An afternoon at the Southtowne Expo Center, Sandy UT.
Crossroads of the West Gun Show
In perfect weather, I made the trip overland in my three wheel scooter (a Rascal even) rather than take my van and spend more time searching for parking. It's only about a mile anyway. So my top speed works out at 5mph ~ perhaps downhill with the wind behind me.
I choose the dying hours of the Show as the press of the crowd is less, and I can get to see what I need to. The 2nd amendment is alive and well in Utah (after all it is the home of Browning).
Product was walking out the door. I was after 9mm bulk ammo, so I made it my first priority ~ an easy fix.
Could I be tempted with other hardware, a change in caliber perhaps? Tempted definitely, but swayed no. I would stay with my chosen caliber for many reasons (familiarity, price and convenience among them). After all I am only in the business of frightening targets whilst maintaining proficiency. Nevertheless looking was fun, enough major caliber hand guns to make Dirty Harry look like a novice. Rifles, more rifles and shotguns galore. Lots of interesting conversations along the way. Still many latecomers getting involved as well.
Vendors were looking worn after two very busy days, but they put on a brave face. Most were footsore (not a problem for me)
A bag of polished rocks, a first aid kit to carry on my scooter (an annual check before each winter) a large faceted crystal and a knife to add to my collection, followed by a speedy trip back home.
And it's on again in November so we can get really practical Christmas gifts for our loved ones.