August 8, 2014. GOEX Re-Enactor powder, available online again.
June 15, 2014. July 4th. Some folks think of the Fourth of July as a celebration of liberty, of politics and history and democracy of the people, by the people, and for the people. Some folks gather with family and friends and neighbors. Some folks play with firecrackers and fireworks. Some folks think of sweet corn, watermelon, iced tea barbecued chicken and burgers and other treats. We sure do. We will be closed for the holiday, July Fourth.
June 9, 2014 Fuse. The good stuff. We found some more of that water-resistant, 3 mm fuse in 65 foot rolls, burning at 25 seconds per foot. This is the one we ran out of, and I kept fumbling about blocking, so we had to make The Call all too many times. Well, you can order the 3mm safety fuse again, and instead of The Call, we will ship you the rolls of fuse you order. 65 foot rolls, 3mm Safety Fuse, back on line and back on the shelf.
June 2, 2014. We ran out of Reenactor powder. We expect to get more, but we don't have it yet, so we blocked the sale page. 'Cause we don't want to sell powder we don't have to ship. We should have more when the next GOEX truck arrives, and delivers more. And, then, we will have Reenactor powder once again, and then we can again supply Reenactor and other GOEX powders to meet your needs. Reenactor powder, out.
May 22, 2014. Memorial day. Office will be closed Monday, May 26, to remember those that lost their lives in uniformed service, in peace time or in war, in known conflicts and actions that were never acknowledged. Help us salute those in military service, each of whom is at risk of just this final sacrifice, and to acknowledge the debt we owe those that completed their service with a folded flag. America is a nation today because of those that withstood the aggressions of other nations and entities, in order that their families, their communities, and the US Constitution, should remain intact and secure.
April 26, 2014. Swiss 3F -- it is back! Oh, yeah! Now we can ship Swiss 3F, if you order it. Sorry, just a bit excited, because we haven't been able to ship Swiss 3F, so we have been biting our nails, just wanting to sell, and then to ship! any Swiss 3F y'all might be interested in ordering. Only we couldn't ship any, 'cause we were out, so we wouldn't sell any, without any to ship. But now we can. Swiss 3F, back in stock.
April 21, 2014. Cap and Ball Loaders. Um, most of you noticed, they have been here a month or so, now. In stock, shipping both here and abroad (Thanks, all you Australians, and everyone else, too!). It seems y'all are buying one most every day. Thanks! Oh, and we are not out of our C&B Loaders.
April 10, 2014. Swiss 3Fg is gone. We went to the shelf, grabbed the last cans, and now we don't have any more to sell. We ordered more, but we haven't gotten it in yet, so we are out of stock, as Jerry likes to put it. But, um, we have another emty shelf. RWS #11 caps. Out of stock. Yep, we went to the shelves for caps, and those #11 RWS caps are gone. We are keeping the shelves ready, for both the RWS #11 caps and for the Swiss FFFg, but all we have to put there, for now, is a hope, and maybe a post-it note that says "on order", which won't help anyone, until those trucks get here. RWS #11 caps, Swiss FFFg, we just watch for that truck. Sorry.
April 9, 2014. Filler. We had some. We still got some. I put up a page again, so we can sell filler. You use this with the Cap and Ball loader, or for reloading cartridges, when you want a black powder load short of "full" in the casing. The filler lets you top up and seat the ball or bullet firmly, at the place you want. Filler it's back.
March 28, 2014. Cap and ball cylinder loaders -- getting closer. We are taking orders. Really. We expect a batch in come Monday, or so. So we will be shipping Cap and Ball Cylinder Loaders next week. If you buy one, that is. Oh, and I got around to cleaning up the web page, so online orders work, now. C & B Cylinder Loaders. A dozen sold; a hunderd arriving. (Hey, this is Arkansas, not Fifth Ave. Marketing Specialties and Novelties, esq., LLC!)
