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Where to purchase black powder in the San Antonio, Texas region?

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I used to buy it at the Bass Pro Shop, up off 1604 near Six Flags.
I’ve been gone for a few years, so that may have changed.
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Where to purchase black powder in the San Antonio, Texas region? Former sources no longer carry black powder, citing change in definition of black powder from "sporting" to blasting powder.
When did the federal government change the definition? I would like to see that in the federal document so if anyone can point that out to me I would be obliged.
 

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Ditto:SunCity: Try 'Powder.Inc' online; larger orders save money. A club or group of shooters can save by getting 25 and 50 # orders. Contact them ask how to go about ordering. I was the order guy for our club. once there were enough to get 25 we'd order. When I got the order, calls were made the guys picked up their portions.
 

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Many people can’t afford or don’t have the space for such large orders. If not Grafs is a great place.
 

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Many people can’t afford or don’t have the space for such large orders. If not Grafs is a great place.
What he was saying that if you do a group buy with other shooters you can take advantage of the savings and you portion of the group buy could be as small as you want it to be. You still get to take advantage of great prices that way. I have done many group buys over the years, it's the best way to get what you want at a reasonable price.
 

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What he was saying that if you do a group buy with other shooters you can take advantage of the savings and you portion of the group buy could be as small as you want it to be. You still get to take advantage of great prices that way. I have done many group buys over the years, it's the best way to get what you want at a reasonable price.
For sure. But it seems unless you are around people who attend events, compete, or reenact there’s not many people. I’ve known none except my father who lives a day’s drive and shoots Pyrodex if he does, and it’s not enough for him to buy more than maybe a few pounds. My friends think I’m weird for liking it.
 

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For sure. But it seems unless you are around people who attend events, compete, or reenact there’s not many people. I’ve known none except my father who lives a day’s drive and shoots Pyrodex if he does, and it’s not enough for him to buy more than maybe a few pounds. My friends think I’m weird for liking it.
If buying from PowderValleyInc, it does not all have to be black powder. They will allow you to mix smokeless, primers, caps, ammo, bullets, cleaning patches - anything that they sell. Just about every black powder shooter I know also shoots modern stuff and needs supplies for that as well. Up to 48# and they don'y care what that 48# consists of.
 

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Another for Graf & Son. They have different brands and will mix match and ship rapidly any amounts. I always order five pounds and it takes about a week.
 

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For sure. But it seems unless you are around people who attend events, compete, or reenact there’s not many people. I’ve known none except my father who lives a day’s drive and shoots Pyrodex if he does, and it’s not enough for him to buy more than maybe a few pounds. My friends think I’m weird for liking it.
Rodwha,
We have a group that shoots near Canyon Lake on the 4th Saturday of every month. Send me a PM and I'll get the info to you.
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Rodwha,
We have a group that shoots near Canyon Lake on the 4th Saturday of every month. Send me a PM and I'll get the info to you.
Rusty
Canyon Lake is a bit of a drive, but I’d love to actually hang out with people who love BP. I have but one friend who loved shooting my rifle, but not enough to get him to buy one of his own. He felt the revolvers were just ok, but not as fun as the rifle. Unfortunately he lives near Houston so we don’t hang out much. Doubt I’d be around each month, but then one never knows. As is I drive to Lockhart to shoot, but then that’s been once in the last 6 years and some. There just isn’t a nice place nearby and my shooting skills (what little I had) have decreased tremendously. I’ve been making it a point to go. Back in San Antonio I went no less than once a month.

Is this a formal range or someone’s pasture?
 

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Rodwha,
We have a group that shoots near Canyon Lake on the 4th Saturday of every month. Send me a PM and I'll get the info to you.
Rusty
I used to shoot with the Central Texas Black Powder Association in Austin. The club disbanded about 10 years ago. I have much more Goex than I will ever shoot. Give me the location of the shoot and I will come with my flintlock and plenty of powder. The highest price I remember paying was about $15 per pound. I will sell some for that price.
 

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Rodwha and Agtr05,

Send me an email at rusty_hathaway@msn.com and I'll send the information to the place we shoot at. It is a pasture on someones property but we have a loading bench and a range out 40 yds with a dirt berm and then a couple of swinger silhouettes out to 80 yds against some woodpiles for backstops. We normally have around 8 shooters but have had over 15 a few times.
Rodwha, I live just east of Dripping Springs the range is about 45 minutes from my house Lakeway is about 30 minutes further NE.

Rusty
 

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Went back and looked over the posts here. You do know about the ALAMO MUZZLELOADING GUN CLUB RIGHT ?? http://www.amlgc.com/
Yes! Try my best to shoot there every month... The club does not sell black powder. There are no brick and mortar "over the counter" options for buying black powder in Bexar County, Texas or indeed, Atascosa, Wilson, Comal, Guadalupe, etc. It has to be gotten elsewhere or buy shipment from one or another vendor.
 

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Ditto:SunCity: Try 'Powder.Inc' online; larger orders save money. A club or group of shooters can save by getting 25 and 50 # orders. Contact them ask how to go about ordering. I was the order guy for our club. once there were enough to get 25 we'd order. When I got the order, calls were made the guys picked up their portions.
I was wondering about Powder inc.com..checked out there site the other day and you can purchase as little as 5 pounds at a time...you save money also and the price includes shipping and hasmat...I thought that was a good deal...I was looking a the Swiss powder....anyone else have dealt with this company?,,just my two cents..
 

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Powder Inc. is a great place to buy BP from.
I just placed an order yesterday for a mix and match case.
You will have to file a one time release form with them, but not a big deal.
I have been very satisfied with their service!
Sam A.
 
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