Nations Gun Show (Chantilly, VA); Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2, 2022

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  • dagoose383

    Junior Member
    Oct 4, 2022
    10
    Port Republic
    Headed over there first thing tomorrow morning. First time going so not sure what to expect. Hoping to at least find some G3X mags and see if anything else catches my eye.
     

    linkstate

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    Jan 26, 2013
    629
    Howard County
    Got there at 2:30 today and it was pretty packed until about 3:30. No line to get in.

    Part of the reason I went was I saw that Georgia Arms was going to be there and wanted to pick up a few less popular calibers which they had. They usually use starline brass so good for reloading. If they were there a couple shows ago in missed them.

    I was also looking for some Beretta mags which I found.

    There is a table in the big room towards the front that had a break in price on Sig P365 mags if you bought three. Various capacities. 3 P365x 12 round mags for 126 I think. Look for the big white boxes.

    IP Medusa was there and had powder and primers and various supplies and ammo. I can’t remember what powder but the nice lady said if I didn’t see what I needed to let her know. Spoke to Joe I think for a few minutes. I’m getting back into reloading and taking stock of what I already have and didn’t want to just buy something right now.

    The Asian guy with the small reloading setup was there. I always look but never seem to buy anything.

    Unless I’m blind, the reloading guy that had the large setup in the smaller room hasn’t been there for awhile. I always found something there.

    Lots of milsurp. Can’t say if prices were good or not.

    A few holster people. A couple leather belt folks.

    Bunch of places had federal hst 9mm in 124 and 147 grain. 50 round boxes between 40-45 bucks.

    All in all pretty standard for Nations. I was going to loop back to the target guy but forgot.
     

    Medusa Joe

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    May 28, 2020
    486
    Hollywood, MD
    Unless I’m blind, the reloading guy that had the large setup in the smaller room hasn’t been there for awhile. I always found something there.
    Mac had the large setup in the smaller room. Very nice guy. Unfortunately he passed away of cancer several years ago. I think his wife (and kids?) did one more show after he passed, then stopped.
     

    davsco

    Active Member
    Oct 21, 2010
    8,020
    Loudoun, VA
    thought it was a pretty good show. got there sunday 12:30 and the walmart side of the lot was wide open. no line to get in and the show wasn't too crowded. decent selection of everything, prices weren't awesome but mostly inline with online. it is kinda weird though the price flux within the show. fed spp i got some for 90/1k and saw some tables at 150. same for pmc bronze 223, 415 to like 500 or so/1k.
     

    linkstate

    Member
    Jan 26, 2013
    629
    Howard County
    Mac had the large setup in the smaller room. Very nice guy. Unfortunately he passed away of cancer several years ago. I think his wife (and kids?) did one more show after he passed, then stopped.

    Oh wow, OK. He did seem like a nice and patient man. His kids always seemed helpful as well, running back and forth to wherever he kept his larger stash.

    I would say you folks have the largest reloading selection at the show now. I’m sure I’ll have a list if not the next one but after that.
     

    Medusa Joe

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    Industry Partner
    May 28, 2020
    486
    Hollywood, MD
    I would say you folks have the largest reloading selection at the show now. I’m sure I’ll have a list if not the next one but after that.
    Right now, it’s the only show we do to not only supply some reloading components, but also allow southern Marylanders to buy handguns at Virginia FFLs attending the show and transfer through us.
     

    Mike OTDP

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    Feb 12, 2008
    3,155
    Right now, it’s the only show we do to not only supply some reloading components, but also allow southern Marylanders to buy handguns at Virginia FFLs attending the show and transfer through us.
    I’ll keep that in mind. Trying to transfer or buy through dealers up north is a PITA.
     

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