March 18, 2014. Cap and ball cylinder loaders. We got some, and they look good. Really good. Maybe not good like a tropical island sunset, but sort of like a well balanced hammmer in a skilled blacksmith's hand kind of looking good. One change is the brass thingy (Jerry and Naomi call it a "pin") that sets in the center of the stage for the cylinder to rotate about. The C & B Cylinder Loader still comes with the basic two pins (brass thingies), but now we offer an optional third pin for Walker and Dragoon cylinders. The optional pin (brass thingy) is $5 extra, if you buy it with the Cylinder Loader, and $8 if you order separately. Cylinder loaders, here.
March 17, 2014. Sorry. There was a message, but I didn't get it. So I blocked the CCI 0301 musket caps, as I was directed. So you cannot buy the CCI #0301 musket caps from us, at least online, for now. Often when this happens, it is because we ran out, and just plain don't feel right about selling stuff we don't have. Usually. But then, I didn't get the message, so I am just guessing why we shouldn't be selling more CCI #301 musket caps online. CCI 301 musket caps, blocked.
March 14, 2014. Jerred's surgery went well, he progresses now to a few days recovery before returning home. Therapy to restore range of motion to the shoulder, etc., will likely be intense, but should help get that glass of milk within reach.
February 27, 2014. Closed March 13. We won't be here. Jerred has some remedial surgery to improve motion of his left arm and hand -- they plan several skin grafts and releasing scar tissues. So we will be waiting with Jerred on that day. Don't expect the phones to answer on March 13, 'cause we will be at the hospital, praying for just another routine(!?) miracle, as his healing and recovery continues.
January 9, 2014. Just a bit more splash from the New Year. Bumped caps prices a buck or two -- and we also got CCI Musket and #11 Mag caps in today. We are still waiting on the CCI #10 amd #11 Regular caps. Sorry. CCI caps in, caps prices bumped up by shipping cost increases.
January 2, 2014. We're back! Hope your holidays were safe and filled with joy! Um, we noticed that we were blocking the 3F Scheutzen powders, um, for no real reason, since we got some in, and, well, really, we hope to sell it . . . now that it is here. You know? So, just thought we would mention that we have Scheutzen powder in F, FF, and FFF g, all ready to go. And, since we checked, it looks like the Diamondback won't be back. Sorry. It has been gone for a while, now, so it isn't like a cherished friend just disappeared, but still, not being able to look forward to the friend's retun (Diamondback 2F and 3F powders, that is) is a little sad. Bye, Diamondback! We gots Scheutzen FFFg! Have a prosperous New Year!
December 31, 2013. New year's prices, as of now. Sorry, if you were planning that last-minute, last-year-prices spree — it is already 2014 in the Powder, Inc. price list. The changes vary from a five pound order of GOEX 1F ($24.40 per pound, from $23.50 on 2013) to a twenty five (25) pound order of Swiss 4F ($22.60 per pound, from $22.40 in 2013). That is, the changes in price add up, but aren't too awful scary. New year, new prices. Hooray. Blessed be to all!
December 23, 2013. Fuse. Our fuse ran out. Fizzled out on us. The 65 foot rolls of 2.2 mm (just under 3/32nd inch), 33 seconds-per-foot, water resistant safety fuse rolled off the shelf, the last of them. For now. We plan on getting more 65 foot rolls, but haven't gotten any in, yet. So we stopped selling the 65 foot rolls of safety fuse, until, you know, we actually have some to sell. We still have the 20 foot rolls of safety fuse, and also still have rolls of the way fast fuse, too. But not the 65 foot rolls of safety fuse. For now.
December 4, 2013. Jerred is doing fine, walking more, gets into vehicles without help, he is getting more use from his hands — and going for his daily hour-and-forty mintues of therapy. Ouch. Thanks, again, for the support, prayers, and good wishes. We, all of us, appreciate that.
October 11, 2013. They let Jerred out of the (second, rehab) hospital today, and he is settling in with his family now at home. There are a couple of little things, like rehab five days a week for the next while and a home nurse visit seven days a week to help care for a few remaining spots. They are still managing the healing to minimuize scars, but he is getting closer to that cold glass of milk all by himself! That, and he is home with his wife and kids. It has been a long time getting this far, and today's routines seem like blessings, compared to the hospital time with all the initial worries. It will be a couple of months for healing to progress and for rehab to wind down, but it sure is good to have the boy back home.
