Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by doubleh, Mar 4, 2022.
before the covid thing started. Considering the (lack of) hygiene of some of the participants, I think I'll wait a little longer.
I went to some good shows in Nappanee, In about 6-7 years ago, all downhill since then.
I wouldn't expect to find too many masks at a packed gun show, certainly enough to keep me away.
Isn't that always the case anyway. Most gunshows are like that. There really only a few of the well established ones like Tulsa and Louisville that are big enough to stay true to form.
A funny gun show story; I bought my Wife a fake Rolex watch at a show years ago. When I gave it to Her She ask if I was crazy! Then She wanted to know what I gave for it and I said 5. She ask me again if I was crazy! I finally told Her it was $5 not $5K. The silly thing lasted for years!
With over 800 tables at the show, my feet were giving out before the tables were.
I know the shoot is gone, not sure about the show.
I have a get-a-long problem also. My right wheel bearing is getting seriously rusty and my hip was killing me before the day was over. I am not to the point of riding a scooter yet and it's a good thing because it would have been unusable in the crowd yesterday. I'm in the process of getting some medical help (I hope) for my problem. The BBQ was just as good as I remembered and I did score what I consider a jewel and at a very good price.
And pictures of said jewel?
They changed 'gun shows' to "life" for the movie, but what's the difference?.
And, that's the key to enjoying the shows. You have to manage your abilities, your expectations, and your willingness to find "victory" in the small.
At the last Fort Worth show, I was skunked on obscure ammo and equally obscure magazines--but I was half expecting that. Did see an Astra pistol I thought about a lot, but passed on. A nice surprise was seeing mi amigo José who was selling hand-rolled cigars once again (Huzzah!) Also scored something I'd been looking for--one of those stay-cold vacuum mugs. Then, hit up Mercado Juarez for great Mexican chow. So, a successful day.
The Arlington show a week later, found boutique ammo at fair market value, and looked really, really, hard at a Colt 1908 Commercial in .38acp--it was a really good price, for being fair market. Had fajitas at Mariano's afterwards--so another great success.
T/C Encore with good figure in the stock, an excellent trigger, and it doesn't have a scratch on it. I had given up on every finding one, even a beat up one.
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