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Rochester NY gun show ,last weekend ??

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  1. scaatylobo

    scaatylobo Member

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    Went to the R.G.S. this past weekend with 2 very close friends.

    I have been going to that show for over 40 years and it has been a great place to find guns,ammo,knives etc.

    I was amazed and disappointed to see the show was VERY badly attended.

    A few dealer friends said that Syracuse gun show was even worse [ a larger show ].

    I am not sure if Cuomo [ the moron Gov. of the state ] finally got his wish and shut down the gun trade in this state --- or there is another reason for this horrible showing ?.

    Sadly this state is in a very bad "state" of affairs if the hunters and shooters are not into buying.

    That will cost the state MILLIONS in lost tax dollars and the loss of sales will effect business .
     
  2. The_Dude

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    I think a large part of it is Cuomo and his SAFE Act.
     
  3. herrwalther

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    No surprise. The SAFE act made the vast majority of firearms illegal in the state.
     
  4. SleazyRider

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    Likewise, I thought it odd that Cabela's is opening a store in Woodbury, New York, just a stone's throw from New York City, next year. Given the NY gun laws, perhaps they'll be selling just clothing?

    So it's no wonder the gun show was unsuccessful. I suppose it would be like having a boat show in Nebraska.
     
  5. lobo9er

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    I wouldn't over think this one the shows have been packed house previously. I go to that one also and to be honest sometimes I leave wondering why i came. A lot is over priced and a lot is the same rifles I've seen from the same vendors over and over, some guns I think I have seen for years. 325 rnds of 22 for $80 doesn't make wanna fight the crowds. I did how ever pick up some x54r last time. They all can't be sell outs. And there is more to it than just coumo and safe act. And even though the safe act sucks there are still plenty of guns to buy and sell, and most are better deal at gander mtn which is right down the road from the rochester gun or the local shops.
     
  6. sauer1911

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    +1 with Lobo9er. I started going to Gun shows out and around the LA county area, and at first ammo prices were great, great variety of gun stuffs and memorabilia.:)

    BUT as of the last 24 months the fear and hoarding caused these gun shows to turn into freak shows of high priced ammo, Many, many vendors selling Chinese junk scopes and what not. So much stuff that had nothing to do with guns I stood there and scratched my head.:banghead::fire::cuss:

    Now I just watch Gunbot.net for reloading supplies, and have several local Gun stores that were honorable during the past few years. They will get my business

    be safe
     
  7. tarakian

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    My friends and I used to always go to the Syracuse show, but haven't in years. Same stuff every time, most of it wildly overpriced, and trying to negotiate a more reasonable price is often met with disdain, if not open hostility. If one of my local gun shops can't get what I need, then I can always turn to the internet. We do occasionally hit a show in Pennsylvania as they tend to have different vendors and better pricing.
     
  8. Ryanxia

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    Could just be the economy. I attended a gun show in southern Maine this past weekend and it was pretty dead as well.
     
  9. MagnumDweeb

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    I chalk it up the economy, mix of supply and demand (demand being down), and folks getting wise to going online for their needs than the gun show.

    Gun shows are little more than strip bars where you can touch the goods. The price to take them home isn't worth it and once you get it home you'll have to worry whether or not it works right from being "tested out" by so many others. You're better off going online for your searches (much like online dating nowadays, hmm funny) if you are looking for a good deal.

    Last one I went to I didn't even go inside. I hung out in the parking lot and made some purchases, and then I took said purchases to the range. Best ten dollars I never spent.
     
  10. lobo9er

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    I agree with tarakian about the negotiations. Some, not all, definitely act insulted. I also agree that the "vibe" has changed in thee last 2 years. The hoarders and panic buyers and gougers that follow have changed things for me. I will still go if I am free I do enjoy walking around looking at stuff, but do not care if I miss it when it comes around like I used to.

    (Gougers my opinion... Supply and demand I know and get it)
     
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