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Pacific Airgun Expo March 28-29 Placerville, CA
« on: February 04, 2020, 10:13:59 AM »
Reminder that the Pacific Airgun Expo, based on popular demand, is now a yearly event, and is scheduled for March 28-29 this year at the El Dorado Fairgrounds in Placerville (same as it's been).  We have a few vendors that have signed up already so I'll start getting the table assignment chart populated in the next week or so.  The free shopping cart software on our web site can be a little clunky, so if you have any difficulty with it please let me know so I can help you get signed up.  Prices remain unchanged from last year.

There is a new indoor range (Hangtown Range) with 10 and 25 yards near the hotel a lot of us stay at, but based on previous year's experience, since this event isn't a fun shoot, it seems like everyone just wants to hang out in the hall and talk (and shop) airguns.  Having the indoor range so close to the event is certainly convenient for vendors that might want to demonstrate a new gun, or for people to go try out a new acquisition. 

There is a lot to do in the Placerville area, it's a great opportunity to bring the family for a vacation.  There is gold mining, wine tasting, golf, hunting and fishing, shopping in the historic downtown district (which is a real blast, it is a super cool town with the old west feel) and lots more.  I have a few things listed here: https://www.pacificairgunexpo.com/area-activities.html

There are many interesting historical things about Placerville (first called Old Dry Diggings, and later became known as Hangtown for it's propensity for swift justice).  This is where John Studebaker got his start by making wheelbarrows for the gold miners.

One real nice thing about Placerville is it is a very gun friendly town.  They are very welcoming of the Pacific Airgun Expo.

We will once again have a "State of the Industry" meeting and dinner Saturday night at the brewery across the street from the show.  I'll be looking for a head count as we get closer so I can make a reservation.  You don't have to eat there though.  Have a beer and a snack and save your appetite for a restaurant downtown; there are many great options.

I would recommend people start making their hotel reservations soon; the inexpensive hotels fill up quick.  There is also free boondocking (no hookups) for vans and RV's at the Redhawk Casino. I've heard from one vendor that is planning on staying there; it might be another get together opportunity for some of you!  I have slept in the RV lot there before.  It is well lit and they have a security guard that makes a lap through every half hour, so it feels very safe.  You can call for a shuttle to take you up to the casino where there are restaurants (including an early open breakfast). 

There is a list of hotels (though there might be others) here: https://www.pacificairgunexpo.com/lodging-suggestions.html

For more information visit the website: https://www.pacificairgunexpo.com or email: info@pacificairgunexpo.com or phone: 707-337-9410

By way of a p.s., I saw a comment on another thread about wishing there was a way people could bring in guns to sell without renting a table.  That is fine to do, and people do.  I would recommend making some kind of a sign to hang from the gun as you carry it around the show so people will know it's for sale.  If you have several guns to sell though it would be nice to support the show that is giving you the opportunity and rent a table.  It's not very expensive and I only cleared a profit last year of $300, this is not a money making venture for me so any support is appreciated.  For what it's worth, the first two shows that were put on by other people I rented a table at even though I didn't really have anything to sell.  It gave me a chair to sit at for the two days, and I got to meet just about everybody that came through :-)  And I did sell a gun each time which basically paid for the trip.


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Re: Pacific Airgun Expo March 28-29 Placerville, CA
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 06:00:50 PM »
Both Born Wild Shooting Chairs and the Airgun Guild will be represented at the Pacific Airgun Expo. Looking forward to seeing any 'guilders' that stop by.
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Re: Pacific Airgun Expo March 28-29 Placerville, CA
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 10:40:49 AM »
The Pacific Airgun Expo is getting close peeps. Reserve a table to sell your excess airgun stuff, or buy a ticket to attend. AirGun Guild and Born Wild Shooting Chairs will be there. 

New HIGH Zoot AGG Banner will be proudly flown!

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Re: Pacific Airgun Expo March 28-29 Placerville, CA
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 10:50:07 AM »
Floor Plan: https://www.pacificairgunexpo.com/floor-plan.html

Stuff from the website:

 Help:
We need help with gun check at the door. 
 
Driving Directions:
Hwy. 50 to the Forni/Fairgrounds exit in Placerville.  Follow signs to fairgrounds.  Pass front of fairgrounds and turn right at the Shell station on Armory Road (good name!).  Turn right into the fairgrounds at the big entry gate.  Follow signs just a short distance (maybe a hundred yards) to the big building on the right.

 
Times:
Our contract starts at 7:30 Saturday morning.  The public gets in at 9, so try to plan your setup so it goes smooth for you.  The public gets out at 5:00 on Saturday and 1:00 on Sunday. 
 
Setup/Takedown:
We can get in at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning.  There is an end door with a vehicle path for easy unloading.
 
The fairgrounds does not supply dollies.
 
Internet access:
If you need WIFI, be prepared to tether your phone.  Most cell services add a small fee to your bill to allow tethering.  I have a cell modem that can allow up to 5 connections if your need is occasional.
 
ATM:
There is an ATM machine available.
 
Overnight Security:
There will be a professional security team in the building from 5:00 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
 
Product Security:
During the event the doors we loaded in through at the ends of the building will have a big X of caution tape over them on the inside and can not be opened from the outside, so all traffic will be funneled though the front door.
 
Be vigilante of your own stuff.  Consider thin cable from the hardware store with loops crimped in the ends and wrapped around the table to secure the larger items so you can put more focus on the smaller stuff.
 
Gun Safety and Shooting:
Zip ties will be provided as safety indicators.  No shooting or discharging of air will be allowed.  There is a gun range just 5 miles away if you need to shoot.
 
Onsite food:
There is no onsite food, but there is a nearby grocery store and numerous fast food options, pizza, and the brewery right across the street.
 
Saturday Night Party:
We will once again have a party at the Placerville Brewing Company across the street Saturday evening after the show.
 
Old Town Shopping for the family:
The next exit or two up the highway takes one to the actual town of Placerville.  It is a very cool old historic town with a ton of boutique shopping opportunities and historic things to see, consisting primarily of one fairly long main tourist trap street.
 
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RWS Diana 350Magnum Compact Pro .22
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Diana Model 27 (childhood airgun)
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