Gun Show this weekend

Schultz

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Anybody thinking about checking this one out? Jan 7-8 2012 Spartanburg, SC @ The Piedmont Fairgrounds 575 Fairgrounds Rd. http://gunrunnershows.com/Spartensburg.htm According to my findings this show is a first for us here in sparkle city apparently they are from Georgia. First strike against them is they spelled Spartanburg wrong. :shock: :evil: :roll: I'm probably going Saturday morning anybody else going?
 

Schultz

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Nobody? I know cash is tight right after Christmas but..... Myself I'm curious if this show is gonna be any good.
 

bigfutz

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$50 is a bit steep! Oh, wait, maybe that's the cost to rent a table. Does the Sptbg Fairgrounds have any sort of facility? I definitely can't go Sat, but maybe Sun. Give us a report.
 

Schultz

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John Canuck said:
I was thinking of dropping by. Do they zip tie your CC gun at the door?

I assume they will. This show is the first from this promoter here, They are out of Atlanta.
 

Schultz

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Well that show was a bust. 8 bucks to get in and within 15/20 minutes I was out and heading home. Not worth it IMO. BTW the Spartanburg Police weren't there to zip tie guns the people taking the money at the door were. :shock:
 

Schultz

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thebrasilian said:
Schultz said:
... BTW the Spartanburg Police weren't there to zip tie guns the people taking the money at the door were. :shock:

Now that scary.

Oh yea especially when the guy in front of me was carrying poorly concealed and walked right in. :shock: :roll:
 

HOLY DIVER

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yep this show was a bust all right. i went in at 9;30 and by 10:00 i was in the truck headed for the show in Fletcher NC now that was a good show
 

Silent Bob

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Show was garbage - I want my $8.00 back!!!! It would have been great if I were in the market for cheap chinese knives or airsoft guns though.
 

Schultz

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John Canuck said:
There is a show in Greenville next weekend run by SCADA. Maybe I'll wait and check that one out if the Spartanburg show is crap.
http://fubat45.home.mindspring.com/scaca/SCACASHOW.htm

It's in Columbia next weekend not Greenville, SCACA shows are always decent shows. Check this post for the complete list for the year ----> viewtopic.php?f=30&t=3110


Silent Bob said:
Show was garbage - I want my $8.00 back!!!! It would have been great if I were in the market for cheap chinese knives or airsoft guns though.

Thats why I called ya to try to give you the heads up. :)


Since it's supposed to be crappy weather today I might head up to Fletcher and check that one out.
 

Stan in SC

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I spoke with Darrell of South Carolina Gun Co. earlier this morning(Sunday) and he indicated that he was doing a fair business at this show.Not up to usual but OK.Based on his comments I don't understand the above negative comments.
A new promoter coming into the state will certainly not have the contacts the more entrenched guys do so it is understandable that he would not attract as many vendors.
I am curious ,Silent Bob ,about why you did not set up at this show.

Stan in SC
 

Silent Bob

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Good question Stan.
1 - Way too small venue / layout for a large setup like ours
2 - Repeated negative feedback from dealers in GA regarding the promoter
3 - I wanted to scout it out before I commited, too many flea market items for my taste
4 - I already have three shows in January, so I needed to pace my timing
 

John Canuck

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Silent Bob

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Schultz said:
John Canuck said:
There is a show in Greenville next weekend run by SCADA. Maybe I'll wait and check that one out if the Spartanburg show is crap.
http://fubat45.home.mindspring.com/scaca/SCACASHOW.htm

It's in Columbia next weekend not Greenville, SCACA shows are always decent shows. Check this post for the complete list for the year ----> viewtopic.php?f=30&t=3110


Silent Bob said:
Show was garbage - I want my $8.00 back!!!! It would have been great if I were in the market for cheap chinese knives or airsoft guns though.

Thats why I called ya to try to give you the heads up. :)


Since it's supposed to be crappy weather today I might head up to Fletcher and check that one out.


I know, right Schultz?! I left my phone in the car and in the building when you called. Thanks for the heads up though.
 

Schultz

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We checked out the show in Fletcher,The prices were all over the scale. When we left at 2 there was still a line at the door, overall not bad.
 

sypher

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im hopefully going to make it to the Columbia show i need to pick up a few odds and ends and maybe some ammo for good measure :)
 

Stan in SC

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Silent Bob,
Your reply makes perfect sense.You do have one of the bigger better set ups which is always a pleasure to peruse..
Darrell reported that he did ok.His comment regarding their "security" was funny.
"Old guy with long beard,SECURITY on his shirt and a revolver in a shoulder holster"
Not very impressive.
They did sell 4000 tickets.

Stan in SC
 
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