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.

Charlie King Ties F/TR National Record With Criterion Barrel

In April of 2016 Charlie King tied the Senior record score of 200-15x in 300 yard F/TR competition at Catawba Valley Rifle and Pistol Club, the same venue of David Mark Honeycutt’s record-setting F-Class performance two years prior. Charlie was introduced to rifle competition after retiring five years ago. In 2014 he participated in his […]

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 3

(Heath Clevenger’s 3-Gun rifle build) Part 3: Upper Receiver Component Selection One of the many reasons the AR-15 is currently America’s the most popular rifle platform is due to its extreme level of modularity. By simple removing and locking two pins into place, a shooter can drastically change the intended role of their rifle. By […]

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 […]

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 2

(Reliability is paramount in Niki Clevenger’s 3-Gun rifle builds – photo credit Snippets of Life Photography) Part 2: Functions, Classifications, and Build Strategies of the Ideal 3-Gun Rifle In our previous article, we discussed the recent trends in the firearms industry to customize and improve upon standard rifle designs. We also introduced a few of […]

Building Your Perfect 3-Gun Rifle: Part 1

(pictured are two custom rifle builds from American Defense MFG. Each rifle is designed to suit the unique configuration requirements of a different shooter) Part 1: When One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Why the Universally Perfect 3-Gun Rifle Build is a Myth Introduction: There once was a time when every firearm manufactured could be considered […]

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 […]