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Houston High Caliber Gun and Knife Show

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by PettyOfficer, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. PettyOfficer

    PettyOfficer

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    I've spent way too much time arguing with zealots on the political and religion sub-forums lately, I want to talk guns...

    Anybody going this weekend?

    I'm taking a friend who has never owned a gun and is excited to learn, particularly about the AR platform, and I thought, why not get him some hands on with long guns and let him ask questions...

    Should be a great time.

    I've always said gun shows always have the most polite people. Nobody wants to get shot. :)
     
  2. Huaco Kid

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    Ever been to a karate tournament?

    Politeness reigns.
     

  3. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    You can legally carry a loaded firearm to a gun show in the houston area? To my understanding this is prohibited....
     
  4. PettyOfficer

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    Yeah, no loaded mags or loose rounds... But that doesn't mean a person with anger management issues isn't waiting for you outside.
     
  5. PettyOfficer

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    I personally don't have the budget for a gun, but I'll probably pick up a mag or two and am definitely looking for a new IWB CC holster, crossing my fingers.

    When I say budget, I mean I have enough money just no authorization from the finance committee, she grew up in Illinois and hasnt completely warmed up yet.
     
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    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    This at Reliant? What they charging for parking?
     
  7. I'M Glockamolie

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    The reason I don't go. I'll either go to Pasadena in 2 weeks (smaller), or to the guy I used to buy from at the shows anyway, that opened a store in Katy about 4 miles from me. ajcgunshop.com
     
  8. PettyOfficer

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    Enough to drag friends to carpool with, $10!
     
  9. PettyOfficer

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    I bought both of my pistols from them at both Reliant shows last year. They have decent prices on used, got a S&W22A at the spring show and my G30 at the late summer show.
     
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    I don't do Reliant or GRB unless I am in serious buying mode, figure you are down 20 bucks before you start looking for a deal. Last few times I have went looking for something I haven't found a deal so I just wait for pasadena if I just want to look. At least that way parking is free and it is only 10 mins from the house.
     
  11. PettyOfficer

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    I've never gone to the Pasadena show, heard its a bit more shady.

    I've only gone to the Reliant shows because they are not that often and I'm going just to look around, get ideas, learn and only rarely pick something specific up. At the last show I picked up a decent range bag and some magazines.

    Yeah, the parking is a pain, but carpooling with friends brings that down. I live 5-8 minutes from Reliant, so they all come here and park.
     
  12. I'M Glockamolie

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    The customers may be, but the dealers are the same ones that make the show rotation for the most part.
     
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    Shady? You do understand that High Caliber puts on shows at the Pasadena Center many times a year? They have four more scheduled there for this year.
     
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    bobby_w Alienigena Platinum Member

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    Pasadena shows are not shady and the free parking is great.

    Same dealers as those at GRB and Reliant.

    I will go to Reliant when HGCA has their show twice a year. More out of area dealers show up then.
     
  15. Z71bill

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    I live a few miles from the Pasadena Convention center.

    Been to at least 50 gun shows at this location

    9 out of 10 are worth the admission fee -

    Only exception is when a show is being held at GRB or Reliant on the same weekend.

    If you think Pasadena is shady you will sheet your pants and cry for your mammy after you park your car at GRB . :rofl:


    I will never go to a show at GRB again - $20 to park $10 admission - not worth it -



    Reliant is OK - but same show as Pasadena -
     
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  16. PettyOfficer

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    Shady is what I heard, not my opinion, but yeah, free parking s better.

    Didn't know GRB was 20/10.. Wow, Relants 10/8 isn't bad in comparison.
     
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    wait, you guys actually base your decision to go or skip the big gun shows on whether you mean to buy or not??

    that's funny, i use the gun shows as "demo shows" to find what feels good in my hand and then buy from online dealers for much cheaper.
     
  18. PettyOfficer

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    That's called "showcasing", and lots of retailers are suffering because of it. Just saying, I'm not a small (or big) business owner.
     
  19. Z71bill

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    GRB parking is a mess. Cost depends on where you end up finding a place to park.

    They have a large parking garage - but seems like they don't bother opening it for a gun show - or maybe it was full -

    I stopped doing gun shows at GRB a couple years ago - maybe parking has improved. :upeyes::rofl:
     
  20. G36's Rule

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    Give us some examples of the price difference you are getting online compared to gun shows.