The New Addition

I purchased another suppressor yesterday. This one is for my Glock 17.

I purchased an AAC Ti-RANT. I decided on this can because it is designed to be used on other cals as well. Even 300 Blackout.

The internals are heavy duty Titanium and heat treated stainless steel.

So the timer has begun. 
  1. Purchase date - 9/22/14
  2. Obtained 2 passport photos from CVS - 9/22/14
  3. ATF Form 4 completed - 9/22/14
Next up is the two fingerprint cards and submission to the County Sheriff.

It is worth noting that the guys at the gun store said that the ATF has more than doubled the staff processing Class III paperwork. They said the goal, after the backlog has been addressed, is to make the process be only 8 weeks.

--We shall see. I will keep you informed!

Another First Time Shooter

Random thoughts regarding my most recent new user:

Take a lot of time before going to the range set expectations. Explain the Four Rules as well as trigger and muzzle discipline.

Let the new shooter wear the advanced hearing protection so they can hear what you say but gunfire is still minimized.

She shot a wide variety of handguns with good control and strong wrists. Everything from a .22LR to a .44mag.

After an hour a new shooters arms get really tired.

Suppressors are great to help new shooters get use to recoil and report.

Seeing a 75 year old woman shooting a .44mag two lanes over was inspirational for this new user. That lady would have let her try her .500mag.

She preferred the revolvers. She did not like the ejecting of the shell casings. The hot brass dance formed that opinion. I even warned her about it in advance so she maintained excellent muzzle and trigger discipline.

I still get the, "I thought silencers were illegal!" comments.

It turned out she was right handed but left eye dominant. I need to research that issue more before our next range. She didn't seem to have a problem but is was odd. She also never missed the paper once.

Next time she wants to try more revolvers and AR15s.

--In all we have another happy shooter.

Quotes of the Week

Those who choose to remain irrational are impotent against the men armed with rational knowledge--in any society where men are left free.
-Ayn Rand

The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
– Lao Tzu

I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind.
–George Washington

Don't assume that just because the government has the legal authority to do something that it will actually succeed.
– Harry Browne

For those looking for security… there's nothing more insecure than a political promise.
– Harry Browne

As the state grows, one’s sense of self-ownership is destroyed, liberty is traded for "security," the human spirit diminishes.
– Eric Englund

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
– Benjamin Franklin

Friday Random Thoughts

Scotland rejected independence. I hope it doesn't end up resulting in violence. Many people are very spun up about it.

I need to do some scouting for deer hunting season. I have been a slacker so far.

Elite Shooting Sports Center is still not open but they have a Facebook page.

I bought a new threaded barrel for my Glock 17 9mm. I may have to buy a suppressor for it this weekend.

I am going to the Beerfest this weekend. I won't be carrying.

Beware the anti-gun lobby. The have given up on banning "assault weapons" and will shift their focus to harassing gun owners with stupid laws.

Going to the range this weekend.

I will be wearing a kilt.

I am thinking of adding a web comic to this blog once a week. I went to the Small Press Expo last weekend and it kind of inspired me.

This weekend will be full of beer, bourbon, cigars, spicy food, fire, gun and talking like a pirate.

--Happy Friday, Humans!

DC is going May Issue

Concealed carry is coming to Washington DC.

I saw on the news this morning that DC, in compliance with recent court findings, is setting up a process to obtain a concealed carry permit in the District.

Of course will have burning hoops to jump through including large fees, deep background checks, expensive training and proven need. Basically the Maryland model. Which is a near prohibition.

This ensures that rich peoples security details will be armed, but no guns for you! I think that the fact that the murder rate in DC is so high should be proven need.

--Progress here moves like rust...

More 3D Printed Guns

As the materials and methods improve we will see more and more 3D printed guns.

This interest the media is creating will also increase the number of ols school zip guns made.

Here is another list.

Just wait when they find out how easy it is to build a Crossbow in your garage! Silent and Deadly!

--3D Printers are way better for disposable suppressors!

Z Nation

I just watched the first episode of the new Syfy show: ZNation

It is a show set three years after the Zombie Apocalyse has hit. A rag-tag group of people are trying get to a specific place in California. No it's an amusement park! The show is violent and raw and not for kids.

The first episode spends a lot of time introducing the characters and the driving plot for the arch the show. It has some potentially interesting characters.

They also have a lot of guns on the show. Good guns. It will be interesting to see if the sniper guys or other characters guns become larger than life.

--The show will be on my weekly Tivo list! I hope it's good.

The Hypocrisy of Bloomberg

If you have a Billion dollars and an armed security detail 24/7, you have the luxury of spending millions to disarm everyone else.

Here is why he will fail:

--Simple, concise and important.

Quotes of the Week

As the state grows, one’s sense of self-ownership is destroyed, liberty is traded for "security," the human spirit diminishes.
– Eric Englund

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
– Benjamin Franklin

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
– G.K. Chesterton

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments.
– Ludwig von Mises

The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.
– H.L. Mencken

The answer to environmental problems isn't to expand the reach of government, but to shrink it.
– Harry Browne

NOIR: Episode 9

I still really like his show. Big fun!

--I wish I had a place like that to shoot!!


I was wondering the other day if the suppressor I purchased for my .308 Remington 700 would work with me 300 Blackout.

It will fit. It's going to rock!

I even took the Flash Hider off the 300 Blackout and tried the thread protector ring from the .308 and it was a prefect fit.

--This will be fun.

Stream of Consciousness

I didn't have a queued up for today so I am just going to wing this one!

I saw this piece of art on This Isn't Happiness. It has several things that are my favorites: Killer Robots, Guns and Peeing Outside!

I was just reading that a town in Colorado just pasted a law requiring that every head of household own a gun and ammo. I don't like any law that requires me to buy anything. Not guns or healthcare.

I just saw on the TV news that some soccer mom fired a warning shot to stop six parents from beating a soccer coach that would not put their kids in the game. No arrests so far.

I need to research something. Does a .308 suppressor work with a 300 Blackout?

--Off to work for me. Happy Hump Day!

Todays NRA

I read a great article called "Why the “New NRA” Terrifies the Political Left" that addresses the invalid stereotype of members of the NRA. It talks about the NRA staff as well.

Among the NRA commentators are:
  • a gay multi-racial ex-Google employee (Chris Cheng)
  • a Venezuelan Olympian immigrant (Gabby Franco)
  • a white female (Natalie Foster)
  • a bespectacled hipster (Billy Johnson)
  • an  African-American lawyer (Colion Noir)
  • a former navy SEAL (Dom Raso)
  • a former beauty queen turned tactical training company CEO (Nikki Turpeaux)
They come from all walks of life, and different parts of the world, but their common, unifying trait  is what they are not: the “uneducated fat old white guys” that is the stereotype of gun owners perpetuated by the media.

--The Left will keep whining and stamping their feet like small children while the grownups talk.

Archangel 700 Precision Stock Remington 700 Short Action

I forgot to mention the Archangel upgrade stock I installed on my Remington 700:

Here is how it looked installed:

This also shows the integral bipod deployed.

Another great thing about this stock is that it uses M14 detachable mags. It comes with a single 10 round mag and I have ordered a couple 20 round mags.

--It will still be months before the ATF finishes my paperwork. They cashed the check though.