View Full Version : Up coming PA Gun Shows!

July 18, 2001, 08:48 PM
I seriously do not think I will be attending any of these, as I am AWOL till August.

Allentown Pennsylvania: Yankee Gun & Militaria - Days Inn Conference Center - Jul 21-22 2001 570-457-9473

Plymouth Meeting Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Lu Lu Shrine - Jul 21-22 2001 717-697-3088

New Kensington Pennsylvania: Fort Crawford Promotions Inc. - Clarion Hotel, Rt 366 - Jul 28-29 2001 877-738-1861

York Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - The York Blast - Jul 28-29 2001 717-697-3088

Carlisle Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Pine Hill Sports Center - Aug 11-12 2001 717-697-3088

July 19, 2001, 05:43 AM
Harrisburg PA @ Farm show complex AUG 25&26 Anybody interested I will be there when door open on the 25th:cool: Good place to buy supplies for the shoot. Which reminds me......DAROGUE1

July 19, 2001, 12:00 PM
More than likely, I'll be there to buy some bullets and other reloading supplies.

Jamie Young
July 19, 2001, 07:01 PM
How many tables are at the Harrisburg show? I met up with Dead at the Fort Washington Show last week. I have really been let down by some of these shows. A few months ago I went to a show and ABSOLUTELY NOBODY had any surplus .308 ammo. It was unbelievable. I also couldn't find a single powder drop funnel either. I had to order a freakin powder funnel from www.wideners.com. And last week 3 of the ammo tables couldn't accept credit cards. I picked out $355 of ammo and handed them a credit card and their faces dropped. What planet am I on?????????????????

July 19, 2001, 08:16 PM

Were you the one I heard about at the ammo table all the way in the back by the wall???? I remember them saying they were trying to get the card line to connect but no good. :(

Bet they were just as pissed as you were since you were dropping 355 bucks, that they lost out on.

That one table were you were looking at the ammo, all the way in the back was pretty decent, best prices there from what I saw.... Too bad they didnt have any 5.45x39, as I wanted to get a ton of that stuff. had lot of stuff there that isnt even listed on their site. Not to mention 7.62x39 Wolf ammo for 70 a case. :D

they were http://www.ammunitionstore.com

Jamie Young
July 19, 2001, 10:22 PM
When you walk into the Main door and walk straight back to the very back wall THAT GUY COULDN"T TAKE CREDIT CARDS. The guy about 6 tables down to the left WASN"T SET UP FOR CREDIT CARDS. The Ammo Table all the way over to the Right near the Snack Bar WAS ONLY CASH AND CARRY WE DON"T TAKE CREDIT CARDS. They even had Hirtenberger .223. I would have spent $400 at that table if they took cards. I'm only going to buy .223 and .308 in Battle packs from now on Not after I had that blow up a couple weeks ago. The guy I think, was Ammoman, to the left and in the middle, only had half of an open case of British Radway Green. He took credit cards but I didn't come to buy 500rds.

July 20, 2001, 12:44 AM
You guys buy ammo???????? :confused: :confused: :eek:

July 20, 2001, 06:00 AM
No we just look at it.... ;)

Was looking for other things but no good deals.

Jamie Young
July 20, 2001, 08:13 AM
Only .308 normally but I wanted to try some Hirtenerber .223. Reloading 1000's of rounds on a single stage stinks. I just got done reloading 800rds of .223 and 700rds of 45acp. It took me about 3 months to do it:rolleyes:

July 20, 2001, 09:29 AM
That would take me about .... oh 5 hours :D

July 20, 2001, 10:12 AM
Son how long would it take you to reload 1000 rounds of 5.45x39????? :p

July 21, 2001, 02:08 PM
ALWAYS have cash!!! Powerful bargining tool!! Use line......"what is your best CASH price now?" Flash bills if necessary. I take a bit out of each pay and put aside when I know a gun show is comming up. Have gotten some good deals this way! Don't know how many tables though. Farm show is usually good for alot of them. Going sat anybody want to meet up? I know that it is early but........DAROGUE1

July 21, 2001, 04:08 PM
South African mostly. I picked up some so I can sight in the Aimpoint I picked up. Lots of militaria there if you want to dress up and strut around to "The March Of The Armored Cars"!:D Yes that is a real German song.:eek:

July 23, 2001, 10:03 PM
I'm new to the Philly - Bucks county area. Which show is the best in regards to selection, tables, etc. I'm willing to travel up to 200 miles.

Jamie Young
July 23, 2001, 10:21 PM
The Fort Washington and Harrisburgh shows have the biggest draw. Usually the MAAC GUNSHOWS. Come out to our TFL shoot in Sept Matrix!!!

