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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Not Desparate

Stopped by the Gun Show today at the Expo Center. Lots of tables, mostly full of junk or stuff that doesn't capture my interest. A local tactical shop had an AR configured like Kevin Baker's (EOTech Holosight in front of a flip-down rear sight). Drooool. The DPMS dealer had stripped AR receivers for $110...3/$300. Maybe some day. Saw lots of interesting buttstocks for ARs; I've no immediate plans for replacing the ACE stock on the 9AR, but the extra weight of some of the collapsible ones might help soak up some of that jumpy recoil. Would a muzzle brake help?

My favorite cowboy-gun dealer was absent, which is a good thing. He has some nice Ubertis that tempt me sorely to dig out my credit card.

All the nice stuff there was academic, because I wasn't planning on spending any money, unless it came from the sale of my Para-Ordnance P13-45. I was in no danger of going home unarmed. I had it priced for folks on my side of the table. When I turned down a dealer's offer of $400, he replied, "Hey, I'm looking for someone desparate." As I was leaving, a guy in the parking lot asked for a look, but asked that I come back tomorrow, because his wife had cleaned him out of cash. I suspect he was a dealer counting on me being desparate enough to come back with the price discounted. I'm not gonna miss any more hot girl-on-girl Olympic curling action for that.


  • At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just bought a big box of .45ACP's....Not much got me going either. I saw the DPMS stuff as well.

  • At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was there also...lots and lots of overpriced junk; the AR shop with the lowers was way high on assembled AR's; SKS's for $189 (!!!), very few AK's. I did buy some ammo and a couple mags, but mostly just wandered around.

  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said…

    I don't mind paying that much for an SKS if it's in the condition mine was in, but they had beat up pieces of Chinese crap that still had grease on them!


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