For those of you who live in free states, a gun show is a typical weekend, but for those who don’t, it’s nice to see what you can’t own. At least you can dream.
Gun shows in states like Illinois are few and far between, but in Texas, on the other hand, they’re common. Just for the record, no, you cannot just walk into a gun show, hand someone some cash, and walk out the door with a gun. You complete your ATF Form 4473 and then undergo a background check just like you walked into a gun store. That “gun store loophole” is a myth.
I asked if I could get some projectiles with the 60mm M2 mortar, but that was a no-go. The M2 was a way to bridge the gap between lobbing hand grenades and a larger mortar system. These were used during World War II and had a blast radius of about twenty yards. That’s a 42-yard-wide circle of damage. It had a maximum firing range of around a mile, so you could reach out and touch someone if you wanted to.
The Gilboa Double Barrel Snake AR-15 DBR Rifle has two of everything. Imagine taking two ARs and supergluing them together so you can fire two rounds at a time. The snake has a wider upper and lower receiver, two independent firing systems, and two barrels.
FN makes the FN SCAR 16S semi-automatic in America, and they are based out of Belgium. It’s the civilian version of the US Military’s FN MK 16, weighing only 7.25 lbs.
Thanks, Tim and Michelle from Premier Gun Shows, for letting me take the pictures, and I’ll be seeing you again soon. They have been doing this for fifty-two years, and let’s hope they’re around for another fifty.