Top 5 Reasons I Won't Be Going To Gun Shows Anymore

Top 5 Reasons I Won't Be Going To Gun Shows Anymore

Gun Shows have gone WAY down hill this year. This video shows the Top 5 Reasons Why I Will Not Be Going To Gun Shows

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  1. Logos Rising Bear on November 11, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Same in my AO. They are terrible now. The guys selling are complete aholes, like you said wont budge on price at all. What did it for me to stop going was the last one. Some lady selling ammo literally told me $30 for a 20rd box of Wolf 762. All other ammo was $1+ per round. And if you ask a question about anything these guys look at you like you gonna buy or not. No thanks, ill do my shopping from my couch and save a few hundred.

  2. Mike Honcho on November 11, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    These are wild over generalizations, sorry if that’s what you experience where you go, it has not been the case for me

  3. Mick Olszewski on November 11, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I Totally Agree, You Rock, & I Like Your Output. Stay Cool.!

  4. Shannon Lacey on November 11, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    I have experienced this very same thing. One guy was selling CCI #550 Small Pistol Magnum Primers, $300 for a brick of 1,000 primers. When I pointed out that even the chain gun store is selling $10.00 for a tray of 100 primers (even that is gouging), and tried to negotiate with him, he refused. He said that he would eventually get someone desperate enough to pay that price, and giggled.

  5. Mom’s basement MMA on November 11, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    The worst prices I’ve seen lately are in the small gun stores. Asking way more than sportsman warehouse or other big companies.

  6. tonyboy tonyboy on November 11, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    That just says no gun brand are honest…if even one is honest, they will bank, or others to follow the right thing to do…dnt give us that crap on demand and supply.

  7. Mark Meister on November 11, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    I haven’t been to a show for awhile my ole gunshow buddy who I’ve known since the first grade went and got an attitude at me. Going up to a little before the last election we were talking about President Trump and he was dumping on him and he even voted for him in 2016 but he only watches the nightly news so this means the only news he’s getting is Liberal news which isn’t good. So he doesn’t really know about what Trump Has accomplished , so he came over one day and we were both on our soap box’s and I didn’t really care for what he was saying so I told him you know what ole buddy it sounds just like you’re turning into a Democrat . Man you would have thought I hauled off and smacked him with a coal shovel up along side his noggin he stood up and said well I guess that’s all we have to say about it then .So I’ve probably only have seen him a couple of times in 8 months and I think that was because his wife made him come over. Politicians have sure ruined a lot of friendship’s over the years they are a seedy bunch for sure!!!

  8. m t on November 11, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    you had me at #1.

  9. Carnage garage customs on November 11, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I do have one prayer request The past two weeks at work have been just snowballing downhill for all of us at the company that I work for nothing has been going right and I’m pretty sure it’s spiritual warfare if you could just pray for us and me that stuff would start coming together that would be great thank you so much God bless guns and our country

  10. Stumpknocker22 on November 11, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Went to my first gun show today. I was not impressed. Met one guy who was cool gave me free vintage full boxes of 22lr ammo and a deal on some old ammo. Most were out of line with the prices, selling a kimber micro 9 for $895 when there at all my local gun stores for $599. Doesn’t make sense. Tables were pretty full of all types of ammo when the show wrapped up

  11. Charles Moreau on November 11, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I’m the same way I quit going to gun shows. But I did get lucky one time I found a peace of bill ruger history the red hawk 44 mag and the other 9 guns I got I’m happy I don’t want know more guns

  12. westside brother on November 11, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Went one last weekend in N. Carolina and was highly disappointed… May be my last one foe sure

  13. Mike Hale on November 11, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Damn i thought the bad energy thing was something that i just felt, its like walking into a dark heavy nightmare, used to be fun

  14. Joseph Diaz on November 11, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Why you always so negative … you say you serve the lord and the lord is full of love and positivity.. come on man , quit being so negative..

  15. KeepTyrannyFromAmerica on November 11, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    The last one cost me $14 with parking. $75.00 for 50 rounds of 9mm Blazer & selling out. The local shows are charged by the venue $125 a table, a Ruger rifle with an MSRP$439 used $900. I cannot afford higher than Bass Pro new guns. $1100for a Glock that’s robbing people. Local store had a NAA in the case that had been stolen from me 3 years ago had a copy of the police report and before the locals showed up they sold a known stolen pistol. Luckily the fellow got his paperwork held but he lost his money the dealer is going to lose his FFL but I did get my.22 w/belt buckle back. Gun shows locally have always been a joke 15 years ago 150 real dealers or traders now it was 20 dealers rest garbage.

  16. Denise Wright on November 11, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    A little off topic here but related. Some of my family live in the middle of the country and there are lots of estate auctions with available firearms and no paperwork cash on the barrelhead. But the bidding jacks up the price of these incognito pieces to ridiculous levels. With the majority being bought by the Amish.

