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bluethunder1962
April 30, 2012, 11:45 PM
Has anybody seen the the pawn stars show where at the end they have the shoot off to see who can shoot the best? If so do you know what kind of guns Chum and the old man shot. Chums looked like a mini ar15 and I have never seen anything like the old mans gun. They were both simi auto. Thanks

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jcwit
April 30, 2012, 11:56 PM
I had the show on DVD, erased it just this morning. I noticed the rifle the old man was shooting, but also have no idea what it was.

Michael_Smith
May 1, 2012, 12:13 AM
I believe the old man had a beretta cx4 storm.

bluethunder1962
May 1, 2012, 02:23 AM
Thanks Mikael I will look it up. It looked like by the holes it was big cal. Chums was something like a kids ar15. It looked cool.

firesky101
May 1, 2012, 02:50 AM
Was Chumlee's AR small? I will have to watch again, I just assumed it looked small Chumlee is not a small guy.

nwilliams
May 1, 2012, 03:03 AM
The old man had a Beretta CX4 Storm, Chum had a standard AR-15 (he's just a big guy) and Corey had an AR57.

Entertaining as always, Pawn Stars is easily one of my favorite shows.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 1, 2012, 09:07 AM
What tickled me is Chum called it an AK right before he shot. They are a hell of a set of characters. My wife and I got married in Vegas and we met them. Chum isnt as dumb as he acts, it actually suprised me some of the stuff he knew. Great people though, as nice as can be.

sherman123
May 1, 2012, 09:15 AM
I like that show too. Mostly because of Peaches.

ForumSurfer
May 1, 2012, 10:09 AM
I noticed their security guard was open carrying in a few episodes in a non retention holster. That always struck me as a bad idea in a situation where you may get into a scuffle.

I like that show too. Mostly because of Peaches.

The new one with the tats is pretty easy on the eyes, too. :)

What tickled me is Chum called it an AK right before he shot.

Obviously Chum is a poster here and gets the "this is an AK according to the media" joke. :)

jimwill48
May 1, 2012, 10:22 AM
Did anyone also notice that it looked like all the Winchester rounds keyholed in the target..

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 1, 2012, 10:45 AM
Hell yeah ForumSurfer, never thought of that...lol. I love to see some of the classics that come through there. When we were there I traded a WWII British(India made) bayonet for some collectable stuff for my nephew. The crazy part is they have showed that bayonet atleast 15 times during the filler clips of the show.

Sav .250
May 1, 2012, 10:57 AM
Always ..........entertaining. :)

usmarine0352_2005
May 1, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Did you see the one last night where they go to the range to shoot the shotgun and he owner has to shoot it. He missed first, then hits it. They dont buy the gun.


The range seems to be miles long. It's huge.
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bluethunder1962
May 1, 2012, 11:36 AM
I was thinking that after my last post that chum is so big it prob made it look small but I knew he called it something diff. I thought chum was a lot smarter than he acts. They do seem like good guys. I love watching it. The cajun pawn stars was pretty good to. I wish they had more guns on them but they still have enough.
Yeah I would not have bought that shotgun either. What makes those wells fargo guns so cool is the short barrel. The first thing I thought was why did it have a long barrel.
Thanks everybody. I knew if I was going to find out quick I would do it on here.

bluethunder1962
May 1, 2012, 11:40 AM
I just looked up that beretta cx4 storm. That was it. That is a cool gun. I think Chum's did have a short barrel though. It just threw me off him calling it something else.

Franco2shoot
May 1, 2012, 12:06 PM
I liked the one where they go test fire the Gatling Cannon, but the guy just wanted too much money. A few days later I was watching another one of those Reality shows, this one out in Colorado... Gunsmoke is the name of the company, anyway a guy brings in a Walker Colt, and and early follow on Colt of limited run. He was asking 10k for the Walker, and 450k for the Colt. The guy says "I'll do half a million if my specialist confirms the authenticity." Experts come in and verify the Walker, but the High Dollar Colt they say is an Italian copy worth about 2 bills. I have two Replica's (one Uberti, one Pietta, and both are stamped as such) and love the way they shoot, but no way would I fire a Half million 1 of 3 original.

