Well, I know we all know the story, but....
I went to a "gun" show this weekend (I don't have a real good reason to keep going to them, but I feel compelled to support the cause) and found yet again that there was very little gun in the show. To start with I am always amazed at how we pay 10 dollars each to go buy something. It's crazy when you think about it. I don't pay 10 bucks to go to Cabela's and browse their store. And instead of having to tolerate obese dealers smoking behind their tables and having to listen to the crackle of stun guns
one can browse the store and stop and look at some magnificant mounts or watch the trout in the stream that runs through the middle of the building. But back to reality. So why go? Good bargains? "Gun show prices" used to mean something, but I find no difference (usually higher at the show if anything) than ordering or buying at an outfitter. Selection? Nope. Most tables were yard sale-ish selling nylon computer bags, toy helicopters, 12 inch chinese pocket knives etc. Siiigh. Pay $10 to go in, or pay $10 in sales tax at the local shop or $10 in shipping from Midway or Bass Pro. Will I continue to go to them? Absolutely. Will I continue to grouse about it? Absolutely.
Just some random thoughts from an aging gun enthusiast. I just remember what they used to be like.