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Old March 16, 2013, 06:30 AM   #1
Rembrandt
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DSM Gun Show.....observations.

Observations from the Des Moines gun show.....

.22 ammo is available, $55-to-$90 for 500 rounds

9mm......hardest to find, self defense box of 20 rounds....$50

Very few primers, saw some around $50 for 1000

Ar-15's have come down in price....from an average of $2K a month ago, now $1200-to-$1400.

Stripped lower AR receivers......$200-to-$400

Sub-compact CCW handguns are plentiful....lot's of wives and girl friends shopping.

Concealed carry holster vendors have doubled.

Slow movers that most people ignored......used shotguns, old revolvers, and target rifles.
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Old March 16, 2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Sounds great! I love used shotguns, old revolvers, and target rifles.
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Old March 16, 2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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Hold your nose....

I may go over to the fairgrounds to my metro areas big gun & outdoor gear show. I'll hold my nose & and try, I mean TRY to keep my eyes from rolling.

The last gun show got a big media crowd & was SRO. FFL transfers & FBI checks took approx 6-8 hours.

I'd like to see just how bad it is. $50.00 for 20-25 rounds of LE grade handgun rounds is just pathetic. No way around it.
I hope they cleared out the IL Nazis & yahoos that seep in but who knows.

CF
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Old March 16, 2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Saw at least a half dozen vendors there last night with ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR bricks of 22. That's right $100 for 500 22's. Told a couple of them not to whine in 6-12 months about the big chain stores under cutting them as they will be the only places i shop for now on.

Buds for guns, midway and brownells for accessories, walmart for ammo and i will do everything in my power to talk down the LGS's and remind people about their 500% markups and i will hope they go out of business.
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Old March 16, 2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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How were the crowds there?

Did you guys have to wait in line a long time to get in the door? I skipped the last show there because of the crowd. I was thinking of going in the morning. Kind of in the need for a varmint rifle and thought I might look there.
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Old March 16, 2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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Wait wasnt bad at all.

Line wasnt as long as last month, at least friday night anyway
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Old March 17, 2013, 05:36 AM   #7
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Thanks

I will probably head on up there today.
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