Saturday, April 11, 2015

10th Annual Toys that Shoot Airgun Show

Today was the 10th annual Flag City Toys that Shoot Airgun Show in Findlay, Ohio. 

The show was, again, packed.  The first hour was literally elbow to elbow in the aisles. I waited a couple hours after the show opened before even attempting to get the camera into play.  Here it is after it slowed down to reasonable.  I'm just gonna throw a bunch of pics up with a few comments here and there. 

Mike Reams--or maybe Don Raitzer--(dang it, they're always next to each other and I think they share table space!) bring some really nice guns.

Tom Gaylord was checking out this .177 R1 wearing a custom Gary Goudy stock.

Tom didn't own it, but I could sense his approval.

Dennis Quackenbush was there with some of his big bore creations.

Earlier in the morning, Steven Joseph had mentioned the proliferation of vintage Sheridans at this particular show.  He was right, and after he pointed it out, I saw them everywhere.  There were probably 30 or more in the hall.

Being Hungarian,  I probably should have bought this FEG. 

Pretty sure Mike Sawmiller and I have exactly the same taste in guns.

Kevin Hull brought everything.   Everything. Modern, vintage. Rare, cool, weird,  he had it all.

An exceedingly rare H. M. Quackenbush bell target.

 H.M. Quackenbush rifles.

Robert Vogel (AKA:  Mr. Hollowpoint) brought a large assortment of his heavyweight projectiles.

Vogel was, of course, next to Brent Hoag of Extreme Big Bore Air Rifles.

.408 caliber guns.

I didn't buy any guns this year.  I was looking for a FWB 65 or 102, but didn't find one.  I did find a big stack of Gaylord's Airgun Letters at Theodore Summers' table and another spare CO2 tank that fits my Aeron target pistols.  I'd like to thank Dan Lerma, Dave Barchent and Duane Shaferly for all tireless effort putting this show together every year.   Exceedingly well done.