Archive for October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! And though it may be a very glum and rainy day here in West Monroe, I’ve got a preview of tomorrow’s Free Friday gift to cheer you guys up! We have another Red Jacket Tee signed by Kris Ford to give away! So if you missed out on the first, here is your chance to nab another!

red Jacket Tee
You still have time to get your entry in if you haven’t yet. http://bit.ly/19aJUpT Click the Link to sign up. (If you click the link on your phone it will open on your phone’s browser) And don’t worry. Winning on Fridays doesn’t hurt your chances to win the Grand Prize in December. So don’t hesitate to enter early and enjoy every Friday’s Raffle!

This Week’s Gallery of Gun’s Feature

55130Beautiful Camo Mossberg Flex 500 Hunting & Defense 12G Shotgun Combo available to order through our Gallery of Guns. On sale through November 5th for almost HALF the retail price!!! http://bit.ly/1cpDjyn

October 25 — Free Friday Winner

And our Winner is… Joe Todd from West Monroe, Louisiana. We have a Blackhawk holster waiting for you here. You have until 4pm to claim it. Call us, contact us on Facebook, or come see us!

Free Friday– October 25

Today’s Free Friday Prize is a Blackhawk ambidextrous holster perfect for conceal revolvers!

blackhawk revolver pancake
We will be drawing our Free Friday prize winner at noon today! You still have time to get your entry in if you haven’t yet. http://bit.ly/19aJUpT Click the Link to sign up. (If you click the link on your phone it will open on your phone’s browser) And don’t worry. Winning on Fridays doesn’t hurt your chances to win the Grand Prize in December. So don’t hesitate to enter early and enjoy every Friday’s Raffle!

Adventures in Tool Repair: A ‘Current’ Event

“How would you like your grinder, sir?”

“Well done, please. Thank you.”

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Time and time again, we see tools that look like they need to be admitted to the burn ward at the local hospital. A defective tool straight from the manufacturer is possible, but rare. Sometimes, the tool is either over-used or abused. But there are other circumstances that can cause a tool to ‘spontaneously combust’, so to speak. Today, I’ll be focusing on one reason in particular: Extension Cords.

Extension cords come in a variety of lengths and gauges. The wire in these cords carry electricity very well because copper is an excellent conductor, but there is a drawback: There is still some resistance in copper and resistance causes heat! All tools require a certain amount of amperage to run correctly. The amp draw of any power tool can be found on the decal sticker/plate where the model is found. Using the incorrect length and gauge of extension cord will causes the voltage to drop, which in turn will cause the tool to run slower that intended. This can have a devastating effect on the cord, and more importantly, the tool!

Example: If you have a 25 foot, 16 gauge extension cord, you should only use a tool that uses 13 amps or less.

Below is a link for choosing the right extension cord for many different home applications. Using the correct extension cord can not only save your brand-new power tool, but it can also prevent electrical fires in your own home. Safety is key when using any kind of electrical apparatus. A little bit of knowledge regarding extension cords can easily prevent a hefty repair bill, or even worse… An insurance claim.

Extension Cord Guide

 

Frog Lube — A Trading Post Favorite!

 

If you haven’t heard of FrogLube, you’re missing out. This is one product our Glock Armorers here stand by 100%. Every trigger job that is done here has a courtesy cleaning and coat of the FrogLube CLP.

What is FrogLube? FROGLUBE® is a NEW and IMPROVED GUN CLEANER AND CLP. It is a cutting-edge biodegradable lubricant made from “food-grade” ingredients and products in the USA using a proprietary formula. It is a non-toxic substance that dissolves carbon, grease, and sludge on contact. It has a heavy specific gravity which allows it to “season” the metal by absorbing deep into the pores and results in a durable slippery surface that reduces friction. Metal, plastic, urethane, nylon or other durable surfaces treated with FrogLube are rejuvenated, preserved and will give extended years of service. FrogLube will not harm the environment. It’s safe for all materials and is even safe to EAT!

Oh, and it smells AMAZING!

But, does it work?  Hell yes it works!

So follow the simple instructions for application. As long as you can do that, I think you’ll find that it is the greatest gun cleaner/lube to have ever been brought to market.