KKKKFL

fallout mike
May 1, 2012, 12:30 PM
I think the show is entertaining even though I'm sure most of it is staged.

fallout mike
May 1, 2012, 12:32 PM
Only pawn shop I've ever seen that has to call in a expert before buying anything. But, like I said, its entertainment.

Bojangles7
May 1, 2012, 02:30 PM
^ Probably because they deal with much more valuable stuff than an average pawn shop does. Not the usual tv, game console, tools stuff.

19-3Ben
May 1, 2012, 02:36 PM
^^^ And it makes the the negotiation more dramatic for the viewers.
I have often wondered if so many experts were getting called in before the show was televised.

timhernandez
May 1, 2012, 03:06 PM
Entertaining for sure, and one of the few things my whole family will watch and be engaged in when the object strikes their fancy.

I was wondering what Corey was firing, but hadn't looked it up meself,thanks for the info.

Certaindeaf
May 1, 2012, 03:49 PM
I like that show. Guess I missed that particular episode. It seems the only ones that carry are perhaps the old man and the door goon? Not that there's anything wrong with that.

skoro
May 1, 2012, 10:51 PM
One of my favorite History Channel programs. They get some amazing items in the shop. And the guys (all four) are real characters.

Serenity
May 1, 2012, 10:57 PM
Chumlee is smart. Every now and then during an episode he'll rattle off some information and then get a funny look. Oops, got caught being smart.

Agsalaska
May 1, 2012, 11:10 PM
^ Probably because they deal with much more valuable stuff than an average pawn shop does. Not the usual tv, game console, tools stuff.
From what I understand the first season was completely staged. It caught on so fast that they had people line up to bring in some pretty cool stuff. They would then bring it in for the show.

Dont kid yourself. The vast majority of what that pawn shop and every other pawn shop relies on is that standard stuff you are talking about. And jewelry of course.

Watching that show is like watching CSI and thinking that is what it is like to be a cop.

But it is great entertainment.

Carl N. Brown
May 1, 2012, 11:26 PM
Did anyone also notice that it looked like all the Winchester rounds keyholed in the target..
Saw that and paused it to show my my wife there probably wasn't any rifling left in that old Winchester's barrel. Or they were using the wrong cartridge.

FIVETWOSEVEN
May 1, 2012, 11:41 PM
And it makes the the negotiation more dramatic for the viewers.
I have often wondered if so many experts were getting called in before the show was televised.

If it wasn't for the experts being called in, not much History would be shown. It's on the History channel for a reason you know. ;)

k-frame
May 2, 2012, 12:09 AM
Given the amount of time between the first presentation of an item and the expert showing up, it has to be very produced. I won't say staged, but definitely produced. For example, the web site for Tortuga Trading (the gun expert Sean Rich) shows his office is in Encinitas, CA. Not exactly around the corner, even if he keeps a spare office in Vegas.

But still, educational and entertaining. The Gatling gun episode was a lot of fun.

DammitBoy
May 2, 2012, 12:12 AM
Every episode of all these shows are staged, from the conversations, the facts revealed, to the items brought in and the dollars being offered.

Nothing is real on tv people.

usmarine0352_2005
May 2, 2012, 01:30 AM
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It's all staged.



Do you think the owner of a larger pawn shop would be hanging around. Plus, do you really think Rick is really that knowledgable? He's fed all of that information so he can look smart.



And they obviously screen people and things to get them into the store. Most pawnshops never see anything of that quality and the people working there wouldn't know what to do with it.
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Lucifer_Sam
May 2, 2012, 05:03 AM
Its staged to an extent. From what I've read/gathered they screen people with interesting items and have them come in when they have the store empty and ready for filming. I know that they screen via internet write ins, and I would assume walk ins. Their "adventures" and anything involving Subway sandwiches is obviously staged.

