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Gun show report 12 Feb 11
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

Well, there is little to report! For the second weekend in a row I went to a gun show where the line to get in was so long that we gave up! Last weekend was Greensboro, NC and today's was in Wilkesboro, NC. Instead we went to local gun stores which were also swamped. After all this running around in two weekends I've bought exactly one box of 50 bullets (225 grain Sierra BTs for the .35 Whelen). Now I did have a couple of pretty good BBQ lunches during these trips! Next weekend is a big show in Charlotte, NC so maybe I'll be a little luckier.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

Hey Punkin...at least you are out there mate. You would be kicking yourself if you didn't at least try to attend mate...I know I do.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

pkslinger, I'm impressed. It sounds like NC has more gun shows than TX.

Why do you think it was so crowded? Nice weather? New laws?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

Slim, I'm not 100% sure why the crowd was so large. Part of the problem today was that the building was too small and the fire marshal was restricting access. Poor planning by the organizer I guess.

I also wonder if the new noise from the White House and congressional Dems about gun control has spurred more gun sales (again!).

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:15 am    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

I should go and visit one of the gun show in the US..

Gun shows here are no where near as exciting..

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:16 am    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

gelandangan, gun shows are popular enough in the US that a lot more than guns are sold. Lots of survival type items, e.g., solar panels, water purifiers. Then there are vendors of sunglasses (steady for 15+ years), jerky, books, even a local church selling bake goods (they sell out every time).

The shows in Fort Worth are pretty good size. The ones in Dallas are about 4 times bigger and it would probably take all day to cover the tables if not two.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

I went to one in Milton Fla. yesterday. It was shoulder to shoulder. Was looking for blackpowder rifles. Found one in terrible, rusty condition. The seller wanted $850.00 for it. It was nothing but a wall hangar. Was really disappointed. Got me a Polish sausage, put some gunpowder on it and went home.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

OBOne wrote:
Got me a Polish sausage, put some gunpowder on it and went home.
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ROFL ROFL ROFL

Thats a good one OB, got a couple coming up this month and will head to the western part of the state to see if I can buy some goodies. The second one is in red oak and it just so happens that the wife will be gone visiting family. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

Damn....I wish our gun shows were like that out here. As Gelan says...nothing of any real value there...courtesy of our moronic firearms laws.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

whats a gunshow???
I guess our sikashow would be the nearest thing we have over hear...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

I was just looking at the web site for the location of the Charlotte gun show. They have 72,000 square feet of space and I've seen it almost full before. Everything from hot dogs to .50 BMG rifles for sale (with proper permits of course, those hot dogs can be deadly!).

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

Have fun this coming weekend, pkslinger! Let use know if you get in this time. I want to make the Dallas Gun Show next month.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

I've been to a couple of gun shows in Albuquerque when they coincided with my visits.
I'll admit to being unimpressed, with a lot of the tables full of overpriced junk.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

English Mike wrote:
I've been to a couple of gun shows in Albuquerque ... with a lot of the tables full of overpriced junk.

Come to Dallas!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Gun show report 12 Feb 11 Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
English Mike wrote:
I've been to a couple of gun shows in Albuquerque ... with a lot of the tables full of overpriced junk.

Come to Dallas!

I'll wave when I drive past on my way from Houston to Stonewall, OK in November. Very Happy
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