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.

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 […]

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 stages of […]

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 are available for $374.99 on […]

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 cartridge. This holds especially […]

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 on […]

Team Clevenger AR-15 Barrel Installation Guide

CBI sponsored 3 Gun shooters Heath and Niki Clevenger put together a brief walkthrough outlining Criterion AR-15 installation procedures in their latest blog post. The written article provides step-by-step instruction with photos showcasing each part of the installation process. Please note that these barrels should be headspaced before or after installation. A go/no go gauge […]

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 barrel options that have been […]

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 parts, stocks, clips and ammunition. We look forward to working with […]