I'd say just a few years ago, but if I actually started counting it would be longer ago than it seems. It's a bit ironic that when I bought that Colt I hadn't been to a gunshow for quite a while. It had probably been 15 years since my pal Frank and I had gone to one. There sure was a lot of crap and a lot of over priced guns, but I found a square deal on a very nice pistol. I don't go to many gunshows, but when I do, I usually find at least one decent deal. I think that beyond the browsing fun, there are still some good opportunities at gunshows. I enjoy the ones at the fairgrounds in Canby. It's a small show and it usually takes about as long to get there as I spend walking around, but it's free parking and a very casual environment.