More than thirty years ago, Ronnie Barrett built something no one thought possible - a shoulder-fired .50 caliber rifle so innovative, the Army itself would sing its praises. From sketching his designs at the dining room table to working with a local tool and die maker to create parts that didn’t yet exist, every millimeter of the Model 82 was a direct result of Ronnie’s passion for the ultimate firearm.
That obsession still fuels the company today.
Headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Barrett is the world leader in large-caliber rifle design and manufacturing. Their products are used by civilian sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 73 State Department approved countries across the world.
No matter how successful they become, however, their story keeps evolving. Because, at Barrett, they don’t believe in resting on their laurels. In fact, they take great pride in thinking outside the box and exploring ways to continue to improve. After all, if there’s one thing their success has taught them, it’s this: You’re only as good as your last accomplishment.
It’s one thing to manufacture guns, and another to live and breathe them. Whether they're carefully assembling their latest rifle, engineering scope rings that are stronger than ever or increasing the velocity and precision of the ammunition itself - they're always working with one goal in mind: "There's always a better way."