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Old April 12, 2000, 07:41 PM   #1
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Going to my first gun show on Saturday. What are the rules? Can you take handguns to trade? Anyone help me out on this? Thanks
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Old April 12, 2000, 10:24 PM   #2
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The best rule is to never let the muzzle of any firearm you inspect point at another person. This will be appreciated.
They will probably inspect any arms you bring at the door and do what is appropriate for the particular show, so don't worry about this.
Have fun.

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Old April 12, 2000, 10:42 PM   #3
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Many shows require that you have ty-wraps to render a handgun unusable. Carry some spares, in case somebody wants to check the gun's operation. (Some shows provide the ty-wraps.)

I suggest just wandering through and looking, before trying any trading. Get a feel for the place; listen to the chatter...

And be doggoned sure you know the value of what you got and what you want! And remember that a dealer won't trade if there's no profit in it for him--he doesn't care WHAT you paid for what you have.

Good luck, Art
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Old April 13, 2000, 12:19 AM   #4
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gun shows are a great place to see and handle a lot of guns,but good deals are few and far between. The fellas that show there are in the business,and don't give anything away.
That being said,I attend a lot of shows,and enjoy the camaraderie(sp) and the variety of goodies to view.Everything under one roof is a geat way to see it all.
Enjoy the show.
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