Skip to comments.Dalton gun show draws big crowd
Posted on 01/13/2013 1:15:11 PM PST by GrootheWanderer
By noon, three hours after the doors opened for the latest Eastmans Gun and Knife Show, the line to get into the building still snaked around the trade center. Dozens of people, many carrying weapons unloaded that they hope to sell or trade stood patiently as they waited to get into the packed arena.
Ive been to these before. Theres always a crowd. But Ive never seen anything like this, said Ringgold resident Jess Orton. I think President Obama is going to get a lot of guns sold.
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Are the crowds due to those attempting to buy, or those attempting to sell before the Obamanation attempts to seize the firearms and the owners get nothing?
My brother has sold 85 30 round magazines in just 10 days. Average price - $55.00.
There was one at the Berea Fairgrounds today, Cleveland area. We had a foot of snow, melted by rain and 60 degree weather. A friend tells me there are about 20 tow trucks pulling people outa the muddy field parking lot!
Saratoga Gun Show [NY] was big, in spite of the communist idiots outside.
People are buying. If people are selling, it’s because the have extras. I don’t think most are worried about seizures.
If seizures get EOed, it will be ugly. We really don’t want that to happen.
We usually go on Sundays but decided to go on the first of the two days in order to increase the likelihood of being able to buy something.
Typically, there are about a dozen people at the ticket booth with two people inside the booth selling tickets.
This time the main ticket office was being used and there were about eight or so ticket windows being operated. Once one had a ticket in hand then it was necessary to stand in line in order to enter the building. At 9:14am, fourteen minutes after the doors opened, there was a line snaking around two sides of the Cow Palace and into the parking lot.
I would estimate the number in the line as roughly between 500 and 1000.
When I finally entered the building, there was a crowd of people two deep around the table I was interested in. I jostled my way to the front of the crowd, pointed out the AR upper I wanted, and offered my credit card.
The seller behind the table informed me that all sales were cash. Fortunately, I raided the piggy-bank before I left home and carried more than enough cash.
I bought a 24 inch stainless-steel, bull-barrel target upper with a floating cylindrical handguard for $750. The asking price at prior shows for this upper was $725, so I felt pretty well treated.
While holding my new purchase in one hand, I made my way with my friend to the major ammo seller at the show. The line snaked back and forth several times in front of the ammo sellers tables; probably 75 to a hundred people in line.
My friend, who is more assertive than I, managed his way to the table before I did and made a purchase for me. The seller was rationing items, so we ended up with one ammo box of 250 .223 and another of 400. The price was about 48 cents per round; definitely less than some prices I have heard recently and much better than getting nothing.
All in all, a good day.
We left early as it really was quite crowded.