  17. John Smith on November 11, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    The last time I went to a gun show was in 1998. I bought a "brick" of .22 Long Rifle ammunition (Remington) for $10.00. That won’t happen again, ever. I won’t be going to another gun show. They have become a joke. Not only that, the O’Biden administration is trying to shut them down. That in it’s self is a fool chasing his own tail. There is NO serious business taking place at any gun show. Serious gun buyers know better than to go to a gun show. Let me say this however, every American should buy a firearm and learn how to use it. Now, more than ever, the second amendment is important to protect our liberty. Dark forces (deep state) are at work systematically destroying America.

  18. Sam Smith on November 11, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Who gives a heck if you going to gunshow or not

  19. Dinot Rupiel Branoll on November 11, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    What gun shows u been going to ? None of those apply to the ones I been to

  20. Mo Ha on November 11, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    The gun community has never been nice

  21. Edward Navoy on November 11, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I used to live in Southern California. The L.A. County Fairgrounds had the best Gun Show around, guns, swords, knives, reenacting items from the Civil War to present. The Democrats got rid of that show and with all their gun laws made it not worth going to. For me anyway, especially now with the new ammo law. Well now I live in Texas where they just passed Constitutional Carry. I haven’t lived in a pro- gun State in a long time. I will check out the Gun Shows here.

  22. Jim on November 11, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    I agree with everything you said, but I have never been to a gun show where the public were not 75% dangerous sounding and looking idiots; and really "dangerous" in a moronic fashion. The dealers have always been dismissive and rude. At the last gun show I attended in Arizona, a stupid, ignorant fool of a dealer was telling anybody who would listen that 9/11 was made up with CGI– it was a conspiracy and George Bush’s people paid the hijackers. Don’t know which side of his two opposing stories was worse. I watched the Towers fall and was there shortly thereafter to see the people who had jumped. I told him he was an ignorant asshole and he shut up– momentarily. A gun show to me now is just a room filled with, mostly, stupid people telling the same old tired stories, idiots dressed like rambo and gun "elitists" from trailer parks. Not my idea of fun for many years. So, so very sad.

  23. Purified Water II on November 11, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    In bad times people show their true colors.i can’t find one local gun store not gouging

  24. Z1gguratVert1go on November 11, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    I think the culture hasn’t changed, it’s been flooded with people who previously thought they were too good to own a gun. Now all of a sudden their pet causes are threatening to abolish the police and their "comfort". They’re not there out of love of The Craft they’re just scared.

  25. skullywag on November 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I used to enjoy the BIG gun shows they would have here in Texas….but haven’t been to one of those in years. I went to a local gun show in my small town last month…$8 to enter. TWO tables selling new guns, all Glocks with higher prices than the Atwood’s store 4 blocks away. Plenty of OLD, abused guns with asking prices 3x-5x their worth. Political "Texit" tables outside, and dozens of sellers of throw away switchblades (again 3x price) inside. Boxes of old ammo that looked like they had been rolling around in someone’s trunk for 10 years, with a MINIMUM price of $45 each box. It looked more like a flea market than a gun show, I felt gypped paying for the 10 minutes it took to see the crap I didn’t want. I don’t know if the bigger shows have sunk this low, but I’ll never go to a small local one again.

  26. john howard on November 11, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I will always remember the first gun
    show I went to ! It was in 1980 , @
    the fair ground in Nashville Tenn.
    I went with a Friend of Mine that
    guarded the show at night in exchange for His tables . That
    Sat. was the most exciting time
    I’ve ever experienced ( at a gun show ) ! There was SOOO MANY
    People there ( to go down any
    isle You HAD to turn sideways ) !
    I’ve never seen that since .
    There must have been several thousand guns on the tables ( not
    to mention Personal guns for sale
    by Individuals off the street ) !!!!

  27. CCW Noob on November 11, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    good update video of the current state of gun shows … and I’m in GEORGIA! The best gun show I ever went to was not a gun show … it was Cabelas in Memphis. OMG! Never saw a $250,000 rifle til then! THey even have a museum.

  28. Javier Guzman on November 11, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    I stopped going to gun shows 20 years ago. It was costing me $30 in gas, parking fee and entrance fee just to go in and look around. If I found a used gun I liked, it was priced close to buying it new. I hear parking is now free cause attendance has dwindled… It is biting them in the butt… They even stopped advertising on the radio…

  29. NYRM1974 on November 11, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    I will continue going to gun shows…..

  30. Q Citizen on November 11, 2021 at 9:06 pm


    Yeah… I don’t like how at the end of the video, he tells us to …"love family and love God," along with loving guns.

    What’s he going to suggest next ?
    That maybe we should put our petty differences aside and try to love one another for the humanistic qualities that really count????

    Fuuh-reakeeeee ….

  31. Qingeaton on November 11, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    We have them right across the street once a year. Over priced stuff that makes it no fun anymore.
    You pay to enter, and that used to mean you wanted to get something that made that fee worthwhile.
    Now, you just look at the prices and say. I ain’t throwing good money after bad.

