INDY "1500" Gun & Knife Show


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AK-NOW
January 8, 2006, 11:21 AM
Any of you firearm hoarders, whoops, I mean enthusiasts going to the show?

INDY "1500" Gun & Knife Show
January 13th, 14th & 15th.

Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

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IndianaDean
January 8, 2006, 08:43 PM
I've been to just about every one for the last two years, so yeah....

poortrader
January 8, 2006, 09:31 PM
Too many people selling MRE's, knives, and expensive guns. I went last year and didn't see any deals at all. But it was amazing how many people were standing in line for the first day. The line was wrapped around the building and almost to the back.

mrmeval
January 8, 2006, 11:09 PM
I'll be there selling knives and swords. I help a friend run tables for his business.

Any of you firearm hoarders, whoops, I mean enthusiasts going to the show?

INDY "1500" Gun & Knife Show
January 13th, 14th & 15th.

Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

Herself
January 8, 2006, 11:52 PM
I'll be there, looking for Stars and other odd sidearms. (If anyone is considering bringing a really nice Ballester-Molina to sell at some decent price, please do! Or, you know, one of the Astra copies of the Broomhandle Mauser at a truly fire-sale price, even...).

Hubby and I (he's on THR, too, but I shan't reveal his Secret Identity) go to as many of the Indy gun shows as we can. Always an interesting crowd. And there's a little Dreyse semi-auto that comes to every show I usually stop and say "hi" to. ;)

--Herself

El Tejon
January 9, 2006, 08:49 AM
Matt and I will be there. We both need ammo and have some NFA paperwork to resolve.

I WISH there were expensive guns there. Hard to find good stuff at gun shows. *kicks rocks* Oh, well, there's always hope that's why we go.:D

1 old 0311
January 9, 2006, 08:50 AM
Is it in the 2 building set up like it was last time?

Kevin

mrmeval
January 9, 2006, 11:11 AM
Um, there's a guy with stuff in the 100,000 dollar range. He's the one with the double bolt action rifles and .22lr and other gattlings.

Matt and I will be there. We both need ammo and have some NFA paperwork to resolve.

I WISH there were expensive guns there. Hard to find good stuff at gun shows. *kicks rocks* Oh, well, there's always hope that's why we go.:D

1 old 0311
January 10, 2006, 07:02 PM
Bump

oscar
January 10, 2006, 09:13 PM
Indy is about 180 miles for me. I haven't been for about 3 years. Last show was where I got my Surefire. One of the best things about the show is the Hooters down the street.

AK-NOW
January 10, 2006, 10:12 PM
Kevin Quinlan posted
Is it in the 2 building set up like it was last time?

Yes, it will be in the Blue Ribbon Champion Building.
Fri. 2p-8p
Sat. 8a-6p
Sun. 9a-4p

Herself
January 11, 2006, 01:22 AM
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Herself
January 11, 2006, 01:22 AM
This weekend! Man, I gotta get to the bank.

So, do all The High Roaders wear red carnations or somethin'? I'm pretty recognizable :what: but how about the rest of you?:scrutiny:

--H

Herself
January 12, 2006, 02:03 AM
bump

AK-NOW
January 13, 2006, 06:04 PM
Anyone make it to the "1500" today? I'll be there Saturday looking for a Bulgi-Mak, or a Russian IJ-70 Mak.

mrmeval
January 13, 2006, 11:56 PM
I'll be helping another THR member who runs tables there. He owns his own business selling knives and writes military fiction.
http://www.sharppointythings.com. Look for the AR-15 with the large bayonet and the pink AR-15 some of you have seen in Oleg's pictures.


Anyone make it to the "1500" today? I'll be there Saturday looking for a Bulgi-Mak, or a Russian IJ-70 Mak.

IndianaDean
January 14, 2006, 09:56 AM
I went Friday and man was it crowded. It was good to see. I'm going back today.

Herself
January 14, 2006, 09:59 AM
I'm going today. Look for the tall gal in a purple cammo T-shirt, though I'm gonna have to dress warmer than that...