October 7, 2013. Um, Jerred got a day-pass. We had him home last Saturday, for the day. Let's see, there was something else. Oh, yeah. Wah-Hoo!!1! Yeah, we are getting closer to having Jerred home, where he will continue his rehab as an outpatient. He is coming along well, but still has what they call "range of motion goals to attain". Heck, how can he enjoy a good, cold glass of milk when he has trouble bending his elbows, yet? His therapist claims another month of bending, twisting, “just a bit more”, and he will be enjoying life a bit more freely. After all the chores Jerred missed this summer, Mama is determined that the boy will be able and ready to do them Thanksgiving Day dishes. 'Cause there will be a bunch of us with a bunch to be thankful for. Jerred, getting closer to getting home. (Yay!)
September 6, 2013. Jerred is progressing well in rehab, healing is progressing nicely. It looks like another three-four weeks of therapy as he works, hard, on regaining strength and agility with his hands; the rest seems to be on track. Go Jerred!
August 26, 2013. Pardon us as we accompany Jerred on a move today -- he leaves his burn trauma unit to a new hospital, to a rehab unit today. Rehab is a lot less scary, if more work, than burn trauma, and a major leap along the road to recovery. Not that, not-quite-soon-enough, we look forward to having Jerred home again and let him learn the role of "out patient". Well, maybe we look forward to full recovery, just a little bit. Happy Monday!
August 15, 2013. Yesterday's surgery for Jerred went well, he is back up and gaining strength. Evidently this was number seven (7!) of the planned five major surgeries. Ahem. Current plan is a week or two recovering, followed by two to four weeks of rehab, then we look forward to bailing him out of that hospital with all it's blessings!
Augist 12, 2013. Jerred is doing well, walking the halls again, regaining his strength. His last major, inpatient surgery is scheduled for Wednesday. We expect several minor procedures over the next year for minor corrections, but recovery is proceeding very nicely. It will be more than good to have Jerred home again, where family belongs.
August 5, 2013. This month is looking good! We have powder on hand, shipping to catch up on orders, and Jerred was moved out of ICU this past weekend!
July 31, 2013. Great news on Jerred -- not much change! Jerred continues to heal, his lungs are clearing nicely, his skin grafts are doing well, just slow, steady progress. We look forward to getting Jerred moving about again, now that his lungs are clearing --- of course, we would also like to see him skipping and dancing on home, yet we feel blessed with where we are today. Thanks to everyone for your good wishes and prayers!
July 26, 2013. Old Eynsford, available now to order online. That's right. You no longer have to wait 'til Jerry and company get their morning coffee and you gots your work britches hitched up to order 'Old E' in 1.5F, 2F, and 3F granulations. Now you can order right during lunch time, or after supper, or at three in the A. M. in your skivvies that might shoulda been replaced a couple-five washes back (this is seriously in the 'don't ask and please don't tell side of the conversation). We don't care, even, if the socks had holes when you put them on! GOEX premium Old Eynsford, now order online.
July 26, 2013. Not much news on Jerred, which is a blessing. He is recovering from the surgery, from the pneumonia. They are working on returning to the level of awareness and activity he enjoyed just a while back, and he just keeps on healing. Thanks for the prayers and kind wishes!
July 22, 2013. Jerred's pneumonia still lingers. He is holding his own, but is sedated again. The surgery Friday went very long for those of us waiting, but put skin grafts on his arms, shoulders, chest, and belly, and a couple of touchups on his hands. Jerred's doctors are pleased with how very much they got done Friday, and with how well Jerred is progressing. Each graft is progress, and significantly reduces the risk of infection, so all progress here is good news. Physical therapy includes an XBOX game controller (hand and finger strength and control) and making faces with his daughter (facial muscles and emotional support for all of us). We are blessed with each step of progress, and with his continued recovery.
