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Gun show report- SAXET show Austin TX

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by breakingcontact, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. breakingcontact

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    Whoever attends please post observations here. If its stupid packed in the morning, please let us know.
     
  2. breakingcontact

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    People parked way out in grass. Huge line to get in. Didn't go inside. Yuck.
     
  3. saenzrich

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    Got there about 30min early and there was a massive line outside. This was the first show since the craze. Lots of reloading powder and primers still at normal prices and stock. AK's for 1100-1500 Ar's for more. One ammo booth had 100rd ziplock bags of .223 fmj for 109.99 plus tax another both had a case of .223 Tula for 1200.00. Funny thing is none of that ammo was selling imagine that...mostly just pistol and hunting calibers were going. Tons of guys with backpacks full of AR mags for 25.00 not to bad considering the what some are paying. Glock 33rd 9mm fac. mags for 100.00 and 17rd for 59.00. I left about an hour and a half later when I got outside the line was even longer than when I got there at opening...and the parking lot looked like it was free ride day at the rodeo.

    Nobody wanted to buy my Remington model 5 22lr either...looks like I need to put it up here for sale...it seemed as if everybody there was on a hi cap craze. All magazines were selling like crazy.

    I wonder if all these people that have been waiting in lines like cattle to get in the gun shows recently would have voted...if we'd be in the same situation we are in now?
     
  4. umadcuzimstylin

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    ^Hey I voted Libertarian dont blame me.

    I didnt go to the one in Austin but went to the one in Houston today and it was brutal. Got there the minute they opened and there was a 1/4 mile long line. 30rd Mags of .223 going for $50 a piece. The first 30 round mag I tried to buy I thought said $49 it actually said $99 thats right $100 mag, I got the knock off for $50. AR's going for $2000 and Colts going for $3000. Not one Glock 19 Gen 4. Had a lot of good laughs at how outrageous the prices are. Cost me over $100 for 2 30 round mags of .223 lulz; and I dont even have an AR-15 yet lol.
     
  5. wally

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    Other than adding a few more possible pro-gun votes in the House (Austin, Houston, & Dallas have plenty of anti-gun representatives at the local, state, & national level) Texas voters did pretty good overall. My House rep is solidly pro-gun, but nothing we can really do about the likes Shelia Jackson-Lee etc. since few people who actually pay taxes live in their districts.

    I'm bummed about not even bothering to go the the GRB gun show this weekend, just can't see the point for the exact reasons you mention.
     
  6. nathan

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    Dont continue to get ripped off by these high prices. Cmon folks, stay away from falling into the pit.
     
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    Same descriptions for Lewisville show
     
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    Small San Antonio gun show today - the largest table was selling Egyptian cotton sheets. Large table with pens. Much junk jewelry. Coins, nuts, chemical toilets to use during the apocalypse.

    Trivial guns and ammo. Total waste of money.
     
  9. nathan

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    Beef and venison jerkies , tainted by the smell of the packed crowd. Hope you dont get sick chewing those things.
     
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    I forgot to mention I did buy a gun though, but for my son. It was a Spider-man light up and sound gun...he remembered it from the Dec. show and specifically remembered where the table was...he used his Christmas money and we got the guy down to $10.00 and extra batteries. I didn't realize how loud the thing was till the drive home:eek:.
     
  11. breakingcontact

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    Before the madness the SAXET ATX show was pretty good. Good guns to jerky ratio. Not going back until it calms down.
     
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    Anybody see what mosins were going for by chance?
     
  13. nathan

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    Watch out for those stomach virus coming from eating those tainted jerkies. It will churn your tummy bad and gas galore.
     
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    "Beef and venison jerkies , tainted by the smell of the packed crowd. Hope you dont get sick chewing those things."

    Yeah but those free samples where good.

    Did ya see the chick at the table in the back left with the jugs? Was mirin hard lol.
     
  15. MaterDei

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    I went to the Austin show today with my best friend.

    Pure pandemonium! We had a blast. We knew that it would be crazy and only went for the fun. I got some primers, some jerkey and a Magpul sling for my AR. Fortunately I don't need ammo or guns so didn't partake in the madness. These were the typical prices.

