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

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Joe Link, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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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  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Mossberg MVP Predator in 308 w/Leupold 4-12X40
     
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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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.
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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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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  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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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
     
  8. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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.
     
  9. Mbeef61

    Mbeef61 SW PDX Active Member

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  10. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    MG42, M60, M240/249.... Belt fed, bro. belt fed....
     
  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Broomhandle!!!
     
  13. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  14. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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
     
  16. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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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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  17. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Something with a bayonet?
     
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    nehalemguy Vernonia Well-Known Member

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    Bricks of .22lr ammo.

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    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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  20. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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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.