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    Just learned of this today...

    SGK Gun Shows is proud to announce the opening of a brand new 500 Table Gun Show in Doswell, Va. The show is 14 miles North of the 295 beltway around Richmond and is located at Meadow Event Park, new home of the State Fair.

    Oct. 31- Nov. 1, 2009

    Featuring 500 tables.

    Show hours: Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 10-4.

    Admission is just $8.00


    Exit 98 (Kings Dominion Blvd East Exit) off I-95. 1.8 Miles on the left.
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    That is wierd, the site is a no gun zone.
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    coondog22554 wrote:
    Just learned of this today...
    coondog, you need to get out more! That show has been pretty well advertsied for a while now. In fact, I just heard an ad for it on K95.

    We'll have a table there. I'm anxious to see the turnout. I hope its good!
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    ProShooter wrote:
    coondog22554 wrote:
    Just learned of this today...
    coondog, you need to get out more! That show has been pretty well advertsied for a while now. In fact, I just heard an ad for it on K95.

    We'll have a table there. I'm anxious to see the turnout. I hope its good!
    Not only will ProShooter be there, but VCDL will have a table there as well.

    Stop by and say Howdy to the folks, buy a bumper sticker (hope to have some of the magnetic ones for sale too) and pay your dues if you have not already done so.

    stay safe.

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    ProShooter wrote:
    coondog22554 wrote:
    Just learned of this today...
    coondog, you need to get out more! That show has been pretty well advertsied for a while now. In fact, I just heard an ad for it on K95.

    We'll have a table there. I'm anxious to see the turnout. I hope its good!
    Or maybe pay more attention to the ads. I assumed incorrectly the show was at one of the two Richmond locations. Looking forward to seeing the new venue, and buying a VCDL magnetic GSL disc.
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    7:30 AM Sat. Oct 31st

    Doswell truck stop of I-95 north - Kings Dominion exit.

    Several people need to be at gun show at 8:30 AM to set up VCDL table, others will languish and soak of the coffee.

    Doswell All American Plaza Inc 10222 Kings Dominion Blvd, Doswell, VA (804) 876-3712‎

    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe...88209081398674

    Restaurant is on the back side near the swimming pool. The food is excellent and they are OC friendly.

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    Will be there for java:30.

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    How about Brunch, since I need to man the table at 1

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    That's moving day, or most of it, for me.. but that might be early enough for me to make it out there.

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    Dragonfly wrote:
    How about Brunch, since I need to man the table at 1
    As mentioned above, some will be arriving early and leaving for the gun show's opening bell. Those that arrive later are always welcome, and are encouraged to linger together in fellowship and story-swapping until there is no more coffee or other scheduled events call them away.

    stay safe.

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    I will be there

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    The Wolfhound wrote:
    That is wierd, the site is a no gun zone.
    "No gun zone"?

    In general, can you OC at gun shows?

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    Regular_Joe wrote:
    The Wolfhound wrote:
    That is wierd, the site is a no gun zone.
    "No gun zone"?

    In general, can you OC at gun shows?
    In general, most gun shows require all firearms to be unloaded and zip tied in a "safe" condition.

    You can then OC your unloaded firearm.
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    coondog22554 wrote:
    Regular_Joe wrote:
    The Wolfhound wrote:
    That is wierd, the site is a no gun zone.
    "No gun zone"?

    In general, can you OC at gun shows?
    In general, most gun shows require all firearms to be unloaded and zip tied in a "safe" condition.

    You can then OC your unloaded firearm.
    Does your OC gun have to be ziptied, or just unloaded? Can you carry your loaded mag/speed loader with you?


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    Regular_Joe wrote:
    coondog22554 wrote:
    Regular_Joe wrote:
    The Wolfhound wrote:
    That is wierd, the site is a no gun zone.
    "No gun zone"?

    In general, can you OC at gun shows?
    In general, most gun shows require all firearms to be unloaded and zip tied in a "safe" condition.

    You can then OC your unloaded firearm.
    Does your OC gun have to be ziptied, or just unloaded? Can you carry your loaded mag/speed loader with you?
    All guns must be ziptied, per the promoter's rules. You can carry your mag/speedloader with you. There is no rule against carrying inside the gunshow, either OC or CC, as long as it is ziptied.

