I bought a Glock there in 2004, last time I went. Latitudes is across the street, very good food.I used to go. Then they closed Chi-Chi's. . If I'm driving at least an hour, there better be food I can't get elsewhere. Which is why I don't race to Sturbridge anymore. BT's is great, but Kinfolk is 3 min from my house. But I still can't beat the meatball lasagna at Linguine's in Marlboro. That area is a nightmare for traffic by the time you get out on a Saturday as well. Considering how many Massachusetts cities were cruelly bisected by the interstate system, you'd think that 91 and 90 would intersect RIGHT AT the fairgrounds.
I was never real impressed with Springfield. Although I think I bought one of my Glocks there back in the day. One guy had a pile of pre-bans, full-auto and good black striker-fired guns 15-18 years ago. He was against the back wall. I think I bought a Glock from him. I THINK. As I go through the #'s that I've owned, I can't for the life of me figure out which one. LOL. Maybe it was just a cool booth.
ATF used to have a table at the show to answer questions. Most of the answers to questions were, "Well, that's on a case-by-case basis." Hey dummy - no one is gonna ask you the easy questions here. I did finally pin him down on an answer. (Some guy was selling a whole lot of 500 or so old MA-manf. revolvers from 100 yrs ago. It was something like $10,000 to get rid of them. All C&R. I was asking about what was considered "in business". I guess 500 revolvers were "in business" no matter what you sell them for. LOL)