Hopefully some of you are able to make the trip and will take interest in this upcoming cartridge show in Manchester NH for free tables. Some of you will remember seeing a forum post like this from Oct, 2011 or having gone to the show last fall in Manchester at the shooting range, and this is the same location with the same folks. We had held off going at the same time this year, which was October last year, due to the fact that the owner Jim has been opening a new, very large gun store in Hooksett in hopes that the cartridge show could be held in a large open space he has there. That store has finally opened as of Monday, Dec, 3rd, and Jim has told me they are so busy, and that they have so many pallets of products & ammo, that they wont be able to host the cartridge show in that new store for the foreseeable coming months. He did however offer free use of their secondary range (same place as last year) which is behind their still open large shooting range in Manchester and which has room for at least 20 tables. Jim said that we could put up easels with poster ads for the show in his new store (Shooters Outpost), which sees hundreds of customers a day, as well as an easel in the main shooting range which also sees hundreds of shooters. Those signs I would put up a few days ahead to let people know. He also offered the 2 electronic signs which could rotate a mention of the cartridge show for that day.
I am sure that there would be at least as many attendees and walk-ins as last year, and with the ads being up in the very busy locations, that it would be a decent show once again. The date is Saturday Feb 23rd - 9:00 am to close.
The property owner Jim McLoud has been great, and I am hopeful that after having another great show, and once Jim gets his store under control and into a groove that we might be able to host the cartridge show in the new store next fall, which would mean hundreds of automatic walk-ins!
This announcement has also been emailed out to 35+ IAA members in the New England area, mailers are being sent to area gun stores, VFW halls, police & sheriff’s departments, as well as around 10 IAA members who have mailing addresses but no emails.
For tables I figured I would start off with a limit of 2 per attendee, and then adjust depending on how many respond, or how many only wanted 1 table. If I remember correctly, we could have fit another 5 or 6 tables in there anyway
Here is a link showing photos of last year’s show:
Here is a link talking about his new store:
unionleader.com/article/2012 … /121209584
Thanks for your interest!