My friend who lives near San Diego went to LV a few weeks ago and stopped off by their store down town. He said there was a line that you had to stand on to get into the shop and you have to give your name. He said freak it and left. They used to have this guy Tony, who I know, who works in a Vegas gun store as their expert. They seem to lose their experts all the time.
I watched that show the other night and some guy came in with a Colt SAA .45 made in 1884. The gun was nickle with carved ivory steer head grips. He had the factory letter and it had been originally shipped to NY. The owner claimed it was owned by some lawman who was involved with the range wars and had an old letter from the guys sister who sold it many years before. That really wasn't enough to prove who owned it, but he wanted around $20,000. The father said it was just a worn every day Colt and he offered him $600. I almost choked. That gun had probably 80% original finish from what I could see and those grips alone, which were original, are worth over a thousand alone. I've seen him rob people before, but it just makes me sick. That was at least a $6,000 gun if not more. The Cajun guys are much nicer.
The Vegas guys can purchase pre-1899 guns without an FFL.