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What gun shows a worth the drive?

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by 1200bruce, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. 1200bruce

    1200bruce Port Angeles WA Active Member

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    I stopped at the one in Omak (small), Bremerton (nice size), Puyallup (I haven't gone yet), others worth the drive? I'm not really interested in getting more guns at this time.
     
  2. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Shotshow in Las Vegas. Lol.
    Other than that.. None. Stick to your local shops, NWFA and ODT
     
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  3. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    ^^This!

    Close thread.:thumbup:
     
  4. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    I've been to the last Puyallup (WAC) & last bigger Wes Knodel (Centralia) show... I'm not sure either were worth it. Almost entirely overpriced tables. I'd have to say the Wes show was less of a hassle & more realistic for getting in/buying though. (no membership/fee or multiple long lines etc)

    I was kinda wondering about Portland shows at this point.
     
  5. Cameron72

    Cameron72 Harrington, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've spent full days looking for deals at gun shows. Tables and tables of things that people are so proud of they are overpriced. I don't waste the gas going to shows anymore. Besides, I don't want to get kicked out for punching the Wal-Mart ammo scalpers.
     
  6. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well unless you are looking for jerky, over retail prices on used guns, crazy stories then I don't think you will find one.

    If you just want to go look at stuff, have some fun, and don't expect to find "deals" the any will work.
     
  7. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    At the last WAC show i bought an item that ended up breaking & being a real rip off and after hassling the guy to lower his price slightly i only got a nasty look afterwards like i was screwing him over. I did walk away with a decent blem kershaw from another table though.
     
  8. Papercidal

    Papercidal Vancouver ,Wa Active Member

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    I think you may need a Delorian (back to the future) to get to any good gunshows. I think they ended sometime in the 90s.
     
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  9. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    They have no one to blame but themselves. Damn shows are teaming with inherent greed.
     
  10. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    A year ago I picked up a Rossi model 92 lever action in 480 Ruger. Paid just over $400 out the door, not bad considering Rossi only made 100 of them. I really like the rifle. Nine months ago I picked up a pre-64 Winchester 94 in 30-30. Paid $325 out the door, and it's in great shape. Deals can be had, but they are few and far between.

    With the recent increases in parking fees and entrance fees at the Portland Expo show, I've decided to not attend again unless they lower the cost to get in. It's just not worth it.
     
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    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's catch as catch can.

    Sometimes there is a deal and sometimes, NOT. I've found deals at Portland, Centralia, Vancouver, Canby and some others. That being said.....I really hate the gun show at Pullayup. Having to be a "WAC member" to buy a firearm is just stupid IMHO.

    That being said......yes, parking fees plus entrance fees, it quickly adds up.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  12. tacticalgunner

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

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  13. Mongo1

    Mongo1 Santiam Canyon Active Member

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    "The Big Show" (Shotgun News Show) Reno,NV
    The Albany Rifle & Pistol Club Show in Albany, OR
    The Rickreall Gun Show, Rickreall,OR