Has anyone here had a gun stolen during a gun show, or Competition

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    Willie14228
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    With some of these units costing upwards of three grand or more fully kitted out and invested time I just have to wonder what measures you take to keep your equipment safe and secure during comps and or shows? 

     

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    AirNGasman
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    At the Texas gun show a couple weeks ago I had a nice 4-12X Bushnell Elite 3200 scope and mounts stolen off my table, I think when I stepped out to the range to let someone shoot a rifle we were making a trade for. Burns my ass!

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    wyshadow
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    AirNGasman

    At the Texas gun show a couple weeks ago I had a nice 4-12X Bushnell Elite 3200 scope and mounts stolen off my table, I think when I stepped out to the range to let someone shoot a rifle we were making a trade for. Burns my ass!

    I hate thieves. Years ago when I attained my first EBR, some POS stole some kid's daystate. One of the kindest gestures I've seen anyone do, AOA gave that kid a brand new FX gun.

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    cootertwo
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    I used to do gun shows almost every weekend. Only way is to have at least one friend, that rents a table next to you, so you can both leave, one at a time, to shop, do a record check call in, or snack shop, bathroom etc.The thieves are everywhere

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    Bigragu
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    I always wondered like on the ranges I frequent, when the range master calls the no fire and go and check your targets, well, whose watching your gun that’s sitting on the bench? The range I go out to in Lincoln, CA is wide open. The parking lot is right behind the shooting benches, and one could easily swipe a gun off the table and book out of the driveway. 

    Interesting enough, I met a guy once out at that range that commented on folks that bring multiple guns out, saying he would never do that, because he’s heard of bad folks placing stickers on the car bumpers of these folks with multiple high dollar guns, then they follow them home. The sticker is now a “Mark” that can easily be identified later on for a home theft.

    My wife hates that I’m always on guard, wherever I go, instead of “just relaxing and enjoying the moment”. Believe me, I would love to do that, but the minute I do let my guard down, then something gets stolen or broken, lol

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    Motorhead
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    At a club FT shoot a few years ago … some lookie lou hanging out watching us walked off with an Air tank and we lost the clubs target tester pistol.

    Only incidence in 5 years being @ 40 events …. What actually happened we'll never know, stuff was there and then later in day it was not.

     

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    Arch_E
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    Okay, 

     

    I needed to read this. Thanks for reminding me of some basic rules for awareness in this area.

    OTHERWISE, my impression is that AGer's will give you the shirt off their back to help, only scalp you when you want what they have so badly–while telling you that another gun/scope would be better; and that they like helping others enjoy what they've got and spend more money to get more :)  

     

    My 2 cents,

     

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    18.13
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    Left a magazine for my Bobcat sitting on a shooting bench at EBR for maybe 15 sec. when I turned around it was gone.

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    Bigragu
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    Are you kidding me? At EBR? I’m thinking to even attend that event it takes $$, so if one has the $$ to attend that, he/she certainly has the centavos for a dang magazine! It just goes to show that you can never let your guard down, even at an event with fellow enthusiasts. 

    I wonder if that magazine thief is on this forum, reading all of this?

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    2D1C
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    It's a shame that happens. I ran a shotgun club in Oregon for several years and we never had a problem, which amazed me being how there were $10k plus guns in the racjks all the time!

    @bigragu I went to that Lincoln range a couple months back wasn't there10 minutes. Got into it with some older guy (like me) packed up my kit and me and my buddy will NEVER go back there!

     

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    AirNGasman
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    Myshadow and coodertwo,

    I recall reading about that incident on an airgun forum, and AoA's SUPREME generosity.

    The theft occurred when my 2 tables were being baby-sit.

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    Bigragu
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    2D1C

    It's a shame that happens. I ran a shotgun club in Oregon for several years and we never had a problem, which amazed me being how there were $10k plus guns in the racjks all the time!

    @bigragu I went to that Lincoln range a couple months back wasn't there10 minutes. Got into it with some older guy (like me) packed up my kit and me and my buddy will NEVER go back there!

     

    Dennis

    Yeah, I’m finding that some of the folks that have membership to that place have a kind of premadona air about them. Heck, I went to the rangemaster who I met at the Roseville Sportsman’s warehouse a year earlier to chat with him, and let him know I took his advice on a scope he reccomended I get for my Savage 110 BA, in which he also owned. I thought it would be a nice gesture to say thank you to him for his guidance, and when I told him about our meet a year before, he basically gave me the look of “oh yeah? So what”. Kinda ticked me off with his arrogance. It’s unfortunate that places like a range has arrogant azz hoolz like that.

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    bubblerboy64
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    People are people .   I don’t attend many but these gun shows have to be the worst.  I’ve been at some when it was that crowded  you’d think they were giving stuff away.  Probably some if them were.    😀

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