Mesquite Gun Show July 12, 2014

Posted: July 14, 2014 in Show Reviews
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This is a brief review of the Mesquite Gun Show on July 12, 2014, sponsored by Tier-1 Gun Shows.  This is my first review of one of the Tier-1 shows.

I arrived just before 9AM to a largely empty lot.  It’s hard to make anything of this since in light of a panic, gun shows are well into the summer doldrums, especially in an already oversaturated market.  Here is a picture of the line just before opening, taken with my back against the glass door.

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As you might expect for mid-summer in Texas, no one wanted to wait outside, so the line wrapped around to the opposite wall on the inside.

Tier-1 had people moving to the side and checking guns before opening, so the line kept moving forward until the show opened promptly at 9AM.  Here is a photo of the parking lot, taken from inside the hallway.

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Pretty sparse.  The floor, however, was filled to capacity with a mix of familiar vendors and some unique to the Tier-1 shows.  There were some big names not in attendance, but I noticed a pretty broad mix of firearms in my first sweep across the floor.  I also noticed that traffic just kept tricking in a few people at a time.  By 9:30 AM, there was a decent group of people walking up and down the aisles.  And, it kept tricking in all day.

I also noticed buyers.  Every couple aisles I walked, I never failed to notice a 4473 being filled out.  Most of the interest I observed seemed to be handguns.

I was able to score a pretty decent deal on a trauma kit for my car.  Never hurts to have for long trips and security gigs 🙂

I left the show just before noon and there was still a line of half a dozen people waiting to get into the show.  Here is a picture of the lot taken just as I walked outside.

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The lot was full and a number of cars were parked across the street.

Here are a few of the things that caught my eye while walking back and forth across the floor.  Summer is generally a good time to buy.  Several vendors noticed me recording prices and noted their willingness to make deals.  I’d happily take advantage if I had the $$$.

As always, prices listed (unless otherwise noted) are for NIB models and cash transactions.

Adams Arms

EVO 16” w/optic and bipod – $1299

Beretta

ARX 100 – $1709

Browning

Hi-Power – $979

Colt

LE 6920 MOE FDE – $899, camo – $949

Delta Elite (10mm) – $1029

DPMS

Sportical w/scope & bipod – $741

FNH

PS-90 – $1399, $1795

SCAR 16S FDE – $2399 (2)
SARC 17S FDE – $2599, $2754

Five-Seven FDE – $1250

Glock

G17 (4) – $539, OD/G – $539

G19 (4) – $539

G20 (3) – $545, $611

G21 (4) police trade-in – $599

G21C (3) – $593

G22 (4) – $539

G29 SF – $545

G30S – $525, $540, $549, $569

G31 (3) – $499

G31C (3) – $525

G32 (4) – $539

G34 – $595

G34 (3) – $579, $595, $599

G35 (3) – $585

G41 – $619, $635

G42 – $419 (3), $473

H&K

.45 Tactical – $1199

Just Right Carbines

.45 – $699

Kel Tec

KSG w/rail – $879, $1005

KRISS

Vector pistol – $1709

LWRC

Razorback 6.8 package $2999
REPR OD/G w/fluted bbl. – $3704

POF

16.5” .308 – $2000

Remington

R-25 – $1199

Ruger

SR-45 – $419

SP 101 2” – $499, Talo grip – $479
SP 101 4.2” w/talo grip – $579

GP 100 6” – $579
GP 100 Match Champion – $799

SRH 7.5” – $749
SRH Alaskan – $849

Sig Sauer

516 Patrol – $1269, $1532, FDE – $1499, w/bipod – $1349

1911 Scorpion – $849

P226 .357 Sig Tac Ops – $919
P227 Equinox w/night sights – $979

MK-25 FDE – $869

RM400 – $969

Smith and Wesson

M&P Shield 9mm – $369 (2), $379
M&P Shiled .40 S&W – $379

M&P 15 Sport – $619, w/scope & bipod – $762

Springfield

XD-S 4” 9mm BT – $529, $539, $569

The two items I would have bought in an instant were the Razorback 6.8 package and the POF .308.  Unfortunately, wallet size does not match desire.

Thanks for spending part of your day at Texas Gun Show Review.

– Diligencia, Vis, Celeritas

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