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April 9-11, Tupelo, Mississippi
Furniture Market on Coley Road
 

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Glad to see you back after a couple days off!!! :hi:
 

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I'm playing in a golf tournament Saturday and we have tee ball practice Saturday afternoon. So, my son and I may ride over Sunday after church and lunch.
 

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Hijacking my own thread, this is bad.....

Thanks Cap, next week will probably be light on posting and checking in as well. Lots to get caught up on since things are drying out...some..lol

End of hijack.

Might go down to the show anyway as one more day drying out will help some.
 

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Will do. Going to get with some others and see if we can carpool.
 

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Re: Tupelo Gun Show


Well – have been, walked around, and came home.

Now keep in mind that what I’m writing is my opinion and that this opinion carries with it a built-in handgun-driven bias.

Regarding today? In a few words – not that hot.

I’ve been going to the Tupelo Gun Shows somewhat regularly. Noticed that toward the end of 2008 and all through 2009 they were getting poorer and poorer – not a lot of product and outrageous prices on much of what was there. I thought things were on an upswing with the Tupelo Show this year, the weekend of 2/12-14. But today’s show seemed to have slipped back again. And, there were a number of empty tables (albeit I was there by 9:30am this morning)

In late 2008, I began a spreadsheet on selected ammo pricing. And, as expected, it has been slowly creeping up across the board. The spreadsheet gives me a reasonably good basis to evaluate what might or might not be good prices.

Having written all that, let’s take a look at some selected items.

Typically 9mm ran around $20/bx. Not so good when you consider that WWB at Wal-Mart, Amory, is currently $11.76/50rd (including tax), bought in the 100rd box. I did see a couple of loose boxes of 9mm at $12/bx but that was the exception.

525rd and 550rd bricks of .22LR were in the $23-$24 neighborhood. Wal-Mart, Amory, yesterday, had Rem 550 rd bricks at $20.30, including tax.

Of course, 380’s were sky high - 50rd boxes running up to $27, a 100rd WWB was $50.

Saw a couple boxes of MagTech 25ACP for [email protected] That probably was a good buy and I kicked myself on the drive home for not getting at least a box. Oh well, that’s how it goes.

Don’t even recall any .45ACP. At least I didn’t make any notes on them.

Now, I’m sure that most, if not all, of us are stocking-up (I hope it’s not flat-out ‘stockpiling’) our needed types of ammo. And, I’m sure this impacts the relative availability and pricing. But I believe that at these types of events the pricing is way out of line.

So much for ammo. Am personally interested in a .380 mousegun so was looking at them. Saw a Ruger LCP for $319. I guess that’s a good price. I believe the MSRP the last I saw was $364. If I read the tag correctly that would seem OK. I’m leaning very strongly, though, to the Taurus PT738 TCP (blued).

That about summarizes my personal impression of the Tupelo Gun Show today. And, yes, I’ll be back the weekend of Sept 17-19.
 

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Guess I'll pass on this one.

JBPMidas, hope you find your reloading stuff. I've never seen much at the Tupelo show.

Stonewall, cut through the woods for a visit. We can sit on the porch and settle all the worlds problems.
 

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BeauBeaux said:
Guess I'll pass on this one.

JBPMidas, hope you find your reloading stuff. I've never seen much at the Tupelo show.

Stonewall, cut through the woods for a visit. We can sit on the porch and settle all the worlds problems.
I will do that. You free any next weekend?
 

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Wasn't much there, as expected. But, I had a good time with my son and a friend and his son. Also, met up with crossedcannons45 to buy a holster. Good day!
 

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Seems like the gun shows over the last 10 years or longer have been more of the show and look instead of a buy and sell. More of a meet and greet and talk about what you got. I guess there nothing wrong with that but you can't help to think back in the 70's and 80's and the deals they had on the military weapons and ammo. Not to mention the nice door prizes like Ruger mini 14, 357 and .44 revolvers. :idk:
 

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GUN SHOW, 11/12-14
Started this thread back in April. Might as well just continue on.

Me ‘n’ Pavlov’s dog must have something in common. I see that the gun show is comin’ to town and I start to salivate...and, for no good reason. It’s been since forever that I’ve bought anything. Usually it’s hoo-hum, why’d I come (hmmm, that rhymes).

Well, we’ll (my wife is coming with) be leaving here in about an hour. I’ll let you know how it goes later this day.
 

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LATER...


Well, we’ve gone and are back home now.

Must give them their due.

This is probably the best Tupelo Gun Show I’ve been to in a while - a lot of vendors and a lot of product.

While I can not comment in the pricing of firearms and knives (didn’t pay much attention) these vendors are still in love with their ammunition. I believe their prices can be easily beat. In a word, I didn’t buy anything.

But it wasn’t a complete bust. We stopped at Shipley’s on the way home for coffee and donut(s).

Next scheduled Tupelo show will be the weekend of 12/3-5. Guess I’ll go to that one too.

Their 2011 schedule is (if you’re interested):
  • Jan 7-9
    Mar 11-13
    Jun 10-12
    Oct 7-9
    Dec 2-4
 
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