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    Slics 2017

    St. Louis International Cartridge Show. Made the trip yesterday. A 12 hour day including the 9 hours of driving. Got rid of some stuff and picked up a couple of things. I guessed this was my 6th trip to the event. Might be 7th. Anyway, the selection of all things cartridge/ammo was amazing, as usual. Sadly, the big stuff assortment has waned a bit over the years. I recall the massive displays of the past and noted there were none this year. Just the 200 or so tables full of mostly SAA. Of which there has never been a shortage. The Dutch crew had their usual vast assortment of things I like. And a couple of smaller set ups with some mid sized rounds and officially banned, and unofficially allowed, 'nades and such. Being of the past, I found the prices too high on the bulk of it. That sentiment comes with age, I suppose. It was great to see and commune with the usual suspects roaming the tables and adding to their collections. Of note was a Bombatorium t-shirt. A. As in one. On the proprietor of same. Asked about acquisition options. Apparently, one must visit this faraway land to become a proud owner. Looks like a 730 mile/12 hour one way trip. For a t-shirt. A decision to ponder. But I NEED that t-shirt, so, we'll see. (I'm a L, btw)
    Last edited by Slick; 14th April 2017 at 02:33 PM.
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    Slick, I hope you have your digital camera with you to take pics at SLICS

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    I second that! POST PICS if you can, Rick!

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    Sorry. No pics. It looked the same as always, with less(as in none) spectacular displays.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    I hope Dutch tables are still covered with cool food items from Europe

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    Nice to see you, Rick......even if it was in a flash.
    There were a few very nice displays, but of the small stuff, as you said. You should try and stay over a bit next year, gives you a bit more time to dig and "commune".

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyc View Post
    Nice to see you, Rick......even if it was in a flash.
    There were a few very nice displays, but of the small stuff, as you said. You should try and stay over a bit next year, gives you a bit more time to dig and "commune".
    Roger that. It was great seeing everybody, brief as it was.
    The need for a "parent sitter" negates the longer stay, so a quick trip is all I can muster for the time being. Maybe next year will allow for an overnighter, at least.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

 

 

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