[NRAAM 2024] The Barrett REC7 DI has returned!

After a long hiatus, Barrett has reintroduced the REC7 DI! In this episode of TFBTV Show Time, Hop stops by the Barrett booth to check out the new version of the REC7 and how Barrett has updated it. Can the REC7 hang with the new crop of ARs? Time will tell.

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Barrett Announces the RETURN of the REC7 DI (Direct Impingement) Rifle

Barrett Firearms has announced the return of their REC7 DI (Direct Impingement) AR-15 patterned rifle with a nod to Stoner yet touting some modern accoutrements. Barrett states on their website that this rifle has “a nod to Eugene Stoner and his direct impingement design, [and] Barrett is proud to produce the REC7 DI.”

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POTD: National Guard With New MK 22 Sniper Rifles

The hungriest beast of them all on TFB is our Photo Of The Day. It consumes hundreds of images every month, and it has been starving for over 9 years. Sometimes these images find themselves, and sometimes we have to dig them out, but we hope they give you a diverse experience from the world of firearms. Here’s the Barrett MRAD adopted as the MK 22 Advanced Sniper Rifle by the U.S. military, as now used by some of the National Guard.

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[SHOT 2023] Exclusive Interview with New Barrett Owner Rob Nioa

At the start of SHOT Show 2023, the news broke that Australian defense company NIOA had purchased Barrett Firearms.  Rob Nioa, the new owner of Barrett Firearms was in attendance at this year’s SHOT Show.  I was given the rare opportunity to interview Mr. Nioa about his history in the firearms industry, and about the future of Barrett Firearms under his leadership.  Without further ado, the interview with the new Barrett owner, Rob Nioa.

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BREAKING: Barrett Firearms Bought By Australia's NIOA

Australian Defense company NIOA has acquired Barrett Firearms. Founded in 1982 By Ronnie Barrett the company quickly became synonymous with their .50 caliber anti-materiel rifles and later thier precision rifles including the MK22 Advanced Sniper Rifle. Barrett rifles have been used by militaries, police and civilian shooters all around the world.

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The Rimfire Report: RSM Firearms MINI-50 Ruger 10/22 Conversion Kit

Hello and welcome to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is all about the rimfire firearm world and its many guns, sports, ammunition, and trends. Last week, we talked about the new Fletcher Rifle Works Bandera OpenTop 11/22 pistol. Since that article was posted, I’ve had the opportunity to take it to the range a few more times and thus far it has held up quite well on the reliability side of things and the pistol really has been a joy to shoot – I will be sad to see it go when I send it back to Mr. Fletcher! In that same vein, part of why I like the 10/22 platform so much is due to the sheer amount of customization options you have on the market for it. I recently stumbled upon a new limited edition conversion kit for the Ruger 10/22 rifles designed by RSM Firearms. Dubbed the MINI-50, this conversion kit takes your standard 10/22 rifle and fits it into a nice new mini Barrett M82A1 skin suit.

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USMC to Replace M40A6 and Mk13 Mod 7 rifle with Mk22

The US Marine Corps is looking to replace its legacy M40A6 and Mk13 Mod 7 bolt-action sniper rifles with Mk22 Mod 0 from Barrett. The Mk22 was originally selected through a joint effort between Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Forces Special Operations Command, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

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Shockwave Shadows by Smarter Everyday – Supersonic Vs. Subsonic Bullets

So I have been going down a slow-motion rabbit hole. I recently posted about the Slow Mo Guys’ recent video where they filmed eggs being shot by 9mm bullets and filmed them at various frame rates up to 1 million frames per second. Well, Destin of Smarter Every Day has a video he made back in 2018 looking at shockwave shadows coming off supersonic and subsonic bullets.

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POTD: Jagerbataillon 23 with Barrett M82A1 (.50 BMG)

Photo Of The Day: Picking up or getting a delivery of a new firearm is always exciting. Here we witness the Hochgebirgs-Jägerbataillon 23 in Austria as they get their new Barrett M82A1 rifles in .50 BMG. This rifle is also used by the Austrian Army SF Jagdkommando.

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Barrett Ships First MK22 Order for United States Army's Precision Sniper Rifle Contract

A couple of weeks ago Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc. announced that they had completed the first shipment of rifles to the US Army. The shipment of MRAD Mk22 MOD 0 rifles is the first of a series which will fulfil a $50 million five-year contract signed back in early 2021. The contract will see just short of 3,000 MRADs procured as part of the US Army Precision Sniper Rifle program.

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Barrett To Deliver First Advanced Sniper Rifles to US SOCOM in Early 2021

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing recently announced that they have received the first order for the ASR (Advanced Sniper Rifle) from the US Special Operations Command. The $50 million contract to provide the ASR was awarded back in March 2019. The ASR tender as Barrett’s MRAD or Multi Role Adaptive Design selected. The first delivery of rifles is expected to take place in January 2021.

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: Quiet Silent Night Edition

I’ve come a long way in the 25 some odd years I’ve been playing around with firearms. As a child, all I wanted was the simple stuff, more ammo, some soda cans to shoot at, and time out on the range with my buddies and my dad. Although quality range time with loved ones and friends is certainly high on the priority list, my desires in regards to the firearms and equipment have drastically changed. Sometimes all it takes is a small taste of what you don’t have to get you constantly thinking of ways to rearrange your checking account in order to get that next item on your list. Well, for me, these three items may be a ways off but Christmas miracles can happen, right? Here’s hoping for a quiet silent night in my firearms future.

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Barrett & OSS Partner on Department of Defense 6mm ARC Program

Earlier this week we reported that Hornady have introduced a brand new round, the 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge or 6mm ARC. Barrett, Hornady and OSS have now confirmed that they have partnered to provide the US Department of Defense with a new rifle chambered in 6mm ARC.

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TFB Review: American Marksman's .50 BMG through Mike Pappas' Accurized Barrett M82A1

The Barrett M82A1 is one of the most iconic and recognizable rifles on the planet today.  Since 1989 they’ve been the go-to anti-materiel rifle for various military and law enforcement agencies.  Mike Pappas of Dead Air Silencers is certainly no stranger to 50 BMG and has been a Barrett M82 enthusiast for years.  Except he decided the best could be even better and decided to overhaul his own M82A1.

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[SHOT Show 2020] Barrett's MK 22 Rifle Available for US Market

Barrett is bringing their multi-caliber MK22 ASR entry to the US civilian market! The rifle will come with three interchangeable barrels and a complete kit that shooters can purchase through their distributor. The MK 22 is significant because it won the latest round of SOCOM rifle trials, concluding in December 2019.

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