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Portland Gun Show This Weekend

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by TheHumungus, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. TheHumungus

    TheHumungus Portland Active Member

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    Wondering if it's worth going to.... Have not been since the madness started...
     
  2. akmewon

    akmewon clackamas Active Member

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    probly not.....
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I will be a negative Nancy and say it wasn't worth going before.
     
  4. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Nope, save your money.

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  5. Uberdillo

    Uberdillo Oregon Active Member

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    Call it Schadenfreude, I'm in :eatpop:
     
  6. doobee8

    doobee8 Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The tube sock guy will be there! You sure guys?
     
  7. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    $17.00 bucks to get in the door. Parking and entrance fee. Bimart $2.00 discount maybe? With the prices so high on this forum and others for all items related to firearms it would most likely be even higher there. Plus the crowds.

    SO, NO for me!!! Sorry about the rant!!!
     
  8. tacticalgunner

    tacticalgunner Wilsonville The Man, The Myth, The Legend Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe if there was not a gun show in the area ever other week. To many, same non-gun crap.
     
  9. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Rose city is better, or larger than the collectors west. More vendors, I like to peruse the Rose City, but the collectors west is just not there for me. Yes prices on ammo will be up there. Piad $250 year ago fro 45acp, last Jan or Feb when I was there, $350 a case. Outragiousness. Which one is in town?
     
  10. CascadeSam

    CascadeSam Portland Oregon Active Member

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    IMO, it wasn't a rant. Gun shows are not what they were ten years ago. Even twelve months ago they had become places where vendors over-charged for goods that could be found at local stores and online less costly, and then as you wrote the cost to park and enter is another $17. The only thing I appreciate about guns shows is to look and hold so many different guns. I don't like wasting anyone's time, however, I now have no problem if going to a gun show to examining guns, asking a few questions, and then buying from a lgs.
     
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  11. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    Agreed. We're lucky to have two shows in the PDX area, so we customers can afford to be picky. And when it comes to gunshows, I'd pick Rose City over Collectors West every time. I tend to find better deals at Rose City. I know there's alot of the same vendors, but for some reason that long skinny building seems to keep prices grounded more than the open spaces of Collectors West.

    -Thirtycal
     
  12. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there will be a river flowing with $450 Glocks, $995 Colts, and Wolf 223 for $199. Make sure to give us a AAR. :cool:
     
  13. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Nope...prices were WAY too high last time I went. With the price of parking and door entry...don't save enough anymore to justify going.

    Last time a friend of mine paid $67 for a brick of .22LR all I could think to myself was OUCH!
     
  14. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to go, to meet up with some friends. I went to one at the Expo center a few months back and it was interesting to be able to see and hold all the firearms. It was good for comparison between models I was interested in. Lots and lots of non-gun stuff there.
    Ammo was expensive and a lot of it was reloads, but I'm not interested in buying it anyway.
    I'm not expecting great prices, and I'm not really expecting to buy anything...mostly going
    for something to do and to see some friends I haven't seen in awhile.
     
  15. aznbala

    aznbala Tualatin, OR Member

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    Not going as well. It's fun to go look around if you get bored. Like going to the zoo, lol.
     
  16. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    It will be a ZOO with the "Portland Garage Sale" going on at the same time.
     
  17. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going either. I have some drinking to do as I'm behind on that.

    Or maybe I'll just go shooting instead.
     
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  18. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    :gun04: wait a minute you can go the show and drink beer and fondle firearms!!! :drinkingbuds:
     
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  19. bill97024

    bill97024 Oregon Member

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    Ten years ago I was going and finding some good deals, but anymore the prices are no better than what you can find everywhere else. The only reason to go now is to be be able to see a lot of variety in one place. The cost of parking and admission fee keeps me away most of the time now.
     
  20. locobob

    locobob Beaverton, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Anybody ever go on a Friday? Is it less crowded? Do a lot of vendors skip Fridays?