Gun Shows for October 31st – November 2nd, 2014
The twenty-fifth episode of the Gun Show Trader Podcast. Featuring an interview with Cary Taylor from HCMAGS. Also featuring a product review of GunAdsUSA.com. As always gun shows in the United States and Canada for October 31st – November 2nd, 2014 will be covered.
- HC Mags Interview with Cary Taylor
- GunAdsUSA.com – New Firearms Marketplace
- Gaylord Gun & Knife Show – Gaylord, Michigan
- Appleton Gun Show – Appleton, Wisconsin
- Des Moines Adventureland Park Gun Show – Des Moines, Iowa
- Evansville Tri-State Gun Show – Evansville, Indiana
- Fort Atkinson Gun Show – Ft Atkinson, Wisconsin
- Helena Gun Show – Helena, Montana
- Spokane 2 Day Gun Show – Spokane, Washington
- 2 Guys Largo Gun Show – Largo, Florida
- Albany Gun & Knife Show – Wes Knodel – Albany, Oregon
- Big Town Premier Gun Show – Mesquite, Texas
- Bill Goodman Nashville Gun Show – Nashville, Tennessee
- Boonville Gun Show – Boonville, Indiana
- Brenham Gun Show – Brenham, Texas
- Columbus Gun Show – Columbus, Ohio
- Crossroads Tucson Gun Show – Tucson, Arizona
- Crown Point Gun Show – Crown Point, Indiana
- Dale City Gun Show – Dale City, Virginia
- Daly City Crossroads Gun Show – Daly City, California
- Dodge City Gun Show – Dodge City, Kansas
- Double Springs Public Safety Gun & Hunting Show – Double Springs, Alabama
- Durant Rotary Gun and Knife Show – Durant, Oklahoma
- East Peoria Gun Show – East Peoria, Illinois
- Elko Gun Show – Elko, Nevada
- Filer Gun Show – Filer, Idaho
- Friendship Sporting Arms & Blade Show – Friendship, Indiana
- Great Middletown Firearm & Knife Show – Middletown, New York
- Greencastle Mason Dixon Gun Show – Greencastle, Pennsylvania
- Haines City Gun Show – Haines City, Florida
- Hall of Fame Gun Show – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Hartland Fire Co Gun Show – Gasport, New York
- Hastings Gun & Knife Show – Hastings, Minnesota
- Hickory Gun Show – Hickory, North Carolina
- Houston Pasadena Gun Show – Pasadena, Texas
- Jacksonville Gun and Knife Show – Jacksonville, Arkansas
- Jacksonville NC Gun & Knife Show – Jacksonville, North Carolina
- KGCA Gun Show – Peotone, Illinois
- Knoxville Gun & Knife Show – Knoxville, Tennessee
- Lebanon Valley Gun Show – Lebanon, Pennsylvania
- Lewisburg Gun & Knife Show – Lewisburg, West Virginia
- Marietta Jim Miller Park Gun Show – Marietta, Georgia
- McMann’s Roadrunner Ventura Gun Show – Ventura, California
- Miami Florida Gun Show – Miami, Florida
- Midwest Paducah Gun Show – Paducah, Kentucky
- Mitchell Gun Show – Mitchell, Nebraska
- Mt. Vernon Gun & Outdoor Expo – Mt. Vernon, Missouri
- Murphy’s Yuma Gun Show – Yuma, Arizona
- New Cocoa Gun Show – Cocoa, Florida
- Niles-Liberty Gun Show – Youngstown, Ohio
- North Canton Gun Show – Heritage Arms – North Canton, Ohio
- North Georgia Clarkesville Gun Show – Clarkesville, Georgia
- Novi Gun & Knife Show – Novi, Michigan
- PAGCA Antique Arms Show – Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
- Pascagoula Gun Show – Pascagoula, Mississippi
- Perry Gun Show – Perry, Georgia
- Ripley WV Gun Show – Ripley, West Virginia
- Ruidoso Gun Show – Ruidoso, New Mexico
- Salt Lake City Gun Show – Sandy, Utah
- Saxet San Antonio Gun Show – San Antonio, Texas
- Sedalia Gun Show – Sedalia, Missouri
- Shipshewana Gun & Knife Show – Shipshewana, Indiana
- Showmasters Richmond Gun Show – Richmond, Virginia
- Slidell Gun & Knife Show – Slidell, Louisiana
- Somerset Gun and Knife Show – Somerset, Kentucky
- St Charles Firearm & Military Collectibles Show – St Charles, Missouri
- The Big Schwabenoff Gun Show – Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
- Tri-State Gun Show – Lima, Ohio
- Oneonta Gun & Knife Show – Oneonta, New York
- PVSA Sportman’s Show – Wheaton, Illinois
- VFW of Woodstock Gun Show – Woodstock, Illinois
- Western Gun & Militaria Collectors Show – Woodstock, Ontario
- Washington Times: Backdoor gun control: D.C. sets impossible hurdles for carry permits
- Second Amendment Foundation: SAF Sues Illinois Over Restrictive CCW Residency Requirements
HCMAGS Interview with Cary Taylor
During a podcast I was able to get a HCMAGS Interview with Cary Taylor. He’s the found of HCMAGS (High Capacity Magazines). They make a great magazine for Ruger 22 Long Rifle. It allows for quick loading of the magazines. They also utilize some “wasted” space that many small caliber magazines tend to have.
