Gun Shows for November 7th – November 9th, 2014
The twenty-sixth episode of the Gun Show Trader Podcast. Featuring an interview with Blake Cornish from GunAdsUSA.com. Also gun shows in the United States and Canada for November 7th – November 9th, 2014 will be covered.
- Gun Ads USA interview with Blake Cornish
- Atlanta International Military Show – Marietta, Georgia
- Bearing Arms Eau Claire Gun Show – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Beckly Gun Show – Beckley, West Virginia
- Clear Lake Fire Dept Gun Knife and Military Show – Clear Lake, Wisconsin
- LaGrange Gun, Knife and Outdoorsmen Show – Howe, Indiana
- Slinger Gun Show – Slinger, Wisconsin
- ACSWW Gun Show – Vancouver, Washington
- Indian Art and Frontier Antique Show – Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Evansville Tri-State Gun Show – Evansville, Indiana
- Gibraltar Mt Clemens Gun Show – Mt Clemens, Michigan
- Huntington Gun & Knife Show – Huntington, West Virginia
- Mason City Gun Show – Mason City, Iowa
- Waukesha Expo Forum Gun Show – Waukesha, Wisconsin
- Alhambra Shriners Gun & Knife Show – Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Austin Gun Show – Austin, Texas
- Ballinger Gun, Knife & Hunting Show – Ballinger, Texas
- Bloomington Gun Show – Bloomington, Illinois
- Boise Gun Show – Boise, Idaho
- Capital City Gun Show – Jackson, Mississippi
- Cincinnati (Sharonville) Gun Show – Sharonville, Ohio
- Columbus Eastman Gun Show – Columbus, Georgia
- Concord Gun Show – Concord, North Carolina
- Crossroads Sacramento Cali Gun Show – Sacramento, California
- Denver Gun Show – Denver, Colorado
- Douglas Gun Show – Douglas, Georgia
- Dove Fest Gun Show – Hamilton, Texas
- East Canton Gun Show – East Canton, Ohio
- Eastlake Gun Show – Eastlake, Ohio
- Ferndale Gun Show – Ferndale, Washington
- Firing Pin Cottonwood Gun Show – Cottonwood, Arizona
- Florida Sportsman Expo – Jacksonville, Florida
- Fort Payne Gun Show at the Fairgrounds – Ft Payne, Alabama
- Franklin Gun Show – Franklin, North Carolina
- Frederick Gun Show – Frederick, Maryland
- Ft Payne Gun & Knife Show – Ft Payne, Alabama
- GGA Ennis Gun Show – Ennis, Texas
- Greater Gulf State Gun & Knife Show – Mobile, Alabama
- Greengrass Antique & Modern Arms and Collectables Expo – Penrith, New South Wales
- Hillsboro Gun and Knife Show – Hillsboro, Oregon
- Houston GRB Gun & Knife Show – Houston, Texas
- Jackson Gun & Knife Show – Jackson, Tennessee
- Kingsport Gun & Knife Show – Kingsport, Tennessee
- Kokomo Gun Show – Kokomo, Indiana
- Lakeland Florida Gun Show – Lakeland, Florida
- Las Vegas South Point Casino Gun Show – Las Vegas, Nevada
- Lebanon Gun Show – Lebanon, Missouri
- Leon Boles Gun, Knife & Coin Show – Cisco, Texas
- Liberty Seguin Gun Show – Seguin, Texas
- Littlestown Gun Show – Littlestown, Pennsylvania
- Mesquite Rodeo Gun Show – Mesquite, Texas
- Naples Gun Show – Naples, Florida
- New Albany Sporting Arms & Blade Show – New Albany, Indiana
- Oklahoma City Gun and Knife Show – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Orlando Gun Trader Gun Show – Orlando, Florida
- Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Gun Show – Butler, Pennsylvania
- Placerville Gun Show – Placerville, California
- SCACA Columbia Gun Show – Columbia, South Carolina
- Shreveport Gun Show – Shreveport, Louisiana
- Socorro Lions Craft, Collectable and Gun Show – Socorro, New Mexico
- Split Rock Gun Show – Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
- Springville Gun Show – Springville, New York
- Tacoma Dome Gun Show – Tacoma, Washington
- VGCA Manassas Gun Show – Manassas, Virginia
- Viera Gun Show – Viera, Florida
- WAC Monroe Gun Show – Monroe, Washington
- Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show – Tulsa, Oklahoma
- West Palm Beach Gun & Knife Show – West Palm Beach, Florida
- Western Collectibles Globe Gun Show – Globe, Arizona
- Wilmington Firearm & Knife Show/Sale – Wilmington, Massachusetts
- Yakima Gun Show – Yakima, Washington
- Zanesville Gun Show – Zanesville, Ohio
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Gun Ads USA Interview with Blake Cornish
I was had a great opportunity for a Gun Ads USA Interview with Blake Cornish. They are a startup company supporting the firearm enthusiast community via a firearm and gun accessory website. It’s a great site with amazing features and a great, affordable marketplace.
