Texas Gun Show Blows

ST5MF

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Nov 27, 2008
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This has to be the worst "Gun Show" on the PLANET. It is nothing more than a Carnie Convention/Garage Sale. I can't believe I paid $7 to go to a garage sale. Just about everything there is junk; and there was maybe 7-8 dealers (out of the 20 or so actual tables there) with any guns. The main accessories was a dealer selling KNOCK-OFFS(?).

Don't waste your time with the one in San Antonio. It is nothing more than junk dealers trying to pedal
 

jack7742

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Dec 18, 2008
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I pretty much agree. I've attended a couple of the Texas Gun Shows at the Live Oak Community City, and they were less than impressive. Now I wait for the SAXET shows at the Freeman in downtown SA or out at the Shrine on 1604
 

Nate C

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Mar 30, 2008
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Sadly, that seems to be an increasingly accurate description: Carnie convention/garage sale.

Of course, that can actually be a good thing...if you are shopping for a Highlander sword, a woven Indian dreamcatcher, some beef jerky and a bunch of guys standing around talking about the incoming New World Order. However, if you are actually shopping for firearms, forget about it.
 

deerslayer64d

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Dec 28, 2008
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It has ben a few yrs sence I went to a gun show just for that reason I used to hit every show that came to town but no more
 

Saxet

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Mar 22, 2008
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The best show I have ever attended was in Gonzalez, LA at the Lamar/Dixon Convention Hall. Sadly, the Lamar/Dixon has sold and probably no more shows. The shows are run by the Great Southern Gun Shows Home Page. They also have shows in Longview, Texas.
 

Gpz1100

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Mar 15, 2008
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ain't there one coming up in pasadena?

we really need a calender or links to some. maybe a rating system too. might help promoters try to put together better shows?
 

nalioth

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Oct 13, 2008
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ain't there one coming up in pasadena?

we really need a calender or links to some. maybe a rating system too. might help promoters try to put together better shows?
Yes, but it won't be the "Texas Gun Show" company putting it on (which is the subject of this thread).
 

ST5MF

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Nov 27, 2008
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Texas Gun Show should change its name to TX CARNIE CONVENTION.

I am looking to move back to TX; someone please tell me there are some legitimate shooters with some knowledge of Guns, Ammo, and Shooting...

I have not seen much more than junk gun and knock-off collectors.

Anyone?
 

nalioth

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Oct 13, 2008
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I am looking to move back to TX; someone please tell me there are some legitimate shooters with some knowledge of Guns, Ammo, and Shooting...

I have not seen much more than junk gun and knock-off collectors.

Anyone?
Please rephrase your request, as I'm sure you didn't mean it like you said it.
 

blazer

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Dec 12, 2008
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I went to that one as well and it DID stink. The few gun dealers that were there were also pretty high on their prices. Ex Marlin 30-30 can be found for around 300. These guys wanted 400 plus with no negotiating.

Did you notice that many tables were empty and part of the convention hall was also curtained off?

Last time I go to a TEXAS gun show.
 
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