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RogerD

Nixa, MO

#22 Jan 19, 2013
I went to the one in Springfield today. What a complete waste of time. Took 30 minutes to get in, 45 to get out because nobody was directing traffic and it was a zoo. A complete failure on the part of the organizer. I was looking forward to it as this was my first gun show here. I will never go back. It was just insane.
Lee

Saint Louis, MO

#24 Feb 7, 2013
So glad I found this page since I had planned on going to the gun show in Springfield in March with the hopes of seeing Glock, S&W, Ruger etc, with booths. Now I won't bother going.
Lee

Saint Louis, MO

#25 Feb 7, 2013
Are there any REAL gun shows out there? I am not interested in used guns or ammo as I have a great dealer here.
dave smith

Dallas, GA

#26 Feb 25, 2013
Parker Schnabel wrote:
you sound like a nut case lay off the slim jims and mountain dew ....
Ha ha...lol shouldn't you be diggin gold?
Ralphy

Milford, KS

#27 Feb 25, 2013
It ain't any better out here in Kansas either. But Obama has saved all ammo and gun companys mega dollars on advertiseing for the next 10 years.
David

Knoxville, TN

#28 Mar 2, 2013
Then don't go. I enjoy the circus.
PowderKeg wrote:
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!
natepen

Shawnee, OK

#29 Mar 26, 2013
Mag wrote:
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.
First let me say this: I agree...sort of. I agree that some of the vendors at these shows are trying to sell polished turds at astronomical prices. however, I make pens on a wood lathe and sell them at gun shows along side some firearms. I am not a junk vendor and i still sell "crafts" . I am active duty United States Navy. Please don't lump all the vendors together. There are SOME useful or otherwise intriguing "craft" vendors at these shows. p.s. The booth next to ours was selling t-shirts with great pro 2nd ammendment slogans and jerky so don't knock him too bad.
Willy

Festus, MO

#30 Apr 26, 2013
natepen wrote:
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First let me say this: I agree...sort of. I agree that some of the vendors at these shows are trying to sell polished turds at astronomical prices. however, I make pens on a wood lathe and sell them at gun shows along side some firearms. I am not a junk vendor and i still sell "crafts" . I am active duty United States Navy. Please don't lump all the vendors together. There are SOME useful or otherwise intriguing "craft" vendors at these shows. p.s. The booth next to ours was selling t-shirts with great pro 2nd ammendment slogans and jerky so don't knock him too bad.
If you wanna sell crafts, go to a damn craft show! Gun shows of the past never had any of these garbage peddlers. It use to be guns and ammo and maybe a knife vender. If I want jerky i'll go to the store, if I want a damn shirt i'll order it online. Funny how you push that you are active duty Navy, shouldnt be using that as a ploy to push your garbage at a gun show.
Brenda

Saint Louis, MO

#31 Apr 26, 2013
Lighten up Willy before someone whacks your willy. If you don't like what is at a gun show, don't go. You don't have to try and make ends meet for a gun show organization. Go to Tulsa. I guess all the cowboy stuff there should be banned, too? You probably collect crappy old military rifles and bayonets that are worthless!
GWS

El Reno, OK

#38 Apr 27, 2013
RK show in OKC. Attended this morning. 4/27/13. Same over pricing as usual. 223 & 556,.75 to $1.00 per round for the cheap stuff. 22 LR was the same over pricing that I've seen lately. Cheapest 100 round 22LR CCI mini mags were $20 per box. Overpriced Ruger brand Mini 14 magazines, the few I found were NIB, 20 rounders were $60, 30 rounders were $70. People have to wake up and stop paying these prices. Probably the last show for me, unless something changes.
DCS5

Saint Louis, MO

#39 May 1, 2013
It is all getting ready to turn around. The people trying to gouge you on ammo prices will be losing money on them before long. Don't buy from the gougers, let them choke on it.
Odesseus

Moultrie, GA

#41 Sep 16, 2013
Valdosta is in LOWNDES county. Why were Tift County deputies in the parking lot in Lowndes county???? And Gander Mountain is way higher than gun shows! Been to numerous shows in Valdosta, never seen LE in parking lot, only one at door checking weapons brought in to show.
Anonomyous

Dyersville, IA

#42 Feb 11, 2014
RK gun shows is a great show! You guys have prob never been to one the owner is someone special to me he is a bery nice and respectful man
ta243ta

Kansas City, MO

#43 Feb 14, 2014
Smood wrote:
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.
Try Midwestguntrader.com

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