GUN Anyone been to a gun show lately?

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  1. HisXLNC

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    Are they still crazy with lines around the building and 500% markups or have they calmed down to pre-hopenchange levels?
     
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    Pre hope and change
     
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    I've been to a few. It has all come down, but still not quite pre-election yet. I've seen a number of sub-$800 AR's. Ammo is still kind of at lol-levels. One guy was selling federal .223 200rd boxes for $200, just down the isle, same product for $80.
     
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    lines were still crazy the last one i went to, but prices were back to normal
     
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    I went to the big one in Orlando a month or so ago and it was not crazy. Prices were still kinda steep though.
     
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    When do you have to start getting fingerprinted to buy ammo?
     
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    such a joke
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    haven't been to any gun show in virginia lately. the huge one at dulles went to total shit. ammo is 400% markup. guns are fucking terrible. new guns there can't compete with gunbroker shit new.

    bought my xd 45 compact for $530 6 months ago after shipping/ffl. went to gun show to find 550 + 5$ tax :rofl: - 1 guy had it at this price

    such a waste. esp when they want like $12 entry fee
     
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    I still go once in a while, but I'm not nearly as interested as I used to be. When I was a kid, the gun shows around here had a lot more guys selling and trading their own stuff. Now it's just a storefront for retailers, and the private sellers are almost completely gone. Except for the beef jerky and indian jewelry stands. :hsugh:
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    yeah like 25% of the gun show is actual fucking guns. i love the dumbasses selling swords/knives/artwork/ww2 shit

    jesus christ

    years ago in PA gun shows were great. gun stores went there and dropped 10-20% to compete with everyone. i bought my taurus pt111 pro 9mm with 2 12rnd mags for $300 stainless. it has since gone to like $350 or so.

    everything is always ruined
     
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    Around here some stuff came down a little bit, but still insanely high.

    .223 here is about 25+ per box for cheap stuff, 15+ for wolf and the like for 9mm

    Glocks in stores are about 580-675, XD's about the same, PT1911 about 950+

    AR's are steady around 900 and up. :wtc:
     
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    I hope you mean a box of 50. Boxes of 20 are $9 here right now.
     
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    I would hope so, but I found one place near me selling 20 round boxes for $17-$24. I went elsewhere and found PMC for $8/box, and then somebody from here was kind enough to sell me some PMC from their own stash for a little cheaper than that.
     
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    Biggest gun show in the world is mid-next month.
     
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    i went to one last month and was surprised to find cases of 9mm WWB for $199 (1000 rounds). bought a case, I was happy.
     
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    Sometimes I can find 20rnds for 9 bucks, but rarely. Most places are charging north of 15 for 20 rnds

    After checking around, plinking ammo for .223 around here is about .90 cents or more per shot
     
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    Went to one today saw S&W 642, 442's for $399

    LCP's for $289
     
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    In oklahoma?
     
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    yes sir.
     
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    Saw PMC .223 for $315 for 1000 rounds at our gun show today.
     
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    Recently, they stopped having the gun show I would go to. Apparently the building they used got leased. It's sort of bittersweet- It was pretty big (850 tables), but the last show had devolved into a memorabilia/jerky/jewelry show with a few guns. I had decided that was the last time I'd go to that show, only to learn that it's gone anyway. I don't think I'll be going to a gun show for a while.
     

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