So about that paperwork...

Do you remember when I bought my Remington 700 in May 2014? I ordered a suppressor at the time as well. I purchased a can for my 9mm in September.


When I went in to pick up my 9mm suppressor I asked about it.

They called the ATF and discovered that the paperwork was sent the first week of January. They said they will send a certified copy out ASAP. No Problem. 2 weeks.

Hmmmmmm...

I think there is a problem. There is a paper out there, in the wild, stuck under some postmans seat, that has my name, home address, phone number, SSN, and the fact that I have a Silencer in my house.

--I am not going to make a stink until I have my suppressor in hand.

Weekly Comic Wednesday


--Cars would be sold without mufflers. Even if you bought one, when you bought the car, you'd have to pay for it, the car dealer would hold it for you, even though they checked that you had no traffic offenses. Plus the government would add another $200 tax to make sure poor people could not afford them. And it would take 6 to 10 months for the gov to approve your paperwork even though they cash your $200 check right away...

The Race is Over!

Here is where I am so far. 
  1. Purchase date - 9/22/14
  2. Obtained 2 passport photos from CVS - 9/22/14
  3. ATF Form 4 completed - 9/22/14
  4. Two fingerprint cards. 9/23/14
  5. Drop off for County Sheriff signature. 9/23/14
  6. Received the signed forms back from the Sheriff. 10/4/14
  7. Mailed out all forms, fingerprint cards and check for $200. 10/6/14
  8. Wait...
  9. Paperwork Arrives! Pick up the Suppressor! - 3/23/15
The race with Murphy!

--It was almost exactly 6 months.

Random Monday

I had planned to go to the range this weekend but the weather was too damn nice to be indoors so I went with my brother to work on his sailboat.

First, it is docked in stupid Maryland. I am a felon in MD if I carry my gun concealed there. Stupid state. My Brother is moving it to VA this summer.

This was the first time we were at the boat this spring. When we got there we found the bilge pump had quit and his manual backup pump was clogged somewhere. So it was bailing with a bucket. It only took about 20 minutes to completely bail it out.

We found the battery was dead and we could not start the motor. We tried to quick charge it to no avail. A new battery was installed, a new gas tank and hoses were also installed.

The motor started right up. We let it run for a couple hours. Like a top!

--We didn't take it out because he need to register it. Damn government!


Quotes of the Week

When a man has ascertained that one alternative is good and the other is evil, he has no justification for choosing a mixture.
- Ayn Rand Bot

I believe the State exists for the development of individual lives, not individuals for the development of the state.
– Julian Huxley

Whenever government dominates the economic affairs of its citizens, a free society is eroded.
– William E. Simon

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear.
– General Douglas MacArthur

Americans are so enamored of equality they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
– Alexis de Tocqueville

Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.
– Clarence Thomas

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
– Irving Kristol

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
– Frederic Bastiat

The New Glock 43

I am going to have to shoot one of these! This will be a great carry option when my Glock 17 is too big. I need to hold one to test the feel. Just looking at it I know it will be better than my P3AT.



--They are going to sell a ton of these.

GMU's shooting club

The Washington Post is not usually a friend to gun owners so when I saw a story there that was a positive depiction of shooting I was surprised.

Red vs. Green Laser Sights

I read this article over at Lucky Gunner about LASER sights:

Red vs Green

I have both red and green LASERS for various firearms.

For me, it is very subjective because I am color blind and do NOT see red as well as many people.

Green LASERs are the clear winner for me. The Lasermax Unimax, Rail Mount, Green 5mW, 532nm Laser is my favorite. I can see this dot even in daylight.

--I love LASERS but go though a lot of batteries leaving the on.

Charlie Brown

There is this meme on the internet that I kind of like. They take comic or cartoon characters and depict them after the apocalypse.

The first of these I saw was Velma and Scooby Doo.

The most recent was Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

These characters are usually well armed, still can be recognized once you know who it is, and made awesome.

--Email me if you find more of these!

Quotes of the Week

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
– Frederic Bastiat

A nation that expects gov't... to find some villain for every dramatic accident risks an even larger loss of life & liberty
–William Niskanen

The plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery.
– Alan Watts

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed... by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins.
– H.L. Mencken

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us.
– Oscar Wilde

The mob has many heads, but no brains.
– Thomas Fuller

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
– Irving Kristol

Random Saturday

It has been a long damn week for the Miller Meister.

My Spring Allergies kicked in this week, dammit. You'd think I could have one damn week where I could drive with the windows open. Plus it's not fair to have snow on the ground AND a high pollen count.

One of my surveillance cameras is down. You don't realize how useful the things are until you don't have it.

I discovered what happens this week when you try to shoot .300 Blackout in an AR-15 piped for .223. Nothing. More later on this.

I need another Glock 17. Two is one and all that.

Hillery Clinton wasn't able to use two email accounts and she wants to be president? Does not pass the sniff test.

Weekly Comic Wednesdays are very popular around here. Maybe when I retire it will become daily.

Yes. I'd like to retire. NOW!

--Need more coffee...




Hunting Vacation Option

I know a lot of shooters and a lot of hunters. Even beg game hunters.

If you have the coin for a serious big game, multi-species, North American, hunt you need to check out Best Value Hunts.

Here is the kind of hunts BVH specializes in: Whitetail Deer, Mule & Blacktail Deer, Elk, Pronghorn, Bear, Caribou, Moose, Sheep, Mountain Goat, Cougar, Lynx, Bobcat, Bison and Muskox.

You deserve that big hunt vacation.

I know Michael Haiss, the Hunting Consultant that runs the show over there. He's a great guy. Tell him JB Miller sent you over!

--Just thinking about it is making me hungry...

RIP: Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Prachett has died at age 66.

Terry brought a lot of pleasure into my life. There are very few books that have literally made me laugh out loud.

Damn.

Night Watch was the first of his books that I read. I tore though the rest after that.

--Rest in Peace