Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

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Post by usssaump on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:24 pm

Is this down hwy 67?

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:54 pm

Yeah that's the one. That has been a real good show in the past. The first two or three were like the shows in the 70s, lots of guys displaying collections as well as sellers. I missed a great deal on a Kimber of Oregon 22 Hornet. I was looking at it and had to walk away to decide what my top offer would be. When I walked back less than five minutes later he was filling out the papers for the guy who was standing behind me.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by usssaump on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:56 pm

I think I will ride down saturday.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by fastarrow on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:58 pm

It's the 4th & 5th. I'm going the 5th.

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Post by newto228 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:14 pm

I might have to catch this. I have an old Marlin shotgun that should be ready by then.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by usssaump on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:28 pm

Can not come sunday "super bowl"

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by TankerHC on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:35 am

Ill be there Sunday if someone can post directions. Ill be down there, wife has a business meeting Monday. Directions please (Coming down 49).

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Lt.Dan on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:01 am

Hopefully I don't miss anything good, they don't have those things here in Spain haha.

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Post by 1985 4runner on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:13 am

TankerHC wrote:Ill be there Sunday if someone can post directions. Ill be down there, wife has a business meeting Monday. Directions please (Coming down 49).
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13280 Hwy 67, Biloxi, MS 39532

Take 49 to I-10 East to Hwy 67, Exit 41 go North. It'll be on the right just past Wollmarket road.

I'll be there Sunday.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by usssaump on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:53 pm

Lt.Dan wrote:Hopefully I don't miss anything good, they don't have those things here in Spain haha.
How is Spain?

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by 1985 4runner on Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:42 pm

How late does this run Sunday? Got to work til 4pm

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Buff on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:53 am

This was the worst I've ever attended. There was not one dedicated handgun table that I saw. Saw one person with some pistols and he had Sig 2022s marked for 600.00. Didn't even bother getting any closer.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by samiam on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:00 pm

Very small gun show but any gun show is better than no gun show. Very few old military firearms and very little ammo. I did pick up some 7.62x54r for an OK price but i got the last of it. Is it me or has the price of vintage military stuff gone though the roof.

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Post by rdj94a on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:34 pm

It was pretty bad probably not over 100 -125 guns whole show.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Yarob on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:08 pm

Don't waste your time or money unless you're looking for a $3 Chinese pocket knife, a stun gun, beads, or a 1964 Montgomery Wards .22 single shot with a bent barrel. I don't think there were a dozen new guns in the place. Went looking for a couple new Ruger Hawkeyes. Wish I'd bought a breakfast burrito with my $5.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by fastarrow on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks Fellas! You just saved me some time and money I can spend with/on my Grandsons. I had a couple people stop by the shop. And said the same thing. I think i'll wait till Hattiesburg.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by usssaump on Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:36 pm

I went and I sold a winchester shotgun, trade for a upper and complete ar. All that was with people walking around. Very few guns. I drove two hours, but did ok. But again very few guns.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by dragbike on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:07 pm

went saw and wont be back far awhile

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Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Doggy1953 on Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:54 pm

The show was a waste of time and $5. I went to look at handguns and some sks's. Very few handguns and two overpriced pos sks's. Will be the last time I go.
Looking forward to checking out the Biloxi gun show this month.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by biscuitnt on Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:16 pm

Sorry it sucked for you guys,
I was not there, but will be in Hattiesburg next weekend, I will have around 150 new handguns, and several black rifles. Also just got a LAR grizzly 50 cal Big Boar Hunter in with Night Force optics, bi-pod, and a secondary Tripod for sale.

Hope to see ya there,

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by 1985 4runner on Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:24 pm

I didn't make it but it sounds like I didn't miss much.


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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by crackshotAR15 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:39 am

Wow, i cannot believe how horrible this was, I almost want to start a new thread to tell people to never to go to this show. They were Getting mad at people for trying to sell there firearms to other people, stating that "The vendors feel like there not getting a shot at all the customers". One of my friends was told to take off a paper sign he was wearing trying to sell his SIG. They told him "The venders are Dont like what your doing". On top of all that, 90% of the stuff was China made crap. What a waste of time.

