Category Archives: News

Interested in keeping up with the Criterion Barrels news and new product releases? This news page provides occasional updates regarding what we’re currently working on.

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 […]

Criterion Barrels: New Logo & Website Launch

At Criterion Barrels, we work tirelessly to bring you world class match grade barrels. Today, in the continued pursuit of excellence, we are proud to announce a new state-of-the-art website and redesigned company logo. Our mission remains the same: to manufacture barrels capable of achieving the highest level of accuracy and performance. Our new website and logo […]

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 […]

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 barrel. Victor Betzold […]

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 the country. Generation III Gun […]

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 Series. The most recent additions incorporate two […]

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 specialized online destinations, as well as its flagship store OpticsPlanet. Criterion will be […]