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  •  I didn't see a single actual select fire weapon (1+ / 0-)
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    I saw a ton of "wannabe" M-16 firearms, including four different makes of .22LR rifles made up to look like assault weapons. Of that lot I think maybe the best-built one is the Smith & Wesson version, but they're all still .22 rimfires.

    Spendy rifles, averaging $500-700 for a .22.  
    I'd far rather have my .22 Remington -- which cost <$110, tax and all, at a regular local gun shop.

    One vendor had brought in a dozen or so of the M-1 Garands that, now, can be had through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Another had a beautifully restored Springfield 03-A3 (and two that were badly in need of TLC).

    I saw several varieties of "concealed carry" gadgets and one idjit all but assaulted me trying to get me to let him demonstrate his "trick pocket holster" with my cell-phone.

    But I went with a friend who's another vet, and his interest is mostly in handguns. So that's what we mostly spent time looking at.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45:04 AM PST

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