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Posted: 5/16/2005 3:11:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/16/2005 3:11:30 PM EST by VA-gunnut]
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 4:11:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 4:13:47 PM EST
I am going.............where do you guys hook up at??
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 4:24:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 4:26:27 PM EST
Cool I will be down there that morning it'll be good to put some faces to everybody.
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 5:11:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 5:14:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/16/2005 8:22:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:

Originally Posted By g-shooter:
Cool I will be down there that morning it'll be good to put some faces to everybody.




As Templar said, we will more than likely meet up at the VCDL booth at noon. Then head up to the Mexico for lunch. I'm looking foward to meeting you.




Count me and Highwayman in we'll see ya guys there maybe we can talk more about the bbq gunnut

DRUFF
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 1:47:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Druffick:

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:

Originally Posted By g-shooter:
Cool I will be down there that morning it'll be good to put some faces to everybody.




As Templar said, we will more than likely meet up at the VCDL booth at noon. Then head up to the Mexico for lunch. I'm looking foward to meeting you.




Count me and Highwayman in we'll see ya guys there maybe we can talk more about the bbq gunnut

DRUFF



+1. We'll be there. MJD
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 2:01:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 6:38:35 AM EST
If the Railroad cooperates I will be there on Saturday....
Link Posted: 5/17/2005 2:21:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/17/2005 2:23:01 PM EST by Minuteman419]
Saturday for the show and lunch.

Then to see Brad86 if he is out of ICU by then.

I wonder if "Arfcom family" counts as immediate family to the nurses?

Danny
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 1:04:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 5:13:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Will220:
If the Railroad cooperates I will be there on Saturday....



Will, how can I get a job with the Railroad?


Oh and I'll probably make it Sunday. Hope it's better than the last one in Hampton.
Link Posted: 5/18/2005 6:00:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/18/2005 6:00:29 PM EST by WAMJR]
I have to go out of town with the wife, but hope to make it back by Sunday. If things fall through with her plans I will try to meet on Sat.

Link Posted: 5/18/2005 11:28:48 PM EST
If the work Gods release me from my chains, I may come down for the show.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 2:13:54 AM EST
any one know if they will have AK kits down there??? I missd the last AK build and would like to get everything together if another comes around

vin
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 2:25:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:26:15 AM EST
Me and my buddy nick are heading that way sunday . If any of yall want to meet sunday IM me
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 2:50:02 PM EST
Ill be there... Not sure If i can make it for lunch but Ill try... Where is everyone meeting at again?
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 3:48:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Vsp1140:
Ill be there... Not sure If i can make it for lunch but Ill try... Where is everyone meeting at again?



Usually around the VCDL booth up front around 11:00 IIRC.

Someone will chime in with specifics.

We would enjoy your company.

Danny
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:14:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 12:57:52 PM EST
Change of Plans.. Im actually going to be working at the gun show.. Im not sure if Im going to be working at the door or inside. Either way Ill get up with you guys when I get there...

Billy
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:06:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Actually we should meet up around 11:50 at the VCDL booth near the front door. We can BS for a little bit, and then leave for lunch.



Sounds like a plan!

I'll be at the show with a friend from work - not positive about lunch yet, but I'll at least drop by to BS.



Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:14:30 PM EST
See you all there tomorrow!

Danny
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:52:02 PM EST
Great Balls of Fire

I got off so I will be at the show.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:59:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Great Balls of Fire

I got off so I will be at the show.





Danny
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 5:28:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Great Balls of Fire

I got off so I will be at the show.




yahh!!! See you there.

DRUFF
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:51:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 12:15:55 PM EST


Hey, that was fun!

Good to see everyone at the lunch (thanks LRT).

Ditto what VA-gunnut said about the show itself.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:18:23 PM EST
Had a good time at the show and a great time at the restaurant. Got too meet some great people. I am not sure who covered the bill but thank you very much I appreciated it. I got to talk in depth to LRT, and met some awesome people. Thanks guys look forward to it.

DRUFF
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:47:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By tspike:

Originally Posted By Will220:
If the Railroad cooperates I will be there on Saturday....



Will, how can I get a job with the Railroad?


Oh and I'll probably make it Sunday. Hope it's better than the last one in Hampton.



As usual no coperation from the railroad so I'll try making it Sunday

The only way now days is to start off with going to one of the Colleges that offer the "Railroad Conductors" course...... I shit you not..... all the new hires from the last 8 years have been hired from one of these schools.... most of the new guys say the course cost them about 5k...that includes rent,food, etc....I think its a five week class and to be honest with you I don't know what colleges offer the course at this time, I know Marshall U up in Huntington WVA use to... Sometimes there's an ad in the Sunday Richmond/Times paper and if you don't get that paper check out any of the major papers across the state...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:57:52 PM EST
Sorry that I didn't make it for the lunch, got a LATE start this morning (1130) and I'm in Norfolk. Wore my 458 SOCOM Tshirt and got like 10 questions, probably sold at least 1 upper for Marty!

I got a 6.5 Grendel upper, 20inch hunter top, for $575. Now I gotta get some magazines. Already have brass, bullets, and dies. I'm probably gonna make a dedicated lower for this one, too.

