Have you ever been to a gun show? Are you curious? It’s in Phoenix next weekend, Feb 22nd and 23rd.
It’s said to be one of the biggest in the country. There are many things you can do at the Gun Show, here are a few from their questions and answers Crossroads of the West Gun Show website.
- Can you get a gun appraisal? Yes, there are many collectors and collector-dealers at all Crossroads gun shows. Since no one is designated as the official appraiser for the show, you are encouraged to talk to several dealers and collectors to determine the value of any firearm if you are planning to sell it. Also, there is a blue book of gun value available for purchase on Amazon and other book retailers. It costs around $25.
- Can I buy a gun if I live in another state? In general, you must provide proof of residency in the state where you are purchasing a gun, whether at a gun store or at a gun show. However, you may place an order with a licensed dealer at a gun show and arrange to have the firearm shipped to a dealer in your state of residence, which can be delivered to you in your state of residence after completing the required Federal forms and meeting state requirements (if there are any requirements in addition to the Federal law.)
- Can I bring a gun to the show to sell or trade? Yes, and many folks do. Please be sure the gun is unloaded before you enter the building, and take it to our gun check table at the show entry for verification. They will clear it and secure it with a nylon tie to disable the action. No loaded firearms and no loaded magazines are permitted in any Crossroads gun show. Your personal safety is our number one priority while you are at the show.
- Can I carry a loaded gun to the show? We respectfully ask that you not carry loaded at the gun show. A gun show is a unique environment where folks pass guns back and forth between themselves. They may be fitting a holster, trying a magazine or just showing their gun to a friend.We are proud supporters of the right to carry and have lobbied extensively to establish and extend that right to all. We hope you understand that we do support the right to carry. Our request that you not carry loaded at the gun show is motivated solely by concern for your safety and the safety of everyone at the show.
I hope some of those answers may be questions you have and need answers to.
Hours for the shows are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is good for both days, kids under 12 are FREE
Price is $16 plus $2 service fee
Buy tickets here
Held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds