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Just got back from the High Caliber Gun Show in Fort Worth. As usual, all of the dealer tables were well stocked with hand guns, AKs, shot guns, and hunting rifles. The place was not as crowded as the DFW area gun shows have been in the last few months. I was actually able to park within walking distance this time. ;)

The selection of Mosins was somewhat disapointing. One dealer had a Finned NEW 91 for $575. It was unscrubbed with VKT marking. It looked very nice, but out of my range. There were 3 other dealers that had a few common Soviet M44 and 91/30 Mosins; pricing from $120 to $200. I also saw one CHICOM M44. None of them talked to me, or were too expensive.

I did buy a Heritage Rough Rider .22LR revolver for $100. It will make a good birthday present for my youngest shooter.
 

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Nice acquisition :) Did you see any signs of panic buying at this show - people mobbing the ammo vendors or whisking away evil black "assault rifles"? It's amazing how, with the economy tanking, people being laid off, clothing and other retail services offering 75%-off sales, etc. that AK and ammo prices would be rising and people would be shelling out the bucks. Anyway.
 

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Agreed, general economics does not seem to be applicable to the current state of affairs...:confused:
 

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Agreed, general economics does not seem to be applicable to the current state of affairs...:confused:

...neither does general common sense :(. The same AK rifles and ammo are going to be there on 21 Jan. as are there on the 19th.

I think any laid off worker that has money to waste on an overpriced AK should not be allowed to "belly up to the bar" for unemployment hand-outs.

Just my .02 cents.

Tim
 

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Did you see any signs of panic buying at this show - people mobbing the ammo vendors or whisking away evil black "assault rifles"?
No, no panic buying; that is so November. :rolleyes:

But there is no recession in the gun market in DFW, yet.

This is anecdotal, but the number of sales seems higher than last year. BUT it wasn't as crazy as it was last month when one couldn't even see the tables. Even the background checks were fairly fast. Last month took about an hour to get the ok to buy a handgun.

I just wish that there were more MilSurp bolt actions there. Or was I just looking for the million dollar gun with the $49.95 price tag?
 

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Nice little revolver, Tiglath...can't beat the price...where are they made?
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I always get Heritage mixed with Uberti in my mind when I see their single six gun box.

Heritage Manufacturing, Inc, makes their guns in the USA. They are based out of Opa Locka, FL. Uberti is Italian.

I got the Heritage. I can't wait for his Birthday in February.
 

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Thanks for the link...let us know what his reaction is in Feb...I can imagine already...great gift!
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Hello All. I am new to this site, so bear with me. I also attended the High Caliber Gun and Knife Show on Saturday (12-27-2008). It was quite crowded. I did notice that all the AR's were quite a bit more expensive, for obvious reasons. I purchased A RRA 6.8 at the gun show back in November 2008 for $740. I observed the base RRA were going for around $1400. I think most, if not all were over $1300. There were a lot of people browsing, didn't notice as many purchasing like the prior shows. I was wondering if there was anyone else at the show after 12pm. That is when a gun was discharged. I was 4 rows away from the mishap. The place went silent as we all were stunned, and not sure that was what we were hearing. About 5 officers converged to the table. No one was hurt and couldn't see that anyone was arrested. I later heard from another vendor that the weapon was not was not secured with a zip tie or in any secured electronic system. The Vendor at the table of the mishap did not claim the gun as his. I was curious if anyone has any other info on the mishap.

What I have seen of the site, it looks great. Looking forward to meeting others and future posting.
 

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Hello All. I am new to this site, so bear with me. I also attended the High Caliber Gun and Knife Show on Saturday (12-27-2008). It was quite crowded. I did notice that all the AR's were quite a bit more expensive, for obvious reasons. I purchased A RRA 6.8 at the gun show back in November 2008 for $740. I observed the base RRA were going for around $1400. I think most, if not all were over $1300. There were a lot of people browsing, didn't notice as many purchasing like the prior shows. I was wondering if there was anyone else at the show after 12pm. That is when a gun was discharged. I was 4 rows away from the mishap. The place went silent as we all were stunned, and not sure that was what we were hearing. About 5 officers converged to the table. No one was hurt and couldn't see that anyone was arrested. I later heard from another vendor that the weapon was not was not secured with a zip tie or in any secured electronic system. The Vendor at the table of the mishap did not claim the gun as his. I was curious if anyone has any other info on the mishap.

What I have seen of the site, it looks great. Looking forward to meeting others and future posting.
Jmend, welcome to the Boards! I trust you'll find the information contained therewith to be useful and at times entertaining. Having a thick skin can help, too ;)

It's interesting to see that AR prices have gone up that much - they were rather high to start with, so I figured their prices wouldn't go up to any appreciable extent. Certainly not like AK prices, which have doubled or even tripled... Hopefully people are starting to come to their senses, and prices will come down.

Accidental discharges are an unfortunate event at gun shows. There was one at the big Wanenmacher show in Tulsa in April, but luckily the shot went into the roof, with no injuries. The person who discharged the pistol was escorted out, and the responsible vendor was told to pack up and not come back.
 

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Thanks, So much for the Welcome. I have wondered if the vendors were trying to inflate the price and take advantage of the current events. I saw very few attendees carrying any purchased rifles while I was there. I, too, hope things calm down and return to a more competative atmosphere. Even the handguns being sold (observed the Glocks and Xd's) were priced higher than what I recently saw at the local retail stores.
 

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Welcome JMend58. And Wow, I must have left just before the negligent discharge. The recent price hike is a matter of supply not able to keep up with the demand. But not all guns are up. Some of the less desirable guns are a bit lower, like .22 single action revolvers.
 
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