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.