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Houston Gun Collectors Show - Reliant Center - Today

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:29 am

Anyone going to the HGCA gun show at Relaint Center today? Marc and I are going to be there around 11:00 today. I'll be wearing my NRA Houston T-Shirt and my NRA Houston red, white & blue ball cap.

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Post by stevie_d_64 » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:14 pm

We got there at about 9:30am...The place was already packed...

We left probably as you two were walking in...

Wish we had known...Wife made her first official puchase on her own today...No interference or help from me...

This was "her" day...I'm very proud of her...

You guys could have bought her one of those $3.50 cold drinks they sold there (that the promoters must be really proud of) to celebrate...Y'all should have gotten up earlier!!!
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Post by madecov » Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:01 pm

Since I wasn't looking at firearms I was a bit dissapointed.
There really weren't a decent amount of holsters to look at.
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Post by oilman » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:57 am

May seem like a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. Do gun manufacturers and/or dealers have displays here or is it just gun collectors showing their collections? I want to go compare a number of 1911s (kimber, Para, SA) is this a good place to do it?

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Post by stevie_d_64 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:18 am

I was a bit taken back also by the lack of holstering options, mainly for practical concealment, not for collectors' firearms etc etc...
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Post by stevie_d_64 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:56 am

oilman wrote:May seem like a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. Do gun manufacturers and/or dealers have displays here or is it just gun collectors showing their collections? I want to go compare a number of 1911s (kimber, Para, SA) is this a good place to do it?

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It looked to be a combo deal...Lots of collectors, nick-nack dealers, and "curios"...

The shopping for the "New in Box" stuff looked to be ok, but they were spread out all over the convention floor layout...

Parking was $8, and admission $7 per person...

Clear and safe your weapons, the place is properly posted with the dreaded 30.06 signage...

I just left mine in the truck...

I did see a lot of 1911 models, from various makes and models for the .45 crowd...

Lots of opportunity to play the dealers off each other to wittle $20-$50 bucks off the prices...

Especially today, as they are going to be packing up when they close and may want to make a sale or two before then...

Check out the Allcorn Creek Sporting club booth...They had a good "full" table of all sorts of makes and models (new)...They are from Bryan, Texas and are the ones that my wife purchased from...

I saw a nice Kimber, looked to be a compact .45 model...

Other than that they had the usual HK's, Taurus's and a plethra of Glocks...

All priced to move...
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Post by oilman » Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:02 am

stevie_d_64 wrote:
oilman wrote:May seem like a stupid question but I will ask it anyway. Do gun manufacturers and/or dealers have displays here or is it just gun collectors showing their collections? I want to go compare a number of 1911s (kimber, Para, SA) is this a good place to do it?

Thanks
It looked to be a combo deal...Lots of collectors, nick-nack dealers, and "curios"...

The shopping for the "New in Box" stuff looked to be ok, but they were spread out all over the convention floor layout...

Parking was $8, and admission $7 per person...

Clear and safe your weapons, the place is properly posted with the dreaded 30.06 signage...

I just left mine in the truck...

I did see a lot of 1911 models, from various makes and models for the .45 crowd...

Lots of opportunity to play the dealers off each other to wittle $20-$50 bucks off the prices...

Especially today, as they are going to be packing up when they close and may want to make a sale or two before then...

Check out the Allcorn Creek Sporting club booth...They had a good "full" table of all sorts of makes and models (new)...They are from Bryan, Texas and are the ones that my wife purchased from...

I saw a nice Kimber, looked to be a compact .45 model...

Other than that they had the usual HK's, Taurus's and a plethra of Glocks...

All priced to move...
Thanks. Just the info I ws looking for.


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Post by JohnWayne » Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:36 pm

stevie_d_64 wrote: Clear and safe your weapons, the place is properly posted with the dreaded 30.06 signage...

I just left mine in the truck...
Isn't Reliant Park (and thus, Reliant Center) owned by Harris County? From Texas Penal Code §30.06(e):

It is an exception to the application of this section
that the property on which the license holder carries a handgun is
owned or leased by a governmental entity and is not a premises or
other place on which the license holder is prohibited from carrying
the handgun under Section 46.03 or 46.035.

Jeff

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