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Old 05-21-2011, 11:09 AM
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Default Del Mar Gun Show

Heading to my first gun show today. What to expect? Also wondering if everyone selling is legit or are any scam artists there? Looking to pick up a cheap CZ 75 or possibly a Hi-Power.
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Take along your dirty sunglasses & an appetite for venison jerky...
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I hope Ruger pays the extortion fees for the SR1911. I mean the gun is just as good if not better than a Les Baer.
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Old 05-21-2011, 1:02 PM
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Gun shows are geared towards people that "try" to save a few pennies. As such, you'll only find mediocre quality parts (UTG, NcStar, Tapco, ATI etc....) with a few high quality parts vendors thrown into the fray.

On a side note, Del Mar Fairgrounds is also hosting the ROC (Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) Kinda like the Wipout TV show. Expect to see lots of kooky dressed characters
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Expect to see lots of kooky dressed characters
You'll actually see a lot of those inside the gun show...
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You ever cleaned out that old junk drawer and found something cool. Well multiply that by a few thousand square feet and you have the del mar gun show. Been going since i was a kid an it has really turned into a junk sale with a few deals here and there.
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On a side note, Del Mar Fairgrounds is also hosting the ROC (Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) Kinda like the Wipout TV show. Expect to see lots of kooky dressed characters
Is that what they were up to? I was really wondering... My best guess was some kind of whacked out roller derby. There were some wacky costumes (including a team dressed like that animated movie The Incredibles, and a team in luchadores masks.)

If anybody is going tomorrow, pop by the Calguns booth and say hello!
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Drop by the cal guns booth.
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Also went today and it seemed to be "mostly" geared towards rifles/AR-building.

As for kooky characters....the best one of all was the traffic control/security guy in front of the ticket booth yelling at people to get out of the street.

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been going for a few years myself, bargains are hard to find if any, in fact I looked at a knife today, one that I've had my eye on for a while. I knew what the price should be, but when the vendor quoted me a price that was $50 more than retail, I just said thanks and kept on walking....starting to wonder if the show is worth the $20 is costs to get in and park!

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Skip Del Mar and go to Costa Mesa, its not that far to drive and 4 times as big, its like Del Mar used to be. Not like the Great Western at Pomona was but better than wasting your time at Del Mar, they might as well put her down.
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you got a link on the Costa Mesa show?
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you got a link on the Costa Mesa show?
here you go:

http://ns.ocfair.com/ocf/calendar/Ca...archString=gun
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http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com/gunsched.htm
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I went to the last costa mesa show and I thought it was pretty cool. It was really crowded and trying to get up to the ammo stores was next to imposible but all in all really liked it. I hear its coming back in a couple weeks or so I may go back if I get the chance.
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I passed on DelMar wanted to buy powder but last time there selection wasn't all that great, figured if I have to pay parking and admission may as well pay hazmat and get what I want. Plus no gas...
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Went to the Del Mar gun show once and really regretted wasting the gas and time driving from Oceanside.

Total waste of time in my opinion.
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