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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 12/10/2001 8:20:03 PM EDT
10) You can pay for a table and try to unload some of those gun parts you bought that weren't quite right. 9) You can wear your SHTF gear and not get a second look. 8)Two Words Beef Jerky Ok I can only think of three
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:28:09 PM EDT
7) Kettle Korn - I have no idea what it is, and I've never seen it, but some people are here love it.z
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:28:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2001 8:22:01 PM EDT by kevhogAZ]
7) you need to be surrounded by stinky strangers in SHTF gear, to feel "normal" 6) you need more t-shirts with wolves and eagles airbrushed on 'em
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:33:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:35:38 PM EDT
5) The only place on Earth where there is 00.000% chance of running into Rosie O'Donnell.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:38:26 PM EDT
4) You learn that the 9mm is the be all-end all of handguns from a 17 year old.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:39:41 PM EDT
3) Two words: Beanie-Babies!
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:40:03 PM EDT
4)You enjoy cutting yourself trying to unsheath a grease covered (but rusty) bayonet that has been painstakenly placed in the wrong type of sheath.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:45:03 PM EDT
3) You get to hear some really good comedy as dealers give examples of their boundless knowledge of firearms to anyone who pauses by their table.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:48:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2001 8:41:50 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
(2) ... those looks you get navigating a handtruck stacked high with bulk ammo, powder and primers walking out to the truck. (edited because I didn't see the algorithm)
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 8:53:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2001 12:32:29 AM EDT by WhomItMayConcern]
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 9:06:28 PM EDT
(1) The only place that can "demonstrate" a TAC-Trigger actually working.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 9:07:45 PM EDT
(0) Only place in the world where you can feel !!!SAFE!!! when a guy with a 12ga shotgun is standing behind you in the line for the ATM.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 9:09:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WhomItMayConcern: a green t-shit [;D]
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Hey Beavis, he said...
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 11:15:32 PM EDT
It is the only place where I am not shunned and socially rejected.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 11:38:47 PM EDT
My Top 10 List [list=1] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [/list=1][*] Did I miss anything? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 11:55:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: My Top 10 List [list=1] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [/list=1][*] Did I miss anything? Sgtar15
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Amen to that, brother. Enjoy it while it lasts though.[:\] [(:|)]
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 12:40:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 3:25:24 AM EDT
(1) So 'they' won't talk about you when you're not there. (2) 'Cause you might be in the right place, at the right time, for once in your miserable life. That last one comes from a real-life situation - we were at the Irving Gun Show in Irving, Texas, on Sunday, February 28, 1993, when the ATF attack on Mt Carmel, near Waco, Texas, took place. Let's just say that 'sales got brisk' that afternoon! Eric The(BackWhenIrvingPermittedGunShows)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 4:26:01 AM EDT
Tables full of AR's.....
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 5:23:11 AM EDT
Not meant to [flame] shows,ILUVsEm,but the comic relief I see at 90% of the tables is the prices and 'some vendors
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 5:59:10 AM EDT
Unlike stores at the mall like eddie bauers'eses or a nightclub (because for now you can still get beer at the funshow) I look like a greek god compared to all the other dudes there. You guys need to start bringing your sisters and daughters with you!
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:11:41 AM EDT
Top Ten Reasons to Go to a Gun Show: 10) If you have to pay to get in, it must be good! 9) Personal hygiene is optional. 8) Great opportunity to play "Spot the undercover fed". 7) More old shotguns than you can shake a stick at. 6) Get the latest info on what those sneaky, foreign bastards are up to at the UN. 5) Tubs o' rusty gun parts. 4) Free demonstrations of unsafe gun handling. 3) See if the guy who's had the same table of dusty junk for the past three years has actually sold anything. 2) Narrow, crowded aisles promote togetherness. 1) You might actually meet someone who posts here!
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 7:11:47 AM EDT
1) You enjoy being treated with contempt if you ask questions while spending your money.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:50:38 PM EDT
It can be like a family reunion. Especially here in Arkansas.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 6:56:54 PM EDT
No shipping charges No haz-mat fees All the cool shirts, bumper stickers, and junk. A great place to wear chest waders because the BS gets deep in a hurry with so many "experts" in one room. To actually buy guns is also a good reason.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 7:08:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 8:30:33 PM EDT
1) You can actually find a bargain every now and then- $15 niw Thermolds (it happened to me)
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 8:46:19 PM EDT
Inevitably some guy that always looks like Weird Al Yankovic seeing me handling a gun will ask my opinion on what is the best gun for this or that.Can't get away from them fast enough.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 8:57:25 PM EDT
You might be able to run into someone who has insulted you on at this board and give them a well placed wedgie. (Don't run and tell the storm troopers on me you prissies!)
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 9:07:30 PM EDT
1)Getting to hear all the "war stories" from the Navy Seals, Rangers, Delta, and other SF gun dealers at the show! medcop
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 9:23:16 PM EDT
2) Continuously under threat of losing an eye to the muzzle of some ancient rod carried by a slightly more ancient moron "like a Continental soldier" and having no sense of the space behind him. 1) Finding out just what pieces are absolutely the last ones that are going to be made, so you're lucky to even see a cast aluminum Century G3, let alone have the opportunity to buy one for $975!
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 10:09:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 10:37:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: My Top 10 List [list=1] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [*]Private Sales[/*] [/list=1][*] Did I miss anything? Sgtar15
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Uh, Sarge, ummm, oh never mind.
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 11:00:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By operatorerror: Uh, Sarge, ummm, oh never mind.
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Shhhhh...it our secret...okay?[;)] sgtar15
Link Posted: 12/11/2001 11:29:27 PM EDT
1) Find that cubic zirconia engagement ring, for half the price! hah! 2) Find that turquoise native american bracelet for your mom for Christmas! Being sold by the the most white native ever! And he's dressed in full leather costume! 3) Get to see all those crazy gun owners you hear about on the news! 4) You see all the same guys you see every time you go. You recognize them by the T-shirt they usually wear! 5) You ask the same dealer for a part you've been after for 5 years, and play table tag, trying to find the guy "on the other end of the show" that has the part... 6) Huge Pretzels. 7) Huge guys eating them. (7a) Guys drinking beer from plastic cups, while at a gun show. 8) Finding a table of music tapes, that seem to be titled all in German. 9) The table right next that has the Opera Winfrey book of the month collection. 'Poor man james bond', 'anarcist cookbook', 'how to kill', 'knife fighting in prison', 'survive the coming nuclear holocaust'. 'omish living' 10) The only place to find a VHS of Red Dawn for $5.00, and you KNOW the guy selling it thought it was a great movie too! My wife helped with some of these. She loves the gun show subculture. -Fs
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 1:53:25 AM EDT
1. Whenever you see a young attractive woman at a gun show you believe you've found your soulmate.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 2:08:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Garryowen: you get to see this me in a Kilt [:E]
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Oddly enough, just today while one my way to work in Seattle I noticed a store that appears to sell nothing but kilts.
Link Posted: 12/12/2001 5:09:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Garryowen: you get to see this me in a Kilt [:E]
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....yeah,but you deprive us of your after the show looks...6"spikes,a wig,and that matching purse![;)]
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