Be sure to check them out at the Shot Show this year.
HCMAGS Interview Transcript
J.S.T. Andrews: I have with me here today Cary Taylor from HC Mags. How are you doing?
Cary Taylor: Great. Doing good here today.
Can you tell us a little bit about your company, Cary?
We manufacture a high capacity magazine for the Rotary 10/22 and like products. Our magazine is unique in it’s features; it’s not your typical high capacity magazine. It has a thumb-assist, stripper clip design and a side pocket for extra storage on the magazine that can be reloaded in seconds upon shooting the first 20-25 rounds out. That’s the basics of the product.
It’s 30% glass-filled nylon, with stainless fasteners and feed lips, and so it’s made of very high-durable components, and we support the magazine. One of the features of our magazine is that you can call us if there is something wrong with the magazine and we’ll help you out with it. Whether it be you broke a part or lost a part, and you really can’t do that with any other magazines out there, especially anything in the Ruger field.
That’s the basics We’ve been in the market for a few years now, coming up on our third year as we’re going to Shot Show. This is our second year at SHOT Show. We have a booth down there now, and so basically we’re just looking for dealers and people who want to bring it on.
You’re going to be at the Shot Show this year inside Vegas?
Yes, on the bottom floor. I don’t have the booth right off the bat, but if you go to the bottom floor, you’ll find us.
Your current products right now and your speed loading techniques for this is absolutely phenomenal. It looks so easy to use and saves so much time.
I hold the patents on this particular product design and utility, and, you know, “necessity is the mother of invention,” is what they say. I was a 22-shooter from a young age, and this was in my head for a long time before it actually got to this point. Trying to solve all of the basic problems of the magazine itself, and loading was the biggest one.
Spending so much time, especially if you like to shoot a lot, can be really… you know, you can only shoot as long as your thumb holds out. You know, that was the case, so we designed a system where you can throw 100 rounds in a, basically, a box. It’s just got one moving part, the slide. You jostle it around and you can organize 100 rounds in under two minutes. Strip ’em out using the stripper clips, and you’re ready to go down-range with 100 rounds as fast as you can pull the trigger.
And you can do all of that from start-to-finish in under two minutes; have all of that arranged and ready to go, and you just can’t do that with any high-capacity magazine in this field.
You sell products for high-capacity magazines and you also sell an additional thing to load all of the magazines, correct?
Yes, so the speed-loader is, if you go to hcmags.com, you can actually see that there’s videos that shows all of these products in in-field use, and you can see in real time how they actually work.
The magazine, one of the components on the traditional Ruger 10/22 magazine, there’s basically an empty space on the side of the magazine in a Ruger or Butler Creek, or whatever you have there, and it’s really, it’s a do-nothing space.
They basically make it uniform so that it looks aesthetically pleasing, because the whole magazine is in the same – has a uniformity to it, but it really has no function on their side of things. So, we decided to utilize that space as an extra ammo – 20 rounds of ammo – to be stripped off and put back into the magazine, so you have a 20 round stripper clip, you load it up, you’re ready to go 20 rounds.
If you want another extra 5 rounds, you can use the thumb assist to assist in actually loading that next five rounds so you don’t kill your thumb, so you’ve got 25 rounds if you so choose. Shoot it all out, and then pull the magazine out, pull the stripper clip off, strip those other 20 rounds off the side-pocket, then you’re back in in under 10 seconds for another 20 rounds without having to bust your thumb or even deal with the ammo, you know, logistics of managing the ammo: reloading, pulling the box open, all that stuff.
It just makes the whole experience of shooting much more enjoyable, much more fun.
What firearms do you currently support with this magazine?
