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Texans set all kinds of records purchasing firearms in 2022 and it seems like gun ownership is on the rise. With income tax season upon us, gun dealers across Texas anticipate more brisk sales in 2023. Nonetheless, find what you've been looking for at the Texas Gun and Knife Show.

Gun sales are up even after a considerable dip in sales in the last half of 2022. That was last year though and now it's time to find out what all the vendors will be bringing to West Texas from the National Shot Show in Las Vegas that took place last month in Vegas. It will be interesting to see what is trending hot in 2023.

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These are the things you'll find at gun shows around West Texas. From handguns to concealed carry purses, jewelry, and more.

For some reason, there's a more positive feel and/or vibe in the air this year. It's like we are about to see a more robust economy beginning to take hold. Gun sale prices have begun to come down. According to World Population, the times are changing.

There are 17 states that have a 20 gun per capita record. However, Texas has the most registered guns per capita in the United States with just over 588,696 registered firearms in total. Due to the size of the Lonestar State and its current population Texas has on average 21 guns for every thousand people in the state.

The show's promoter Janis Hill says this show is almost sold out and if you are a vendor and you would like to set up, contact Janis immediately.

That stated, the Texas Gun and Knife Show is coming back to the Abilene Convention Center Saturday, and Sunday, March 18 and 99, 2023. Texas Gun and Knife Shows promoter Janis Hill said "we are almost sold out and if you are a vendor and you would like to set up, contact Janis immediately."

Janis says "we are seeing more concealed carry purses and clothing vendors, firearm vendors, and ammo dealers coming to our shows and have booked through the end of 2023." I know that at the last Texas Gun & Knife Show I was at, I saw tons of women shopping and looking at both guns, purses, and bargains.

Shooting Illustrated magazine is saying that women are still leading in gun purchases. So, if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind firearm, that special purse, belt, or ammo, you must attend this show. The show is at the Abilene Convention Center. The cost is only $7 for persons 13 and up while children 12 and under get in free.

Word of advice here if you bring your firearm into the gun show remember to have it unloaded and check them in at the front desk of the gun show.
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Photo by: Janice Hill
Photo by: Janice Hill

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