplus ammunition to us in the US and destroy it instead. Of course, none of this is helped by all the panic buying out there of surplus ammo and components by those who didn't think ahead....

My wife and I tried a different approach this time, since the last show standing in the cold and mist the better part of an hour over two hours after the show opened....we had a semi-leisurely morning on the farm and hit the big city of Raleigh just after noontime, and we went in in less than five minutes...the crowds looked plenty thick, but a dealer friend said the first day crowd was off some from the last gun show at the state fairgrounds....don't forget to get one of the handout $1 off tickets from the previous show or clip the $1 coupon out of the News&Observer during the week of the show to help take the sting out of the $8 tab/person. At least the parking is free.

I took my handtruck in with me again which has saved my back many times over and i also wore my old tattered teardrop daypack to help keep my hands free....we were determined to write no checks and pay all in cash this show to help get us in the right frame of mind of the old way we all used to do business...my wife, who is a better number cruncher than i held most of the cash (she came to purchase a Ruger Mk3 .22 pistol we were looking for, her first) for our purchases, which was fine with me...

My main impression is that there are a lot of nice guns out there for sale and a LOT less ammunition for them, esp. if you are buying a semiauto anything, esp. a rifle....There was a good selection of types of ammuntion except for surplus .308 fmj, of which i found none, unless you count the steel cased Wolf. A law enforcement friend of mine was looking for fresh .223 ball for his new Rock River AR shorty, and he was disgusted that he couldn't find any brass cased .223 for under .34/.35 cents/rd....he had no interest in the steel cased russian or warsaw pact stuff, and it wasn't looking very good for him...I didn't check on 7.62X39 prices, but there were few  sealed cases of it out there, from what I saw...and those were walking off at a brisk pace...

All ammo across the board, both current domestic manufacture, pistol and rifle as well as surplus was higher/no surprise.....I can't recall exact prices, but defensive pistol ammo in 50rd. boxes in the popular domestic  calibers were running $20/box or more; small lots of .50BMG both fresh Mitchell Mauser ball and even reloaded USGI was $3.50/$4.00 round; no cans of surplus .50 BMG anywhere that i could see. USGI 30-06 AP was going for anywhere between .80cents/$1 round, but the surplus dealers wouldn't give me even 1/3 that for the clean, shiny FN AP I had to sell/trade, even in this rising prices/falling availability market - go figure...perhaps i am just greedy - i only sat on the ammo for a mere ten years....sorry about that...I found tins of the Russian 5.45X39 ball ammo, ca. 1976 for $140/tin of 1080, which is about the cheapest shooting right now.....there were smaller supplies of 7.62X54 and some 8mm Mauser, all steel cased and corrosive going for best i can recall, about .20/rd. now...

There were at least two vendors with several cases of USGI MREs for sale, date packed from 2002 - 2006, going for from $45-$50/case, if you were interested...my wife says we have enough MREs for now.......there were fewer surplus vendors again at this show - Ammuntionstore.com guys haven't been back in a year, Classsic Arms out of NC wasn't offering much ammo, and i think what they did offer, they bought off of dealers at the show the day before....GI ammo cans were there by the pallet at decent prices in all sizes, and the vendor let you mix/match gasket sealed lids with can bottoms so you didn't get a rusted out butt can....US Armory/John Rexrode out of Wilmington,NC wasn't there this time, either.

Col. Norm Chandler of Iron Brigade/Jacksonville,NC (one of our favorite vendors)  was there as usual with a good selection of Black Hills ammo, but it was pricey, no surpise...my wife loves to wear some of the Iron Brigade's USMC Take-No-Prisoners sniper shirts and sweatshirts and hats and then wears them in some restaurants and stores where the Chapel Hill/ Durham liberals frequent - the looks on their faces are priceless...I bought her her first Iron Brigade shirt and she loved it....it's better than buying your wife a lame bumper sticker and the show after you have spent a few hundred on what you want.....now we go to the show together and go shooting as often as possible together....my duties are to provide her with ammo and clean the guns at night....at least that is what a prominent firearms instructor has told me......

Reloading components, mostly commercial were selling well across the board as more folks were looking at reloading for their firearms, not a bad trend, i believe - self reliance is a good thing - I found M80 USGI ball bullets for about .10 apiece and some hard to find no longer made USGI 173gr. M118 fmj match bullets that shoot well in my M1A for .15 apiece... and local large firearms dealers such as Ed's Gun Shop from Southern Pines was doing a good business in firearms....my wife bought her new Ruger .22 from him...with rising ammo prices, it was time for a .22 target pistol....she seemed happy with her purchase....

And in spite of the dwindling of surplus vendors, and more knife and somewhat nongun/trinket  dealers the ace in the hole are the two/three book dealers who frequent the show...one is a hardbound shooting/sporting/military book dealer and the other paperback dealers offer relief for a hungry mind, if you know what you are looking for....between us, we picked up The Farmer's Wife cookbook, The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide (Kulick/McKee); Domestic Enemies by Bracken and beleive it or not The Freedom Outlaw's Handbook by Claire herself, which I had dismissed due to the fanciful cover and never bothered to see who the author was (sorry, Ms. Claire)....my wife has really taken to your (Claire's) writings and now i think she may be going to be taking a subcription to SWAT magazine after she found your columns in a few issues i brought home to read Louis Awerbuck's columns....

To top off a checkless/all cash show on a drizzly day in NC, and in the spirit of why we went to the gun show, we drove from Raleigh to our nearby club range and shot our Glocks...I only wished i had brought some .22s at the show for my wife's new Ruger....all in all not a bad show, if you treasure the friends & family you go with and include them in your adventures. All the best, Redclay 5/5/07



Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on May 06, 2007, 01:48:11 am
Here is the May 2007 PA firearms event update.  When planning to attend an event it's a good idea to confirm that
it hasn't cancelled or changed.  If you want to setup an OPH table or booth, then contact the hosting organization for
their rules and guidelines.

Please forward me event information and I'll include it as appropriate.

Mark

========================================================

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2007 May Update

(Snipped a few that have already gone by...  --rjt)

May 5-6, 2007 -- Allentown, PA
Gun Show, PA Expo Center at Lehigh Valley
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 8, 2007 - DuBois, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Dave Sevin
814-265-8311  dsevin(at)brockwaytv.com

May 10, 2007 - Kittanning, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event
Dave Zablocki
724-543-7081  jeepjam(at)alltel.net

May 12, 2007 - Franklin, PA (Venago County)
Friends of the NRA Event
Pam and Jim Kilgore
814-432-4332  jpinc(at)csonline.net

May 12, 2007 - Sheffield, PA (Warren County)
Friends of the NRA Event
Lenny Olsen
814-968-5444  lobo10(at)windstream.net

May 12-13, 2007 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Agricultural Hall
Forks of the Delaware
610-997-8613

May 16, 2007 - Meadville, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Lois Schell
814-333-4380  ieee(at)alltel.net

May 17, 2007 - York, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Connie Smith
717-764-1695  rabbit7(at)comcast.net

May 19-20, 2007 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 19-20, 2007 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Greater Reading Expo Center
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250   maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

May 26-27, 2007 -- Gilbertsville, PA (Valley Forge Area)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 31, 2007 - Fogelsville, PA (W of Allentown)
Friends of the NRA Event
Kee Bubbenmoyer
610-756-6739  kbubb(at)ptd.net

June 2-3, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

June 9-10, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

June 15-17, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

June 23-24, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

June 23-24, 2007 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 4-5, 2007 -- Essington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Ramada Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 11-12, 2007 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 11-12, 2007 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 18-19, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 25-26, 2007 -- Gilbertsville, PA (Valley Forge Area)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 8-9, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

September 15-16, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

September 15-16, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 28-30, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 29-30, 2007 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 6-7, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Zembo Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 13-14, 2007 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 27-28, 2007 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 10-11, 2007 - Cheswick, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Syria Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 17-18, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 17-18, 2007 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 24-25, 2007 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 8-9, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 14-16, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

December 29-30, 2007 -- Essington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Ramada Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on August 11, 2007, 03:33:14 pm
August 18 - 19

9 am to 6 pm and 9 am to 4 pm

Al Amin Shrine, 2001 Suntide, Corpus Christi, Tx

Guns, Knives, Coins, Jewelery

Gulf Coast Gun Shows
361-727-9231 or 361-549-3718

I'll try to find a link for them to get their schedule for the year.

See Ya there.

Gadsden Flag hat ........
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on September 28, 2007, 01:51:17 am
PRO Gun Show -- Westland Mall, Columbus, Ohio
10/6/2007

A PRO Gun Show will be held at the Westland Mall in Columbus, Ohio on October 6 and 7. Admission is $7. Women, children under 13, and Peoples Rights Organization Life Members are admitted free.

Show times are 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Gates will close one-half hour prior to show closing on both days. For table availability, call 614/523-7767.

For driving directions and maps, go to www.progunshows.org.


PRO Gun Show -- Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio
10/27/2007

A PRO Gun Show will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio on October 27 and 28. Admission is $7. Women, children under 13, and Peoples Rights Organization Life Members are admitted free.

Show times are 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Gates will close one-half hour prior to show closing on both days. For table availability, call 614/523-7767.

For driving directions and maps, go to www.progunshows.org.

PRO Gun Shows are copyrighted events. Accordingly, no cameras, video equipment or other recording devices are permitted inside the show at any time.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on September 28, 2007, 10:42:02 pm
Quote
PRO Gun Shows are copyrighted events. Accordingly, no cameras, video equipment or other recording devices are permitted inside the show at any time.

Hah!  Looks more like they don't want any images of all the undercover cops / ATF folks wandering around,  more likely...

How the hell can you copyright an event?

---

From a mailing list:

Here is the October 2007 PA firearms event update.  Between this update and the next there are about 20 advertised
events throughout Pennsylvania as fall moves into full bloom.  If you know of more, please send me event information to include in this list.

Confirming that an event has not been cancelled or changed before making plans to attend is always a good idea.  If you
wish to visit an event and setup an OPH table or booth, then always contact the hosting organization for their rules and
guidelines.

Mark

========================================================

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2007 October Update


September 29-30, 2007 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sport Shop
724-948-3571 arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

September 30, 2007 - North Huntingdon, PA (SE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event
C. Thomas Baldrige
724-861-0447  tbaldrige(at)nrahq.org

October 3, 2007 - Pine Grove, PA (Schuylkill County)
Friends of the NRA Event
J. Clair Zimmerman
570-682-8696  camping(at)epix.net

October 4, 2007 - Williamsport, PA
Friends of the NRA Event
Scott and Becky Yeagle
570-322-4149  scott(at)scottyeagle.com

October 5-7, 2007 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn Conference Center
Eagle Arms Productions
610-398-2650

October 6, 2007 - Palmyra, PA (E of Harrisburg)
Friends of the NRA Event
Skip Klinger
717-867-4269

October 6-7, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Zembo Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 6-7, 2007 - Roulette, PA (Potter County)
Gun Show, Fireman's Building
William Sallade
814-274-9087

October 6-7, 2007 - Hamburg, PA  (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Field House
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144

October 13-14, 2007 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 13-14, 2007 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 14, 2007 - Mount Bethel, PA (NE of Allentown)
Gun Show, Volunteer Fire Company
Harry Nasatka
610-588-7538

October 20-21, 2007 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Agricultural Hall
Forks of the Delaware Historical Society
610-997-8613

October 20-21, 2007 - McConnellsburg, PA (Fulton County)
Gun Show, American Legion Building
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144

October 27-28, 2007 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sport Shop
724-948-3571 arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

November 10-11, 2007 - Cheswick, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Syria Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 17-18, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 17-18, 2007 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 24-25, 2007 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 8-9, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 14-16, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

December 29-30, 2007 -- Essington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Ramada Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on September 29, 2007, 09:32:35 am
Our next show ain't till Mid November,that SUCKS.Also we pay $5 for parking plus the Door.Ought 7
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: bobcat on October 22, 2007, 11:57:58 am
As I read this thread, and based on my own midwest experience, it appears that gun shows may be pricing themselves out of business in many ways.  Indy 1500 costs $9 + $3 (IIRC) for parking.  Figuring in gas for a long drive, it starts to lose some luster.

Also, in many larger shows, I have noticed gun prices are no longer a bargain at the shows vs making your best deal with your favorite FFL.  Selection is lower, especially semi auto's in military calibers.  Often the prices on those are outrageous as compared to a store+deal.  Almost as if the ban were still in place.

Reloading supplies are drying up big time at shows as opposed to supply and decent (relative) prices on the web.  I used to get some of the 'hazmat stuff' at shows just to save the hazmat fees.  Sorta paid for the trip.  No more, as little of ANY component is available. 

Used to be groups of us would go together and browse and find some deals.  Deals are few and very far between.

I don't see this as representative of the actual supply of 'stuff', but a marketing change.  Stll though, as TiredOldRN said, best get what you need/can afford now, as it may not be available for awhile.  I'd like to think the hawks will have their fill of ammo and we can reap the rewards.  But based on milsurp dates and ammo type, it has NOTHING to do with current manufacturing.  The Greeks, Indians, Paki's,  Portuguese,  SA's are all just cleaning out (done?) their old stuff that is 20-30 years or more old.  The Ruskies/Eastern Block folks probably have gobs more, but will release when the market is ripe for best prices...  This stuff is also GONE from the shows.  Yeah a few guys have it, but at really proud (sucker) prices.

The gubmint need do nothing to get rid of the shows, as they are doing themselves in.

my ought 2
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: iloilo on October 22, 2007, 12:45:13 pm
Anybody going to gun shows who would be willing to hand out some of the FIJA 2A brochures, I'd sure be delighted to send some to you.   :wub: :wub: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
ff
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: mr_duh on October 22, 2007, 03:47:00 pm
As I read this thread, and based on my own midwest experience, it appears that gun shows may be pricing themselves out of business in many ways.  Indy 1500 costs $9 + $3 (IIRC) for parking.  Figuring in gas for a long drive, it starts to lose some luster.

my ought 2

I wholeheartedly agree. The big show here in Oregon is $8 + $7 for parking.

My fav is cheap milsurp. Last time I found one K-31 that was over $200, a few SKS' over $200, and zero CZ-52s. I found it's really only worth going for the fringe items: specialty ammo, knives, supplies, books. Basic ammo isn't any cheaper. Wolf 7.65 is exactly $.29 more at the local brick and mortar store. I rarely, but do find deals.  Like a cheap spare magazine for my old mossberg 22 at the last show. The guy didn't know what he had, which is a rarity.

Probably the one advantage it has is when you know exactly what gun you want. Many local shops/dealers show and you can find the best bargain and negotiate.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on October 22, 2007, 11:00:02 pm
Well I messed that one up our next show is the 3rd/4th of next month.Parking $5 door is $7. Ought  7.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on October 23, 2007, 01:39:05 am
Below please find the November 2007 PA firearms event update.  There are six events on the 10th and 11th making
it a busy weekend -- no doubt because of Veteran's Day on the 11th.

Confirming that an event has not been cancelled, changed or mistyped by me before making plans to attend is always a
good idea.

========================================================

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2007 November Update

October 27-28, 2007 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, National Guard Armory
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 3-4, 2007 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sport Shop
724-948-3571 arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

November 10-11, 2007 - Cheswick, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Syria Shrine
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 10-11, 2007 - Bloomsburg, PA (Columbia County)
Gun Show, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds
Orion Events
570-204-5693

November 10-11, 2007 - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
610-891-8405

November 10-11, 2007 - Reading, PA
Gun Show, Reading Expo Center
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

November 10-11, 20074 - Sellersville, PA (N of Philadelphia)
Gun Show, VFW
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144

November 11, 2007 - Langhorne, PA (NE of Philadelphia)
Friends of the NRA Event
Austin Brambani
215-752-7209  margy327(at)aol.com

November 17-18, 2007 -- Harmarville, PA (NE of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Blade Runner's Ice Arena
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087 admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 17-18, 2007 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 17-18, 2007 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 23-24, 2007 - Macungie, PA (SW of Allentown)
Gun Show, Macungie Memorial Hall
Eagle Arms Productions
610-398-2650

November 24-25, 2007 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 8-9, 2007 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
800-679-2250  570-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 14-16, 2007 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877   vfgunshow(at)comcast.net
www.valleyforgegunshow.com

December 29-30, 2007 -- Essington, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Ramada Inn Philadelphia Int'l Airport
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on November 02, 2007, 01:42:22 am
Roy brings up a good point above about a show forbidding cameras.  HA, take your cell phone and watch out for the undercover BATF slugs.

                                                RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: bobcat on November 02, 2007, 09:19:33 am
Yeah, and then post the pics on the web via a 'neutral' terminal, like the library... :ph34r: :threvil:

Gotta let these jaspers know we DON'T appreciate their presence...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on November 02, 2007, 01:53:58 pm
Bobcat, that WOULD be fun.  Remember folks, "they" ARE at the show and they lie like the yellow dogs that they are.  Matter of fact, I need to apologize to my big yellow lab retriever for comparing her to BATF. She is a loyal faithful family dog, and I wouldn't let one of "THEM" in the door without a warrant.

                                                       RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Gypsy on November 08, 2007, 03:39:40 pm
The last show I was at there was 3 cars in the parking lot that never moved (in 2 days) MMMMM?????

and 2 Deputy Sheriffs across the street doing "Random stops"
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on November 08, 2007, 08:31:08 pm
Gypsy, would you tell us what state that show was in where deputies did random stops outside the gun show?  Sounds like those deputies need some "special attention."

 I know it's now perfect at all here in Tennessee and we are still working on improvements to our laws here ( yea, I know....should not be a permit etc. etc. ) but down here all the deputies, police, state highway patrol guys, etc. that I see at the gun show are trying to trade with me.  Down here, the cop who things only cops should have guns is the rare exception and looked down upon by his co-workers for it.

                                                 RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Gypsy on November 09, 2007, 07:12:42 am
Ohio...and It's getting worse there from what I'm being told.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on November 09, 2007, 07:32:56 am
You could also have ALOT of fun,carry a scanner and if you have the right codes you can make there efforts futile.That would be worth the effort just to make them use cell phones if not anything else the PITA factor is better than nothing.It's a start,how effective,who knows/cares it will let-em know that we KNOW. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: jai_mann on January 06, 2008, 04:55:53 pm
As a newbie to owning guns and gun shows can some one tell me what exactly the BATF do at these shows? I am pondering stopping at vegas for an antique gun show and if I find a nice piece from a "private" collection I will be tempted to purchase. Is there anything I should be looking out for? I also happened to get a nice digital 1hr long recording device that might be tiny enough to take with me ;) (If I can walk around the place and see and hear and sense things then I feel I'm damn well entitled to record with a camcorder...) Also is ID typically required for purchasing arms at Nevada shows (from what I've read it's not required but I don't know if they would spring that or having to sign any forms).

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: iloilo on January 06, 2008, 07:25:42 pm
And for any and all of you who are going to gun shows, ask FIJA for a few of our 2A brochures to take along and share with others, especially any gummit slavers  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:

You can request an info pack by calling 1-800-TEL-JURY

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on January 07, 2008, 12:33:35 am
Here is the January 2008 PA firearms event update.  When planning to attend an event it's a good idea to confirm that
it hasn't been changed, cancelled or reported incorrectly by yours truly.  If you want to setup a table or booth for OPH
or other purposes, then please contact the hosting organization for their rules and guidelines.

Please forward me any appropriate event information or corrections and I'll include it in this list.

Mark  ("Mark Crowley" <mark.d.crowley@att.net>)

-----------------------------------------------------

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2008 January Update

(Events already past snipped.  --RJT)

January 12-13, 2008 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

January 12-13, 2008 - Nescopeck, PA (Luzerne County)
Gun Show, Nescopeck Volunteer Fire Company
Nescopeck Hunting & Rifle Club
570-759-1783

January 19-20, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

January 19-20, 2008 -- Matamoras, PA (PA, NY, NJ border)
Gun Show, Hunt's Best Western
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

January 19-20, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

January 26-27, 2008 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sports Shop
724-948-3571 (day) arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

January 26-27, 2008 - Hamburg, PA  (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Field House
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

January 26-27, 2008 - Jim Thorpe, PA (NW of Allentown)
Gun Show, Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

January 26-27, 2008 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

February 2-3, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

February 23-24, 2008 - Sellersville, PA (N of Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Forrest Lodge VFW Post 245
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

February 23-24, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 1-2, 2008 -- Gilbertsville, PA (near Valley Forge)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 7-9, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

March 8-9, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 15-16, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

March 29-30, 2008 - McConnellsburg, PA (Fulton County)
Gun Show, McConnellsburg Legion
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

March 29-30, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 29-30, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

April 5-6, 2008 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

April 19-20, 2008 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sports Shop
724-948-3571 (day) arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

April 19-20, 2008 - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
PA Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
215-628-4170
http://www.pagca.com/

April 26-27, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 3-4, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun and Machine Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 17-18, 2008 - Sellersville, PA (N of Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Forrest Lodge VFW Post 245
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

May 24-25, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

June 14-15, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

June 20-22, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

June 21-22, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

June 28-29, 2008 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sports Shop
724-948-3571 (day) arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

June 28-29, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

July 26-27, 2008 - Kutztown, PA  (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Fairgrounds Belzner Hall
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

August 9-10, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 16-17, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 6-7, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

September 13-14, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

September 13-14, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 19-21, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 20-21, 2008 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 4-5, 2008 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 25-26, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 1-2, 2008-- Gilbertsville, PA ( near Valley Forge)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 8-9, 2008  - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
PA Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
215-628-4170
http://www.pagca.com/

November 8-9, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 15-16, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 15-16, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 22-23, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 29-30, 2008 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 13-14, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 19-21, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on January 07, 2008, 08:23:32 am
As a newbie to owning guns and gun shows can some one tell me what exactly the BATF do at these shows? I am pondering stopping at vegas for an antique gun show and if I find a nice piece from a "private" collection I will be tempted to purchase. Is there anything I should be looking out for? I also happened to get a nice digital 1hr long recording device that might be tiny enough to take with me ;) (If I can walk around the place and see and hear and sense things then I feel I'm damn well entitled to record with a camcorder...) Also is ID typically required for purchasing arms at Nevada shows (from what I've read it's not required but I don't know if they would spring that or having to sign any forms).

