Monthly Archives: July 2014
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 …
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!
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?
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 …