Archive for September 4, 2013

This is the final post in a two-part review of the San Antonio Gun Show and Texas Hunting Outdoor Classic sponsored by Premier Gun Shows on August 31, 2013. In part I of the review, I covered the venue, show opening, and provided a list of vendors by category.  Now, we get to the fun stuff – firearm prices.

It’s been brought to my attention by a few readers that I don’t show revolvers enough love when it comes to reporting prices.  For someone that shoots as much .44 mag as I do, that’s a pretty glaring deficiency.  So, I focused primarily on revolver prices at the San Antonio show.

Of course, a few other things caught my eye.  I counted eleven different models of AR-15 on sale for less than $1K, so the summer proved to be a great time to purchase an AR.  Entry-level models remain pretty reasonably priced.  Several vendors offered incentives for purchase.  Crazy Gun Dealer, for example, offered 100 rnds ammo, 4 free CHL classes, and exploding targets.

Before I launch into revolvers, here are a few other price points of note:

FNX 45 Tactical (blk) – $978, $1049, $1099
FNX 45 Tactical (FDE) – $1159, $1199
FNX 45 Tactical (FDE w/RMR red dot) – $1599

UTS-15 – $1499

Kel Tec PMR-30 (FDE) – $729
Kel Tec PMR-30 (Charcoal) – $799

Sig M400 pistol – $1499

FNH SCAR 16s (FDE) – $2549

Kriss Vector Carbine $1849

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Revolver prices are aggregated by model, not by vendor.  Prices listed are for new models (unless otherwise noted), cash transactions, and are considered show-only by each vendor.  I concentrated primarily on popular models from named dealers (okay, and I snuck in a derringer or two).

Ruger

Bisley Vaquero .45 LC w/ivory grip – $569
Bearcat 22LR SS – $478
Sheriff’s Model Super Blackhawk Talo Special Edition – $579
GP100 6″ – $528, $569, $599, $800
SP101 4.2″ – $569
SP101 2.5″ – $489
SRH Alaskan .44 mag – $769
LCR .22 – $399
LCR .22 w/laser – $569
LCR .357 – $498, $499, $569
LCR .38 spc – $439
LCR .38 spc w/laser grip – $719
Blackhawk 9mm/357 (blk) – $549
Blackhawk 45LC (blk) – $579
Blackhawk .41 mag (blk) 6″ – $449, $489
Blackhawk .30 carbine – $499
Security Six .357 SS – $449
Vacquero .45LC – $750

Smith and Wesson

686 3″ – $749
686 4″ – $699
686 6″ – $749
686 Plus 6″ – $759
686 SSR – $809
629 Classic (blk) 6.5″ – $1079
629 Classic (SS) 6.5″ – $848
629 Performance Center 2.625″ SS – $949 (about the same price I purchased mine last year)
642 1 7/8″ SS – $619
642 w/laser grip – $569
Governor – $649, $699
(used) 500 4″ SS – $999
Model 19-5 .357 (blue) – $750

Bond Arms

3″ .45LC/.410 – $399
Snake Slayer 3″ – $419

Charter Arms

Pit Bull .40 S&W (SS) – $419

Taurus

Tracker .44 mag (blk) – $499
7″ .44 mag (SS) – $599
Judge (blk) 3″ – $459, $499
Judge (blk w/SS cylinder) 2″ – $499
Raging Judge Magnum (blk) – $692
Ultralite Model 85 – $349

Colt

Python Whitetail .357 w/scope – $2100
Police .38 spc – $650
Diamondback .38 spc – $1600
Officer’s Model 1952 .357 – $800

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I always wish I had more time on the floor. In retrospect, I should have completely skipped the hunting outdoors exhibits and taken down more firearm prices. My next planned show is Market Hall and I’ll be back with some updates on black rifles. Perhaps I’ll see you there. Thanks for stopping by Texas Gun Show Review.

Diligencia, Vis, Celeritas

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