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Link Posted: 6/11/2021 7:58:31 PM EDT
Picking up Fatalwishes' buddy along the way.  Anyone else want a ride?  Leaving after lunch, gives us about 2 hrs @ the show, then return after dinner.
Link Posted: 6/11/2021 11:04:02 PM EDT
I ran across this flyer earlier if you do not want to leave the DFW area.   Its out NW of Weatherford.  

Link Posted: 6/12/2021 2:24:10 AM EDT
Sorry about not being able to handle BBQ very well.....after loosing my gallbladder several years ago, after good greasy properly made BBQ i wind up emitting biological weapons........

Seriously, will be good to see everyone.  When i was setting up for the Tyler gunshow today, someone said they saw the Tyler Fire guys removing fire safety stuff from Harvey Hall-some of the built in hoses and stuff they said.  The building attendants i talked to said they have already moved most of the office stuff out of the building, and things are starting to get stripped in preparation for demolition.  

We are going from a show of over 600 tables to about 225 tables, and the first show in about 18 months or so.  Even though it is a different company, i hope it goes very well tomorrow.  It's about 0120 now, about to get to bed finally.  Been getting all the gear ready to take it there in the morning.
Link Posted: 6/12/2021 1:30:54 PM EDT
Those were some narrow aisles today in Tyler. Smaller show of course, but still lots of old and new.  Lots of ammo if you want to pay their price.  One dealer wanted $2300 for his Deagle.  Said it’ll be $2600 at Big Town next week.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 8:04:23 PM EDT
19-20 June
Mesquite Big Town - Premier - backbencher & RebleYell have tables.  Dinner TBA, but likely Soulman's or Texas Roadhouse.  The Mesquite venue has been sold & will be closing, so if there's something you've always admired on a small vendor's table, might grab it - Rodeo won't fit so many vendors, and Dallas Market Hall has gone away.

26-27 June
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Premier - backbencher has a table.
Nacogdoches - G&S

10-11 July
Cleburne - All Tex
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Lone Star - backbencher has a table.
Lufkin - Whipp Farm

17-18 July
Allen - Premier - https://www.ar15.com/forums/Hometown/-JULY-17th-PICANHA-DINNER-NIGHT-OF-WONDER-/8-654925/
Longview - Classic - jeffb1911 has a table.

24-25 July
Mesquite Rodeo - Premier

North Texas gun show organizers:
All Tex - http://alltexgunshows.com/
American Legion Post 320 - https://centennial.legion.org/texas/post320
American Legion Post 340 - http://www.alpost340.com/
Audie Murphy Museum - http://www.amacmuseum.com/
Big Mule Guns - https://www.facebook.com/bigmuleguns
Brownwood Gun Show - (405) 223-5657
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce - http://www.buffalotxchamberofcommerce.org/civic_center.htm
Classic Arms - http://capgunshows.com/shows/
DACA - https://www.dallasarms.com/program-small-with-tab-name/
DSC - https://www.biggame.org/convention/
G&S - http://gandsgunshows.com/
Great Texoma - http://ggavendors.com/
Heartland Militaria - http://heartlandmilitariashow.com/index.php/texas-show/
Lone Star Antique Arms - https://www.lonestarantiquearmsconvention.com/
Lone Star - https://www.lonestargunshows.com/schedule/
Murphy's - http://kerrymurphypromotions.com/
New Frontier - https://newfrontiershow.com/index.php/dallas-gun-western-show/
Parker County Sportsman Club - https://www.parkersportsman.com
Premier - https://www.premiergunshows.com/show-schedule/
Real Texas - http://www.therealtexasgunshow.com/
Riesel Lions Club - https://www.riesellionsclub.com/
Silver Spur - https://www.silverspurtradeshows.com/shows/
T&K - https://tandkpromotions.com/show-schedule/
Texas Gun & Knife Association - http://www.texasgunandknifeshows.com/
TWCA - (830) 644-2702
Wanenmacher's - http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/home.html (Not Texas, but you should go to this show.)
Whipp Farm - http://whippfarmproductions.com/events.html
YourNewGun - https://www.Facebook.com/yournewgun

N Texas Gun Show Krewe:
backbencher generally visits a show every weekend unless he has drill or is deployed
douglasmorris99 has AR stuff
FatCat1
Gopher visits two shows in a weekend
HenryKnoxFineBooks generally hits the Dallas & Mesquite shows
jeffb1911 hits as many shows as he can, sharpens knives in E Texas.
kells81 sells ammo
motown_steve is a revolver nut, often joins backbencher for lunch
98kGuy used to do the DACA show, got busy w/ work
RebleYell is set up @ many of the D/FW area shows and goes as far afield as Amarillo and Missouri
75149 usually hits Mesquite
The_Dog can usually be persuaded to join you for BBQ for the Mesquite shows
txtj79 competes with backbencher to see how many shows they can visit
villageidiot usually turns out for the Fort Worth shows
If you want to be included in this list, or removed, or if you're going to have a table @ an upcoming show, hit me up.

