Moose Jaw's Brian Olson checks out a gun at the Moose Jaw Gun Show in the Sportsman Centre on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Times-Herald photo by Carter Haydu
When hunting for collector guns, Rouleau’s Brandon Burkitt said he aims for the historic pieces, which can really trigger conversation.
“If you get the older one’s, there’s a story behind all of them,” said the 15-year-old hunting enthusiast, who also collects military surplus firearms with his grandpa.
“My grandpa and I collect them and shoot them on the range.”
On Saturday, Burkitt and his collecting partner were busy perusing the tables of firearms, shooting for a new piece during the two-day weekend Moose Jaw Gun Show at Sportman Centre.
In total, 11 dealers from across Saskatchewan and as far away as Manitoba and Alberta showcased merchandise to hundreds of local enthusiasts.
South Saskatchewan Wildlife Association Handgun Club treasurer and gun show co-organizer Kevin Tondevold told the Times-Herald the annual gun show raises money for his club, while bringing lots of gun-related merchandise to the Friendly City.
For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.