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Post by samiam on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:47 am

You know i remember a time when a gun show was a place for PPL to show and talk guns. some PPL set up with historical weapons that were not even for sale just to teach PPL about them. there all just flea markets for gun stuff now.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Lt.Dan on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:48 am

It's sad this is what all the shows are coming to. In the past far years I have been going to them I have been seeing a lot more jerky, jewelery, airsoft crap, china made "tacticool" gear and junk like that. We all know and expect insane prices but they have been less and less willing to haggle. At the last Biloxi one there was a guy selling round receiver mosins and he wanted $139 for them, yea it's worth a few more bucks to have all the grease already cleaned off but these were also beat up and well used. I told him I can get them for $99 all day and even the hex ones for $129 but he didn't care at all, he told me to go buy them then. I have had more luck buying from other people walking around or from Mike Smith, I have bought a few from him now for adequate prices. I wish there was something we could do to turn the pattern around, do we need to complain to the organizers about all the junk? I'm sure they will tell us to shove it because they are making money off them too. We need to hold our own show and advertise it as a REAL gun show where we screen the vendors. Maybe it's just a dream haha.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by samiam on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:03 am

I think the only way we can get back to the shows the way they use to be is starting a gun club and hold club meetings. and invite only venders that sell guns and related items.Iif someone wants to set up and take some of there toy out of the safe and take them for a walk they can set up to and it wont cost an arm and a let to do so.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by mikey67 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:13 am

Been to one show since I came back to Florida and it wasn't bad but the junk outnumbered the guns by a wide margin and the gun prices were high as a cats' back. Sold one pistol for an OK price but have not been back cause it costs me $16-20(gas and entry fee). I'm done with shows unless something changes!

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by crackshotAR15 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:20 am

I don't understand why they wont haggel. If you Budge on your already crazy price down to somthing realistic, you could sell guns all day. But here the REAL question. Someone is buying these guns, but WHO? Dumb people that have no idea what firearms are worth, these vendors are holding out for someone. I mean, thats the only thing i can come up with.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Yarob on Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:08 pm

The best way to end crappy shows like this is to quit giving them our entrance fees. If there's nobody at the show buying, the dealers can't justify paying for a spot and the promoters can't rent the hall without the door take and vendor's fees. Vote with your dollars. Heck even the local shops can't afford to keep everything anybody may want in stock and I really think that online purchasing (Buds and Gallery of Guns) with a local guy doing the transfer for a fee is the way of the future. Times change.

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Post by crackshotAR15 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:13 pm

There are still good shops out there. I will put a word out there for Cook's Gun shop in Dieberville. Very fair prices and They are very curtious and respectfull. I like to do bussiness when possible with people like them.

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Post by C17load1 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:56 pm

I +1 cooks. Stopped in on my way out of town, I was impressed with the selection and prices. I think that most dealers wont haggle because if it doesn't sell they will dump it on gunbroker. One local shop in picayune doesn't even put the stuff that comes in on display most of the time

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by biscuitnt on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:43 am

I will say that this show was not heavily promoted. I did not even know about it until Mike Smith asked me if I was going a few weeks ago.
I can say that with the feedback I have heard, I will not be setting up at this one.
I will be at Biloxi (Classic Arms Productions) on the 17th and 18th of this month. I have never done a coast show before but am going to give them a shot this year.

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Post by crackshotAR15 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:32 am

The one's in Biloxi are not too bad. Well... Most gun prices are still too high, but you can find deals here and there. And you see alot of people trading. What are you selling at your booth? I'll stop by

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by biscuitnt on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:43 am

I sell a little of everything. 99% new. I will have the usual semi automatic handguns(Springfield, Glock, Ruger, SMith and Wesson, Taurus etc... A few revolvers, Some Mossberg turkey shotguns, 1911's, plenty of black rifles, FN rifles and a LAR Grizzly BIG BOAR 50 cal with tripod, bipod, Night Force scope, hard case and drag bag that just came in. Also got a few armalite pistols in and waiting on some 308 and 338 long range armalites to arrive (may not have them by Hattiesburg or Biloxi shows).

Like I said, I have a little bit of everything, will have 9 tables.

Come by and see us.

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Re: Joppa Shrine Temple Gun & Knife Show - Biloxi, MS feb 3th and 4th

Post by Yarob on Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:09 am

crackshotAR15 wrote:There are still good shops out there. I will put a word out there for Cook's Gun shop in Dieberville. Very fair prices and They are very courteous and respectful. I like to do business when possible with people like them.

I have found just the opposite to be true of Cook's. The last three guns I bought I went there first to get prices then went to Dick's and ordered it for considerably less (~$60 cheaper on a ~$500 gun). I told them I'd really like to do business with them and asked if they'd match Dick's prices. I told them I always checked with them first to give them a shot at my business and the wiseass behind the counter, that wasn't even part of the conversation, said in a very condescending and accusatory tone "If you check with us first then how do you know Dick's is cheaper?" That was the straw that broke the camel's back; I had gone out of my way, knowing it was cheaper elsewhere, to give them the chance to earn my business. I set the reloading supplies I was gonna buy on the counter and left and haven't been back since. That was more than a year ago. Most anything I need for reloading I can order and have in 2 days for cheaper and without tax.

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