Here in San Antonio there is one first weekend of every month. Simply put they suck. Over the years it gets worse and worse and seems that the theme is always for the wannabe tactical rangers. It has been several years since I have attended one and the only time I do go is when a family member visits at the same time the show is on and I will take them. They do have their uses still, especially if some one is new to the shooting world that wants to buy a gun. A good way to find out which gun feels right in your hand and most every gun manufacturer is under one roof. I prefer the smaller gun shows where the sellers are individual and selling their own firearms, sometimes you can get a good deal.