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It has been a long time since I have been to a gun show. The last gun show I went to I was VERY disappointed. There were a lot of Knick knack tables...flea market type of items. I have been reading that a lot of this has been cleaned up.

But I think my biggest disappointment was paying $10 or $15 per person to get in and finding that everything in the show was VERY over priced. It was during the time that gun sales and prices were through the roof but I could have driven to an LGS just down the road and paid considerably less for the ammo and guns that were for sale.

So I am curious if all of this has changed or will it be more of the same?? I remember a day ( loooong time ago ) where you could go to a gun show and find deals on things you were looking for.
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Quilts, jerky, jewelry and fudge. I skipped the Monroeville show this weekend.


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Don't forget the person with the stun un making it pop every 30 seconds.
Your location is vague, but it must be around here.


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I did not start shooting until 1989, in my 30's, courtesy of my girlfriend's Marine ex-BF who was threatening to kill me. Even left threats on my answering machine, duh. Turned out well, since I was invited to shoot on a Bullseye team, and got good at it. I was lucky enough to have a job on the road in SW Pa from about 1988 to 1998. I rarely drove by a gun store without stopping in to look around. And they paid my mileage!
I walk out of more shows empty-handed now, but there is a lot less on my buy list, and less that impresses me. I still find more interesting things in LGS, as time goes on. Always gravitated to the used guns, especially since I prefer to shoot them.
I spent some time in Vegas, was disappointed at the show I attended at a casino. Small, with very few used revolvers to look at. Same as the LGS told me there, they said used revolvers don't sit around long there. At least my ticket included a free drink.
One thing about SW PA, the shows have a whole lot of used guns of all types. And as was noted, it is cheaper than a movie. Still kicking myself for passing up the Ruger 10" MK ll last year at $400.
 
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I have been to gun shows all over the country and those people are at every one of them.
Yup, I get that. I have wondered how the vendors at the tables next to the stun guns can stand it.
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