Why are gun shows so fucking awful?
>inconsistent beef jerkey quality
Why even bother?
You probably just go to shitty shows. The gun show in Cedar Park, TX is fucking great, but their schedule is annoyingly inconsistent. SAXET used to happen near Austin, but people got butthurt about it and now SAXET goes to Dripping Springs, and that show sucks. SAXET in SA is usually pretty good though, that's where I bought my first handgun.
I go to gun shows to get my hands on a huge variety of guns in the same place at the same time. This way I can get a feel for the guns I'm thinking about getting and narrow the choices.
But even that doesn't work all the time. Last gun show I was at didn't have a single steel framed Kahr in the whole building.
You just live in a shitty area. I have a great time at my local gun shows. Fuk jerky. If you go to a gun show and buy beef jerky from those clowns you should get diarrhea.
Its a gun show, not a pogey bait show.
That jerky could be made out of possum assholes and people would eat it.
>paying one guy too much for a gun
>non taxable income
>not a business
>probably gonna spend it on booze or rent or money owed
>helping the economy
Just guessing here, but I think you may be full of shit senpai
In the US, you need to have a federal firearms license in order to sell or ship firearms as a business.
Generally with regards to online sales the firearm has to be shipped to a FFL holder in order to process the background check and fill out the paperwork.
There's a local radio show host who atlks about how he approves of the idea of expanded background checks and closing the "gunshow loophole"
He talks about how people would get a table and sell guns for under $100
I know he's full of shit
>I've been to one rural gun show so they all must be good
If you want faggy fudd guns yeah they're awesome
Gun shows were only really ever any good for rare stuff or surplus, it was always a bit overpriced but now it's insanely overpriced.
The majority of the populous is uneducated concerning firearms and ammunition. When they see "GUN SHOW" it immediately comes to mind as to where they will go gun shopping, thus the gun show business thrives.
>Why even bother?
Do you have anything better to do?
I go to gun shows to walk around and see if anything rare or severely underpriced is there. Exercise, occasional banter with other collectors, and the odd find like an MG42. Going to a gun show for the lowest price on (specific x gun at show y) is the wrong way to do it.
You do it like women shop for shoes.
As far as fudds, they're everywhere you find guns. Let them do their thing while you look for your thing.
>I go to gun shows to get my hands on a huge variety of guns in the same place at the same time. This way I can get a feel for the guns I'm thinking about getting and narrow the choices.
Same, but now I just chat people up at the range if they have something I'm interested in. Most people are cool about it and will let you send a few shots downrange too.
It has nothing to do with the CMP. If you get an your Curio & Relic license (FFL 02) you can get any C&R firearm, like ones 50+ years old, shipped to your door as the FFL.
In addition to that there are no SBRs in my country, if i wanted i could buy an 16'' AR-15 and cut it down to 3'' and the only one who cared would be my gunsmith.(He'd probably die from laughter)
Thanks, that seems more difficult than how it works in austria.
There is a guy at the one in my town who sales bbq sauce his small business makes. Damn good sauce, get some every time.
Also bought my dad a s&w shield for Christmas at a gunshow for $50 less than other gun shops I've been to.
Nope, just live in bum fuck nowhere with a cool local gun shop.
He sells alot of taticool shit but offer mind bogglingly good prices which is a double edged sword when it comes to selling guns to him.
cool guy can shoot the shit for hours while finger fucking the rifles.
also bring your own ammo and you could take guns off the shelf and shoot them in their range.
got to shoot his FA HK43, and barrett 50cal.
>they spend money on the hurr durr herpaderp
That helps he economy about as much as the ten cents of water I use when I take a shit
They aren't employing anyone, they aren't generating jobs, taxes are nominal
You're retarded to think that private sales help the economy
You go there, fingerfuck things, if you like it then plan to buy it, and if the price is unrealistic fuck them buy it online. It's their own doing if they don't move product because they're asking for too much. However if someone is giving you good advice and info on the product then appreciate it, its practically theft of labor if you just walk away planning to buy the same thing online for cheaper, IF the price is within reason.
>covering Rey's face
>The UK isn't even as bad as everyone seems to think it is.
Having to get a license to buy a single shot break action shot gun really is as bad as I think it is.
While a few of our laws (922r, sporting purpose requirement, no door to door shipping even with NICS check, Hughes amendment, suppressors and SBRs as NFA items) are pretty pants on head retarded, I can walk down to Wal Mart with a "license" and purchase an AR 15 made by a company in my hometown (or non AR firearms made by another company also in my hometown) and walk out with 2000 rounds of .223 and a semi auto sporter rifle.
And then I can shoot it on my own land so long as it is a legislatively specified distance from a dwelling.
Thanksgiving weekend I went to a gunshow. A Mossberg .22 that was $99 for Black Friday was $200 at the gun show.
Ammo was also horribly priced, and in what appeared to be beat up 20 year old boxes. Not sure if they were hoarded or reloads, either way I wasn't interested.
