Hickory, NC gun show this weekend (3/16-3/17)

Discussion in 'Gun Shows and Meet-Ups' started by cubrock, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. cubrock

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    The Hickory Gun Show is this weekend at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. Historically, this has been the best small-market show around. We will be there in the back room, as always.

    Who else is going?
     
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    LeeMajors Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Since I am meeting a member Saturday morning up that direction I may ride on up.

    Have the address?
     
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    1960 13th Avenue Dr SE
    Hickory, NC 28602
     
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    Can you carry at this event? Doesn’t look like it from their website but I’m not sure. Says no loaded firearms so does that include my carry weapon that’s concealed?


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    You can’t take a loaded firearm into any gun show. No promoter allows it due to their insurance requirements. Some of the venues are posted against carry, too.
     
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    I clear the gun and leave the loaded magazine in the car. At the event door, someone will zip tie the action (and usually ask whether I’m carrying any magazines; acting surprised when I say no). I’d rather have someone steal my loaded magazine out of my car than my loaded gun.
     
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    spittinfire Well-Known Member Charter Member

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    Well, I guess count me out. Don’t want to support events where they refuse your 2a rights.

    Never been to a gun show. Maybe I’ll take my daughter rifle shopping.



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    Yeah a few years ago the zip-tie thing got someone shot at this show (an LEO no less). And each year for the previous two years before that someone shot the roof (once the power even went out). It's an excitin' one lemme tell ya!

    I'm glad they take all these measures to protect us from the dangerous concealed carriers.
     
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    I hand over my gun with the action open. ;)
     
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    I would be there but I’m out of town.
     
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    I plan to be there Sunday. This is my local show and Cubrock is right: It's a good one for it's size.
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    Share a ride? ???
     
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    Okie Dokie
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    yer vehicle is mo bettah, likely...
     
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    Ok. What’s the most expensive restaurant between here and Hickory? :D
     
  17. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    well, if we take yer leetle car, then we should share a Happy Meal. ;)
     
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    Maybe wait and do breakfast here in the capital of opioid addiction? Me, you guys and Lee Majors? And anyone else tolerant of bad jokes.
     
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    I'm in
     
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    Is there a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse open for breakfast in Hickory? :p
     
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    Sounds good to me.

    What time?
    What location?
     
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    @BlackGun is from there surely he knows a great place
     
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    My preference would be a tofu and bean sprout egg white omelette served by a pigtail haired, peace sign wearing teenage girl in a peasant blouse and sandals. :)
     
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    You can have breakfast at subway if you like. :p
     
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    There are no yuppie breakfast restaurants in Hickory. I suggest IHOP which is three minutes from the gun show.

    2415 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602. There’s only been one murder there recently.
     
  26. LeeMajors

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    Now we have the place.

    What time ?
    @Jeppo
    @MacEntyre
     
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    Hope we can still say that after our breakfast. :confused:
     
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    Think of me, stuck in China, while you soak in all that freedom. Ha!

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    1 hr 20 min from yer place, Jeppo.
    Breakfast at 0800?
    I'll be at your house by 0630.
     
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    Okie Dokie. We be talkin’ tomorrow, right?
     
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    In your honor, we’ll stop at Panda Express on the way home. :D
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member

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    Yes, mañana, last day of the week, Saturday, 0630.
     
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    I guess they have no desire @LeeMajors. It’s me and you.
     
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    I'm reading as they will be there
     
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    But I'm up for it if you are. And get the stuff from you at IHOP ?
     
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    We goan be at that there IHOP around 8. ;)
     
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    @LeeMajors knows me.
    @MacEntyre will have tired of sitting with me in the car.
    @BlackGun, you’ll recognize me by my “I’m carrying a concealed firearm, shoot me first” hoodie.

    ;)
     
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    I'm going to walk around a little and do my best to distract cubrock from actually doing business while I linger at his table. Say howdy if you see the guy that looks like he was kicked out of thrash metal band for being too ugly.
     
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    Haha. Last guy murdered at IHOP was wearing a hoodie the local news reported. Come dressed to kill as they say.
     
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    I always figure my hat tells 'em to choot me first.
    Perhaps I should hang out with more folks wearin' hoodies.