MidwestArmsArmor and RK Gun Shows SUC...

MidwestArmsArmor and RK Gun Shows SUCK!!!

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PowderKeg

Festus, MO

#1 Jan 9, 2012
I have to say the quality of gun shows over the last 5-10 years has seriously gone down hill rather quickly. The one held in St.Charles charges 10 dollars to get in, for what? For tables upon tables of old used junk war rifles and AR garbage, ammo vendors selling ammo marked up 4-10 dollars a box higher than walmart! Then we have the ones that wont work on the price of items, they expect top dollar for well used items and then bitch they have not sold a thing all weekend!

The show at Orlando Gardens is a damn joke as well. 5 bucks to get in, only to see a stinky candle lady and some guy with a shooting game and tables upon tables of old war garbage and some over priced ammo. And the one annoying vendor that ask "how you folks doin?" every time you walk by his table even though i just walked by less than 5 min ago, hoping i will buy some of his over priced Glock magazines. Who the hell pays 30 bucks for a new Glock mag? You can get them brand new at Cabelas for 19.99.

What happened to the good ole gun shows? The folks that put on these so called gun shows need to rethink things. It's more like big flea markets with over priced old war garbage, over priced ammo and stinky candle vendors, oh and we can't forget the beef jerky and the old lady selling PURSES!!!

These shows suck!!! And so do the junk vendors that set up at them!
Parker Schnabel

Farmington, MO

#2 Jan 10, 2012
you sound like a nut case lay off the slim jims and mountain dew ....
Wayne

Tomball, TX

#3 Jan 10, 2012
Parker you sound like a supporter of those morons. He is right, those shows are sad, everything is over priced for used firearms and new firearms are priced above msrp. The worst part are the rude vendors that wont even look at you unless you are waving cash at them and will pay their price without haggling. I havent set foot in one of those shows in a few years now because of then crap they try to sell and the pricea they charge to get in are getting out of hand at some of them.
Get Real

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 14, 2012
We used to come to all the shows from down in the bootheel. Now, we don't even bother. Powderkeg is right.
Honkey

Festus, MO

#5 Jan 19, 2012
People need to stop going to these junk shows until the sponsor's start tossing out the garbage vendors and getting back the decent ones. Lately it has been the same old vendors at every show with the same old crap month after month. They all think they are sitting on gold mines. These shows are just a place for those morons to make a quick buck off of a sucker and sit and gab with one another. Even if they didn't charge admission i still wouldn't go to them. I also like how rude most of them are. Just for kicks i brought a less than one year old only used for one season Browning Gold 10ga to the show at Orlando and one of those guys was balls enough to offer 450 for it! Show's ya how cheap these guys are.
Parker Schnabel

Farmington, MO

#6 Jan 19, 2012
Honkey wrote:
People need to stop going to these junk shows until the sponsor's start tossing out the garbage vendors and getting back the decent ones. Lately it has been the same old vendors at every show with the same old crap month after month. They all think they are sitting on gold mines. These shows are just a place for those morons to make a quick buck off of a sucker and sit and gab with one another. Even if they didn't charge admission i still wouldn't go to them. I also like how rude most of them are. Just for kicks i brought a less than one year old only used for one season Browning Gold 10ga to the show at Orlando and one of those guys was balls enough to offer 450 for it! Show's ya how cheap these guys are.
,,dingbattttt....ha ha
Nerd

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 20, 2012
Parker Schnabel wrote:
<quoted text>,,dingbattttt....ha ha
You are probably one of those vendors or morons that run the show
Darryl

Irving, TX

#8 Jan 20, 2012
Hell Yeah! They use to have sum cool stuff like assualt riffles,huntin riffles, dart guns and m80's now they got a bunch of crap. Can't even buy a decent confederate flag there anymore... it's B.S.
Mag

Festus, MO

#9 Jan 22, 2012
Yeah i agree with the OP, the shows we see today are clearly not the shows i use to go to 15-20 years ago. Nothing but the same old guys trying to sell the same over priced junk and won't give ya fair trade on anything you bring in. Worst of it all, people still pay the price to get in even though it keeps going up and up. They need regulations on what items vendors can sell at a gun show to keep all the people selling crafts, jerky, candles and old war garbage from coming in.
Parker Schnabel

