Stopped by the ATF store yesterday


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Tim the student
May 15, 2011, 12:36 PM
And it was glorious! They even had old school cheap beer, like Hamms and Blatz. No Templeton Rye though, and a somewhat limited selection of ammo. Good supply of fishing stuff. If anyone is passing through Prairie Du Chien, I hope you stop by Starks. Good people there, and good prices on guns. Maybe this is common elsewhere, but I've never seen a liquor store like this!

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv344/timthestudent/1895bdcc.jpg?t=1305477107

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Tommygunn
May 15, 2011, 12:42 PM
:eek: How'd THAT happen!?!??!!??!?!?!?!???!

Guns & alkyhawl?:scrutiny:

Where's the Tobacco?:confused::scrutiny:

Tim the student
May 15, 2011, 12:49 PM
Where's the Tobacco?

Up by the register, IIRC. I couldn't get it all in one pic, so this one will have to suffice. If they set up a humidor, they really would be the ATF store!

Good&Fruity
May 15, 2011, 01:04 PM
What is the actual name of this store? Location?

Tim the student
May 15, 2011, 01:10 PM
What is the actual name of this store? Location?

Prairie du Chien WI, Starks (I think Starks Liquor, but I'm not positive.)

Liberty1776
May 15, 2011, 01:41 PM
Oh, Starks is a wonderful place. I remember it well from the two decades I lived in LaCrosse. Good prices too, and they also used to sell lots of boats and motors, etc.

Wisconsin is a mostly great state - more likely to find beer in a store or gas station that not, along with live bait,etc. (No, of course, not in Madison or Milwaukee) and now that they've changed governors maybe they have a shot at "Shall Issue" Permits to Carry...

armoredman
May 15, 2011, 01:51 PM
There used to be one like that in Coolidge, AZ, but the new owners discarded the FFL in favor of turning the room that USED to hold guns into a smoking lounge.

HGM22
May 15, 2011, 01:57 PM
I'd definetly pass on the Blatz/Hamm's and get some of that New Glarus (Spotted Cow).

I think its kind of funny that people joke about an ATF store but one actually exists already.

THe Dove
May 15, 2011, 02:01 PM
They must have sold all the Old #7!!!

The Dove

nearmiss
May 15, 2011, 02:06 PM
I'm knocking on wood as I type this, but if the bill is passed as written and on the schedule that my state Senator predicted, I could have my permit in my wallet by late summer.

CraigC
May 16, 2011, 12:03 AM
I have never seen a one stop shopping place to feed all my vices at once. If they had a walk-in humidor, I wouldn't know what to do with myself. :D

NavyLCDR
May 16, 2011, 12:33 AM
Is this the same place?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TuiNNRG120M/TLNiXHXoHqI/AAAAAAAAAnk/LRa0IiiQVBs/s1600/ATF+Convenience+Store!.jpg

medalguy
May 16, 2011, 01:21 AM
I like that!! ^^^^^

Birdmang
May 16, 2011, 01:25 AM
I believe the picture posted (above, post 12) is in CO, the op is talking about one in WI.

ljnowell
May 16, 2011, 01:26 AM
There is a place called Kinks Korner in a small town about 8 miles from me. They sell alcohol, tobacco, guns, fishing stuff, food, you name it. Pretty cool place, but the prices suck there on guns unfortunately.

Resist Evil
May 16, 2011, 01:31 AM
Is this the same place?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TuiNNRG120M/TLNiXHXoHqI/AAAAAAAAAnk/LRa0IiiQVBs/s1600/ATF+Convenience+Store!.jpg
I haven't been up there for a couple of years, but I think that might be in Bailey, CO. If it is the place, I bought a Para CCW there with a case of .45acp to go with.

Shadow 7D
May 16, 2011, 01:42 AM
I guess that would be one of the few places you have to clarify
'I'd like a case of Colt .45'

Dryft
May 16, 2011, 04:21 PM
Holy cow. I'm moving!

metalman8600
May 16, 2011, 04:28 PM
"Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency."

http://www.neoperspectives.com/ATF%20should%20be%20a.jpg

HoosierQ
May 16, 2011, 05:15 PM
I'd definetly pass on the Blatz/Hamm's and get some of that New Glarus (Spotted Cow).

I think its kind of funny that people joke about an ATF store but one actually exists already.
+1 on the Spotted Cow...and Starks!

Black Butte
May 16, 2011, 05:45 PM
Brilliant!

MagnumDweeb
May 16, 2011, 05:56 PM
Umm these kinds of stores used to be real common once upon a time. I'll have to look through my mom's photo collections but there are a few pictures of my great grand-dad's general goods store that had everything from rifles, shotguns, pistols, ammo, groceries, salt, sugar, coffee, canned goods, etc.. It was also a place folks could bring racoons, rabbits, fowl, sacks of potatoes and whatnot to trade it for store credit. My grandfather told of stories how folks would bring coons in to buy bullets and guns(one story was of how one gentleman traded thirty coons for a hunting rifle and a box of bullets). Those traded coons might mean folks being able to hunt larger game to feed themselves if coons got thin.

Those days are mostly gone now aren't they, FDR started with the 1934 nonsense, then we got the 1968 horror, and that 1986 ugliness. A simpler time we'll never get back. Still the store is cool and I wish we could have more of them.

Stope Rat
May 16, 2011, 06:14 PM
Foss Drug in Golden Colorado used to be like that.

You could get a used camera, a new gun, Coors, cartridges and condoms all in one trip.

buck460XVR
May 16, 2011, 06:18 PM
Bought my last boat at Starks........

tekarra
May 16, 2011, 08:35 PM
Guess my age is showing, but I remember stores like that. I guess we became "civilised".

Rembrandt
May 16, 2011, 08:45 PM
Do they perform a breathalyzer test before or after filling out the paperwork for a gun purchase?

One-Time
May 17, 2011, 08:56 AM
Thats awesome! :cool:

BigDaddyNEB
May 17, 2011, 09:01 AM
You even made sure to get a shot of New Glaurus beer in the pic. I used to drink soooooo much of that when I vacationed in the Dells!!!

+1000

mustang_steve
May 18, 2011, 03:41 AM
Man, they beat me to it....I wanted to make a store called "The 'other' ATF" and have it be a mini-mall...one shop liquor (no consumption area though, shooters should be sober), one shop tobacciana (complete with a smoker's lounge), one shop firearms (complete with a range).

ultradoc
May 18, 2011, 07:18 AM
now that is differant.

earlthegoat2
May 18, 2011, 07:25 AM
There is also one Michigan called Grunst Brothers. In Big Rapids, MI.

redactor
May 18, 2011, 12:33 PM
We have the same thing here, called Walmart.

Fred in Wisc
May 18, 2011, 06:17 PM
My favorite is Viegut's in Tomahawk WI. Combination gas station / convenience store/ Grocery/ liquor/ live bait/ hardware / fishing gear / outdoor clothes and guns-n-ammo, including handguns.

Just so awesome. The ultimate last minute stop on the way to deer camp.

Armed 24/7
May 19, 2011, 05:10 PM
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/Randall-200000/noplacebutTexas-vi-718304.jpg

This Gun/Liquor Store is in Uvalde, TX

From what I remember, the guns are on one side, and the Liquor and smokes are on the other.

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