Post Election Gun Shows

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  1. PopsXD9sc

    PopsXD9sc Active Member

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    Word on all forums is that gun shows after the election are complete chaos. Last one is Longview started slow and by the end of the day Saturday there was no parking and you couldn't get to any vendors without a LONG wait. Going to drive to Tyler on Saturday for the next one hoping to get a .45; either Taurus PT1911 or more than likely an XD45c. Guess my question is it even worth the trip? Any post election gun show experiences (small towns) to report? Any favorite inexpensive online sites to buy from?
     


  2. lonewolf23c

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    Boise, Idaho had a gun show a couple weekends ago, it was so crowded in there you couldn't look at anything. I gave up and went to Cabelas, thinking they should be less crowded, not so much there were as many people there in the gun section as there was at the gun show. Seemed like the prices at the gun show were higher too, which was driving people to Cabelas.
     
  3. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Bud's has the XD .45 compact package for $499 delivered Guns for Sale

    Taurus 1911's (several different ones), all under $600 delivered (see towards bottom of the page).
    Taurus Pistols for Sale
     
  4. TAZ

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    The Ausint Show this past weekend was pretty crowded. The line to get in was longer than I have ever seen it. A good number of dealers had their prices raised, but a good number did not. I was able to find deals on everything on my shopping list so for me it was worth the $5 and wait in line. As the demand keep sup I expect that those bargains will be harder and harder to find though.
     
  5. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    I stopped at a local gun shop here in Dallas on Wedneday. While chatting with the guy at the counter, he said that their wholesale prices have NOT been raised. This contradicts what some others are saying.......which makes me wonder if only some dealers are seeing price increases or if they are just using that as an excuse to justify their gouging?
     
  6. Vellcrow

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    I know more than a few dealers on a personal level. They told me that their wholesale costs have not gone up, certainly not in the last month or so. They fully agree that if a dealer has raised their price, they are just taking advantage. This is one of the main reasons about my rant involving CTD and their 20rnd AK mags.
     
  7. Moezilla

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    Heard the same about gun shows, going to pass on the Dallas one next weekend because I don't feel like being in a sardine can just to walk away annoyed at the price gouging I've been hearing about.
     
  8. TXBSAFH

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    I have talked to people who have gone to Conroe, Houston, and Pasadena show. Guns and ammo are being sold like Armageddon is coming next Tuesday.
     
  9. Moezilla

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    Armegeddon next Tuesday? I thought Inauguration Day wasn't until January. :)
     
  10. CZ guy

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    Sorry, I just got here..... what's all this talk about Nobamageddon?

    Friends, I have gone to my LAST gun-show until the craziness is over. I visited the Conroe show and Pasadena's, and I WILL miss going to look at the toys and visiting with old friends, but I will NOT play into the frenzy any further. I don't mind a firearms dealer making a decent living, but I resent the heck out of it being all from me.

    ....... and I can't think of anyone I like good enough to fight those crowds again!;)
     

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