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Eugene gun show?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by nextgenar, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Did anyone on here other than me go to the Eugene gun show this weekend?
     
  2. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Shoot, there was a gun show this weekend? I missed it.
     
  3. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You really didn't miss much. Since Satans Bill, (better know as SB 941) passed, the gun shows have really died off. There was way too much jewelry and non-firearms related "stuff". I was there hoping to sell one of my Berettas, and only had one guy at a table even inquire about it, he did make a fair trade offer, because he had no cash to buy with, but I turned down his offer. There was a custom leather belt maker with some excellent belts, I would have purchased one if I had been able to sell my Pistol.
     
  4. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Why would that happen? Aren't private sales allowed at gun shows anymore?

    I thought that nothing had changed when it came to selling at gun shows between private parties.

    After all, this was a holiday weekend. There were tons of Bowl games yesterday. And today with all the snow and ice on the road, I think that many people didn't want to be on the road.

    But I did not even know about the show.

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  5. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I refuse to cross a county line to attend a gun show and I will not attend a Big Show where license plate readers (Soros/Bloomberg's Every Town For Gun Safety) are in waiting.
    I attend small shows where I know every vendor.
     
  6. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm guessing most people don't understand that you can still buy and sell guns between individuals at the gun shows. I didn't know about the show until Saturday morning when I saw an advertisement on the local tv station.
     
  7. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe that there has been a documented case of the government even doing this at a gun show, much less the Everytown for Gun Safety folks.

    Where did you hear this rumor?

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  8. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Good point. Many may simply not realize this.

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  9. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Decent show. Found some good deals on ammo (bulk 55gr 223 for .28 per round) and such. It was slower Saturday morning once noon hit the flood started. Overall I enjoyed it.
     
  10. nextgenar

    nextgenar roseburg Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree there was some very fair ammo prices, bulk 9mm for less than $.20 per round. Saw some 22 magnum at $13 per box. And ruger 380 pistols for $225
     
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  11. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    I went to Eugene but didn't stay very long. I didn't see any guns that thrilled me and most of that other stuff for sale there didn't interest me at all. Eugene seems to be about 50-50 for me, one show is good and the next is more like a flea market.
     
  12. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    i stopped going to this show...more jewelry and flashlights than actual guns.
     
  13. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I could not sell my gun there either.

    I had to take 57lbs of Jerky in trade. :D
     
  14. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So are all of the Collectors West shows pretty much like this one?

    What are some of the better shows to attend in the Willamette Valley?

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  15. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    The Albany show is definitely a good one. Lots of vendors and it's a big venue. It's held by the Albany Rifle & Pistol Club.
    The one in Rickreal is pretty good too but the venue is small so you're stuffed in there and shoulder to shoulder with everyone but there are a good amount of vendors in there.
     
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  16. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I agree. IMO, the ARPC show in Albany is it best show in Oregon. Happens twice a year, March and September. 400 tables and nearly all guns or gun related.
     
  17. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Concrete and Sparky. I will have to check the Albany show out.
     
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