Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gun Show Report

Some of this material previously posted on Facebook:
  •     Forgot the February fun show is in the Pavilion, which is cramped, and seems to magnify the derp.
Usually the show is in the "Showplex", which is the huge barn-like structure used for all the people eager to separate fair-goers from their money. Which is appropriate.

The Pavilion is usually used for the arts and crafts displays, and is on two levels with very odd floor plans, which makes the layout difficult. Mentioned this to one of the vendors, and he pointed out that it really sucks when one has a hundred or two guns to schlep up the freight elevator and over to the far side of the building.
  •  Educate your booth monkeys! A Smith & Wesson 629 is NOT built on an X Frame! And a 686 is an L Frame!
  •  And don't tell your customers the laser will give their position away.
  •  And yes, your remote control AR15 mount is cool, but STOP POINTING IT AT PEOPLE!
Really, I cannot imagine any reason to want one of these, other than the cool factor, which is sufficient, as long as it doesn't prevent you from feeding your family.

But. Try and display the coolness in a manner that does not involve continuously muzzle-sweeping the crowd.

  •     Holy carp. Just walked through tinfoil hat central.
"Dick Cheney ordered NORAD to stand down on 9/11..." *facepalm*
  •     OTOH, I found CCI Stingers $8/50, which ain't great, but ain't bad.
And with that, I headed home.


D.W. Drang said...

Saw at least a dozen M1 Carbines for sale.

One was even going for a half-decent price...

NotClauswitz said...

What's a half-decent price on a M1 Carbine these days, under a grand?

D.W. Drang said...

Under 4 bills is an incredible price.
30 years ago it would have been high.

NotClauswitz said...

I should not have sold my National Postal Meter, but I wanted that Ed Brown so bad...