But the people are real people with things to sell, and I think the negotiation is real. Rick may have foreknowledge of the stuff, but he seems to pretty much stick with the value the experts say, so I dont see much point to him knowing alot about items beforehand.

And yeah, Chumlees dumb thing is a shtick. Unfortunately, I dont think Coreys being a jerk thing is shtick, too.

Panzercat
May 2, 2012, 05:12 AM
What's great is watching him try and lowball his walk-ins, then act regretful/indignant when they walk back out with their clearly valuable merchandise :)

jcwit
May 2, 2012, 07:39 AM
Its a real Pawn Shop folks, and Rick is good at his job, after all he is a successful business man. Are portions of the show staged, of course, also its television, which is entertainment, which in the final analysis is what its all about.

fpgt72
May 2, 2012, 12:15 PM
What tickled me is Chum called it an AK right before he shot. They are a hell of a set of characters. My wife and I got married in Vegas and we met them. Chum isnt as dumb as he acts, it actually suprised me some of the stuff he knew. Great people though, as nice as can be.
That is because he plays a part...and it is a SHOW.

A great deal of it is scripted...key word...show.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 2, 2012, 12:28 PM
Oh yeah, when we were there, they were filming. They went over a few things over and over. The funnier things that were said were improved though. The shop is ALOT smaller than it looks on TV. Part of it was roped off for the filming. After they finished filming, they quickly allowed ALOT more people in. We were standing at the door watching until they were finished. They even had water nozzles set up to mist water on people waiting outside. I talked to Antwan (security guy) the most. Not as much is scrited as people think, the producers will say " lets shoot this again but this time do this". But there were no teleprompters or anything. It was basically Rick and the guys getting edited alot more than anything. One deal (Abe Lincoln coin bank) took almost 30 minutes. The guy and Rick talked forever. So they edited and used 3-5 minutes of footage.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 2, 2012, 12:42 PM
Here my wife and I are with the Old Man

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/IMG_1767.jpg

Here is the water nozzles spraying people to keep them from passing out.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/IMG_1298.jpg

Iramo94
May 2, 2012, 01:39 PM
With all of the awesome Pre-96 guns they get, it's astounding to me that they don't give in and get an FFL. I would bet lots of people would like to sell their milsurps and such.

GoWolfpack
May 2, 2012, 02:07 PM
Here my wife and I are with the Old Man

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/IMG_1767.jpg


You've just been looking for an excuse to post pictures of your hot wife, haven't you?


Plus, do you really think Rick is really that knowledgable? He's fed all of that information so he can look smart.



Do you think you can run a successful pawn shop and not be knowledgable on all the items somebody might bring in to pawn?

ForumSurfer
May 2, 2012, 02:23 PM
Here my wife and I are with the Old Man

Holy crap ya'll look familiar. What part of NC?

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 2, 2012, 04:45 PM
I am in the mountains ForumSurfer, A little town up in the very north west part called Jefferson.

Thanks GoWolpack, you just made my wifes day. She is a sweetheart. Thanks though man, this was a couple years ago.

ForumSurfer
May 2, 2012, 04:51 PM
I am in the mountains ForumSurfer, A little town up in the very north west part called Jefferson.


Guess you just have one of those faces lol.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cjohnson76 View Post
Here my wife and I are with the Old Man



Here is the water nozzles spraying people to keep them from passing out.

You've just been looking for an excuse to post pictures of your hot wife, haven't you?

We grow em special out here. ;)

Jefferson...that's west of SPARTAAAA!!!

Neat pics though.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 2, 2012, 04:59 PM
Yeah, I am lucky she loves shooting and supports my firearm addiction 100%. I would kill to go out in the desert with the Pawn Stars guys and shoot some weapons. Seriously though the Pawn Star crew are nice, seem pretty down to earth. As someone else said too though, I liked the Cajun Pawn Stars too, wish they had new episodes.