Gun show schedule sites:
https://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/texas/
https://www.gunshowstoday.com/gunshows/category/texas/
https://gunshowtrader.com/gunshows/texas-gun-shows/
http://www.gunshows-usa.com/texas/
https://www.igunshows.com/gun-shows/Texas/
http://texasgunshows.us/
https://tsra.com/events/gun-shows/

Our usual dining haunts: - we usually meet on Saturdays for lunch or dinner:
The Butcher Shop, 102 Lehigh St, Longview
The Dove's Nest, 105 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie
Milano's, 3416 W 7th St, Fort Worth
Railhead BBQ, 2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth
Soulman's BBQ, 1125 Gross Rd, Mesquite
Texas Roadhouse, 1420 N. Peachtree Rd, Mesquite
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 8:57:07 PM EDT
Has there been any discussion of a replacement in Dallas for Market Hall or is Dallas a done deal?  I'm sure the owners of the Hall have been getting huge pressure from the city to shut these shows down. However, they brought this on themselves by not controlling the security of the parking lots.
It's hard to believe a city the size of Dallas doesn't have a venue that will allow gun shows.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 9:27:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gopher:  Has there been any discussion of a replacement in Dallas for Market Hall or is Dallas a done deal?  I'm sure the owners of the Hall have been getting huge pressure from the city to shut these shows down. However, they brought this on themselves by not controlling the security of the parking lots.
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Other than Mesquite Big Town & Tulsa, I've not seen any other shows, from Tyler to Cleburne concerned about the behavior of their punters in the parking lots.  Dallas brought this on itself by allowing their school district to go to shit and not adequately policing their youth.  It's not Premier's fault.

DACA was looking for an alternate venue a few years ago & came up w/ Southfork.  Big Town is finally going away; unless there's an empty warehouse standing around somewhere that Amazon hasn't snatched up, w/ a lot of parking, there's just not a lot of venues that large.  There's the Dallas Convention Center, which won't allow ammo sales - probably a good third of vendors @ the moment are ammo dealers.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 9:49:54 PM EDT
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Other than Mesquite Big Town & Tulsa, I've not seen any other shows, from Tyler to Cleburne concerned about the behavior of their punters in the parking lots.  Dallas brought this on itself by allowing their school district to go to shit and not adequately policing their youth.  It's not Premier's fault.

DACA was looking for an alternate venue a few years ago & came up w/ Southfork.  Big Town is finally going away; unless there's an empty warehouse standing around somewhere that Amazon hasn't snatched up, w/ a lot of parking, there's just not a lot of venues that large.  There's the Dallas Convention Center, which won't allow ammo sales - probably a good third of vendors @ the moment are ammo dealers.
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When Laura Miller was mayor of Dallas she put a stop to all gun shows in city-owned venues from selling ammo. Those Convention Center shows were great. Parking was a problem though. At one time, they would sell you a beer, but no ammo.

I'd love to go to the shows in Ft. Worth but I'm not sure if the statute of limitations will let me back in Tarrant county yet.
Link Posted: 6/13/2021 11:19:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Gopher:  When Laura Miller was mayor of Dallas she put a stop to all gun shows in city-owned venues from selling ammo. Those Convention Center shows were great. Parking was a problem though. At one time, they would sell you a beer, but no ammo.

I'd love to go to the shows in Ft. Worth but I'm not sure if the statute of limitations will let me back in Tarrant county yet.
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Well, shit.  I voted for her back in the day b/c she wasn't part of the corrupt establishment.  That may be in violation of state law now, as cities are not permitted to discriminate against gun businesses, IIUC.