ATF does at gun shows what it does everywhere else - intimidate with illegal laws and even-less-legal regulations they make up out of thin air. Their special expertise is harassment of commercial sellers who have gone to great lengths to obey the ATF fiat gun control agenda, but pushing their big bellies into any transaction to frighten the masses is also, for them, more fun than squishing tadpoles.

As for exercising your freedom to buy firearms, there are three general categories as viewed by the ATF: antique, curios & relics and modern firearms.  Generally, you can buy any blackpowder and pre-1900 guns without any licensing or interstate commerce issues - mail order straight out of magazines or off the Internet. 

Curios & relic firearms (pre-1950 guns) can be had with minimal hassle and licensing. This list includes many excellent defensive weapons.  These and the antiques can be purchased at any gunshow darn near anywhere with very little in the way of qualifications or paperwork.

Modern firearms and, in particular, handguns can a hassle, depending on the state.  If you have a CCW, you have already been background-checked and can carry new guns out the door with minimal paperwork and no waiting. The lack of paperwork-per-gun is very attractive to me. Others refuse "to get a license to own a gun". 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: jai_mann on January 07, 2008, 12:20:59 pm

"Curios & relic firearms (pre-1950 guns) can be had with minimal hassle and licensing. This list includes many excellent defensive weapons.  These and the antiques can be purchased at any gunshow darn near anywhere with very little in the way of qualifications or paperwork."

"The lack of paperwork-per-gun is very attractive to me. Others refuse "to get a license to own a gun". 

So when you say very little in the way of qualifications or paperwork you mean, ...no background check, no driver's license...? Not that I'm a felon or anything but I do believe my name on lists as a gun owner would be used if martial law occurred. And I don't intend on being harrassed.

As to the license I feel the same way as those who do not want one. I don't need their permission to defend myself period. Nor do I want them to know what I have for personal defense.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on January 07, 2008, 12:42:59 pm
I had a CCW in the People's Republic of California. They are made of unobtanium and list by make, model and serial number each handgun you have qualified with and are permitted to carry concealed. I can well understand avoiding this particular licensing scheme, but I chose to avoid the risk of being unarmed while simultaneously avoiding the risk of going to prison and having my name added to the list of people who can be re-incarcerated for touching or living in the same house with any firearm. 

I guess you have to decide where your lines are drawn, what risks are acceptable to you and if you are indeed ready to initiate your one-person revolution.

I long since moved to a less unenlightened state where CCWs are "shall issue", have a minimum amount of qualifications attached and your permit covers any legal firearm you choose to carry.  Obviously the primary reason for carrying the little piece of laminated paper is to avoid arrest for violations of unconstitutional laws. Protest if you like, but again I am not ready to fight that particular battle by myself which is how it will be fought if you are caught packing concealed without the permit.

The permit itself is not attached to any firearm purchase... ever.  Purchases by CCW holders avoid the background check that non-CCW folks have to go through with every purchase from a licensed gun dealer.  Therefore, CCW holders are not tracked where non-holders are.  The papers I fill out to buy a gun are fewer and do not leave the dealership.

Non-CCW holders have per-gun background checks sent off to that big FBI database where the feds promise they will purge the records ... you can believe them if you like.  I don't.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: iloilo on January 07, 2008, 01:38:49 pm
The permit itself is not attached to any firearm purchase... ever.  Purchases by CCW holders avoid the background check that non-CCW folks have to go through with every purchase from a licensed gun dealer.  Therefore, CCW holders are not tracked where non-holders are.  The papers I fill out to buy a gun are fewer and do not leave the dealership.

Non-CCW holders have per-gun background checks sent off to that big FBI database where the feds promise they will purge the records ... you can believe them if you like.  I don't.
Emphasis mine...
it was at one time true that the papers did not leave the dealership.  That is no longer the entire truth:
Papers may have information copied at the place of record;
Papers may be photographed by BATF or other government investigators, including the NAS, FBI, HS and probably other slavers as well;
In the interests of National Security, records may be removed to official offices for further investigation.

That is my present understanding of the status of any paperwork at any dealer's location.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on January 08, 2008, 11:24:45 pm
Purchases by CCW holders avoid the background check that non-CCW folks have to go through with every purchase from a licensed gun dealer.  Therefore, CCW holders are not tracked where non-holders are.  The papers I fill out to buy a gun are fewer and do not leave the dealership.

Non-CCW holders have per-gun background checks sent off to that big FBI database where the feds promise they will purge the records ... you can believe them if you like.  I don't.

That happens not to be the case in PA,  since Brady.  It used to be that the state ran a background check and had a waiting period and that if you had the permit you were exempt from the waiting period,  but there was still paperwork,  and the state police maintain a database,  which they steadfastly refuse to acknowledge as being a registry,  of all of that info.  Of course,  nothing says I can't buy elsewhere if I happen to be living elsewhere at the time,  or take what I have and leave the state,  but it's still on record for the time being,  in spite of legislators having told them that they should stop doing it.

The only way I can see that'll put a stop to that nonsense is either a very heavy-duty court case or some serious changes in the administration of the state,  and from what I can see with increasing urbanization all over the trend unfortunately seems to be in the opposite direction.  :-(

One of the reasons I'm considering relocating elsewhere.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on January 09, 2008, 03:53:15 pm
I'll readily admit that the data is available if big government is serious about collecting it. The good news is that programming and data entry hours are not infinitely available. I think the schemers will settle for getting 80% of the gun owning data with 20% of the work. So I stay low, but don't curl up in my foxhole.

We are still "allowed" to buy and sell privately. That sales data is not available anywhere to anyone. Clearly this is the best option for ghosting.

If states like PA would get restrictive enough, states like ID would get stronger with immigrants of the right kind.  I have this view of CA, NY, MA and some others in a race to show us what the bottom looks like. It will be an awesome and frightful show, but I don't wanna get sucked into their vortex.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mr. Inspector on January 09, 2008, 09:51:40 pm
The wonderful democrat governor of Virginia now wants to close the "gun show loophole". The people in Virginia do not know their history. Back in the early 1800's the Virginia Supreme Court had a case where the question was raised about the right of a slave to have a weapon to protect itself. Paraphasing the Court " a freeman has the right and duty to protect himself and his property. A slave, being property, has no right or duty of self protection". This was around 1837. It has been a long time since I wrote my paper on how slavery destroyed the moral fabric of the South, and led to the logical conclusion of distruction of the social order.  Disallow the free commerce between people for the instruments of freedom, and you will make slaves of all. When a paper trail is made, then eventually bad government will follow the trail back to the origin. As the wheel turns..
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: powderfinger on February 14, 2008, 08:27:57 pm
Pro gun show at the Roberts center 2/16 2/17 Wilmington OH.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 15, 2008, 01:07:19 pm
Welcome Powderfinger, Love your screen name! That is one of my favorite Neil Young Songs, and one our band plays regularly! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on February 16, 2008, 07:10:03 am
Only an Old Phart like you would know that.;).Looking forward ta seein youse all again and soon. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mr. Dare on February 16, 2008, 09:32:49 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: powderfinger on February 29, 2008, 05:29:46 pm
Tri-State gun collectors , Allen county fairgrounds Lima Ohio. March 1&2.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: baldfatguy on March 12, 2008, 11:11:03 am
West Ky, Southern Il, East Mo. Gun show in Marion Il on 3/15 & 3/16. Pavillion behind mall on IL 13.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Phssthpok on March 16, 2008, 04:02:24 am
Just got home from a day out that included a trip to the gun show here in Portland.

Came away with another case of SA 7.62x51. $540 for a 1240 rd case. :thumbsdown:

BUT... at least I got mine before it sold out like the .223 and 7.69 x 39 did....AT BOTH VENDORS! :thumbsup:
(and the show's only half done)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on March 16, 2008, 02:32:05 pm
On forums I go to just about guns & related stuff I'm hearing about all sorts of gun shows all over the country where the ammo guys are selling out on SATURDAY with none or not much left to buy on Sunday.  Sometimes the seller has some more back home, but he didn't brng all he had as he wants some left for himself and his family too. 

People forget that ammo companies are pretty small companies when compared to all the types of companies and businesses out there.  They don't have the financial ability to tool up to greatly increase their output of product.  Don't get it now, one might be left without.

I've always said, when the "balloon goes up" ammo will exchange for goods then as cash/currency does now. MUCH more so than gold.  Nothing wrong with having gold.  Junk silver might be even better as it comes in smaller amounts much easier to trade with for small prices, but ammo will be as needful as BLOOD.

                                                                             RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on March 20, 2008, 04:51:36 am
Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2008 April Update


March 25, 2008 - Philadelphia, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Cannstatter's
Anna Mae Prendergast
215-338-3114  fnralibertybell(at)aol.com

March 28, 2008 - Bloomsburg, PA  (Columbia County)
Friends of the NRA Event, Bloomsburg Fair Grounds
Curt Moorhead
570-752-2383

March 29, 2008 - Pittston Township, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Convention Hall
Carl A Mozeleski
570-587-2662  dbcmoz(at)epix.net

March 29, 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Allegheny County Rifle Club
Jim Biel
412- 487-7310  jjbiel(at)ctrlsvc.com

March 29-30, 2008 - McConnellsburg, PA (Fulton County)
Gun Show, McConnellsburg Legion
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

March 29-30, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

March 29-30, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

April 1, 2008 - Erie, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Courtyard Marriott
Ron Dudenhoeffer
814-739-9329  rdudenhoeffer(at)velocity.net

April 1, 2008 - Carlisle, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Hotel Carlisle-Embers
Jerry Coleman
717-691-7949  mrsjigs(at)msn.com

April 5-6, 2008 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

April 5-6, 2008 - Macungie, PA (SW of Allentown)
Gun Show, Macungie Memorial Hall
Eagle Arms Productions
610-398-2650

April 12, 2008 - Huntingdon, PA (SE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Smithfield Fire Department
Mark Ankeney
814-667-3577

April 19, 2008 - Reading, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Riveredge Restaurant
Bob Sproesser
610-756-4328  rasproesser(at)msn.com

April 19-20, 2008 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sports Shop
724-948-3571 (day) arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

April 19-20, 2008 - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
PA Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
215-628-4170
http://www.pagca.com/

April 25-27, 2008 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn Conference Center
Eagle Arms Productions
610-398-2650

April 26-27, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 3-4, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun and Machine Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

May 17-18, 2008 - Sellersville, PA (N of Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Forrest Lodge VFW Post 245
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

May 24-25, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

June 14-15, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

June 20-22, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

June 21-22, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

June 28-29, 2008 -- Washington, PA (SW of Pittsburgh)
Gun Show, Washington County Fairgrounds
A.R.H. Sports Shop
724-948-3571 (day) arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

June 28-29, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

July 26-27, 2008 - Kutztown, PA  (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Fairgrounds Belzner Hall
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

August 9-10, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 16-17, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 22, 2008 - Johnstown, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Christ the Savior Hall
George Evanisko
814-539-2158

September 6-7, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

September 11, 2008 - Butler, PA (N of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Days Inn
Terry Beer
724-272-1671  tbeer(at)zoominternet.net

September 11, 2008 - Monongahela, PA (SE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Valley Inn Social Hall
Laraine Grcich
724-379-4487  lagrcich(at)comcast.net

September 13-14, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

September 13-14, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 18, 2008 - Monongahela, PA (SE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Valley Inn Social Hall
Laraine Grcich
724-379-4487  lagrcic(at)comcast.net

September 19-21, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 20-21, 2008 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 25, 2008 - Indiana, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Novacel Center
Terri Plyler
724-397-5530 trck(at)localnet.com

September 25, 2008 - Mansfield, PA (Tioga County)
Friends of the NRA Event, Mansfield Hose Company
Jon Banik
570-724-5968

September 25, 2008 - Indiana, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Novacel Center
Terri Plyler
724-397-2249  1002(at)yahoo.com

September 27, 2008 - Shippensville, PA (Clarion County)
Friends of the NRA Event, Traditions Banquet Center
Dan & Julie Kahale
814-797-2235  jkahle(at)windstream.net

October 4-5, 2008 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 25-26, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 1-2, 2008-- Gilbertsville, PA ( near Valley Forge)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 8-9, 2008  - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
PA Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
215-628-4170
http://www.pagca.com/

November 8-9, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 15-16, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 15-16, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 22-23, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 29-30, 2008 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 13-14, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 19-21, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Phssthpok on March 20, 2008, 10:34:14 pm
Went to the gun show again last Saturday.

The same SA 7.62x51 ammo that I bought for ~$230/1240rd case a little over a year and a half ago was going for $540 per case! :thrshocker:(I was amazed they even had any in stock!)

Sadly I was only packing $1K for the show so I had to limit myself to one case. :thumbsdown:

On the upside, that means I now have over 3500 rds of some pretty desirable surplus NATO spec .308 ammo. :thumbsup: (Lord knows how much .223 I've got... I lost track.. :wacko:)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on April 01, 2008, 12:21:26 am
Jumpin' Jehosaphat  :huh: :angry:

I just went to get the info for this weeks gun show in Columbus and I read this (http://www.peoplesrights.org/articletemplate.asp?id=202).
Quote
Message From Peoples Rights Board of Trustees
Last week the Board of Trustees of Peoples Rights Organization (PRO) was alerted that Mr. Mike Duve, who promoted and operated various gun and recreational shows, including the PRO Gun Shows under a sponsorship agreement with Peoples Rights Organization for more than 15 years, has fled the state, leaving behind a dizzying trail of debts, many improperly incurred in the name of this organization.

Thousands of dollars and other property belonging to Peoples Rights Organization is missing. Additionally, he has communicated to several people that he is leaving behind numerous highly indebted business and family obligations. He stated that he intends to default on all of his debts.
...
In addition to severely damaging PRO financially, his acts have irreparably harmed the good name and credibility of the Peoples Rights Organization, a respected 19-year-old statewide not-for-profit firearms rights advocacy organization that provides marksmanship and personal safety instruction, and promotes citizen safety legislation at the state and local levels.
...
As a result of his actions, the PRO Gun Show scheduled for April 5-6 at Franklin County Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio has been canceled.

...

We, the Board of Trustees of Peoples Rights Organization, view this as a criminal matter. We will urge criminal prosecution of anyone assisting Mr. Duve to evade justice. They will be pursued as an accomplice.
...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on April 01, 2008, 01:31:05 am
Holy Sheep,Talk about takin the money and runnin. Ought 7. :angry:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: pr1mus on May 26, 2008, 04:42:03 pm
Yeah, are they going to do those shows any more? seems like that guy kinda crashed the whole thing.

ARE THEY GOING TO DO ANY MORE "PRO" GUN SHOWS IN COLUMBUS?

question to anyone affiliated or that knows.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on July 08, 2008, 06:48:32 pm
Yeah, are they going to do those shows any more? seems like that guy kinda crashed the whole thing.

ARE THEY GOING TO DO ANY MORE "PRO" GUN SHOWS IN COLUMBUS?

question to anyone affiliated or that knows.

It looks like at least temporarily, PRO lost the shows. Other groups have picked up the slack, but it sort of signals the end of an era. One cool thing about PRO was that members, women and children were admitted free. And since gun shows was not their primary function they were cheaper than these new ones. I'm pretty sure this same group was running some gun and knife shows in South Carolina a while back (probably still is).

Here (http://www.gunshows-usa.com/ohio_gun_shows.htm)'s the latest (link included for all the particulars, I'm just pasting the text here):
2008
May 31-Jun1 Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds,G.W. Oates,440-986-5004

Jun 7-8 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Jun 15 Marion,. The Meeker Sportsman Club. www.meekersportsmanclub.com
Jun 21-22 Medina, Medina County Fairgrounds, Conrad & Dowdell Gun Shows
Jun 28-29 Walnut Creek Holmes County Expo, 300 tbls $35, Front Sight Promotions, LLC 740-667-0412

Jul 12-13 Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Ohio Gun Shows
Jul 19-20 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Jul 19-20 Marion,. The Meeker Sportsman Club. www.meekersportsmanclub.com

Aug 2-3 Dayton, Dayton Airport Expo Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Aug 9-10 Columbus, Franklyn Veterans Memorial  http://www.columbusgunshow.com/. 540-953-0016
Aug 16-17 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Aug 23-24 Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Ohio Gun Shows

Sep 6-7 Medina, Medina County Fairgrounds, Conrad & Dowdell Gun Shows
Sep 13-14 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Sep 13-14 Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004
Sep 13-14 Wilmington, Roberts Center, C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016
Sep 27-28 Cambridge Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center Chris Beebe, 330.806.1110

Oct 4-5 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman
Oct 11-12 Medina, Medina County Fairgrounds, Conrad & Dowdell Gun Shows
Oct 18-19 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Oct 25-26 Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Ohio Gun Shows
Oct 25-26 Columbus, Westland Mall, C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016

Nov 1-2 Wilmington, Roberts Center, C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016
Nov 15-16 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman
Nov 15-16 Medina, Medina County Fairgrounds, Conrad & Dowdell Gun Shows
Nov 22-23 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Nov 29-30 Columbus, Franklyn Veterans Memorial http://www.columbusgunshow.com/ 540-953-0016

Dec 13-14 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman
Dec 13-14 Medina, Medina County Fairgrounds, Conrad & Dowdell Gun Shows
Dec 27-28 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman

2009
Jan 2-4 Columbus, Franklyn Veterans Memorial C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016
Jan 3-4  Dayton, Dayton Airport Expo Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Jan 17-18 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Jan 24-25  Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Jan 31-Feb 1 Dayton, Dayton Airport Expo Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Feb 7-8 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Feb 21-22 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Mar 14-15 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Mar 21-22 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Apr 4-5 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Apr 18-19 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

May 30-31 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Jun 13-14 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Jul 18-19 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Aug 1-2 Dayton, Dayton Airport Expo Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Aug 15-16 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Sep 12-13 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Oct 10-11 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Oct 17-18 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Nov 14-15 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Nov 21-22 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Dec 12-13 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Dec 19-20 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: armedanddangerous on July 15, 2008, 08:04:13 pm
How about shows in the charleston west virginia area? I need 5.56 in bulk that is affordable and isnt made by WOLF :laugh:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on July 15, 2008, 08:43:56 pm
Armedanddangerous, I used to just go to  www.ammoman.com  and take whatever they had. He is a very good and reliable ammo dealer.  I guess none of us like buying ammo in such a traceable way, but "THEY" already know who we are, where we are and that we don't like'em.  That's really all there is to consider.  Ammoman has as good a selection as any I've seen and the price is comperable to buying in bulk at a show now as high as everything has gotten to be.

Good luck.  Hope I've been helpful to you or someone. It's just that the "ship has already sailed" on good low priced ammo.

                                  RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: armedanddangerous on July 15, 2008, 09:24:06 pm
Andy? is that you? :laugh:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Roy J. Tellason on July 26, 2008, 11:03:41 am
From: "Mark Crowley" <mark.d.crowley@att.net>
  To: Discussion@lppa.org, "PALibernet" <PALibernet@yahoogroups.com>, PghLibertarians@yahoogroups.com
  Date: Monday 05:38:32 pm

Here is the 2008 Pennsylvania firearms event update for August.  Whenever arranging a booth or an OPH table to
engage in any political activity, please contact the event sponsor for their rules and guidelines.  It never hurts to
confirm the event as listed, as I occasionally make transcription mistakes and I don't check all the URLs/emails.

Forward to me appropriate event information and I'll add it to this list.

Mark

PS -- When the LPPA discussion group finally closes, this list will find a home on the LPPA Forum Event listing.  In fact,
it's there now.

