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First post AWB gun show report...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WhoKnowsWho, Sep 18, 2004.

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  1. WhoKnowsWho

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    HAHAHAHAHA $75 Glock mags! HAHAHAHAHA!

    Okay, now that I got that out of the way... no wait...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    And the worse thing was he had to have at least 50 of them in the cabinet thing.

    Not very eventful to tell the truth, the normal stuffed toys, beef (or emu or something) jerkey, had some good mini donuts, etc. A few tables still said, pre-ban mags, and had the matching high prices. $45 (that was the lowered price) USP 40 mags, $75-$70-$39 Glock mags. But then a few with more down to earth prices, but no really good deals, $25 Glock mags, $18 used rusty Beretta factory mags for 9mm and 40. Funny one was the $1200 pre-ban FAL with bayonet lug and no flash hider. :rolleyes:

    Most mags were still overpriced. Most ex pre ban accesories a bit high now. Though one thing I almost bought on sight were new 90 round AR-15 magazines for $129, but I didn't know anything about them.

    No tables had a 10 round mag blow out deal, still the normal $19.95 price from what I saw for the old fashioned 10 round mags.

    I did see two Colt National Match Target AR-15s for $675 each, that seemed low since I am used to seeing higher prices for Colt stuff.

    Isn't a company going to make drum mags for the SAR rifles now? I saw two drums, I think one was $800 and the other was $650. :scrutiny:

    So many people I just wanted to check if the light was on upstairs, 'cause they just weren't very responsive to the "You know the ban is dead?" question...

    Though I did get out of there with a Japanese Nambu pistol. I have to go research it some.
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I suspect - probably before too long ...... the prices will/should find their own levels. It is the buyers market which drives the price levels .... or should and hopefully demand will help settle the ''slow mover's'' prices, like std 10 rounders etc.

    I am not gonna go looking and buying for another month or two I think .... let things settle and stabilize .. then see what's on offer.
     
  3. WhoKnowsWho

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    I sure hope so. Since I did see people still buying them... :barf:

    I'm just happy my www.fourfourmag.com order is shipped, I feel even more happy about the price of the mags I ordered, $20 USP40 and $13 Glock 17.
     
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    FourFour somewhat high IMHO

    $22 for a 13 round Mag for the G23 sounds high.:mad:
     
  5. azrael

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    check out the prices at fourfourmag's for the 10-22...$69??

    They gotta be joking :barf:

    Ken (WildAlaska) was selling them for like $25


    I am with P95Carry...I am gonna wait for a few weeks to see how much they come down in price...THEN I am gonna buy me a few..
     
  6. g21forme

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    We know the ban is dead and they know it as well but I will bet you there are plenty of people that will still buy preban mags to this day at an inflated price. That's busines baby!
     
  7. Justin

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    Shopping at a gunshow is a lot like shopping for a new car. If you don't know exactly what you want and are willing to pay for it, you will get gouged.
     
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    I paid $26 for a 13 roudn LE Only G23 mag on Monday night. Same price they were getting for 10 rounders here in VA during the ban.

    I could do it cheaper online, but then i'd have to pay shipping, etc. I bought them at the gun shop cause it comes out the same, and I like to support local businesses.
     
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    Yeah, that was an odd one among all the other more normal prices.
     
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    I noticed the prices were pretty darn high too.

    I picked up some ammo, brass and shotgun wads and that was about it.

    I did on the other hand get to fondle a .40 cal CZ Raami:D

    Dunno, the jury is still out on that purchase.
     
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    That thing was a lot smaller than I thought it was! Looked tiny, and it was slim.
     
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    The Coeur d'Alene gun show was about the same. $50 for well worn M14 magazines. Some fellow was selling KA headstamp Korean .30-06 ammo, the corrosive kind, for almost $100 for 376 Garand clipped rounds. There was no mention anywhere on the display sign warning that it was corrosive.

    Pilgrim
     
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    Ditto the Monroe, WA show. $29.99 Ar mags and $1200.00 pre-ban AR's.
    Oly Arms had a neat M-4 folder for $789.99.
     