See you @ the Mesquite show, and in two weeks, come to Tarrant county & just wear a mask.  
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 7:32:49 PM EDT
Yep, a bummer that Market Hall went away. And now, with Big Town about to bite the dust, the only other good "Dallas area" show (IMO) is the one at Southfork, in Parker. Good show, but small, of course. DACA/Southfork's remaining published dates for this year,  from gunshowtrader.com, are Aug 7th – 8th, and Oct 23rd – 24th. (The dallasarms.com site is apparently being remodeled since it doesn't come up when I checked it a few minutes ago.)

Link Posted: 6/14/2021 7:54:54 PM EDT
Works for me.  Are you our AR parts guy @ all the shows?

I think Waxahachie is a better show than DACA.  Premier is going back to the Mesquite Rodeo, Allen is still going, and they have the occasional Texas Motor Speedway show, albeit those are best outside summertime.  I don't think they'll do the North Richland Hills ice rink show again.  Still, that leaves Premier w/ 5 regular shows in the D/FW area, with plenty more small shows from East Texas, to the Oklahoma border, to Abilene.
Link Posted: 6/14/2021 8:46:31 PM EDT
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Works for me.  Are you our AR parts guy @ all the shows?

I think Waxahachie is a better show than DACA.  Premier is going back to the Mesquite Rodeo, Allen is still going, and they have the occasional Texas Motor Speedway show, albeit those are best outside summertime.  I don't think they'll do the North Richland Hills ice rink show again.  Still, that leaves Premier w/ 5 regular shows in the D/FW area, with plenty more small shows from East Texas, to the Oklahoma border, to Abilene.
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Nope. Wish I was.

On the show situation---no intent to rag on any of the shows, but how I see the locations as good (or not) depends on whether the drive is easy (or not), decent parking, and how many car burglaries there have been lately. That takes a few off my list, usually lousy parking. Or a 100+ mile round trip.


Link Posted: 6/14/2021 11:45:45 PM EDT
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­Nope. Wish I was.

On the show situation---no intent to rag on any of the shows, but how I see the locations as good (or not) depends on whether the drive is easy (or not), decent parking, and how many car burglaries there have been lately. That takes a few off my list, usually lousy parking. Or a 100+ mile round trip.
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Ah.  That depends on where you live & how bad you're addicted to gun shows - I drove more than 2 hours to Tyler Saturday.  

FW Will Rogers has good parking, but it's $10.  Big Town had some car burglaries a few years back, but then Premier started putting up the cop tower during the show, and I just park as close as I can to that.  I do the same in the FW garage - park as close as I can to the ticket takers.

Mesquite Rodeo should be good for parking, even if they develop the giant field out front - there's plenty of parking on the N & W sides of the complex.  Waxahachie has good parking, it just sucks that Hwy 187 is under construction and I always forget to go all the way over to I-35E.  Allen has that garage there, and the Speedway show has, uh, unlimited parking.  DACA has enough parking, it's just a pain in the ass to get there, to see a smallish medium show.
Link Posted: 6/15/2021 10:18:58 AM EDT
I'm out for Saturday. One of my Boozin' B classmates died and the service is 1300 Sat in Austin.
Link Posted: 6/15/2021 10:21:37 AM EDT
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Fair winds & following seas.
Link Posted: 6/19/2021 10:37:27 AM EDT
Dinner 5:30 Kearney's Feed Yard, 3602 N Belt Line Rd, Sunnyvale, TX 75182-9234.
Link Posted: 6/19/2021 10:48:32 AM EDT
@Tacton
Link Posted: 6/19/2021 1:32:43 PM EDT
Got there (Big Town) at 8:48 and was in the show at 9:10.  I had two objectives, sell a S&W 610-2 Lew Horton and buy a Rare Breed trigger.  Failed on both.  Only one vendor from Katy had the trigger, but he wanted $500 for it.  Ammo price is coming down. More POS pot metal knives than I’ve ever seen.
Link Posted: 6/20/2021 12:05:48 AM EDT
Sew - gud scuttlebutt about Big Town.  August show is cancelled.  September is on.  December may happen.  A new roof & renovation is in the works, then open for business by 2nd Qtr 2022.
Link Posted: 6/20/2021 6:47:11 PM EDT
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26-27 June
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Premier - backbencher & tacton have tables.  Dinner TBA
Nacogdoches - G&S

10-11 July
Cleburne - All Tex
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Lone Star - backbencher & tacton have tables.
Lufkin - Whipp Farm

17-18 July
Allen - Premier -  tacton  has a table - dinner in Addison: https://www.ar15.com/forums/Hometown/-JULY-17th-PICANHA-DINNER-NIGHT-OF-WONDER-/8-654925/
Longview - Classic - jeffb1911 has a table.

