This rifle is my first AR 15 I ever got. My friend made this Colt HBAR for me prior to the 1984 Assault Weapons Ban that our not so bright government thought they would pass and restrict our rights to bear arms, which then increased crime and they realized is was a bad idea and did not renew it. So, I figured that before they restricted my rights, I would purchase my first AR 15 before and I did. This rifle cost me $1400 at the time, which was fueled by the ban. The Colt HBAR has an 18′ heavy barrel and is filled with Match parts. It also has a cult upper and trigger work done to it to have a nice crisp low poundage trigger (around 3lbs). It doesn’t have any special Nickle Boron BCG, they didn’t have them at the time.
The rifle also has a custom hand guard that is made by my friend. Which helps offset the weight from the heavy barrel. Plus it gives it a cool look. This rifle is over 30 years old if my memory serves me right on when it was made, though I could be off, it’s been that long. I do know that when i used to go to the yearly competition we setup in the desert with my friends, I always won the rifle competition, mostly because I am a very good shot with rifles, but also because of the accuracy of this Colt HBAR. I am very proud to be the owner of this rifle and I plan on owning it for many more years. I might look to upgrading some of the parts, maybe the stock and purchasing new Optics to put on the rifle. Turning this into a true sniper AR 15 since it is pretty much there already, just needs to be modernized. But for now, I am just going to leave it as it is and enjoy the fond memorie I have while shooting this rifle.
Colt HBAR AR15
Colt HBAR AR15
Colt HBAR AR15
Colt HBAR AR15
Glock Model 22 Generation 2 Customized Guy Fawkes .40CAL
My customized Glock Model 22 .40 caliber that I had modified and Cerakote work done to it by WeaponWorx. I had stippling work done to increase grip texture. Along with the normal stippling I had them add the Guy Fawkes mask into the stippling and on the slide with white Cerakote. The grip was also reduced to my hand size and finger grooves added for better grip and hand positioning. The base was then coated in Cerakote Graphite Black and finished. The slide was custom coated in Fire Engine Red with Silver and White splatter. I saw a gun coated similarly on the internet and I liked it so much I wanted one like it, but I wanted it done in the Guy Fawkes style instead of the Punisher as the one I saw the original Glock was done in. I have to say when the original owner of the other gun saw mine, he got very upset. Apparently he doesn’t know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Either that or he was upset that this one looks much better than his, I don’t know, don’t care. I thought his looked cool and I wanted one that was better. I guess he forgot that most guns are copies of someone else gun. If I put a Wilson Combat barrel on my gun, it doesn’t mean I am the only one with that barrel.
I have to say that after owning this gun since it came out, I love it even more now that is has been modified to fit my hand and it is no longer the old dull black!
Let’s take a look at some of the basic specifications:
- Caliber: .40S&W (although Glock likes to leave off the “S&W” part)
- Overall Length: 7.32 inches
- Overall Height: 5.43 inches
- Overall Width: 1.18 inches
- Weight = 34 ounces (loaded)
- Barrel length = 4.5 inches
And perhaps the three most important:
- Capacity = 15+1 (optional 17 round magazines are available)
- Sight Radius = 6.5 inches
- Trigger Pull = 5.5 lbs.
All right…addressing the importance of those last three:
- Capacity: While I am a fan of the government model and therefore take no issue with a weapon that uses a seven-round magazine (+1 in the chamber), in today’s law enforcement community a magazine capacity of at least ten rounds is essential if you want to compete in the market. With many 9mm pistols holding fifteen rounds per magazine and some competitor .40 caliber weapons holding as few as eleven rounds per magazine, the Glock 22 15 rounds per magazine capacity is a strength. Additionally, with the seeming increase in active shooter incidents and the potential reality of a looming on-the-ground terrorist attack, more bullets are always better.
- Sight Radius: Small aiming errors can result in big misses at the target. The longer a weapon’s sight radius, the less chance exists to make aiming mistakes. A 6.5 inch sight radius –the distance between the front and rear sight–is significant on a handgun. As a comparison, the sight radius on my Springfield Armory 1911 pistol is also 6.5 inches.
- Trigger pull: 5.5 lbs. On Glock’s competition guns you can get a 3.5 pound trigger pull. Why lighter on a competition gun? Because when you have to apply more pressure to the trigger, you run a proportionately greater chance of pushing your sight alignment/sight picture out of whack. Many double-action guns have an initial trigger pull of eight pounds or more. With a consistent 5.5 lbs. trigger pull, the Glock pistols provide a repeated even trigger pull time after time.
My customized Glock Model 22 .40. After 20 years I figured it was time to give it an upgrade and I like it!