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Monthly Archives: July 2014

29 Jul

How Thermal Works:

Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye; it's the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat. Even very cold objects, like ice cubes, emit infrared.Heat is also called infrared or thermal. The thermal imaging unit creates a picture that shows the differences in heat, some are able to show the tiniest differences in heat and display them as shades of grey in …

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25 Jul

My last two blogs have been on reloading, so I think it is safe to say this is quickly becoming a serious hobby of mine.  Last month I wrote that I had a Hornady Lock-N-Load Power Case Prep Center coming.  Well, I finally received it, and have since then trimmed and prepped around 1,000 cases! 










The purpose of this device is to combine all of the major case prep tools into one unit – the major benefits of which are, saving space on the reloading bench and the ability to quickly …

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18 Jul

There is a TON of information out there both on the web, in books, and in people’s heads about how to buy a safe and features of them.  However, there are always special circumstances that need more specific attention and information.   I myself had a few criterion with a smaller house with some tight corners.  While everyone wants the “big” safe, in smaller homes you just don’t have the room to get it in there…or do you?

 Can you still have a bigger safe?  Well, yes.  However, you do need to make compromises.  While I like having a larger safe, …

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01 Jul

I get to look through a lot of optics.

Manufacturers bring in pre-production samples, asking what we like and don’t like about their new products.  There are trade shows – the NRA Convention, the SHOT Show and the like – that have every product, ready for sale or not, on display.  We don’t have a retail storefront, but I do wander about in our competitor’s stores, checking out the optics and leaving strategically placed business cards behind.  I request that items be pulled from stock for inspection, to answer a customer’s question or to satisfy my own curiosity about something …

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