July 24, 2001, 10:05 AM
I think I got too much ammo at the last show, well I got some after the show also. :)

About how far is the Harrisburg show from where Ft. Washington is??? I might check it out if it isnt that far from there. Or maybe I could meet up with someone out there, and catch a ride there if it is FAR? :D

Hopefully they will have LOTS of 5.45x39 there. The last show where I got some, I got the LAST case at the show, and that was 4 seconds before someone else came up looking for some :(

July 24, 2001, 11:19 AM

Wait until the fall for the BIG Harrisburg show. There's over 1200 tables in two big rooms. You can find just about anything at that show.

Until then, you can go to the Ft. Washington show and find lots of good stuff. I believe it has around 800 tables.

Lastly, you have to attend the Sportsmen Show out at Harrisbrug. It's definitely worth at least 1 visit or 2 or 30 :D

I'm pretty luck that I live in between Harrisburg and Philly. Either show only takes me 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive to.

Jamie Young
July 24, 2001, 06:56 PM
Dead its about an hour or so west of the Fort Washington Show. Has anyone been to any shows in VA or Maryland? How do they compare to PA shows?

Mike Irwin
July 26, 2001, 12:51 PM

I'm originally from the Harrisburg area, and now live in Northern Virginia.

The shows in Pennsylvania tend to be larger, have a wider variety of rifles and shotguns, and tend to have better "sundries" dealers.

A number of the shows down here are more junk than gun shows anymore, with jerkey, toys, tools, etc.

There are a couple of shows a year at the Showplace in Richmond that rival the Farm Show for size and quality, but Richmond's a pain for me to get to.

Mike Irwin
July 26, 2001, 12:52 PM
Does anyone know when the fall show is in York this year?

It's normally in October sometime.

I wouldn't mind getting up for it again this year.

Son, any idea?

I really like the bullets I bought from that guy and want to get some more.

Jamie Young
July 26, 2001, 06:57 PM
There are shows at a place near York called "The Blast" or something like that. Its a fine show!! I went there last year even though its about 2hrs away. They had a ton of reloading equipment and supplies there. Not a big show but a Quality show.
Check out www.AppalachianPromotions.com for more info. I think there is one coming up soon.

Mike Irwin
July 26, 2001, 10:09 PM
I should have been more specific.

The show I'm curious about is the one that is held in Memorial Hall at the York Fairgrounds, sometime (2nd/3rd weekend?) in October.

July 26, 2001, 10:52 PM
October 27-28th
Sat. 9-4
Sun. 9-3

Tri-County Gun Show
York Fair Grounds

Bullets you bought were from TnT Reloading www.tntreloading.com

Mike Irwin
July 27, 2001, 11:04 AM
That's the one, Son! Thanks!

What to meet up?

July 28, 2001, 08:22 AM
Son, do you have a date for the Sportsman show? I'm interested for the hunting suppliers, archery equipment and outfitters that usually don't attend the regular gun shows.

When I lived in Memphis, I went to the Duck's Unlimited Festival every year, which was AWESOME! If any of you get a chance to go, it's worth the trip.

There's a good sportsman show in Richmond, VA in mid August, but I think I'll be moving onto the new house that weekend.

July 28, 2001, 01:46 PM

Go there and you'll receive all of next year's info. It's a HUGE show.

Feb. 2-10, 2002


That link will give you a list of all the exhibitors in each of the halls.

July 29, 2001, 02:28 PM
Yes!!! I have found a ride to the Harrisburg show end of August!!! :D

Jamie Young
July 29, 2001, 09:54 PM
When is the show in August???? I don't see anything other than the Feb show date?

August 1, 2001, 06:45 AM
Will be at the Harrisburg gun show at the end of aug (25th) when the door open would like to meet ya if you would like? Reguards DAROGUE1

August 1, 2001, 07:16 AM
Not sure about the time I will be arriving there, but it will most likely be in the morning on Saturday.

Guess I will have to wear something so I "Stand Out" :)

August 1, 2001, 08:51 AM
Hopefully not like a sore thumb:D

August 1, 2001, 10:09 AM
No not at all.. I was just thinking Tin Foil Hat, and a "Duck Hillary" sign on my back! Not to mention wearing saftey orange camo ;)

Jamie Young
August 1, 2001, 08:00 PM
When and Where is this Harrisburg show? I didn't see it on that Website? Dead are you driving by Philly??????

Darogue1- what kind of rifle are you looking for? I'm looking forward to shooting your M1 Carbine!!!

August 2, 2001, 01:18 AM
SodaPop it is Aug 25-26.. I am not driving, taking a BUS... :D

August 2, 2001, 09:17 AM
September 29 & 30 Fort Washington, Pa. 750 tables at the beautiful Fort Washington Expo Center, I - 276 exit 26, follow Expo Center signs to 1100 Virginia Ave.

