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  • rudyglove27
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    $$$

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  • rudyglove27
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    Yes and I bought plenty of them.

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  • rudyglove27
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    I don't see anything wrong with it and it's a good place to buy your gun from there!!!

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    I don't like to just because you do not know how the used guns were treated. Even if you get a new gun, unless it is a local dealer, you will not be able to return the gun if there is something wrong with it.

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  • ETangler
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    Best place to shop for a gun that you're specificaly looking for.

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  • ETangler
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    Best place to shop for a gun that you're specificaly looking for.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    You take the same risks at a gun show that you take buying any used gun from someone you don't know. Most people at gun shows are caring and customer oriented but some will try to pass off junk too. I'd say its less than 5% but I have seen a few, and mostly they are the guys that are pushing AKs, Cheap shotguns and just off the wall stuff. Most of the guys with tables full of Brownings and nice guns aren't going to screw you because the do repeat business either at their house or store. the "Army Surplus tables are the ones to beware of. Buyer beware but usually you'll be alright 95% of the time. See if the guy owns a store or shop near you (usually has an address on Bill of Sale) and buy local if you can.

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  • Jeff Bowers
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    Well, usually it is.
    First, find out if the dealer is near you or from Egypt. I try to buy from people as near as possible in case there's an issue. Especially at the big shows, there are people you could never find again.

    That said, be sure to inspect anything you buy with a microscope. I've been lucky all my life, but I was at a show where my friend ended up with a bent barrel on a rifle. It was days before he discovered it, and ended up it not being worth all he would have had to go through for the out-of-state dealer.

    But following all that, you can find some amazing deals. And always have some hot dogs while there.

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  • Beekeeper
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    Often the best place to get the best prices...

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  • Christian Emter
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    Definatly you can get good prices. My traded for two 17's and they work like a charm.

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  • kolbster
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    yes, it is a great idea. i have bought lots of guns from shows.

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  • rrmont
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    I have bought s few guns at gun shows and have been quite happy with them. I like to go on the last day because most of them don't want to take home any more guns than they have too, so you can usually get a pretty good deal.

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  • kjflorian
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    Exactly, just know what your looking for and go prepared. Know price ranges, etc...other than that you should get a good buy.

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  • herbie57_57
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    Like the other 2 guys said its not a bad idea. Just make sure that everything looks operational on the gun, I've seen some pretty beat up guns at gun shows so just be careful.

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  • T
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    I don't see why it wouldn't be. Like usmc said you'll be able to get some history about the gun too.

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