Barrett to Launch New REC10 at SHOT Show

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
Barrett REC10 (Barrett Firearms Manufacturing)

Back in December 2017 we reported that Barrett would be launching their new 7.62x51mm REC10 rifle, now in 2019 it’s finally here. Barrett have confirmed that the REC10 will be introduced at SHOT Show 2019.

The new rifle is chambered in 7.62x51mm, uses an intermediate length direct impingement system, has a barrel length of 16 inches and an overall length of 37.75 inches. The REC10 has ambidextrous controls, an MLOK handguard and weighs in at 8 lbs. It comes in black and flat dark earth Cerakote and will ship with a single 20 round mag and MBUSTM sights from MAGPUL.

New REC10 (Alex Landeen/Tactical Life)

Here’s Barrett’s press release about the REC10 in full:

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., the leader in long range, has announced the release of their newest, contract-winning firearm, the REC10. A recent industry-wide military trial selected the REC10 as their medium caliber, long range rifle, of choice. Available in 308 Win the REC10 stands above all others at the range, on the hunt, or in the fight.

“We’ve been working on the REC10 behind-the-scenes for more than two years. Before we bring a rifle to market, we have to know it meets the standards of the most demanding users in the world – the armed forces. Winning this contract further confirms, we’ve done our job.” – Chris Barrett, President

The REC10 family of rifles is the result of years of extensive engineering and exhaustive testing. Barrett has spent countless hours perfecting the semi-automatic 308 rifle, guaranteeing the reliability, durability, and accuracy customers expect from the Barrett name; no corners cut, no detail overlooked.

Every component of the REC10 has been engineered to guarantee combat reliability, durability, and accuracy that shooters expect from the Barrett name. Each variant of the REC10 features an optimized direct impingement gas system that minimizes recoil and allows for both suppressed and unsuppressed fire. The upper and lower receivers are machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum and feature full ambidextrous controls. The slimline free-float aluminum handguard utilizes M-LOK accessory mounting slots and a full-length Picatinny top rail for sights and electro-optics.

The REC10 will make its official debut January 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV at the NSSF SHOT Show®. In honor of its debut, Barrett is giving away a complete REC10 system outfitted with industry-leading components and accessories, a package worth over $7,500.

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Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: & Overt Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at:

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