Farmington, MO

#10 Jan 22, 2012
beating a dead horse...
Bootheel

Chicago, IL

#11 Jan 23, 2012
Parker Schnabel wrote:
beating a dead horse...
Don't bring your mother into this
Ted

Knoxville, TN

#12 Jun 9, 2012
Im set up at the rk show in knoxville Rex the owner had people wanting to buy tables that had guns and he told them they were sold out.Rex s mother and grandsun have 26 tables full of t shirts and pot grass sacks platic china air ball guns. What an ass he is.
Geno

Ballwin, MO

#14 Aug 30, 2012
I hear ya all... The same thing happened with model railroading over the years. Used to be that modelers brought their used equipment and sold it cheap. Then the vendors started coming and crowded out the modelers. The vendors (and crafters and candle ladies) set up shop to sell their stuff at more than store prices. I stopped going to the shows years ago because I can walk into my local hobby shop for free, or buy off e-bay.
Notice too that even gunbroker.com prices have skyrocketed to more than store prices.
Wanker

Festus, MO

#15 Aug 31, 2012
The only reason these shows are still around is because there are too many suckers out there looking for that "perfect deal". Alot of people tell me how they get this or that at the show cheap, then fail to factor in fuel and travel time to the event and the cost of admission. These vendors are all asswipes with the same old junk show after show and complain when they get an offer of anything other than the marked price or a trade they know they are making a killing on. We need a new show promoter in town, one that wont let these over priced jerks setup there, or let the candle/crafts idiots in. Also all that old war/military garbage can be cut out of the shows too, nobody wants that old shit!
Gunnerguy1911

Jupiter, FL

#16 Sep 30, 2012
Let me start by saying, my wife have gone to multiple Gun Shows in the Southeast twice a month. Trying to get in to This #RKGunShow was the worst. Police all over the place in the parking lot -- Checking guns and get this. To get is, is like a TSA stye search. We had to empty out pockets and then walk through a Metal Detector.

The bucked stopped when a cop wanted to search my wife's purse. My wife said no and I told the cop, about the 4th Amendment of the Constitution. The cop threatened to arrest me and I told him where to go. These cops in Tift/Tifton County have a HUGE ego problem. We just walked out. No wonder why the parking lot was not even half full. Luckily, this happened in Valdosta GA and right next store where there is a new Gander Mountain where we got great service with a friendly staff.

Thanks for reading -
Danny Hopkins

Wise, VA

#17 Nov 6, 2012
I like to attend gun and knife shows on occasion. I moved back home to VA 2 yrs. ago and attend RK shows in TN. My first show in Kingsport was $5.00 admission charge which I didn't mind; however, admission is now up to $10.00 and for what difference? There are the same vendors and definitely no changes. I expect the next show to be $12.00 admission; we're paying to spend our money. The shows will soon price themselves out of attendees if this keep up!
Hoppr

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Dec 28, 2012
You guys said it! I wish I would have found this thread before I went to one of their gun shows in saint Charles Missouri today. What a waste of time and more importantly, money.

I went looking specifically for an ak-47.EVERYTHING was over priced vendors were charging $1,000 for a $700 weapon. Plus, that $1,000 would get you a well used one.
I will never go to these people's shows, for sure.
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Burl

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Dec 29, 2012
for people that have attended 12-29-2012 gun show in St. Charels MO..........Is there any 762x39 Silver Bear or Golden Bear for sale there..........

Appreciate any info as it is long trip for Me.

Thanks
Burl
Smood

Brookfield, MO

#20 Jan 8, 2013
So, i take it the general consensus is "don't go"?
Weekend show in KC and I'd like an AR upper complete but not willing to pay double.
Suggestions, comments or thoughts
Smood

Brookfield, MO

#21 Jan 18, 2013
So, I went. Mistake. Vendors wanted a dollar a round of .223 reloads. I saw old, beat on AR-15 mags for $40. Some had some "deals" at $30 a piece. Luckily I bought several from RRA at $15 a piece. AR-15 rifles themselves were marked up signigicantly. Pretty much all the AR's that were just under $1,500 were the ones you could have got 2 months ago for about $700. All in all, it sucked. HOWEVER, I was not there for handguns, and there very well could have been deals there, I am just not in the market as of now.

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