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 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 AR build. Josh and Mike […]

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 […]

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 4

(Madalyn Stewart’s 3-Gun Rifle) Part 4: Lower Receiver Component Selection While upper receiver components are essential to rifle performance and accuracy, lower parts also play a vital role in ensuring consistent function and precise manipulation of the AR-15 platform. Trigger interface, control configuration, furniture design, and buffer construction can all vary significantly based on individual […]

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 […]

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 demo […]

Criterion Barrel Goes Head To Head With Krieger & E.R. Shaw In 6.5 x 47 Lapua Barrel Comparison

Writer Norman Johnson recently prepared a detailed report for www.loaddata.com outlining barrel and handload performance with three barrel blanks supplied by Krieger, Criterion, and E.R. Shaw. Starting load results were supplied utilizing a variety of bullet types (without optimizing powder charge weight and seating depth). Both the Criterion and Krieger barrels averaged groups under .5 […]

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

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 […]