Got TNT reloading to sell me 5k Hornady 55gn FMJs for $35/K!

Found some coyote Cav Arms rifle length handguards for $15, been looking for these for a while.

Talked a used 30 USGI mag guy down to $8 each if I bought 20. Stocked up. Same guy as last week in Hampton, same deal!

Found new USGIs for $14.95, talked 'em down to $12 each if I bought 10, got 10 more! Same guy as last week in Hampton, same deal!

One dealer had Q3131A $4/box of 20. Lots of Radway Green and Olympic .223 to be had, prices about $10 lower/1K than they were last week in Hampton. Georgia Arms had 55gn FMJ LC brass for $80/500. Pretty good plinking ammo.

Quantico Arms didn't bring any MagPul stuff this week, either, but I still bought the knee pads and sling that I passed on last week in Hampton.

BM, Colt, and RRA complete rifles were still getting a premium. Some dealers haven't figured out that the AW ban is dead yet on their mag prices, several dealers had $40+ on new USGI mags. AR barrels are still hard to come by, last year this time you could swing a dead cat and find 10+ dealers that couldn't GIVE AR barrels away!

Found a real M16, $12k. Condition it was in (major lower finish wear, needed a new disconnecter and hammer, upper inside was worn and needed a new barrel terribly bad (pits visible on the muzzle and throat wear visible from the chamber end)I offered him $10k and offered him cash and told him that I'm familiar with Class 3 transfers and he all but cussed me out, and then took the gun and put it in a case behind and under his tables. Too bad, his loss--just got the first of a few settlement checks for a business law suit that would have covered that price several times over. Think I'll shop around a little more and probably wait until later in the year. Maybe another supressor to tide me over!

Green Top was busy as hell this afternoon, too, several gun purchasers and lots of people on the fish side. Cleaned 'em out on TAC. Have 1K Mk262 to make, should see me through the summer!

Overall it's a normal Showplace show, but sorta quiet overall. I judge by the crowd around Trader Jerry's (Jerry Claypool always has fair prices and he'll haggle some if you talk to Jerry), the crowd around Dark Sun (total asshole gypsie gun dealers, but you just can't beat their prices on the surplus stuff). They were also the only ones again with stripped AR lowers (RRA for $139=tax). Rabbit Ridge was doing a good business, as was Tony's uppers, and there's a fierce pricing war going on on high end pistols (Sigs, HKs) with some dealers asking full retail+ and others asking about $10 over dealer cost right next door, with plenty of both going home with people today (saw 5 new purchases in about 2 hours). I was way tempted on another new Sig, but my wife gave me the Squinty Eyes of DEATH (this was AFTER I had already bought all the stuff above and made several trips to the van!)

Just about everyone leaving had something that they had bought.

I'm glad you all enjoyed the lunch, hopefully next time I'll be able to get out of bed earlier and make the lunch.

Tom
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:46:37 PM EST
Nice to talk with some of the pople behind the names, and enjoy a nice lunch hope to see ya next time. have fun.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:02:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By charliehorse:
Nice to talk with some of the pople behind the names, and enjoy a nice lunch hope to see ya next time. have fun.



+1

At the show, I should have gotten more M14 mags at $20 a pop. I wanted another Glock 20, the wife did not want me to get it yet. I saw a G20 gen.3 with an OD frame too!

Thanks to L-R-T for buying lunch, I owe you one.

I stopped by DeGoffs' to see Templar and also got to meet GotM4 and 9x19, great folks.

I saw Brad86 for about a half hour yesterday, he looks good he just needs rest and they were giving him blood when I was there.

Hope to see you all again soon,

Danny
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 9:25:27 AM EST
Thanks Will, appreciate the info. I'm going to look into it.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 4:45:55 AM EST
Sorry I missed yall , I made it up there late sunday eve. I came home with 8 mags at 8 bucks a pop, a M1 carbine $250 going to sell to my uncle for 400 lol, 500 rounds 223 64 bucks , AR-15 tools 35 bucks , small parts $15 , 3 point sling $12, shirts and books $42 , seeing the expression on my friends wife's face when he bought ANOTHER gun .......... Priceless.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:21:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hawk_308:
Sorry I missed yall , I made it up there late sunday eve. I came home with 8 mags at 8 bucks a pop, a M1 carbine $250 going to sell to my uncle for 400 lol, 500 rounds 223 64 bucks , AR-15 tools 35 bucks , small parts $15 , 3 point sling $12, shirts and books $42 , seeing the expression on my friends wife's face when he bought ANOTHER gun .......... Priceless.



those "priceless" things are always good
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 6:28:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 6:28:30 AM EST by Vsp1140]
I was there yall.. however I didnt get a chance to meet any of you.. I ended up in plain clothes the entire day walking around. Its amazing how many convicted felons try to buy a gun, they kept me busy.. Hopefully Ill catch you next time.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:14:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:12:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 9:15:04 AM EST by Hawk_308]
Yeah , it was funny she bought a 5 dollar necklace and told my friend (her husband)about it ,he didnt say a word , he just walked to a booth and bought a AK lol. She ask why in the h#ll did you buy that? his responce you got a necklace so I'd figured it would be ok for me to get a gun. Sounded logical to me lol.
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