GUN Went to a gunshow today :run:

01_Cruiser

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May 22, 2003
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Got there 5 minutes before the opening of the show, and was expecting a few people, but there were probably 250-300 people already waiting in line to get in. I got one of the last few parking spots, stood in line for about 15 minutes waiting to get in, and went in expecting to see $1500 AK's and $3000 AR's. To my surprise, 75% of the gun dealers had extremely competitive prices on evil guns and regular ones. There were 3 or 4 black rifle booths that were within $10-20 of internet prices (pre-price gouging), and that was with tax included. I was mainly there to browse, but there were two separate dealers there with GSG-5's priced at $499. One ALMOST came home with me, but I had to restrain myself :hs:

I was really hoping that I'd find some neat C&R stuff there, but nobody brought any. There wasn't a single dealer there with a mosin on the table. The only ones I saw were two shitty "WWII bring back" rifles that looked like someone bought an arsenal refinished 91/30 and m44 and drug them behind their pickup truck on a gravel road for a few miles, then dipped them in a mud/cosmoline cocktail and slapped a ridiculous pricetag on them.

One thing I was surprised at was how many norinco AK variations people had bought lord knows how many years ago and brought back out to sell at somewhat ludicrous prices.
 

Emfuser

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Feb 20, 2002
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Irmo, SC
There's a gun show here in town this weekend and the place was completely fucking overrun. I drove by on the interstate and the gf and I were both :eek4: at the cars overflowed out of the parking lot EVERYWHERE.
 

GPK

Groovy
Apr 18, 2007
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ATX
Coworker went to ours, said it was madness. Empty tables. $30 for surplus AK mags, $20+ for US GI mags and Pmags. Glad I didn't waste the trip.
 

Cannondale

The Texas Rattlesnake
Apr 17, 2007
87,999
Austin, TX
Coworker went to ours, said it was madness. Empty tables. $30 for surplus AK mags, $20+ for US GI mags and Pmags. Glad I didn't waste the trip.

I picked up a cleaning kit for my K31 and a muzzle cap for it as well, some Magpul mag rebuild pieces, 2 containers of USGI bore cleaner (The old stuff for corrosive ammo) and some political bumper stickers.

It was insane though, the line went out around the front of the building out to the street at one point. My father bought some AK mags, and was going to buy an AR lower but the line was really long.
 

GuiltySparc

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Apr 14, 2004
11,871
Maryland
i think i'm just going to build a nice Remington 700 or some such bolt action rifle. They can look just as tacticool as ARs, wont ever be banned, a little more useful, and i enjoy shooting bolt actions. Fuck this pre-ban consumer blitz, lol.
 

DaninTexas

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Aug 20, 2004
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Dallas, Tx
i think i'm just going to build a nice Remington 700 or some such bolt action rifle. They can look just as tacticool as ARs, wont ever be banned, a little more useful, and i enjoy shooting bolt actions. Fuck this pre-ban consumer blitz, lol.

This

I am thinking I may sell my $200 WASR AK and make some cash on it. Then buy a 700 as well.
 

USMCsilver

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Sep 24, 2003
1,036
Middle of SC
No jerky, but I did see a few fiddles.

Yes -- you read that right -- stringed instruments.

I was like, "WTF am I gonna do with that? Knock it up against some guy's head?"
 

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