========================================================

Firearm Events for Pennsylvania - 2008 August Update


July 26-27, 2008 - Kutztown, PA  (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Fairgrounds Belzner Hall
Commonwealth Target
570-640-0144
http://www.comtgt.info

August 3, 2008 - Somerset, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Ramada Inn (Turnpike Exit)
Lew Crammer
814-445-7189

August 8, 2008 - Greensburg, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Ferrate's Lakeview Lounge
Barb Bardwell
724-863-7495

August 9-10, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 15, 2008 - State College, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Ramada Inn
Steve Kutz
814-359-0032  steve.kutz(at)verizon.net

August 16-17, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, PA Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

August 16-17, 2008 -- Bradford, PA (McKean County)
Gun Show, Masonic Center
Bradford Gun Show
814-225-4435

August 16-17, 2008 -- Brookville, PA (Jefferson County)
Gun Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Antique Firearms & Indian Artifacts
814-849-0077

August 22, 2008 - Johnstown, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Christ the Savior Hall
George Evanisko
814-539-2158

August 29-31, 2008 - Allentown, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn Conference Center
Eagle Arms Productions
610-398-2650

August 30-31, 2008 -- Washington, PA
Gun Show, Washington County Fair Grounds
A.R.H Sport Shop
724-948-3571  arhsportshop(at)yahoo.com
http://www.arhsportshop.com

September 6-7, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

September 11, 2008 - Butler, PA (N of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Days Inn
Terry Beer
724- 272-1671  tbeer(at)zoominternet.net

September 13, 2008 - Imperial, PA (W of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Days Inn
Bill Thomas
724-695-0581

September 13-14, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

September 13-14, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 18, 2008 - Monongahela, PA (SE of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Valley Inn Social Hall
Laraine Grcich
724-379-4487  lagrcich(at)comcast.net

September 19-21, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com

September 20, 2008 - Kennet Square, PA (N of Wilmington, DE)
Friends of the NRA Event, Red Clay Room
Larry Bickings
610-274-2049  larrybickings(at)comcast.net

September 20-21, 2008 -- Scranton, PA
Gun Show, Days Inn
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

September 21, 2008 - Mechanicsburg, PA (SE of Harrisburg)
Friends of the NRA Event, Mechanicsburg Sports Assoc.
Kory Enck
717-689-3200  kenck(at)nrahq.org

September 25, 2008 - Indiana, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Novacel Center
Terri Plyler
724-397-5530 trck(at)localnet.com

September 25, 2008 - Mansfield, PA (Tioga County)
Friends of the NRA Event, Mansfield Hose Company
Jon Banik
570-724-5968

September 25, 2008 - Indiana, PA
Friends of the NRA Event, Novacel Center
Terri Plyler
724-397-2249  1002(at)yahoo.com

September 27, 2008 - Shippensville, PA (Clarion County)
Friends of the NRA Event, Traditions Banquet Center
Dan & Julie Kahale
814-797-2235  jkahle(at)windstream.net

September 27, 2008 - Breezwood, PA (Bedford County)
Friends of the NRA Event, Breezwood Fire Hall
Larry Harclerode
814-847-2838   harclerode(at)yellowbananas.com

September 28, 2008 - North Huntingdon, PA (E of Pittsburgh)
Friends of the NRA Event, Stratigo's Carering Center
Dale Emerick
412-580-1642  dale_emerick(at)agilent.com

October 4-5, 2008 -- Carlisle, PA
Gun Show, Carlisle Expo Center
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

October 25-26, 2008 -- York, PA
Gun Show, York Fairgrounds
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-2470  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 1-2, 2008-- Gilbertsville, PA ( near Valley Forge)
Gun Show, Gilbertsville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 8-9, 2008  - Hamburg, PA (W of Allentown)
Gun Show, Hamburg Field House
PA Antique Gun Collectors Assoc.
215-628-4170
http://www.pagca.com/

November 8-9, 2008 -- Philadelphia, PA
Gun Show, Army National Guard
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 15-16, 2008 - Greencastle, PA (N of Hagerstown, MD)
Gun Show, Mason-Dixon Auto Auction
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 15-16, 2008 -- Greensburg, PA (Westmoreland County)
Gun Show, Westmoreland Mall Annex
PA Gun Collectors Association
412-531-5087  admin(at)pgca.us
http://www.pgca.us/

November 22-23, 2008 -- Leesport, PA (N of Reading)
Gun Show, Leesport Farmers Market
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

November 29-30, 2008 -- Schnecksville, PA (near Allentown)
Gun Show, Schnecksville Fire Co.
Appalachian Promotions
717-697-3088  AppPromotions(at)aol.com
http://www.appalachianpromotions.com

December 13-14, 2008 -- Harrisburg, PA
Gun Show, Farm Show Complex
Mid-Atlantic Arms Collectors
570-679-2250  800-679-2250  maacpsse(at)echos.net
http://www.maacpsse.com/maac.html

December 19-21, 2008 - King of Prussia, PA (near Philadelphia)
Gun Show, Valley Forge Convention Center
Valley Forge Gun Collectors
610-975-0877  www.valleyforgegunshow.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on August 17, 2008, 05:17:49 pm


Great Great show in Asheville this weekend, there were some rifles available that I'd never before seen at a show including a semi auto RPK with bipod for 420 dollars.

Basically a AK with a 8 inch longer barrel, that would have been a blast to strap a 100 rd drum to and turn money into noise... :laugh:

Next show is in September at the Asheville Civic Center.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on September 29, 2008, 10:30:48 am
Next show is 11/1-11/2 at the Asheville Civic Center.Kinda Ironic,Rt before the election. Ought 7. :ph34r:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: pipedreams308 on November 05, 2008, 03:34:38 pm
Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show  November 8 & 9, 2008

The Wanenmacher show is the largest in the world.


http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/frames.html
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on November 07, 2008, 07:37:20 pm
Hmmm.... just as I'm starting to feel vulnerable on primers, powder and 7.62x39 throwaway, this thread prompts me to look at the western gun show calendar ... *voilà* ... tomorrow!

Here's the rest:

Nov 8-9       Monroe, WA       Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Nov 8-9       San Francisco, CA       Cow Palace
Nov 8-9       Boise, ID       Fairgrounds
Nov 8-9       Redmond, OR       Deschutes Co. Fairgrounds
Nov 15-16       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center, Claude Hall Show
Nov 15-16       Phoenix, AZ       Arizona State Fairgrounds Ter-Mark
Nov 15-16       Glendale, CA       Glendale Civic Auditorium
Nov 15-16       Salem, OR       Oregon State Fairgrounds
Nov 15-16       Yakima, WA       Convention Center
Nov 15-16       Denver, CO       Holiday Inn AuroraT
Nov 21-23       Reno, NV       Reno Hilton Grand Sierra Resort BIG SHOW
Nov 21-23       Portland, OR       Expo Center
Nov 22-23       Salt Lake City, UT       Salt Lake City South Town Expo
Nov 22-23       Bakersfield, CA       Kern County Fairgrounds
Nov 28-30       Billings, MT       Holiday Inn
Nov 29-30       Costa Mesa, CA       Orange County Fairgrounds
Nov 29-30       Las Vegas, NV       SANTA FE STATION--NEW SHOW--

 
Shows in December, 2008
Dates       City, State       Location
Dec 5-7       Hamilton, MT       Fairgrounds
Dec 5-7       Phoenix, AZ       Arizona State Fairgrounds 3 Day W/SAR Show
Dec 6-7       Vallejo, CA       Fairgrounds
Dec 6-7       Monroe, WA       Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Dec 6-7       Klamath Falls, OR       Klamath Co. Fairgrounds
Dec 6-7       Fresno, CA       Fresno County Fairgrounds
Dec 12-14       Bozeman, MT       Fairgrounds
Dec 13-14       Puyallup, WA       Western Washington Fairgrounds
Dec 13-14       Central Point, OR       Jackson Co. Fairgrounds
Dec 13-14       Spokane, WA       Spokane Co. Expo Center
Dec 13-14       Paso Robles, CA       Mid-State Fairgrounds
Dec 13-14       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center Crossroads of the West
Dec 19-21       Portland, OR       Expo Center
Dec 20-21       Tucson, AZ       Expo Center
Dec 20-21       Del Mar, CA       Del Mar/ San Diego Fairgrounds
Dec 27-28       Vancouver, WA       Farigrounds

 
Shows in January, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Jan 3-4       Denver, CO       Holiday Inn Aurora
Jan 3-4       Mesa, AZ       Centennial Hall Convention Center
Jan 3-4       Ontario, CA       Convention Center Crossroads
Jan 3-4       Sacramento, CA       Cal Expo
Jan 10-11       Salt Lake City, UT       Salt Lake City South Town Expo
Jan 10-11       Tucson, AZ       Pima County Fairgrounds Crossroads
Jan 10-11       Ventura, CA       Seaside Park Ventura County Fairgrounds
Jan 17-18       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center, Crossroads of the West
Jan 17-18       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center, Claude Hall Show
Jan 17-18       San Francisco, CA       Cow Palace
Jan 24-25       Costa Mesa, CA       Orange County Fairgrounds
Jan 24-25       Tucson, AZ       Tucson Convention Center

 
Shows in February, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Feb 7-8       Del Mar, CA       Del Mar/ San Diego Fairgrounds
Feb 14-15       St. George, UT       Dixie Center
Feb 21-22       Phoenix, AZ       Arizona State Fairgrounds Crossroads
Feb 28 - Mar 1       San Francisco, CA       Cow Palace
Feb 28 - Mar 1       Mesa, AZ       Centennial Hall Convention Center
Feb 28 - Mar 1       Ventura, CA       Seaside Park Ventura County Fairgrounds

 
Shows in March, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Mar 7-8       Glendale, CA       Glendale Civic Auditorium
Mar 7-8       Denver, CO       Holiday Inn AuroraT
Mar 7-8       Tucson, AZ       Pima County Fairgrounds
Mar 7-8       Sacramento, CA       Cal Expo
Mar 14-15       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center Crossroads of the West
Mar 14-15       Tucson, AZ       Expo Center
Mar 21-22       Del Mar, CA       Del Mar/ San Diego Fairgrounds
Mar 28-29       Costa Mesa, CA       Orange County Fairgrounds

 
Shows in April, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Apr 4-5       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center, Claude Hall Show
Apr 4-5       Reno, NV       Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Apr 19-20       Salt Lake City, UT       Salt Lake City South Town Expo
Apr 19-20       Reno, NV       Reno Hilton Grand Sierra Resort BIG SHOW
Apr 25-26       Phoenix, AZ       Arizona State Fairgrounds Crossroads

 
Shows in May, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
May 2-3       Tucson, AZ       Tucson Convention Center
May 2-3       San Francisco, CA       Cow Palace
May 16-17       Tucson, AZ       Pima County Fairgrounds Crossroads
May 16-17       Ontario, CA       Convention Center Crossroads
May 23-24       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Field, Claude Hall Show

 
Shows in June, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Jun 6-7       Costa Mesa, CA       Orange County Fairgrounds
Jun 6-7       Ventura, CA       Seaside Park Ventura County Fairgrounds
Jun 13-14       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center, Crossroads of the West
Jun 20-21       Grass Valley, CA       Warehouse Sale 13235 Grass Valley Ave
Jun 27-28       Mesa, AZ       Centennial Hall

 
Shows in July, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Jul 4-5       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Field, Claude Hall Show
Jul 11-12       Del Mar, CA       Del Mar/ San Diego Fairgrounds
Jul 11-12       Denver, CO       Holiday Inn Aurora
Jul 18-19       Phoenix, AZ       Arizona State Fairgrounds
Jul 25-26       Reno, NV       Convention Center

 
Shows in August, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Aug 1-2       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Center Crossroads of the West
Aug 8-9       Glendale, CA       Glendale Civic Auditorium
Aug 14-15       Reno, NV       Reno Hilton Grand Sierra Resort BIG SHOW
Aug 15-16       Costa Mesa, CA       Orange County Fairgrounds

 
Shows in September, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Sep 5-6       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Field, Claude Hall Show
Sep 12-13       Ventura, CA       Seaside Park Ventura County Fairgrounds
Sep 19-20       Tucson, AZ       Tucson Convention Center

 
Shows in October, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Oct 10-11       Tucson, AZ       Tucson Expo Center

 
Shows in November, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Nov 7-8       Ventura, CA       Seaside Park Ventura County Fairgrounds
Nov 14-15       Las Vegas, NV       Cashman Field, Claude Hall Show
Nov 21-22       Glendale, CA       Glendale Civic Auditorium

 
Shows in December, 2009
Dates       City, State       Location
Dec 19-20       Tucson, AZ       Tucson Expo Center

 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on November 08, 2008, 08:48:21 am
Enjoy them while you can folks.I believe they will now have a very short lifespan. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on December 12, 2008, 02:06:03 am
That's right 07.  Won't be much longer now.            RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: JJ on January 22, 2009, 03:27:52 pm
Folks,

  Not sure if this is a seperate topic... but it is a gun show...for those interested check out the 2009 Shot Show at:

http://www.gunshowreview.com/SHOT/

It's just a site I check as it has better photos and loads easier on my PC than others...

  Hope I'm not violating some rule I missed
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: iloilo on January 22, 2009, 03:59:26 pm
Anyone interested in sharing some FIJA 2A brochures at any of these gun shows, let us know, and we will get the brochures to you.
ff
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: padre29 on January 22, 2009, 05:43:13 pm

Firearms and knife show this Saturday and Sunday at the Asheville Civic Center...7.00 entrance fee

Good idea to bring things for barter.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 23, 2009, 05:31:30 pm
Weston County Sportsman's Club will hold their annual gun show on March 24 - 25 at the Senior Center in downtown Newcastle Wyoming. $3.00 at the door. Tables $30. each - reserve now. WESTON CO. SPORTSMAN'S CLUB POBox 861 Newcastle WY 82701

http://www.westoncountyshooting.com/  (the web site isn't kept up much, but we have a very active club with over 150 members.

This gun show is well attended and always has lots of good stuff available. You might even get a chance to meet Boston T. Party, and his books are always available. I'll be there, as will a bunch of the FSW folks. Come by and say howdy if you can. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Texasbound on March 11, 2009, 02:51:46 pm
Local Gun show this weekend in Silver City, NM    March14-15 at the Armory.  For more info, Call Don Darnell (575) 544-4937
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Texasbound on March 11, 2009, 02:52:57 pm
Mar 14-15 Denver (Aurora) Arapahoe Cty Fairgrounds, 25690 East Quincy Ave RK Shows (http://www.gunshows-usa.com/rkshows.htm) PO Box 334, Manchester, IA 52057. PH: 563-927-8176, 927-8310 or FAX: 563-927-8207 kehrli8@n-vonnect.net Visit www.gunshows-usa.com to receive a dollar off admission to this show!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: tex703 on April 23, 2009, 02:16:28 pm
FYI......There is a gun show this weekend (April 25&26) at Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, TX.  I'm going and getting there early.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Texasbound on April 23, 2009, 05:25:58 pm
May 2-3 Albuquerque Expo NM Fairgrounds. 350+ tables 8ft $55 Main room full, only bldg c aval. DSU Fri 12-7, Sat 9-5  Sun 9-4.  www.silverspurgunshows.com  806-253-1322

Should be a decent show... if you're in the area it would be worth stopping.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on May 01, 2009, 01:48:47 pm
Here's (http://www.gunshows-usa.com/ohio_gun_shows.htm) the latest in Ohio.
Quote

May 30 Vermillion, Commodores Place,  randallk00@fastmail.fm 440-320-8781
May 30-31 Cincinnati-Sharonville Convention Center Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net

Jun 6-7  Columbus, Westland Mall,    C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016  More Info   Also  Showmasters Gun Shows  540-951-1344
Jun 13-14 Columbus Modern and Antique Gun Show ,The Ohio Expo center & State  800 Avai. Tbls. $30, A:$6 Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3midwestshowproductions.com (614)323-9050
Jun 13-14 Dayton, Dayton Hara Arena Bill Goodman 502-538-6900 progun@gunshow.net
Jun 20-21 Mansfield OH, Richland Co. Fairgrounds, Chris Beebe, 330.806.1110
Jun 20-21 Wilmington, Roberts Center, 123 Gano Rd., 700+ tbls $60, A: $7 Fri 12-8 Sat 7-8:30 SH: Sat Sat 9-5 Sun 9-4  C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016 More info Also Showmasters Gun Shows  540-951-1344
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on August 11, 2009, 12:01:10 pm
Greensboro, NC, Aug. 29, 30, 2009 http://www.greensborogunshow.com/

Winston Salem, NC  Sept. 19, 20 2009 http://www.cegunshows.com/ShowInformation/WinstonSalemNC/tabid/83/Default.aspx

Raleigh, NC, Nov. 21, 22, 2009 http://www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com/raleigh.html

Jeff

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: RagnarDanneskjold on December 08, 2009, 06:00:29 pm
The rest of this month and next year in Ohio - http://www.gunshows-usa.com/ohio_gun_shows.htm
Edited for the updated list as of 01/16/09
2010
Jan 2-3 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Jan 2-3 Niles-Warren, OH, Eastwood Mall Expo, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Jan 9-10 Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds, St. Rt. 18, 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004
Jan 16-17 Belpre, Belpre Shrine Club, Benefit Show Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412

Jan 16-17 Wilmington, Roberts Centre 500 8' tbls $60 C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016 Also Showmasters Gun Shows  540-951-1344
Jan 17 Marion, Meeker Sportsman Club, 1658 Agosta Meeker Rd N, Free spaces, Free admission, 9am - 2pm www.meekersportsmanclub.com 740-361-7281 meekerclub@meekersportsmanclub.com
Jan 23-24 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Jan 23-24 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Jan 23-24 Hilliard, Franklyn County Fairgrounds, A:$5, Tbles $50, 614-523-7767. Sat9-5, Sun 9-3. WWW.OPS-SHOWS.COM
Jan 30-31 Akron Summit County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4257, www.ohiogunshows.com
Jan 30-31 Marietta, Comfort Inn, MAP Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412

Jan 30-31 Springfield, Clark County Fairgrounds, A:$5, Tbles $50, 614-523-7767. Sat9-5, Sun 9-3. WWW.OPS-SHOWS.COM


Feb 2 Marion, Meeker Sportsman Club, 1658 Agosta Meeker Rd N, Free spaces, Free admission, 9am - 2pm www.meekersportsmanclub.com 740-361-7281 meekerclub@meekersportsmanclub.com
Feb 6-7 Cambridge, Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, 7033 Glenn Hwy, 125 8' tbls, $25, A:$4 Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3 heritagearms@gmail.com 330.806.1110 http://heritagegunshowsohio.com
Feb 6-7 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Feb 6-7 Niles-Warren, OH, Eastwood Mall Expo, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Feb 13-14 Columbus, Location TBA based on availability WWW.OPS-SHOWS.COM
Feb 20-21 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Feb 20-21 Chillicothe, Ross County Fairgrounds, 344 Fairgrounds Road, Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412

Feb 20-21 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Feb 20-21 Mansfield, Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Rd 150 8' tbls $25 A:$4 Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3 heritagearms@gmail.com 330.806.1110 http://heritagegunshowsohio.com
Feb 27-28 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Feb 27-28 Dalton, Buckeye Expo, 624 Henry St., 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Feb 27-28 Hilliard, Franklyn County Fairgrounds, A:$5, Tbles $50, 614-523-7767. Sat9-5, Sun 9-3. WWW.OPS-SHOWS.COM
Feb 27-28 OH Veto, Dunhan Township Fire Dept BENIFIT SHOW Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412


Mar 6-7 Garfield Heights, OH, Cuyahoga Convention Center, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Mar 6-7 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Mar 13-14 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Mar 13-14 Marietta, Comfort Inn, MAP Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412

Mar 20-21 Circleville, Pickaway County Fairgrounds, A:$5, Tbles $50, 614-523-7767. Sat9-5, Sun 9-3. WWW.OPS-SHOWS.COM
Mar 20-21 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Mar 21 Marion, Meeker Sportsman Club, 1658 Agosta Meeker Rd N, Free spaces, Free admission, 9am - 2pm www.meekersportsmanclub.com 740-361-7281 meekerclub@meekersportsmanclub.com
Mar 27-28 Norwalk, Huron County Fairgrounds,940 Fair Rd. 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004
Mar 27-28  Akron Summit County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4257, www.ohiogunshows.com
Mar 27-28  Columbus ,The Ohio Expo center & State  800 Avai. Tbls. $40, A:$6 Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3 midwestshowproductions.com (614)323-9050
Mar 27-28 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net

Apr 3-4 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Apr 10-11 Gallipolis, Holiday Inn, 577 St. Rt. 7 N, MAP Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412

Apr 10-11 Niles-Warren, OH, Eastwood Mall Expo, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Apr 17-18 Chillicothe, Ross County Fairgrounds, 344 Fairgrounds Road, Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412

Apr 17-18 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Apr 18 Marion, Meeker Sportsman Club, 1658 Agosta Meeker Rd N, Free spaces, Free admission, 9am - 2pm www.meekersportsmanclub.com 740-361-7281 meekerclub@meekersportsmanclub.com
Apr 24-25 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Apr 24-25 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com

May 1-2 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
May 1-2 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
May 8-9 Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds, St. Rt. 18, 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004
May 15-16 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
May 15-16 New Phiadelphia, New Towne Mall, Front Sight Promotions, LLC OhioGunShows.net 740-667-0412


Jun 12-13 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Jun 26-27 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net

Jul 10-11 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Jul 10-11 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Jul 17-18 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net

Aug 7-8 Columbus, FCVM C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016 More Info Also Showmasters Gun Shows  540-951-1344
Aug 7-8 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Aug 21-22 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Aug 21-22 Wilmington, Roberts Centre 500 8' tbls $60 C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016 Also Showmasters Gun Shows  540-951-1344
 
Sep 4-5 Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds, St. Rt. 18, 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004
Sep 11-12 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Sep 25-26 Akron Summit County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4257, www.ohiogunshows.com

Oct 2-3 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Oct 2-3 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Oct 9-10 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Oct 9-10  Wilmington, Roberts Centre 500 8' tbls $60 C&E Gun Shows 540-953-0016 Also Showmasters Gun Shows  540-951-1344
Oct 23-24 Cleveland-Berea, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4247, www.ohiogunshows.com
Oct 30-31 Akron Summit County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4257, www.ohiogunshows.com
Oct 30-31 Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds, St. Rt. 18, 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004

Nov 6-7  Columbus ,The Ohio Expo center & State  800 Avai. Tbls. $40, A:$6 Sat 9-5 Sun 9-3 midwestshowproductions.com (614)323-9050
Nov 6-7 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Nov 13-14 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Nov 20-21 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Nov 20-21 Norwalk, Huron County Fairgrounds,940 Fair Rd. 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004

Dec 4-5 Lima, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Hwy  Sat 8-4 Sun 8-3 Tri-State Gun Collectors John Kimmel jkimmel@tristategunshow.org 419-647-0067 www.tristategunshow.org
Dec 11-12 Dayton, Hara Arena Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Dec 18-19 Akron Summit County Fairgrounds, 330-539-4257, www.ohiogunshows.com
Dec 18-19 Cincinnati, Sharonville Civic Center, Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Shows 502-538-6900 gunshow.net
Dec 18-19  Wellington, Lorain County Fairgrounds, St. Rt. 18, 100+ Tbls $35.00, 3+ or $30.00 A: $4, 12 & under free,, SH: Sat. 9-4-Sun. 9-3, Bill-Mar Promotions, 440-986-5004
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on December 08, 2009, 06:13:54 pm
Thanks Ragnar.  Hope everyone who can will get out to a show soon before they are gone for ever, at least gone from being out in the open anyway.  I can't stand long or walk very much well so I don't get to them much anymore, but do enjoy them when I do. 