    AR-15s, really any brand from DPMS to Colt - $2500 - $3000
    Stripped AR lowers - $300
    AKs - $1100+
    Mosins - $220
    SKSs - $700 - $800

    Ammo was silly too

    22LR - 500 round bulk, $90. 50 rounds boxes $11
    9MM - $50/box
    223 - Federal 1000 round box - $1099

    Here is a pic of the line going in. We got there about 15 minutes after they opened the doors.

    IMG_2882.jpg
     
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    I just read this...looked in my gun safe.,..and in my ammo boxes, and realized I am RICH!
     
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    Prices are just getting worse by the week. Wow, amazing !!
     
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    Thanks for the pic, I was going to take one, but couldn't find the end of the line!
     
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    :eek::what::eek:


    wow... Im speechless..
     
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    Me too! but asking prices are one thing, selling prices are what make the market.

    Anyone actually buying at these prices?

    If so I've got half dozen duplicate SKSes sitting in my attic to make room in the safe for better stuff, I should drag them out to sell at the next show :)

    I just couldn't resist when they were like $70-100 each.
     
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    Gun show report- Austin TX

    Arrived just before opening time. Convinced my wife to accompany me for the experience. And what an experience it was. People lined up 4 and 5 abreast in a line 400 plus yards long. Finally made in it the building 45 minutes later.

    Place was a zoo and packed with people. However, we found the crowd very patient and friendly; nice change from most packed crowd experiences. Guns were priced sky high. I concentrated my look on revolvers and found what few revolvers dealers had were priced at 2 to 3 times the retail prices shown in my Gun Traders Guide book, 32nd edition. However, good supply of ammo and gun magazines were available. Certainly better than retail stores in Austin and San Antonio.

    We left the building around noon and witnessed the line was still 400 yards plus in length and still 4 or 5 abreast with people.

    What a statement. This country's "leaders" have really stirred something up this time. What amazed me... We were in Travis County, the premier Democratic stronghold of Texas.
     
  23. MaterDei

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    Good question. From what I observed, no, not too many people were buying. Normally it's best to go to gun shows early on day 1 to get the high demand items before they are gone. By 'high demand' I mean under normal market conditions when gun show prices are generally competitive with the LGS and online.

    I suspect that in this case the dealers might tone down on the greed and come down some on their prices today to off load some of their inventory (still at huge markups).
     
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    Hhmmm....Yes; Cheaper-Than-Dirt is selling Glock standard-capacity G-17 magazines for ~$80; 9mm 33-rd a.m. magazines for ~$190; 9mm 50-rd a.m. drum magazines for ~$180; and Glock 9mm 15-rd G-19 magazines for ~$80.

    Some gun shows in my area were cancelled because the usual vendors didn't have enough goods to warrant the cost of setting up for the shows.--Patrice
     
  25. breakingcontact

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    Alright. Moment of weakness I caved and went today. Not much busier than usual. Couldn't have been more different than what I looked like Saturday. No line to park, no line to get in.

    Ammo = absurd prices but didn't seem to be selling

    AR15 at dealers tables 2-3k.

    Private sellers with ARs, prices comparatively reasonable, $1500-2500. Lots of them though. Must have been people selling their extra. What I saw was all kitted out and looked next to new.

    Several guys with backpacks full of AR mags. $30-40 for metal mags, $50-$60 for pmags.

    Dealers had a reasonable amount of stock and high prices. ARs/AKs. Only saw 1 M1A.

    Not a very good selection of home defense shotguns. Next to no 10/22s. Not many smith and Wesson pistols or Glocks, lots of XDs.

    Several nice 1911s for decent prices.

    I sold a couple items for good prices not "panic its made out of gold" prices but I was happy with it.

    Only thing I bought was 1 magazine and almost bought a 5.11 backpack. Came close to getting a 3rd Gen S&W but with used mags going for $50 a piece I decided against it. Nice gun though for $450.

    This may not be news to you all and I think one of you mentioned it, but "high cap" mags, even non-AR ones, have doubled/tripled in price.

    Ruger BX-25 for $80/$90. Most pistols mags $50-75 now.

    I really think people are convinced a mag ban is coming, if not the AWB.

    There is your gun show report!
     
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