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Clubs, Meets and Shows => Shooting Shows and Game Fairs => Topic started by: knuckle on October 11, 2013, 04:38:13 PM

Title: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 11, 2013, 04:38:13 PM
I'm going up to Tackle and Gun Show 2013 on Monday with Richard Bingham, if anybody else is going.
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 11, 2013, 05:00:22 PM
Any links mate ?
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 11, 2013, 07:36:44 PM
As I said in another thread, I've got tickets, but don't know if I'm going to go, or on which day if I do decide to go.

I've been stacks of times before so know what it'll be like...but as MotoGP is on Sunday, that only leaves the Monday to attend.

Whether my buddy Wayne will want/be able to go then, I don't know, but will find out tonight.


Rab, FYI it's a 'Trade Only' show, and is not open to the general public.
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 11, 2013, 08:20:33 PM
Copied from other thread:

Going with Richard Gambo.

I have to meet someone while I'm there  ;), and seeing as it was Richard who "set it up", it would be rude not to go with him.  ;D
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 11, 2013, 09:50:34 PM
Ah like that is it  >:(
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 11, 2013, 10:03:32 PM
Ah like that is it  >:(

No Rab'.

Not "I'm  going with Richard AND Gambo."
Just "I'm going with Richard, Gambo."
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 09:49:51 AM
From what I've heard, Wendy is happy 'to go' with anyone!! ::)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 09:53:24 AM
Hey! Even I have standards. Said no to you didn't I?  :P  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 09:56:21 AM
No.......it was me that turned you down, if you remember!! ::)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 04:43:15 PM
That's right. You didn't want to know after I wet myself.  :-X
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 05:34:28 PM
Piss Off.........ohh, you already have!! :P ;D



Right, back to topic.........I might be going tomorrow after the MotoGP race is shown at 8.25am. The race should be done and dusted by 10am, so will be setting off then...should arrive at the venue around midday.
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: sme4969 on October 12, 2013, 05:37:53 PM
Any links mate ?
http://www.tandgshow.com/
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 07:19:25 PM
Piss Off.........ohh, you already have!! :P ;D



Right, back to topic.........I might be going tomorrow after the MotoGP race is shown at 8.25am. The race should be done and dusted by 10am, so will be setting off then...should arrive at the venue around midday.

We are going up to Derbyshire first (tomorrowPM) and then coming back down for the show proper first thing Monday morning.
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 07:38:35 PM
Just had it confirmed we will be arriving at the show midday tomorrow. 8)

I'll make sure I leave a slug trial around the place for you to follow Nic. ;)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 09:15:12 PM
Well that's no good! We are there Monday. God! You're so inconsiderate Gambo.

Anyhoo. How come you got trade tickets?
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 09:39:04 PM
How come you got trade tickets?

I couldn't possibly say! ::)





(It's coz I'm special...and all loved-up with the airgunning big-wigs! ;) :-*)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 09:59:17 PM
Goes without saying you'd get tickets mate.  ;)

Shame we'll be there on different days but never mind.

Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 10:02:38 PM
Yeah.......I'm sorry to say that coz you'll be there the day after me........there'll be absolutely no freebies left!!!
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 10:12:06 PM
Yeah.......I'm sorry to say that coz you'll be there the day after me........there'll be absolutely no freebies left!!!

Or wallets, according to Dezy. Oh man! I'm on fire tonight. 8)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: shakeysimon on October 12, 2013, 10:33:51 PM
Have you been on the babysham again?
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 10:37:18 PM
I reckon he has............. ::)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 12, 2013, 10:42:06 PM
Nope.

One large whiskey coffee and a bottle of red.
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 12, 2013, 10:42:49 PM
a bottle of red.

.......sauce? ???
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 14, 2013, 08:39:50 AM
I went to the show yesterday.....and what a complete disappointment it was.

I've been for the last 7 or 8 years or so, with last year being very poor, but this year it even exceeded that, and then some.

The gun section was very small compared to the past, with nothing new or innovative on display....yet the unused space normally taken up with shooting was now given over to fishing........so one sport has shrunken, while the other has seemingly grown......so don't know what's going on there then.

Also, in the past, you were always offered loads of freebies by different companies....T-Shirts, Caps, Keyrings etc etc....plus the obligatory complimentary refreshments, Cold Drinks, Tea/Coffee, Beer, Sarnies, Sweets etc etc....but this year ABSOLUTELY NOTHING....not even a solitary toffee! (I did get some brochures off the BSA stand though....Whoopee).

This is more than likely a sign of the austere times and economy we are living in right now.......everyone has to tighten their belts, including the manufacturers and distributors.

I did see one stand giving out grub and drink (Tsingtao beer) however, but as it was a fishing stand, and I know next to nowt about fishing, I didn't feel confident about muscling-in and blagging some free scran and booze.

So, within about 15-20 minutes of arriving, we had seen everything, but did another 2 laps just to make sure we hadn't missed anything, which we hadn't......so I would guess we spent a total of 1 hour in the show.....pretty crap seeing how it was near a 2 hour drive there, and 2 hours back....and 30 in fuel.

Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: rabbit sniper on October 14, 2013, 07:40:02 PM
Gutted mate. Id of had to go grab some of that food though  ;)
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 14, 2013, 07:44:16 PM
Just got back myself Gambo.

As you say, very quiet; certainly a reflection of current times. However:

I did get to shoulder an FX Royale 200, in .22 :o, as well as their .30 Boss. I even brought a pellet back with me, should you want it Gambo.  ;D

I was impressed with the Royale, especially the new composite stock which feels far more like a Daystate, plastisied stock than a true composite; It was lurvly. I was also drooling over the AA FTP 900 and their new 510 in jazzy laminate stock.

But it was indeed a let down on the whole and If Richard and I had not been going up for other business, we would have been VERY dissapointed.
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 15, 2013, 09:00:58 AM
I even brought a pellet back with me, should you want it Gambo.  ;D

Oow Oow Oow....yes please!! :) :-*


Lyn went up yesterday too, even after being fore-warned not to bother....did you see him there?

He said the only thing that got his juices following was a Chinese B41 on the SMuKy stand....ohh yeah, he did manage to blag a toffee!!


So, three different people all saying the same thing........disappointing! :(
Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: knuckle on October 15, 2013, 11:51:44 AM
Yeah, saw Lyn and had a chat with him on the AA stand.
He didn't recognise me at first until I said I was the one eating all the pies at Uncle Barry's 2012 meet.  ;D

Title: Re: Tackle and Gun show 2013
Post by: Gambo on October 15, 2013, 03:53:30 PM
He didn't recognise me

I'm surprised at that as he told me he see you on a regular basis in his nightmares!! :-\


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