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It's probably a bit out of the ordinary for an avid gun owner, but I've never been to a gun show. The Crossroads gun show is this weekend and I'm thinking about driving down.

Is the Crossroads gun show worth the time and money? How are prices? I'm looking at getting some AR accessories, some bulk ammo, and maybe a few other things, but don't want to waste my time if prices aren't comparable to the internet.
 

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It depends. I go down and get the bulk ammo from HSM. As for everything else, I watch KSL.com for guns and accessories I buy from us since we get a better deal normally. But if you are into guns, you have to at least go to one gun show. I took my 6 and 8 year old to the last one. We had a good time.
 

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Last time I went was my first time. There are folks who would want you to believe that they are giving some great deal, but are not. However, if it is BULK ammo you are after, you are likely to get it cheaper at the Gun Show than online. There are always a few good deals to be had there. Last time I went I puchased a large range bag with 3 separate 'inner', removable pockets for $25.

If you know what a certain product sells for retail NEW, then you should have a good idea what it SHOULD sell for used. I wanted to buy a Remington 870 Express 12 gauge and the guy was asking $350. Made a call over to Sportsman's down the road and they had that exact model on sale for $299. Just be careful and KNOW what you are buying.
 

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If you take into account the admission fee and the possibility that you might get charged sales tax, then an internet deal may be better - even with shipping. I've been to a few Crossroads of the West gun shows, both here and in California. They're OK if you enjoy window shopping and you might even find something interesting at a great price, but in my opinion there are usually better deals available online. That said, I'm planning on going anyway since I consider it a cheap form of entertainment.
 

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I've been to the last two and both were decent, lots of guns and ammo, but there is always something off-the-wall. This last one had some coin sales, dishes, glassware, stuff that should not be allowed at a gun show, imho.

Last show I picked up a couple of magazines and some bulk ammo, fired once brass, 500 ct., for about $55. This is 9mm with 124-gn bullet. I'm not sure about this coming show though.

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Someone should hand out flyers about this sight and OC.org also about the meets. We might get better turnouts. Just a suggestion. We are busy this weekend.
 

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Ditto, and the other posts. Bulk ammo is what I buy there. Most everything else is not really that good of a price. If you know prices well you can dicker with people and maybe get a good deal. Last one I went to hads tons of stupid crap...I don't go to a gun show to look at jewelry, scooters, or glass ware. I am going to try to go Saturday with a friend. I have money in my pocket that is burning a hole that MUST be spent on an EOTech 512. I have some online prices printed out and first guy I find that will sell one to me at the same price I can get it off the internet will get my money. If no one will do that, I'll just order it when I get back. I will also probably buy some bulk ammo. I would love to meet, but my problem is I have a 2 hour drive each way so I don't know exactly when I will be there.
 

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I will be there this week end, love to see ya'll. Stop by my stall and say hi.
I will be there selling knives so I won't be able to mingle a lot, but I am always happy to converse with fellow enthusiasts. I usually bring my knife catalogs so if anyone is interested in looking for a hard to find knife I will take orders & drop ship if paid in full, and I give 20% off retail to anyone who gives me their handle from this website. I also assume the sales tax so you don't have to.
Name of my business is "The Edge, Knives & Self Defense Products."
Cost is 10$ for the event, free if you join the NRA at the door, and you can go to the Crossroads of the West Gun show site to print a $1 off coupon.
Anyhow, hope to see you there.
:)
 
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