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Went to the gun show today...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Enachos, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Enachos

    Enachos Well-Known Member

    So I went to the gun show in Concord, NC today... and WOW! I have never seen such good deals in my life. One table had almost every glock model including the RTF models for $439. Almost EVERY gun there had an amazing price! I got light headed from all of the madness! But in the end... I decided against buying another pistol and convinced myself to buy an AR-15 from a good buddy of mine because i don't own any rifles. So i purchased a Rock River Arms A4 Carbine for $500. Not a bad deal at all for an used but in good condition rifle! Very proud of this purchase! Maybe next time the gun show comes around I'll go ahead and purchase that Ruger LCP I've been eyeing.
  2. Texas Gun Person

    Texas Gun Person Well-Known Member

    Around me I see a lot of good prices on handguns, and sometimes shotguns. Not so much on rifles.
  3. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Even here in California, local range sales/regular prices often beat Gunbroker prices.


    Great deal on your AR ! Don't get smug though , as soon as Barry loses on health care , he will start looking for another mud puddle to stomp in . The minute that anything is said about AWB or any other lame - brained idea, watch the prices go thru the roof again !
  5. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    I don't think any appreciable price increases on another "gun scare" will be able to stick. Everyone who wanted one grabbed them last year, and are still gorged on that feast and digesting all those guns.

    Also, with much of his 'political capital' spent, people would expect any attempt at comprehensive gun restrictions to fail. The fear last year was driven because people viewed his support and party's power as unstoppable, but that is not the prevailing view now at all.

    Keep in mind, the trends don't affect all segments of the gun market. As Glock and EBR prices skyrocketed, old stal-warts like older Colt's, S&W's and lever gun prices fell. And now they are rising as others fall. If you follow prices carefully, it's like the stock market in miniature - there are "favored" and "unfavored" segments based on tastes, politics, and the economy. It's a free market in action and fascinating.
  6. 06

    06 Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to when all these borderline sheeple start "shucking" their unneeded evil black guns. Should become a buyers market.
  7. Warhawk83

    Warhawk83 Well-Known Member

    I am waiting on that myself. I have every category covered except the ebr.
  8. danprkr

    danprkr Well-Known Member

    If you build your own like I'm doing it is already happening. I just bought a Si-Defense lower for 70, and it looks like I'll be in a brand new rifle for about 500. Of course the real reason I'm doing it for the fun of doing it. I'm one of those geeks who goes shooting to have brass to reload, and building my own rifle was more temptation than I could stand. :evil:
  9. indie

    indie Well-Known Member

    who was putting on the show? thats not far from me
  10. wishin

    wishin Well-Known Member

    Good buy. I'm still waiting for complete uppers to drop in price. What were they selling for at the NC show?
  11. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Well-Known Member

    All i know is that the gun shows in socal and now in san antonio SUCK...

    prices are average at best and usually high.

    cheapest AR ive seen is $725 at a show. Glocks are allways $475+
  12. mannac

    mannac Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the good deals will come here. The ones I've been to have $150 mosins and the like. Not good prices at all.
  13. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    So we now have a VERY VERY WELL armed country :D

    It's supply and demand thing. As demand tapers off, prices should continue to fall when sellers can't find buyers willing to pay the asking price. Just look at the THR buy/sell/trade threads - if no buyer, prices keep falling until SOLD.

    I never owned a 38/357 but shot friends' revolvers and have 38/357 dies. Thinking about getting a 3"-4" 357 so all the family members will learn to handle revolvers in addition to semi-autos. It may become a buyers' market.
  14. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Well-Known Member

    I want a DSA Fal but I'm going to wait another 6 months and see if I can get a better deal. Prices are coming down everywhere.

    I was paying .55 cents a round for 5.56 last year, now I'm paying 37.5 and its still going down.
  15. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    And nothing about that makes me sad!

    Funny thing was I took a rifle to the Fed Ex place to ship today. So many horror stories on the board of "I was hassled shipping my gun." The clerk looked at my box (an obvious rifle box - said "Remington" all down the side!) and the address ("Shooter xxxx) and just said - "He's an FFL, right?" I said yes, and the next thing the clerk was doing was telling me how much he was enjoying his new Saiga 12gauge as a complement to his AK. The gun "boom" does nothing but help us all as it bring in more and new shooters and owners.

    bds, I've said this on the board elsewhere, but in that range, look hard at one gun - a pre-1997 S&W 686 in 4". As prices sort out and bottom out, you can find one in 4" for $400 to $450. A finer .38/.357 for the money has never been built. And I've got at least seven 2.5" to 4" .38/.357's. The 4" 686 is the hands-down, all-around champ. Of all the handguns I've ever owned, if I have the misfortune of having to be in a gunfight, I want either my 4" 686 or my Colt MkIV Combat Elite in my hand. Those aren't the ones I carry daily or keep in the car or truck, but they are the two I keep in the nightstand and carry openly when the situation arises.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  16. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    I have shot many 357s friends own and the 686 did shoot nice. In fact, the guy who taught me to reload shot his 686 for matches.

    Let's hope the current "shortage frenzy" dies down so we can go back to our affordable gun collecting again. :D
  17. JWF III

    JWF III Well-Known Member

    So now I'm a geek.:banghead: In school I always used atheletics to offset the good grades. But I have to admit to going shooting just to have some brass to reload.:banghead: It's a circle of sickness. Heck, I've even bought ammo just to not use my "emergency stash" of reloads before. I mean, it's not like I couldn't have made some more.:banghead:


    ETA- Sorry for the off topic post. When I read that comment, it just made me laugh at myself for a moment. Continue on...
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
  18. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    Guns shows around here (central Fl) are loaded with hand-guns! If that`s what your looking for(anybody) you should go home happy.
  19. Hatterasguy

    Hatterasguy Well-Known Member

    Correction, I just skimmed through Gunbroker and it looks like I can get PMC or American Eagle for .35 cents a round or a bit less.

    When it drops another nickle a round I'll buy. Its fun watching a market tank from the sidelines when you have no money in it.:D
  20. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Well-Known Member

    I know it can be hard to find that shape / size box at times, but next time I'd strongly recommend putting the factor box inside a plain one when shipping. Inexpensive anti-theft protection

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