More than thirty years ago, Ronnie Barrett built something no one thought possible – a shoulder-ﬁred .50 calibre 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 millimetre of the Model 82 was a direct result of Ronnie’s passion for the ultimate ﬁrearm.
That obsession still fuels Barrett today.
Headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Barrett is the world leader in large-calibre riﬂe design and manufacturing. Barrett’s products are used by civilian sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 70 State Department approved countries across the world. The Barrett Quality Management System (QMS) has received the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certiﬁcation for the design and manufacture of ﬁrearms, ammunition, and accessories, and to provide training for those systems.
No matter how successful Barrett 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 our 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 are carefully assembling their latest riﬂe, engineering scope rings that are stronger than ever or increasing the velocity and precision of the ammunition itself – Barrett are always working with one goal in mind: “There’s always a better way.”