Be sure to check it out.
Gun Ads USA Interview Transcript
J.S.T. Andrews: I have with me here today Blake Cornish from Gun Ads USA. How are you doing today, Blake?
Blake Cornish: I’m doing great. How’re you doing, Jason?
I’m doing well, thank you. We reviewed your website last week a little bit, and I have to say it is a wonderful website. It’s a little bit between Craigslist and eBay put together, where you sell firearms and like products and accessories. You wanna tell us a little bit about your site?
Google and Bing and all those other big, giant sites are basically anti-second amendment. So, we kind of joked around and said “You know what, we should start our own Google and be friendly 2nd Amendment,” and that’s how we kind of came up with it, and then we kind of whittled that down to gunadsusa.com, and I know there’s other sites out there that are strictly auction or strictly classified, so that’s why we kind of came up with a hybrid of both, so to give you both options.
On your site you can list firearms and accessories and stuff, but what other products can you actually list on your site?
So basically, you can list anything from firearms to archery, hunting equipment, camping equipment, knives, survival equipment, gun dealers can go on there and open up storefronts and have unlimited listings. You know, if you’re a shooting range you can put ads up there, taxidermists, gunsmiths, ammunition… basically, you know, there’s thousands and thousands of options of things that you can list for sale on our site.
You mentioned that a gun dealer is able to go on your site and list things, so is an individual able to go on there and list multiple listings if they’re a private seller?
Yes. An individual seller can go up there and have up to ten items at a time, with two free pictures per listing. Yes.
And then, to go past that, there’s a subscription fee for that?
Yeah, and you’re looking at anywhere between $20 and $30 dollars for the subscription fee, depending on what level of package you choose and how long the subscription is. If you do month-to-month it’s going to be a little bit more, if you do 12 months you’ll get a break.
If you want a storefront versus just a business account, it’s gonna be a few dollars extra a month. A storefront basically kind of gives you a link on the front page, and then you can have a direct link that goes to it and advertises it, and put it on your own website, as well, if you wanted to do that.
With the storefront, are they able to list the firearms for an extended amount of time with the storefront, rather than just doing the seven day listing?
Yes, we can extend it up, I believe we can extend it up to a year.
Oh, that’s great.
Even people – individual, private sellers – that aren’t FFL dealers, they can get that subscription as well, correct?
Absolutely, you know. If you’re an individual and you’re kind of a hobbyist or enthusiast and you have more than 10 items you want to sell, sort of like you would on eBay, we can just set up a subscription and you can have unlimited listings, as well.
We also mentioned before that someone can – you can have ammo dealers and taxidermy as well as services. What other services are people allowed to list on your site?
Well, like taxidermy, gunsmithing, firing ranges, and we have a little separate pricing for those guys, as well, or gals. It’s only about 3 dollars a month, because you’re not gonna have a ton – if you’re a gunsmith, you know, you’re not gonna be putting up a ton of ads, you’re just gonna maybe be putting up 1 or 2 ads, advertising your services. Same way with taxidermy or even shooting ranges. You might put up some specials here and there, but generally you’re not gonna put up 10,000 ads like maybe a gun dealer would.
