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    Sharpshooter Trapper Jim's Avatar

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    Indy 1500 Gunshow why you are or are not going.

    I thought an interesting thread might be why or why not you are going to the gun show at the fairgrounds this weekend. I have sat it out For a dozen or so years but think I'll go to check out anything in the Steel and wood department. What y'all think?
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    Parking and admission costs are too high, that's mainly why I rarely attend this show. I still go once in a while, but I just don't get excited about it. Lots of non-gun related flea market junk too. 20+ years ago when there were multiple stocking NFA dealers at the show and no flea market junk, it was one of the best shows around and I always looked forward to it - bought lots of stuff too. Nowadays I find just as much good stuff at the small shows and without the high cost of parking and admission that the 1500 charges.
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    I'm going just because it's the biggest one of the year and a buddy wants to go. Otherwise the overpriced 8 dollar parking fee and entry puts you at $20 bucks to see mostly overpriced stuff. There are a few good vendors but they seem to get fewer and fewer. Also be sure to hide everything in your vehicle.

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    I have bidness to conduct so I will be there to conduct said bidness. Also want to yell . . . talk to the SIG rep at SIG Daze in the Ripple.
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    Had i specific bidness to attend to, I would go. I prefer to avoid crowds for any reason.
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    Not going.

    I hate crowds
    I don't enjoy gun shows
    I abhor security theater
    I have no discretionary funds



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    I like the November show and enjoy the 1500 in general. However, I am not looking to buy or sell much of anything right now and sciatica is keeping me from getting around much anyway.
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    Nothing I need, and I'm not paying $8 to park, then another what, $12? $15? just to get in? So ~$20 just to be there and nothing yet to show for it. No thanks.

    Once in the heat of the panic when they had it in the South Pavilion, I actually ate the $5 parking and walked away without getting in. I got there around 4 on Friday when I expected there to be less people. I walked up to the line, which the end was by the west Pavillion almost to the main entrance. I stood there for 5-10 minutes barely moving. When I got maybe 10', and realized the entrance was clear around on the east side of the building, I said screw it. I wasnt waiting at least 45 minutes, then paying to get in and then be packed in like a sardine with many guys who havent even considered a bath in a week. No thanks.

    EDIT: Apparently they were at capacity and doing the FIFO thing. Nobody got in until somebody left. So the line was slooooow.
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    Won't be going due to spending time bowhunting. I've waited 51 weeks for this weekend.

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    Grandmaster Route 45's Avatar

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    Not going.

    Nothing at that show that I can't get at a local gun shop, or with a few clicks online.

    Except maybe the pungent aroma of unwashed ass wafting gently along rows of overpriced fudge, Nazi memorabilia and MAGA T-shirts.


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