My first one in over 20 years and I was and was not disappointed.

But first, let’s play Gun Show Bingo!

Beef Jerky? Check!
Cheap, crappy nylon holsters? Check!
Free Space
Nazi Memorabilia? Check!
Fantasy Knives’ booth with ninja stuff? Check!

One big difference from the shows back in South Florida was the variety of firearms, especially old classics bolt actions. Most of them were in great shape indicating lots of love and care through the years. AR 15s are the kings of modern rifles, followed by the AK variants in a distant second place. I was amazed to see one SCAR and no Styers. About equal parts of new and used handguns including one booth with several Colt 1903s and a couple of stands with a good variety of revolvers, old and new and all insanely expensive. The prices of all guns are still absurd, including SKS for $650 the cheapest!

Ammo was plentiful but other than a small reduction in 9mm, the prices are still absurd. I refused to pay almost $50 for a box of .357 Magnum and I am happy I still have some from Remington for defensive use bought long ago and plenty of components for reloading. Speaking or reloading, there was next to zero on that area. I think I saw one 8# jug of some old powder, some bullets and cases (I have more in my stash) and ZERO primers. Some used dies in uncommon calibers and one RCBS press made for all Reloading in the show.

The best of show was the people: Friendly and talkative which I enjoyed to interact with, even though I am not gregarious or enjoy crowds at all. Amazingly very little political chat was overheard, but then again, I was not looking for it.

I did try to buy a muzzleloader, but the wife vetoed the idea with fury. I really don’t know why she was so against it, but I know better than contradicting her.

Here is a pic.

It is a muzzleloader…sort of.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “Went to a Gun Show.”
  1. I like that muzzleloader. Would really like to have one myself, but the ammo is prohibitively expensive. I think wifey was right to veto the purchase…

  2. Final bingo question: was anyone selling fidget spinners or bamboo sheet sets.

    Doesnt sound like a bad show and a good day spent

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