  32. Preacher on November 11, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Gun shows where I am in Texas are still pretty good, with the exception of pricing. Many of the folks will wheel and deal with you, that’s a Texas tradition, but the asking price is so high you have to dicker just to get a fair price.

  33. Nicholas Steigert on November 11, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    This maybe a bit old and not get much response, but truth be told your seeing and increase in price for two reason 1 ) Availability, shops are getting less and less product and their overhead doesn’t change because they can’t get product. Small shops specifically are catching heat because they don’t have the buying power of larger stores and online retailers. They have to be able to cover fix cost of doing business with a smaller stock. Which is very hard to do at this time. 2) We have been spoiled for years on firearms, meaning pricing was low because the production and demand was meet and exceeded. Gun shop operate typically on a 8-10% margin on weapons, which is very slim, they also have to compete with the online retailers and big box stores. For years and years customers had choices and they chose to not support their local shops and buy online and yes they got a good deal, but they that Guy or Gail selling the gun would barley make a profit on selling a 500 dollar firearm. Consumers got a custom to lower prices because of it. Your are right about the Gun shows, and often they will let " Nic nack paddy wack" Tables in when people come to see guns and look for guns. Dealers for years and years have been asked what is the price for me, what if I buy 2 or can you eat the Tax, ect, ect. Now that being said some dealers are gouging and its giving honest ones a black eye. But just think about this. You take the time, money energy and effort to set up the LLC, deal with ATF, Deal with the state. retain the forms for 20 years carry the risk of the inventory being stolen at the show or used and dealing with the ATF afterword’s. I would say if you want to get a good deal, have a relationship with your local dealer. Understand that you are going to win some and lose some, be willing to pay a little more for the local store if they carry the product. At the end of the day when you buy from the Gun shop down the road you are helping your local community, that money stays in your town or your city. And if you don’t care about that, well the next thing is your always going to need some place to transfer your weapon to, and when the shop down the street is gone you’ll have to find another that might charge more and offer less. Best of luck

  34. Larry Fiedler on November 11, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I’m a Christian

  35. Bradley Kiesler on November 11, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I still enjoy going to gun shows, I hate everything you listed, but I still go. I’m perfectly content with paying the 10 bucks per person to go in just to look at what is there, kinda like walking into a museum. Very rarely do I actually buy anything, unless I find that rare deal and I always try to barter whether they like it or not worst case I’ll just walk away to the next booth. The main reason I still go is for these 2 different booths that always have something interesting last time they had a gold plated luger, a 20mm anti aircraft gun, and a .70 something caliber muzzleloader.

  36. Pycho Hobo on November 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Lol. Ever was?
    Gun shows have always been price gouging.
    I havent been to a kc gun show since mid 1990s, but it was bad then.
    And I have yet to go to a gun show that guns haven’t been way over priced.
    And very few gun shows has ever been unique. You want unique go to a gun museum.

  37. chuckschilling on November 11, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Every so often I ask myself why I haven’t been to a gun show recently. And then I’ll go to one and within a couple of minutes realize exactly why I stopped.

  38. B earthorn on November 11, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Opening of the gun show a pistol may be $595.00, come closing time it’s $350.00.. go at closing!

  39. Rick Sadler on November 11, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Praying for our Nation

  40. D Etch on November 11, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Gun shooting as a rec sport has lost it’s fun and affordability. I’d rather go paintballing with my sons.

  41. DesertPackrat on November 11, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    You wear a religious cross and talk about weapons. Your values and morals are broken. God commands me to love my neighbor and turn the other cheek. Only in the extreme situation that I need to defend myself or others or for the purposes of food should I ever take up arms, and yet you have turned guns into a sport, a fashion accessory, a political identity, a commercial enterprise, and a badge of honor against others than you should instead embrace. You have lost His way.

  42. Phil C. on November 11, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Online used gun sales is no different. I have a 22 long rifle for sale, rare to me, works….. 50,000 dollars

  43. shoot_the_moon on November 11, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    the trouble with whiners is they want museum pieces for next to nothing

  44. Vakaria on November 11, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Wow. I have never been to one. Was planning on Springfield on May 15. Sounds like I’d be better off not going after all. I’m sorry it’s gotten so bad.😦😧

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  46. Adam Mathers on November 11, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I don’t know about you, but I enjoy buying things like roasted peanuts and baked goods. At least my taste buds do.

  47. David Chatterton on November 11, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Local gun stores are all price gouging too. If people just stop buying guns and ammo for a while they will get the message and drop their greedy prices. That isn’t going to happen because people just have to have what they want.

  48. Luke_8_17 on November 11, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Oklahoma City, $1 a bullet (9m) and $12.00 enter, per person plus $3 to park.

  49. madcow usa on November 11, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Sheep wearing masks – don’t want to be around them.

  50. D Etch on November 11, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Even the guns I want to get are overpriced and have waiting period for back orders and the ammo is ridiculously expensive.