A New Barrett Is A Beautiful Thing

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Alex C., one of our new writers decided that now might be his last chance to purchase Barrett M82A1, so while everyone else was out buying AR-15s he found himself an M82. Enjoy these photos …

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Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog who was born and raised in Texas with years of experience in hunting, shooting competitions, and general collecting. A degree in History from Baylor University has contributed to his love of both early and modern firearms technology, but Alex is most fond of machine guns and other NFA toys. Alex also owns a firearm manufacturing business licensed to produce title I and II weapons.
You can reach Alex at [email protected].


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  • Big Bore

    Is this the civilian version of the weapon system that some Australian made a 3,000-yard kill with?

    • 6677

      there is no difference between the military and civilian versions. Same gun.

  • nick

    The only Barrett I have ever seen whit its irons folded up

    • Flounder

      And for some reason I like it this way… It feels right… Not for precision at a distance but for blowing windshields out at 100m or less. :D

  • Ray

    I would love to have a go on one of these and the XM109 too.

  • Lolinski

    They should clamp the front sight on the barrel just before the muzzle brake, to increase sight radius.

    • Alex C.

      An increased sight radius would be a great thing, however the M82 functions much like an M2HB; The barrel recoils quite harshly into the receiver in order to unlock the bolt and drive the carrier to the rear. A sight mounted on the barrel would surely shift due to the intense movement of the system.

  • Anonymoose

    The M82A2 is the bullpup version. I’m pretty sure that’s an M82A3 he bought.

  • Lance

    Awww its a beautiful gift to see for Christmas!!

  • Tman1966

    Happiness is a warm gun?

  • Mike Knox

    That tone reminds me of those old guys with deep tans in thongs at the beach in Miami..

    • Mike Knox

      Ugh, I can’t believe I posted that..

  • Variance

    Haha, what a coincidence; a good friend of mine from college purchased an M82A1 today, as well.

  • John Doe

    It’s so beautiful :’(

    I’ve been lusting for an M107A1 with the 20″ barrel. Flat dark earth, of course.