--H

El Tejon
January 14, 2006, 11:45 AM
Matt and I will be there around noon. I'm waiting here at my dad's in Indy for him and his platoon to drive over.:D

AK-NOW
January 14, 2006, 09:28 PM
IndianaDean posted
I went Friday and man was it crowded.

I went today (Saturday), still very crowded. The show was supposed to be in the Blue Ribbon Building instead of the smaller building where it was. Oh well, found a nice Bulgarian Mak in 9X18, two mags and a holster.:cool:

Herself
January 15, 2006, 12:49 AM
It was way, way beyond crowded! Sheeeeesh! Hubby and I could barely get through. We were there from about 11:30 through 3:30 Saturday.

He did buy himself a brace of sixguns (one of them a honking big Taurus, though not the keen .410/.45LC revolver they've brought out recently; saw one of those, cooooool), and I looked at some tiny Stars -- a Model S .380 that's kind of a mini 1911, and another, similar one in .32 (DK?) but plated and factory-engraved and with a price tag to match ::whine:: So, what the heck, I bought a Red Chinese Tokarev 9mm. 'Cos it's an odd thing and I'd seen one a couple shows back and thought it would be fun to shoot. ...It was that or a Webley, seeing as there weren't any $150 Broomhandle clones.

It was difficult to see much, the place was that crowded. Sunday is likely to be a little quieter, as I understand there is some sort of sporting event in town that day. ;)

Met "mrmeval" and Mad Mike and probably crossed paths with El Tejon, AK-NOW and that other guy -- but who can tell in that crowd? (I demonstrated my, er, "great skill" with a balisong to Meval, who can attest that I do still have all my fingers -- oh, I am the Tactical Ninja, if the spoon is a weapon).

Here's what I like about Indianapolis and 21st Century technological civilization: from the gun show we went to a first-rate Japanese-Korean place for dinner (ahhh!), then checked out a little "organic" type grocery store that opened up recently, where the usual nuts, fruits and wholesome whole grains are, it turns out, sharing space with some very fine-lookin' steaks, thick-cut dolphin-free-range bacon (or something like that) and seafood: now that's my kinda organic!

A fun day. Hope to see you guys next time!

--Herself

KeltiKevin
January 15, 2006, 06:26 AM
My friend Glocker and I arrived at the gun show at around 8:05 yesterday (Saturday). The crowd wasn't too bad for about the first half-hour. After that, I could understand why all weapons brought in by the public were required to be peace-tied:neener: .

I walked in with my Kel-tec P-11 which I sold for $150, and left with a very nice stainless Rossi M88 for $195. The Rossi (which I named "Lucille") was new-in-box and had never been fired. It appears to have been made in the early 80's, but I have not checked the serial number yet.

After the show, Glocker and I put 50 paper-killers through her, then I took her home and gave her a good cleaning. It was a good day.

Kevin

El Tejon
January 15, 2006, 10:39 AM
Where did all the people come from???:confused: Holy cow it was crowded.

Nothing of interest as usual.:( Looked high and low for a Redhawk in .45 LC, a Smith M25 (or any kit guns) or a 1st generation Glock 17, nothing.

Confined myself to ammo, books and some odds and ends for my ARs; almost bought a new air rifle. Matt bought a 2nd generation night vision scope, a new gun safe from Johnson (needs bigger one) and some ammo.

Should have scooped up those AKs for 3 bills a piece, but got a few AKs about the Alcazar now.:D

Wish more dealers would bring guns that I need.:D

albanian
January 15, 2006, 11:09 AM
I went Saturday and it was VERY crowded. At times I felt like I was going to have to start just shoving people to get by. It was crazy! It was FAR too crowded to see anything or to enjoy the show. I probably won't go back in a LONG time if that is how they are going to arrange it in the future. They have tons of space but for some reason they just packed every one in the three small rooms.

I complain about the Fort Wayne show but at least you can breath in there and you can walk around. I was insulted that they did that to us. I felt like we were not important enough to have enough space. The tables were WAY too close together that was the main problem.

