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ARPC Gun Show

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by GuyBMeredith, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Anyone else here attend? What are your observations?

    The attendance seemed to be greater than the last one--had more trouble even parking.

    I went to see what the gun shops offer without having to do a road trip. Albany Guns Coin and Jewelry seemed to have the largest selection of new firearms and the best prices.

    I ran out of time and didn't have a chance to really check out the other end of the hall.
     
  2. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Hmmm. Looking at my notes again. Gwinner's Shooting Supplies may have had the best prices. Albany Guns Coins and Jewelry and Keith's had the best selection.
     
  3. 4dogs

    4dogs 3 miles from the range Active Member

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    The crowd was pretty good today after a slow start. Total attendance for both days was just over 5400 people. Saturday, 415 (I think) firearms were sold.

    And I spent too much - but came home with some good stuff!
     
  4. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    I'd really hoped to add to that sales count, but I'm going to have to put off purchases for a while.
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Went looking for three (common) items.

    Found one of the three worth picking up. The rest I'll order online.
     
  6. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    I went both days. Saturday was packed and Sunday late had quite a few people still walking around.

    I didn't find any firearms I *had* to have. Possibly missed a couple on Saturday (not there on Sunday). Oh well... But I did find some ammunition & other sundry items that weren't too expensive.
     
  7. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    Best show I've been to. I will have a hard time going to the Eugene shows ever again. Had a couple of pieces calling out to me. A S.A. loaded parkerized, and the Ruger Gunsite scout rifle. At the very end of the show I bought the Springfield.:) Just had to have a second 1911. People are right.....1911s are seriously addictive.

    I will have a scout someday. Whenever the wife allows me near money again.
     
  8. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    I went and all I got was a book.... But it was a Clawson book for a good deal so was happy with that!
     
  9. RB87

    RB87 Oregon Active Member

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    I'm regretting not getting the one SR22 I saw on Saturday.
     
  10. aussie

    aussie Silverton, OR Member

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    Hi,

    A couple of questions.....

    Can you buy and take the guns (pistols on display) home after completing a background check or do you collect them at a later time? Do the dealers have extra stock on hand or do you get the ones that are displayed on the tables?

    Are there any more good gun shows coming up in OR?

    What is the procedure for purchasing a pistol at a gun show in WA if I live in OR?

    Thanks
     
  11. brad691

    brad691 milwaukie Member

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    That was us, we still have one available.
     
  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    enjoy
     
  13. aussie

    aussie Silverton, OR Member

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    great thanks.

    I think I saw the only SR22 there also and there was only one
     
  14. Max713

    Max713 Albany Active Member

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    I made it on Saturday, was definitely impressed with the turnout!

    Had a good question for all of you that went though...
    I grabbed a business card from a glock dealer on Saturday planning to go back Sunday but never made it, well silly me put the card through the wash and have no way of contacting the dealer now.
    I contacted the ARPC looking for a vendor list, but they couldn't provide one.

    I'm looking for the glock dealer, if you walk in the main doors, and make a right, they were probably in the third row from the end, all the way on the end of tht row (away from the entrance doors). If I remember right, it was a blue table cloth on the table, with all the new glocks (~30 or so) on the closer to the middle side of the building of the table, with a white overhead banner above the table.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated!!! Looking to pick up a new Gen 3 G19 from them for $499.
     
  15. aussie

    aussie Silverton, OR Member

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    Wasn't that Keith's? They had 2 sides in operation with 2 tables of used glocks for sale.
     
  16. brad691

    brad691 milwaukie Member

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    That may have been us, blue tablecloth, white banner with a big AR-15. We sell Glocks (including the 19) for $499