POTD: Shooting The Barrett M107 A1 – Suppressed & With Pulsar Thermal

Photo Of The Day and we go back to a recent event in Texas where I was kindly allowed to shoot one of my dream guns. The Barrett M107 A1 is a beast of a rifle that we see in various images, but only a few have seen one live. To get the opportunity to actually shoot one was quite the experience.

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Long Range Dreams: An Inside Look at Barrett Firearms

Barrett is a single name that’s synonymous with large caliber rifles and being the self-proclaimed leader in long-range. Since the company was born, they’ve resided in a small factory roughly an hour south of Nashville, TN. The name might be known the world over, but the story comes from humble beginnings. Recently I had a chance to attend Barrett’s M82/M017A1 armorers course and was allowed to see behind the scenes.  Here’s what I found inside the headquarters of Barrett Firearms MFG.

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Barrett M107A1 .50BMG – International Military Contract Overrun

Who doesn’t want one of those Barrett M107A1 in .50BMG? Well, here’s your chance since MGE Wholesale is offering FFL Dealers to purchase these beasts from an International Military Contract overrun. These Barretts come in a black Cerakote finish, with serialized and matched upper and lower receivers. The barrel is 29″ long and fluted, with a 1:15 twist and military chamber. The Picatinny rail is canted at 27 MOA, and comes with a Leupold MARK 5 HD 5-25x56mm PR2-MIL Reticle scope and Leupold IMS mount.

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POTD: Barrett M107A1 at Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition

The world is hungry for visual storytelling, and TFB’s Photo Of The Day does its best to keep the feed live. Above you see U.S. Army Spc. Jackson Jacobs, an artillery forward observer assigned to the Tennessee Army National Guard, representing Region III, as he fires the Barrett M107A1 precision rifle on the Georgia Range at Ft. Greely, Alaska. The photo is taken during the Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition, on July 11, 2023. The Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition tests the adaptiveness and lethality of our forces. National Guard Citizen-Soldiers remain ready and resilient to meet the nation’s challenges.

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POTD: East Africa Response Force at Arta Range, Djibouti

Our  Photo Of The Day daily article series will take you to some very exciting and unusual places sometimes. Like today, where we see a Barrett M82  / M107A1 at the Arta Range in Djibouti.  Here we see U.S. Army soldiers as they play around with and shoot this sniper rifle during an East Africa Response Force (EARF) training on January 24, 2023.

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POTD: Aerial Snipers in the Philippine Sea

The world is hungry for visual storytelling, and TFB’s Photo Of The Day does its best to keep the feed alive and well. Here we have U.S. Marines with the Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). They were engaging floating targets during an aerial snipers exercise in the Philippine Sea earlier in 2022. The exercise focuses on proficiency in engaging targets from an aircraft.

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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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POTD: Multiple Weapons Training in the New Zealand Army

Photo Of The Day and we’re looking at the 1st Battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment Fire Support Group (FSG) who are out in the tussock sharpening their skills in Waiouru. They trained with multiple weapons, including the M107A1 Anti-Materiel Rifle, Heckler & Koch 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, FGM-148 Javelin Anti-Tank Missile and MAG-58 Sustained Fire Machine Gun.

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POTD: The Barrett M107A1 in New Zealand

Photo Of The Day: I guess everyone wants and needs a suppressed Barrett M107A1? If you’ve never seen a suppressor for a .50 caliber rifle, I can tell you that they are huge. If I had the chance to fire any of these systems, I’d probably go for the H&K 40mm Grenade Machine Gun, loaded with high explosive grenades, of course.

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POTD: Task Force Spartan Snipers

Photo Of The Day – above you see a senior sniper and team leader for the Kansas National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion 137th Infantry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, as he prepares his sniper rifle. This is just prior to jumping on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to take part in an aerial sniper training exercise.

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POTD: International Specialty Training Center High Angle Sniper Course

Photo Of The Day: Today’s pictures are from Hochfilzen, Austria, and as you can see it was quite a steep walk for the snipers as well as the photographer. Above you see Belgian Special Forces sniper teams as they engage long-range targets, from an elevated shooting range as part of the High Angle Sniper Course. Below are an Italian Special Forces Sniper and International Special Training Center Sniper instructor as they climb to the shooting range.

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POTD: Barrett "Special Applications Scoped Rifle"

Photo Of The Day – We’re looking at the Barrett M82 (M107A1) tearing up every particle on the ground, and sending empty brass forward as this massive sniper rifle reloads. The pictures are from the official Twitter site for the 2d Cavalry Regiment.

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POTD: And I was in the Darkness and Darkness I Became

Photo Of The Day – The title of today’s photo could refer to a song by Florence + Machine. Or, more likely, it could also have something to do with the fact that snipers like to hide in the dark under their ghillie suits.

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POTD: Long Range Marksmanship with the .50 BMG

Photo Of The Day – Looking at the Barrett M107A1 (above) and the Remington M2010 sniper rifles, as used by snipers conducting long-range marksmanship drills. This happened at the Orchard Combat Training Center.

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POTD: .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle

Posing for the camera for Today’s Photo Of The Day here at TFB, is the U.S. Marine Corps’ scout sniper platoon commander and the chief scout sniper with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).

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