Which modern firearm would most likely grab your attention on a gun show table?

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  1. Joe Link

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    To increase visibility and spread the word about NWFA, we'll soon be returning to a table at the Expo Center gun shows. Though we don't sell firearms, in the past we had one firearm on our table, usually borrowed from a member, used to draw attention. For a while it was a Barrett .50, which was always a hit. Years later it was the KSG, when everyone knew what they were but had never seen one in person.

    I'd like to stick with this strategy, so I'm asking the community. Please keep in mind that we're going for mass appeal, to most effectively spread the word.

    Question 1: Which modern firearm would be most likely to grab your attention, sitting on a table at a gun show?
    Question 2 (if different): Which firearm would you suggest we try to display?

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Question 2 (if different): Which firearm would you suggest we try to display?

    An MP40 or a Sturmgewehr 44, Broomhandle Mauser etc.
    Any cutting edge WWII or earlier weapon would get my attention more than any tricked out modern sporting rifle alone.
    What would be cool would be to see a Sturmgewehr side by side with one of it's modern day replacements.
     
  4. erudne

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  5. Joe13

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    I think a couple of guns, signifying the different forum interests - ie WWII weapons, something new and shiny and maybe a target pistol or tricked out .22, would get the most attention.

    I'd make them somewhat rare versions if at all possible.
     
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    What kind of people do you want to draw to the table? Put some 50 cal rounds on the table, they draw all kinds of people.
     
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    Just a point of view here but in my opinion if you are trying to build a people place then make it a play ground. Git rid of the bullies and let the rest play as they want. Fun is what draws people. Just figure out how not to drive them away:D
     
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    I have a few things that are different that they probably wont have been seen before. Like a mechtech CCU (complete rifle upper for a glock 19) or a grand power k100 that has the rotating barrel (not common in the US, never seen one at a show). I have a refinished cz82 with the original czech army holster (I think) and a 1952 Hi Power that British SAS forgot to clean (its clean now though). How would one go about letting them get displayed? Not sure about that.
     
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    MG42, M60, M240/249.... Belt fed, bro. belt fed....
     
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    Agreed, would be a #1 attention grabber. Only problem would be you couldn't easily display it loaded, which would be part of the wow factor. Could that be overcome? blanks, dummy rounds?
     
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    Broomhandle!!!
     
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    A belt of dummy rounds. How hard could it be? You can make your own if you have some cases - drill holes in them & paint them an odd color.
     
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    .50 AE Desert Eagle

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    Remington R51 9mm. Afterall the fuss when they first came out and had all the problems now that Remington says they are fixed I'd sure like to see one.

    Or a 1 of 1000 Win hester model 73 or 76

    For military a Johnson rifle would be cool
     
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    M2 Cutaway training training prop.
    I saw one someplace and it was super cool, all the internels painted different colors. You could cycle the action and see what happens inside as it delinked and chambered a round.

    I'm sure someone has one laying around right?
     
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    Something with a bayonet?
     
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    Bricks of .22lr ammo.

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    Kel tec RFB, I've never seen one at a show. Dragunov would be awesome also. I agree with the anything belt fed idea as well.
     
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