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Guy Shopping (Gun Show)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shep854, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. shep854

    shep854 Member

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    About every two months we have a pretty good size gun show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. I finally got to it today with some money. Talk about a toy store!

    I had no plans to buy a gun (I didn't either!), but to pick up mags and accessories. Overall, I feel like I came out pretty good. @ome of the purchases were treasures, such as two 1930's training books for flying ($20). I also found a factory CZ75 mag for my pre-B for $20.

    Another goody was a set of wood S&W grips for my Bodyguard, and a Pachmayr grip adapter for another $20. The wood grips look much better than the boot grip the gun had when I got it.

    I also came across a very nice GI sling for my M1, as well as a sling/oiler set for my carbine, a rare M1956 mag pouch for M14 mags, as well as a couple of GI M1911 mags, and a very nice gear bag for gym use.

    The only thing I felt maybe I paid too much for was an Italian-made mag for my Hipower, but it looked like NATO issue for $35. I also picked up a Checkmate M9 mag, just to see how good or bad they really are.

    All told, a very satisfying afternoon. When I total everything up, I feel good that I got my money's worth.
     
  2. Jim K

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    When I first looked at the title I thought it was by a woman. Several single females have told me that ranges and gun shows are good places to do "guy shopping" in another meaning.

    Seriously, that Birmingham show is pretty good; I used to hit it when I was TDY in Alabama.

    Jim
     
  3. shep854

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    Yeah, after I typed it, I thought the title could be taken that way, but I have confidence in the good sense (and humor) of the forum members.

    Actually, there were a number of attractive ladies at the show.
     
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