24-25 July
Mesquite Rodeo - Premier - tacton has a table.

7-8 August
Canton - G&S (This is NOT 1st Monday weekend.)
Parker - DACA - tacton has a table.

14-15 August
Abilene - Texas Gun & Knife
Bowie - Whipp Farm
Mesquite Big Town - Premier

21-22 August
Burleson - Whipp Farm
Mesquite Rodeo - Premier

28-29 August
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Premier
Nacogdoches - G&S

North Texas gun show organizers:
All Tex - http://alltexgunshows.com/
American Legion Post 320 - https://centennial.legion.org/texas/post320
American Legion Post 340 - http://www.alpost340.com/
Audie Murphy Museum - http://www.amacmuseum.com/
Big Mule Guns - https://www.facebook.com/bigmuleguns
Brownwood Gun Show - (405) 223-5657
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce - https://buffalotex.org/reserve-the-civic-center/
Classic Arms - http://capgunshows.com/shows/
DACA - https://www.dallasarms.com/program-small-with-tab-name/
DSC - https://www.biggame.org/convention/
G&S - http://gandsgunshows.com/
Great Texoma - http://www.ggaproductions.org/
Heartland Militaria - http://heartlandmilitariashow.com/index.php/texas-show/
Lone Star Antique Arms - https://www.lonestarantiquearmsconvention.com/
Lone Star - https://www.lonestargunshows.com/schedule/
Murphy's - http://kerrymurphypromotions.com/
New Frontier - https://newfrontiershow.com/index.php/dallas-gun-western-show/
Parker County Sportsman Club - https://www.parkersportsman.com
Premier - https://www.premiergunshows.com/show-schedule/
Real Texas - http://www.therealtexasgunshow.com/
Riesel Lions Club - https://www.riesellionsclub.com/
Silver Spur - https://www.silverspurtradeshows.com/shows/
T&K - https://tandkpromotions.com/show-schedule/
Texas Gun & Knife Association - http://www.texasgunandknifeshows.com/
TWCA - (830) 644-2702
Wanenmacher's - http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/home.html (Not Texas, but you should go to this show.)
Whipp Farm - http://whippfarmproductions.com/events.html
YourNewGun - https://www.Facebook.com/yournewgun

N Texas Gun Show Krewe:
backbencher generally visits a show every weekend unless he has drill or is deployed
douglasmorris99 has AR stuff
FatCat1
Gopher visits two shows in a weekend
HenryKnoxFineBooks generally hits the Dallas & Mesquite shows
jeffb1911 hits as many shows as he can, sharpens knives in E Texas.
kells81 sells ammo
motown_steve is a revolver nut, often joins backbencher for lunch
98kGuy used to do the DACA show, got busy w/ work
RebleYell is set up @ many of the D/FW area shows and goes as far afield as Amarillo and Missouri
75149 usually hits Mesquite
tacton has a great array of mostly Colt & FN AR bits and is faithfully @ every D/FW show
The_Dog can usually be persuaded to join you for BBQ for the Mesquite shows
txtj79 competes with backbencher to see how many shows they can visit
villageidiot usually turns out for the Fort Worth shows
If you want to be included in this list, or removed, or if you're going to have a table @ an upcoming show, hit me up.

Gun show schedule sites:
https://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/texas/
https://www.gunshowstoday.com/gunshows/category/texas/
https://gunshowtrader.com/gunshows/texas-gun-shows/
http://www.gunshows-usa.com/texas/
https://www.igunshows.com/gun-shows/Texas/
http://texasgunshows.us/
https://tsra.com/events/gun-shows/

