If you’ve never been to a gun show you are in for a treat! Be prepared for a plethora of sights, sounds and smells. At a large show you will likely hear a symphony of duck, turkey and deer calls. The smells include cleaners, jerky, the intoxicating scent of gun oil on a shiny new firearm…and the people! Young, old, in-between, camo, khaki, jeans, and often a few interesting alternative forms of dress. Antique firearms and swords, exotic wood rifle stocks, amazing selections of pistols, shotguns, rifles…modern, old west style…holsters, sights, leather, magazines, ammo, safes, accessories, books. Be prepared to spend, but take your time, make your selections. One thing, if you find one of something and you really love it…buy it. I waiting once, and an hour later the engraved pistol I’d been eyeing was gone. Sometimes you have to grab your chance.
Even if you are just going to look, it can be a fun way to spend several hours. I compare the large shows to visiting a museum, you have to give yourself the time to see and enjoy the sights. Even a small show can’t be seen in an hour. Give yourself time to look, touch, enjoy!
This site gives you information on finding a show near you. If it is your first one, be ready. Take a deep breath, pass through the doors and enter a wonderland of firearms. What could be more fun?
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