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Went to the one in Fort Myers yesterday what a waste of $10.00 bucks Looked at a Ruger LCP for $499.00 a $199.00 over what I paid for mine. Everything that I looked at was way overpriced $6.00 for abox of CCI Standards not for me. I don't mind paying a little more at a show and save the shipping not this much more. I guess i'll just by online and save the gas.:rolf And as a side note it smelled very very bad in there.
 

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I attended my first gun show a week ago in Fort Lauderdale. I had always heard about over priced items, and the interesting crowds that the shows attract. It was pretty much true.

It was amusing for a couple of hours and it made me realize I really have everything I need and whatever I want can be found on the internet much cheaper.

Aside from perhaps unexpectedly finding something that you were looking for, the only thing that could make sense would be buying a case of ammo if the price was competitive and save the shipping fees, as you mentioned.

Even with all that said, I still would hate to see these shows disappear.
 

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I love the suncoast shows.
I never go in.
All my dealing is done in the parking lot.

AFS
 

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It looks like this here interweb has leveled the playing field with the gunshows.
 

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I goto the Fl shows for one reason only. TG Imports is at most of the shows with his 20yrs old imports and he has the best prices in town. Never hurts to added to my collection an CZ or Mak and maybe a Star BM.....:pistols
 

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Went to the one in Fort Myers yesterday what a waste of $10.00 bucks Looked at a Ruger LCP for $499.00 a $199.00 over what I paid for mine. Everything that I looked at was way overpriced $6.00 for abox of CCI Standards not for me. I don't mind paying a little more at a show and save the shipping not this much more. I guess i'll just by online and save the gas.:rolf And as a side note it smelled very very bad in there.
just think after the 1st of the year you can look at them high prices every day..
shoot straight (the guy with 499. LCP's) is opening a shop in Fort Myers .boy i just love it we can get screwed 365 times a year..:eek:
 

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Where is this shop going to be in Ft Myers?....We already have a few good ones. If this guy is gonna try and rape his customers, he won't last long. I quit going to the gun shows a few years ago. Just not that much there that I need. I would rather keep my business local at "my shops" where they know your name.
 

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it will be at the conner of fowler and colonial.they had their plans at the FM gun show shoot straight is well known with the shooters around tampa area they have 3 stores in that area .they focus on new shooters who are in a hurry to get their 1st gun.and don't check prices . go to FSN and ask then duck..:pistols good ones? were? there is only on shop here that doesen't way way over price their guns.FF is a bandit.to many wana bees!!!!!!
 

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Before the Obamania, there were some deals at the gun shows. Now everyone is trying to cash in on the hysteria. Caveat Emptor! Earlier this year, I saw a guy pick up a red-boxed Sig Sauer CPO P220 w/3mags that was in very good shape for just under $450. Had he not bought it, I would have. Concerning Shoot Straight opening a store in Ft. Myers: We have 2 stores in the Orlando area. I bought 4 of my handguns from Shoot Straight and did very well on the prices and extra goodies, as good or better than the sale prices at Bass Pro Shops. But, Shoot Straight won't give you didley for a trade-in. I prefer to buy from a local dealer whenever I can. When they get to know you, it often pays dividends down the road. One of the guys at a Shoot Straight store told me that the stores and the Gun Show operation, while owned by the same outfit are 2 seperate entities. All I know is I don't want to have to pay for a guy to go back and forth on a Segway out of my gun purchase. I go for the reloading components: bullets, primers, powder and to pay too much to walk around saying "excuse me, pardon me."
 

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I went to a show here in Orlando in October. The prices were reasonable. (Read: a little below MSRP on the new items I was looking for, within reason on the used items.) I think you're going to see prices go up on small concealable weapons and anything that might become hard to acquire under a newly tightened "Assault Weapons" ban.

The upside of a gun show is that I found 5 or 6 dealers with the KelTec P3AT, Ruger LCP and KelTec PF9 back when I was looking for something smaller than the Glock 26. At the time, most Orlando dealers were asking about $50over MSRP for the KelTec and Ruger .380s with several months on a wait list to get one. I was able to dry fire all of them and see how they felt in my hands. We left the Gun Show carrying the PF9 my wife got me for Christmas, and paid MSRP for it.

I expect to see prices go up until we see the extent of the damage from this election cycle. With a Brady-friendly Congress and White House, I expect to see the price of anything gun-related go up. (Except perhaps NRA memberships.)

- Str8Shooter
 

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I am planning on going to the show in Ft. Lauderdale on 1/10. I haven't been to that show in about 9 yrs. I agree that the gun shows aren't always the best place for price, but, its good to see whats available out there and a great place to pick up some decent beef jerky :laughing
 
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