Our usual dining haunts: - we usually meet on Saturdays for lunch or dinner:
The Butcher Shop, 102 Lehigh St, Longview
The Dove's Nest, 105 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie
Kearney's Feed Yard, 3602 N Belt Line Rd, Sunnyvale TX 75182
Milano's, 3416 W 7th St, Fort Worth
Railhead BBQ, 2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth
Soulman's BBQ, 1125 Gross Rd, Mesquite
Texas Roadhouse, 1420 N. Peachtree Rd, Mesquite
Link Posted: 6/21/2021 5:31:20 PM EDT
Hope to make FW show. Looking for a shotgun. Beretta AL390, A300 outlander, or Stoeger M3000. Don't want to use my dad's old Remmy anymore for sentimental reasons.  May buy other stuff if it catches my eye.
Link Posted: 6/21/2021 5:41:49 PM EDT
Make sure you stop by to say hi.
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What's your business name again?
Link Posted: 6/22/2021 10:47:51 AM EDT
I'm just selling parts, not running a business.  RebleYell sells medical equipment as Fuzzy Bunny Tactical, you'll see their sign.
Link Posted: 6/24/2021 9:24:33 AM EDT
This is why gun shows don't allow photography, so you don't have to sit through a video about a gun show watching someone drive down the Interstate:

Link Posted: 6/24/2021 7:28:15 PM EDT
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Sew - gud scuttlebutt about Big Town.  August show is cancelled.  September is on.  December may happen.  A new roof & renovation is in the works, then open for business by 2nd Qtr 2022.
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Maybe we could get them to pave the parking lot.

Yeah, right
Link Posted: 6/24/2021 9:02:38 PM EDT
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Yeah, right
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At this point I'm grateful they have a roof & an occupancy license after losing Market Hall.  Given what they make on gun shows, I don't see them repaving anytime soon.

What I wish we could get to is a show every two-three weeks @ the same location, so that if someone gets a delay on Sunday, they can pick it up @ the same place from the vendor @ the next show w/o the NICS check expiring.  Even if it's not the same gunshow vendor.  We have that situation some of the time in Fort Worth, albeit Lone Star's a smaller show.

But w/ two big anchor shows in the Metroplex @ opposite ends to each other, the big shows could alternate every two weeks, with the smaller shows sitting up on the opposite side that weekend.  Particularly w/ Constitutional Carry hitting 1 Sept, demand for guns will increase, while LTC enrollment will decrease, making the NICS situation worse.
Link Posted: 6/25/2021 6:46:33 AM EDT
So has Big Town been sold and is closing or will gunshows still be able to be held there going forward?
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Originally Posted By Intel:  So has Big Town been sold and is closing or will gunshows still be able to be held there going forward?
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My initial impression was that it had been sold & was headed to becoming a warehouse.  The scuttlebutt I got from the last show was that the building was going to be refurbished w/ a new roof & a few interior updates, then reopened early next year.  With Market Hall gone, I'm sure Premier will do everything they can to keep that contract.
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 11:48:54 AM EDT
Flying Fish 5:30 across from Railhead BBQ.
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 6:07:38 PM EDT
Well that is not the way to close a show.  
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ETA:  See details below.  We'll know more tomorrow.
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The rumor is the shooting was intentional, and the cops caught the SOB.  The vendor who was shot is expected to recover.  If intentional, this is political violence directed squarely at us.  We'll know more tomorrow.
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I’m going to go with a rich and vibrant yute trying his Glock mag in one of the AR PCC’s.   That dude dropped that sucker and booked it after the shot. He turned right at the end of the row and I guess figured out the exit was to the left so ran back the other way.    

View from my table.  ETA- Removed for now

Vendor hit was the next set of rows over.
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I'm hoping it was a dumbass.  Sucks for both vendors either way.

ETA:  Dumbass VENDOR, now banned from Premier shows.
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 9:48:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2021 10:30:21 PM EDT
From the Startlegram:

A person accidentally fired a weapon at a gun show on Saturday in Fort Worth, and the projectile ricocheted and struck a woman’s foot, authorities said.

The woman was shot indoors about 4:45 p.m. at the Will Rogers complex in the 3400 block of West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth police said.

She was taken to a hospital with an injury that police said was not life-threatening.

A police spokesman said that he was not certain what type of gun was involved, and said it was not clear whether the person who was handling the weapon stayed at the scene.
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Link Posted: 6/26/2021 10:36:21 PM EDT
My step dad and I were across the other side of the hall when the shot happened.  When we saw the cops running for the exit after someone, folks kind of hit the floor
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DFW Scanner made a post about this on FB. The replies were
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Jesus Christ,  the worst part is some of those people are out there reproducing.  
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Endomags strike again!

Dealer claims he shoots all his guns to insure function.  Had a PSA w/ an Endomag, fired it, pulled the mag, racked the bolt, and fed the last round back into the chamber.  Tied the charging handle shut.

