Boredom got the better of me today so decided to warm up my truck and drive out to Wasilla. My quest was to find a Beretta 21 Bobcat. Seen a couple and they had price tags ranging from $300 (used) to $350 new. Sellers were not in the mood to dicker so I passed. Managed to find a vendor with a huge supply of powder and picked up a can of V135 that I've been searching for about two months.
Drove into Anchorage and went to Sportsman Warehouse and picked up the Beretta for $285. Seen VERY few left handed rifles and managed to see a couple of people that I havent talked to in awhile.
Seemed to be more gun tables instead of nonrelated crap so would concede the show had improved since the last time we visited. Worst thing was seing a vendor (who is at all the shows) bragging he will order any gun I wanted for "only" 15 %commision! Seen some very nice custom knives at one table in the main lobby.
Overall would have to say the show was worth the price of admission even though I didnt find anything other than the powder.
By the way, been using a local Eagle River guy for FFL transfers recently. If you are AD or retired military he charges $10 per transfer and will research his sources to find the best prices as well. Non military fee is $25. A huge savings on new guns over Buds Guns, Gunbrokers, etc. He has done about 6 transfers for me in the last few months and comes with a thumbs up. His name is Tim Shaw and his phone number is in the ER book.