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ARPC Albany gun show this weekend.

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by PDXSparky, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    This is what I consider to be the best fun show in Oregon. Location: Linn Co. Fairgrounds in Albany.

    September 21 & 22. 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday, 9:00 - 4:00 Sunday.

    Admission is $5 and parking is free. 420 tables of guns and ammo and 0 tables of beanie babies.

    See you there Saturday morning.
     
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  2. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Great show! I'll be there both days selling guns :thumbup:
     
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Will there be beef jerky and socks like last week in Salem?
     
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Socks made of beef jerky.
     
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  5. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I can let you know tomorrow afternoon when I get back, but in my experience past shows were very firearms focused. There might be jerky which would relate to the sportsmans aspect of the event, but there won't be any beanie babies.
     
  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there in the morning and then hit the range while I'm down there. I just thought it was funny to see the people selling socks last weekend at the Salem show.
     
  7. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    It's always been my favorite show of the year as a regular attendee.
     
  8. BryanMunson

    BryanMunson United States, Albany, OR Member

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    I will be working the OFF booth both days. Come over and say "hi", buy some swag, join, or donate. Just don't creep on the girls.
     
  9. ArgentineSteel

    ArgentineSteel Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Yes, yes it is
     
  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    It was pretty busy on Saturday morning. What did I find to buy? A 50 cal. ammo can for$14, a Ruger BX-25 for $20 (there was only 1), and a SWR Spectre II for $345 + $200 for tax stamp and a long, long wait.

    I looked really hard at a M1 carbine for $450 in fairly nice condition for a shooter. Also saw a Ruger American in .22LR. Once they offer it with a threaded barrel, I'll be buying one.

    Ammo was available, except for much .22. Prices were still a little high for me, but it looks like they are still s l o w l y moving lower.
     
  11. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Spent an enjoyable couple of hours there this morning. Bought some 32ACP, a light for my Dillon 550
    (neat---love it already), wife bought a purse and shirt, we both bought some raffle tickets at the club booth.
    Pretty good selection, and prices are coming down. Was looking hard for a S&W M&P Pro 9mm 5", but no joy.
    If I wasn't looking for one, there would probably be 50 of them!:laugh:
     
  12. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    That particular gun is pretty hard to find right now, and extra 17 round mags are made of unobtanium. I saw a few standard M&P's and a few C.O.R.E models but none of the Pro in 9L. I was able to find someone with the ability to find one, and it's on the way. No offense, but I'm not giving up my source until I have mine in my hands. I'll write up a review of the shop when it comes in and the sale is complete. :paranoid:
     
  13. oremike

    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'll be there today hopefully to buy some T&B Bullets and to look around for lefty and Ruger #1 rifles.
     
  14. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    I'll be there today as well, looking to find a good price on a powder measure.
     
  15. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    they had a TON of ammo compared to past shows, I didnt see any 223 less then 10 bucks a box tho:( but still a great show... didnt buy anything tho
     
  16. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I think I saw 223 for less than $10 a box and I know I saw it for less than that if you are OK with reloaded rounds. Or you can go to BiMart and buy it for less if you are willing to buy 2000 rounds.
     
  17. BryanMunson

    BryanMunson United States, Albany, OR Member

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    Had a great show! Nice meeting some of you, would have liked to have met a few more on Sunday but Saturday almost cost me my voice :p
     
  18. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up my brand new M&P pro in 9mm with the 5" barrel. Bought it from Mike Boyer at Northwest Sporting Goods in Dallas. The phone number is 503-751-1700. It took him about a week to find one. They come and go from the distributers so you need to let a shop know you want one and they can start looking. Mike gave me a fair price and he didn't gouge on the background check - only charged $10.
     
  19. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    I always enjoy looking at the Full auto firearms tables
     
  20. MrNatural

    MrNatural Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This weekend is NOT the ARPC gunshow. That was last month. Next one isn't until March 2014.

    This weekend is the Wes Knodel gunshow in Albany. Thats an entirely different show. For one thing its a lot smaller and for another thing it tends to draw a different mix of vendors.

    Most significantly Wes Knodel shows don't have the 100% guns, knives or hunting requirement for tables that ARPC show has. So there will be beef jerky, beanie babies and western art tables.

    The ARPC gun show is worth a long drive. The Wes Knodel shows . . . not so much.