Punter picks up gun, pulls trigger.  Round hits concrete floor, ricochets two aisles over and hits a vendor in her foot.  Bounces into her thigh.  Hoping she won't lose a toe.

Waiting to hear from Striker if I can post the GoFundMe, she doesn't have health insurance and works as a barmaid.

ETA:  Welp, checked PSA, no Endomags that I see.  Heard it was a PSA, dunno.
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Endomags strike again!

Dealer claims he shoots all his guns to insure function.  Had a PSA w/ an Endomag, fired it, pulled the mag, racked the bolt, and fed the last round back into the chamber.  Tied the charging handle shut.

Punter picks up gun, pulls trigger.  Round hits concrete floor, ricochets two aisles over and hits a vendor in her foot.  Bounces into her thigh.  Hoping she won't lose a toe.

Waiting to hear from Striker if I can post the GoFundMe, she doesn't have health insurance and works as a barmaid.
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Not buying the explanation given this AM prior to opening.  Either way, given how many people were in that area we are very lucky that someone wasn’t actually killed.  The table behind the guy had 2-3 people sitting with their back to that table all day.  

This was my last show for a while as my daughters goat jackpotting shows start next weekend and that’s gonna take all my free weekends and money i would be spending on cool guns walking by until next March.  


2-5 minutes after the shot went off. View from the closest end of my table.



Link Posted: 6/27/2021 6:47:29 PM EDT
Given that w/ Endomags, the ejector is a part of the magazine, I can believe it.  This has been a thing w/ AR-9s going back to the removable magwell adapter days.

If the ejector can be removed from the gun, some idiot will remove it.

I don't believe the dealer actually got hold of PSA customer service on a Saturday evening after 5 PM CDST, nor was the gun defective.  The dealer didn't know how to correctly operate the gun he was selling.
Link Posted: 6/27/2021 9:55:14 PM EDT
10-11 July
Cleburne - All Tex
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Lone Star - backbencher, RebleYell, & tacton have tables - 5:30 Railhead BBQ, 2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth
Lufkin - Whipp Farm

17-18 July
Allen - Premier -  tacton  has a table - dinner in Addison: https://www.ar15.com/forums/Hometown/-JULY-17th-PICANHA-DINNER-NIGHT-OF-WONDER-/8-654925/
Longview - Classic - jeffb1911 has a table.

24-25 July
Mesquite Rodeo - Premier - tacton has a table.

7-8 August
Canton - G&S (This is NOT 1st Monday weekend.)
Parker - DACA - tacton has a table.

14-15 August
Abilene - Texas Gun & Knife
Bowie - Whipp Farm
Mesquite Big Town - Premier

21-22 August
Burleson - Whipp Farm
Mesquite Rodeo - Premier

28-29 August
Fort Worth Will Rogers - Premier
Nacogdoches - G&S

North Texas gun show organizers:
All Tex - http://alltexgunshows.com/
American Legion Post 320 - https://centennial.legion.org/texas/post320
American Legion Post 340 - http://www.alpost340.com/
Audie Murphy Museum - http://www.amacmuseum.com/
Big Mule Guns - https://www.facebook.com/bigmuleguns
Brownwood Gun Show - (405) 223-5657
Buffalo Chamber of Commerce - https://buffalotex.org/reserve-the-civic-center/
Classic Arms - http://capgunshows.com/shows/
DACA - https://www.dallasarms.com/program-small-with-tab-name/
DSC - https://www.biggame.org/convention/
G&S - http://gandsgunshows.com/
Great Texoma - http://www.ggaproductions.org/
Heartland Militaria - http://heartlandmilitariashow.com/index.php/texas-show/
Lone Star Antique Arms - https://www.lonestarantiquearmsconvention.com/
Lone Star - https://www.lonestargunshows.com/schedule/
Murphy's - http://kerrymurphypromotions.com/
New Frontier - https://newfrontiershow.com/index.php/dallas-gun-western-show/
Parker County Sportsman Club - https://www.parkersportsman.com
Premier - https://www.premiergunshows.com/show-schedule/
Real Texas - http://www.therealtexasgunshow.com/
Riesel Lions Club - https://www.riesellionsclub.com/
Silver Spur - https://www.silverspurtradeshows.com/shows/
T&K - https://tandkpromotions.com/show-schedule/
Texas Gun & Knife Association - http://www.texasgunandknifeshows.com/
TWCA - (830) 644-2702
Wanenmacher's - http://www.tulsaarmsshow.com/home.html (Not Texas, but you should go to this show.)
Whipp Farm - http://whippfarmproductions.com/events.html
YourNewGun - https://www.Facebook.com/yournewgun

