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jammintiger
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What is the purpose of gun shows?



I am looking to purchase my first gun and there is a gun show in Gonzales today and tomorrow that my buddy wants to go to. From what I have read online, the prices at gun shows actually more expensive than in stores. Is this true? If so, what is the purpose of going to a gun show? Is it simply so you can look at and compare several different varities all in one place? Thanks OB.






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JAB528
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Avoid it like the plague.





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Uncle JackD
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


You USED to be able to get good deals at gun shows.





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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Cool shite to look at. BUT I wouldn't be buying anything right now at a gun show. Hysteria is probably at its highest there. Prices are going to be way to high. Wait till the panic simmers down and the prices drop.





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thejudge
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


I've made several really good purchases at gun shows years ago. They are highly inflated now. Nice to look around and feel different pistols, then get on gunbroaker and buy from there once you know what you like.





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Anton7
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Last gun show I went to was underwhelming. No deals. Mostly old guns and old people. There weren't even any decent women to look at.





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Hammertime
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


My opinion on gun shows is that they are for people who love to walk around and show other people that they have a cool gun. They might never open carry, but will at a gun show just to act cool. You used to be able to get really good deals, but I'd bet that isn't the case anymore





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jammintiger
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Not really the responses I expected but much appreciated none the less. Looks like I just saved myself a trip to Gonzales.





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SabiDojo
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


If you are looking to buy your first gun, the LAST place you need to go is a gun show.





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hashbrowns
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


If you're wanting to actually pick up a gun and see how it feels in your hand, a gun show is a good place to do that. 2 months ago could probably even gotten a good deal buying there, but not right now. Right now it's just a haven for suckers with more money than sense.





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Crawdaddy
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


My cousin is texting me fromt he Gonzales Gun Show

- 1000 rounds .223 $950
- Ruger 10/22 $299
- AR Colt 6720 (low end Colt) $2900
- A2 AR $2500
- DPMS M$ $1800
- AR MAGS $100







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jeff967
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


quote:

What is the purpose of gun shows?

to collect $5's a head at the door comes to mind






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RBWilliams8
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Went to a gun show incasper wy last night. $5000 AR's all around.

Some good deals on some old hunting rifles but not that good. All the 1911's were jacked up too.

Almost bought a mossberg 400 shotgun but I can get better deals on that as well.


Gutted lowers going for $200+.... Poly



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Cracker
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


its like gun auctions its to go and watch people over pay for gun stuff.





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offshoretrash
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Damn I think I am gonna sale my AR I'll sell it for the bargain price of $1500.





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Section225
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


To impress the ladies with my massive muscles ... duhhh





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RBWilliams8
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


The fricking .22 ARs were going for 7-900.





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Ole Geauxt
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


quote:

.22 ARs were going for 7-900.

like an mp15-22 ? u serious clark?






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RBWilliams8
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


Like the equivilant of a mossberg tactical... One I got for varments for > $300...





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Ole Geauxt
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re: What is the purpose of gun shows?


mossberg retails for about 250 and is bringing 7-9..
smith and wesson mp15 cost about 450, no telling what it would run...






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