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    So who all is going to brave the madness this weekend?

    Check out www.VaGunTrader.com and see if someone there has what your looking for.

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    Of course.

    I don't "need" anything but I always go hunting for Savage model 24's.



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    doug23838 wrote:
    Of course.

    I don't "need" anything but I always go hunting for Savage model 24's.

    Be sure to stop by and say hi Doug! We'll be there.
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    trx680 wrote:
    So who all is going to brave the madness this weekend?
    Will you be there so we can say Hi?



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    trx680 wrote:
    So who all is going to brave the madness this weekend?


    Trx, I sent you an email

    I will be there in the morning.

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    I'm going to try to get there early and score some ammo...

    And I've always got my eyes out for .308 AR upper pieces

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    I'll be at the VCDL table in the Harrisonburg gun show.

    Should be pretty quiet, since it will be Sunday morning.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Yep, along with the wife at VCDL's table. Stop by and sign up if you haven't.

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    I am going to try to go depends on what my friend does since his car gets 32mpg and mine gets about 14:P

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    I'll be stopping by Saturday AM to pick up my pre-ordered ammo cashe from Georgia Arms. Bought & paid for already, has my name on it along with the secret decoder ring password/countersign, and a big bow to keep it all together.

    Look out for certain scruffy older folks who have a tendency to buy up everything in sight if it says .45acp. He did it at the last show and there are rumors he has sold his soul (again) in order to get more ammo money. This time it's supposed to be a run to score 7.62x39 - whatever that would fit.:P

    I'll be at the VCDL table all Sunday afternoon. Since everything worth while, as well as half the rest of what was brought by vendors will be sold by then, there shouls be a few stragglers who need to come by and moan about the panic buyers. It's another good recruiting issue to use to get them to joing VCDL.

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    AbNo wrote:
    I'll be at the VCDL table in the Harrisonburg gun show.

    Should be pretty quiet, since it will be Sunday morning.
    Is the Harrisonburg shown next weekend (13-14th)?

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    I was thinking of going to the show in Dale City as it is close. Is it worth it at all?

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    Sure is. Here's the VCDL table schedule, if anyone has any free time. :)
    
    Saturday, December 13 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday, December 14 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    
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    Shenandoahgunshows (that little at sign) vcdl.org to help in Harrisonburg.
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    Broke my trailer hitch on the way hunting and had to come back to the burbs....so I guess I'll go to the show in a few minutes.

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    Hopefully we'll see a show report before too long. For me it's just no fun when it's so crowdedyou can hardly walk, let alone see anything. And then there's the parking lot grid lock to contend with. And then too often "show prices" are significantly higher than mail order, even when you include shipping in the cost.

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    hlh wrote:
    Hopefully we'll see a show report before too long. For me it's just no fun when it's so crowdedyou can hardly walk, let alone see anything. And then there's the parking lot grid lock to contend with. And then too often "show prices" are significantly higher than mail order, even when you include shipping in the cost.
    You'd have hated this one then. I've never seen this show so crowded.

    Not a bad show though. I got a good deal a Wetterlings Hunters ax and a great deal on a Weatherby.

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    Hopefully we'll see a show report before too long. For me it's just no fun when it's so crowdedyou can hardly walk, let alone see anything. And then there's the parking lot grid lock to contend with. And then too often "show prices" are significantly higher than mail order, even when you include shipping in the cost.
    You'd have hated this one then. I've never seen this show so crowded.

    Not a bad show though. I got a good deal a Wetterlings Hunters ax and a great deal on a Weatherby.
    How bad were the lines getting in, and how deep at the tables?

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    hlh wrote:
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    Hopefully we'll see a show report before too long. For me it's just no fun when it's so crowdedyou can hardly walk, let alone see anything. And then there's the parking lot grid lock to contend with. And then too often "show prices" are significantly higher than mail order, even when you include shipping in the cost.
    You'd have hated this one then. I've never seen this show so crowded.

    Not a bad show though. I got a good deal a Wetterlings Hunters ax and a great deal on a Weatherby.
    How bad were the lines getting in, and how deep at the tables?
    When I got there at 9:00, the line went all the way down the walk to the grass and turned along the grass for another 50 people.
    When I left a couple of hours later, the outside line went nearly to the grass.

    It was crowded at the tables but most people were trying to be orderly and polite.

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    The prics were high on a lot of things...even the vendors that normally have higher prices had jacked them up.
    If you go looking for something, make sure you know what the going rate is. There are some deals but they were from people I hadn't seen before.

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    Just got home.

    Crowded show. At around 11:30 some dude was unconscious and getting tended to by EMT. Hope he's okay.

    Big crowds, but the aisles were a little wider than at Hampton.

    IMO, not much in the way of bargains, but that's the Obama Effect in action.

    Saw Philip Van Cleave leaving as we were entering.

    Met ProShooter.

    Overall not a bad show.





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    Just got home.

    Crowded show. At around 11:30 some dude was unconscious and getting tended to by EMT. Hope he's okay.

    Big crowds, but the aisles were a little wider than at Hampton.

    IMO, not much in the way of bargains, but that's the Obama Effect in action.

    Saw Philip Van Cleave leaving as we were entering.

    Met ProShooter.

    Overall not a bad show.



    I missed Philip and talked to Proshooter after you had gone. Sorry I missed you!
    There was a lot of pricejacking and the AR15's were going sky high!

    It was an OBAMA Christmas show

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    I thought that the show was slower than expected.

    Tomorrow will be better.
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    ProShooter wrote:
    I thought that the show was slower than expected.

    Tomorrow will be better.
    I think everyone was in a panic to find the deals on what Obama was trying to take away. Stopping at your booth could wait. You are right, tomorrow should be a more focused day and you should get more attention.

    Good seeing you today!


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    DrMark wrote:

    Crowded show. At around 11:30 some dude was unconscious and getting tended to by EMT. Hope he's okay.




    That was a cardiac arrest, it didn't look good, but at least fire personnel were johnny-on-the-spot.

    I had a really, really bad experience with a dealer. I am reluctant to put the details out on OCDO. I made two purchases from this guy. I wanted to return one item after spending a good amount of money with this guy and he told me that a restocking fee would cost me 45%. He wasn't a local.

    Georgia Arms got wiped out before lunch. Ar's were not to be had for under a grand. Cheap Ak's were pricey, and no good sks's.
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    I had a really, really bad experience with a dealer. I am reluctant to put the details out on OCDO. I made two purchases from this guy. I wanted to return one item after spending a good amount of money with this guy and he told me that a restocking fee would cost me 45%. He wasn't a local.

    I was insulted by a dealer too:shock: It happened to be one I've dealt with for years and we have become good friends.
    I have a thing with backpacks and have bought 3 from him. I want one that's really small but holds a lot and will carry a heavy load without a lot of padding. Drives him nuts.

    I spotted a fellow with a good looking backpack near Larry's table and asked where he got it. I must have looked like a mugger because he almost ran away. Larry laughed and said, I have them, and pulled out a green, tan and black one.

    I haggled the price down and he asked what color I wanted.
    While I was deciding, he shouted to my wife "tell him to get the black one. It will match his heart"

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