N Texas Gun Show Krewe:
backbencher generally visits a show every weekend unless he has drill or is deployed
douglasmorris99 has AR stuff
FatCat1
Gopher visits two shows in a weekend
HenryKnoxFineBooks generally hits the Dallas & Mesquite shows
jeffb1911 hits as many shows as he can, sharpens knives in E Texas.
kells81 sells ammo
motown_steve is a revolver nut, often joins backbencher for lunch
98kGuy used to do the DACA show, got busy w/ work
RebleYell is set up @ many of the D/FW area shows and goes as far afield as Amarillo and Missouri
75149 usually hits Mesquite
tacton has a great array of mostly Colt & FN AR bits and is faithfully @ every D/FW show
The_Dog can usually be persuaded to join you for BBQ for the Mesquite shows
txtj79 competes with backbencher to see how many shows they can visit
villageidiot usually turns out for the Fort Worth shows
If you want to be included in this list, or removed, or if you're going to have a table @ an upcoming show, hit me up.

Gun show schedule sites:
https://www.gunshowminute.com/gunshows/texas/
https://www.gunshowstoday.com/gunshows/category/texas/
https://gunshowtrader.com/gunshows/texas-gun-shows/
http://www.gunshows-usa.com/texas/
https://www.igunshows.com/gun-shows/Texas/
http://texasgunshows.us/
https://tsra.com/events/gun-shows/

Our usual dining haunts: - we usually meet on Saturdays for lunch or dinner:
The Butcher Shop, 102 Lehigh St, Longview
The Dove's Nest, 105 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie
Kearney's Feed Yard, 3602 N Belt Line Rd, Sunnyvale TX 75182
Milano's, 3416 W 7th St, Fort Worth
Railhead BBQ, 2900 Montgomery St, Fort Worth
Soulman's BBQ, 1125 Gross Rd, Mesquite
Texas Roadhouse, 1420 N. Peachtree Rd, Mesquite
Link Posted: 6/28/2021 10:28:30 AM EDT
I had a table at the back right hand side of the hall, or the north east corner this past weekend. I left before the ND. As I was driving out of gate 42, three Ft Worth pd squad cars nearly ran me over getting to the scene. That shitshow went down too damn close to my table. Glad I left early. Guy at the table next to me said it was loud and he could smell the gun powder.
Link Posted: 6/29/2021 12:15:19 AM EDT
It was loud.

All conversation abruptly ceased.

Shoot me an IM w/ what shows you're gonna have a table @, and I'll post it in the OP.  You gonna be @ the upcoming Lone Star FW show?
Link Posted: 6/29/2021 12:48:42 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By backbencher:
It was loud.

All conversation abruptly ceased.

Shoot me an IM w/ what shows you're gonna have a table @, and I'll post it in the OP.  You gonna be @ the upcoming Lone Star FW show?
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I haven’t decided on getting a table for that show yet. I will be out there as I’ve got to drop off some ammo to a vendor that got a wildcat cartridge rifle from me last weekend. If I get a table I’ll IM you. If nothing else I’d like to meet up with you guys after at whatever restaurant and have a beer or 2.
Link Posted: 6/29/2021 1:16:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CDFourtyfour:   I haven’t decided on getting a table for that show yet. I will be out there as I’ve got to drop off some ammo to a vendor that got a wildcat cartridge rifle from me last weekend. If I get a table I’ll IM you. If nothing else I’d like to meet up with you guys after at whatever restaurant and have a beer or 2.
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RebleYell told me it was my turn to pick, so of course we're going to Railhead for the Lone Star show.  If you're going to the Allen show, or will be in the area, ping Lug1 about his night of Wonder - it's going to be an ARFCOM Night of Meat...
Link Posted: 6/29/2021 1:30:26 AM EDT
Rgr that. Look forward to it.
Link Posted: 6/29/2021 11:28:28 PM EDT
Added September to the OP, found a few new promoters I'd never heard of before.  If y'all hear about an upcoming gun show that isn't listed, a show is cancelled, or the dates change, please drop me an IM and I'll update the OP as soon as I can.
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