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    Dixie Gun Show - Raleigh

    The Dixie Gun show in Raleigh is coming up and we are planning on attending. We've never been to a gun show before and would appreciate some clarification on how things operate. I have my NC CHP, so there should be no need for background checks for pistols. How about rifles? If I buy 2 or more guns at a single vendor, I've heard that they need to report that to the ATF - is that true? How about if I buy a single gun from a variety of vendors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmatting View Post
    The Dixie Gun show in Raleigh is coming up and we are planning on attending. We've never been to a gun show before and would appreciate some clarification on how things operate. I have my NC CHP, so there should be no need for background checks for pistols. How about rifles? If I buy 2 or more guns at a single vendor, I've heard that they need to report that to the ATF - is that true? How about if I buy a single gun from a variety of vendors?

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    When you buy either a pistol or rifle with your CHP, they don't perform any sort of background check. You just pay, fill out the form, and walk away with your new gun. I think the reporting to the ATF thing is a new law and only in states that border Mexico. It's a response to the gun runner operation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmatting View Post
    The Dixie Gun show in Raleigh is coming up and we are planning on attending. We've never been to a gun show before and would appreciate some clarification on how things operate. I have my NC CHP, so there should be no need for background checks for pistols. How about rifles? If I buy 2 or more guns at a single vendor, I've heard that they need to report that to the ATF - is that true? How about if I buy a single gun from a variety of vendors?

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    I went to the one in Fletcher last weekend. I'm in the market to purchase my first handgun so I was excited. However, the prices I saw there were higher than I could get online even with FFL fees. Most places like Bud's will ship free so it wasn't worth it to me. Plus no one had an XD .45 compact.

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    The last dozen or so gun shows I've been to the guns were outrageously priced. Time once was when you could go to a gun show and get a good bargain. I'm not going to pay admission and drive an hour to a gunshow to pay retail for a gun. i can go to my local gunshop and pay retail.


    Hope you vendors are watching. All the money grubbers have ruined the local gunshows. Most of the time I can pay shipping, pay a FFL xfer fee, and still get it cheaper online than from the scalpers at the Raleigh Gun Shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieOneFourDelta View Post
    The last dozen or so gun shows I've been to the guns were outrageously priced. Time once was when you could go to a gun show and get a good bargain. I'm not going to pay admission and drive an hour to a gunshow to pay retail for a gun. i can go to my local gunshop and pay retail.


    Hope you vendors are watching. All the money grubbers have ruined the local gunshows. Most of the time I can pay shipping, pay a FFL xfer fee, and still get it cheaper online than from the scalpers at the Raleigh Gun Shows.
    Totally agree. To pay $8 ($7 if you have a coupon from online) only to pay full retail or more is ridiculous. +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62 Caddy View Post
    Totally agree. To pay $8 ($7 if you have a coupon from online) only to pay full retail or more is ridiculous. +1
    I agree about the prices. One benefit of a gun show that might be worth the money, if you think about, it is the selection. Any gun show I have been to has a much larger selection of guns than any gun store I have been to. Even if you are not planning on buying you can get your hands on a lot of potential future purchases in one day. This is usually what I do. Find the guns I am interested in and handle them. If I like them, I go home and get them on Gunbroker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    I agree about the prices. One benefit of a gun show that might be worth the money, if you think about, it is the selection. Any gun show I have been to has a much larger selection of guns than any gun store I have been to. Even if you are not planning on buying you can get your hands on a lot of potential future purchases in one day. This is usually what I do. Find the guns I am interested in and handle them. If I like them, I go home and get them on Gunbroker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigsd View Post
    I agree about the prices. One benefit of a gun show that might be worth the money, if you think about, it is the selection. Any gun show I have been to has a much larger selection of guns than any gun store I have been to. Even if you are not planning on buying you can get your hands on a lot of potential future purchases in one day. This is usually what I do. Find the guns I am interested in and handle them. If I like them, I go home and get them on Gunbroker.
    If I do end up going, this will likely be my approach.

    These days, though, I can pull up prices on the web while standing in front of the dealer. The days of not knowing whether they have a good deal or not are long gone.

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