                                    AllGood Wishes, RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on May 07, 2010, 01:55:29 am
Hi, everyone I'm one of the new members who just joined this morning (May 6th) and I recently went to my first Gun Show. It was the annual Kalamazoo Gun show and I definitely had a lot of fun. I was able to get a bow though I later found out it's a little to small for me, and I also got a really nice bowie knife. I also saw several rather nice guns including my favorite, the Mosin Nagant M91-30, several of which were less than $100 and all of them except for one that was the type used my Sovie Snipers during WWII, were less than $200. Gotta love surplus military guns. I would have bought one, but I didn't really have the money and my grandma(who is my legal guardian) would have thrown a fit, seeing as she really is a afraid of guns, though she has a pretty good reason for it. But still I've tried to show her she doesn't need to be afraid of them, but she just won't listen!  :BangHead: I've tried to convince her that guns aren't as bad as she thinks they are, but it nothing worked. I even used my favorite line for this sort of thing "A gun, is a tool, just like a hammer, or a screwdriver, it has a purpose, and it can be used for good or bad like any other tool. Yes it is made to injure or destroy living things, but out of that destruction can come good things. Like for example, you're literally starving, and you have a gun. You see a deer. If you know how to use the tool, you, are now no longer starving." And that still didn't work! The only thing left I can think of is to take her to a local shooting range and let her shoot a small handgun. Which reminds me. Do any of you, know where I can get a decent 9mm for relatively cheap. It doesn't have to be brand new, or "one of the best 9mm handguns ever" just decent, and simple to use, especially for a first timer. That's the only thing I can think of is to get her one (Or more supply her the money to buy one seeing as I am under 21 and thus can't buy a handgun.) and take her to shoot it. Show her what it's like and how fun it can be.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: gaurdduck on May 07, 2010, 03:29:24 am
Hi, everyone I'm one of the new members who just joined this morning (May 6th) and I recently went to my first Gun Show. It was the annual Kalamazoo Gun show and I definitely had a lot of fun. I was able to get a bow though I later found out it's a little to small for me, and I also got a really nice bowie knife. I also saw several rather nice guns including my favorite, the Mosin Nagant M91-30, several of which were less than $100 and all of them except for one that was the type used my Sovie Snipers during WWII, were less than $200. Gotta love surplus military guns. I would have bought one, but I didn't really have the money and my grandma(who is my legal guardian) would have thrown a fit, seeing as she really is a afraid of guns, though she has a pretty good reason for it. But still I've tried to show her she doesn't need to be afraid of them, but she just won't listen!  :BangHead: I've tried to convince her that guns aren't as bad as she thinks they are, but it nothing worked. I even used my favorite line for this sort of thing "A gun, is a tool, just like a hammer, or a screwdriver, it has a purpose, and it can be used for good or bad like any other tool. Yes it is made to injure or destroy living things, but out of that destruction can come good things. Like for example, you're literally starving, and you have a gun. You see a deer. If you know how to use the tool, you, are now no longer starving." And that still didn't work! The only thing left I can think of is to take her to a local shooting range and let her shoot a small handgun. Which reminds me. Do any of you, know where I can get a decent 9mm for relatively cheap. It doesn't have to be brand new, or "one of the best 9mm handguns ever" just decent, and simple to use, especially for a first timer. That's the only thing I can think of is to get her one (Or more supply her the money to buy one seeing as I am under 21 and thus can't buy a handgun.) and take her to shoot it. Show her what it's like and how fun it can be.

My Granma, with whom I also live, is afraid of black guns. Not revolvers, not my M91/30, not my Glenfield 50 shotgun, just things that "look military".
Doesn't matter if it's the same inside. I've been trying to convince her for 3 years that guns are just tools, and she finally agreed to learn to shoot.
Know why? She has to. We're moving to Montana, she is afraid of being eaten by the local fauna. She wants to live in the mountains, so to do that,
she needs to learn to shoot. When I get there I'll have to borrow a .22 or something and teach her. If I started her out on the shotgun she'd never
do it twice.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on June 20, 2010, 09:07:33 pm
Upcoming in North Carolina.

Aug 7-8  Raleigh, State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun Shows
Aug 21-22  Charlotte, Metrolina Expo Center, Dixie Gun Shows
Aug 28-29  Greensboro, Coliseum Events Center
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: gaurdduck on June 21, 2010, 01:48:53 am
Upcoming in North Carolina.

Aug 7-8  Raleigh, State Fairgrounds, Dixie Gun Shows
Aug 21-22  Charlotte, Metrolina Expo Center, Dixie Gun Shows
Aug 28-29  Greensboro, Coliseum Events Center


Any at the Crown Colosseum in Fayetteville?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on June 21, 2010, 05:31:53 am
Two weeks ago, June 5 & 6.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on August 04, 2010, 10:52:35 am
Raleigh Gun Show this weekend (http://www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com/raleigh.html)  Saturday/Sunday, Aug. 7-8, 2010 $1 off coupon link on the site!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: dubber308 on August 04, 2010, 05:39:35 pm
August 21 and 22 in Libby, Montana. The promoter is having this on the weekend of the local car show, so there is no lodging available in the area.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Bennie on August 15, 2010, 05:04:58 am
http://www.texasgunshows.com/

Went to this on Saturday and purchased nothing. I had never been to one of these things. My old navy buddy, who goes frequently, said this was a large one. It seemed large to me. The prices were high I think.

There were lots of everything including tons of ammo. There were giant supplies of everything under the sun and I didn't know what some of the stuff was.

I had hoped to buy another shotgun (not at those prices) and perhaps another winchester 30-30 (now I think I'll sell my 30-30 which should fetch a good price in it's excellent condition and get 2 of something else for the price).
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on August 15, 2010, 09:26:50 am
Bennie,

gun shows are generally high priced.  I go because it's a great way to see a multitude of weapon and put hands on some stuff you may otherwise never get a chance to.  I go, I look, I ask questions, I make mental notes and then I go back home and look online, using what I've learned, find a good price on what I want, and have it shipped to an FFL close by.  Oh yeah, I usually pick up a brick of .22 or something else fairly reasonably priced.  Every once in a while you may actually run across a good deal on a weapon, but I never really expect to.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Bennie on August 16, 2010, 03:48:11 am
LaughingBear

Yeah, it was a learning experience. I saw weapons I had only seen in magazines or pictures posted on this forum. I listened to conversations and some of them were kind of funny----old guy in his 80's looking at knives got a tear in his eye and said, "My daddy used to carry one of them," to which somebody replied, "that's some memory you got there old man!", and of course everybody hooted and laughed. There were so many people there (99% men), and it was crowded. I saw guys pull out rolls of hundreds and count out thousands of $$$ for a pistol I can't imagine why they would want but mine is not to reason why. A few cops were there in uniform, and I was surprised at their laid back attitude and enjoyment of pleasant conversation with the patrons who were from every walk of life. I came close (just because) to picking up a couple of pretty clean Mosin-Nagant 91/30 for $99 each but I really did not want them. Like I said, I had never been before. Everybody there seemed to be decent people who were happy being in the scene. It was fun.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Pballer3223 on March 25, 2011, 09:43:47 pm
There's a gun show in East Peoria Illinois tomorow and Sunday from 9-5.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: JerryCanMan on April 02, 2011, 11:54:43 pm
I love the gun show. I go even when I don't want to buy anything. Did I mention I love the gun show?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on April 04, 2011, 05:38:28 am
Going to a show here in Grand Rapids in a couple of weeks.  I'll bring my cash with me just in case a nice 30-06 catches my eye...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on April 04, 2011, 09:34:23 am
Going to a show here in Grand Rapids in a couple of weeks.  I'll bring my cash with me just in case a nice 30-06 catches my eye...
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Do you mean the one in Grand Rapids, MI? Because I might be going to that one with my uncle, either that one or the one in Lansing...if you don't want to say in the public part of the forum, just shoot me a pm.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: gaurdduck on April 11, 2011, 02:18:35 am
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Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on August 04, 2011, 09:11:31 pm
Raleigh, NC. August 6-7 (http://dixiegunandknifeshow.com/pages/Raleigh-Show.html)

Fayetville, NC. August 6-7 (http://www.cegunshows.com/ShowInformation/FayettevilleNC/tabid/71/Default.aspx)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Basil Fishbone on August 04, 2011, 10:53:58 pm
I'll bump this Montana gun show schedule for newbies.

http://www.wcsofmt.com/schedule.cfm
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 05, 2011, 06:45:09 am
Our gun show season is just starting too. First one in this area is always in Upton, a tiny little town about 20 miles northwest of here. They put on one heck of a nice show, with vendors from all over. I bought my very first carry gun there five years ago. Aug. 27 and 28 - if you happen to be in the area. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on August 15, 2011, 05:54:05 am
Greensboro NC, Aug. 27, Aug. 28 (http://greensborogunshow.com/)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: dubber308 on August 15, 2011, 07:58:15 am
Gun show in Libby, MT on August 20 and 21. There is also a car show on the 20th so parking and motel rooms are hard to come by.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MommaHen on August 15, 2011, 01:13:20 pm
Gun show at the county fairgrounds here...what appears to be every two weeks?

Have to be a member to buy a gun. The member stipulations and cost are just silly to me.
Most prices are high, but some vendors have random survival gear they will deal on just to get it off their table (med supplies, tools, books etc).

I did get some 7.62x54R in a spam can. Paid what I would for it online, but with no shipping and a cash exchange. Not that I could afford to buy it, but I didnt want to pass it up. :D
Also got some sutures, I intend to practice on a meat bird before butchering next month.

**MH
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 16, 2011, 09:13:53 am
Also got some sutures, I intend to practice on a meat bird before butchering next month.

"Before" butchering? Isn't that cruelty to animals?  :rolleyes:

This is how we started when I learned:

First practice the surgical knots on plain cloth with ordinary fine thread, using the surgical tools. Get good at it first that way.

Then cut out some different thicknesses of plastic. Match two pieces of the same thickness and practice your sutures.

Then layer several different thicknesses in two matched piles. Staple or glue the outer edges together and then, starting with the lowest layers, suture them together in matched pairs.

A good book on surgical technique might be another helpful purchase.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MommaHen on August 16, 2011, 11:32:10 am
Also got some sutures, I intend to practice on a meat bird before butchering next month.

"Before" butchering? Isn't that cruelty to animals?  :rolleyes:

This is how we started when I learned:

First practice the surgical knots on plain cloth with ordinary fine thread, using the surgical tools. Get good at it first that way.

Then cut out some different thicknesses of plastic. Match two pieces of the same thickness and practice your sutures.

Then layer several different thicknesses in two matched piles. Staple or glue the outer edges together and then, starting with the lowest layers, suture them together in matched pairs.

A good book on surgical technique might be another helpful purchase.

Ahaha typo fail. My fingers moving faster than my brain perhaps.
I will practice AFTER butchering the meat birds. :D
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on August 16, 2011, 09:24:28 pm
High Caliber Gun and Knife Shows

This is only one company [in the Houston area] that puts on gun shows in Texas.
I will see if I can get some of the others up as well.

The Linky is HERE. (http://www.texasgunshows.com/)

From the website:
      Conroe, TX
      Lone Star Convention Center
      August  13 - 14  <==  notice date ===
      Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4
      Adults $7 - under 12 Free
      (936) 538-8000
 
      Free Parking

      Upcoming Show Schedule
      City           Show Dates
      Conroe    August  13 - 14
      Pasadena    August  27 - 28
      Houston    September  3 - 4
      Houston    September  17 - 18
      Conroe    September  24 - 25
      Pasadena    October  8 - 9
      Houston    October  15 - 16
      Conroe    November  12 - 13
      Pasadena    November  19 - 20
      Houston    December  3 - 4
      Pasadena    December  17 - 18

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lone Star Gun Shows
[up in the North East section of Texas east of Dallas]

Linky is HERE. (http://www.lonestargunshow.com/)



Beaumont, TX
Beaumont Civic Center
September 10 - 11, 2011
Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4
Adults $7 - under 12 Free

Free Parking


Upcoming Show Schedule
City               Show Dates
Belton      September 24 - 25, 2011
Ft. Worth      October 01 - 2, 2011
Tyler              October 29 - 30, 2011
Ft. Worth      November 12 - 13, 2011
Beaumont      November 19 - 20, 2011
Tyler              December 10 - 11, 2011
Ft. Worth      December 17 - 18, 2011

More when I get it.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: drdexter33 on August 18, 2011, 08:44:36 am
nice info.

thanks!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MeyerLemon on December 16, 2011, 05:39:28 pm
Any thoughts on the "Crossroads of the West" gun shows? There is one near-ish me in Southern California next year and I might attend. Are any of these shows good for "first time" gun purchasers, or would I do better elsewhere?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mr. Dare on December 16, 2011, 05:55:33 pm
   In general I think gun shows are best for people who have some experience to aid them in the fast paced market of a gun show. Yes there are good deals to be had, but there are some lemons kicking around as well and the buyer had better have some idea what they are looking at to avoid overpriced goods and duds. The real newbie will benefit from the good advice and services of a reputable local seller who values his/her reputation. I'm not saying fraud is rampant at gun shows, you just need to be able to spot it when it occurs or you will likely have little or no recourse if they get taken. Most sellers are good. If you have a "short list" of potential buys, then do a bit of research on those items so you know a good buy when you see it and try your luck at the show! Just stay focused don't let anyone pressure you into a sale. The good stuff will sell on it's own merits, if someone seems anxious for you to buy that would be a sign you need to walk away.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Bear on December 16, 2011, 05:59:12 pm
You know you're living in the West when someone suggests
going to a gun show to do some Christmas shopping. You
know you are definitely living in the West when you go to
a gun show to go Christmas shopping for your wife.

Bear
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on December 16, 2011, 06:42:30 pm
You know you're living in the West when someone suggests
going to a gun show to do some Christmas shopping. You
know you are definitely living in the West when you go to
a gun show to go Christmas shopping for your wife.

Bear


And that you have become a "westerner" when you wait for the gun shows to buy your presents to yourself.

Now if there was just one closer to me ...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 17, 2011, 07:40:40 am
Don't know about the shows where you folks are, but I've nearly stopped going to them here. Most guns are being sold by dealers, and the few private sales are pretty high priced and usually beat up old things. "Gun" shows are getting to be more and more like any flea market, filled with crafts and junk being promoted as "antiques." I don't have anything against them selling whatever they want, of course, but I go to handle and look at guns - not jars of honey or dried up western holsters and boxes of ancient ammo at high "antique" or "collectible" prices. Oh, there's a deal every once in a while, but it's usually very disappointing, and not worth the long drive or admission price.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on December 17, 2011, 06:21:30 pm
Don't know about the shows where you folks are, but I've nearly stopped going to them here. Most guns are being sold by dealers, and the few private sales are pretty high priced and usually beat up old things. "Gun" shows are getting to be more and more like any flea market, filled with crafts and junk being promoted as "antiques." I don't have anything against them selling whatever they want, of course, but I go to handle and look at guns - not jars of honey or dried up western holsters and boxes of ancient ammo at high "antique" or "collectible" prices. Oh, there's a deal every once in a while, but it's usually very disappointing, and not worth the long drive or admission price.

Yep.

That and being as poor as a church mouse kind of makes it hard to be excited about most of the overpriced stuff they have for sale.

Then since I can barely afford the travel and entrance fees ... why was it I came here?
If I don't have any money to spend I don't go. It keeps me from being depressed by leaving with nothing.

YMMV
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Gypsy on December 26, 2011, 04:56:39 pm
Exactly ML.  :angry:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mountain Prepper on December 26, 2011, 06:46:53 pm
Don't know about the shows where you folks are, but I've nearly stopped going to them here. Most guns are being sold by dealers, and the few private sales are pretty high priced and usually beat up old things. "Gun" shows are getting to be more and more like any flea market, filled with crafts and junk being promoted as "antiques." I don't have anything against them selling whatever they want, of course, but I go to handle and look at guns - not jars of honey or dried up western holsters and boxes of ancient ammo at high "antique" or "collectible" prices. Oh, there's a deal every once in a while, but it's usually very disappointing, and not worth the long drive or admission price.

I quit buying from “private people” because the average seller of a gun (gun show or not) has no clue how much it is worth and almost without question wants more than you would pay for new in the box... Some of the prices folks want for some old beat up POS is downright delusional.

I know everyone is squeamish about “dealer forms” but I am on so many “bad lists” I don’t care, I was a licensed FFL holder and dealer for years along with type/class 6 and in business with a type/class 3 a few forms a year now don’t equate to anything added to what I already carry...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MeyerLemon on December 31, 2011, 02:35:27 am
Interesting! I will be taking my Uncle with me, since he is not only experienced with the guns themselves but has worked at a range as an instructor (CCW classes and police/fire training) so knows value and suitability of weapon to person (size, etc). That actually IS my Xmas present from my Aunt and Uncle :) training and a gun to go with it.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 31, 2011, 06:11:12 am
Interesting! I will be taking my Uncle with me, since he is not only experienced with the guns themselves but has worked at a range as an instructor (CCW classes and police/fire training) so knows value and suitability of weapon to person (size, etc). That actually IS my Xmas present from my Aunt and Uncle :) training and a gun to go with it.

Excellent!!! Just be sure to get the gun that actually fits your hand and feels "right" when you hold it. Don't let anyone tell you different. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 04, 2012, 03:42:28 pm
Is it just here or are "gun shows" getting more and more like common flea markets? The last one I went to in Gillette was a farce. Almost no guns at all, just a bunch of junk and various things like honey, jewelry and "art" stuff. One whole section was given to cosmetics and junk like Tupperware, for pity sake. Even so, the room was half empty and there were very few people there. I didn't see much going out the door either. Not sure I'll bother driving the 80 miles - one way - to get there next time. sigh
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rarick on December 05, 2012, 06:45:50 am
Yeah the stock has been getting bought up. Crossroads of the west is thru 'vegas on an almost monthly basis and has some good regular vendors.  It is the strangers and newbies I see that I am careful about, and there are a lot of them lately.  People keep on picking up weapons plainly labelled "Ask Permission first" too, irritating for the discourtesy.  I understand why so many weapons have the "Full table cable" on them.........
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 05, 2012, 07:16:04 am
I understand why so many weapons have the "Full table cable" on them.........

Yeah, I "understand" it, but I won't even try to handle guns all tangled in metal spaghetti that way.  I won't buy from a dealer in any case, so the lack of private sale guns and stuff seriously limits my interest in the whole shebang.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: StillaGhost on December 05, 2012, 11:09:20 am
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Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mountain Prepper on December 05, 2012, 12:16:21 pm
Is it just here or are "gun shows" getting more and more like common flea markets? The last one I went to in Gillette was a farce. Almost no guns at all, just a bunch of junk and various things like honey, jewelry and "art" stuff. One whole section was given to cosmetics and junk like Tupperware, for pity sake. Even so, the room was half empty and there were very few people there. I didn't see much going out the door either. Not sure I'll bother driving the 80 miles - one way - to get there next time. sigh

The disintegration of the gun shows is nation wide, and simply a reflection of the changes in the market.

Several things have changed:

GunBroker (looking for "just the right gun" nationwide you can find it from rare to "stocking stuffer")

General Internet Sales - this is changing the local dealers also

The sad encroachment of "political correctness" at the gun shows, this has removed some of the "entertainment value" for many

Changes in the laws, making face to face difficult or not even worth the admission price

Squeezing the dealers, many shows have become restrictive on content (political correctness) and excessively expensive for table space, shows like the Houston GCC show (very big), for example, have consolidated the vendors and customers, why spend that money at a small show when a big show with many customers cost the same...

