I went to my first one in Louisville last year and had a blast. Met a few guys from the forum and just enjoyed chatting with the exhibitors and other members of the Colt Collectors Association. I would definitely go again. There were guns for sale, but I wasn't in the market to buy anything. Just drooling and learning! I'd say go definitely if you are close. Won't regret it if you love old Colts.
I visited my first CCA show in St. Louis back in 1997 - had a ball. Could not believe the guns that were there; stuff I had only seen in books. As a bonus I got to meet Marty Huber and Don Wilkerson. It doesn't get much better.
I recently joined the CCA and am looking forward to the convention in St. Louis/St. Charles. My wife and I stayed in St. Charles last October and it is really a neat town with lots of shops and restaurants. I recently returned from the Smith & Wesson Collectors Association meeting in Charlotte/Concord, NC. We had the meeting at an Embassy Suites and the hotel was top notch. Looking forward to seeing my friend, Paul Goodwin, at the convention in October.