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Old 06-28-2022, 02:06 PM   #1
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A buddy of mine and myself went to the gun show on Saturday. Let me say, whoa. Lots of folks buying guns that made me worried and scared to think that type of person owned a firearm.

And on another note, Ammo prices were thru the roof. The AR platforms and pistol prices were very good. Guess they bought high a few months and are still carrying that price.

Anyone else make it out there?
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Old 06-28-2022, 02:26 PM   #2
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You can tell the type of person just by looking at them??
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Old 06-28-2022, 02:35 PM   #3
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big flop... everything still priced high as it was last summer.
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Old 06-28-2022, 02:54 PM   #4
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Gun shows are pretty much a waste of time now. Back in the 90's and early 2000's the gun shows were a blast and took all day to walk. Big Town, Houston Gun Show, and the one up in Spring at the old outlet mall. Seems like now, there just new guns and black rifles.
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Old 06-28-2022, 03:08 PM   #5
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Gun shows are pretty much a waste of time now. Back in the 90's and early 2000's the gun shows were a blast and took all day to walk. Big Town, Houston Gun Show, and the one up in Spring at the old outlet mall. Seems like now, there just new guns and black rifles.
Yeah, I stopped going a few years ago. The mid-eighties, up until the ban were awesome. And then it picked up again in the mid-90s. Now, prices are as high as a cat's azimuth and the amount of quality used firearms seems nearly non-existent. Finding local deals or buying online and sending it to my local gun store seem to make more sense.



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Old 06-28-2022, 03:18 PM   #6
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The only gun shows worth attending are the ones in the smaller towns run by the locals. I agree the big gun shows are now a waste of time - just a bunch of overpriced new stuff and too many non-gun vendors.
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Old 06-28-2022, 03:46 PM   #7
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I grew up doing them. I was a member of Houston Gun Collectors and my pops was a member till he passed.
Loved the shows. Learned how to wheel and deal there.
Made a killing cleaning up guns from all the guys bring in stuff to trade or just bought and ready to flip. I was a cart boy for a while at Houston. I was there helping the guys unload and get their stuff to their tables.

Best deal I ever ran into was a guy that had some sort of hook up with Spiderco. When any knife was sent back they just sent you a new version of it. This guy had all the returns and factory rejects. I ended up buying 2 24"cube boxes full of Spiderco knives.
It took me weeks to go through all of them. I ground down the broken clips, rounded off the broken points etc
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:16 PM   #8
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Yeah, I stopped going a few years ago. The mid-eighties, up until the ban were awesome. And then it picked up again in the mid-90s. Now, prices are as high as a cat's azimuth and the amount of quality used firearms seems nearly non-existent. Finding local deals or buying online and sending it to my local gun store seem to make more sense.



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Remember all those crates of military surplus rifles. SKS's, AK, Etc. It was rare to see an AR and most were just Colt and DPMS. You could buy eastern bloc ammo by the case for around $100 bucks. If you need a hand guard for a model 12, chances are you would find it.
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:20 PM   #9
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The only gun shows worth attending are the ones in the smaller towns run by the locals. I agree the big gun shows are now a waste of time - just a bunch of overpriced new stuff and too many non-gun vendors.
Where is a small town gun show run by locals, I would like to attend one?
I go to a bunch of small town gunshows, but they are not run by locals, and for the most part they all suck.
The one in Tyler is the best thing we have around here, and it leaves a lot to be desired.
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Old 06-28-2022, 04:24 PM   #10
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Where is a small town gun show run by locals, I would like to attend one?
I go to a bunch of small town gunshows, but they are not run by locals, and for the most part they all suck.
The one in Tyler is the best thing we have around here, and it leaves a lot to be desired.

I havenít been to Harvey Hall in a long time. I didnít realize they still had a gun show there anymore.


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Old 06-28-2022, 04:37 PM   #11
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I used to enjoy going with my dad to the big gun shows at Reliant and George Brown in Houston. Haven't been to one in 10 years or so. Even then it had already changed to nothing but overpriced ARs and pistols. I went to vote a couple of months ago at the SPJST hall. They happened to have a small gun show going on. It was awesome. Lots of hunting rifles, shotguns, vintage/militaria, and prices were reasonable. Wish I could find that kind of show more often.
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Old 06-28-2022, 05:01 PM   #12
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I try to make the Houston Gun Collectors shows. The one at SPSJT is a bunch of old fossils (maybe I should look in the mirror) trying to cash in. The one at the Humble Convention Center is better. I look primarily for reloading supplies.
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Old 06-28-2022, 05:23 PM   #13
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I quit going to the Ft Worth show, too many people. I don’t like to be nuts to butts throughout the entire time.
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Old 06-28-2022, 05:52 PM   #14
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Remember the pallets of Winchester white box for $2.00/box?
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Old 06-28-2022, 05:55 PM   #15
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The best thing gun shows have going for them is the loophole
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Old 06-28-2022, 05:56 PM   #16
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Where is a small town gun show run by locals, I would like to attend one?
I look at this site and rule out the company shows ie. Premier, High Caliber, Real Texas Gun Show,etc. YMMV

https://gunshowtrader.com/gunshows/texas-gun-shows/

The last good one I went to a couple of years ago was in Gatesville and I think it was run by the local Lions Club.

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Old 06-28-2022, 07:05 PM   #17
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Gosh I remember back in the 80's going to the Fort Worth and Dallas gun shows, it was total awesomeness for me, stopped going in the late 90's, too much crap that they were selling.
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:41 PM   #18
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I'll be at the Arlington Sportsman's Club swap meet this Saturday. Its for members but if your a member its usually a really good one.
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:45 PM   #19
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My best friends dad made his living working gun shows back in the seventies and then my friend took over the business. They traveled all over the country and when they would come into town I would help them. Man, it was so much fun back then. No doubt the gun shows have change since then.
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:53 PM   #20
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The best thing gun shows have going for them is the loophole
What loophole. Can't wait to hear this.
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Old 06-28-2022, 07:59 PM   #21
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Gun shows are pretty much a waste of time now. Back in the 90's and early 2000's the gun shows were a blast and took all day to walk. Big Town, Houston Gun Show, and the one up in Spring at the old outlet mall. Seems like now, there just new guns and black rifles.
The one in spring was good back in the day

I remember going to one at grb and seeing this group of thugs were in front of us. They went by 3 tables trying to buy tech 9s with wads of cash 3" thick. Every seller there agreed on better price with cash but when thuggie smalls saw a yellow form he went to the next table.

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Old 06-28-2022, 09:16 PM   #22
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What loophole. Can't wait to hear this.
Gun show loophole
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:39 PM   #23
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The last gun show I went to locally was a waste of $10 and 30 minutes of my time. The only one I will even consider going to now is Wannemacher in Tulsa.
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Old 06-29-2022, 07:50 AM   #24
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Gun show loophole
That explains a lot. LOL.
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Old 06-29-2022, 05:32 PM   #25
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That explains a lot. LOL.
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Old 06-29-2022, 07:03 PM   #26
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Too much crap at the gunshows as of late. If I wanted to look at candles and lotion, I'd go to a candle and lotion store....
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