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.
December 4, 2013. There is a new year coming, with a new price list, 'cause shipping, and GOEX, have both told us there will be new prices. More about that, later. Also, looking back -- we haven't had that "wait'in for 't truck" dance for a bit, now. Seems like a nice change, 'round here.
December 4, 2013. The rumors are flying 'round here. We have been checking into getting some more of our Cap and Ball loaders out there -- and it has not happened. Yet. Maybe, we might have a lead, but we gots none. And, when we get some, we will let y'all know. Promise. No new C&B Loaders. Yet.
November 6, 2013. Oh, now here is a surprise. What with Thanksgiving coming, we are looking ahead to do something radical. No, no, keep it simple, please. We will be giving thanks. With family and related activities, and yes, I suppose someone or other might actually set the alarm early for that fancy Black Friday shopping thing. Again. So. We are planning to close up shop for the holiday. Closed for Thanksgiving on November 28th & 29th.
November 6, 2013. Office will be closed this Friday, November 8. A beloved elder in our family passed away quietly, and we plan to remember her and celebrate her life.
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 28, 2013. Our truck came in! All GOEX powders, back in stock. Pay no 'ttention to the folks dancin' and carryin' on out back. GOEX. It's all here.
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.
July 8, 2013. Fuse. Safety fuse. The 20 foot rolls of safety fuse, 28 seconds per foot, is back in stock.
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 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 ("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 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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