As always, I didn't see much I was interested in. I was trying to sell my Marlin Camp 9mm. Somebody on THR probably saw me toting it around with a sour look on my face. I'm not always in a bad mood but I don't like being that crowded and confined. It was really getting to me. I must have asked 20 dealers and individuals about buying it and nobody seemed interested. I waited until they approched me and every one of them was not interested. It was very strang, that Marlin would have sold right away up in Fort Wayne. That is where I am taking next time. I would have no trouble selling it there.

I don't think the Indy show is a good place to sell your guns from past experience. I don't know why it is but I have much better luck at other shows when selling. The Indy show is a good show to buy but not sell or trade. If you have cash, you can get some deals.

I got an excellent Bulg Mak with all the stuff for $120! You don't see that kind of deal anymore. It was from a private party not a dealer. I also got a Hi-Standard HB for $200. I wasn't looking to buy either of these guns but they were the best deals I saw. I was looking for an UZI or an AK and maybe a S&W 19. I had to buy something or the trip would have been a waste of time.

prism
January 15, 2006, 12:55 PM
I went Saturday afternoon. it was a good show. I was there to see new stuff, and for entertainment. so didn't feel the need to walk down every row. :)

Seven High
January 15, 2006, 01:37 PM
I went to the 1500 gun show on saturday. I could not believe all the people that were attending it. I wonder what a fire marshal would do if he saw all the crowds in the aisles. It was way too crowded. :cuss:

Herself
January 15, 2006, 02:01 PM
The Fire Marshall was there -- writing tickets for smoking! IMO, anyone who could manage to smoke in those aisles probably can wriggle out of a ticket just fine; it'd take a Houdini. Apparently as long as each and every one of us Refrained From Smoking, the tight-packed crowd was A-OK with the Fire Marshall, since --Heavens to Betsy! -- only cigarettes could start a fire. (Is the FM really Morals Police? Can't be, not considering some of the T-shirts and bumper stickers for sale, but still...)

One story making the rounds was that the vendors in the back room at the last show -- which was at the Marsh Pavillion, the big building to the East of where it is this weekend -- complained about very low traffic; there's only one hallway between the two sections of that building and not a lot of signage to remind folks to have a look. So the "1500" promoters had requested the smaller building. Then, with an RV show at the Fairgrounds the same weekend and the Colts playing Sunday, crowds for this one were a lot higher: a bad combination.

The consensus seemed to be that the crowding was caused by an unusual concatenation of factors. The next one is likely to be less crowded -- and might be a good place to look for deals.

--Herself

Herself
January 15, 2006, 08:15 PM
An email from Indiana Dean says the Fairgrounds people moved the show, and it wasn't from vendor complaints, just "reasons unknown." He hears that the subsequent shows will be in that smaller hall for the rest of the year.

It makes at least as much sense as the earlier rumor. Guess we'll find out!

--H

clt46910
January 15, 2006, 09:51 PM
I was at the Indy show yesterday. It was very crowd. I found a few good deals, at least to me. I found a Smith Mod 60 and a Mod 19 for a fairly good price. I also found a .22LR conversion kit for a 1911 for a fair price. Got a case of .223 from the folks in the little room that was selling them for $118.

I picked up a nice looking dark brown fanny pack and does not look like a gun bag with pull apart zipper for the gun department. Also picked up a utility bag from the folks that was selling them in the small room for 16 bucks because I forgot mine at home. Turned out to be a nicer bag then I expected.

Talked to a guy about building me a holster for my Wave mulitool and Surefire. I have one for the Wave and Maglite but use the Surefire most now a days.

Also stopped at that gunshop in Kokomo on 31 on the way back home and found they was selling out Mini-14 mags for two for $10. Picked up eight of them.

Today the weather was great for playing with all the new toys I picked up yesterday. So it has been a pretty good weekend. I am thinking of going to the next one in March. I just about always find something of interest in most of the gun shows I go to. Never been to one yet I considered a waste of time.:)

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