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Mark Stout Sr. Joins Son as National Record Holder Using Criterion M1 Carbine Barrel

Mark Stout Sr. Joins Son as National Record Holder Using Criterion M1 Carbine Barrel

We’ve all heard the phrase “Like father, like son”. This commentary certainly rings true when it comes to national M1 Carbine records. In 2015 Mark Stout II set a junior national record for the M1 Carbine at the Camp Perry National Matches using a Fulton Armory-built carbine featuring a chrome lined Criterion barr..

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 Releases "Accurizing AR-15" Video Series

Criterion Barrels Releases "Accurizing AR-15" Video Series

Building a box stock AR-15 is a fairly simple process. Building a high performance AR-15 can prove to be a bit trickier. If your AR-15 isn't producing groups that meet your expectations, there are a number of assembly methods that can aid in fine tuning the accuracy potential of your ..

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..

Criterion vs. CHF: A Public Service Announcement Recommending Educated Barrel Buying

Criterion vs. CHF: A Public Service Announcement Recommending Educated Barrel Buying

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..

The 3-Gun Show Pays A Visit To The Criterion Barrels SHOT Show 2017 Booth

The 3-Gun Show Pays A Visit To The Criterion Barrels SHOT Show 2017 Booth

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.   ..

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..

Criterion Barrels Shooters Announce Two Additional National Record Setting Performances

Criterion Barrels Shooters Announce Two Additional National Record Setting Performances

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..

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..

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..

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..

Prototype Criterion Lee Enfield Barrel Shooter Victorious In New Zealand National Match

Prototype Criterion Lee Enfield Barrel Shooter Victorious In New Zealand National Match

Over the Easter weekend the New Zealand Service Rifle Association held its annual national service rifle competition. Coming first in the Classic Bolt Action class was Wellington Service Rifle member Nicole McKee. Nicole’s Rifle was built for her by her husband Duncan, who has a vast knowledge of the .303 British cartr..

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..

CBI Dealer Profile: PackRats Collectibles

CBI Dealer Profile: PackRats Collectibles

Criterion Barrels, Inc. is proud to announce its latest dealer partnership with PackRats Collectibles LLC, the parent company of www.ammogarand.com. AmmoGarand.com specializes in the sale of M1 Garand parts, ammunition, and shooting accessories catering to both shooters and collectors with original and new production p..

CBI's Open Letter to the BATFE Regarding the Proposed M855 Ban

CBI's Open Letter to the BATFE Regarding the Proposed M855 Ban

Good afternoon, Here at Criterion Barrels we receive plenty of feedback through phone calls and emails from customers using our match grade barrels for a variety of sporting purposes. These sporting events include service rifle, high power, 3 Gun competition, and certain hunting applications. For many of our cust..

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