I think right here
is a good place to post this e-mail from the Owner of this Heritage
Pistol after owning it for a weekend. Copy Follows:
I sighted in the Heritage pistol today
with the much nicer pistol scope. I
was able to print the exact kind of groups as you showed on your
web site at
the same ranges. It took a little while to get used to the trigger
up with the best grip for me, but this was no problem. This completes
circle! The power, accuracy, great looks, and easy re-charging
contribute to make this the most outstanding air pistol I've ever
privelage to own! I routinely went 5 for 5 on the .22 rimfire
silhouettes at 30 yards using a 'pyramid' two hand hold. The heavy
diameter 1/2" falling plates fell with authority to the Heritage
well at 10 yards today too. I also recovered a round that smacked
ram target. The concentric rifling grooves were very easy to spot
spent round just as you described.
All the best,
Going out to it's new
owner after field testing. This Heritage 32 PCP pistol is set
to run about 62 foot pounds with 50 grain single 0 buckshot (about
Everything on the Pistol
was handcrafted by Barnes. There's a new "ultra-glide"
hammer in there too.
That rear fluted knob
was billet machined. Left and back to load - forward and clockwise
Machined Barnes Logo
A very traditional
stock format - very comfortable to hold.
As shown, the pistol
weighs 3.5 pounds.
Elegant sculpted curves ...
to carve and finish.
Barnes 32 caliber barrel is floated
Set up with standard
11mm - 60 degree dovetails
Can't wait to do some
Here's an early fpe
test in the shop. That's a relatively hard spruce 2 by 4. Sliced
thru the bullet path on the band saw. As you see, the 69.27 fpe
of this shot was thinking hard about exiting the other side.
Did some tuning today.
The 50 grain round 32 caliber lead ball will shoot @ 747 fps in
it's current tune. I think you'll note that's "rifle"
velocity ... and from a pistol.
And, here you see ...
with alittle tuning, the 83 grain slug goes on thru. ;?) Not too
bad for an AIR pistol.
Customer wished to have his Heritage
32 set up for open sights.
He also wanted a front barrel ring
- just to feel more secure about the barrel's safety.
Note the clamp and sight are all machined
The customer provided a Beeman rear
peep unit which clamps to the standard 11mm dovetails of the receiver.
You'd be amazed how often I do this
... I can't tell you how. Here are the first two targets after
a rough sight in at 12 meters. You'll note the two doubles in
the bull and the outside shot is the same on each target. Go figure.
Another O buckshot group as the first
And a Barnes 32 Pistol Waddcutter Slug
for good measure. Using the open sights - four quick groups just
laying the pistol across a bag @ 12 meters. The pistol was in
pcs. half an hour before.