When SCI does something, it’s big, it’s exciting and it’s a cut above any other organization. With those thoughts in mind, the club will help celebrate its 45th annual Sportsmen’s Convention in Las Vegas Feb. 1-4 with a 45-gun Super Sweepstakes.
That’s right, 45 .45-caliber firearms will go to lucky members who participate in the first such sweepstakes SCI has ever done. Literally, there will be a sea of guns near the entrance to the Convention show floor – all destined to go to SCI members.
Although most of the .45s are good, solid working guns, we’re also talking about some gonzo guns from some of the world’s finest makers.
For example, some lucky member will walk away with a mirror-image pair of 1911 .45s from Cabot Guns – one right-handed and the other left-handed. Retail value for the set is more than $7,000.
What about a Wilson Combat Classic? There is one in mix. That’s worth more than $3,000.
We also will have a Tommy gun among the many .45s. That’s right, a Thompson T150D 1927A-1 semi-auto that normally sells for more than $1,700.
Since it is the Sapphire anniversary for the Convention, it only stands to reason that there will be a Sapphire .45 in the sweepstakes – A Kimber Sapphire .45, as well as several other Kimber .45 pistols.
There will be five really nice .45s from Smith & Wesson as well as other .45s from Auto Ordnance and Kahr.
Of course there will be a bunch of Ruger handguns – both semi-autos and revolvers. Speaking of revolvers, there will be a Magnum Research single-action revolver chambered for the .45/70 Govt. cartridge.
When it comes to things .45, this sweepstakes defines scores of ways to have fun with guns. Never before have so many .45s of this quality been offered by a club in a single sweepstakes.
All 45 of the .45s will be on display near the entrance to the 2017 SCI Convention at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Members can enter the sweepstakes onsite at the Convention, and winners need not be present when the drawing for all 45 of the firearms is conducted Saturday, Feb. 3, 2017.
More details about the super sweepstakes will be announced later. Meanwhile, plan to attend the 45th SCI Convention and plan to be part of this fantastic part of the Convention.–Steve Comus