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    First time to Wolverine days

    For those that have not decided on going to Wolverine days,
    I would suggest checking it out today.

    Virden is about 290km (180 miles) from Winnipeg ,and
    when ever I am out there I have had no time to check the shop out.
    Told the wife we were going out to save some money picking up ammo by the case

    My son and I got there just before 10:00 and there was several people
    in the store,besides the orderly line up to register.
    After a little window shopping we went up to check out the range.

    With the wide selection of firearms to try (experience) the first
    batch of ammo tickets went fast. I say experience because you can
    tell some one about trying a 22 rife,but some firearms you just have to
    experience for your self.

    Even the demonstrations of their historical firearms is something you just
    have to see for yourself.Because in Canada these are the only times you
    will see these firearms fired the way they should be.
    The first employee fired an AK-47.You had to see the smile on her face
    after emptying the magazine in two bursts.After another employee she took
    another turn with the AK-47,emptying two more in short bursts before having to
    put on a glove for the heat.

    The Lewis was one of my favorites.There was others to see but watching
    a gentleman of the same vintage fire the last pancake from the hip was great.
    Some of the firearms that the public could fire you just don't see.Like when do
    you get to hold a 470 nitro never mind put a couple round through it.

    Sorry for going on like I am new to firearms,even though there was alway a dozen
    or so in the house when I was growing up.But this trip helps pass this interest
    on to my son as my father did for me.Of the ones I remember my son trying there was
    9mm Glock
    45 long colt revolver
    45 1911
    44 Eagle
    tactical 12g
    50 bmg which he got to keep the brass.

    Then after a great time we needed to make some perches and head for home.
    It was great to talk face to face with staff and vender reps.I had not
    planed on buying a scope yet,as I have not made up my mind on the rifle.
    But the Vortex were the same price as in the city with an extra 10% discount.
    I hope the person that sold them their new POS system has not been payed yet.
    I forgot the numbers at home and he could not find the surplus ammo I wanted
    in the system.There was a long line so I said just put the scope on the card for now.
    My fault for paying the total and not looking at the invoice till I got home.
    The system had the price wrong and the discount.I will just contact them on Monday
    to sort it out.
    Last edited by Above49TH; 06-30-2015 at 12:11 PM.

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    Sounds like you had a lot of fun there! I wish I wasn't on the other side of the country so I could check it out sometime.

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    I really wanted to check it out but had to work this weekend, hopefully next year falls on my weekend off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garmin View Post
    Sounds like you had a lot of fun there! I wish I wasn't on the other side of the country so I could check it out sometime.
    Road trip next time! You drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilidip View Post
    I really wanted to check it out but had to work this weekend, hopefully next year falls on my weekend off.
    The worst part for me is I initially had a six day weekend due to my schedule + Canada Day. Thanks to a few co-workers quitting and others being useless bags of fail, I got roped into working to cover some shifts.

    Sometimes I hate having been raised with good work ethic.
    "Arm yourself because no one else here will save you." - Chris Cornell

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    After a great week end ran to the border to pickup
    parts to fix the motorcycle while on holidays.
    It was the only parcel missing.They screwed up the address.
    Get back to the city,everyone is doing 40km and the truck is at 200 F.

    I go in the house ready to boil over,wife says what's a SAM.

    SURFACE to AIR MISSILE

    A lady called and said you won one.
    WOW! How do you beat that for Canada day fireworks.

    Or it could be Shooters Arms Manufacturing.
    WOW!! I won a Sam 1911 9mm.

    Wife asks What problem were you ranting about when you came home?
    Problem what Problem? I just won a Sam 9mm.

    Problem I do have is I need to start looking again for a range to join.
    Have to find one still taking new members and cheap enough to still buy ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Above49TH View Post
    Problem I do have is I need to start looking again for a range to join.
    Have to find one still taking new members and cheap enough to still buy ammo.
    Congrats on winning the SAM, I was also out to Wolverine Days on Saturday and had lots of fun with the old man.

    For a cheap range to join I suggest Selkirk Game and Fish, for family plus handgun club it is $120 for the year.
    http://www.selkirkgameandfish.ca/membership/

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    What a good two days of fun, shot some rifles had to come back for Sunday to shoot the 50 Cal. What a sweetheart .
    Really appreciated the talk with Mr.Robinson on his toys next on list and Barrett guys were great.
    Hats off for Mr. & Mrs Wolverine and gang well done!
    Oh did I say Pat called me Monday and told me I had won th Uberti Silver Boy 22 couldn't have been more surprised .
    Thank You Wolverine!!!

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    Thanks for the suggestion Futa_mill,I have looked over their site.
    My be I read it wrong but I think it said mail in the form and don't call to check status for 4 weeks.
    I have never had a range membership, does it really take that long.

    220 good to hear you got a call from Pat also.
    And as you said Thanks to the Wolverine family and staff for showing us a great time.

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