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I will NEVER go to another gun show again

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mopar92, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. Isaac-1

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    So much of this is about the organizers, those that enforce ALL guns must be zip tied open, all guns must be double checked and tied on entry, etc. can be much safer, the ones where they have just anyone walking aroun carrying guns, no checking at the door, etc. those are the ones where accidents are more likely to happen, because the simple truth is with so many guns and so many people in such a dense space there is no such thing as a safe direction.
     
  2. Sniper66

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    I have been going to guns shows, lots of them, for the past 10 years. The best is the Wannenmacher in Tulsa. For those of you who have never been there, it happens twice a year and has over 4,000 tables. The crowds are huge with many thousand guns on display, handled, shouldered, and carried about. Have I seen unwise behavior? Sure. But, but compared to other activities like driving, flying, eating motel food, going to football games, even bathing; guns shows are safer. I rarely feel such freedom and safety as I do at the Tulsa Gun Show. I love being around other gun enthusiasts.
     
  3. Pyzon

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    If the local fire officials saw the crowd at this past weekend's show in Hilliard, OH (NW Columbus) I guarantee he would have crapped his pants. Wall to wall crowds is an understatement. Not many good deals or quality sellers, as usual at this show, but guns were flying off the tables nonetheless. Way too many people to feel safe though.
     
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    Floor or ceiling?

    Seriously, did you forget a sarcasm tag?
     
  5. PavePusher

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    I've been to many gun shows here in Arizona.

    I have not yet seen a clearing barrel anywhere near one.

    I have one at my front door.
     
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    Yeah, that reflex never really goes away completely.
     
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    Hey, I have a BMW, and an extremely nice one too.

    It's also 12 years old, I bought it used at a bargain price because it was broken, fixed it myself and do most of the maintenance myself. It was originally a $75K car in Jan. 2000.

    So don't assume, project or stereotype too much, eh?
     
  8. GBExpat

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    Hahaha ... OK. ;)
     
  9. RetiredUSNChief

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    I've never taken a firearm to a gun show. But all the ones I've been to (last one was over 10 years ago), all incoming firearms were verified free and clear and then cable tagged at the door before entering.

    Knowing the process for checking a weapon free and clear, I do this BEFORE getting to the gun show. When I walk up to the door, the magazine is already out and the slide locked back.

    I do NOT want any other person (including law enforcement at the door) handling my firearm before I've already verifed it free and clear, with the slide locked back. Nor do I want to contribute to a crowd of hundreds of people who may be in line, each potentially with a weapon that must be checked free and clear before entering.

    We all know that the most dangerous routine handling time for a weapon is the part where you unload it.

    Add to that the fact the you absolutely cannot get large groups of people together and get them ALL to follow even the simplest of directions EXACTLY as stated and ONLY when they're told. You'll ALWAYs have those numb***s in line somewhere who simply cannot wait to get to the clear area at the door where they're supposed to have their weapons verified free and clear and cable tagged. Doing this in a crowd of people on all sides is NOT the place to do this...no safe place to point (even down has somebody's toes in the way, not to mention ricochets) and too many distractions and people who can jostle you.


    Like driving in traffic with other vehicles flying all about you, this is a time and a place to be extremely vigilant with respect to situational awareness and gun safety.
     
  10. 9MMare

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    How do you know it's much less if you dont attend the other ones?
     
  11. 9MMare

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    Apparently you are not a beef jerky fan.

    Ah well, to each, his own ;)
     
  12. mopar92

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    I rarely bother with gun shows anymore. There are a couple dealers around town that attend all the shows and every so often they will do some good deals at a show. Mostly it isn't worth the $10 or more to get in. I'll only go if I need ammo for a milsurp that I don't want to wait for and even then its a crapshoot if they will have what I want. More than once I've been unable to locate 6.5 Jap.

    Makes me want to rechamber the Arisaka for something else. :eek:
     
  15. mopar92

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    Well, the gun show ND's happened this week in Indiana, Ohio, and NC... Not TN..
     
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    Yeah, in Iowa, our gun shows are still six dollars. They're fairly small and low-key.
     
  17. mopar92

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    You put a twin cam engine in an 84' Ram.. Wow. ;)
     
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    Yeah man!
     
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