The slow change in the firearms market, and the last one, gun owners themselves and the lack of proportional growth in interest in firearms in the general public...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 05, 2012, 01:05:50 pm
I'd agree with all but the last one, MP... seems to me the interest is growing nicely. At least it is here out west.

The fact is that fewer and fewer of us are willing to SELL guns privately, which necessarily drys up the supply. I've had more offers than I can count for the .45, but will hang onto it as long as I can. Almost everyone I know feels the same way. We BUY guns... not sell them, and most of us won't buy from a dealer anywhere, at any price.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mountain Prepper on December 05, 2012, 04:27:05 pm
I'd agree with all but the last one, MP... seems to me the interest is growing nicely. At least it is here out west.

The fact is that fewer and fewer of us are willing to SELL guns privately, which necessarily drys up the supply. I've had more offers than I can count for the .45, but will hang onto it as long as I can. Almost everyone I know feels the same way. We BUY guns... not sell them, and most of us won't buy from a dealer anywhere, at any price.

If you live in the south or the west the last one may not apply, as you well noted.

In the more statist areas there is a change brewing from the younger (and likely more indoctrinated) it seems to be polarizing with a "Ron Paul" youth (only using that RP label to denote a faction) and the "cowboy" culture vs. "hipsters" and man-ginas.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on December 31, 2012, 08:14:31 am
There is one near me this coming weekend that I'm going to check out.  If the recent crowds at the local gun shops are any indication, I imagine it will be packed.  Will be on the lookout for reloading supplies (brass in particular).
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mountain Prepper on December 31, 2012, 01:22:55 pm
There is one near me this coming weekend that I'm going to check out.  If the recent crowds at the local gun shops are any indication, I imagine it will be packed.  Will be on the lookout for reloading supplies (brass in particular).

Currently in Colorado the Governor has deliberately blocked off the instant check and it is now not working and two weeks behind... gun control mangina asshole.

Gun shows are, at least in Colorado shut down for firearms.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on December 31, 2012, 05:41:11 pm
Currently in Colorado the Governor has deliberately blocked off the instant check and it is now not working and two weeks behind... gun control mangina asshole.

Gun shows are, at least in Colorado shut down for firearms.

 :angry4: :angry4:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Mountain Prepper on December 31, 2012, 07:34:58 pm
Currently in Colorado the Governor has deliberately blocked off the instant check and it is now not working and two weeks behind... gun control mangina asshole.

Gun shows are, at least in Colorado shut down for firearms.

 :angry4: :angry4:

I agree, John Hickenlooper, a Democrat is a perfect example of why we hate the pussy manginas from that rotten piss-hole the "People's Republic of Denver" John Hickenlooper has in effect created a state-wide gun ban by deliberately locking-up the background check.

Several gun shops are now making a weekly run into neighboring states to friendly gun dealers to make the transfers out of state - just to not have sales lock up so bad.

My local shop had over 20 customers go all the way into Texas to buy rifles!

And it is in the middle of hunting season!

Fuck John Hickenlooper!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MeyerLemon on January 27, 2013, 12:52:05 am
We did the morning rounds at the "Crossroads of the West" show in Costa Mesa this morning. What a line!! But we got in pretty quickly, did a quick tour of the floor (we were on a mission....a mission to find a complete AR in 5.56!)

We found two, in fact, both at around $2000. Nice, Smith & Wesson M&P, 5.56, gas, telescoping stock, rails, everything I wanted. I fully knew this was really like an $800 rifle, but when you want it, you want it...so we took another lap to make sure there wasn't anything else, and there were some kits that people had put together, and lots of uppers and lowers, but that, for me, will be a project for another day.

So we filled out our papers and my new SW MP 15 5.56 will be mine in 10 days! I know I way overpaid, but better to have it and not need it and need it and not have it.....and not be able to get it!

Next on my list is the Sig 239. Lots of shops are sold out but will be getting more, so I'll be playing chase the sig for a while.

It was crowded, but I noticed everyone was really polite even in close quarters. Even better? None of the "girl=ignore" reactions I usually get when I walk into a gun shop. They were happy to help me! And acted like I'm not dumb!

I decided to stop at one of the local shops to pick up the sig 239 today, and they had it in the case, and I stood staring at it for a good 5 minutes before I tapped an employee politely and said "after you finish with that customer, could you please help me with the pistols?" He said 'sure' but I never saw him again so out I went. Someone else will have a 239 for me tomorrow, I'm sure. That is a very frustrating experience.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 27, 2013, 05:50:28 am
Just curious... did you find any ammo? Hope you have some. :) That's going to be the real bottleneck for new shooters.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 27, 2013, 08:34:26 am
It was crowded, but I noticed everyone was really polite even in close quarters. Even better? None of the "girl=ignore" reactions I usually get when I walk into a gun shop. They were happy to help me! And acted like I'm not dumb!

I decided to stop at one of the local shops to pick up the sig 239 today, and they had it in the case, and I stood staring at it for a good 5 minutes before I tapped an employee politely and said "after you finish with that customer, could you please help me with the pistols?" He said 'sure' but I never saw him again so out I went. Someone else will have a 239 for me tomorrow, I'm sure. That is a very frustrating experience.

Pssh... morons.  Personally, I think there is nothing sexier than a woman handling weaponry.  I was showing my wife the Mosin-Nagant I purchased last year and had her heft the weight.  I then mentioned how sexy she looked holding it.  She rolled her eyes and handed it back.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MeyerLemon on January 29, 2013, 01:25:38 am
Just curious... did you find any ammo? Hope you have some. :) That's going to be the real bottleneck for new shooters.

We didn't get any there, but went over to our local gun shop that just got a bunch of the 5.56 in and bought a few boxes. I have a connection at a factory somewhere and apparently we're going on a field trip to buy in bulk soon!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MeyerLemon on January 29, 2013, 01:31:25 am
It was crowded, but I noticed everyone was really polite even in close quarters. Even better? None of the "girl=ignore" reactions I usually get when I walk into a gun shop. They were happy to help me! And acted like I'm not dumb!

I decided to stop at one of the local shops to pick up the sig 239 today, and they had it in the case, and I stood staring at it for a good 5 minutes before I tapped an employee politely and said "after you finish with that customer, could you please help me with the pistols?" He said 'sure' but I never saw him again so out I went. Someone else will have a 239 for me tomorrow, I'm sure. That is a very frustrating experience.

Pssh... morons.  Personally, I think there is nothing sexier than a woman handling weaponry.  I was showing my wife the Mosin-Nagant I purchased last year and had her heft the weight.  I then mentioned how sexy she looked holding it.  She rolled her eyes and handed it back.   :rolleyes:

It's frustrating, for sure. I have two shops that I use that are really great, and the range I shoot at has great employees, but at most shops I'm invisible. Too bad for them, especially when I have gun $$ to burn. Hello? Newbie wants an arsenal? She's been training on rentals for months now and wants her own, thanks!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on January 29, 2013, 08:47:50 pm
Just curious... did you find any ammo? Hope you have some. :) That's going to be the real bottleneck for new shooters.

We didn't get any there, but went over to our local gun shop that just got a bunch of the 5.56 in and bought a few boxes. I have a connection at a factory somewhere and apparently we're going on a field trip to buy in bulk soon!

I don't know who the "other" is in the "we" but ask if it Might be possible to do a group buy?
I don't really want or need 5.56 or .223 but future trading stock, coin of the realm, et cetera, et cetera.
IF it looks possible maybe you could start a new thread for those interested?

stay safe,

g
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MeyerLemon on March 31, 2013, 12:59:16 am
Regarding the group buy...possibly! Just checking back here because I started a new job (as in house counsel at a very large company in my industry...raise...benefits...YAY!!) and have been crazy busy, so I haven't made it out to pick up any large quantities. My buddy is great, so we'll see :)

By way of update, we decided to go ahead and pay the cancellation fee/DROS charge for that ungodly expensive S&W M&P 15 we were going to buy, and just decided to wait.

Lo and behold...last Sunday we went up to the local rifle range and they had the Sig 516...list price!! Then today we went up to the range to play with it (can't pick up until Wednesday, dang CA), and they had the M&P 15 in a 5.56 for list price, with a nice red dot sight and case/sling package for...list price!! Way to drop a few grand in 7 days on rifles! Funny, but it feels nice to have them (well, at least on Wednesday I will have them) finally.

Now to make an ammo run...

As far as my Sig 239 in the 9mm - well, I should have thrown a tantrum and got the one at the rude guy shop. They are sold out as far as the eye can see out here - lots of places have it in the .40, but no 9mm. Sad. I did get to play with that and the HK p2000 in the 9mm at the range today, and the 239 is just a way better fit for my tiny hands. I'll wait, I guess. I'm a lot less worried about handguns going away than rifles. Maybe I shouldn't be.

In gun show news, just to keep this topical here to the OP, the Glendale, CA gun show is now officially extinct. City counsel voted to prohibit possession, sale, and purchase of firearms and ammo on city property. It is worded so expansively that anyone in senior housing or other city-subsidized housing is now prohibited (technically) from owning firearms. Sounds like a great 2A suit, if someone will take it. We'll see where it goes.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on July 04, 2013, 10:51:35 am
Raleigh NC, August 3-4, 2013 (http://dixiegunandknifeshow.com/pages/Raleigh-Show.html)
Greensboro NC, August 24-25, 2013 (http://greensborogunshow.com/)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on July 09, 2013, 11:10:09 am
Regarding the group buy...possibly! Just checking back here because I started a new job (as in house counsel at a very large company in my industry...raise...benefits...YAY!!) and have been crazy busy, so I haven't made it out to pick up any large quantities. My buddy is great, so we'll see :)

snip - snip
[for brevity]

That's good news all around MeyerLemon. 
IF [the biggest impediment/word in the English language] the group buy comes to be do let me know?
As to specific items I would order ... whatever the group decides is good for me. I'm looking for the best price on popular ammo mostly, as a "savings account" of sorts, but would have a personal use for .308/762x51. [308 NATO]
[ Always keeping in mind that Rockefeller is NOT my familial name. ]

The shipping and handling after the sale May make my contribution pretty small all things considered.

IF it comes to pass you can contact me here or through one of the admins here.

stay safe,

gooch

Edit to add the gun show info   :rolleyes:  oops.

High Caliber Gun and Knife Shows Schedule
City                       Show Dates
Houston Reliant      July  13 - 14
Houston GRB      July  20 - 21
Pasadena              July  27 - 28
Pasadena              August  24 - 25
Houston GRB      August  31 - September 1
Conroe              September  7 - 8
Pasadena              September  21 - 22
Pasadena              October  5 - 6
Lufkin                      October  12 - 13
Conroe              October  19 - 20
Pasadena              November  2 - 3
Pasadena              November  16 - 17
Houston GRB      November  23 - 24
Conroe              November  30 - December 1
Houston Reliant      December  7 - 8
Pasadena              December  21 - 22
Houston GRB      December  28 - 29

AND...

Lone Star Gun Shows
Next Show
Tyler, TX       August 10 - 11, 2013
Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4
Adults $7 - under 12 Free

Show Schedule
City                  Show Dates
Belton      August 24 - 25, 2013
Ft. Worth      September 28 - 29, 2013
Belton      October 05 - 6, 2013
Tyler              October 26 - 27, 2013
Ft. Worth      November 16 - 17, 2013
Tyler              December 14 - 15, 2013
Ft. Worth      December 21 - 22, 2013
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 09, 2013, 07:45:34 pm
Hit the local gun show in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Seem to have about 10 shows a year here.  Prices seemed to be a bit calmer on most items.  Plenty of ARs out there in the $600-$700 range.  Primers were actually 29.99 at one of the tables!  It was actually a pretty good show - lots of guns, knives, reloading components, ammo and only one table that was selling food (beef sticks and jerky).  I found a great deal on fired brass: 200 cases of 30-06 for 15cents each; 44mag for 20cents each; 44spc for 20cents each and my best find: 100 cases of 338 for 15cents each.  I did a double take and then cleaned the guy out.  I was close to doing the Snoopy Happy Dance.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on November 09, 2013, 08:22:33 pm
Knobster, good to hear anytime any of the good folks here have good luck at a gun show.  They are having one near me this weekend, but arthritis is so bad on me that I can't stand to walk all around on that concrete.  Wish I could even if only to see a lot of friends that I only get to see at the gun show.  Kinda fun to go look around even if I don't buy anything, and the prices here at this show are so high that's usually the way it goes, but sometimes maybe hit on some luck.

Best of good luck to you folks who can still get to the gun show in your areas.  Wishing you all the best of good fortune there. 

                                                              Old Tired RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 10, 2013, 07:16:49 am
No more shows around here until spring, unfortunately. Hoping they will return to actual gun shows instead of all the artsy craft stuff they've been filled with the last few years. Not that I have anything against arts and crafts... just go to a gun show to see GUNS. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 10, 2013, 02:27:17 pm
No more shows around here until spring, unfortunately. Hoping they will return to actual gun shows instead of all the artsy craft stuff they've been filled with the last few years. Not that I have anything against arts and crafts... just go to a gun show to see GUNS. :)
Amen to that.  I was happy to see 95% guns, knives and ammo at this one. 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rarick on November 11, 2013, 05:36:00 am
The ones we have travelling thru my neck of the woods seem to have a "stuff/garage sale row" and then everything else is Gun Sellers who may also have other stuff as well.  last show I was at had 3 ammo booths doing business. 2 of them were roaring and the third was not.  As I was getting ready to avoid a line I heard "you are from cali?!  Never mind"  Market dynamics.....eh?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 03, 2014, 07:37:08 am
Heading to the local gun show in Cedar Rapids, IA this weekend.  Have a long list of brass to look for.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 03, 2014, 11:15:04 am

     Good luck at the gun show, Knobster.  Hope you find just what you need.  How about letting us know how the show went and what all you saw there.  Be very careful as there is a lot of winter out there this time of year and cold temperatures outside. 

                                                              RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 03, 2014, 11:18:39 am

     Good luck at the gun show, Knobster.  Hope you find just what you need.  How about letting us know how the show went and what all you saw there.  Be very careful as there is a lot of winter out there this time of year and cold temperatures outside. 

                                                              RN

Will do.  I was never that impressed with the gun shows I attended in Michigan.  Seemed half the tables were packed with artsy stuff.  And yes, lots of winter out there this year!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 05, 2014, 08:16:41 pm
It was quite the show in Cedar Rapids on the 4th of January.  Pretty well attended but not shoulder to shoulder which was nice. 

Guns:
Plenty.  Rifles, pistols, shotguns, the latest AR with all the frills down to quite a few nice looking WW1 bolt actions rifles.  The prices were high but I wasn't really looking for yet another boomstick so I didn't spend much time looking at price tags.

Ammo:
Plenty except for 22lr.  Prices were insane.  Even the surplus 7.62X54R was 50 cents a round.  9mm hollow point rounds were 80 cents each.

Powder:
Where?  Did you see any?

Primers:
Handful of tables had some.  Prices were surprisingly 'normal'.  Picked up 1000 large pistol primers for $28.  Prices ranged from 28 to 32.

Brass:
Again, only a handful of tables had brass and most was common calibers.  40s, 45s, 223.  Prices were OK.  I found one table in the back corner selling 44spc and 44mag so I cleaned them out.  Picked up 200 cases for $40.  Not too bad especially for the magnum cases which I rarely find.  Found one table selling new cases so I purchased a bag of 30-30 for 30 cents each.  Won't complain too much.

Bullets:
Lots of them and for good prices.  Picked up 100 55gr VMAX bullets in 22caliber for $15.  Typically find these in local gun shops for $20 so I bought a few boxes.

All in all a good show.  Very few tables selling non-gun stuff which is solid gold in my book (at a gun show).
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on January 05, 2014, 08:39:35 pm
NC State Fairgrounds   
Raleigh, NC

Jan 18-19th 2014
May 3-4th 2014
August 2-3 2014
Nov 22-23 2014
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: LaughingBear on January 05, 2014, 08:42:10 pm
Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center
1921 West Lee Street Greensboro, NC

February 1 - 2 2014
September 6 - 7, 2014
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on January 06, 2014, 11:28:31 am
It was quite the show in Cedar Rapids on the 4th of January.  Pretty well attended but not shoulder to shoulder which was nice. 

Guns:
Plenty.  Rifles, pistols, shotguns, the latest AR with all the frills down to quite a few nice looking WW1 bolt actions rifles.  The prices were high but I wasn't really looking for yet another boomstick so I didn't spend much time looking at price tags.

Ammo:
Plenty except for 22lr.  Prices were insane.  Even the surplus 7.62X54R was 50 cents a round.  9mm hollow point rounds were 80 cents each.

Powder:
Where?  Did you see any?

Primers:
Handful of tables had some.  Prices were surprisingly 'normal'.  Picked up 1000 large pistol primers for $28.  Prices ranged from 28 to 32.

Brass:
Again, only a handful of tables had brass and most was common calibers.  40s, 45s, 223.  Prices were OK.  I found one table in the back corner selling 44spc and 44mag so I cleaned them out.  Picked up 200 cases for $40.  Not too bad especially for the magnum cases which I rarely find.  Found one table selling new cases so I purchased a bag of 30-30 for 30 cents each.  Won't complain too much.

Bullets:
Lots of them and for good prices.  Picked up 100 55gr VMAX bullets in 22caliber for $15.  Typically find these in local gun shops for $20 so I bought a few boxes.

All in all a good show.  Very few tables selling non-gun stuff which is solid gold in my book (at a gun show).

Thanks so much for the report on the show.  Good on you for finding lots of stuff you were looking for.

                                                                  RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: IrishPyroWolf1994 on January 08, 2014, 09:51:55 pm
Will do.  I was never that impressed with the gun shows I attended in Michigan.  Seemed half the tables were packed with artsy stuff.  And yes, lots of winter out there this year!

I've only ever had a chance to attend one gun show here in Michigan, that was up in Kalamazoo and about half the stuff there was arts and craft stuff. I don't know if that'll have changed this year. I hope so. :P
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 09, 2014, 07:04:04 am
Will do.  I was never that impressed with the gun shows I attended in Michigan.  Seemed half the tables were packed with artsy stuff.  And yes, lots of winter out there this year!

I've only ever had a chance to attend one gun show here in Michigan, that was up in Kalamazoo and about half the stuff there was arts and craft stuff. I don't know if that'll have changed this year. I hope so. :P

I attended a handful in Grand Rapids.  Half the tables had food, antiques (ie, junk from someone's basement), crafts, fishing stuff, camping stuff and the list goes on.  And it was called the Gun and Knife show!  Much happier with the Ceder Rapids shows.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 22, 2014, 11:26:30 am
Another show coming up in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Jan 31 - Feb 2.  Probably just go and check on prices.  No critical need items on my list (yet).  Although if I see any AR 80% lowers...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on February 03, 2014, 07:55:31 am
Gun show this weekend was so-so.  I was busy Saturday so I went on Sunday instead.  No crowds (everyone getting ready for the football game I guess) but that means most of the good stuff had been picked clean.  Gun prices seemed better than last time.  Saw plenty of ARs for less than $800 and plenty of the more popular handguns in the 300-400 range.  One table had bricks of 22lr for seventy freaking dollars (the Remington 'value' packs of 500).  I remember when they were being sold for $15.  Ah fond memories.

Brass was hit or miss - plenty of 40s and 45s to be found which I don't need as I pick up plenty at the range.  Found a few bags of 44spc and 44mag for 11cents each.  Also found a bag of 38spc for 8cents each.

Primers - quite a few to be found.  Prices ranged from 28-35 depending on brand.

Bullets - plenty for decent prices.  Lead cast, copper plated hollow points, match grade, etc.  Had something to satisfy any appetite.

Powder - huh?  What's this pow-dur you speak of?  One table had a sign 'Ask us about powder'.  After following printed instructions I was informed that they were cleaned out within the first hour of the show.  Seems that this is the particular component of choice to be in short supply now.  Primers had their 15 minutes of fame, now it is time for powder to shine.

Couldn't find any AR lowers but quite a few AR uppers.  All in the $500 range.  Ouch.

One guy who I bought brass from shared some peculiar news: a few other companies came in on Friday and bought up tons of brass.  Cleaned out quite a few folks.  This particular fellow didn't sell everything he had though.  Wanted to 'save some for the everyday joes'.  Not sure what's going on with that.  Buying up range brass at gun shows to then process it to sell at a profit?

Bought a venison stick for my son as well. 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: OLD TIRED RN on February 03, 2014, 10:46:47 am

    Somebody buying up brass, .22LR selling for a cut throat price, and these days you have to know someone at Wal-Mart or the gun shop to be able to buy .22LR ammo.  Lots of scalpers in ammo now days.  That and the average person is awakening and scared like never before.  THEY KNOW that there WILL be a shooting war with Obama's brown shirts someday.  Don't know if it will come in the life time of old worn out guys like me or not, but will come alright.

                                       So Very Sad,

                                         Old Tired RN
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on May 01, 2014, 06:29:16 am
Gun show coming at the end of this month.  May 30 - Jun 1 in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Two of my brothers are coming to visit that particular weekend so we'll see how many pennies we can spend there.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on May 30, 2014, 07:19:54 am
Gun show coming at the end of this month.  May 30 - Jun 1 in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Two of my brothers are coming to visit that particular weekend so we'll see how many pennies we can spend there.