Like, say, Ruger 10/22, obviously. You know, the Takedown and all the versions of that. The charger pistol, the M-77, anything with other manufacturers that make the 10/22 version, and we can fit it, all those, mag-well. Like I said, as long as it fits in the mag-well of a 10/22 wide semi-automatic, it’ll work, or even bolt-back.
Yeah, we are. The next generation of this, of our design, is going to be for the Remington 597.
Prototype is complete, and we’re actually going to be, or probably going to be working directly with Remington to actually bring that out as a product for them, but we’ll see how that plays out. One way or another, that product will be on the market, hopefully, before the end of the year, and it will have the same features: the side pocket, thumb-assist, stripper clip design and we have already developed the Tac-Pack.
We call it the HCMag Tactical Pack, that basically encompasses all of our products and puts it all in one organized spot, so you can put 500 rounds in this, or more than 500 rounds in the pack, and then you just head to the field, and when you just unzip it and open it up you’re ready to fire. You don’t have to dig for or organize all of your materials once you get there, and all your gear. It’s already done.
I mean, honestly, I hope you make a lot more firearms to go with this magazine, because I know loading my 22 at the range is such a pain to do that, constantly. I usually have to have someone with me just loading constantly so you can keep shooting.
Yeah, what is, which one do you have?
Right now, the two that we use for the range is an SR-22, and also the Beretta Neos.
This will work on the SR-22, so that’s an option there. We haven’t done the other one, though, not yet.
Where can you actually purchase this? You can purchase this on your website, HCMags.com, which is High Capacity Mags, right?
Yep, that’s right. www.hcmags.com Watch the videos and see what the product’s all about. Yeah, you can get it there. I mean, we have a store locator on our website, too, if you want to try to find one locally, towards you. It’s got a convenient map thing, and you just put your state in there and it shows you with dots on a map where all of the different stores are, and so it’s kind of convenient in doing that.
It’s not difficult from any lot of online stores. L.E., E. Arthur Brown, Brownell’s – so, it’s not a hard part to find if you just go HCMags or HC3R on Google or Bing, you’ll hit something.
You mentioned earlier that you’re looking for vendors to distribute this product, as well.
Yeah, we’re new in the market, we’ve just barely tapped the market, and there’s an opportunity for gun shows. We are looking for vendors that actually attend gun shows on a regular basis. We know that there’s actually a bit of a society out there that, you know, there’s gun shows every weekend in the United States, every state in the United States, pretty much, and we are trying to tap into those exhibitors that want to put another product that sells on their – We have several vendors that do this, and they buy from us regularly, and they say “Yeah, put it in front of them and demonstrate it and they buy it.”
So, it sells itself. It’s got a good price point, and it’s an easy money maker for people who are in the game.
And so, what’s the cost on getting your hands on one of these?
The retail, if you were to buy it from us, I think, because we don’t like to compete with our dealers, we’re actually above retail, it’s $42.00 on our site. $39.00, I mean you can find it in some online vendors, I think they’re even selling it for $25.00/$26.00 bucks a pop, for the magazine itself.
Tactical Pack, you can find it for about $69.00 dollars, I think. People buy it, or dealers and distributors buy it, and they have sales here and there within their own networks that go through their own dealer, so if you just do a Google you can usually get one for under $70.00 dollars, like a Tac Pack which has the speed loader, five stripper clips, a magazine in a thermal case. Like, if you go online, check it out and see exactly what it looks like and how it performs. I mean, you can get that under $70.00 bucks, plus shipping, to anywhere in the United States, so under 85 dollars for that entire system, pretty much anywhere.
Your website is HCMags.com, and on your website you have six videos that go over all of your products, and one even is an independent person reviewing it, correct?
Yeah, that was done early on, and it’s been on the web for almost – gosh, almost 2 years now. It’s got over 100,000 views on it. Yeah, he did it independently; went through the whole process of dismantling it, showing all the features of it, going out and shooting in the field and his experience with it. So, it’s about a nine minute video is your interested in watching that.
But we have the other ones, as well, where there’s another guy who reviewed it and what his experience was with the Tac Packs, specifically, which we designed almost two years later. It’s only been on the market for a year now. And, you know, how it works, and all the features of it, so please go to the website and check it out and please contact us if you’re a vendor and you want to get set up, and we can give you great price points for going to the gun show and making money with the product.
It was nice talking to you with Cary, and remember to make sure to go to the SHOT Show this year, they’re going to be there. That’s going to be January 20th to the 23rd, 2015, and you said you’d be on the bottom floor
Yes, sir. We will be there.