Land of Sky Gun and Knife Show set for Jan. 5-6 at WNC Ag Center

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Screen shot 2012-12-28 at 2.42.50 PMConsidering the gun-buying frenzy set off by the recent national discussion of new gun ownership regulations, this is likely to be a very busy show. The new restrictions have been a hot topic since the horrible mass shooting at an elementary school in Sandy Hook.

Here’s the info:

Land of Sky Gun & Knife Show January 5th & 6th at the Event Center.

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM

Adults – $8
Under 12 – Free

There’s more at MKShows, the event promoter.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Dylan October 13, 2013

    I got a 308 at this gun show and it is the best gumn i own

  2. Tim Peck January 3, 2013

    § 14‑409.40. Statewide uniformity of local regulation.

    “No county or municipality, by zoning or other ordinance, shall regulate .. firearms shows..”

    1. Jase December 27, 2014

      The city councilman is a joke.If people would worry more about the problems at hand rather than past event this place would a whole lot better,as a matter of fact the whole country would be better off.

  3. fido December 28, 2012

    i’m gonna get in trouble here… of sky gunshow last couple times i have attented is more junk, souveniers, and anti-governtment t-shirts than serious gun transactions.yeah, nice accessories, but no real deals. kind of awful that you see so many confederate flags and all. me and a african american friend will be there. not to make a statement, but because he likes guns ,too. we’ll see how that works out.

  4. Murphy December 28, 2012

    Who owns the ag-center … the State, the County … it seems like if it is “owned by the taxpayers” this sort of “show” should not be allowed, although I guess they do pay to have it there.

    Didn’t Asheville stop having such events at the civic center years ago …

    1. Sam December 29, 2012

      If it is owned by the taxpayers, we must be making good money at $8 a head.

  5. FDR December 28, 2012

    You can buy anything at this show. I went and it was pretty scary due to the crowd. It is a wonderful place to people watch. You can’t carry a loaded gun inside but who cares. There is a million shotguns and military style weapons, and anyone can carry ammo in their pocket undetected or buy it inside. Hopefully the have hidden detectors somewhere for that. LOL

    Lots of bagged hand packed bullets of all kinds, but while checking out a few bags I noticed imperfections that could cause a gun to misfire, jam, or possibly explode etc. Example of one: Copper jacket pressed over the brass shell casing. Saw multiples of this. Check every bullet. I opt to buy ammo from a manufacturer for quality control.

    The shows prices are about what you see on the internet with bargaining thrown in. Don’t know about background checks, it’s pretty crowded and the vendors want to move product. Note: I did not buy anything but a small magazine, so I don’t know.

    Wish it was in a larger venue and spread out so you could actually see and handle items with out touching a smelly person in an already tense environment. * Expect to have tobacco spit on the tops of your shoes from the crowds. LOL

    Just my two cents, I’ve seen better.


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