Gun-Day Monday: The Latest Gun Show and Ongoing Availability

On Saturday I joined Maj W DC, MDL and MDL’s brother, aka Monsieur L’Escarpment, whom I last saw in Kabul in early 2009 2010, at the gun show in Chantilly. (USMC0802, Tango Seven-Six and the Carolina Jackhammer couldn’t make it.)

As usual it was a zesty, bustling and stimulating experience. Steadily busy, and as we got there at about noon, we missed the massive surge at opening time. Ammo in quantity was walking, or rather being carted, out of the door; I was not there for ammo but I noticed that prices were favorable and availability appeared to be strong with one exception– not as many mil-surp battlepacks as I’ve seen there recently.

I have echoed predictions that, as the summer wears on and the two political conventions come and go, prices can be expected to go up and supply to constrict somewhat. Get ahead of that bow wave now. You won’t regret. I think ugly times lie before us.

Über vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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