May 22, 2013. Office closed for the day, Wednesday, back tomorrow. Jerry tells me the office will be closed for today. Another in a series of surgeries for his son is taking up our attention today. Bless all.
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.
May 8, 2013. Two things. GOEX 4F -- out. Second thing. 2-3 weeks to ship an order. We are working through the backorders, trying to get that shipping delay down to a reasonable 2-4 days, but we aren't there. And we need another GOEX truck to bring us enough powder to put some, like, on the shelf, you know? Instead all our GOEX, now, is stacked by the door (figuratively speaking; safety and other regulations and safe working habits take precedence, but you know what I mean). And we don't see an extra GOEX truck visiting any time soon. Our fond hope is still to get the June truck here a few days early. Our fonder hope is that the GOEX truck delivers all we ordered. But that is about as likely, so far this year, as, well, an extra shipment from GOEX. Sorry. Now our GOEX FFFFg is off the shelf and stacked in that "Pending Shipping" lineup, just waiting for the shipping queue of pickup vans to get the next days' orders on their way, then the next day, etc. And the lineup is two weeks long (on paper; the powder is still safely stored. But I said that. Sorry). GOEX 4F, out. Shipping, 2-3 weeks.
May 3, 2013. We got a truck in last night. It had some powders we were looking for. We are already shipping out backorders, but. . We didn't get half the GOEX 3F we were looking for, but we can take care of most of our current backorders. The GOEX F, FF, Cannon, and Skirmish #3 (which is not an FFF powder grade, just because) are in, and we are working through backorders, but . . See, the backlog of orders is still running ahead of our supplies. Surprised, huh? Well, it is still disappointing for us, too. So you can call in to pre-order off the next truck (maybe by the end of the month of May, 2013), but we don't have enough, yet, to reopen the online order forms for GOEX F, FF, FFF, Cannon, or Skirmish #3 powders. GOEX truck is in; working through backorders.
April 23, 2013 Slow shipping. We have been catching up, a little bit. (Except for what we ran out of. Sorry.) Most orders are now shipping within 5-7 business days after we get the order, assuming the release form and everything is in order, etc. OK, so a quibble here and a quibble there. Stuff happens. And we are still working to get that delay back to our customary 2-3 days delay. Catching up, 5-7 days to ship.
April 22, 2013. GOEX F. Oh, truck, oh, truck, we await you! And, oh-by-the-way, we ran out of GOEX 1F, too.
April 18, 2013. KIK F. Skirmish #3. Out. While we treasure the tranquility of the vista of shelves emptied of the clutter of unsold black powder, this isn't fun for us. See, when we get an order in, or answer the phone when good people asking, "Uh, powder?", why, it darkens our days to have nothing but bare shelves to turn to. But here we are. The KIK 1F might be six-eight weeks out, the #3 Skirmish (not "Skirmish 3F", because) is supposed to be on the next truck in "a few" weeks. *sigh* KIK F, #3 Skirmish, out.
April 10, 2013. GOEX Cannon, out of stock. We are hoping for more the end of April, when the next truck is scheduled to arrive. Well, we hope that it does arrive, and we really really hope it delivers a bunch of stuff. Including GOEX Cannon powder. Out.
March 25, 2013. Happy Monday! . . um, The GOEX 3F is gone. Well, there is some stacked around here, but all in piles for shipping tomorrow, or the day after, etc. We cleared all the back orders, but there is nothing left on hand to order. Yep. That means if you *do* call, and *do* order GOEX 3F now, we will have to backorder your request until the next truck, which will hopefully be sometimes in April, if all goes well. Of course, if all went well, we wouldn't have bare shelves today, so take that with a grain of salt. GOEX 3F, all out. Again."'
March 20, 2013. The truck got here this morning, about 7:40 am. And we *have* been busy. We unloaded a lot of powders, we answered a bunch of phone calls -- and started shipping backordered powders. (Um,we were kinda glad, to get to that part!) As of now, the 3F Swiss is back in stock, ready to order. We got the 2F and 3F GOEX in, but like last time, we got less than we would like, so we are only be taking orders for GOEX 2F and 3F over the phone. We can fill the backorders, but new orders for GOEX 2F and 3F won't be delivered until at least the end of April. New GOEX 2F and 3F orders will not ship until we catch up on the backorders -- and might have to wait until another truck (April, or it could be May; stuff happens). Olde Eynsford -- we got some. A little bit of the 'Olde E' (I call it "old inn-sferd") -- in 1.5F, 2F, and 3F. Phone orders only on the Old Eynsford premium powders, until we get in enough to open online orders for this powder, as well. Truck is in, we are filling backorders, Swiss 3F is back, Olde Eynsford by phone.
March 11, 2013. Swiss 3F -- out of stock. Maybe we get some next week with the weekly truck, maybe in April. We don't know when we will get more Swiss 3F in. Until then, we won't be shipping any Swiss 3F, because we don't have it, and won't have it until we, um, get some. If that makes sense. Swiss 3F out.
