History of the Big Sandy gun and ammo show

By Vance Butler

A little history of how the Big Sandy Gun and Ammo show started in Big Sandy.

During the 1990’s the Kidd Brothers of Big Sandy organized a gun show every January in Havre at the MSU Northern Student Union building. Jean Butler, being a Watkins Products Dealer asked them if she could set up in a booth there. They allowed her to set up in the hallway. It was at this time that her young son Kirkley would go along to help but mostly to go and admire all of the guns. Kirkley developed a friendship with an avid hunter and prairie dog shooter with the name of Brian Harwood of Thompson...