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A Garand Collector's Paradise: Our Visit to the Civilian Marksmanship Program South Facility

A Garand Collector's Paradise: Our Visit to the Civilian Marksmanship Program South Facility

(These pictured M1 Garands are just a few of the thousands shipped to competitors and collectors across the country by the CMP) The Civilian Marksmanship Program has maintained a long running business relationship with Criterion Barrels. Each Special Grade rifle comes standard with a hand lapped match grad..

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Border Wars Rifle Series

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Border Wars Rifle Series

Criterion Barrels is proud to announce itself as the newest of the 2018 Border Wars Rifle Series Sponsors. The Border Wars Rifle Series is a precision rifle match series designed to track earned shooter points outside of the club level of competition within each state. Border wars matches will be predomina..

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Dynamic Shooting Sports 2-Gun Series

Criterion Barrels Inc. Sponsors Dynamic Shooting Sports 2-Gun Series

Dynamic Shooting Sports LLC and Criterion Barrels have partnered to offer a 2-Gun Series hosted at the DSS range facility in Deerfield, OH. These 2-gun matches focus on the use of rifle (carbine) and a pistol in a dynamic practical shooting environment. The 2-gun series in 2018 will consist of a minimum of 3 ma..

Bob Petillo Sets Police F-Class National Record With Criterion Barrels Bighorn Pre-Fit Build

Bob Petillo Sets Police F-Class National Record With Criterion Barrels Bighorn Pre-Fit Build

Less than one year after participating in his first F-Class match, Bob Petillo set an F-Class National Record in the Police category with his Criterion pre-fit rifle build. Currently using a 28” Bull contour barrel chambered in 6.5x284 Norma, Bob is currently using a handload recipe featuring Berger 140gr. Hybrid Match..

Shawn Risdon Wins South Carolina F-T/R Midrange Championship & Sets Club Record With Criterion Pre-Fit Barrel

Shawn Risdon Wins South Carolina F-T/R Midrange Championship & Sets Club Record With Criterion  Pre-Fit Barrel

Just because a shooter is new to a rifle discipline doesn’t mean they can’t outperform some of the more experienced competitors on the firing line. Shawn Risdon demonstrated this in his recent F-T/R performance at the Palmetto Gun Club in Ridgeville, SC. With a mere 13 months of F-Class competition under his belt an..

Criterion Barrels Inc. & Generation III Gun Launch "Barrels For Juniors" Fundraiser

Criterion Barrels Inc. & Generation III Gun Launch "Barrels For Juniors" Fundraiser

Criterion Barrels Inc. has partnered with Generation III Gun to help support the expansion of youth participation in the sport of 3-Gun. The vehicle for this sponsorship is the “Barrels for Juniors” program, a donation effort dedicated to maximizing exposure of the Generation III Gun organization at 3-Gun venues across..

Criterion Barrels Inc. Releases Two New Hybrid Contour AR Barrel Models

Criterion Barrels Inc. Releases Two New Hybrid Contour AR Barrel Models

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..

Criterion Barrels Partners With OpticsPlanet in Distribution of AR Barrel Models

Criterion Barrels Partners With OpticsPlanet in Distribution of AR Barrel Models

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..

Sharps Bros and Criterion Barrels Team Up To Produce 6.5 Grendel Precision AK

Sharps Bros and Criterion Barrels Team Up To Produce 6.5 Grendel Precision AK

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..

Wisconsin Barrel Makers Donate To Winnequah Gun Club Range Improvement Program

Wisconsin Barrel Makers Donate To Winnequah Gun Club Range Improvement Program

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..

Keanu Reeves Tears It Up With Custom Criterion Barrel Designed By Taran Tactical Innovations

Keanu Reeves Tears It Up With Custom Criterion Barrel Designed By Taran Tactical Innovations

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. Publicly Announces Free Barrel Offer For National Record Holders

Criterion Barrels Inc. Publicly Announces Free Barrel Offer For National Record Holders

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..

Bringing History To Life: Criterion's Vintage Barreling Machinery

Bringing History To Life: Criterion's Vintage Barreling Machinery

(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..

Victor Betzold Dominates National Matches with Record Setting Criterion Barrel

Victor Betzold Dominates National Matches with Record Setting Criterion Barrel

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..

An Introduction To The Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS)

An Introduction To The Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS)

The Rifle Small Arms Firing School (SAFS) is a two day program offered to the general public every year by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) to help educate new shooters on the discipline of service rifle competition. This year I accompanied service rifle competitor Chad Hanson, t..

Midwest Industries MI-10 Announced

Midwest Industries MI-10 Announced

Midwest Industries has recently announced the addition of a .308 AR rifle line to their existing selection of quality production firearms. The MI-10 is currently available with a 16” barrel configuration, but plans are currently in the works to add an 18” and 20” model. The new MI-10 will incorporate a Criterion-man..

Headspaced Bolt & Barrel Sets Now Available Through Brownells

Headspaced Bolt & Barrel Sets Now Available Through Brownells

Criterion Barrels has partnered with Brownells to offer a number of AR-15 barrel models sold complete with a factory headspaced BCM bolt. Available in six different contours and lengths, rifle builders will not be required to utilize a set of headspacing gauges to properly install these barrels. Headspaced barrel sets ..

Lee Enfield No.4 Barrel Variants & MSRP Release

 Lee Enfield No.4 Barrel Variants & MSRP Release

Criterion Barrels Inc. is proud to announce that our No.4 Lee Enfield barrel installation and accuracy testing has come to a successful conclusion. The first limited batch of barrel blanks will be entering the final stages of production shortly, followed by a much larger batch of barrels that are currently in the early..

Criterion Barrels to Display New Products at 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Criterion Barrels to Display New Products at 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

Criterion Barrels is proud to announce that we are registered as an exhibitor at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville, TN. The show is scheduled to run on the weekend of April 10-12, with free admission for all current NRA members. Criterion will have a variety of our latest barrel models ..

CBI New Product Update

CBI New Product Update

Over the last few years Criterion Barrels has been laboring to constantly develop and improve upon new barrel models. The expansion of our inventory selection has allowed us to better accommodate manufacturers, retailers, and individual rifle builders. 2015 has proved to be no exception. We have a number of new ba..

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