We use the CLP in both the liquid and paste form on the guns we service here. FrogLube performs best if you first heat the surface to open the pores of the metal. You can do this at home with a simple hairdryer or laying it out in direct sunlight for a few hours. Then when you apply the CLP, it impregnates itself into material. The Minty smell is a finishing touch, making this lubricant our top choice!

And it’s not just for guns! Yes, It’s main design is for use as a gun lubricant and CLP. But why stop there? We’ve seen it used on knives, scissors, tools, axes, and even Airsoft guns. Keep your metal items from rusting, mechanical parts gliding with ease, gears running smoothly. Less friction. Longer life. Since FrogLube is non-corrosive to plastics and rubber, it is the preferred lubricant and preservative for O-rings, non-ferrous and rubber parts. FrogLube will actually condition O-rings and improve compressed air and pressure tank retention properties.

Still on the fence about trying it? Feel free to speak with our resident Gun Technician and Armorer Rueben and he will clear up any questions you may have. We also have a demonstration video playing during business hours in our holster room!

It’s not the first plant-based CLP, and it probably won’t be the last. But the difference between this one and others we’ve tried is that it actually works. And it doesn’t just work, it works exceedingly well. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that attest to it’s overwhelming ability to preserve, protect, and enhance your firearm. So don’t just take our word for it. Feel free to check out the numerous videos that sing their praises.

We now stock several FrogLube products including the CLP, Solvent, Starter Kits, and 1oz sample sizes!

The Trading Post’s Christmas Countdown

63 days until Christmas. Do you have your shopping list ready? Well, we can help you cross one item off that list and save you some money doing it! We are giving away a FREE Keltec PMR-30. That’s right! All you have to do is sign up!

You still have time to get your entry in if you haven’t yet. http://bit.ly/19aJUpT Click the Link to sign up. (If you click the link on your phone it will open on your phone’s browser) You are also automatically entered in our Free Friday Raffles!! But don’t worry. Winning on Fridays doesn’t hurt your chances to win the Grand Prize in December. So don’t hesitate to enter early and enjoy every Friday’s Raffle!

And don’t forget to share your recent experiences with our store on our Facebook page! Ask us questions, chat with fellow customers, or even review an item you purchased.

This Week’s Product Spotlight – Ruger 10/22 with Red LaserMax

ruger lasermaxThis week’s Product Spotlight – the Ruger 10/22 Carbine Rifle with red Lasermax laser. $329.00 Cash or Check.

Fresh Gallery of Guns Stock

mossburg mvp pred 223Fresh stock of Mossberg MVP Predator Rifles in .223 available to order online through our Gallery of Guns! http://bit.ly/1a2Yy7f

Our Gallery of Guns has a wide selection of firearms that ship to us direct. This way we can offer you a wider variety than what we can stock in the store and you still receive our amazing prices. No transfer or paperwork fees. Custom ordering your next gun has never been so easy!

SIGTac SB15 Stabilizing Brace Introduction

The Trading Post is proud to stock and support products from the Sig Sauer line including the New SIGTac SB15 Stabilizing Brace, which can be seen on the PM400 Pistol.

SIG SAUER® introduces the SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace, a shooter’s aid that is designed to improve the single-handed shooting performance of buffer tube equipped pistols.

This veteran-designed and U.S.-manufactured accessory enhances accuracy and reduces felt recoil when using an AR-style pistol.

Made from high-quality, elasto-polymer, the SB15 is manufactured to close tolerances and fits all pistols equipped with an AR-style buffer tube 1.0″ — 1.2″ in diameter. The Pistol Stabilizing Brace uses the operator’s forearm to provide stable support, thereby minimizing accuracy-robbing spin and shift. A flexible cuff with two adjustable nylon straps allows the SB15 to be custom fit to any user.

Features
– Fits all pistols equipped with an AR-style buffer tube 1.0″ – 1.2″ in diameter.
– ATF compliant*
– Veteran designed
– Made in USA
– Quick and easy to install

* ATF has reviewed this product and determined that attaching the SB15 to a firearm does not alter the classification of the firearm or subject the firearm to NFA control.

Note: Also available on P516™ and P556® Pistols in states where permitted. PM400 and P716 models available soon.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace goes to support the veterans of HAVA (Honored American Veterans Afield).
www.honoredveterans.org