Barrett .50 Caliber Rifle
Mention “50 cal.” and two names spring to mind: Browning for the original M2 heavy machine gun and Barrett for the Model 82A1 for deadly long-range sniping. Barrett’s latest version, the M107A1, takes .50-caliber precision to a new level. Every component was reengineered to be lighter yet stronger while retaining the reliability of the Model 82A1. The muzzle brake is even designed to be used with a suppressor. It’s also 5 pounds lighter than the original 82A1.

The U.S. Army awarded Barrett Firearms an $8 million contract for the procurement of Barrett .50 Caliber Long-Range Sniper Rifle systems. Additionally, the contract includes the M10A1, 1M07 and M82A1M rifles, as well as scopes, suppressors and spare parts kits.

Consequently, the contract is expected to be fulfilled by Nov. 26, 2023, according to the United States Department of Defense.

The M107A1 model includes a lightweight aluminum upper receiver, as well as integral 23-inch 27 MOA optics rail. Moreover, it features a 20- or 29-inch barrel, with fully chrome-lined chamber and bore. Also, a 10-round, steel magazine, which is anti-corrosive, rounds out the package.

Barrett .50 Caliber Long-Range Maintenance Contract

Barrett received an additional $3.3 million maintenance contract for the Long-Range Sniper Rifle systems. Consequently, the five-year contract runs through Nov. 26, 2023.

The pair of contracts add to the long legacy of Barrett Firearms. Ultimately, United States Armed Forces have fielded the M107 Rifle System for more than 15 years.

Barrett .50 Caliber M82/107 Recognition

In 2016, Tennessee named the M82/M107 .50 Caliber as the state’s official rifle. Through a resolution passed by the Tennessee General Assembly, the designation is one of several accolades Barrett has earned.

“We are honored by the resolution and proud to have our rifle officially recognized within our home state, said Chris Barrett, president of Barrett Firearms, in a company press release. “For more than 32 years, we have been committed to innovation in the firearms industry while maintaining the highest standards for precision and reliability.”

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