GoWolfpack
May 2, 2012, 07:05 PM
Yeah, I am lucky she loves shooting and supports my firearm addiction 100%. I would kill to go out in the desert with the Pawn Stars guys and shoot some weapons. Seriously though the Pawn Star crew are nice, seem pretty down to earth. As someone else said too though, I liked the Cajun Pawn Stars too, wish they had new episodes.
You should totally join me and Forumsurfer on Carolina Shooters Club (http://www.carolinashootersclub.com/content/)

DammitBoy
May 2, 2012, 07:11 PM
From what I've read/gathered they screen people with interesting items and have them come in when they have the store empty and ready for filming. I know that they screen via internet write ins, and I would assume walk ins.

This is called staging or setting up a scene Sam

I think the negotiation is real.

No, it's not. Predetermined by the producers.

Rick may have foreknowledge of the stuff, but he seems to pretty much stick with the value the experts say, so I dont see much point to him knowing alot about items beforehand.



He's sticking to the script and the show's premise, which is not based in reality (because it's tv and it's not real) that's the point of the visiting experts - because it's the History Channel.

Agsalaska
May 2, 2012, 07:12 PM
The part that is missing from the show is the actual pawn shop. Pawn shops are not about buying and selling. They are about writing loans and collecting interest. It is extremely rare that they actually show a pawn transaction on the show.

Again, it is great entertainment, but it is not reality. Even if the people and items brought in are 'real'

TanklessPro
May 2, 2012, 07:22 PM
when they first started talking, Chumlee said he could outshoot everyone with his mp5.
I think he plays dumb and does a good job.

bluethunder1962
May 2, 2012, 07:25 PM
Cjohnson that is so cool you getting to meet them.
You said when talking about you wife being a hottie thanks that was a long time ago. What are you saying she's not now.


Just trying to get something started. I am in greenville sc. That is not to far from you.

bluethunder1962
May 2, 2012, 07:29 PM
I was filmed for the show dog town on nat geo. Nothing was staged on it. The show was canceled befor they used our part. They have to spice it up some. Who wants to watch people come in and sell their junk all day.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 2, 2012, 08:04 PM
Lol, no, she looks even better. I am the one that aged..lol. That is awesome about Dog Town.

Yeah, I was wrong, I thought he said AK, but it was MP5. sorry

bluethunder1962
May 2, 2012, 08:53 PM
I couldn't understand him.
You would think with all the money they have they would buy enough land to have their own range.

bluethunder1962
May 2, 2012, 08:58 PM
That is cool getting to talk with Antwon. He is cool. Did you see the other night when the guy started getting loud with Rick and next thing you know Antwon was half way down there and Rick told him it was OK and he went back to the door. If I was going to steal something there I would deff find another door to make my get away.

TanklessPro
May 2, 2012, 10:08 PM
Not sure if there are anymore doors but I wouldn't want to use any door that Antwon was guarding if I was stealing. :)
I don't understand them not having a FFL for all firearms. I wonderif they have some agreement with LGS not to have one?

SquareBeer
May 2, 2012, 10:11 PM
We seen that one about three weeks ago I believe but I can't help you with the gun. The old man is something but chumlee is my boy! He makes the show to us.

SquareBeer
May 2, 2012, 10:17 PM
He's sticking to the script and the show's premise, which is not based in reality (because it's tv and it's not real) that's the point of the visiting experts - because it's the History Channel.
Well it probably is like most "reality" TV shows now. It was real but then deal done and money given to the party to do the show and the later is the taped version of course.

