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#6896657 - 09/23/17 05:37 PM Market Hall Gun Show
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Man, the gun shows are really going down hill, very small crowd, lots of sellers not many buyers. I spoke with a few guys who are big and been at Market Hall for years, they say, there are so many gun shows everywhere now , people wont travel. Most vendors have more in their guns now than they can sell them for.

Tons of semi auto handguns and AR's. allot of Smith and Wesson revolvers and Pythons still WAY over priced but cheaper than a year ago.

still allot of over priced old guns.

I look for these guys to soon decide to sell out at a loss and give this hobby up.

I did buy a Remington 1100 20 gauge, left handed for my daughter. It needs a ton of TLC, metal is bad, some rust and pits. Good project gun for me to mess with...I gave $300 for it.
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#6896757 - 09/23/17 07:58 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Most have turned into trinket shows. Impulse buyers are about their only salvation. People milling around like zombies.
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#6896759 - 09/23/17 08:00 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Never been to a gun show seems like a huge waste of time
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#6896763 - 09/23/17 08:04 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Gun shows used to be good back in the day. The tacticool craze has killed most of them.

Wanamaker (sp?) in Tulsa is still a great one.
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#6896764 - 09/23/17 08:05 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I was there today

I'm seeing what you're seeing. Lots of low quality crap and sorry fake custom Damascus knives everywhere. These old men who were strong in the gun show life at one time need to realize nobody wants their old extremly over priced crap.

The best part of the show was the strong comeback of the mullet. There were some epic ones walking around

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#6897076 - 09/24/17 09:04 AM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Never been to a gun show seems like a huge waste of time

Last time I went to one was about 4 years ago....specifically went to look at gun safes....wanted to talk to several vendors in one place...."Why is yours better that the other guys?" kind of interaction. For me it was very productive....I ended up ordering two safes from that show.

Also got to meet Tim "Chops" Lambkin for the first time....ended up buying four knives from him over the next few months.....

Way too much junk (non gun/hunting stuff) IMO....was good to see what the market for guns was....a little over priced IMO...but Obama was still pres.....
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#6897155 - 09/24/17 10:42 AM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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until we have another scary election, gun values will continue to drop.
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#6897376 - 09/24/17 01:48 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Gun shows are where you sell your junk guns.

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#6897416 - 09/24/17 02:19 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Lots of people bought a bunch of guns during the Obama/Hillary scares. Now they are sitting on large inventories but refuse to recognize that supply has outpaced demand. This is America, buy all the guns you want and charge whatever price you choose to ask when you sell them but don't be surprised if you don't get your asking price. My biggest gripe with the gun shows is the large amount of non-gun junk being sold at the shows usually by overzealous salesmen. I don't care if you've made the best metal polish in history out of some mysterious substance you discovered during your journey through the Amazon. I'm here to look at and buy guns.

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#6897556 - 09/24/17 05:02 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
I spoke with a few guys who are big and been at Market Hall for years,
I look for these guys to soon decide to sell out at a loss and give this hobby up.

Is it just a hobby or a business for them?
I haven't been to one in a few years but they are a great place to see all (or damn near) of your options under one roof. Shopping the internet has it's downside to me and that's the lack of physical product to see and hold.

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#6897559 - 09/24/17 05:04 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Gun shows used to be good back in the day. The tacticool craze has killed most of them.
How do you mean?

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#6897573 - 09/24/17 05:24 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: garyrapp55]
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Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Gun shows used to be good back in the day. The tacticool craze has killed most of them.
How do you mean?


"people" have bought tons of CRAP, optics, cases, packs, knives, thermal, just cheap crap from some tiny 3rd world island somewhere. Who would buy that junk is beyond me, I guess the tacticool culture.

Tacticool is ok, just don't be tacticheap.
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#6897574 - 09/24/17 05:25 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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OH I did see 8# H-4350, $185

would have bought one but I got plenty
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#6897696 - 09/24/17 07:31 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Wish I' d gone, that's a good price on the powder.
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#6897756 - 09/24/17 08:32 PM Re: Market Hall Gun Show [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Dang that's worth driving from Shreveport to get

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