Dixie Gun show 8/1 & 2

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  1. Gnash.Hyena

    Gnash.Hyena Hyena with a Gun! Oh no! Supporting Member

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    Thanks for letting us know! I was already intending to wear a mask anyway. This is going to be the largest public gathering I've been to since Covid was announced as a thing. I'm honestly somewhat nervous about catching it while I'm there. I'm going to avoid handling as much as I can, as a result. I pretty much know what I want, and what I want is clearly labeled usually.
     
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  2. 303hunter

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    Hope to see you fellas tomorrow. I’ll keep my phone handy.
     
  3. Me.

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    :( I went this morning and left without getting out of the truck. The line at 8:30 went down the sidewalk wrapped around the Expo building and proceeded out through the parking lot towards the Gate 4 entrance where they check your guns.
    Good luck everyone!
     
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  5. 88Mustang

    88Mustang It is a good day to be alive Charter Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think I am going to make it out there today, possibly try tomorrow.
     
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    How’s the show
     
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    Jerky Pete, friend of mine who used to do the Jack Links jerky booth, posted this photo on Facebook.

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  8. Jeppo

    Jeppo Loves Burt Gummer to a fault! Staff Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Where are you in that line? :eek:
     
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    Ok, my 'show up at 11' didn't work (was still aroun the building), so I went out to lunch. Coming back about 12:15- no line, walked right in.

    A few vendors were missing, especially in the reloading sense. There were only two reloading vendors, but I picked up some CFE Black and Trailboss, and some light 308 projectiles. Looks like gun and ammo sales were brisk. I was hoping to come across a DPMS GII, but there were very few AR10s at all.

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    We got there about 10 till 10. The line started about where the blacktop started in @McDirkale 's pic. It only took us 20 mins tops to get inside. I would not have waited in that line in the heat when we left around noon. Of course my dumb arse decided to wear a black shirt.... sigh..

    No small pistol primers. Surprise!! Some vendors prices were stupid, guy around the corner has the same thing at regular prices. Shop a little depending on what your looking for.
     
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  11. Gnash.Hyena

    Gnash.Hyena Hyena with a Gun! Oh no! Supporting Member

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    There's hardly anything for reloading. Blue Collar Reloading and Mack's weren't there. I bought the only Trail Boss in the whole show. A few cans of Varget at one table, everything else is nothing really special. No .224 bullets for handloading to speak of. Ammo is crazy expensive, as one would expect. ARs have clearly been marked up in price. Cheap PSAs are $700+. Anderson lowers are $85+.

    Proven has actually some pretty great deals on Magpul Pmags, so I bought some 308 25rd window mags from them. They had D60 drums for $115, which was pretty sweet. Kenzie's Optics is there. They're always good, but they're having trouble keeping some items in stock. Also got some Aguila .22 from one of the ammo dealers at the back right of the show.

    Show was sparse, as they said it would be sparse. It's fine. Was nice to see things going along, even if prices were generally about as high as I expected they'd be.

    Getting in at 9am was exactly as long of a line as I expected it to be, lol.
     
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    Any 500 buck AK or AR’s?
     
  13. Gnash.Hyena

    Gnash.Hyena Hyena with a Gun! Oh no! Supporting Member

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    No. Looking at $700 minimum from what I saw.
     
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    It was good to see the volume of folks there. All very cordial. Especially the gentleman that kept trying to dance with my wife.... On the off chance he is a member of CFF.

    All I bought was a $12 stone from Tom Stone... Great name now that I think of it... @ One of a kind Collectible Knives. Thanks for the instruction on sharpening.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Tom is a good guy. He has been really encouraging to my son who makes knives.
     
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    He's not kidding, I met a friend there and we left. Headed over to Fuqua G&G and I found a Ruger GP-100 4 inch I've been wanting. Went back after lunch to the show, walked right in then but was disappointed by the selections there. Almost no ammo dealers, no primers, and no deals on guns
     
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    Glad I didn’t waste my time going... I’d have been very disappointed with the crowd and limited reloading components which is why I would have gone in the first place...
     
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    The line was long, but it only took about twenty minutes for the wife and I to get in. Ammo was high, so we didn’t buy any. Found a good supply of powder though, and bought a couple pounds of CFE pistol for $23 each, and 1000 small rifle primers for $35. Also bought a Rock Island 9mm 1911 officers model from a private seller at a really good price.
     
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    Pretty disappointing IMO. I didn't make it til this afternoon (best laid plans, etc. :rolleyes:). Firearms were not all that elevated I thought, but I didn't look much at them. All ammo has essentially doubled. The large ammo vendors like GA Arms were not there, probably didn't have enough inventory to make it worth their while. Some powder but primers and most projectiles were nonexistent.

    Best deal I saw was two pair of Original Mechanix gloves for $20. So at least there was that.
     

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  21. Gnash.Hyena

    Gnash.Hyena Hyena with a Gun! Oh no! Supporting Member

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    I got a set of those Mechanix gloves as well. They fit great! They let me have a single pair for $10 since I got so many magazines. :D
     
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    I actually did OK, but I usually don’t go with big expectations. I found a Walther I wanted at a good price, and an old Remington hammergun for an even better price, which will be a refurbishing project soon (nice Damascus barrels). Also found an extended charging handle, but it’s not really a very good one.

    I did see a NIB SIG P239 in 9mm for not much, bit I was out of money. That one is a favorite of mine.
     
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    Every now and then I think about going to this show and then I log in here and feel a lot better about not going.
     
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    I was going to go but figured the line would be long. I decided to go Walmart hopping for rifles instead. Glad I chose to do that.
     
  25. Jeppo

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    Has jerky gone up in price? :rolleyes:
     
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    What about crystals, hot sauce, wood carvings, jewelry, and made in China novelty “vintage” metal signs?
     
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    I have not been in a few years, (then I had to for work.) So happy I have most of what I need.

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    Got their around 9:00 after taking my wife to the airport, saw the line and said no way. I was looking for some CFE Blk and SP or SR primers. Figured the primers would be no go and called Eds to see if they had any CFE Blk. They said yes, and I stopped on the way home and purchased 2 lbs.
     
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    Honestly? There were actually a few boxes of rifle primers. No huge lots, but they were there this morning. Though they're probably gone by now. I think large was more common, but there might have been a few small.
     
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    Glad I had to work. @cubrock how’d you like the drive in graduation? We did the same for kid#2 a few weeks ago.
     
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    Went a lot more smoothly than I expected. They had it down to a science. Better than nothing, I suppose!
     
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    Anyone go today? How was the crowd?
     
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    I planned to to today but heard the thin reloading supply situation here so stayed home. I'm pretty well set but also haven't been shooting much lately so it would have been just a look-see kind of thing anyways.
     
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    @powwowell - did you go?
     
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    Yep, I went. My overall impressions: Lots of people. Saw some couples, each with a new handgun. Some vendors very busy with sales. Those with insane prices, not so busy. Some of the "use to be steady" vendors, not there. Tempted to pick up some HP-38, for $23, but decided I had enough on hand. Passed on a Beretta, 20 gauge, semi auto. Couldn't get over the $25 price difference that I was willing to pay. Bought a holster for a Glock 21. $60.00, but I liked it. Knives, knives, knives, and knives. Got fitted for molded ear plugs. Few Glocks. The ones I took time to look at were $699. I liked the show. Glad I went
     
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