The Lone Haranguer
May 2, 2012, 10:42 PM
I don't understand them not having a FFL for all firearms. I wonderif they have some agreement with LGS not to have one?
I have heard him refer a number of times to a law that only permits him to deal in pre-1898 firearms. I don't know if this is a state or local law, or only applies to pawn shops.

newfalguy101
May 2, 2012, 10:56 PM
I would suppose he means that without an FFL he is NOT permitted to deal in anything except antique guns, which do NOT require an FFL

Carl N. Brown
May 2, 2012, 11:12 PM
In some jurisdictions, the local gun law requirements for a pawnshop are more restrictive than the requirements for a regular gun shop or sporting goods store. I suspect, being Las Vegas, a pawnshop that handles modern firearms is viewed as shady. The 1968 Gun Control Act that established 1898 as the cut-off for antique guns, was predicated on prejudice against pawnshops, among with other assumptions about guns and crime.

Around here, pawnshops that deal in guns have to deal in a lot of guns to make a profit. So if a pawnshop wants to deal in general collectibles, antiques and art, and don't want to become a gun shop that handles pawns on the side, they might simply not want to get into handling modern firearms.

FIVETWOSEVEN
May 3, 2012, 01:55 AM
You've just been looking for an excuse to post pictures of your hot wife, haven't you?


I always look for AK 74 threads to pop up and then I can share pictures of my Girlfriend shooting my Tantal. :)

Tom488
May 3, 2012, 02:15 AM
I don't understand them not having a FFL for all firearms.
Rick explained that in one episode.... just said he doesn't want to deal with all the paperwork and have the ATF up his *** all the time.

Inebriated
May 3, 2012, 05:52 AM
You should totally join me and Forumsurfer on Carolina Shooters Club

Quality forum.



Also, I like the show. I usually learn something new when I watch it. It's typically useless knowledge, but still nice.

Beretta96
May 3, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Did you see the one last night where they go to the range to shoot the shotgun and he owner has to shoot it. He missed first, then hits it. They dont buy the gun.


The range seems to be miles long. It's huge.
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The range is actually in Pahrump in Nye County called Lone Wolf. Don't ask me why they drive an hour away since there are numerous outdoor ranges around here.

Tango57
May 3, 2012, 08:15 AM
Rick has written a book. In it, he explains alot of the things you guys are asking.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk when i should have been doing something useful

GoWolfpack
May 3, 2012, 08:24 AM
I always look for AK 74 threads to pop up and then I can share pictures of my Girlfriend shooting my Tantal. :)
And you managed to find one didn't you?

gpb
May 3, 2012, 11:05 AM
Pawn Stars is a fun show to watch as long as you keep in mind that the show is scripted. Most of the main characters are somewhat likable with one exception. The producers need to script and set up otherwise they would probably have to tape for a year to get enough “good stuff” for one show.

The other pawn shop show, the one from Detroit, is kind of scary. I don’t know who are more unlikeable the shop owners or the customers. I’ve watched this show a few times and really don’t recommend it. Pawn Stars is an enjoyable show, the other show isn’t.

Fishslayer
May 3, 2012, 01:09 PM
Yeah, I am lucky she loves shooting and supports my firearm addiction 100%.

AHA! that explains much. My first thought was "Wow! She's WAY too hot for HIM. Now I understand. You must have a really great gun collection.:D

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 3, 2012, 02:12 PM
LOL, she loves me for my guns... She is great. Thanks guys, you all really made her day.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 3, 2012, 02:17 PM
I had to atleast upload a photo of her I took a few weeks ago when we were going out to dinner.....She is was out of my league. I guess I just lucked up. Sorry dont mean to hijack the thread. I am trying to find some more photos from their shop. They had some really cool antique weapons. Seriously though, if you like the show and make it out that way. GO see them, you will love it. They really are nice guys too... too bad I didnt get to see Peaches thou....

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/abf2f795.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/IMG_1771.jpg

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff464/ChadJohnson1976/IMG_1762.jpg

Fishslayer
May 3, 2012, 02:56 PM
Seriously though, if you like the show and make it out that way. GO see them, you will love it. They really are nice guys too... too bad I didnt get to see Peaches thou....


You know you're bigtime when you have your own internet meme. Pawnstars has several.