Here I go talking to myself again...  Heading to this show tomorrow with my two brothers.  My 9-yr old son will most likely tag along as well.  He wants to join us to do "man stuff".

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for powder and brass.  Will report back on my findings (and prices) next week.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 30, 2014, 08:53:36 am
No more shows locally until August. The last one I went to in early May was a serious improvement over any I've seen in at least two years. Tables full of actual guns and gun related stuff. Very little artsy-crafty displays. Not much ammo or reloading components, but better than last year. Oh, and the big camplex fair building was stuffed with tables! Most years we're lucky to get half the room filled. Things are looking up a bit.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on June 02, 2014, 07:31:42 am
Show in Cedar Rapids this past weekend was all right.  I wasn't impressed with the prices of things.  Seems nearly everything got a tad more expensive.

Ammo - lots, prices seemed high.  Handgun ammo was in the 30-50 per round range while rifle ammo was approaching the $1 a round mark.  Saw some tables carrying 22lr.  A few months ago bricks of 500 were going for $75 and now they are going for $55.  Glad to see the price come down but still too much for my blood.

Brass - not much.  Found some 45colt and 38spc for 30 and 10 a case respectively.  Most tables carrying brass had mainly 40, 45 and 9 brass.  I did notice one vendor who I've been stopping at each show seems to be expanding from a few bags of range pickups to a full blown operation offering bags of 1000 cases fully processed.  He had a huge banner 'Brass' above his tables but only had 223, 45 and 9 available.

Bullets - plenty for everyone.  Prices seemed about the same as the last show.

Primers - little more expensive this time around.  Prices ranged from $28-$40 per box of 1000 and there was plenty on the tables.

Powder - nary a flake.  The one vendor who usually has a sign stating, "Ask us about powder" didn't have it up.

Reloading/casting equipment - less inventory than last time.  Saw a handful of dies being offered but that was about it.

Firearms - gut-wrenching expensive.  Tables were groaning under the weight of the sheer numbers of them being offered but didn't notice too many folks walking out with them.  Crusty Mosin-Nagants going for $170, M1 Garands going for over $1000, AR-15s (too many to even count) in the 800 - 1500 range.  Was looking for a 22 revolver for my son to shoot and even those were in the $300 range.

I almost picked up a stripped AR lower for $85.  Anderson Manufacturing was the company, which I didn't recognize, so I passed.  I'm sure once I do some research I'll kick myself for not picking it up.  Oh well, hind sight 'n all that.

Overall I was a little disappointed in the show.  Didn't walk out with as much stuff as I had hoped.  My brothers and son seemed to enjoy it at least.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: StillaGhost on June 02, 2014, 03:30:45 pm

I almost picked up a stripped AR lower for $85.  Anderson Manufacturing was the company, which I didn't recognize, so I passed.  I'm sure once I do some research I'll kick myself for not picking it up.  Oh well, hind sight 'n all that.

Overall I was a little disappointed in the show.  Didn't walk out with as much stuff as I had hoped.  My brothers and son seemed to enjoy it at least.

 
 
     Anderson is actually pretty good , though you don't want to buy into their " the worlds only no lube AR"  crap. Not LMT , Larue, Noveske quality but a hell of a lot better than the bottom end stuff.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on June 03, 2014, 05:57:23 am

I almost picked up a stripped AR lower for $85.  Anderson Manufacturing was the company, which I didn't recognize, so I passed.  I'm sure once I do some research I'll kick myself for not picking it up.  Oh well, hind sight 'n all that.

Overall I was a little disappointed in the show.  Didn't walk out with as much stuff as I had hoped.  My brothers and son seemed to enjoy it at least.

 
 
     Anderson is actually pretty good , though you don't want to buy into their " the worlds only no lube AR"  crap. Not LMT , Larue, Noveske quality but a hell of a lot better than the bottom end stuff.

I saw a little placard stating that.  I was a little skeptical of the claim but the guy at the table was busy talking with another customer so I didn't bother asking for clarification.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rarick on June 03, 2014, 08:05:13 am
Best in The West and Rocky Mountain are the 2 shows that go thru 'Vegas on a 1/4 ly basis.  One sells ammo as a preference, the other is more of a survivalist than gun show.  Both have deals to be found, but they are not what they used to be.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on September 05, 2014, 04:32:02 pm
Show in Cedar Rapids this past weekend was all right.  I wasn't impressed with the prices of things.  Seems nearly everything got a tad more expensive.

Ammo - lots, prices seemed high.  Handgun ammo was in the 30-50 per round range while rifle ammo was approaching the $1 a round mark.  Saw some tables carrying 22lr.  A few months ago bricks of 500 were going for $75 and now they are going for $55.  Glad to see the price come down but still too much for my blood.

Brass - not much.  Found some 45colt and 38spc for 30 and 10 a case respectively.  Most tables carrying brass had mainly 40, 45 and 9 brass.  I did notice one vendor who I've been stopping at each show seems to be expanding from a few bags of range pickups to a full blown operation offering bags of 1000 cases fully processed.  He had a huge banner 'Brass' above his tables but only had 223, 45 and 9 available.

Bullets - plenty for everyone.  Prices seemed about the same as the last show.

Primers - little more expensive this time around.  Prices ranged from $28-$40 per box of 1000 and there was plenty on the tables.

Powder - nary a flake.  The one vendor who usually has a sign stating, "Ask us about powder" didn't have it up.

Reloading/casting equipment - less inventory than last time.  Saw a handful of dies being offered but that was about it.

Firearms - gut-wrenching expensive.  Tables were groaning under the weight of the sheer numbers of them being offered but didn't notice too many folks walking out with them.  Crusty Mosin-Nagants going for $170, M1 Garands going for over $1000, AR-15s (too many to even count) in the 800 - 1500 range.  Was looking for a 22 revolver for my son to shoot and even those were in the $300 range.

I almost picked up a stripped AR lower for $85.  Anderson Manufacturing was the company, which I didn't recognize, so I passed.  I'm sure once I do some research I'll kick myself for not picking it up.  Oh well, hind sight 'n all that.

Overall I was a little disappointed in the show.  Didn't walk out with as much stuff as I had hoped.  My brothers and son seemed to enjoy it at least.

Hey Knobster
This show still on for the weekend of the 13 and 14, in Iowa?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 06, 2014, 06:16:04 am
The only shows worth anything out here these days are put on by the local gun clubs. All of the "professional" shows are not worth the drive. They are usually expensive to get into and everything inside is expensive too. Mostly gun dealers and other professional vendors, very few peer to peer deals as it used to be. The last straw was when the big "shows" in Gillette started to demand everyone disarm. Not going there anymore.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on September 06, 2014, 06:49:52 am
Hey Knobster
This show still on for the weekend of the 13 and 14, in Iowa?

Yes sir it is.  I plan on heading out there on Sunday.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on September 06, 2014, 11:59:42 am
The only shows worth anything out here these days are put on by the local gun clubs. All of the "professional" shows are not worth the drive. They are usually expensive to get into and everything inside is expensive too. Mostly gun dealers and other professional vendors, very few peer to peer deals as it used to be. The last straw was when the big "shows" in Gillette started to demand everyone disarm. Not going there anymore.

You and me both, darlin'!  Spearfish one over the border is like that too.  And the gun shows out here in the NW are small enough that you can't fade into the crowd as you reload your piece with your spare mag.  Zip tied guns was bad enough (I consider it no different than a peace knot on a sword in ancient times), but this mess now with leave your gun in the car, crap... ITS A GODDAMN GUN SHOW FOR CHRISSAKES!!!  I can't tell you how many times in ancient past, I'd get asked "you sellin' that?" While walking with my rifle on my back at the old shows on the coast.  They started disarming out there before I left too.

Think maybe its a cosmic hint?  Nowhere left to move where they have guns at gun shows.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 06, 2014, 01:50:40 pm
 :laugh: You wanna know something funny? In NYS, you CAN bring in a personal gun to a gun show. At the BIG show in Syracuse at the NYS fairgrounds, you have to make it temporary inoperable, but not at the smaller shows.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 06, 2014, 02:05:22 pm
:laugh: You wanna know something funny? In NYS, you CAN bring in a personal gun to a gun show. At the BIG show in Syracuse at the NYS fairgrounds, you have to make it temporary inoperable, but not at the smaller shows.

That's just the point. You can bring your "personal gun" to any of these shows, even wearing them. But the "professional shows" now require them to be made inoperable...unloaded is just as good as dismantled, far as I'm concerned - especially with the zip tie thing. Our local shows (far as I know) have zero policy about it. Nobody has ever bothered me about OC, though we often have some pleasant exchanges about WHAT I'm carrying. :)  Funny thing is that the same building is used for the Gillette gun club show as the "professional" ones, and the club doesn't have a problem with my OC gun - so it's not the policy of the building, evidently.

The Rapid City, SD "shows" are now held in the "civic center" and they've always been "gun free zones." I won't go there either - for anything. Don't (and won't) have a CC "permit" for SD, and being there, frankly, isn't worth the hassle of being "caught" with a gun concealed. Don't need any "permit" to conceal in Wyoming, of course, but again... going to these phony shows isn't worth the hassle, even if I didn't object on principle.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on September 06, 2014, 04:07:21 pm
Hey Knobster
This show still on for the weekend of the 13 and 14, in Iowa?

Yes sir it is.  I plan on heading out there on Sunday.

PM me your cell, and I will call when I get there
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on September 15, 2014, 06:43:13 am
Hit the show in Cedar Rapids this past Sunday.  Met up with Julio and chatted for a bit.  Thanks for making the trek bud!

Nice show per usual - plenty to be had for those with a bit of cash in their pocket.  I was mainly looking for reloading dies and components so I didn't spend too much time drooling over the various boomsticks (and there were plenty of them).  I did look around at 1911 as my SHW really enjoyed that platform.  Ruger's in the $600 range and Colt's in the $800 so it seemed typical.  There still seems to be a glut of AR inventory as those particular rifles were everywhere.  Prices ranged from $450 to $2000.

Primers and bullets were well stocked.  Brass was decent if you wanted 45, 9, or 223.  I actually found an old peanut butter jar full of 41 mag so I snatched that up.  15 each so not too bad.

Powder - handful of tables had paper lists of powders on hand.  All rifle powders; nothing for pistol.  This shortage is mind boggling!

Not much in the way of reloading equipment but a couple of tables had plenty of dies.  I found a Lee Die set for 338 Win Mag that I picked up.  Time to start loading for that monster.

All in all a great show.  Just wish I would have picked the money tree clean before showing up.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: StillaGhost on September 15, 2014, 06:16:50 pm
I found a Lee Die set for 338 Win Mag that I picked up.  Time to start loading for that monster.



 
    210 grain Nosler Partition over 73 grains of 4350 , cci 250 primer , winchester brass. 2900 fps through a 24 , 3000 plus out of a 26.
 
 210 grain Barnes XLC , 69 grains Varget ,Federal brass Win LRM primer.......3100 out of a 24 , over 3200 in a 26.  Half a minute of angle groups. ( Model 70 and a Browning)
 
225 grain Barnes X , 76 grains of Norma MRP ( hard to find but worth the effort) Fed 215 primer......2900 out of a 26 inch.
 
  I'vegot a whole slew more ,try the 250 grain Berger Match Hunting Elites , the Swift 250 grain Sciroccos and the 250 and 275 grain A-Frames.
 
  The 300 grain Bergers are a good bet for dangerous game ( Bear defense) as are the 275 A-Frames.
 

 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on September 16, 2014, 06:44:21 am
I found a Lee Die set for 338 Win Mag that I picked up.  Time to start loading for that monster.



 
    210 grain Nosler Partition over 73 grains of 4350 , cci 250 primer , winchester brass. 2900 fps through a 24 , 3000 plus out of a 26.
 
 210 grain Barnes XLC , 69 grains Varget ,Federal brass Win LRM primer.......3100 out of a 24 , over 3200 in a 26.  Half a minute of angle groups. ( Model 70 and a Browning)
 
225 grain Barnes X , 76 grains of Norma MRP ( hard to find but worth the effort) Fed 215 primer......2900 out of a 26 inch.
 
  I'vegot a whole slew more ,try the 250 grain Berger Match Hunting Elites , the Swift 250 grain Sciroccos and the 250 and 275 grain A-Frames.
 
  The 300 grain Bergers are a good bet for dangerous game ( Bear defense) as are the 275 A-Frames.

Egads that is a lot of powder!
Have a good recipe for Hornady 250gr Spire Points?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: StillaGhost on September 17, 2014, 05:03:51 pm

Egads that is a lot of powder!
Have a good recipe for Hornady 250gr Spire Points?

 
  Not a lot in comparison to some cartridges.
 
   Try these for the Hornadys..........76 grains H1000 ,71.5 to 72 of H4831 , or 67 to 68 grains of H 4350 , all with Winchester LRM primers. These will be well over 2600 perhaps close to 2700 out of a 24 inch tube , over 2700 out of a 26 inch , knocking on the 2800 mark with the right conditions.  I kind of favor Winchester and Federal brass for the cartridge in question........YMMV.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on September 18, 2014, 06:26:27 am

Egads that is a lot of powder!
Have a good recipe for Hornady 250gr Spire Points?

 
  Not a lot in comparison to some cartridges.
 
   Try these for the Hornadys..........76 grains H1000 ,71.5 to 72 of H4831 , or 67 to 68 grains of H 4350 , all with Winchester LRM primers. These will be well over 2600 perhaps close to 2700 out of a 24 inch tube , over 2700 out of a 26 inch , knocking on the 2800 mark with the right conditions.  I kind of favor Winchester and Federal brass for the cartridge in question........YMMV.

Indeed.  I don't even want to know how much goes into a 50 bmg case.

Thanks for the numbers.  I've jotted them down and will go on a hunt for those powders.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on October 27, 2014, 04:16:50 pm
Oh great Massad Aboob is going to be in ILL at the ISRA range this month and in june
Oh joy
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Docliberty on October 27, 2014, 04:38:37 pm
Oh great Massad Aboob is going to be in ILL at the ISRA range this month and in june
Oh joy
Wow, I feel safer already.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on October 27, 2014, 06:48:44 pm
Oh great Massad Aboob is going to be in ILL at the ISRA range this month and in june
Oh joy
Wow, I feel safer already.

Confidence sells well. 
Does that make him a Confidence Man?

Snideness aside, he has helped a lot of people become capable of self defense and does support the right side of most arguments on the subject.  Definitely on the right half of the general population, if not likely to join any inner circle I'm a part of.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on October 29, 2014, 02:43:41 am
Oh great Massad Aboob is going to be in ILL at the ISRA range this month and in june
Oh joy
Wow, I feel safer already.

Confidence sells well. 
Does that make him a Confidence Man?

Snideness aside, he has helped a lot of people become capable of self defense and does support the right side of most arguments on the subject.  Definitely on the right half of the general population, if not likely to join any inner circle I'm a part of.

Thank you. Ought 7. :mellow:

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rarick on November 10, 2014, 09:25:02 am
In other words use his knowledge and tolerate his politics long enough to do so.  Ayoob and several of hi9s people is why we practice at much shorter ranges today.  His compilation of those statistics introduced a lot of reality into shooting and moved the practice shooting into the 3, 5, 10 yard range rather than the 10+ yard range it was before.

Gabe Suarez is a name to look for too.  If nothing else you will learn how to retain your drawn weapon in a brawl........
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 17, 2014, 07:45:27 am
At the last minute I decided to hit the gun show this weekend in Cedar Rapids, IA.  I wasn't planning to go but some other plans fell through so I grabbed my son and off we went.  I was pleasantly surprised by a number of things:

Overall the mood was much more jovial.  I'm guessing the recent elections (for whatever that's worth) has calmed everyone down.  I didn't see any panic buying or overhear topics such as 'confiscation' or 'kicking down doors'.

Boomstick prices continue to come down.  Saw AR's (Smith and Wesson MP15) for $599.  I can't build'em any cheaper so I may go that route as I want to add a couple more to the groups' arsenal.  Ruger 1911s for $500; Glocks in the 300-400 range; even saw quite a few old WW2 work-horses for less than $200.

Primers were plentiful: $28 - $33 which is pretty typical.  Bullets were everywhere.  I picked up some Hornady VMAX 22cal for $16 a box of 100.  Brass was also in great supply - I wasn't looking for any this time around but the tables were packed with it.  Even saw plenty of the revolver cases: 44mag, 44spc, 38spc, etc.

Powder was actually in stock.  Tables had a list of available powders and there were quite a few options.  And this was on Sunday, the last day of the show.  Blue Dot, SR 4756, Acc #7 were just a few of the pistol/shotgun powders in stock.  Prices for those were actually not inflated:  $18 for a pound of Blue Dot.

22lr ammo was everywhere!  Prices were still higher than I wanted to pay though.  13 per round but it was still nice to see plenty on the tables. 

Once again, a very nice show.  Lots of guns, lots of knives, lots of great conversations.  It seemed to be much more relaxed this time around.  I've been to... gosh, maybe a dozen of these in Cedar Rapids now and the overall mood was quite pleasant.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on February 09, 2015, 06:37:29 am
Yet another gun show in Cedar Rapids.  I didn't have anything specific in mind so I mainly walked through and just enjoyed the scenery.  Reloading component prices all seemed reasonable.  Powder was available but not in huge quantities.  22lr was plentiful if you wanted to drop some serious coin.  20 a round seemed to be the average price.

One thing in particular caught my eye: Anderson stripped AR lower for $67.  I asked the guy if I read that right and he grinned.  I remember seeing these a few shows back for 80ish bucks a piece.  He said if I bought the lower then he would sell me the lower parts kit for $40.  Holy smokes sign me up.

A year ago I would have paid $170 for a stripped lower and the parts kit.  Yesterday I walked out of there $107 lighter.  Looks like I have another AR to build!  The owner also mentioned that if I bought ten he would offer the stripped lowers for $50 each.  So very tempting...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: slidemansailor on February 10, 2015, 08:52:35 am
It sure does look like an excellent time to have friends like Knobster who can turn a basket of parts into a really nice rifle.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 10, 2015, 09:44:09 am
First gun show of the season will open here in Newcastle in March. Does not seem possible that time is almost upon us. Can't wait to see what we have this year. The show has actually outgrown our location, but there is no larger building available so we just live with it. Gets crowded sometimes, but the friendly atmosphere and meeting old friends from all over makes it well worth going.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on February 10, 2015, 11:25:50 am
It sure does look like an excellent time to have friends like Knobster who can turn a basket of parts into a really nice rifle.
:laugh:

Actually quite easy to put these together.  Plenty of well-made youtube vids that show close-ups, neat tricks, etc.  I've built three of these already and it is rather addicting.

The hardest part is explaining to my SHW why I need another gun safe.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 10, 2015, 11:32:36 am
It sure does look like an excellent time to have friends like Knobster who can turn a basket of parts into a really nice rifle.
:laugh:

Actually quite easy to put these together.  Plenty of well-made youtube vids that show close-ups, neat tricks, etc.  I've built three of these already and it is rather addicting.

The hardest part is explaining to my SHW why I need another gun safe.

just get you one of these vacuum package machines. the ones they use to vacuum pack food stuffs, put the gun in the bag, vacuum up, dig hole in back yard, place gun in hole, cover hole.
done

you now have a spare gun, ready to go, all safe and sound.

no need for a gun safe, and it is out of sight, out of mind.

all a gun safe does is tell the JBT's where your guns are, and they will get in to it, and take them.
but if they do not know where you have buried them, then they can not get to them.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: StillaGhost on February 10, 2015, 12:24:44 pm


just get you one of these vacuum package machines. the ones they use to vacuum pack food stuffs, put the gun in the bag, vacuum up, dig hole in back yard, place gun in hole, cover hole.
done

you now have a spare gun, ready to go, all safe and sound.

no need for a gun safe, and it is out of sight, out of mind.

all a gun safe does is tell the JBY's where your guns are, and they will get in to it, and take them.
but if they do not know where you have buried them, then they can not get to them.

 
   Very sound advice , though I'd put it all in a suitable size PVC tube.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on February 10, 2015, 09:10:11 pm


just get you one of these vacuum package machines. the ones they use to vacuum pack food stuffs, put the gun in the bag, vacuum up, dig hole in back yard, place gun in hole, cover hole.
done

you now have a spare gun, ready to go, all safe and sound.

no need for a gun safe, and it is out of sight, out of mind.

all a gun safe does is tell the JBY's where your guns are, and they will get in to it, and take them.
but if they do not know where you have buried them, then they can not get to them.

 
   Very sound advice , though I'd put it all in a suitable size PVC tube.

I'll agree with the suggestions above and suggest that when you bury the shrink wrapped and pvc tubed "machine" with it's necessary food stuffs you also attempt to keep the physical aspect vertical so that it doesn't "print" itself as what it actually is to a GPR unit. (Laid flat in a shallow hole would be giving the GPR unit its profile.)

Stacked vertically two boxes of food stuff, cleaning kit, two spare magazines and the machine itself would print as a vertical piece of pipe. Sooo ... plant same next to the exiting drain field and it May just escape detection.

Just thinkin' out loud over here ...

