Review written by a Staffer
Orlando, FL – Before this gun show takes place you might see some advertising for this gun show on TV, print, and in web ads. This gun show is open to all adults. It is recommended not to bring your children along and enjoy the fun day of browsing, buying, selling, and or trading, firearms of all makes and models along with accessories and much more. It does not matter if you are new or a seasoned gun owner visiting this show. You will learn a lot at this show. Be prepared to spend about four to five hours at this show. Plus, bring your cash and credit card for purchases.
When you arrive on property at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, you will want to park closest to the main entrance to the gun show. There is plenty of free parking, but arrive early. It is recommended to arrive one hour early to this show before the doors open. The line forms just about thirty minutes before the show starts. Admission is cash only. There are no loaded guns inside the show. Leave your ammo inside your vehicle. Law Enforcement and the gun show staff will check your weapon at the door. This is for anyone’s safety.
Once you have paid the admission don’t forget to sign up for the drawing for some guns the promoter is given away. Next, you will need to make a decision of what building to visit first. It doesn’t matter which building you will want to visit first. Inside theses buildings are rows and rows of vendors and private seller booths. It is always recommended to plan your day according to search for certain items you want to purchase. Some people may be overwhelmed with the amount of items are for sell. I know I was. So stick to your list.
Before buying a handgun at this gun show just remember that you either have to hold a concealed weapon license or wait 3 days to pick it up at a local dealer by you. This is a gun show, so you will see a large amount of firearms. All the firearms are unloaded and secured to the table for safety and theft. If you would like to hold one please at the booth vendor to he or she will kindly show you a particular firearm you are looking to purchase.
While browsing this gun show I checked into a new Glock 19 9mm, Generation 4 handgun. These prices were all over the place. The highest price I found were $625.00 and the lowest price was $530.00. These prices were gun show prices and not retail. So overall savings was $95.00 on the $530.00 gun. This gun is in demand and the vendor can command a high price. Prices may differ from retail to show. Watch out for some limited quantities on certain guns at the show. Once there gone, there gone!
At another vendor booth, I found one Super Show Special sign on the table. They were selling a compact Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380 non-laser handgun for $289.99. Outside the show I found the MSRP price $419.00. So you will save $129.01. There are some great deals out there; you just have to browse the show for the best price. Sometimes you can negotiate on a better price if you don’t like the sticker price.
Another Super Show Special sign on the table that I found at another vendor booth was for the Smith & Wesson M & P 15 sports (AR-15) for $599.99 or $755.99 with optical laser sight. This is a basic model assault rifle without all the add-ons. Many dealers are pushing this assault rifle because of pending laws in the future. This depends on who gets into the White House next year. One vendor thought’s on this gun was it is a novelty item. Plus, the manufactures keep increasing the price because of demand. Many people like to assault rifle for many reasons. Some have used it for game hunting, target practice at the range. What people don’t know about this weapon is that the 223 Remington or 5.56 NATO bullets can be expensive.
After visiting the first building. One can take a break with a variety of food and drink vendors outside. I recommend getting sometime to eat and drink for the long day. There is a variety of food to choose from.
While browsing the many booths, you will notice bags of various size bags of ammo on the table. I found some have reloads ammo, which have been re-manufactured by either a company or by an individual. One vendor told me to stay away from reload ammo made from an individual. There is some reload ammo that maybe prone to having jamming issue inside your weapon. Beside of reloaded ammo, there are other new varieties to choose from.
After a long day at this gun show. I called it a day and I am looking forward to the next Florida Gun Shows in Orlando coming up soon. I highly recommend this gun show to anyone interested in firearms. The vendors are friendly; prices are fair on merchandise, and one can get all of their questions answered. Always remember to be a responsible gun owner and be informed on the current gun laws. For more information on the next Florida Gun Shows in Orlando go to: www.floridagunshows.com .