The show was interesting.
It was the first gun show I’d been to in PA and I was expecting a few different things.
I was expecting a lot more used inventory and a bit more selection. I’d say the show caters more to “home defense” weapons versus target or hunting shooters.
I only found one of the things on my list, and found a substitution for another. I’ll let you know how they shoot after we go to the range tomorrow.
1.) Remington 870
What I wanted was a used 870 at a bargain price with the synthetic black stock. What I got instead was a very well priced new 870 and I am going to need to modify it myself with about $80 bucks of replacement parts. (I hate the fake plastic wood so I am going to get some black replacement parts) Can’t wait to shoot it tomorrow. ***Correction – it actually is real wood and looks quite nice. The one at the shop must have had lamination applied to it or maybe it was plastic? – but when I assembled my 870 this morning it is quite aesthetically pleasing. Don’t think I’m going to change a thing. End Correction***
2.) I was hoping to get a single shot Rossi youth 410 shotgun. What I got instead was a Stoeger STF 3000 over and under. It is a lot nicer gun, but was well over what I wanted to pay. Still, my boy was really happy. Can’t wait to see him blow some clays out of the air tomorrow.
So overall the show was a little disappointing, but still interesting.