I haven't been to a gun show in quite a while. Not since Obama was re-elected in Nov 2012. Between that and the Sandy Hook shooting I thought it best to stay away from the madness. Today I decided to brave the crowds and see if things have calmed down. They have not.
Ammo: ridiculous prices. No other way to put it. $30 per box of 9x18 Makarov and 7,62x25 Tokarev. $40 or more for a box of 9mm and 40 S&W. I actually saw a price of $250 on a 250-round box of Remington UMC 9mm. I did score on some 9mm reloads. 500 rounds for $175 ($0.35 per round) plus tax. I have used their reloads before (Dallas Ammo, Dallas Reloading, something like that). It's good stuff. No problems running in my CZ's.
Handguns: P-07 OD Green for $489, P-01 for $573, DW ECO for $1495, Sig Sauer Molon Labe edition 1911 for $1098, Ruger SR45 for $474 (very tempting), lots or AR's, not many AK's, lots of shotguns and bolt action rifles. A couple of Tanfoglio's, a couple of Tristar C-100 duo-tones (nickel slide, black frame) and even found a Canik Shark satin. Way too many Taurus semi-autos and revolvers.
Misc: Mec-Gar 16-round CZ 75 mags for $30, metal AR mags for $22, scored a SAW ammo can (larger than standard 50 cal ammo cans) in really good condition for $25.
Conclusion: Not sure it was worth going. Arrived an hour early and the line was already a mile long. $7 just to walk through the door. Lots of vendors selling stuff that is not guns or ammo, some not even firearms related at all.
EDIT: forgot to mention this particular show was put on by http://www.lonestargunshows.com/
. And no charge for parking.