    If you remove the ziptie to try out a holster, it must be ziptied again as soon as possible, per the promoter's rules.

    Please do not be the person who has a negligent discharge inside the gunshow. Not only will you be embarassed, you will be banned from the promoter's shows forever. You may possibly be charged with trespass as well.

    stay safe.

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    The promoter of this show requires all guns to be unloaded AND their actions zip-tied. The only exception is for LEOs.
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    rlh2005 wrote:
    The promoter of this show requires all guns to be unloaded AND their actions zip-tied. The only exception is for LEOs.
    All the gun shows are like that.

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    I won't be able to make it. My moving help is showing up at 8 AM. :?

    I will try and check out the gun show later on in the day.

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    skidmark wrote:
    will be arriving early and leaving for the gun show's opening bell.
    When you get there, don't trip on the "loophole"
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    ed wrote:
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    will be arriving early and leaving for the gun show's opening bell.
    When you get there, don't trip on the "loophole"
    Didn't find any loophole, but did run into a few extra "hoops" they wanted customers to jump through.

    Not only did they zip tie (normal) my 1911, but would not allow ammo to be carried inside - so like a good boy I put it into a zip lock bag with my name on it. About $200.00 worth of magazines and ammo in a zip lock bag thrown on top of some boxes behind the officer. :X

    Aaaa, people, seriously, I can buy ammo inside! So exactly what did this accomplish?

    Leaving, I reclaimed my ammo but was not allowed to open the zip lock bag until I exited the building! OK - there I was standing 4 ft. outside their doors unzipping the fodder for my race horse and securing them in mag carriers. Had no intention of going "hot" until I got to my vehicle, but the damn ziplock w/three mags wouldn't fit in my pocket.

    Next time, if there is a next time, I believe I'll just go ahead and empty the ziplock bag there anyway. Then they can tell me I cannot do that as I exit the building.

    The only thing that they could have done to irritate me more would have been to not allow my ammo on their property.

    I understand safety but their rules do not accomplish anything. IMO the no ammo rule is just plain stupid, inconvenient - neither does it provide for the safety/security for my equipment.

    Shouldn't we all me equal? Saw numerous vendors with non-zipped guns and magazines inserted. So much for "All handguns must be Unloaded."

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    I got in with my ammo in a mag pouch on my belt (but I did have a jacket on overtop so I doubt they even saw it).

    I liked that it was cleaner and brighter than RIR or the Showplace, but I'm not sure if I'll return. Trader Jerry's had several Ruger double action revolvers out that made me drool.

    The closest thing I could find to a loophole was a keychain I got:



    BUT I didn't check the table with all the "As Seen on TV" crap so I can't be too sure if he was selling one on an installment plan or not. I doubt it though.

    One thing I noticed a lot of at this show were ShamWow rags and imitators. What the...



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    This week-end 10/31 and 11/1 a new Richmond/Fredericksburg area gun show premiered.

    Good points to this venue: new and clean, excellent lighting, wide isles, plenty of parking.

    Negative points
    : very poor signage coming in, very expensive food, no ammo can be carried in mags or pockets - apparently doesn't apply to vendors as many seemed to be carrying hot and not secured.

    Observation: lightly attended - show is new, but will have to do much better to last. Prices on AR15s seems to be coming down from some of the ridiculous highs I saw earlier.

    Read more comments: http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...565822#p565822

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    curtiswr wrote:
    I got in with my ammo in a mag pouch on my belt (but I did have a jacket on overtop so I doubt they even saw it).

    I liked that it was cleaner and brighter than RIR or the Showplace, but I'm not sure if I'll return. Trader Jerry's had several Ruger double action revolvers out that made me drool.
    The deputy asked me if I had any.
    Should have just gone completely deaf.

    New Meadow Farms show thread.
    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum54/33545.html

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    Edited to fix link.


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    No problem here for the afternoon shift. Maybe the LEO still had not had his morning coffee. I used one of my RED Tie wraps and he was satisfied with it and my mag was on the holster so I know he saw it.. I did enjoy though where they put the VCDL Table watched Football games all afternoon.

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    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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