The annual Gun & Antique Show is back in Great Falls with vendors from all over the state getting a chance to show the public what they have to offer.
The rows were filled with endless booths that featured some old fashioned items as well as some modern casual items.
James Mitchell of Mitchell Supply has been a supplier of the event for nearly 30 years. He discussed some of the items he would present.
Mitchell said, “We have handguns, we have recreational guns, .22 rifles, shotguns, hunting rifles, national defense shotguns, a variety of things. We have more tactical guns, we have a lot of used optics, so more people can look at them.”
Mitchell said last spring’s gun show was overwhelming in terms of attendance, and says he hopes this show will be somewhat active.
“Everybody’s different,” Mitchell said. “I would imagine there would be quite a crowd coming through, but with the economy, I don’t know how much money they have.”
While the show features some returning vendors, there are also newcomers.
Daniel Surmi of the Praetorian Guard is one of those people.
Surmi stated, “We have good products from ambient armor to carriers. There’s a good community here and I heard it’s a good show, so I decided to come west and try it out.”
The event has something for all ages. Other attractions include toys, art, collectible coins, quilts and vintage clothing.
The event continues on Sunday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is $10 for ages 16 and up; Children 15 and under $1. Children under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult.