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Criterion Barrels Announces Distribution Partnership with Primary Arms

Criterion Barrels Inc. is proud to announce a new partnership with Primary Arms in the distribution of our stock model barrel lineup. Primary Arms has built a reputation on fast shipping, competitive pricing, and world-class customer service. Their staff and management consistently deliver customers the best value possible by providing top tier products and applying […]

Bayside High School NJROTC Team Sets F-Class National Record with Criterion Pre-Fit Barrel

Team Loader Monkey wasn’t the only squad setting national records with Criterion pre-fits at the 2017-18 Port Malibar Rifle & Pistol Club Snowbird Mid-Range Regional. The Bayside High School NJROTC Team set a national record of their own with a 2262-39X Expert Record Score (National Mid-Range Team Course – Any Sights, Four Man Team). Junior shooters […]

James Root & Team Loader Monkey Set New High-Power National Record with Criterion Barrel

Setting an individual national record takes some serious dedication, skill, and practice. Assembling an entire team skilled enough to set a national record requires even more coordination, teamwork, and discipline. Criterion shooter James Root and the rest of Team Loader Monkey (Chris Whitney, Jack Abrams, and Nathan Abrams) fired an aggregate score of 2313-102X in […]

What Kind of Practical Accuracy Can You Expect From A Criterion Pre-Fit Barrel? Handloading Makes a Difference!

When it comes to precision rifle accuracy, ammunition quality can make a significant difference. While modern factory ammunition can offer remarkable performance when paired with Criterion barrels, most precision rifles will not perform to their true potential without developing a handload recipe tailored to the individual barrel. While one barrel may prefer one particular load, a barrel […]

Sage Dynamics Tortures Criterion Barrel In Recent Vortex UH-1 Review

While most discerning shooters select Criterion barrels for their excellent reputation for accuracy, a variety of different local government agencies utilize them for their high level of durability. Sage Dynamics showcases this facet in their recent review of the Vortex UH-1 Holographic Optic. Mounted to a suppressed American Defense MFG UIC 2 machine gun, Aaron dumps […]

8541 Tactical Shares The Pros and Cons of The Rem/Age Pre-Fit System

While they may require the purchase of some additional tools and a bit of a learning curve to install, Rem/Age pre-fit barrels feature some distinct advantages over the traditional gunsmith installation method of rebarreling precision rifle builds. 8541 Tactical details these pros and cons in their recent “Mail Call Monday” YouTube video. Feel free to […]

Criterion Barrels Exhibiting At TriggrCon 2018

Criterion Barrels will be exhibiting at TriggrCon 2018 for the remainder of this week. TriggrCon is a four day firearm industry trade show hosted in Bellevue, WA. The first two days (7/26-7/27) are restricted to media and industry personnel, while the remaining two days (7/28-7/29) are open to the public. If you plan on attending […]

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

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 grade Criterion barrel, new production wood furniture, and refurbished USGI components. The CMP Custom Shop also offers a wide range of gunsmithing services for a wide variety of military surplus […]

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 predominantly designed for the use […]

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 Dynamic Shooting Sports 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 […]