February 26, 2013. Scheutzen powders -- a belated Happy New Year! Prices up! Hah. Sorry, we 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 20, 2013. OK, the prognosticators amongst us likely predicted it, and those that worry were right to worry. GOEX. Yep. The truck came in. We unloaded the truck. We have been catching up on back orders, while new orders been just flying in. And our stock of GOEX 2F is now, officially, sadly, low. Call to order. We haven't run comletely out of the GOEX 3F, yet. But there really isn't enough left to count. So, likely by the time you read this far (sorry), the GOEX 3F will have been sucked, completely, into the outgoing, backorder stream. Sorry for running short, again. We *are* trying to line up another order from GOEX, maybe in the next hour or so, if we had our 'druthers, but likely won't be this week, if this month. And, we are further behind on shipping that we like, maybe 8-10 shipping days (that is, like, two weeks, to the rest of us). *sigh* GOEX 2F, call, 3F, out.
February 18, 2013. Yes, yes, the truck came in, the Scheutzen, GOEX, and Meal-D are in. And we are still backed up, expect at least a week's delay on any powder orders for bit. We normally ship powder within 2-3 days of the order, but we will be a while getting back to that promptness. Sorry. Truck, in.
February 14, 2013. Today is Thursday, Valentine's Day. But it is not "Backorder Relief" Day. That awaits the truck, now plugging its way through Kansas. It should get in tonight, and we can start unloading First Thing in the morning. Orders awaiting the powder on the truck will be shipped in the order they were received. And it looks like nearly a week to get everything shipped. We have those pesky rules and things, you know, like only 100 pounds on this truck, and FedEx and UPS only have a truck or three to send for pickups, and even then there are limits how many pounds can be in their shipping facility and transport trucks. *sigh* Call, if you must, but we will be getting everything out as quick as we can, barring time spent talking on the phone . . Truck in, tomorrow.
February 11, 2013. Caps. Not the coon ("North American raccoon", that is) skin 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.
February 6, 2013. Diamondback 2F, breaking news. Well, news. OK, so an oversight. We are out (that part isn't news, we said that before, and haven't gotten more in [we would have mentioned that]). But we thought we would have some after the first of the year. I mean, we thought after the first of this year. And we don't. We don't have any, yet, that is. Because the first of the year, whether first day, or first month, that was a month ago. And we still don't have any. The thing is, the Diamondback 2F should be coming in when the 3F does. And, really, we don't have a good guess about when that is. It won't be this week, or likely this month, but surprises do happen, and we keep hoping. Until further news (or oversights, whatever), Diamondback 2F, still out.
January 10, 2013. Olde Eynsford. No, not today. We are told (heavy sigh) that Old E (as one wag would have it) is scheduled for release in March. Olde Eynsford. Coming soon.
January 1, 2013. Oops. Prices went up, mostly, today, for those ordering online. Because we are still partying and shooting anvils, er, maybe we are just resting and enjoying a bit of holiday. Whatever -- we will be back tomorrow, and those not ordering online can also order, and your prices will be the new and improved prices, too, with increased freight and manufacturer prices baked in! I noticed that we are getting closer to the Olde Eynsford as a real product, what with the prices listed, now. New year, new price list, Welcome! to 2013!
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".
October 26, 2012. Diamondback 3F and 2F -- out. Gone. We sold what we had, now we wait for our ship to come in. (I said ship, ship, with a "P", one of those boat things that sails the ocean from the US to, say, Brazil, and comes back with an order of, say, Diamondback powder. "Ship", I said, "ship". Sheesh.) And, no, we don't know what date our ship will come in. Last time it was almost a surprise when the phone rang and we heard, "Uh, were you the guys that wanted this DiamondBack powder?", and we said, "Yep. Drop it off anytime after, oh, about five minutes from now, OK?" So we don't have a guess about when we will have it. One thing I can do, is to let you know when it arrives. Because we will want to be selling it, right away, to folks that want to buy it, because that is just the kind of people we are. Diamndback FFFg & FFg, out.
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.)
Breaking news (as of July 22, 2009). Chamber size on black powder shot shells is 2 3/4" long. This is the same size they have been. We just thought it would be nice to list it, so you don't have to guess.
New Winchester '76 cartridge
We now carry a Winchester '76 cartridge in 45-60 caliber. In two styles, GOEX Black Powder, 350 gr. RNFP, and 45-60 Blackhorn 209, 300 gr. FP. Another new cartridge is the Trapdoor carbine Original Military Load, 45-70 405 Gr RNFP. Order these new cartridges on the Ammo page. We also now carry Jamison 45-60 brass; order that on the Catalog page (a brass page is coming real soon, now).
Delays in shipping
Powder, Inc. is not responsible for delays encountered after your order is picked up by FedEx or UPS.
Ammo Brass Sale
As part of the Overstock Sale, we have several thousand pieces of new cartridge brass for sale, in 44 Cal. - either Russian or Remington Magnum Starline. See the buttons on the Black Dawge Cartridge web site Catalog page.
Scopes from Leatherwood Optics!
Powder, Inc. is now a distributor for Leatherwood / Hi-Lux Optics Scopes! We now carry the classic Wm. Malcolm scope, as seen in the recent movie “3:10 to Yuma”. The Malcolm scope is built using modern optics to an authentic Wm. Malcolm style. The Short Barrel Malcolm Telescopic Rifle Sight combines superior optics with a 3x shorter form for cowboy and lever action rifles, and other shorter barrel rifles, as well as most longer barrel rifles, too.
We are pleased to carry the Toby Bridges Special Edition scope for Muzzleloaders. This 3x9 by 40mm scope has also been used successfully on shotguns.
We offer ammo cartridges in quality Blackpowder loads.
You may also order by faxing your completed statement of release with your credit card information, including expiration date, 3-digit number on the back of your card at the end of the signature line and what items you would like to order. FAX: 479-754-6281.
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