When I was poking around on your site last week, I noticed there’s a couple different ways to search for the services and products. Could you explain that a little bit?
Well basically, you can either search by region or you can do a national search. Is that what you were referring to?
Yeah, if you go by region can you go as far as your city, or does it go by state?
Yeah. We drew it down by state and then city, and some places it’s also county. It’s just depending on how densely populated an area is, you know. So, if it’s a kind of rural area, we’ve kind of broken into like, kind of more county areas.
Kind of like the way Craig’s List has it, to where you can click on certain areas, so like, Lakeland would include everything around Lakeland – the whole Polk County area, something like that.
What’s also nice about that is if a private seller wants to sell to another individual, they can do that without going through an FFL transfer.
Exactly, depending on your state laws. If you’re in California like I am, you still need to go through an FFL dealer and you need to check with your local laws, but if you’re in a free state like Kansas or Arizona, I believe, you can actually just do person-to-person transfers. That’s the advantage of being able to drill down and search locally, so you can hook up with somebody in your area.
I like how you said free state there.
Listen, I love California. California is one of the greatest states in the country, but their gun laws are, you know… and their conceal-carry laws are somewhat to be desired.
Now, as far as listing a product for sale, it’s pretty straight forward, and I’ve gone through the process myself. Can you explain how the whole thing works for someone listening?
If you’re an individual you can just go on the site and search around and look, and you don’t need to register at all, you can window shop all you want, but if you do want to contact a seller then you’ll know you just need to register. It doesn’t cost anything to register for an account, it just kind of gives you the ability to communicate back and forth, you can either just directly from the website click on the link that says register, or if you happen to be pretty much like almost everybody else on the face of this planet and you have a Facebook account, you can log in directly with your Facebook account.
And how is it, as far as the process of selling an item?
Same thing. You do need to have an account set up. It’s pretty simple; minimal. We try not to be too invasive with all of your personal information, but basically need an e-mail, and once you’re set up, you know, it’s pretty simple. You just hit Place An Ad and put in the description of what you’re selling, and preview and submit. Tried to make it as user-friendly as we possibly could, and always working on it, as well.
The prices for that is, you also get two free images, and you’re able to purchase additional things to make your ad more noticeable.
Yes, just sort of like eBay, you know. If you wanted to add some extra images or add some Youtube videos to the listing, you can do that. If you wanted to pay a little bit of extra you can have a featured listing, put it out in front of everybody, so yeah, there’s a whole bunch of little bells and whistles on there you can do to enhance your listing and give it a little more exposure on the site.
Absolutely. We try to make it as easy as possible, and I think people are a lot like me. They really don’t like to read instructions, they like to go to Youtube and watch a video, so we’ve got a couple videos on there, and we’ve got a whole other series of videos that we’re working on, we’re putting ’em up there: How To’s, About the Website. We wanna do another Youtube channel and put some shooting videos up, as well, but, you know.
Yeah, that definitely makes a huge difference. We started doing that on our site, probably about a month ago, too. I don’t know, did you make a newsletter for people to sign up for?
Not yet. Basically, once you sign up for an account you’ll be able to opt into doing that, but we just haven’t had a chance, and that’s definitely something that we’re going to be doing.
What features do you have planned for the future on gunadsusa.com?
Ah, man. What features? I don’t know, what features do you want us to add on there? Well, okay, one of the features we have is the mobile app, the iPhone, so we’re working on that and hopefully that’ll be launched here in the next month or so, and then we’ll look into an Android app, as well, but we just went through the process of getting approved with Apple.
Actually, I didn’t even think about that. That sounds like an awesome idea, and you can also – can that also be done with an iPad, as well?
Absolutely, yes. It’s the iOS operating system.
Well, thank you for talking to me, Blake. I really appreciate it and I really love your website, gunadsusa.com. Make sure you go and check it out. Anything else you have to say, Blake?
No, I just – thanks for all of your support, Jason. You’ve been great, and I love your show.
Thank you very much, and I hope you have a good day.
Alright, brother. You have a good day, as well.