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  • tcolt45

    Active Member
    Mar 21, 2011
    297
    Middletown, MD
    Nation's Gun Show Attendee Information
    Chantilly, VA
    Next Show: Sept. 29, 30 & Oct. 1, 2023 - 1,300 Tables

    LocationDulles Expo Center
    4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    HoursPUBLIC HOURS
    Friday: 3:00 PM - 8:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
     

    BUffaloSocks

    Member
    Dec 2, 2021
    95
    Frederick Co
    no to gun show. consignment shop maybe. gunstores absolutely no. they offer well under half retail. remember they need to resell.

    what do you have and what do you want?

    Glad I asked! Ruger Mark II w/ an older red dot, wood grips, some Volquartsen internals, no idea on this one maybe $350. Ruger SR22, low round count, comes with everything retail, $325 or so.
     

    Medusa Joe

    Active Member
    Industry Partner
    May 28, 2020
    603
    Hollywood, MD
    Medusa Munitions will be there with reloading supplies (powder, primers, bullets, brass, shot, wads & hulls), Dillon reloading machines & accessories/parts and to assist with handgun transfers for Maryland residents.
     

    jr88

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Mar 7, 2011
    3,153
    Free?? State
    I am thinking about going Friday, due to commitment. Does anyone know if everything will be set-up and open on Friday based on past experiences ? Thanks in Advance !
     

    Bullfrog

    Ultimate Member
    Oct 8, 2009
    14,962
    Carroll County
    I am thinking about going Friday, due to commitment. Does anyone know if everything will be set-up and open on Friday based on past experiences ? Thanks in Advance !

    I went on Friday the last time, or it may have been the time before. Whichever it was, I think I was there about the last two hours of the evening.

    All the tables were manned (or in some cases, womanned).
     

    jr88

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Mar 7, 2011
    3,153
    Free?? State
    I went on Friday the last time, or it may have been the time before. Whichever it was, I think I was there about the last two hours of the evening.

    All the tables were manned (or in some cases, womanned).
    Great to hear, Thanks
     

    pleasant1911

    Ultimate Member
    Apr 12, 2012
    10,090
    Just came back. Maybe better deals on Sunday, being last day. Prices were good on ammo but not really cheaper than online. Split 1000 rds of 9mm with a friend. $220 @ 1000. But $20 for admission fee so…. Online $250 @1000 free delivery but then there is tax so I guess it’s pretty even.

    I did get a 17rd sig 365 mag for $50 flat. Every time I go, the smaller it gets. Lol
     

    wreckdiver

    Ultimate Member
    Nov 13, 2008
    2,911
    It was a decent show. More handguns than you could look at in a week. Picked up some 9mm and 223 just because I drove 1.5 hours and paid $20 to get in. Nothing really spoke to me. I think the days of finding “treasure” or smoking deals are behind us.
     

    Parry

    Active Member
    Nov 22, 2020
    505
    Trying to move out
    The crowds were definitely light for a Saturday. I go to the Chantilly show so often now that the vendors remember me and run into the same returning customers too. Accurate info given above about ammo being on par with online prices. There was one notable aggressive situation with a vendor. I was on my way to the exit to put a new purchase in the car when one of the vendors popped out right in front of me. He stopped me by getting right in front of me, asking if I needed to buy a rifle case for my purchase (I didn't have a box). After I said "no," he proceeded to try and sell me some mags for it. I said "no" again, since I had that covered with another bag in my hand. It was like passing by a panhandler but in this case it was a vendor!
     

    RCH

    Will work for ammo.
    Mar 18, 2007
    1,917
    PG County
    Usual good gun show. Picked up some mags and this fun little Kershaw Launch.
     

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    spur0701

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    Dec 31, 2009
    219
    It's been years since I hit that show.....can anyone report on what primer prices were like?
     

    Mike OTDP

    Ultimate Member
    Feb 12, 2008
    3,309
    It's a decent show, but it's endlessly AR/AK/1999/Glock/Clone-of-Glock. Boring.
     

    trickg

    Guns 'n Drums
    MDS Supporter
    Jul 22, 2008
    14,456
    Glen Burnie
    It's been years since I hit that show.....can anyone report on what primer prices were like?
    I didn't really look at primers, mainly because I'm decently stocked at the moment. Overall I thought things were ok - I didn't get there until about 2:00 today, and I only really walked the show once. It was the typical fare - lots and lots of modern firearms, a few tables with antiques, a few tables with militaria, and prices about what you'd expect.

    I picked up a few magazines, a Cammo Brothers AR mag speed loader, and a box of bullets at a reloading supplier. Not a bad show overall.
     

    Growler215

    Ultimate Member
    Dec 30, 2020
    1,889
    SOMD
    I was thinking of going to look for a few powders but then I decided the entry fee plus gas to get there would cover shipping and hazmat fees, without the risk of striking out.
     

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