This is a discussion on Houston Gun Show within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I know there are a lot of Texans on this sight, I was thinking about driving up to the next gun show in Houston and ...
I know there are a lot of Texans on this sight, I was thinking about driving up to the next gun show in Houston and wanted to know how good the show was. I'd read there were 1500 tables, curios to get some feedback on it, thanks.
The show at the George R. Brown is pretty big. I have found good deals on pistols at it. Pasadena is more cramped and less booths.
Socialism: A great Idea...'til you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher
"A man without a gun is a subject, a man with a gun is a citizen."
Walk quietly and carry a big stick.
Thanks for the info think, I'll have to see it, and make a day of it.
GRB show sucks and is pretty small. The Reliant show is where its at. I have been to the last 3 GRB shows and they just dont compare. You might get lucky every now and them, but overall the prices and selection sucks. The Reliant show is worth waiting for.
The HGCA shows at Reliant are really good, but parking and admission are expensive. It can be a good idea to carpool to the show. Don't even THINK about parking at nearby hotels or other businesses; wreckers are on contract, and on look-out. If there is a football game at the same time as the show, to make room for the "tailgaters," the gun show attendees have to park off-site and take shuttles to the show. Be patient, roll with the punches; it is worth the experience. I go about one a year, sometimes twice.
Houston Gun Collectors Association, HGCA is the Houston Gun Collector's Association's site.
The HGCA shows used to be better than today. Internet shopping has killed off attendance by a lot of the dealers that used to have really good stuff. I remember dealers that sold such goodies as Randall Made Knives, for example, that now stay home and sell via the internet. Other dealers have retired, such as Doc from the DFW area, and Stanton's Knives. A really good gunsmith has stopped making the shows, though his growing backlog may have more to do with it than any change in the show itself.
A good, large gun show is still the best place to actually get to see and handle some high-end firearms and optics. The HGCA shows are also good places to see collections that are for display, for us firearms/history buffs.
Thanks for the tip about the Reliant show, parking situatiuon etc., good to know. The Reliant show is the one I'd been planning on going to, maybe I can give some feed back after I attend. Thanks Russ