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Fayetteville, NC gun show this weekend (11/30-12/1)

Discussion in 'Gun Shows and Meet-Ups' started by cubrock, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. cubrock

    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Time for another C&E gun show at the Crown Coliseum complex in Fayetteville, NC. We’ll be there in our normal spot. Who else is going?
     
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    It's been years since I last attended this show. What's the layout like? I know assuming is never good but are there good finds? Worth a 2hr trip?

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    Majicmike Overweight lover Benefactor

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    Will this have the “Real Gun Show”
     
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    When full, it is is a 400-ish table show. Anymore, it is typically 300-350 tables. I have made some good finds here, but, like all gun shows anymore, you have to work a lot harder for them. I have bought some very rare milsurps here. With Fort Bragg nearby, the area has decades of cool stuff coming back from war zones and overseas bases, and some of that stuff trickles into the show. I have also bought a few preban AKs here over the years. Usually, the cool stuff walks in with the public rather than being on tables.

    There is the typical mix of new gun dealers, some used gun dealers (like myself - we specialize in collectibles, estate and collection buyouts, etc.), some private sellers, one big book dealer is usually there (he carries some great gun references), holster dealers, ammo dealers, and, unfortunately, the flea market stuff is there, too.

    A fair amount of Marines drive down from The Jax area. They all report it is better than the show there. If you do come on Saturday, the area has a lot of gun shops, so you can hit those, too, if you time it right. Whether the trip is worth it, I can’t promise you one way or the other. It is like fishing - you can catch a trophy or get skunked, or anywhere in between.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Well, we will be there....lol.
     
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    Majicmike Overweight lover Benefactor

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    I remember you and some other guys talking about a promoter that had a back room or something that he only allowed guns to be sold. I guessing he keep out the Beef Jerky, knives, optics and stuff like that.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    That was at Hickory. Concord had a second room like that, too. Promoter closed both down and moved us to the main rooms at each show because he couldn’t fill the main rooms. :(
     
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    I’ll probably drop by Sunday. Spent too much $$ in Raleigh last week, so likely won’t buy much this week.
     
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    Heck no.
    I was at the last gun show at crown and I wound up walking out of there with 5 barrels, some small parts, and CHL classes for me and my wife.
    I can't afford to go again. Although somehow my wife did find a flyer and ask if we were going... and she doesn't even like guns and shooting much.
     
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    I have never been able to buy anything at a gun show. I might go and look for a RDB.