I hadn't been to a Portland Expo Center show in years, so a friend and I made the trek today just for kicks. I would say it was crowded and prices were high, but I think that's a pretty generic statement that's usually true, and is probably less true now than it was last spring. I'm surprised that I still can't find reloading components and .22 lr for more reasonable prices, but maybe I'm just getting old and am stuck back in the olden days when things were cheap. "Let me tell all you young-in's about the times when you could buy gas for 10 cents and .22 ammo for $14.99 a brick..." Speaking of reloading components, if you are going to the Portland show tomorrow and buying brass, be careful about a guy with a table full of USPS flat-rate boxes full of brass for sale, toward the back of the show as I recall. I bought a box marked 1,000 pieces of .30 Carbine brass, for what seemed like a fair price. I thought it seemed light for 1000, but they're small so I took him at his word. I got home and counted 571 pieces. What seemed like a fair deal got real expensive for what I got. On the chance that he's not a crook, and it was an honest mistake of some kind, if someone is there tomorrow and sees him, I'd appreciate it if you would mention to him that he should recheck his counts on his brass because he's got unhappy customers. Otherwise it was a fun show. I just go for amusement; walk around and see what's out there. My friend found a good deal on a new Beretta Nano that he's happy with.