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At the Range: Barrett M107A1

by G&A Online Editors   |  June 3rd, 2014 5

barrett_m107_a1_suppressA redesigned version of the original M82A1/M107, the new Barrett M107A1 is engineered to be lighter and stronger than its predecessor.

Built with a one piece aluminum receiver that features an integrated optics rail, the .50 BMG M107A1 weighs five pounds less than earlier Barretts and is designed for use with the QDL suppressor.

The Barrett quick-detach QDL suppressor significantly reduces sound decibels and muzzle blast. It also features a removable muzzle brake to reduce recoil, and is available in black or FDE Cerakote.

In the web exclusive photo gallery and video below, we test the suppressed M107A1 with 661-grain .50 BMG rounds at the Academi Training Facility in Moyock, North Carolina.


  • InfidelCrusader

    Suppressing a .50 BMG seems counterproductive. I am having a hard time imagining a scenario where one would want to do this. I wonder how much it drops the decibel level or otherwise degrades performance. I wouldn’t mind shooting it however.

    • guest

      Suppressing it would help with the recoil.


    It’s still a big bang with a lot of recoil

  • Ebola1900

    Seems like a rather short barrel. I wonder what the velocity penalty versus the longer tube is.

  • Michael Romano

    I can understand why suppressing a “fifty” might be nice. It’s often difficult to find a range that will allow you to shoot .50 BMG. Safety is one concern (because of the power and range of the cartridge), but also the sheer noise.

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