Piston-driven warhorse built for harsh use and high round counts!

In the upcoming April 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, author David Bahde writes, “There are a few companies out there dedicated to the working professional, and Barrett is one of the best. The company’s latest iteration of the REC7 in 5.56mm NATO is a perfect example of high quality, proven reliability and state-of-the-art manufacturing.”

Bahde was lucky enough to get his hands on the REC7 Gen II rifle, and offers his full range report. “Handling the REC7 Gen II, you immediately notice its fit and finish and how smooth it feels. Barrett designed and builds the new Gen II handguard in-house, which uses the now-prolific “KeyMod” system, allowing you to add rails and accessories as needed. The handguard is octagonal and narrow, providing a comfortable handhold, with a flat bottom where it attaches to the upper receiver. A continuous top rail offers plenty of real estate for sights and optics. The remaining surface is smooth with no sharp edges, making it very comfortable to hold. Reminiscent of a ‘melt’ treatment on a carry pistol, the handguard sort of melts into your hand.”

To learn more about the REC7 Gen II, check out the April 2014 issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE, available on newsstands and digitally February 18, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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