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    Default Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    January 30 & 31 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Southeastern Pa (in the beautiful suburbs just northwest of Philadelphia) 700 tables, at 422 Business Center, Oaks, Pa. 19456.

    Dealers, & show patrons, for more info, call 570-679-2250
    Email - maacpsse@echoes.net

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    Does anyone know anything about this show? how many tables/dealers and is this a gun show or a everything but real guns show?

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    Comments from the last two shows there -

    http://forum.pafoa.org/gun-shows-111...0-oaks-pa.html

    http://forum.pafoa.org/gun-shows-111...nife-show.html

    * Traffic on Egypt Road seems to be an issue

    * Lack of ammo dealers at previous shows

    * Small show for $9 admission.

    YMMV
    no size restrictions & screw the limit.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    It is an odd show. Too expensive for a small show. I'm debating going based solely on the price.

    Considering it is all of about 10 minutes from the VF show, you would think it would be packed.

    If they don't figure out something in the next show or two, it is going to start having a hard time drawing dealers.

    Huge hall with aisles you could drive a car down, for whatever reason, it isn't catching on yet.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    The first one that I went to at Oaks, the gun show was competing with the train show. Traffic was awful, parking hard to find, and constant mingling with whining 5 year olds blocking up the sidewalks screaming " I wanna see Thomas the Tank Engine NOW!" Otherwise it was sort of OK. I'll probably go to the January 30th one.
    A Russian tale: Prince Igor is hunting in the woods in the dead of winter. The icy wind makes his eyes tear. A bird turns to another bird and says,"Look! He's crying!" The other bird says,"Don't watch his eyes, watch his hands."

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    I was there once. No signs, hard to find and I wasn't the only one having location problems. Parking arrangement was odd and not many if a large crowd showed up, assuming they can find the place.

    The show was small and didn't impress me at all. Once was enough, I'll never go back even if it's free admission.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    That gun show/train show combo was opening weekend for facility. I saw on a train forum that the official attendance at the train show was over 35,000. No wonder nobody could move!

    Anyhow, they've had all sorts of shows there since, I live about 5 minutes from there and haven't heard/seen any major traffic problems since.

    I'm probably not going since I really don't need anything and I have to pay admission for me and the teenage son.

    Dale

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    I too live 5 to 10 minutes from this location. The issue with the traffic that were mentioned are true of the first show at this location. They stemmed from two issues, first being that the train show was the same weekend, the other was that the local police(Upper Providence) refused to adjust the timing on the lights coming off of rt 422. Now because of those two issues the subsequent show have had very low attendance. I was sitting with a vendor I know at the last show before thanksgiving, and many of the other vendors are getting dissatisfied with this show. As it was, only about 2/3 of the space was being used, and if more vendors pull out it will be even less.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    Quote Originally Posted by ReefBlue View Post
    Huge hall with aisles you could drive a car down, for whatever reason, it isn't catching on yet.
    Tried to get to it from Philly and the traffic was a dead stop right off the expressway. Ended up the day shopping for woman's clothes with the little woman. Was not happy.

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    Default Re: Mid Atlantic Arms Collectors Gun & Knife Show

    I'll probably try to make to this one since it's close for me too.

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