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01-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Any of you into 'Bon Vivant' anywhere near the Dallas area should come to the Dallas Safari Club Convention at the Dallas Convention Center... I'm working a booth there now, but really enjoy walking around here and I'm sure you will to.

AMAZING taxidermy including 9' tall bears, elephant, lions everywhere etc...

Book hunts and fishing trips worldwide, Handmade Leather and Guns, suits of armor, history, art, custom jeeps and trucks, High End EVERYTHING. And I'm right by the Trackingpoint booth and they have their shooting simulator with their new $20K guns in 338 Lapua and 300WM that literally won't let you miss the shot and can even track moving targets, sweet!

This place is the ultimate Bon Vivant celebration of man-ness and the adventure lifestyle.

01-04-2013, 12:32 PM
A friend of mine is there. I wish I could have gone too. Sounds like a fantastic time.

01-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Im going! So is fox doc! Unfortunately, hubs is being held hostage by the Army....

01-05-2013, 10:34 PM
Spent all of Friday at the DSC.

The highlights for me were:

1. Rock Island Auctioneer had a 15th/16th century armor and blade expo. Some of the blades had real use on them. The armor was very interesting to look at. Apparently a ton of this will be for sale at their next auction as a major collector is selling out.
2. The same above's old colt revolver expo. They had a Walker Colt on display.
3. Several aerial hog hunting outfits. One guy has his bird there and it was well maintained and he was great to talk to. He was honest about scraping his bird on the ground and in bushes during hunts. Another outfit had their carbines on display and they were dirty and fouled. Major red flag. I imagine their flight planning and maintenance is just as bad.
4. Rigby arms display. They had a number of very old weapons on display. They also had a gunsmith on duty. They also had a history of the company book for sale that covered firearm manufacturing history for the last 200 years and then covered who owned and used which Rigby weapons. Very interesting book as it went into the details of what worked and why both from a technical, commercial, and legal perspective. What struck me was how the British Arms industry was very active in the 1800s much like the US is today.
5. Alaskan guides and fishing booths. I am partial to Alaska stuff. I stopped and talked to everyone from Alaska.
6. Lots of guns.
7. Saw a number of teen girls buying 3 inch pink folders and tactical flashlights. When I asked why, they said for self protection. Smart girls.

01-05-2013, 10:53 PM
We went today! There was so much to see... May be arranging a safari for the hubs (it's a surprise! Don't worry, he's not on here! well see if it works out) went to an abbreviated hunter first aid course/lecture. Got a book on women hunters by Fiona Capstick. A good family day!