Category Archives: general

Exit Pupil

Exit pupil is one of many factors used in determining an optic’s performance in low light. It is calculated by dividing the optic’s objective lens diameter by the optic’s magnification.1

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.


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!