October 6 & 7 Hamburg, Pa. 200 tables Hamburg Field House, I-78 exit 10, 8 blocks south on 4th St., left on Pine St.

October 27 & 28 Monroeville, Pa. 400 tables Greater Pittsburgh Expo Mart, Remember the great shows at Monroeville? This is it—the great Monroeville shows are back for your enjoyment, Pa. Turnpike Exit 6, 2 miles west on Business Rt. 22.

December 8 & 9 Harrisburg, Pa. 1200 tables Farm Show Complex, I - 81 exit 23 Cameron St.

December 15 & 16 Fort Washington, Pa. 750 tables at the beautiful Fort Washington Expo Center, I - 276 exit 26, follow Expo Center signs to 1100 Virginia Ave.

Shows have 8 foot tables except Monroeville has 6 ft. tables. Show hours: Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM--Sun. 9 AM - 3 PM except Fort Washington , Monroeville, & Harrisburg Sun 9 AM - 4 PM

August 2, 2001, 10:02 AM
Funny I dont see the Aug 25-26 show in Harrisburg listed??? hmmm... Guess I will call and see if there really is a show that weekend. :confused:

Naticoke Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Naticoke National Guard Armory - Aug 11-12 2001 717-697-3088

Schnecksville Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Schnecksville Fire Co. - Aug 18-19 2001 717-697-3088

Meadville Pennsylvania: Fort Crawford Promotions Inc. - Days Inn, Rt 322 - Aug 25-26 2001 877-738-1861

Quarryville Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Solanco Fairgrounds - Aug 25-26 2001 717-697-3088

Allentown Pennsylvania: Yankee Gun & Militaria - Days Inn Conference Center - Sept 1-2 2001 570-457-9473

Shamokin Dam Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Champs Sports Factory - Sept 15-16 2001 717-697-3088

Cresson Pennsylvania: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors - American Legion Post 238 - Sept 22-23 2001 570-679-2250

Harrisburg Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Sport City Harrisburg - Sept 22-23 2001 717-697-3088

Fort Washington Pennsylvania: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors - Fort Washington Expo Center - Sept 29-30 2001 570-679-2250

Belle Vernon Pennsylvania: Fort Crawford Promotions Inc. - The Ice Garden, Rt 51 - Sept 29-30 2001 877-738-1861

Hamburg Pennsylvania: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors - Hamburg Field House - Oct 6-7 2001 570-679-2250

Bedford Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Bedford County Fairgrounds - Oct 6-7 2001 717-697-3088

Sellersville/Perkasi Pennsylvania: Commonwealth Target Company - Forrest Lodge VFW - Oct 6-7 2001 570-640-0144

Sellersville Pennsylvania: Commonwealth Target Co. - Forrest Lodge VFW - Oct 6-7 2001 570-682-9249

Marshalls Creek Pennsylvania: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors - Mountain Manor Inn - Oct 13-14 2001 570-679-2250

Chester Twp. Pennsylvania: Appalachian Promotions - Tri-State Sport Center - Oct 13-14 2001 717-697-3088

Kempton Pennsylvania: Commonwealth Target Co. - Community Center Fairgrounds - Oct 13-14 2001 570-640-0144

Kempton Pennsylvania: Commonwealth Target Co. - Kempton Community Center - Oct 13-14 2001 570-682-9249

Bloomsburg Pennsylvania: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors - Bloomsburg Fairgrounds - Oct 20-21 2001 570-679-2250

Allentown Pennsylvania: The Forks of the Delaware - Agricultural Hall - Oct 20-21 2001 610-997-8613

Monroeville Pennsylvania: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors - Greater Pittsburgh ExpoMart - Oct 27-28 2001 570-679-2250

York Pennsylvania: Richard Buckwalter - York Fairgrounds - Oct 27-28 2001 717-464-2581
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August 3, 2001, 05:26 AM
AUG 25 & 26 Davis outfitters is the promoter it is at the farm show complex. 1000 8' tables available. Ad was in Shotgun news last month and again this month. I will bring the M1 Carbine along with my new AR which WILL be in by that time or so the dealer told me. See my post about it in the rifle section under Federal Arms AR15. I think that I done good! The price is definately right!!!:) :) Dead & anyone else I will start thread when the time gets closer to show date (1 week prior) so we can meet up. Looking for 5.56mm ammo and military surplus mags and odds and ends for the new addition.....DAROGUE1 forgot....also in NRA magazine American rifleman p. 93

August 8, 2001, 06:04 PM
I Might NOt be going to the show now :(

If plans dont work out for that weekend I am there... :)

August 25, 2001, 02:02 PM
Did anyone go to the Harrisburg show today (25th)? How was it?
I'm thinking about driving over in the morning.