Dad and I took the boys (the big ones) to the local gun show today, and what do you suppose I walked out with? A gun? Ammunition? Surely you jest.
I scored three ammunition clips for my Schmidt
Read the whole thing; there's a reason I stole his picture instead of bothering to do my own piece.
Dad, of course, picked up a really neat old 20-gauge side-by-side that dates from the early days of black powder cartridges, plus a wacky antique video game console that came with a light gun that seemed to be constructed from a real pellet gun, metal and all. Dad loves toy guns, and neither of us had ever seen one of these. But then, dad can find interesting things to buy just about anywhere. He picked up quite a few really neat pocketknives, too.
I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by th
At this point, rather than rambling on at length, I offer you the mercy of a quick, bulleted rundown. Things that made me feel great about the gun show today:
- Lots of tables with guns, lots of tables of knives. A few custom knife makers and even one or two gunsmiths. This is a welcome change from years past.
- Not ONE table with stuffed animals.
- The ISRA and SCRA both had staffed tables with plenty of literature, stickers, and all the rest.
- "IGOLD 2008" stickers were everywhere, free for the taking on most exhibitors' tables, so most people were wearing one. Word is already spreading.
- One exhibitor even had small stacks of "Unorganized Militia Propaganda Corps" patches in his case!