ArmoryBook | Gun Tracking and Firearms Collecting Software

The Complete Solution for Gun Enthusiasts. Track Guns, Maintenance, Ammo and Range Information

Guns
Track purchases, sales, serial numbers, images, maintenance and more.
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Ammo
Track purchase prices, quantity on-hand and reviews. Get reorder alerts.
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Range
Keep track of location, date, distance and ammo. Even store your range photos.
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New Features

Maintenance/Range Notes Panel Added to Gun Screen

A new Maintenance/Range Notes panel has been added to the gun information screen. This panel is intended to provide quick access to all notes that have been entered on a firearm. Initially the panel will be collapsed to allow more space on the screen. The new panel can be seen in the image below.

Ammo Caliber Listing

There are multiple parts to the header of this panel. Moving from left to right, the panels starts with the text Maintenance/Range Notes, clicking this text, or the right arrow will open and close the panel contents. The image below shows a sample of the panel contents. Immediately following the text will be an indication of the number of Maintenance and Range Notes in parentheses. In the image below you can see that there is 1 maintenance note and 6 range notes (1/6).

Ammo Caliber Listing

Following the maintenance and range note counts is an icon that can be used to open ALL the gun notes in another window. The window will contain the following types of notes:

  • Acquisition
  • Gun Notes (top of gun form)
  • Maintenance
  • Range
  • Sale Notes

The notes window can be pinned to the side of the screen to allow easy reference while entering new notes in the gun screen (or any other screen). Bellow is an example of the window contents.

Ammo Caliber Listing

By default, the notes will be displayed WITHOUT images. Not including images makes the notes more compact and easier to read, as well as reduces the required bandwidth for downloading (this is especially important on mobile devices). To include images, simply click the image toggle button.  Clicking the image toggle button again will remove the images.

Ammo Caliber Listing

Caliber Reorder Minimum Alerts

The ability to set a reorder minimum for a caliber has been added to ArmoryBook. The notification will be displayed in the caliber summary line in the Inventory Reorder List on the main page. Previously, reorder amounts were entered for a specific ammo purchase. This new feature allows the ability to set reorder minimums solely based on a caliber. The alert will be displayed only when the listing is grouped by ammo caliber. The caliber total rows are highlighted in the image below.

Inventory Reorder Listing

There are 3 levels of alerts: blue, yellow and red. When the total rounds for each caliber is approaching the reorder limit, the background color will change from the stand gray to blue, then yellow and finally red. The blue and yellow colors are used as a warning that you are approaching the reorder limit.

To configure the caliber minimums, select the Calibers option in the Ammo section of the system setup menu.

Ammo Caliber Setup

Select a caliber from the list to enter into edit mode. Notice the new Reorder Level column that has been added.

Ammo Caliber Listing

Enter the desired quantity in the Caliber Reorder Minimum field. If no value is entered, nothing will be displayed in the Reorder column for this calibers' total row in the Inventory Reorder Listing (refer to first image).

Ammo Caliber Edit

If a value is entered for the caliber reorder minimum, and there are no rounds of this caliber in inventory, an entry will be added to the listing indicating that it needs to be ordered.

No Rounds of Caliber, Grouped by Caliber

This new reorder entry will also be available when the listing is not grouped by caliber as can be see in the image below.

No Rounds of Caliber in Inventory

Note: The new caliber reorder rows have also be added to the Inventory Reorder List report.

Customizable Gun/Accessory Search

The Gun Information and Accessory Information list are now customizable! Users are now able to decide what fields are relevant for their collection list. For example, if the gun year, caliber and country are not important to you, they can be hidden and the estimated value, safe and location can be added to the list. A detailed explanation follows.

Gun Information Buttons

Row selection has been changed to use a drop down button. Simply click the button and a list of available row counts will be displayed. Once a row count has been selected, it will become the new default count. Resetting this value to the system default will be covered below.

Gun Information Rows

The new Columns button is used to display/hide the desired columns. Any column that is currently being displayed will appear with a blue background, columns that are currently hidden are displayed with a white background. All columns can be hidden/shown expect for the edit and delete buttons . Any combination of previous and new columns can be created.

Gun Information Columns

The system will remember any changes made to the displayed columns and row count. To restore the values to the system defaults, use the Restore/Reload button at the upper right of the list.

Gun Information Reset

The new Gun List fields are described below.

Column Name Description

Est Value Estimated Gun Value
Acc Value Total of Assigned Accessories Estimated Value
Gun & Acc Value Gun & Accessory Value
Nickname Nickname
Safe Selected Safe
Location Selected Location
Accessories Clickable List of Assigned Accessories

Gun Information New Columns

Below is the list with all the new fields selected, notice the formatting of the value columns and the associated accessories list. Each item in the associated accessories list is sperated with a |. Clicking on the accessory description provides a direct link to that accessory.

Gun Information List

The list below has all the available fields selected. Notice that not all the fields can be displayed on the screen at the same time. The system does adjust the size of the columns automatically, but once there isn't enough room to display a column, it is moved to a list below the current row. This is done so that on smaller devices, like mobile phones, all fields are still accessible. Notice the red and blue buttons on the far left of the list. These buttons are an indicator that there is overflow information for that row. Once a blue button is clicked, you will see each overflow column displayed on a new line. In the example below, you will notice that all the new fields are being displayed. Clicking on the red button will close the display of the overflow columns. Using this technique, more information can be displayed, both on large and small screens.

