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Gun show this weekend - Hillsboro

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by keystir, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Anyone know what vendors come to this event? Is it worth going to or should I wait for the Portland show again. I live in Hillsboro and was going to try to make it over to the fairgrounds this weekend as it's not to far away.
     
  2. Mac_Fan

    Mac_Fan Beaverton Active Member

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    The last time I attended a gun show in Hillsboro (four years ago) it was a complete waste of time. One room at the Fair Grounds. No local shops, just guys selling parts and old beat up guns.
     
  3. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Gun show in Hillsboro? What the heck. I'll go. Wife works on Saturdays. Kids are both teenage daughters and into their own things, not hanging out with Dad. It will give me something to do! ;)
     
  4. CWI guy

    CWI guy Portland Member

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    I will try to get a vendor list on here in the next couple of days.
     
  5. KenPDX

    KenPDX Portland Member

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    Thanks for doing that. Those vendor lists are helpful, and I'm glad to see them in advance.
     
  6. raftman

    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If it weren't for schedule conflicts I would go... cheaper admission than the Portland show, and the parking is free, or at least it was was time I went, and far shorter a drive for me. Granted you don't get nearly the selection of items, but I would only be in the market for ammo anyways.
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    +1 Last time I went was 4-5 years ago as well and it was down to one room and mostly guys selling overpriced junk and parts. I will be interested to hear a report from someone who goes this weekend to see if it has gotten any better.
     
  8. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Well, I was pretty sure I would go being it's so close now I'm not so sure seems anyone who has been hasn't had a good experience.
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It used to be a pretty good show, but from what I recollect several years ago Washington Co. upped the price for a table enough to where it just didn't make sense financially for some of the smaller dealers with the limited amount of traffic that show saw.
     
  10. Schwabdl

    Schwabdl Hillsboro Active Member

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    last time I went cocktailer and jc were there but it is a small show
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Fixed it for ya. :D
     
  12. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    I'm going cause it's a gun show and I live close and it's a gun show.
     
  13. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    I will go, its close and cheap to get in.
     
  14. CWI guy

    CWI guy Portland Member

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    Here is a list of some of the Vendor’s participating in the Collectors West Gun and Knife Show in Hillsboro this weekend at the Washington County Fair Complex. The Complex is located right across the street from the Hillsboro Airport. Open Saturday 11/6, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 11/7, 9am-3pm. 150+ tables full!

    Aloha Surplus
    Highland Blades
    Tannerite Sports
    G.A.S. Inc.
    Oregon Firearm Federation
    Flathead Arms and Ammunition
    Gwinner’s Shooting Supplies
    Gun Zone Of America
    High Desert Arms
    Ryan Judy Sporting Goods
    MK Tactical
    Jerry Lee Gun Accessories
    T.R.A.S.K. River Ammo
    Oak Grove Ventures, Inc.
    Chuck Miller Optics
    Collectors Cranny
    Dan's Custom Ammo
    NW Ammo
    Eagle Outfitters
    Cast Performance Bullets
    Troy Oz Knifes
    Darrell's Airguns & Accessories
    Tactical Training Group
    Past Tenth’s Sports
    Rimrock Firearms
    Shaddox's Tactical
    Ammo Cans Plus
    Pack Legal
    Tomahawk Jerky
    Threat Dynamics
    Vore’s Place
    Jerry Waisanen Guns
     
  15. snew

    snew Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Free parking and cheap entry fee. Go late and you get a free pass for the next show you go to. Look around until you've seen all there is to see, usually not too long. Use free pass at the Portland show.
     
  16. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Good strategy!!!:thumbup:
     
  17. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    +2
     
  18. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Not a bad size showing. Better than going to Solarworld and test driving a Nissan Leaf.
     
  19. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I went around noon today and it was definitely better than it has been in several years. Not like the Expo shows, but for the price and free parking it wasn't bad. Picked up some .45ACP ammo.
     
  20. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Thanks for the tip, snew:thumbup:. I went at 2 pm, just when they started handing out the free passes. Small show, but I was able to zoom through there and get some ammo and a few odds and ends.