Gun & Antique Show underway in Great Falls
The annual Gun & Antique Show returns to Great Falls, with vendors from across the state getting the chance to show the public what they have to offer.
The queues were filled with endless booths, displaying old school items, as well as everyday modern items.
James Mitchell of Mitchell Supply has been a supplier to the event for almost 30 years. He discussed a few items he will be showing.
Mitchell said: “We have handguns, we have fun guns, .22 rifles, shotguns, shotguns, home defense guns, a variety of things. We have more tactical weapons, we have a lot of used optics, so we can get more people to look at them.”
Mitchell said the gun show held last spring was overwhelming in terms of attendance, he says he hopes this show will be somewhat active.
“Everyone is different,” Mitchell said. “I imagine it would be quite a large crowd, but with the economy, I don’t know how much money they have.”
Although the show features some returning vendors, there are some newcomers as well.
Daniel Surmi of the Praetorian Guard is one such person.
Surmi said, “We have good products from surrounding body armor to carriers. There is a good community here, and I heard it was a good show, so I decided to come here. out west and try it.”
There is something for all ages at the event. Other things to see include toys, artwork, collectibles, quilts, and vintage-style clothing.
The event will continue on Sunday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $10 for ages 16 and up; children 15 and under are $1. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.