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Old May 9, 2019, 10:46 AM   #10
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Local stores won't sell it anymore, too costly apparently, but Idk why that is. I can buy 50 lbs of black powder and not pay a dime to keep it in my closet, but a store can't buy 50 lbs of it and sell it without having to pay some sort of fee? Doesn't make sense to me.
Sale of BP now requires controlled access (only authorized employees) and approved, secure storage (a dedicated BP safe).
The additional hassle, expense, and storage space required push it beyond the threshold of what most retailers are willing to deal with.

There are only four places that I know of, where I can still get BP, within 200 miles of my city. One is Bear River (posted by Wyosmith), to the east. Another is a BP specialty shop, to the west. And the third is a "surplus" store, just north of Ogden, Utah.
There was a fourth, another BP specialty shop, but the owner is dying and only opens his shop for friends (the guy has always been jerk when I talked to him and/or tried to buy something from him - even before the illness - so I don't qualify ).

They're more than happy to sell you the Pyrodex crap that rots your guns unless you spend an hour cleaning them thoroughly every time you shoot.
If you don't clean thoroughly after you shoot BP, you're in for a rude awakening.
Don't even try it. It's even worse than the internet would lead you to believe.
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