Went to the Calgary Gun Show today,and it was a lot bigger than the one I went to in 2005. The gun show also included a lot of antique arms and memorabilia from WWI and WWII. There were extensive displays of Japanese and German WWII firearms. There were lots of S&W M&P for sale, and I got to handle one. It surely handles better than the Glocks which I used to own. Strange, but I only saw a G22 and G21; not even a G17. 1911s were also making a strong presence at the gun show. There were 1911s dating from pre-WWII that were for sale (the ones with flat mainspring housings). The best 1911 that I saw was a late 50's National Match 1911A1. The owner was selling it for $1,400.00. It was fired a total of 21 rounds (he still had the shells that he fired the pistol with), and the finish was still original. Norinco pistols were also abundant. There were lots of Norinco 1911s as well as a number of NZ85s which I'm eager to get my hands on. The trigger pulls of the NZ pistols have greatly improved compared to the ones that first came out. They had a smoother double action pull as well as a cleaner break in single action mode. I also saw a Chinese M-16 which was very well-made. Only the handguard which looks a little retarded needed to be changed. Also saw several M1 Garands that ranged from $800-$1,900.00. There was an International Harvester Garand that was selling for $1,300.00; an M1-D that was selling for $1,100, and a sniper version with flash hider and original scope that was immediately sold after it was displayed for $1,900.00. Italian-made Garands (not BM-59s) were also selling at around $800.00 and IMO, were in better condition than the Springfields. There was an AR with no forward assist (the upper was obviously an M16 that had the bolt changed); and the lower was a semi-auto (to comply with Canadian Firearms Laws) selling for $1,000.00. An H&R M14 was being sold for $1,200.00. Notably absent was the Chinese SKSs that were so abundant in the 2005 gunshow (Norinco wasn't able to export to the dealers because of the scarcity of metals, daw). I saw some Chinese M14s which, IMO, were very good looking. Wolverine Supplies was selling MK10 SMLEs made in Australia for $700+. They are imported by Sabre Defense Industries, LLC of Nashville, TN. One shining moment was the presence of Ernie Polintan, a Fil-Canadian who had a booth there. He was selling rifle kits, antique Colt 32s and a few more FN pocket pistols which are now prohibited under Canadian laws. My thanks to him for giving me a tip that the Non-restricted and Restricted licenses are offered by Alberta Hunter Education Instructor's Association for free. Some charge between $200-$400 per course.