There was some slav in a tracksuit selling a painting of a kamikaze attack on a US warship though, that some guy was complementing and wanting to frame it.
I do have to give credit where its due though, I saw no $1000+ ARs like I did the last time.
The only thing I saw that tempted me was some .308 tracers at a dollar a shot. Sold loose. I'm not sure I trust something some Bubba I don't know quite possibly made in his basement.
There is a big sporting show coming up in spring, I'm hoping it will be good.
Neither rural or big city gunshows are good here.
Bill Goodmans is coming to Cincy this weekend. I want to go, but I know it will blow. The only thing I have bought at one in the last few years was a knife, and they guy selling it gave me a discount because I'm a vet.
Last I went to the Westland one was for entertainment and jerky. I left disappointed on both accounts. Highlight of the last rural one I went to was that I found out my local historical society has a chauchat, looked to be in working order too.
Varies by location. Southeast PA anon here, the Eagle Arms gun shows in Oaks are fantastic. Huge, sprawling affairs with three of everything. So long as you don't buy until you've been all the way round, you can find a good price on most guns, no shipping and get your background check out of the way up front. Plus, for me, impulse milsurp purchases. I always find something I didn't know I needed.
Just don't go looking for ammo, because prices on ammo are abysmal.
By the same token, the Harrisburg Farm Complex show is just alright, while also being expensive to get into and you have to pay to park. And almost every single other show is a tiny overpriced fudd affair located in a hotel conference room or community center gym, almost universally shit and not even worth the gas, let alone price of admission.
Keep looking, you'll find a good one.
Just went to one sunday, the only thing I found with a good price was h&K usp 40 for $500. Seen a few hipoints with a $200+ price tag.
Ya i went to a gunshow Saturday and found a ruger mk 3 (also found a mk 1 but it was 400) for 340 and decided against buying it. Then later went to a gunshop that i heard about while just driving around and flijd the same gun for 250 used. Needless to say i bought it, the shop will most likely get my business again due to their awsome selection, had some good rifles but the hakim and VZ were a little highly priced.
I cant wait to go plink with it, but i fucked up my right middle finger horribly so i cant be shooting for a while. Such is life.
It is perfectly legal to ship a gun to yourself and have people ship a gun to you, people are just faggots about it. I have done both.
What is illegal is buying a gun from a dealer online and having them ship it to a non FFL.
I was in the market for an M92 PAP, went to gun show, some guy had one for $1,100.
ONE FUCKING THOUSAND AND ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
I literally laughed my way away from his table and he got all mad faced.
20 minutes later I walk by and see some guy pick it up and say "WOW THATS A GOOD PRICE" and buys it on the spot
Has anyone had an interesting find at South Florida gun shows? The gun show at the Fair Grounds is usually meh for me.
Well usually the guns I find at my local gun shows aren't much more expensive than ones online, sometimes I find some that are under prices though that's rare desu.
One of the reasons I prefer them sometimes is that I can actually examine the gun before buying it, if it's a brand new gun then I expect it to be fine so this doesnt apply to that, but for surplus I REALLY prefer to see them before buying them to make sure they aren't shit.
May occasionally find a good deal, but mostly because you get to see new things and fingerfuck more than just what your LGS has to offer.
Then after you decide what you want to get, find a cheaper price online.
Tractor auger fell and squished it because i had my hand in the wrong place. Like in pic related where it swings back and forth, it fell forward and squished it.
Heres a pic of what it looked like earlier.
Brutal and slightly interesting, hope that heals well for you.
Yep, sold my Mosin to an older guy who likes milsurp, had a pretty fun conversation with him. Also bought an SU16 for $400 a few years ago...which I regret selling.
Also SC gun shows have Georgia Arms so if you get there early there's good ammo for cheap.
dunno last time i went i found a mosin carbine for 140 plus 200 rounds of ammo
coulda been a sting though. But yeah prices are shit and they should feel bad
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They're not always awful, last show I went to either last month or before that had some pretty fucking decent priced AKs, and I bought an AK bayonet for 20 bucks.
>on way to gun show
>decided to sell my Yugo sks
>stop by gander mountain to see how much they'd offer for ball park lowest bid
>gander mountain guy says they don't sell that stuff because they're so cheap and they don't stock surplus
>selling Mosins for $129.99 back when they were $90 at fleet farm
>sell it at show for $200
I wish I kept it for a few more years for Obama scare 1
Why not? You never know what you'll find.
Why wouldn't you want to be surrounded by a huge variety of guns, most of which you can handle freely without some fat hairy gun store clerk sizing you up and wondering if you're wasting his time.
Funny you say that, a guy last week was posting about a PTR 91GI without the paddle he bought for a $1K. Seriously, what's with the fucking panic. I get magazines if you live in a shit state getting ready to go over the edge but the fucking idiots who buy $800 wasr is so wrong.