I learned long ago you can't find good deals at gun shows. Once in a while maybe but on the whole too over priced. I do go to gun shows to learn about a certain gun that I am interested in buying. Its a great source of information.
That might work out is some parts of the country but it seldom works here in New England. Don't get me wrong I am not saying it's impossible to get a good deal here but they are far and few between. I'd say 99.5 % of the prices are so far off that it makes dickering useless. I found the best deals are looking at your local gun stores. I and my son have also had some luck with Gun Brokers.com. All in all it's still fun going to the shows even if it's just to see some nice stuff.
wow, you guys have not lived until you go to a So. Calif. gun show. The doors open and people panic and run to the ammo sales, where the vendors wait like sharks with blood in the water. some vendors only do cash sales, so the ATM machine has a line. during the height of the shortage a man and wife get to the front of the line and order 45acp 4 boxes, the vendor will not split a 500 rd case, so the wife uses her credit card to advance cash and people in line are panicking about no ammo when they get to the counter to order, prices go up as the vendors sense blood. the prices go up by a buck a box of 50 rds and still we pay cash in fear there will be no more. the vendor then pulls another couple of cases from under the counter and the sales go on. the good news is the weather is great, the women cute and we drive to Nevada for ammo.
Yep; you guys in Calif have many problems. Hang in there and keep fighting. Going to Nev. to buy ammo sounds great even if it is to keep the ammo dealers from ripping you off. The only way to hurt them is in the pocket book.
I go to the shows here in Savannah, Ga. The gun prices are pretty reasonable here. I bought a Glock 27 NIB last year for $475. Not too bad a price. The ammo prices vary. I usually just end up at the Georgia Arms booth and buy their stuff in bulk. About what you would pay at Wal-mart, but the stock is there. I am happy just walking the isles and watching people buy guns. I usually buy 1 gun at each show, but this year I bought a TCP while on vacation so I can't buy one at the August show...bummer.