Gun Information Responsive Display

NOTE: Long descriptions can cause fewer columns to be visible. For example, if you have a gun with a description of "Winchester 12G" and that is the longest description of the guns being displayed, then that is the maximum width used by the system for the description column. But, say you have another gun with a description of "Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Étienne 36 (Granddad's favorite gun)", now that is going to be the maximum width of the description column.

The excessive description length can be caused by two primary factors. One is the description for a gun make, the other is the nickname assigned to the gun. To shorten a gun make description, go to the Gun Makes setup screen and enter a Short Description or uncheck the Include in Description checkbox. Adding a short description of "MAS" and changing the nickname will now display "MAS 36 (Granddad's #1)", a much shorter description.

Modify Gun Make


The text below is almost a copy of the information from above, but it is included for completeness and a visual reference of the Accessory List screens. The two big changes to the list screen are highlighted below, row count and columns.

Accessory Information Buttons

Row selection has been changed to use a drop down button. Simply click the button and a list of available row counts will be displayed. Once a row count has been selected, it will become the new default count. Resetting this value to the system default will be covered below.

Accessory Information Rows

The new Columns button is used to display/hide the desired columns. Any column that is currently being displayed will appear with a blue background, columns that are currently hidden are displayed with a white background. All columns can be hidden/shown expect for the edit and delete buttons . Any combination of previous and new columns can be created.

Accessory Information Columns

The system will remember any changes made to the displayed columns and row count. To restore the values to the system defaults, use the Restore/Reload button at the upper right of the list.

Accessory Information Reset

The new Accessory List fields are described below.

Column Name Description

Est Value Estimated Accessory Value
Nickname Nickname
Safe Selected Safe
Location Selected Location
Associated Guns Clickable List of Assigned Guns

Gun Information Report

Below is the list with all the new fields selected, notice the formatting of the value column and the associated guns list. Each item in the associated guns list is sperated with a |. Clicking on the guns description provides a direct link to that gun.

Accessory Information List

New Collection Value Reports

Two new collection value graphs have been added to the system. The first is the Accessory Collection Value graph. This graph will show amount Paid, Estimated Value and Net Worth all system accessories. Net worth is the different between what was paid and the estimated value.

Accessory Collection Value Graph

The second value graph is the Collection Value graph. This graph combines the gun and accessory graphs into one, giving the combined collection value. A stacked bar graph is used to display both gun and accessory information in a single bar. Notice that the tooltip provides both gun and accessory information as well as a total.

Total Collection Value Graph

The three collection value graphs, Accessory Collection Value, Gun Collection Value and Collection Value can be run individually from the Graphs section of the system's report menu .

Collection Value Graphs

The two new graphs can be displayed on the home page. To add a graph to the home page, go to Settings => System Settings, then select the appropriate graph for Chart 1 - 4 in the Home Page section.

Home Screen Graphs

Notifications in Maintenance Screen

A Notification button has been added to the maintenance screen to provide quick and easy access to any notifications. Only notifications for the currently selected gun will be displayed, the button will not be displayed if there are no notifications.

Maintenance Screen Buttons

Clicking on the notifications button will display a popup of the associated notifications. The popup can be seen in the image below. Clicking on the notification button again, or clicking the in the title bar, will close the popup.

Maintenance Screen Notification Popup

Each notification will have a header indicating the type of notification, at the far right of the header line is an that can be used to mark the notification as seen\handled. When marking a notification as seen\handled the confirm dialog will be displayed. If the notification issue is not resolved within the configured dely (Maint Intvl Days Hold After Dismissal, default 30 days), a new notification will be added. The body of the notification will contain additional notification information and a link that can be used to resolve the notification. If the LINK is used to navigate, and changes are made that resolve the notification issue, the system will automatically remove the notification. The last line of the notification will display the date the notification was created by the system.

When dismissing a notification, the header will display the notification message and two options, Remove and Disable.

Selecting Remove will cause the notification to be removed and paused (30 days by default). If the reason for the notification is not resolved within the pause period, another notification WILL BE ADDED by the sytem.

Selecting Disable will cause the notification to be removed and NO FURTHER system notifications, of ANY TYPE, to be generated for the current firearm. Notifications can be turned back on manually using the Allow Notifications field in the gun screen.

Mark Notification Seen

The ability to add a User Notification has been added to the maintenance screen. Each User Notification is associated with a gun in the system. New notifications can be added from the Maintenance Screen using the button.

Add User Gun Notification

The subject, date and message can be defined for the new notification. Links to any Contact or system Gun can be added to the message using the standard @contact or @gun ArmoryBook Mentions

Add New Notification

When creating the notification it can be dated from the current date to any date in the future. Notifications can be used to setup reminders for a date in the future for the currently selected gun.

Future Notification

Once a new notification has been entered it will appear the same as any System Notification on the Gun screen. The notifications can be changed and deleted using the standard notification edit and delete icons circled in the image below.

Maintenance Screen Notifications

The new notification will also be displayed in the System Menu Notification list. Below both a User and Future notification is displayed. Note that User notifications are highlighted in a light blue and Future user notifications are a light purple color. These colors are used to easily distinguish the User notifications and Future notifications from the System notifications.

Main Menu Notification List

User notifications can be deleted using the . The User Notification delete screen has been simplified to only include a Remove and Cancel option.

Delete User Notification

The User Notification Filter in the Main Menu Notification search bar will display ALL user notification, both current and future.

User Notification Filter

The Future Notification filter will ONLY display user FUTURE notifications. Both filter options allow for quick and easy identification of the various new user notifications.

Future User Notification Filter

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