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.

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 Criterion barrel chambered in 6.5 Grendel. The […]

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 system for their 1,200 yard […]

Not A Competitive Shooter? Here Are Some Other National Match Activities!

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 that runs longer than a month in […]

Shooter Introduction: Thomas & Madalyn Stewart

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. Thomas’s daughter Madalyn first pulled the trigger on […]

Shooter Introduction: Team Clevenger Shooting

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, the staff of Criterion […]

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 of firearms is a Taran Tactical Innovations […]

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 benefitted from this program, […]

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 barrel production process. The Criterion Classics line […]

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, the founder of The […]

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-manufactured 416R stainless steel […]