GPR unit = Ground Penetrating Radar unit
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 10, 2015, 09:51:08 pm


just get you one of these vacuum package machines. the ones they use to vacuum pack food stuffs, put the gun in the bag, vacuum up, dig hole in back yard, place gun in hole, cover hole.
done

you now have a spare gun, ready to go, all safe and sound.

no need for a gun safe, and it is out of sight, out of mind.

all a gun safe does is tell the JBY's where your guns are, and they will get in to it, and take them.
but if they do not know where you have buried them, then they can not get to them.

 
   Very sound advice , though I'd put it all in a suitable size PVC tube.

I'll agree with the suggestions above and suggest that when you bury the shrink wrapped and pvc tubed "machine" with it's necessary food stuffs you also attempt to keep the physical aspect vertical so that it doesn't "print" itself as what it actually is to a GPR unit. (Laid flat in a shallow hole would be giving the GPR unit its profile.)

Stacked vertically two boxes of food stuff, cleaning kit, two spare magazines and the machine itself would print as a vertical piece of pipe. Sooo ... plant same next to the exiting drain field and it May just escape detection.

Just thinkin' out loud over here ...

GPR unit = Ground Penetrating Radar unit

Yes and while I agree with you, how many small towns have this radar unit?

you could also lay down some steal mat, some chain link fence, just about anything metal, alum foil would work.
to cover up any profiles, hell, make the cover of alum foil 10ftx 10ftx in a 2 ft deep hole.
put inside a raised bed garden. put it under a dog house, a rabbit pen.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Who...me? on February 10, 2015, 10:05:27 pm
No small towns have a GPR.  The fed on the other hand does.  If they reach the point they want to do that at your property it will be three letter agencies doing the searching.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 10, 2015, 10:53:20 pm
As long as the alphabet soup gang finds some weapons, they probably will not start looking underground for more.

unless you give them reason to look, said something stupid in front of them.
a lot depends on what was said and when, and by whom.

OK back to Gun shows 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on February 11, 2015, 01:57:32 am
It sure does look like an excellent time to have friends like Knobster who can turn a basket of parts into a really nice rifle.
:laugh:

Actually quite easy to put these together.  Plenty of well-made youtube vids that show close-ups, neat tricks, etc.  I've built three of these already and it is rather addicting.

The hardest part is explaining to my SHW why I need another gun safe.

The Lego/Lincoln logs of rifles,I did screw up though.Changed a grip a dumbassed about the detent. Ought 7.  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on February 11, 2015, 07:56:26 am
It sure does look like an excellent time to have friends like Knobster who can turn a basket of parts into a really nice rifle.
:laugh:

Actually quite easy to put these together.  Plenty of well-made youtube vids that show close-ups, neat tricks, etc.  I've built three of these already and it is rather addicting.

The hardest part is explaining to my SHW why I need another gun safe.

The Lego/Lincoln logs of rifles,I did screw up though.Changed a grip a dumbassed about the detent. Ought 7.  :rolleyes:

My first AR build (the lower part) took me over an hour but that included the ten minutes I spent on the floor looking for a spring that got away from me!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on May 02, 2015, 11:03:59 am
Looked for I reckon an hr.Got irritable and put the grip back on a cabled the rifle.2 days later,after my vain search,that detent was laying next to the chair I'd been using for the swap.I'd already gotten 5 extra,found it funny and laughed at myself. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on November 06, 2015, 06:20:55 am
Gun Show

Rapid City Firearms Ass.
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, SD

Dec 5-6, 2015
Sat 9:00 to 5:00
Sun 9:00 to 3:00

$5.00 to enter

www.rapidcityrifleclub.com
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 06, 2015, 06:27:59 am
Gun show in Cedar Rapids, IA next weekend.

I missed the last few due to other stuff going on but I plan to hit this one.  I'm on the hunt for a stock to fit the K98 Mauser I rescued from some bubba who decided it would be cool to destroy a piece of history.

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 06, 2015, 08:06:10 am
No shows in this area until March. My gun club holds the first one around here each year. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 16, 2015, 07:08:20 am
The gun show was plenty of fun as usual.  A few guys working the tables told me that is was the quietest show in awhile.  (I imagine their history goes back to the Sandy Hook days when these shows were absolutely packed with customers.)  There was quite a bit of 22lr around but in the 11 to 13 per round range.  I have enough stockpiled so I won't pay those prices... yet.  Reloading components were plentiful, including powder.  Handgun prices were pretty decent.  I looked at a S&W 38spc snubby for $299 that almost came home with me.  Rifles prices were also not surprising.  Oodles of AR-related goodies.  I found 30-round Pmags for $10.  Couple of years ago I bought them for $30.  I found what I was looking for though: a stock for my 98K Mauser.  Previous owner destroyed it by trying to 'sporterize' the stock so I now have all I need to bring it back to its former glory.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 16, 2015, 08:38:09 am
I've been toying with this idea for several years, but now have made up my mind. I'm going to have a table at our club's gun show this next time. But I don't have much "gun stuff" to offer. :) I'm making some nice vests, and a few leather things, but the main offering will be all of the upholstery weight cowhides that have cluttered my storage room for so many years. I had planned to make lots of things with them, but lost the sewing machine that could sew them.... and I don't have the money to replace it. Such is life.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 16, 2015, 11:34:27 am
I've been toying with this idea for several years, but now have made up my mind. I'm going to have a table at our club's gun show this next time. But I don't have much "gun stuff" to offer. :) I'm making some nice vests, and a few leather things, but the main offering will be all of the upholstery weight cowhides that have cluttered my storage room for so many years. I had planned to make lots of things with them, but lost the sewing machine that could sew them.... and I don't have the money to replace it. Such is life.
There is a vendor at the show I attend that has plenty of leather stuff to offer - his table is always busy.  Plus I love the smell...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 16, 2015, 12:19:33 pm
  Plus I love the smell...

Yeah, I'll miss that too. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 06, 2015, 05:37:44 pm
just got back from the show in Rapid City, SD.

not a bad show, not as big as I would have thought, but lots of guns there.
most where leveler action, then bolt guns, not many AR or AK's.
Lots of pistols, kind of weak on the reloading stuff.
some non gun junk too.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 18, 2015, 12:33:47 pm
Up in Arms Gun Show in Casper, WY

Dec 18,19,20

Central Wyoming fairgrounds
1700 Fairgrounds rd.
Casper, WY
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on January 13, 2016, 09:04:28 am
Gun Show

Central States Fairgrounds
Rapid City, SD

Jan. 16-17 2016

9:00 to 5:00pm
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 14, 2016, 06:25:01 am
Cedar Rapids, IA

Feb 5-7
Fri 5pm-9pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 9am-3pm

I missed the one last month due to financial issues (ie, dry bank account!) but I'm hoping to hit this next one.  I'm curious as to what the overall mood will be with all the rumors of Obozo's supposed EOs coming down the pike.

http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php (http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on January 14, 2016, 12:41:12 pm
Cedar Rapids, IA

Feb 5-7
Fri 5pm-9pm
Sat 9am-5pm
Sun 9am-3pm

I missed the one last month due to financial issues (ie, dry bank account!) but I'm hoping to hit this next one.  I'm curious as to what the overall mood will be with all the rumors of Obozo's supposed EOs coming down the pike.

http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php (http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php)

One of the several odd jobs that I have (to keep the wolf from the door) is to carry away the cardboard boxes that brand new rifles and ammo are packaged in from one of the LGS's.
I usually make a "pickup" once a month. Since obummer has been running his yap I have had to go to twice a month pick ups.

Not only is he "Salesman of the Century" he has doubled my income for the month of December. I wonder about the rest of his tenure? I sure could use the extra frns to bolster the ammo larder. :thrbiggrin:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 15, 2016, 06:09:44 am
One of the several odd jobs that I have (to keep the wolf from the door) is to carry away the cardboard boxes that brand new rifles and ammo are packaged in from one of the LGS's.
I usually make a "pickup" once a month. Since obummer has been running his yap I have had to go to twice a month pick ups.

Not only is he "Salesman of the Century" he has doubled my income for the month of December. I wonder about the rest of his tenure? I sure could use the extra frns to bolster the ammo larder. :thrbiggrin:

I hear ya.  The local gun shop I frequent is nearly always busy.  Even on Tuesday afternoons.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on January 15, 2016, 03:59:54 pm
Well, it looks like there is a gun show here in Casper, Wy

Friday, Sat. and Sunday
15, 16, 17 Jan.

At the Casper Fairgrounds
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on January 20, 2016, 03:17:25 pm
Wyoming Sportsman's Gun Shows

Cheyenne, WY     Fairgrounds, Jan. 29, 30, 31

Douglas, WY    Fairgrounds, Feb 5, 6, 7

Torrington, WY   Fairgrounds, Feb 12, 13, 14

Laramie, WY     Fairgrounds, Feb 19,20, 21

Sheridan, WY    Fairgrounds, March 4, 5, 6

Lusk, WY     Fairgrounds, April 1, 2, 3

Cheyenne, WY   Fairgrounds, April 8, 9, 10

Wheatland, WY   Platte Co. 4H bldg. April 15, 16, 17


Up in Arms Gun Shows

Gillette, WY  Cam-Plex, Feb 26, 27, 28

Rock Springs, WY  Fairgrounds, March 11, 12, 13

Casper, WY  Fairgrounds March 18, 19, 20

Casper, WY  Fairgrounds May 6, 7, 8

Riverton, WY Fairgrounds May 27, 28, 29
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 21, 2016, 06:07:45 am
You forgot Newcastle!  :laugh:

Gun Show - Newcastle, Wyoming March 19 & 20, 2016
Weston County Sportsman's Club, sponsor

I don't know the exact dates of the show in Upton this year, but that's a good show too.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on January 21, 2016, 06:47:48 am
You forgot Newcastle!  :laugh:

Gun Show - Newcastle, Wyoming March 19 & 20, 2016
Weston County Sportsman's Club, sponsor

I don't know the exact dates of the show in Upton this year, but that's a good show too.

Sorry, but it was not on my sheet.
Thank you for the update.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on January 21, 2016, 07:05:48 am
Sorry, but it was not on my sheet.
Thank you for the update.

Not your fault! The Weston County club has no affiliation with Wyoming Sportsman's Gun Shows.

I'll bet there are dozens around the state sponsored by local clubs that don't show up on that list as well. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on January 21, 2016, 07:32:43 am
Sorry, but it was not on my sheet.
Thank you for the update.

Not your fault! The Weston County club has no affiliation with Wyoming Sportsman's Gun Shows.

I'll bet there are dozens around the state sponsored by local clubs that don't show up on that list as well. :)

Which is why we need everyone to post their gun shows.
So everyone can enjoy the show.

I would think that most do not even know of a show in their neck of the woods.
and I hear that there are fears that this maybe a trap too, but until it is outlawed.
Go and enjoy the shows near you.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 21, 2016, 11:25:03 am
I would think that most do not even know of a show in their neck of the woods.
and I hear that there are fears that this maybe a trap too, but until it is outlawed.
Go and enjoy the shows near you.

Oh I do!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 16, 2016, 09:48:18 am
Gillette, Wy

April 29-30 and May 1

Gillette Cam-Plex central pavilion

April 29 4:00pm to 8:00pm
April 30 9:00am to 6:00pm
May 1 9:00am to 4:00pm
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 16, 2016, 10:15:58 am
This is a good show, put on by the local gun club. I usually go to this one, even though I hate to go to Gillette. You coming, Julio?

Gillette, Wy

April 29-30 and May 1

Gillette Cam-Plex central pavilion

April 29 4:00pm to 8:00pm
April 30 9:00am to 6:00pm
May 1 9:00am to 4:00pm
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 16, 2016, 10:17:13 am
This is a good show, put on by the local gun club. I usually go to this one, even though I hate to go to Gillette. You coming, Julio?

Gillette, Wy

April 29-30 and May 1

Gillette Cam-Plex central pavilion

April 29 4:00pm to 8:00pm
April 30 9:00am to 6:00pm
May 1 9:00am to 4:00pm

Will try, but I maybe in school then
will see
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 16, 2016, 10:26:23 am
Will try, but I maybe in school then
will see

In school, eh? Send me an email and tell me about it! :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 16, 2016, 10:29:02 am
Will try, but I maybe in school then
will see

In school, eh? Send me an email and tell me about it! :)
just a class on the equipment I am working on here
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 16, 2016, 10:49:37 am
just a class on the equipment I am working on here

On the weekend? Oh me.  But I used to hate such "classes." I was given about half an hour of "orientation" on the new equipment or procedure, then was required to set up and teach the class on it to other nurses. Usually a fast learning track... but sometimes hilarity in the classroom followed as we ALL tried to figure out what the heck was going on. And, in the latter days, we almost universally hated the "new" PC or "safety" stuff.  The first "safety" needle system after the HIV hysteria produced just about half again as many needle sticks as the previous plain needle system - no matter how often it was taught.

Instructions... always read the instructions for yourself, no matter what the "teacher" says. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on February 16, 2016, 11:12:19 am
the training facility is in OKC, and is about 2 weeks.

I said I could go any time after the 1st of April

So I get to see if I am on the NO-FLY list hehehe

maybe time to stop washing my socks.
get a pair that will walk on there own hehehe
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on February 16, 2016, 11:26:10 am
the training facility is in OKC, and is about 2 weeks.

Oh! That sounds like some major stuff. Have fun!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: mothercirce on February 21, 2016, 02:23:37 pm
HIDDEN CAM: "Gun Show Loophole" Exposed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEihkjKNhN8
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on February 21, 2016, 07:45:11 pm
HIDDEN CAM: "Gun Show Loophole" Exposed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEihkjKNhN8

I fully recognize that no one likes a whiner so I will ask politely if you can give us a thumbnail sketch of the video? (Some of us are on antiquated systems which cannot handle the higher bandwith requirements.)

Thank you,

  gooch
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: mothercirce on February 21, 2016, 07:58:21 pm
HIDDEN CAM: "Gun Show Loophole" Exposed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEihkjKNhN8

I fully recognize that no one likes a whiner so I will ask politely if you can give us a thumbnail sketch of the video? (Some of us are on antiquated systems which cannot handle the higher bandwith requirements.)

Thank you,

  gooch

http://louderwithcrowder.com/hidden-camera-buying-a-gun-without-a-background-check/#.VspqfeaN0xk

"If youre a leftist who believes other leftists, its probable you think guns (even fully automatic ones) can easily be purchased without a background check. You hold this notion for a simple reason: your leftist leaders in political circles reaching as high as the White House, say such silly things as Guns are easier to buy than books. A myth which is as true as receiving a college scholarship from the tooth fairy.

To prove how wrong leftists are about guns, we took a hidden camera to gun shows and gun dealers. We tried weaseling through the gun show loophole and even tried getting automatic weapons without background checks. It went as well as anyone whos ever purchased a gun legally would expect it to go.

Highlights:

    Nobody was able, nor willing, to sell us a fully automatic weapon. The lengthy process is described in the video. Its not easy. Its actually really, really hard.
    The gun show loophole is a myth. What Obama and Bernie are referring to are already illegal practices, as seen by the hilarious reactions of gun salesman at the gun shows.
    There is no way to purchase a firearm at a qualified store without a background check. It doesnt happen. Again, watch the hilarious video.

Weve already covered how the gun show loophole was a giant myth and a distraction, but this realllly puts it into perspective. Guns are not easy to buy. Guns are so difficult to buy, we nearly got arrested for trying to buy guns the way Obama says people by guns. Which means, Obama is, as we already knew, a giant lair. He hates your Second Amendment rights almost as much as he hates people who work for a living. "

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on February 21, 2016, 08:22:29 pm
Thank you most kindly mothercirce. It is most appreciated.
(jk)
I keep forgetting to call our Imperial Leader and get my free high speed internet connected computer. I'm sure he said we could have what we NEED "according to our needs."
I figure he's still busy giving out those cars and rent payment envelopes that he promised in 2012.
He'll get to it one of these days I'm sure. One of these days yep he'll get to it.

(/jk)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: mothercirce on February 21, 2016, 08:35:06 pm
Thank you most kindly mothercirce. It is most appreciated.
(jk)
I keep forgetting to call our Imperial Leader and get my free high speed internet connected computer. I'm sure he said we could have what we NEED "according to our needs."
I figure he's still busy giving out those cars and rent payment envelopes that he promised in 2012.
He'll get to it one of these days I'm sure. One of these days yep he'll get to it.

(/jk)

MotherCirce is always happy to be forcefully extorted to help pay for all of these FREE necessitates in our modern world. All HEIL THE IMPERIAL LEADER !
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on February 22, 2016, 09:32:54 am
Thank you most kindly mothercirce. It is most appreciated.
(jk)
I keep forgetting to call our Imperial Leader and get my free high speed internet connected computer. I'm sure he said we could have what we NEED "according to our needs."
I figure he's still busy giving out those cars and rent payment envelopes that he promised in 2012.
He'll get to it one of these days I'm sure. One of these days yep he'll get to it.

(/jk)


Youse old and forgetful brother Gooch. Ought 7.   :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on March 17, 2016, 02:50:16 pm
Gun show this weekend in Cedar Rapids Iowa.

http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php (http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php)

I'll be going with group members and our respective sons.  Time to add a little more weight to the overall inventory.  Uh... I mean, I'm going to sell all the guns that I didn't lose in that tragic fishing accident.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 17, 2016, 02:57:59 pm
Weston County Sportsman's Club will host their annual gun show this weekend in Newcastle, Wyoming. This is always a good show, and could grow if there was a larger building to hold it. Not happening so far, and some of us are pushing to have two shows a year instead.

I'm catering a special lunch for some of the local sellers this year. That may turn out to be a regular thing as well. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on March 19, 2016, 11:58:17 am
Weston County Sportsman's Club will host their annual gun show this weekend in Newcastle, Wyoming. This is always a good show, and could grow if there was a larger building to hold it. Not happening so far, and some of us are pushing to have two shows a year instead.

I'm catering a special lunch for some of the local sellers this year. That may turn out to be a regular thing as well. :)

Well, the plan is to visit Sunday, sometime.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 19, 2016, 12:03:54 pm

Well, the plan is to visit Sunday, sometime.

Cool! What time? I'll try to come back Sunday then. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on March 19, 2016, 12:37:48 pm

Well, the plan is to visit Sunday, sometime.

Cool! What time? I'll try to come back Sunday then. :)

well, it is a 2.5 hour drive, it opens around 9ist, so I will leave Casper around 6ist.
but a lot depends on the weather too.

but that is the plan right now
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 19, 2016, 03:31:35 pm
well, it is a 2.5 hour drive, it opens around 9ist, so I will leave Casper around 6ist.
but a lot depends on the weather too.

but that is the plan right now

LOL You must drive a lot faster than I do. :) Anyway, I'll be there at noon. It's a really good show this year. Lots of guns and LOTS of reloading components. Prices are very reasonable too. 1,000 large pistol primers were $20. I didn't price the powder, but there were tables full of it, and moving out fast. The guy just kept reaching under the table and replacing it!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on March 22, 2016, 06:16:05 am
Gun show this weekend in Cedar Rapids Iowa.

http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php (http://www.gunshowtsp.com/hawkeye_downs.php)

I'll be going with group members and our respective sons.  Time to add a little more weight to the overall inventory.  Uh... I mean, I'm going to sell all the guns that I didn't lose in that tragic fishing accident.
Gun show was b-u-s-y.  Even on a Sunday afternoon.  Prices on handguns was decent.  Saw plenty of Glock 9mm (my friend wanted to know prices on the G-19) for less than $500.  S&W 38spc snubbies were in the $300 range.
AR prices seem to be creeping up though.  I guess the inventory glut has subsided.  Bummer.  Stripped lowers were 15-20 bucks more expensive than a few month ago.  One guy was selling 80% polymer lowers.  I was tempted but still need to research into polymer vs aluminum.  I also fondled an AR-12 (shotgun, 12ga).  This thing was a beast.  The bolt carrier group weighed at least two pounds.  $1300?!?  Never mind.
Reloading components were plentiful, including powder.  Past shows most vendors either had signs stating, "No Powder" or "Ask me about powder".  Now they just had oodles of canisters lined up.  Brass was a little thin but again, I went on the last day of the show so it was picked over already.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: casca-503 on March 23, 2016, 02:07:37 pm
went  to the   new  Windham   Weaponry   indoor   range   &  gun store   yesterday....very nice...it   is about   20 miles from me..../  it  is in  Windham  Maine  /   held  a  wood   stocked  .308   with  18" barrel  /....have to start saving my nickels  & dimes....it   is about    $1500.....
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on March 23, 2016, 02:35:59 pm
went  to the   new  Windham   Weaponry   indoor   range   &  gun store   yesterday....very nice...it   is about   20 miles from me..../  it  is in  Windham  Maine  /   held  a  wood   stocked  .308   with  18" barrel  /....have to start saving my nickels  & dimes....it   is about    $1500.....
Maybe you should save your quarters too. :thrshocker:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: casca-503 on March 25, 2016, 08:44:59 pm
yup.....guess  you be right....add quarters   to the saving list....
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: da gooch on March 25, 2016, 09:56:58 pm
went  to the   new  Windham   Weaponry   indoor   range   &  gun store   yesterday....very nice...it   is about   20 miles from me..../  it  is in  Windham  Maine  /   held  a  wood   stocked  .308   with  18" barrel  /....have to start saving my nickels  & dimes....it   is about    $1500.....

