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Old August 25th, 2008, 14:44   #1
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hey winnipegers......surplus stores?

I remember there being a big surplus store on a corner right downtown....but on doing a google search think that one may be closed.
Are there any places a visitor to the city should check out?

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Old August 25th, 2008, 15:04   #2
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SIR (now Cabellas') bought their stock when they closed. But I'm sure most of it's gone now.

There are quite a few surplus stores in small towns outside the city, but my brain has been turned off today (it's Monday) so I'm at a loss at recalling in-city stores.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 16:34   #3
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Imagine games has a small surplus area. Bought my tac harness and helmet there!

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Old August 25th, 2008, 16:36   #4
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The one downtown it completely empty.
Can't think of any others, except for one on the highway that didn't have very much at all.

Cabelas is the bastard child of a surplus store and Wal-Mart.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 16:39   #5
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Mhm, United Army Surplus has been gone since august last year when they declared bankruptcy. They didn't really have much in the line of surplus unless you counted mildew-infested expired flak jackets or off-color bdu's

And yeah, cabela's isn't so much of a surplus retailer. They do have some nice TS/US Woodland BDU's and some UTG ACU/Black gear, but that's about it.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 01:21   #6
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Ahh, fellow Winnipegers.

The downtown one was indeed Army Surplus. But

None of the outfitting stores that are located in town shut down because of bankruptcy. Cabelas was on the verge of merging with S.I.R. and they wanted all competition nullified so they bought everyone out. I believe that Wholesale Sports on St James and Wellington is the only other major outfitting store left in town other than Cabelas/S.I.R.

Definately check that location out. BUT, dont expect too much in the way of airsoft, since they have an even poorer selection than Cabelas/S.I.R. but you can see some nice real handguns in there.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:22   #7
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Wholesale sports is more into real outdoorsman-type-shit like deer hunting and fishing.

both of which i enjoy greatly and do as much as i can.

OO is a way better outdoor store than SIR was, and Cabelas is. The people there actually know their stuff, whereas the customer service at SIR sucked, and it sucks as Cabelas too. People don't know jack all there, with the exception of the Airsoft guys. Even then, i had to wait a couple weeks cause they lost a box of 54 tf-7's. straight up lost. i ended up being so frustrated i just gave up on it altogether.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 09:55   #8
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I remember there being a big surplus store on a corner right downtown....but on doing a google search think that one may be closed.
Are there any places a visitor to the city should check out?

thanks,
Renee
Check out the museum and the zoo. Check out the best Thai food in the city at a place called Bankok Thai Restaurant in the Osborne Village area. If you're into steak, check out Rae + Jerry's Steakhouse, a Winnipeg institution. Also, make sure you get into Salisbury House (or Sal's, as it's known to locals; another Winnipeg institution) and have a "nip" for lunch. And don't forget to check out Xtreme Tactics, Winnipeg's airsoft-only indoor facility.

And if you see Zazeem, punch him. Hard.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 10:01   #9
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Ahh, fellow Winnipegers.

The downtown one was indeed Army Surplus. But

None of the outfitting stores that are located in town shut down because of bankruptcy.
United Army Surplus did close due to bankruptcy. They went into recievership due to unpaid suppliers.
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does Wholesale Sports have handgun supplies too? I'm looking for some pachmayr grips?
When I visit the city, I have very precious little free time, since I'm there for work. I've eaten at a cool place called Earls....the meat there was goooooood.
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try corporate secutity supply... i love it in there, im like a kid in a candy shop!they sell mainly tactical equip, vests, bags, cloths, boots and more
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does Wholesale Sports have handgun supplies too? I'm looking for some pachmayr grips?
When I visit the city, I have very precious little free time, since I'm there for work. I've eaten at a cool place called Earls....the meat there was goooooood.
Earl's is....good. Rae and Jerry's is superb. A great place for a business dinner.
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OK, can't take it any longer, been many years since I was there but I'll presume the strip malls haven't fully marched over the core.

Start out around the forks, lots going on there kind of a tourist spot. Some good food but places tend to come and go there so I'm adverse to naming names.

You can consider the Osborne Village. Carlos and Murphy's is a place for semi-Mexi and then down the street to Baked Expectations for dessert.

The Exchange district has some bars and upscale restaurants but some people don't like that hood after dark.

Also you can head down Corydon for a bit of an Italian vibe.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 18:30   #14
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i was at cabellas there were some pretty good AEG's there but most of them were pretty shitty the only ones worth looking at there were probably the

Aftermath kraken and the TF9 (MP7) replica.

And the like somebody already said the handys are pretty good. i got a CO2 taurus there it was pretty good 380 fps and a great feel
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Old August 26th, 2008, 19:30   #15
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United Army Surplus did close due to bankruptcy. They went into recievership due to unpaid suppliers.
Could have been a mix of both? It was right around the time that Cabela's was moving in, but yeah they did have money troubles, and were going down fast. The rent on that place was probably rediculous since no one has hopped to the gun to buy the land for that place. Stupid thing is still there.

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i was at cabellas there were some pretty good AEG's there but most of them were pretty shitty the only ones worth looking at there were probably the

Aftermath kraken and the TF9 (MP7) replica.

And the like somebody already said the handys are pretty good. i got a CO2 taurus there it was pretty good 380 fps and a great feel
The kraken is crappen'. Since ALL that S.I.R/Cabelas is garbage clear guns, the kraken is no stranger. While it has a olive drab foregrip stock and grip, the rest of it is clear. But it is the best of the crap there I must say. Things must have changed as well because I have never seen a MP7 (well... its a tactical force clear MP7, but that doesnt count..)
The only thing that Cabelas has that is decent is the SW40F. It functions like a real gun and is sweet and all, but its crap clear again.... so 120 buck aint going to you Crapbelas... (They selection for airsoft even blows in Cabelas grand forks location.. so what do we expect)

And Flea-ish, what is OO?
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