These are a couple of my favorites. I use them all the time. :D

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/THE_Fishslayer/CoolStoryPawnStar.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn215/THE_Fishslayer/Cool%20Stories/PZQ-B8.gif

As for an FFL my guess is it's a PITA and they just don't want to deal with it.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 3, 2012, 04:55 PM
Roflmao

eye5600
May 3, 2012, 05:54 PM
I wonder how much the experts get paid for their walk-in appearances?

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 3, 2012, 08:36 PM
Not sure but I know that at one point atleast Rick was making 10k per episode. This was a long time ago too. So with the show being such a hit, I hope they make their cut too.

scallop
May 3, 2012, 08:55 PM
My wife and I went to Vegas in Sept. of 2011, stood in line for about 45 mins outside in 105 degree beating sun trying to get in while they were filming. Gave up before we made it to the door, was really bummed. Ended up going back later and checking the shop out, was really cool to see some of the items from the show. Did not get to see any of the guys though which sucked. I have heard that they run ads looking for people with rare/interesting items. Good entertainment as far as I am concerned.

bluethunder1962
May 3, 2012, 09:35 PM
Dude you just keep saying the wrong things. You are on your honeymoon with a hot babe like that and you are bumed about not seeing Peaches? I am going to get a fight started before this is over. You know I don't live far from you. I can bring my gun colection up there in no time......We don;t care where the pictures were taken just pictures of her are ok. Just kidding glad you are having fun with my post.

larryh1108
May 3, 2012, 09:38 PM
I'd bet the experts don't get a dime for their appearance. They do get free publicity with their name and business name. That kind of pub is worth more than a small appearance fee.

Fishslayer
May 3, 2012, 10:22 PM
I'd bet the experts don't get a dime for their appearance. They do get free publicity with their name and business name. That kind of pub is worth more than a small appearance fee.

The unions that run movies & TV have some pretty strict rules about pay, etc. I'm sure they get paid something.

I'd love to see what the gun manyfacturers do trying to get their products a place on Top Shot.

Even if the pay is just a small amount, though, the kind of $$$ that can be generated by being associated with a hit show is huge. People are gonna want to see the guy with the funny hat's museum, the gun shop that appraises antiques, etc.

According to urban legend Spielberg originally wanted ET to get hooked on M&Ms. Somebody at M&M said "no" so Reese's Pieces it was. Wonder if that guy ever found another job?:D

nwilliams
May 3, 2012, 10:34 PM
Since this thread has already drifted off topic I'll toss in my 2Ę*before the inevitable thread lock. Some of the show may be staged but it's a just a tv show and meant for entertainment. If you were to watch average everyday customers filmed going into a pawn shop to sell their crap it would make for a pretty boring show. Like with any tv show things need to be made entertaining or nobody is going to want to watch it.

It's not really a "gun" show but it's a whole hell of a lot better than American Guns:barf:

DammitBoy
May 4, 2012, 12:51 AM
The unions that run movies & TV have some pretty strict rules about pay, etc. I'm sure they get paid something.



This +11

I'm in the business and work for the union. Unless they are superstars who can call their own shots - scale is about $2000 per appearance.

And everything is faked and staged. Nothing is left to chance. For instance, nobody who works for redjacket firearms makes any of the "special" "game changer" frankenstein firearms shown on the show.

The armorer who works for the producer makes those things.

Agsalaska
May 4, 2012, 01:46 AM
Since this thread has already drifted off topic I'll toss in my 2Ę*before the inevitable thread lock. Some of the show may be staged but it's a just a tv show and meant for entertainment. If you were to watch average everyday customers filmed going into a pawn shop to sell their crap it would make for a pretty boring show. Like with any tv show things need to be made entertaining or nobody is going to want to watch it.

It's not really a "gun" show but it's a whole hell of a lot better than American Guns:barf:

Most people are not selling crap. Most are getting loans on meaningful items that they intend to, and usually do, redeem.

But your right. That would not make for good TV.

