Salem Gun Show....Oct.1 2011

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  1. Dallas Ken

    Dallas Ken
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    I do believe today's show was the worst I have ever been to.......May have been 10-15 vendors set up. Seems a shame to even advertise the thing and charge $6 to get in.
     
  2. Zoltan

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    Was thinking of going. Thanks for saving me a few bucks.

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  3. Mark W.

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    SUCKS waste of $6.00
     
  4. jdub75

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    thanks for the heads up. You think they would cancel if that few of vendors. The event company surely will get a bad rep I imagine...
     
  5. krkruse

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    Meh there were a few cool items. I did talk a bit to the guys at J & B Firearm Sales, and they were pretty cool. also gave a $75 Discount for being a member here. Which is cool.

    But yeah it was kinda dumpy over all.
     
  6. PDXSparky

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    It shouldn't have been held so soon after last weekend's Albany show. I didn't go to the Salem show because I went to that one instead, plus I've read that past Salem shows have been unspectacular as well.
     
  7. BillM

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    The has not been a good show in Salem for YEARS. Even at it's best, it wasn't half of what the Rickreall show is. Albany has
    come a long way in the last few years. Another one worth going to in the mid valley is the East Albany Lions Club show at
    Linn County fairgrounds. It's much smaller than the ARPC show---but like Rickreall it gets a bunch of vendors that only do
    one or two shows a year.
     
  8. Dallas Ken

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    Your right on all accounts there Billm, I was really impressed with The Lions Club Show. I was just hoping for a little better show in Salem this time, guess I will give up on it.
    Show in Canby this coming weekend, got to be better than Salem was.
    Collectorswest should maybe publish some ides of how many vendors will be at these shows. I would sure appreciate it.
     
  9. Mark W.

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    Who has a gun show on Opening weekend of general season?
     
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  10. jakk586

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    i went yesterday too. 99.9% suckfest. i live across the street from it and it's the worst show in oregon. all the good stuff was way overpriced. a s&w m64 4" for 695? a m66 3" for 885? a 1964 colt 1911 for 2295? all i picked up was a can of clp and a couple boxes of winchester ranger low recoil 00buck. i was in the market for a ar lower. the only ones at the show were plumcrazy lowers. one dealer told me they were carbon fiber.
     
  11. linflas

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    Well, glad to hear it wasn't just me who was shocked by prices. My first gun show, was going to be my last, but after reading this, will give another locale a shot. What a waste of time and money for the wife and I.
     
  12. deadeye

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    I dont go to Collectors West shows anymore.
     
  13. PDXSparky

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    It would be worth your time to drive to the show in Rickreall.
     

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