The Antique Arms Show in Las Vegas this year combined with the International Sporting Arms Show, the Las Vegas Custom Knife Makers and also the American Engravers Guild, it is the largest event of its kind in the world. There are literally, miles and miles of guns of every sort from cased duelling pistols to modern production best guns. I have been attending this show now personally for 27 years and have met many of my long term customers here. As a company I think we have been exhibiting for most of the shows 50 odd years of existence as I recall my father telling me he had seen Elvis and Fats Domino one year when he visited.
The show fills 2 halls, one is focused on the original basis of the show which was Antique Arms, and here you will find rows upon rows of tables exhibiting, Colts, Winchesters, Antique Western & Indian artefacts, European antiques and many many other things, it takes hours to walk the aisles. A second hall houses the “modern” guns meaning sporting weapons as well as the knife show and the engravers exhibit. The major dealers in USA all show here and you will never see as many Hollands, Purdey, Boss and other guns for sale in one place anywhere at any one time. I am not saying there are any bargains but the guns are here and it is down to the buyer to work the deal, just as you would do in a market or bazaar in the east!