July 8, 2013. Some days you eat the bears, some days the bears . . We had a rough few days with Jerred. Wednesday pneumonia put a crimp im plans. We got thtrough the worst by Sunday, and he is still improving. His doctors put on hold the next in his series of surgeries (five down, more to go) for skin grafts and managing the burns from May's accident. He is stable, now, but it will be a few days before they reduce the sedation again while he rests to complete fighting this infection. We had gotten used to expecting to miss the potholes and washouts in the road to recovery, it is sobering to realize that the journey isn't over until it is over. Thanks for your prayers and good wishes, as we appreciate even more the blessings that come our way.
June 24, 2013. July 4th. We are taking this holiday to celebrate liberty and the founding of America. And also to celebrate our family and our community. Maybe even let some fireworks or other display remind us that sometimes peace isn't arrived at peacefully. Much of the time our Constitution has blessed America with peace in our transitions from government to government, and in the way most of us stand for our voice, and our choices, in daily and in public life. Celebrating our hopes for the future through enjoying the tools of the past, including black powder shooting, isn't such a bad way to keep our focus on hope. And on healthy respect for duty, honor, loyalty, and courage. Anyway, we will be out of the office July 4-7, back July 8th. (Note July 1 update, we will close July 3rd, through the 7th.) Think "safety!" when traveling or enjoying fireworks.
June 17, 2013. Jerred is still recovering. He had a tough surgery last Wednesday, and is progressing well. He has been up and walking, some, and we look forward to getting the precautionary splints off that have been supporting his elbows and knees. Thanks again for the good wishes and prayers, for Jerred and for his wife and family.
June 17, 2013. A week. With Gettysburg coming up in a very short week-and-a-half (starts June 28th, in case anyone forgets their history, or even their travel plans), our orders have slowed a bit, and we are catching up with orders. Most savvy and old hands (or savvy, old hands, too, I guess) have their orders in and their powder on hand. But the caissons are loaded, and won't be waiting for no tail-end-Charlie. Yes, we are shipping orders now about a week after we get the order. But the days march on, and it is really, really tight, now, for last minute orders. At least for Gettysburg orders. If you want some powder on hand, now, we are shipping closer to our target 2-4 days than we have in a while. Which is a bit of a relief, actually. Because we don't like the long delays, if we can help it. Shipping, now, about a week after we get the order.
June 3, 2013. Happy Monday, all! We are working on getting orders shipped, trying to get caught up again. The news from the hospital is good, Jerred is sitting up, walking with assistance, and dreaming of when they let him drink a cool glass of fresh milk. The surgeries have gone well, again, and therapy proceeds. Thanks to our customers for your good wishes, and thanks to all our customers for your patience as we work to catch up with your orders.
May 18, 2013.Jerry tells me, “There was a serious accident at our plant on May 14 involving our younger son.
He was critically injured and is in Arkansas Children’s Hospital Burn Unit in Little Rock, AR.
He has had his first surgery and the doctor’s are amazed at his progress.
He is looking at several weeks in the hospital, and we expect a full recovery.
The out pouring of prayers, love and support from our customers have been overwhelming. We will report updates on his condition.
February 26, 2013. Scheutzen powders -- a belated Happy New Year! Prices up! Hah. Sorry, we just had to double-check that invoice from a couple weeks ago -- and the Scheutzen powder prices went up. So ours does, too. The price on Scheutzen powders - F, FF, FFF -- went up a whopping nickel a pound, for five (5) and ten (10) pound orders -- but the choker is the twenty five (25) and fifty (50) pound prices went up 55 cents a pound. We don't like surprising folks, and usually don't appreciate surprises ourselves, but this one was unexpected. Scheutzen, prices up.
