When it comes to AR pattern rifles, the Hybrid contour design strikes an ideal balance between barrel stiffness and comfortable carry weight. Criterion Barrels has expanded this product line to include models popular with shooters in various rifle disciplines, including personal defense, 3-Gun, and the PRS Gas Gun..
(Madalyn Stewart's 3-Gun Rifle) Part 4: Lower Receiver Component Selection While upper receiver components are essential to rifle performance and accuracy, lower parts also play a vital role in ensuring consistent function and precise manipulation of the AR-15 platform. Trigger interface, control c..
Criterion Barrels, Inc. is proud to announce its latest distributor partnership with OpticsPlanet. OpticsPlanet is a privately held online retailer of shooting, hunting, military, law enforcement, eyewear and laboratory equipment. The company is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, and operates a number of speci..
One of our new employees brought in his personal rifle build featuring a premium cold hammer forged rifle barrel for a quick barrel swap. After disassembling the rifle we took a look inside with a bore scope and were suprised by what we found! It wasn't long before we had it mounted on a dem..
Writer Norman Johnson recently prepared a detailed report for www.loaddata.com outlining barrel and handload performance with three barrel blanks supplied by Krieger, Criterion, and E.R. Shaw. Starting load results were supplied utilizing a variety of bullet types (without optimizing powder charge weight and..
Criterion Barrels recently met with Dave Hartman of the 3-Gun Show to discuss a few of our AR barrel configurations, including the 16" rifle length model featured on the MGS Firearms Citizen rifle and our M118LR chambered barrels incorporated into the Midwest Industries MI-10F. ..
Photo credit: Sharps Bros Criterion Barrels, Sharps Bros, and Rifle Dynamics have teamed up in an attempt to stretch the accuracy potential and maximum effective range of the AK rifle platform to its limit. This prototype rifle features a hand lapped 18" 416R stainless steel salt bath nitrided Criteri..
In April of 2016 Charlie King tied the Senior record score of 200-15x in 300 yard F/TR competition at Catawba Valley Rifle and Pistol Club, the same venue of David Mark Honeycutt’s record-setting F-Class performance two years prior. Charlie was introduced to rifle competition after retiring five years ago. In 2014 h..
(Heath Clevenger's 3-Gun rifle build) Part 3: Upper Receiver Component Selection One of the many reasons the AR-15 is currently America’s the most popular rifle platform is due to its extreme level of modularity. By simple removing and locking two pins into place, a shooter can drastically change the in..
The 2016 US F-Class Mid-Range and Long Range National Championship will operate a little differently than events of the past. Criterion, Krieger, and Brux Barrels have each donated $25,000 to the Winnequah Gun Club in Lodi, Wisconsin to help fund the purchase and installation of a Silver Mountain electronic target..
(Reliability is paramount in Niki Clevenger's 3-Gun rifle builds - photo credit Snippets of Life Photography) Part 2: Functions, Classifications, and Build Strategies of the Ideal 3-Gun Rifle In our previous article, we discussed the recent trends in the firearms industry to customize and improve upon s..
(pictured are two custom rifle builds from American Defense MFG. Each rifle is designed to suit the unique configuration requirements of a different shooter) Part 1: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why the Universally Perfect 3-Gun Rifle Build is a Myth Introduction: There once was a ..
A Guide For Collectors & Non-Competitors Each year thousands of shooters flock to the area surrounding Port Clinton, Ohio for the National Matches at Camp Perry. Most are competitors of various skill levels who plan on participating in their respective discipline over the course of a match schedule tha..
Criterion Barrels Inc. is proud to sponsor Wisconsin-based 3-Gun competitors Thomas & Madalyn Stewart. Thomas is a career law enforcement officer who began shooting competitively in USPSA and Palma matches. He gradually shifted his efforts toward 3-Gun matches, and has been competing in that discipline since 2012. ..
After our announcement in March that a free barrel would be awarded to any competitor that sets a national record with a Criterion barrel, shooters Mark Stout II and Rob Spurrier stepped forward to share details regarding their recent national record setting performances. Last year..
When we first began our search for sponsored 3 Gun competitors, we sought to find a group of shooters who shared a similar mindset and offered a solid fit with our corporate culture. As a family run organization dedicated to continuous improvement of our products and the shooting community in general, th..
A recent viral video produced by famous 3 Gun shooter Taran Butler showcases actor Keanu Reeves training for his latest film role. In the below video Keanu rapidly clears a 3 gun stage with a variety of custom firearms produced by Taran Tactical Innovations. Included in this trio o..
Criterion Barrels Inc. (CBI) has long maintained an internal policy of supporting top shooters throughout the firearms industry by offering a free barrel to any shooter who sets or ties a national record with a Criterion product. Over the last few years a number of F-Class and vintage military competitors have ben..
(originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of the GCA Journal) While Criterion Barrels Inc. utilizes some of the most cutting edge CNC barrel manufacturing technology to ensure our products maintain strict adherence to design specifications, sometimes the tried and true methods offer an ideal solution for the ba..
Each year Criterion Barrels donates more than a dozen barrel certificates to help support national and regional rifle matches held by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. This year one shooter proved so overwhelmingly dominant in National Match competition that he was awarded not one, but four barrel certificates for his..