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Posted: 1/28/2011 6:47:11 PM EDT
Metcalf Gun Show// January 29/30, 2011
March 5-6 & April 16-17
11$ Adult Good for both days//Kids 12 & Under are FREE

Saint Charles, MO Family Arena
2002 Arena Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 636-896-4200


January 29, 2011 January 30, 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm 10:00am - 4:00pm
Link Posted: 1/28/2011 7:01:14 PM EDT
I will let you know tomorrow afternoon. Planning on hitting it up about 930
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:32:52 AM EDT
Dang was hoping for some intel on this.... Headed there in about 5 minutes...
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:12:26 AM EDT
I might go tomorrow, so let me know what you think.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 9:14:06 AM EDT
Just left the show. Personally a waste of money unless you in the market for jewelry, shoes, knives or junk. Not many guns.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 12:04:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 12:04:47 PM EDT by bruh44]
Sorry to hear that. I guess I'll find something else to do. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 12:24:00 PM EDT
Not to mention $11 to get in the door(evidently there is a $1 off coupon somewhere floating around), no military or public service discount like EVERY other show in town(not that I expect it, but nice). It was so crowded it took 45 minutes to walk down the 6 aisles they had set up. Prices to me seemed a little on the high side even though I have no problem paying a little more on items that you usually have to order online + shipping. To me the main ingredient to a gun show is GUNS and there just wasnt a whole lot there.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 12:38:39 PM EDT
Tag.
Never been to a show at the family arena, kinda wonderin' if it is any good myself.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:07:14 PM EDT
Worst show ever.....

11 Bucks to get in, eh, not really bitchin about that....

WAY TOO Crowded.... Luckily I'm a tad over 6'4".... Seriously took like 45 minutes to get down one aisle and other than lookin over your the dudes shoulder in front of me, you could hardly get close to a table to see stuff up close...


There was a Black Rain Ordnance Table there, but they had mostly non Black Rain Uppers and Lowers, could not figure that one out...

Best thing about the show, in my opinion was one table had a shit ton of Pmags all colors, widows, no windows, 20, 30 rounders, the Black No windows ones were 13.95ea, (which is usually the cheapest I've seen them for online and in stock for) and at the show, I get them on the spot, no tax or shipping... I picked up a few... I have a weakness for extra Magazines...

Got sepperated from my father in law who drove separate, who called me after an hour of looking for me and said he was outside and leaving... Never heard the man cuss till today...

I said, OK see ya, then went and toured Bass Pro and Cabelas since I was out that way...


I will not be going back to that show again. WAY Too Crowded for way too little stuff of interest too me...



Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:08:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GaryM:
Tag.
Never been to a show at the family arena, kinda wonderin' if it is any good myself.

As far as Gun shows, this is the 1st one I've heard of.... Regarding that, your not missing out...
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:22:13 PM EDT
Forgot to mention, I think I saw one of yous.... Guy had on an Olive Drabish colored T, that had a big Black BFL on the back and a smaller one on the front... Did not look like any of the ones I've seen before.... I said Nice ARFcom shirt like twice, but either he did not hear me, or ignored me...
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:53:02 PM EDT
Can individuals walk around these shows with their own gun for sale?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:55:43 PM EDT
Yes they can. Just got to check them in with the deputies at the front door.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 1:57:24 PM EDT
Go it.

Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:34:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:23:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 9:30:25 AM EDT by smullen]

Originally Posted By AeroE:
$11. That saves a trip for me, there can't possibly be anything there that I need to pay that much to see.



Had it been a decent gun show, I'd really have no problems with the 11 bucks... I and the wife have certianlly wasted more on less... For me, it was the less vendors than I had orignally heard and Mostly the fact that everyone was sp crowded in there worse than some cattle or chicken processing plants...

The building really gives you the impression its going to be huge, but actually floor space is fairly small...

I think there was alot more usable at the St. Charles Convention center and it was much easyier to walk around and look at stuff, even if they didn't have anything you were interested in or it was overpriced, atleast you could see and maybe haggle a bit... After much llooking, I've actually found several deals at that show... Nothing to jump up and down about but a few things..

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:26:03 AM EDT
I just tried to got to http://metcalfgunshows.com/ and drop them an email telling them that was without a doubt the worst gun show ever and that alot of us would not be back.... But, I got

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later


Seems like they need more bandwidth for their site and shows....

I'll try again later...




Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:51:22 AM EDT
That show was a letdown unless you were looking for jerky and costume jewelry the only thing it lacked was beanie babies.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:10:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JMR:
That show was a letdown unless you were looking for jerky and costume jewelry the only thing it lacked was beanie babies.


LOL, Fairly accurate, I'd say...

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:29:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 5:30:53 PM EDT by paul1911]
From what other have said I'm glad I didn't go.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:40:13 PM EDT
A couple vendors had a good supply of ammo. I got 1k 223 American eagle and 1k Americna Eagle 9mm for 475 OTD. I thought that was pretty good....
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:05:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mhw169:
Yes they can. Just got to check them in with the deputies at the front door.


Why?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:47:38 PM EDT
All guns going through the front door get checked for "NOT A LOADED FIREARM" and a plastic tie

And I hope we don't go thru all the comments we all did last time about guns going in the front
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 4:34:16 AM EDT
This thread was my excuse not to go, and instead check up on my generator :)
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:01:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_man_223:
A couple vendors had a good supply of ammo. I got 1k 223 American eagle and 1k Americna Eagle 9mm for 475 OTD. I thought that was pretty good....

That's 1k .223 and 1k 9mm for $475? Smokin' deal !


I saw these posts and some of us here at the house came down with colds, so I decided to wait until the next show to try and peddle my PT92.

It's been more than 10 years since I've been to one of these things, and if it wasn't for wanting to get this pistol in front of a bunch of folks at once, I wouldn't even be considering it.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:43:52 PM EDT
Yes, 475. I think the listed price 310 for the 223 and 210 for the 9mm. They ere getting ready to pack up so I offered him 475. He even took it out to my truck on a dolly for me
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 12:55:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 12:55:53 PM EDT by Flatulence]
Man, that is just smokin'!

I thought $300 for 1k of .223 at Natchez and $250 for 1200ea of 9mm at Cabela's was good...



Huh... page 2 ownage.
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