I've toyed with the idea of giving up on gunshows for many of the reasons that have been stated.
But.... when I'm looking for a gun, about 99% of the time it's not a new gun, but one that has been out of production for a long, long time.
Of the last 10 or so that I've purchased, only one has been made post 1980... Several are post WW II, but quite a few have been pre WW II.
Kind of hard finding those at the local gunshop.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.