Posted: Apr 13, 2013 10:41 PM by Dustin Klemann - MTN News
Updated: Apr 13, 2013 10:42 PM
BILLINGS - Gun controversy continues across the nation, but it's not stopping those who enjoy the collection of classic and modern firearms.
The Blue Creek Gun Show made its return to Billings with one of the largest crowds it has seen at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center; more than 3000 are expected to attend throughout the weekend.
Guns from many eras are on display, including vintage and collector items such as a famous rifle owned by, Charles M. Russell.
Vendors around the state joined in on the show, but with the high demand, some had to be placed on a waiting list to display their collections and items for sale.
The promoters consider this one of the larger "Show and Tell" events to come to Billings.
"There are modern firearms here for sale, no question about it. But the majority of what you're going to find here is literally thousands of years of experience in the gun game. If you take a look at the average age of vendors behind the tables, there's a lot of people gray around the muzzle like myself. We've seen a lot of firearms over the years and there is just a wealth of information who are willing to share," said Brian Kjensmo, gun show promoter.
The Blue Creek Gun Show continues Sunday with doors opening at 9 in the morning and stay open until 3 p.m.
All ages are welcome.