February 21. 2013. Pinnacle 2F, gone. We couldn't get more from the maker, and so we stopped selling Pinnacle 2F, then we found a responsible fella with a goodly sized bunch of extra(!?) Pinnacle 2F on hand, and so we unexpectedly had more Pinnacle 2F. Until today (well, yesterday, I forgot to check my emails). So, until we find another goodly sized cache of Pinnacle 2F (at a wondrously profitable price), we are out of Pinnacle 2F. The Pinnacle 3F, now, if you are looking for 3F black powder substitute, we still have the Pinnacle 3F. Pinnacle 2F, gone.
February 11, 2013. Caps. Not the coon skin ("North American raccoon", that is) kind used to cover that top-notch, the muzzleloader kind. Caps. We are running low, with resupply sometime but we don't know quite when. We are hoping within a couple weeks, and we really hope it will be less than 3 1/2 years from now. (That's us. Hopeful.) Call to order caps ( Toll Free (877) 833-1799) while we have some left.
December 12, 2012. Olde Eynsford. Olde Eynsford. (Sorry, I swear there should be another "e" after the n, or something. But, no!) Olde Eynsford. There. Three times, typed correctly. I hope I got it, now. Anyway, GOEX has added Royal Blend, 1 1/2 F, Olde Eynsford to the list of fine GOEX® powders. (It goes "boom" with a bang, I guess. I haven't seen it yet.) GOEX claims “Olde Eynsford is ideal for cartridge and round ball competitors who demand precise shot placement at long distances”. And, “Its uniformly tight grain size ensures consistent shot to shot performance .. higher velocities are attained with Olde Eynsford.” Look for this premium GOEX® black powder "early in 2013".
September 17, 2012. 45-60 Jamison Brass -- we are out. We don't know when more will be available, and we cannot find a better story. We would like to have better news, or at least a better story. But we are out, and that is all we are sure of for now. That is all we are sure of, about the 45-60 Jamison Brass, that is. We know lots of other things, just not when the Jamison brass will be back in stock. 45-60 Jamison Brass, out. Sorry.
Yes, we keep office hours, and answer the phone during those times. Office hours start at eight o'clock, Central time (like Chicago and Houston -- that is in Texas, you know -- and in Mt Ida, down in Montgomery County, AR). 'Cause we can get our eyes open with less coffee, then. We hope. Oh, and the coffee ran out early a couple weeks back on a Friday afternoon, and the vote was "Maybe next time." But we kinda got in the habit of early weekend hours on Friday. And we started closing at 4:00 P.M. on Fridays. Office hours, open at 8 a.m. instead of 7, early outs on Friday.
We ship Shogun Safety Fuse to purchasers in the US. That is the good news. For those outside the US, you folks get the bad news, because we cannot afford to ship safety fuse outside the US. Sorry, people of the world (except for those in the US, of course, because we will be pleased to ship safety fuse to you. If you buy our safety fuse.) Shogun Safety Fuse. US Sales only.
These nifty gadgets that connect the lanyard to the charged cannon and sets the whole train in motion, can be tough to find. We have a limited supply; call (877) 833-1799, during business hours, CDT, etc.) to order 50 or 100 Friction Caps.
We heard the tales of woe about the fuse to a stump-charge fizzling out under damp or wet ground. We now have for your delight waterproof(?!) fuse. 2.2mm Shogun Safety Fuse, burns hot at 32-33 seconds per foot, in 65-foot rolls. We will be carrying the Way Fast 3.0 mm Safety Fuse as well, so you can clearly choose which of the three kinds of Safety Fuse you need to light your fire. So to speak.
CCI #10, #11, and the 24% hotter, #11 magnum caps. For revolver, muzzleloader, and muzzleloader hot shooters, respectively, we can pack a few with a small black powder order on our CapsNPowder page. You can place larger caps orders on the caps page on BlackDawgeCartridge.com. And the regular Powder page is still our regular Powder page. For regular black powder orders. Oh, you ought to know what I mean. Really. We just added the new caps types on the same pages where the CCI four-winged Musket caps were. And didn't change the black powder page for the new caps. Because there weren't any caps on the Order Black Powder page, and there still aren't any caps on the Order Black Powder page. Not because we don't want you to order caps and black powder (we do, that is why there is a caps page on BlackDawgeCartidge.com, and a CapsNPowder page on PowderInc.com, after all) but because it would make the OrderBlackPowder page look cluttered. Caps. CCI #10, #11, #11 magnum.