Lucifer_Sam
May 4, 2012, 06:17 AM
Since this thread has already drifted off topic I'll toss in my 2Ę*before the inevitable thread lock. Some of the show may be staged but it's a just a tv show and meant for entertainment. If you were to watch average everyday customers filmed going into a pawn shop to sell their crap it would make for a pretty boring show. Like with any tv show things need to be made entertaining or nobody is going to want to watch it.

It's not really a "gun" show but it's a whole hell of a lot better than American Guns:barf:

Well, its more like a low rent antiques road show. And like road show, I'm sure they go through a whole bunch of people before they get stuff interesting enough to film.

That hardcore pawn is kind of like the everyday thing. Except they managed to find some of the most remarkably repellent people on the planet. Theres actually a clip of them getting kicked out of a gun shop because the owner was sick of dealing with them.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 4, 2012, 09:03 AM
LOL Bluethunder1962, its all good brother. I swear thats why she is with me, my gun collection. Back to the Pawn Star guys though, I wish they had used only antique weapons from the shop... Would have made things a little more interresting...

bluethunder1962
May 4, 2012, 02:07 PM
I didn't even think about that. Rick did. I know they are not a "gun store" but at least the guns they do get in are cool guns that you don't see everyday. Are the guns in your picture the only guns in the shop? That was the only pic I really looked at anything other than your wife and that is just because she wasn't in it. HEHE. How big is her head getting. Would she feel freaked out if she knew I had her pic as my wall paper now. Just kidding. Thanks for being a good sport about it.

bluethunder1962
May 4, 2012, 02:10 PM
Also Rick was bragging about the old gun being better than the new guns and he could outshoot any of them with the old gun so it did have a little to do with old guns.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 4, 2012, 02:38 PM
When I was in there, they really only had a few guns. There was a Sharpe Rifle that they had out showing, and maybe a Trapdoor Springfield, but an employee had gotten them out to show a customer. They really didn't have much at all to choose from. You would figure with everyone taking a loss at the casinos, they would have a FFL to take all the carry pistols in on pawn. Antwan said that over 65% of their business is people on a losing streak and trying to pawn stuff for casino money...

sarge83
May 4, 2012, 02:50 PM
"The other pawn shop show, the one from Detroit, is kind of scary. I donít know who are more unlikeable the shop owners or the customers. Iíve watched this show a few times and really donít recommend it. Pawn Stars is an enjoyable show, the other show isnít."

I have watched both and you are correct about the one in Detroit. White trash with money, they way they carry on. Yeah I know it's tv but good Lord they are awful.

I frequent a pawn shop in one of the poorest counties in the country and have never seen the behavior exhibited in the Detroit show, by customer or shop employees. Now the customer might get mad because they can't get retail(which isn't going to happen in any pawn shop) for a sell or trade but they have always turned and walked away, maybe muttering under their breath but not causing a scene.

bluethunder1962
May 4, 2012, 06:03 PM
i would like to invest in old guns but you pay $1500 for a old gun that you don't want to shoot you can buy some nice new guns for that. I would have thought they would still have more than that.
It gets me somebody comes in and sells something that has been in the family for many yrs and the first thing they say when they get outside where are they going? to blow it in the casinos.

larryh1108
May 4, 2012, 09:15 PM
It gets me somebody comes in and sells something that has been in the family for many yrs and the first thing they say when they get outside where are they going? to blow it in the casinos.

That is why I'd rather be buried with my collection then leave it for heirs who only see $$ and sell it for .30 on the dollar to turn them fast. Both of my kids shoot and enjoy it but neither has a passion for collecting them. My wife would keep them becauae they were mine but her heirs? Pass. I'll leave specific instructions on where I wish they will go. No casino tables for my collection!

bluethunder1962
May 4, 2012, 09:33 PM
A MEN larry

CharlieDeltaJuliet
May 5, 2012, 08:09 AM
Yep, I will make sure who ends up with my firearms, will not go pawning them for quick cash.

Robert
May 5, 2012, 09:21 AM
It is sad when a tv show goes 4 pages but most actual firearms questions die out after a few posts.

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