Things have changed since the last one I attended. I saw more guns, ammo, and knives and less military surplus and Nazi militaria than in the past. In fact, I don’t think I saw any of the Nazi stuff. The gun show had moved to a new building and this attracted more vendors. This was a welcome change in my opinion. I also didn’t notice that many people selling personal guns like in the past. So much for the myth of the gun show loophole.
I asked the Complementary Spouse for her impressions of the show. She said there were a lot of families and a lot of baby strollers cruising the aisles. Of course, one of those strollers had five Yorkshire Terriers in it! The other thing she noticed that there were a lot of people buying stuff as evidenced the number of shopping bags.
I had a couple of things I wanted to do at the show and I accomplished both. First, I wanted to meet Mark Meadows who is running as a Republican in the 11th District of NC. He has received four stars from GRNC as well as their recommendation. He was the leader in the first primary but just missed the 40% threshhold to avoid a run-off.
The second thing I wanted to do was find .380 ammo at a reasonable price. I ended up getting a box each of ammo from American Eagle, Tula, PMC, and Sellier and Bellot for an average of $15 per box. I want to try them out in my new-to-me Sig P238 which I bought used last week.
Of course, going to a gun show is like going to WalMart – you always leave with more than just what was on your list. I ended up getting large and small pistol primers, some cleaning equipment, and even a leather pocket holster for the P238.
The Complementary Spouse got in the act as well. She ended up with a selection of exotics meats jerky for her son-in-law Jeremy as well as paracord in a variety of cool colors to use in crafting.
We had a good time and I think we’ll be going back the next time they are in town.