October 11th, 2013

Midsouth Shooters Supply Has Popular Norma Powders in Stock

Norma gun powder 203B MRP midsouthNeed powder but can’t find your favorite Alliant, Hodgdon, or IMR propellant? Then consider using Norma powders. These are available now from Midsouth Shooters Supply. Norma 203B is very, very close to Alliant Reloder 15, and is made by the same manufacturer (Bofors). That makes it a great choice for the 6mmBR and 6mm Dasher. Norma 204 has a burn rate similar to H4350 (though you need to modify the charge weight). Norma MRP has a burn rate similar to Alliant Reloder 22 (a little bit slower than H4831sc on Hodgdon’s Chart). For those of you shooting the 30BR or small cartridges with light bullets, consider Norma 200. It has a burn rate very similar to IMR 4198 and H4198.

Midsouth Shooters Supply currently has large quantities of Norma Powder in stock, in both 1-pound and 8-pound sizes. You’ll find Norma 200, 202, 203B, 204, MRP (8-lb only), and URP (1-lb) only. As we said, if your powder supplies are dwindling, you may want to pick up some of these quality Norma propellants. Midsouth’s prices are very reasonable. Here are Midsouth’s Norma powder inventories as of 2:00 pm ET on October 11, 2013.

Norma 200 NORMA 200 – 1 POUND
Item: 079-0660
Status: In Stock
Price: $25.84
NORMA 200 – 8 POUND
Item: 079-0662
Status: In Stock
Price: $192.34
Norma 202 NORMA 202 – 1 POUND
Item: 079-0668
Status: In Stock
Price: $25.84
NORMA 202 – 8 POUND
Item: 079-0670
Status: In Stock
Price: $192.34
Norma 203B NORMA 203B – 1 POUND
Item: 079-0672
Status: In Stock
Price: $25.84
NORMA 203B – 8 POUND
Item: 079-0674
Status: In Stock
Price: $192.34
Norma 204 NORMA 204 – 1 POUND
Item: 079-0676
Status: In Stock
Price: $25.84
NORMA 204 – 8 POUND
Item: 079-0678
Status: In Stock
Price: $192.34
Norma MRP NORMA MRP – 1 POUND
Item: 079-0680
Status: Out of Stock
Price: $25.84
NORMA MRP – 8 POUND
Item: 079-0682
Status: In Stock
Price: $192.34
Norma URP NORMA URP – 1 POUND
Item: 079-0688
Status: In Stock
Price: $25.84
NORMA URP – 8 POUND
Item: 079-0690
Status: Out of Stock
Price: $192.34

WARNING: If you do try Norma powders in place of other propellants, do NOT substitute loads without consulting established load manuals. Even though powders many have similar listed burn rates, you should never assume that load recipes will be the same at all. When trying a new powder, check manufacturers’ load data tables, and always start low and work up slowly.

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October 11th, 2013

New High-Tech Handgun Safe Has RFID, GPS, Biometric Functions

Would you like a handgun safe that opens instantly when you wave your hand over it? Science fiction? No, with modern RFID technology, this is now a reality. The Gun Box, a sleek, metal-boded handgun safe, employs the latest technology to offer instant access with high security. The basic RF Gun Box opens in response to a personalized RFID chip in a wristband or ring. The Biometric Gun Box offers both Fingerprint-scan and RFID (radio) opening. The premier-level Gun Box has both RFID and Biometric access PLUS a built-in, battery-powered GPS transmitter that tracks the unit’s location if the Gun Box is ever “lifted” by a thief. The top-of-the line model’s internal accelerometer even allows the Gun Box to notify the owner if it is moved, tilted, or opened.

Watch the Video to See How the Gun Box Works (this is pretty amazing).

the gunbox gun box handgun safe biometric RFIS GPS

We like it when an inventor comes up with a “better mousetrap”, or in this case, a better handgun safe. Ryan Hyde, the Utah-based inventor of the Gun Box, is seeking “crowd-funding” donations to move his innovative product to the next level (full production). The Gun Box is seeking $100,000 via its Indiegogo Campaign with funding options ranging from $10 to $390. You can pre-order a Gun Box, or just donate some cash in return for a T-shirt or other swag.

the gunbox gun box handgun safe biometric RFIS GPS

the gunbox gun box handgun safe biometric RFIS GPS

A next-generation gun safe, The Gun Box has many unique features:

  • RFID and/or fingerprint access (no traditional key or passcode).
  • Alert notifications when Gun Box is opened, moved, or tampered.
  • Strong, die-cast aluminum alloy shell 0.15 to .20 inches thick
    (3-5 times thicker than most).
  • Long-life internal batteries (plus AC power).
  • Power-Only (no data transfer) USB Ports
  • Fully enclosed internal hinges.
  • Pry-resistant lap joint.
  • Kensington lock port for security cable.
  • GPS tracking.
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