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Power Outage: 2 Mar 2018

UPDATE: As of ~11p we have been without power for a full twenty four hours now. The wind is still loudly swirling around outside so doubt there will be a quick resolution. We noticed earlier that every meter on the Red Hill Substation is currently with out power. Watch here for updates.


EARLIER: As of 3:30p we still have no power.  There will be no walk in shop hours today (4:30p-7p). We will coordinate something for transfer pick ups over the weekend (once the power is back). Watch here for updates.


EARLIER: We have been without power since ~11:00p yesterday. CVEC Outage map now has over 5,600 outages. The Red Hill Substation is usually (or at least seems to be) last to be addressed because we are the smallest (least number of customers). Thus we may not have power back for awhile.

We will not be holding appointments or shop hours during the outage. We will update the website as we know more.

We will still be here to meet the shipping companies that are bringing incoming transfers.

Lyman Product Safety and Recall Notice

Lyman Products Corp. is recalling certain black powder rifles and pistols due to the potential of separation in the breech plug.

This recall includes black powder rifles and pistols regardless of caliber (including Deerstalker, Great Plains, Great Plains Hunter, Trade Rifle, Plains Pistol, Black Powder Kits, and replacement barrels; excluding Percussion Left Hand Great Plains and Left Hand Great Plains Hunter models) manufactured from March 1, 2017 to December 22, 2017. Barrels with the serial number in the range of A595960–A599026 are subject to this recall.

If you have a recalled item or do not know if you have a recalled item, immediately discontinue any use of the product(s) and contact the Lyman Customer Service Department.

Additional information and contact details can be found at the Lyman Recall webpage. ⇒


There is snow/ice on the ground. In an effort to not damage the new driveway I am not going to remove the snow/ice.

I am in the shop working today. I am not going to make any appointments until the snow/ice is gone. If you would like to come to the shop I will be here.  I recommend that you wait until the snow/ice has gone.

Please do not tear up the driveway trying to get up it.

Happy New Year Y’all!

As we bring 2017 to a close, Virginia and I would like to thank all of you for making 2017 so successful. We will strive to make 2018 even better.

While you are dreaming of all the fresh starts you will make in the year to come, remember to add shooting to your list of resolutions.

We wish you and yours all the Blessings you could hope for in the coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the land that would become the United States of America, Thanksgiving has been celebrated in one form or another, on and off since 1621. It became an official holiday when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Americans have celebrated it ever since.

The meaning behind Thanksgiving is different for each of us. This makes sense as we are all different. It doesn’t matter if you gathered together today for unity, to teach the young about your heritage, to reflect on the abundance of gifts that fill your life, or to praise God Virginia and I hope that you found what you were looking for.

We wish you and yours a warm and heartfelt holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!