The last gun shows I went to were at the convention center in Palestine. Because they rented their chairs and tables from our company for the venue, we got some free tickets. Door admission was $10 to just get in. No way I would have went if I had to pay. A co-worker and I went and we stayed about 20 minutes and left. There were barely any guns there, and the few were way over-priced.I agree as I'm tired of wading through a sea of trinkets, knick-knacks and what-nots just to find retail stores.
Went from attending 1 or 2 shows a month to years between shows.
I did go to the gun show in Waxahachie before pandemic and was pleasantly surprised at the ratio of firearm related and non and the number of firearm retailers and private sellers. Prices were reasonable at the privateers tables and folks were friendly.
I took a couple pistols looking to sell or trade and no one seemed interested as inventory was very high.
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The last sort of larger gun show the wife and I attended, was over in Tyler. Lots of guns, but way over-priced. We were shopping for another pistol for my wife, and I was looking for a Mauser action for a project.