Skirmish black powder
We now offer skirmish black powder, a good, low cost powder for cannon (#1) and rifle and pistol (#3) use. Try this new Skirmish powder to figure out what it does for you. We figure that re-enactors, cowboy action shooting, and some hunters will enjoy this consistent blackpowder.
GOEX Reenactor black powder
GOEX Reenactor black powder. Here, now. Good for low pressure use for recreational shooting, with muzzleloaders - shines for blank fire in carbines, pistols, muskets, and cannon.
New Diamondback Powders web site
The Diamondback Powders web site is moving to a new domain (still the same powders, the same info on the web site), we updated our Links page - and you might want to, as well. The new home is http://www.diamondbackpowders.com.
Two jags, with the C & B Cylinder Loader
Our justly famed and cherished Cap and Ball Cylinder Loader ships with two loading jags. I know we had been saying it ships with three, and it used to, until, ahem, that changed. Sorry for the mis-information.
Skirmish powder was popular, back when we had it, and we hated to disappoint those that wanted more. We think this is a decent black powder for shooters, and we are bringing it back, sometime real soon now. A couple of caveats. The price will be similar to before, but not quite as inexpensive. And we cannot give granulations. The reason we cannot state granulations for the new, coming Skirmish powders? Here is the reason: Because, that's why. At least, that is how I understand it. So look for Skirmish #1 for use in cannon, and Skirmish #3 for rifle and pistol.
Musket caps, the kind that go with muzzle loading and sets off the blackpowder, not the fur kind or Amazon.com toy coonskin kind. We gots 'em on Black Dawge Cartridge.com. And coming here, too. *cough* Working on it. Anyway, the prices dropped on the caps, too, about $5 per order. Check 'em out.
The end of the COWBOY . . and the Cartridge GOEX powders
GOEX is discontinuing the COWBOY and CARTRIDGE grade powder. We have a limited supply of the COWBOY only, and will ship "first-come, first-serve". Until it is gone. Once it is gone, uh, . . we won't ship any more? Oh, right. When it is gone, it is gone. Cie la vie. Sayonara. Adios. Finit. Caput. Listed on the "extinct" list. "So long, it's been good to know ye" and all that.
Migrating, cartridges, and BlackDawgeCartridge.com
We are gathering the Black Dawge products and stuff besides black powder on the BlackDawgeCartridge.com web site. And we added the Safety Fuse page here on PowderInc.com, complete with a real, live, actual scanned copy of the warning blurb on the Safety Fuse package label. Honest! Just keep in mind, that the bullets and cartridges and brass and Cap and Ball Cylinder Loaders and powder flasks and powder measures and HiLux scopes have moved. When you leave the PowderInc.com site now, to look at bullets, etc., you leave your PowderInc.com shopping cart behind. So buy your powder and safety fuse (for those cannon boomers out there), then gander at the Black Dawge pages. And, yes, I know the Black Dawge pages look just like the Powder Inc pages for bullets, etc. They list the same great products, after all, just less brassy yellow and more hunter green colors on the page. Just, you know, don't get lost trying to get the bullets and black powder into the same shopping cart anymore, 'cause we now have separate shopping carts for Black Dawge Cartridge and for Powder, Inc.
We have safety fuse on hand, Shogun 3.00 mm (3 mm divided by 25.4 mm per inch, would be about 0.118 inches, or 7.5/64ths of an inch. Ain't metric a hoot?) green safety fuse. This is a vigorous and reliable fuse, timed at 1 foot in 28 seconds. We have 20 foot rolls in stock now.
Frusrated with half-full cartridges? Decided that playground sand isn't the safest filler?
(Please don't try this. If the kiddies don't complain about losing their sand,
it will likely act more like shrapnel when you try to fire it.
I can't think sand is recommended for long barrel life, neither.)