My interest in firearms began like many boys when I started shooting a 22 with my Dad at 5 or 6 years old. We'd visit my Uncle's farm in Illinois and, plink cans on our homemade target range. My experience with weapons excelerated as I entered the Army at 20 and trained with the M-14 rifle. As a "combat engineer. I also trained with the M-60 machine gun, M-79 grenade launcher, 1911 45, and the bazooka.
I started collecting various fire arms around 1990, but never seemed to have the time to shoot them as I was self employed and always on call. In 2003 I finally got my long desired mini-14, and actually made the time to go out and shoot it. What a disappointing experience that was! This was no M-14, the highly accurate rifle that I qualified with and fell in love with in the army. I had assumed that the mini, being a smaller version of the M-14 would perform similarly. Wrong, the mini's accuracy was nowhere near the M-14's, and went downhill the longer I fired it.
Well, the search was on to solve the problem. I found a lot of information on The Perfect Union forum under the mini 14 tab. This is where I came across the concept of an accurizing bar that has developed into so much more in the Har-Bar. A member of the forum had been experimenting with a barrel brace to hold the barrel up, to prevent stringing (when the bullet impact strays from the point of aim as the barrel gets hot). Though he had already missed several promised release dates for his device, he promised to have his "accu-strut" available to the PU members soon after I joined the forum. So I too waited for the coming of this product. As due dates came and went one year into the next I could wait no more, and proceeded to make my own.
After several attempts in my crude basement work shop I finally got it right, in fact it was better than I had imagined. I was impressed by the outcome, and realized that this design was superior to what anyone else was offering. Unlike the stamped steel clamps of the "accu-strut", my aluminum clamps eliminated the hot barrel problem very efficient. My SS bar absorbed the heat transfer beautifully, and was maintenance free. I was finally seeing the accuracy on my mini that I had counted on with my M-14.
Since so many other forum members were also frustrated waiting for the "accu-strut" I decided to share my advanced design with them, and all the other frustrated mini owners. And so the Har-Bar was born in 2006, and has continued to grow into variations of the original design as well as optional add ons to enhance the shooting experience. The Har-Bar does its intended of job of accurizing, and the design is so solid that I found it to be a perfect platform to add other accessories to. The added accessories have no negative effect on the Har-Bars accurizing qualities. So the family of add ons is still growing, and will become reality as available funds will permit. I opened the "Rogco" (now www.mini14store.com) website in 2007 and I believe my products are the best on the market. So much so that I offer a money back guarantee.
I am a member and supporter of the NRA and American Legion. My wife and I make our home in Milwaukee Wisconsin where Carolyn designs Jewelry (watch for her website coming soon wired4jewelry.com). I continue to design parts and accessories to outfit minis. I'm interested in my customer's comments and ideas and I invite you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with thoughts, comments, or suggestion for more mini add ons, or an accurizer for your problem rifle.
The Har-Bar is being made to enhance your shooting enjoyment. There are more enhansments in mind and development to be added to the Har-Bar accessory line. .Rogco assumes no responsability, or liability for the use, or misuse of any of the products sold. Your purchase of these items constitutes your agreement to these terms. Thank you for your purchases, and for visiting Rogco. Stop back often to see what else is new.