Indy 1500: 27-29 August

jerrob

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The amount of younger generation I saw there yesterday was promising....................or concerning, depending how ya look at it. J/K
I saw a young man (early 20s I'd guess) exiting the show at the same time as me asked for a receipt for the dub barrel he just purchased, he was so damned excited he forgot where he rat holed his receipt, but finally found it, lol.
I can't remember the last time I was so stoked about buying a gun and I'll admit, a little jealous of his new side by side.
I enjoy reading Kelly's updates more than I did going yesterday.
Thanks for taking us along Sir.
 

KellyinAvon

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The amount of younger generation I saw there yesterday was promising....................or concerning, depending how ya look at it. J/K
I saw a young man (early 20s I'd guess) exiting the show at the same time as me asked for a receipt for the dub barrel he just purchased, he was so damned excited he forgot where he rat holed his receipt, but finally found it, lol.
I can't remember the last time I was so stoked about buying a gun and I'll admit, a little jealous of his new side by side.
I enjoy reading Kelly's updates more than I did going yesterday.
Thanks for taking us along Sir.
Thanks jerrob, the stuff pretty much writes itself with the 1500 crowd.
 

Notalentbum

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This was the first time I was less than happy with the show. I have always enjoyed walking around and looking at everything. The price of parking and entry never really bothered me. I guess what really soured me was the primer prices. I have a decent supply as I haven’t done any loading since our house fire in November of ‘17. I was only paying $28-$32 per 1k back then. I had no idea people were getting raped that bad on primers. I also miss the cheese guy. I usually bought 6-8 of his small blocks. He hasn’t been there since before Covid.
Matt
 

drillsgt

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I went about 1:30 or 2 on Saturday, no line just walked in. It wasn't overly crowded so it was easy to get around. I wasn't expecting 15.00 to get in, not sure when that started. I saw a few deals but nothing I had to have, didn't seem to be a lot of older used guns like I typically look for. Some of the vendors had ammo that was priced comparable to many shops i've seen so it wasn't too bad. I did see one dealer that had one of the SPFD 1911 Emmisary's so I got to handle one of those, it's a nice piece. Forgot to add, the silliest thing seen was a dealer that had a bunch of Colt AR uppers marked 'pre-CZ' lol, so that's a thing now.
 
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Same old dealers selling the same old guns or really trying to sell at ridiculous prices the same guns they have packed and repacked scores of times at the other gun shows. Primers for $200/1000? Seriously? They were not only on crack they were on crystal-meth. I just can't stand these price gougers. Forget them and their crazy prices! Ok, I'm better now that I have told it as it is and vented. Peace!
 

r3126

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The amount of younger generation I saw there yesterday was promising....................or concerning, depending how ya look at it. J/K
I saw a young man (early 20s I'd guess) exiting the show at the same time as me asked for a receipt for the dub barrel he just purchased, he was so damned excited he forgot where he rat holed his receipt, but finally found it, lol.
I can't remember the last time I was so stoked about buying a gun and I'll admit, a little jealous of his new side by side.
I enjoy reading Kelly's updates more than I did going yesterday.
Thanks for taking us along Sir.
In the same vein... Saturday, saw several groups of younger men (early 20's, I would guess). Nearly all carrying short barrel, stockless rifles either in their hand or on slings. Interesting sling arrangement in several of the cases; XX large T-shirt, untucked, sling arrangement under the shirt so weapon hung down on side with just the tip of the barrel exposed. Usual run of AK's and AR's but, in a number of cases, some rather expensive stuff! Without prejudice, it appeared to me that there was significant indication of gang affiliation. Just my observation.
 

wtburnette

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Glad I decided I didn't need to go. Have really enjoyed the shows in the past, but from what has been posted I would have been disappointed and not happy to have spent the time and money.
 

KellyinAvon

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Not familiar with that term. Got a description?
A couple shows ago we saw a Mom carrying a Spam Can of Russian ammo (440-ish rounds.) Her husband was a big dude, carrying nothing. Her sons (2 each) were big enough to carry it.

I overheard the husband asking her if she wanted him to carry it, she declined. They stopped at the booth a bit later, I told the sons they should be carrying that for their Mom. She seemed concerned they would drop it.

Thus, "Spam Can Mom" is now in INGO/1500 lore. Up there with the extras from the Walking Dead (that was mine), the cast of The Hills Have Eyes (that was ChurchMouse), and The Man from Glad.
 

Alpha06

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I always enjoyed the 1500 show. Can't ever remember not buying something. I keep telling myself that I'll make the trip over.

It's more like 3+ hours now. Maybe one of these times.
 

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