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    I've been to the WAC Monroe show three times, and all three times walked away with nothing. Waste of $5, if you ask me.
     
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    I was shocked to learn that the M-14 mags NIW are going for as high as $150 apeice. I paid $30 each for them years ago.
     
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    My Gunshow Report

    I was also @ an Evil Loophole Gun Show this weekend, and the report is mixed.

    Mags:

    About 1/2 the dealers were carrying on as if the ban were still on, and the other half "got it".


    ARs:

    Overall, prices of preban configs dropped to the price of postban configs, and there were few postban configs to be found anywhere. Just about every upper had a flash hider on it, just about every lower had a collapsing stock.

    AK's:

    300-350 for WASR 10's


    Anomalies:

    Some dealers had rifles ostensibly labeled as "pre ban" for exorbitant fees, which were discounted to merely ludicrous. For example, No one in their right mind would pay $1200 (formerly $1800) for a "pre ban" AK. (No, it wasn't chrome, and it didn't have "da switch")

    Ammo:

    It seems that ammo is down, compared to its peak a few months ago.

    Loose Folding Stocks and Collapsing Stocks:

    There were a few, but not as many as one might think. Clearly, the production pipeline is still spinning up, and they're currently offloading the "leo only" stockpiles.

    Previously Banned Handgun Types:

    Few and far between, still at premium prices.


    NFA:

    A fair amount was available, the least expensive I could find was a beat up Vietnam era M-16, for about $7500. Maybe it was Kerry's favorite gun that he doesn't have anymore. If so, I think he should buy it. :neener:
     
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    Just got back from a gun show in Dayton, OH. No real deals on mags, plenty of old hi-caps (glock/HK/Sig) for $60 - $70. Lot's of things still labled as pre-ban. Horrible prices on most handguns. First time at this particular one (Hara arena), not sure if I'll go back as the....urban banger......crowd was well represented, fondling every AR/AK/Storm/Mac they could get there hands on.
     
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    Unfortunately - it is all too often the worst examples of those guys who the anti's choose as their ''model'' for your average 'gun nut' ... forgetting that many, many .. run of mill folks go also. I have to admit the occasional cringe when I come across them at a show.

    Gun prices have for me been way too high at most shows this year .... I only bought one from a show this year ... my M27-2 with 8 3/8 bbl .... hardly a steal but I was content with it - anyways it was a ''had to have''!!!!.

    Otherwise .. almost every time it's ammo and sundry items.... oh and sometimes some OK deals on cast bullets too .. always good to save on shipping with the heavy stuff.
     
  19. mamba

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    This had to be the worst I've seen. I mean these guys were in full hip-hop attire, glazed over eyes and attracting a lot of attention. One lady was on the phone to someone at a booth asking if she could just refuse to sell to them. I wouldn't. This was really the anti's prototypical model. :uhoh:
     
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    The one here in GR Michigan was pi55 poor as well, glock mags $150.00
    etc....
    very few real good deals....better shopping on line
     
  21. kernal_panic

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    hmmmm i got a poor report on the lakeland florida gunshow too. I may skip the next one here in fort myers.
     
  22. Billy Sparks

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    But did you see a AK with "da switch" ??? :neener:
     
  23. mini14jac

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    Just heard from a friend about the NE Georgia show.
    Same deal: high priced mags, post-ban guns, ect.

    How long till dealers get a clue?
     
  24. standingbear

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    took my nephew to the dayton show too.he wanted an ar but just couldnt get one at the prices they were asking sooooo,I helped him pick out a nice ak clone for 325 out the door...and a case of ammo along with a bunch of new 20 and 30 rnders and still had lotsa extra cash.
    I took along my old 39A and though I saw a few other guns that I liked but thought the price a bit steep...425 for a used ruger p89 or p90...2 SWD cobrays with fake cans attached...650 bucks?they werent even original cept the frames and had the newer style bolts in them.
    my nephew left happy which was the reason I went anyways.
     
  25. WhoKnowsWho

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    Nope, but I did see a AK with a pre-installed folding stock (import date?) for almost as little $$$ as the price climbing SARs and such...
     
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