Attended the local firearms show today. Since shotguns were in abundance, calling it a gun show is OK.
Didn’t go looking for anything in particular and didn’t buy anything but a double cheeseburger. A 4H club was operating the concession. Let’s give a shout out to all the adults that work with the kids and support these activities. They do make a difference in kid’s lives. A double cheeseburger isn’t on my food plan. Supporting good kid activities is high on my life plan.
I mainly attend these shows to support the cause. My only temptation today was a new Ruger 10/22 stainless takedown. I’m not a collector but more of a tool user. A .22 rifle has been missing from the tool chest for some time. An old octagon barrel .22 Winchester pump caught my eye. Again, tools. Having owned and used several tubular feed rifles in various calibers, I’m more inclined to buy something with a magazine. I find them a bit more reliable.
There were zero Charter Arms for sale. One in .22 interests me. No Bond Derringers. Had one, gave it to a friend, and have wanted one every since.
This is the first sale I haven’t seen any NAA derringers displayed. Likewise, no Makarovs. There was one vendor with a rack of Arisakas. Only saw three Mosins.
Did see a couple with new twins. I’m not good at guessing baby ages. These could hold up their heads but were small. The logistics were staggering. An oversized stroller, various small duffels, vacuum bottles, mixing bottles, tiny feeding bottle, diapers, blankets, towels etc. Made me tired just watching.
Back to work tomorrow. The weather guessers are saying we will hit the backside of an Alberta Clipper. Shouldn’t be much to it around the NE,WY,CO corner.