I've found the "gun show deal" is now non-existent in my area. My best deals were made at gun shows, but that was in the days of Bill Goodman's shows here. They don't exist anymore in this area and I have to rely on Gibralter Trade Center's shows amongst a few others. While I was up north, I went to a show that had great prices, but alas, I had told the wife I was going expressly to look. I can get as good a deal at any LGS as I can at GTC's shows. Best thing about the shows now is simply having just about everything at your fingertips to at least handle without ordering. I also go on Friday nights when you don't have to pay.