1. Welcome to Oklahoma Shooters Association! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.

Waenenmachers Arms Show Tulsa

Discussion in 'Knives' started by mike miller, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. tRidiot

    tRidiot Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    15,738
    Likes Received:
    5,643
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Bartlesville
    Rating
    100%
    While there were some scooters rolling around, in general, I found the crowds to be manageable and the people to be polite and good-natured.
     
    MilitantBEEMER likes this.
  2. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    Stillwater
    ^^^ So did I ^^^

    I didn't get my feet run over even once.

    Aarond

    .
     
  3. tRidiot

    tRidiot Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    15,738
    Likes Received:
    5,643
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Bartlesville
    Rating
    100%
    I think there are a lot of people who go in to this place expecting or even HOPING to have bad experiences, so they can ***** about it. Just saying, I dunno. I mean, it's a long day, it's a big expo, and it can be painful, my feet, legs and hips were sore after walking on that concrete for 2 days.

    But dang... how freaking lucky are we to have such an amazing show right here in our own back yard twice a year? In OKLAHOMA??? What the hell ELSE do we have in Oklahoma that is considered 'world class' and brings in people from all over the country and the world to shop? If it were in Dallas or Atlanta or Chicago, we would all be *****ing that they cater to the big cities and ignore us here in 'flyover country'. I hear the *****ing and moaning year after year, but very few people praising the show for being such a great opportunity to see so many rarities and experience it all in one place.

    I dunno, it just seems like I see a lot of people who really seem to revel in the bad aspects and want to find something to complain about.
     
    surjimmy, dlbleak, sedona and 2 others like this.
  4. harley128

    harley128 Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,699
    Likes Received:
    275
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    Eufaula/Edmond
    Rating
    100%
    Well said brother
     
    surjimmy likes this.
  5. sedona

    sedona Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    401
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Location:
    Duncan
    Rating
    100%
    I drive 180 miles once a year to go to this show.It is well worth it to me.I met a guy that lived in South Africa that scheduled his vacation to come to the wanenmacher every 2 years.
     
    harley128 likes this.
  6. mightymouse

    mightymouse Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    7,215
    Likes Received:
    1,959
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    Lawton
    Rating
    100%
    Well said. I go (when I go) to search for high-end .22 rimfire rifles. I'll see more of what I'm looking for there than at any 30 or 40 local gun shows put together, and then some. Wanenmacher's is a world-class show and I am glad that it is in our backyard.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
  7. Aries

    Aries Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    1,333
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Location:
    Sapulpa
    Rating
    100%
    To me, that is what gun shows are good for, finding almost anything in one place that you'd have to search a LOT of places to find, usually. If you know what you want, a gun show (ESPECIALLY wananmacher's) is a great place to look.

    Finding bargains is not necessarily a given. There probably will be some, but most likely you'll pay about what you would anywhere else, unless you find an individual who happens to be selling something you want.

    I did get a good deal on a revolver at one a few years ago, it was best I remember almost $100 less than the gun stores had it. That can happen, but not every time, and not really the best reason to go.

    In any case... I love gun shows, and wananmachers is as good as it gets. You can find a bargain there, but those are the exception, not the rule. It's also a great place to get components for reloading, you can find anything and might save a couple of dollars. It's also a good place if you're looking to sell or trade something, as long as your expectations are reasonable for what you want out of it.
     
    harley128 likes this.
  8. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    Stillwater
    Oh, and let's not forget those four Babes who were selling Bikini/Gun posters,,,
    Buxom simply doesn't say enough to describe them,,,
    They had all the old dogs howling.

    I can't blame them,,,
    If I were a stone cold fox,,,
    I would use those attributes as well.

    My Pop always said he was glad I was born a boy,,,
    Otherwise there would be a prostitute in the family.

    I always countered with,,,
    "Maybe, but not a cheap one."

    Aarond

    .
     

Share This Page