My LGS has an M1A with 18 inch barrel for $1600 and an M1A with a 16 inch barrel for $1600. Both with wood stocks and flash suppressors. They seem to be stuck on that one number don't they?
At the rate that I can save it will only take me about (mumble - mumble carry the 2 and ...) one hundred thirty years or so. Hmmm ... I may need to save a little faster.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Baked at 420 on March 26, 2016, 03:39:01 pm
I'm looking into getting a Tokarev either the Soviet TT-33 or the Chinese Type 54. Looking around without much luck.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on August 13, 2016, 10:39:30 am
Gun Show

Upton, WY

Aug. 27,28, 2016

Goose landing
2741 N. 116
Upton, Wy

Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 13, 2016, 12:55:38 pm
Gun Show

Upton, WY

Aug. 27,28, 2016

I'll be there Saturday. You coming?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on August 13, 2016, 03:54:41 pm
Gun Show

Upton, WY

Aug. 27,28, 2016

I'll be there Saturday. You coming?

nope, going to be in the movies then.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 13, 2016, 03:57:54 pm

nope, going to be in the movies then.

Well, darn. :(
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 13, 2016, 04:23:02 pm
Gun Show

Upton, WY

Aug. 27,28, 2016

I'll be there Saturday. You coming?

nope, going to be in the movies then.
I'll be 1500-2000 miles away. :laugh:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2016, 04:17:09 am
I'll be 1500-2000 miles away. :laugh:

So?  :laugh:  A gentleman I know just traveled here from Florida to be shoot boss at our last Appleseed. The only mystery is why in heck he went back there. sigh
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: heyoka on August 14, 2016, 08:42:48 am
I'll be 1500-2000 miles away. :laugh:
(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.2040motos.com%2F_content%2Fcars%2Fimages%2F76%2F325676%2F001.jpg&f=1)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 14, 2016, 10:53:14 am
I'd rather get there faster. Buy me one of these and I'll be right there! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(http://nebula.wsimg.com/8c4957583a854d898d37e2bd1091183d?AccessKeyId=E1D49D9943A5BB87455C&disposition=0&alloworigin=1)


Nah.....Scratch that. One of these instead-

(http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/images/news/201303/n_43867_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2016, 11:13:06 am
Maintenance and fuel would be something else with either of those. But I still want a flying car. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on August 14, 2016, 11:53:26 am
Maintenance and fuel would be something else with either of those. But I still want a flying car. :)

here is one from the 70's by Molt Taylor

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2016, 12:08:19 pm
here is one from the 70's by Molt Taylor

Doesn't look like the wings fold. That one would be a chore to park at the grocery store! :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: heyoka on August 14, 2016, 12:15:10 pm
I'd rather get there faster. Buy me one of these and I'll be right there!
It's is Upton, not Yuptown (Jackson's Hole), the latter actually being part of California anyways................
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2016, 12:27:58 pm
I'd rather get there faster. Buy me one of these and I'll be right there!
It's is Upton, not Yuptown (Jackson's Hole), the latter actually being part of California anyways................

Upton doesn't have a landing field either. :) Nearest is just west of Newcastle, and that would be a long walk.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 14, 2016, 01:28:06 pm
I'd rather get there faster. Buy me one of these and I'll be right there!
It's is Upton, not Yuptown (Jackson's Hole), the latter actually being part of California anyways................
Ok then. One of these-

(https://juliantheaviator.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/harrier.jpg?w=331&h=271)

I'd just land in the parking lot. :threvil:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2016, 03:02:13 pm
I'd just land in the parking lot. :threvil:

You've obviously never seen how small the parking lot is.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 14, 2016, 03:31:08 pm
I'd just land in the parking lot. :threvil:

You've obviously never seen how small the parking lot is.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
I'm sure that there is a space nearby that is at least 25'x50'. Not much more is needed to land a Harrier. :mellow:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 14, 2016, 04:19:04 pm
You've obviously never seen how small the parking lot is.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 I'm sure that there is a space nearby that is at least 25'x50'. Not much more is needed to land a Harrier. :mellow:

LOL! You are not getting the picture, dear... any space like that will be filled with vehicles, mostly LARGE pickup trucks... driven there by people who are already inside the gun show. :) I get there when the doors open, but I usually have to park at least a block away. And we have LONG blocks.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 14, 2016, 06:38:49 pm
You've obviously never seen how small the parking lot is.   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 I'm sure that there is a space nearby that is at least 25'x50'. Not much more is needed to land a Harrier. :mellow:

LOL! You are not getting the picture, dear... any space like that will be filled with vehicles, mostly LARGE pickup trucks... driven there by people who are already inside the gun show. :) I get there when the doors open, but I usually have to park at least a block away. And we have LONG blocks.
What about the roof of the building? :mellow:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on August 14, 2016, 07:38:22 pm
here is one from the 70's by Molt Taylor

Doesn't look like the wings fold. That one would be a chore to park at the grocery store! :)
The wings folded and where behind the car like a trailer.
drove like a car on the ground, and used the propeller in the air.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: heyoka on August 14, 2016, 08:07:22 pm
1937 Waterman Aerobile
(http://esq.h-cdn.co/assets/15/20/4822112683_fbdaefefbf_o.jpg)
(http://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/collections/full/A19610156000cp11.JPG)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 14, 2016, 08:21:54 pm
here is one from the 70's by Molt Taylor

Doesn't look like the wings fold. That one would be a chore to park at the grocery store! :)
The wings folded and where behind the car like a trailer.
drove like a car on the ground, and used the propeller in the air.
It also killed it's creator, if I remember correctly. :ph34r:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on August 14, 2016, 08:55:14 pm
here is one from the 70's by Molt Taylor

Doesn't look like the wings fold. That one would be a chore to park at the grocery store! :)
The wings folded and where behind the car like a trailer.
drove like a car on the ground, and used the propeller in the air.
It also killed it's creator, if I remember correctly. :ph34r:

nope, he died of old age

the Government killed the idea of his flying car.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 14, 2016, 09:46:09 pm


nope, he died of old age

the Government killed the idea of his flying car.
I was thinking of the wrong dude.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31341/flying-pinto-killed-its-inventor
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 15, 2016, 04:35:51 am
the Government killed the idea of his flying car.

Well, there you have it. The usual problem.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: heyoka on August 15, 2016, 08:58:06 am
We should be careful here. I could see a flying Pinto being turned into an argument for gubmint regulation. :laugh:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on August 15, 2016, 09:49:28 am
Add a JATO to a Impala. Ought 7.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: heyoka on August 15, 2016, 10:02:33 am
(https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wallpaperup.com%2Fuploads%2Fwallpapers%2F2013%2F12%2F09%2F189340%2F19cd4fddcef78aeac51aed342b7552f9.jpg&f=1)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on August 15, 2016, 02:28:36 pm
Flying pinto-

(http://www.sporthorsesandponies.com/HocusPocusJump3-31-05SHRUNK.jpg)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on August 15, 2016, 02:40:14 pm
Flying pinto-

Now that I would have no trouble parking around here. LOL
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: DiabloLoco on September 07, 2016, 03:07:35 pm
Big show at the NYS fairgrounds (Syracuse) September 17-18.

http://www.syracusegunshow.com/

1000 8' tables!

Plenty of room to land a plane there ML. :laugh:

Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 07, 2016, 03:35:29 pm
The new location for the Upton gunshow certainly has enough parking... for now. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Hellhound342 on October 24, 2016, 10:52:13 pm
First post yay!

There's a gun and knife show in Somerset, KY, at the Center For Rural Development on November 5-6. I've been a few times, and it's always worthwhile.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 17, 2016, 07:56:50 am
Hit the local show in Cedar Rapids this past weekend (first one post-election) and the overall mood was very relaxed and downright jovial.  Huge smiles everywhere, people milling about and not scrambling to pick up every spare round of ammo and boomstick they could get their hands on.  The biggest thing I noticed were the prices of the mountains of inventory.  Cheap!

Complete ARs for as low as $499.  (Anderson Mfg lower, Del-ton upper)  Various WW2-era rifles in the 200-400 range.  Reloading components were the cheapest I've seen since I started in on the hobby 4ish years ago.  I am poking around for a Glock 19 (9mm, little smaller than the full-sized G17) and found one for less than $500.

Tables were groaning under the sheer weight of all the inventory.  If you couldn't find what you wanted then you had your eyes closed.

I can only imagine what the scene would have been had Hitlery gotten the nod.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 10, 2016, 10:13:18 am
Gun Show in Casper, Wy

fair grounds in Casper

Dec, 16, 17, and 18
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 31, 2016, 12:46:03 pm
Jan 6-8 Rock Springs, WY
Jan 13-15 Casper, WY
Feb 24-26 Gillette, WY
Mar 10-12 Rock Springs, WY
Mar 17-19 Casper, WY
May 5-7 Casper, WY
Jun 23-25 Rock Springs, WY
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 31, 2016, 02:26:44 pm
Who is putting on the one in Gillette? I won't go to any of their 'professional' shows anymore.

The annual gun show in Newcastle will be held on March 27th or thereabout.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 31, 2016, 03:09:24 pm
Who is putting on the one in Gillette? I won't go to any of their 'professional' shows anymore.

The annual gun show in Newcastle will be held on March 27th or thereabout.

Up in Arms gun shows at the Cam-Plex
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on January 31, 2017, 11:35:13 am
Gun show in Cedar Rapids, IA this coming weekend.  The last one I went to was a week or so after Trump was elected and prices were already coming down.  I'm hopeful that prices have continued to go down and I will stock up as needed.

Hope to add another AR upper, a Glock 19 and oodles upon oddles of reloading components.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on February 06, 2017, 07:29:06 am
Gun show in Cedar Rapids, IA this coming weekend.  The last one I went to was a week or so after Trump was elected and prices were already coming down.  I'm hopeful that prices have continued to go down and I will stock up as needed.

Hope to add another AR upper, a Glock 19 and oodles upon oddles of reloading components.

Show was quite busy and many people were doing great business.  Prices were stubbornly unchanged from the show last November.  AR uppers were simply too steep for my tastes - seems many people are trying to get too fancy and claim that "this upper with fancy doo-dads will make your bullets fly right to the target!" and ask for $1000.  No thanks, just need your no-frills carbine for much, much less.  Who knows, maybe all the cheaper ones were already snapped up.  I was a little bummed.  Found many new pistols but very few used that were in my price range.  So I settled on picking up reloading components.  Primers and powder were a couple bucks cheaper than last time so I was pleased about that.  Also picked up some fun items: Dragon's Breath shotshells for the 410.  Will make for a fun evening show.  Fire extinguisher standing by...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: kirgi07 on February 06, 2017, 10:48:04 am
You can build an upper a hell of a lot cheaper than that.Get what you want,ARs are adult lego kits. Ought 7.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on February 06, 2017, 12:47:58 pm
You can build an upper a hell of a lot cheaper than that.Get what you want,ARs are adult lego kits. Ought 7.

I've built a handful of lower receivers but never an upper.  I've always just plopped the complete upper on my recently built lower.  I suppose I could research building the upper...
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on March 20, 2017, 11:35:56 am
Gun show in Cedar Rapids this past weekend.  I attended but could have just as easily stayed home.  Prices have actually come up a bit post-election.  Frustrating.

Am looking for a Glock 19 (compact 9mm) but the best deal I saw was $499.  Complete ARs were climbing back into the $600 range.  Even stripped lowers were back up to $85.  When Trump first took office I picked up a couple for $65.  I'm guessing the glut of inventory that many mfg's pumped out in anticipation of a Hillary victory have been snapped up.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 20, 2017, 11:52:42 am
Went to my club's annual gun show on Saturday. Nice selection of guns, but mostly used and antique. Quite a bit of reloading stuff and the usual boxes of ugly holsters. LOL  I didn't even look much at gun prices, since I'm resisting.... Anyway, did look at pocket and "gravity" type knives, and those prices were pretty steep. Even the Chinese stuff was expensive. I have a good knife, but am looking for a better belt clip. This one won't stay on my belt reliably.

I saw one really different knife, shaped like a pistol... grips, movable trigger and all! A neat little flashlight was in place of the sights.  The "hammer" was the lever to open the knife. Just too cute!  But for $60. - hmmm, too much, especially for something that obviously would be of little use as an ordinary pocket knife - no belt or pocket clip. Also, while small, looked too much like a real gun to be safe carrying in anti-gun territory.

Anyway, got to talk to a lot of friends I don't see many other places, met some neat new people, and enjoyed being able to actually talk to them since I got my hearing aids. Not perfect, but the background noise doesn't cancel conversation completely now.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Who...me? on March 20, 2017, 10:47:07 pm
After multiple knives belt clips got so loose they were unreliable at best, I have found the best way for me to carry my knife is inside the right front pocket with the clip on the outside.  Push it to the back of the pocket snug.  Haven't had that problem now for about 15 yrs or so.  Works for me.

I carry this http://www.streamlight.com/en/products/detail/index/protac-2l in the same position in the other pocket. I would never have paid 44 bux for a tactical light but work was nice enough to give them out.  Funny thing is I never really carried a flashlight in my pocket. I am amazed how often I use this thing, at least several times a day out of work and all the time at work.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on March 21, 2017, 04:29:07 am
After multiple knives belt clips got so loose they were unreliable at best, I have found the best way for me to carry my knife is inside the right front pocket with the clip on the outside. 

Wish I could carry in the regular pants pocket, but I'm too short. When I sit down, the knife is pushed right out. I now have a few pants with cargo pockets, but I believe I've also messed up the pocket clip with putting it on my belt. The clip is too loose to hold it in the cargo pocket now and it falls out easily. I'll have to see if I can tighten up the clip somehow.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on May 02, 2017, 03:29:56 pm
Up in Arms gun show

May 5-7 Casper Fairgrounds
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on May 14, 2017, 05:44:22 pm
gun shows

Rock Springs fairgrounds
June 23-25
Aug. 18-20

Casper fairgrounds
Aug. 25-27

Gillette Cam-Plex
Sept. 1-3
Nov. 17-19

Rock Springs fairgrounds
Nov. 24-26

Casper fairgrounds
Dec 15-17


If you know of any shows near you.
Please share then here
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on May 15, 2017, 04:56:32 am
It would help if you'd list the sponsors, organizers of these shows. For example, I will only go to those sponsored/put on by local gun clubs. The "professional" shows are of no interest to me. Just an idea. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: casca-503 on May 17, 2017, 12:24:34 am
June 3rd.   &   4th.....Buxton  /  Hollis    Rod  &  Gun   Club....3rd.   Annual    Gun   Show....Hollis  .....Maine....81  Plains   Road.....
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: casca-503 on May 21, 2017, 09:59:23 am
for   those   up   in   nor'east    corrna'   of   this   great   country..../    small   club....300  members....good   stuff....lot   of    local   dealers   come   to   set    up   tables....." all   laws   will   be   obayed....Wi-Fi   available   for   NICS   checks "....
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on September 11, 2017, 09:29:56 am
Hit the show in Cedar Rapids this weekend.  My youngest daughter tagged along and got another little pocket knife.  She loves shiny things!

Couple of observations:
We were there Saturday around noon - place was NOT packed.  In fact, it felt like Sunday morning.  Plenty of elbow room, could walk past 2-3 tables without brushing past anyone.  Most vendors were sitting there looking bored.  One guy mentioned he hoped to sell something this weekend.
Prices were cheap.  Saw a lot of 'clearance' tables full of stuff and 'make me an offer' sign on lots of guns.  Complete ARs in the $300 range.  Brand new Glock pistols less than $400.  Ruger 22 rifles for $120.  Even 22 ammo was in the 5 a round range.
Inventory was massive; a year ago I couldn't find powder to save my life.  Today, rows and rows of the stuff were everywhere.

To sum it up; Trump is killing the gun and ammo industry!  However, now is a great time to stock up.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on September 11, 2017, 10:08:47 am
Last gun show of the year here was Aug. 26-27. I go every year, and it's usually a good show. There are seldom any real bargains, but lots of gun parts and accessories. Used to be a lot of reloading stuff too, but now not so much. The actual number of guns for sale seems to get smaller and smaller, but Wyoming folks tend to hang onto their guns. I won't have anything to do with the FFL vendors, but even they don't seem to be offering much. A number of old, maybe "antique" guns, but high priced. 

Still lots of "craft" stuff, both home made and commercial honey, personal care products and cosmetics, and such like. The lady that brought very nice leather goods, including holsters and CC purses for women, didn't show this year at any of the local shows. A friend of mine who makes crochet stuff to sell says she won't be going back to the gun shows here from now on... she didn't sell a thing at either of the last shows, and the table fee keeps going up. I have not bought anything much at a show for years now, at least not gun related. Since the entry fee keeps going up too... not sure how much longer I'll bother going either.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: Rarick on November 05, 2017, 01:46:52 pm
Las Vegas actually has 3 different organizations that vist, about 6 shows every year too.  The Southpointe Casino and Cashman Center are the 2 regular ones.  The third moves around a lot, sometine in a casino, sometimes in a concert venue.  One of those venues was the one just shot up, go figure...

I am actually not spending much time in town anymore, except when I have enough work to make it worth the effort.  2007-2009 was very good to me.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 07, 2017, 06:31:31 am
Cedar Rapids, IA gun show next weekend (10-12 Nov).  I wonder if the recent shootings will trigger (pun intended) a bigger showing than last time when there were more crickets than people in attendance.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on November 07, 2017, 06:55:20 am
Next show anywhere around here is in mid March. My own gun club puts on a very good show each year. Attendance is pretty much the same each year, and we've maxed out the number of tables we can offer. There isn't a larger building in town. :) In years past, I hate to say it but the craft/books/do-dads and antique stuff outnumbered the actual guns for quite a while, but last year turned that around. Still too many FFL dealers and not enough private sales, but such is life. Almost nobody in Wyoming wants to SELL a gun. LOL  When I see one offered - especially at some reasonable price, I always ask, "what's wrong with it?" Must be a bad gun, I'm thinking. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 15, 2017, 06:17:10 am
Cedar Rapids, IA gun show next weekend (10-12 Nov).  I wonder if the recent shootings will trigger (pun intended) a bigger showing than last time when there were more crickets than people in attendance.

Hit the show with my son and youngest daughter in tow.  I've been to quite a few of the gun shows here in Cedar Rapids these past 5 years.  Probably 3-4 a year.  This one, by far, was the most pathetic one I've been to.  1/4 of the tables were empty.  More and more 'artsy/craftsy' stuff was being sold.  Barely any vendors doing business.  Signs were everywhere - "prices reduced", "make me an offer", etc.  I think the election of prez Trump has really affected the industry.  Seems hardly anyone buying these days.  I picked up some equipment for the Dillon and some reloading components.  Brass/primers were cheap.

Next show is in February.  Not sure I'll even go to the next one.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on November 15, 2017, 06:43:19 am
 people are not afraid Pres. Trump will take their guns.

most people have what they want for now, I would think the big sellers would be in ammo, and reloading.
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: knobster on November 16, 2017, 08:07:42 am
people are not afraid Pres. Trump will take their guns.

most people have what they want for now, I would think the big sellers would be in ammo, and reloading.

There is a much more relaxed attitude these days with Trump in office.  I'm sure glad the reloading component drought is over!
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 17, 2017, 10:52:57 am
2018

January 5-6-7
            Rock springs, Wy  Fairgrounds

           12-13-14
           Casper, Wy  Fairgrounds

February 9-10-11
             Butte, Mt  Star Lanes

             23-24-25
             Gillette, Wy   Cam-Plex

March  9-10-11
          Rock Springs, Wy  Fairgrounds

          16-17-18
          Casper, Wy  Fairgrounds

May   11-12-13
         Casper, Wy  Fairgrounds
 
        18-19-20
        Butte Mt  Star Lanes

June   15-16-17
          Twin Bridges, Mt 

         22-23-24
         Rock Springs, Wy  Fairgrounds

July   20-21-22
        Kalispell, Mt Fairgrounds

August  24-25-26
            Casper, Wy  Fairgrounds

September  Aug 1 Sept 1-2
                 Gillette, Wy  Cam-Plex

                 7-8-9
                 Rock Springs, Wy  Fairgrounds

November  16-17-18
                 Gillette, Wy,  Cam-Plex

                23-24-25
                Rock Springs, Wy  Fairgrounds

December  Nov30 Dec 1-2
                Kalispell, Mt  Fairgrounds

                14-15-16
                Casper, Wy  Fairgrounds
 
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 17, 2017, 02:28:36 pm
Only three months until the Newcastle gun show. I may decide to let some of my rifles go then. I can't shoot them anymore. :(
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 17, 2017, 05:19:45 pm
Only three months until the Newcastle gun show. I may decide to let some of my rifles go then. I can't shoot them anymore. :(

Which ones of them are you thinking about?
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: MamaLiberty on December 18, 2017, 04:29:36 am
Which ones of them are you thinking about?

I'll send you a PM. :)
Title: Re: Gun Shows
Post by: FDD on December 26, 2017, 06:35:11 am
http://www.scotsdown.com/PubPicStor/Newcastle2018.jpg

Newcastle, Wyoming March 17-18, 2018