Barrett Announces the RETURN of the REC7 DI (Direct Impingement) Rifle

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Barrett Firearms has announced the return of their REC7 DI (Direct Impingement) AR-15 patterned rifle with a nod to Stoner yet touting some modern accoutrements. Barrett states on their website that this rifle has “a nod to Eugene Stoner and his direct impingement design, [and] Barrett is proud to produce the REC7 DI.”

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The newly re-introduced REC7 DI is meant to be lightweight, modular, and accurate – all the tenants of what discerning shooters are looking for in a modern sporting rifle. It also boasts Magpul furniture throughout, an attractive yet simple finish, and a free-float M-LOK compatible handguard for all manner of accessories. The rest of the specifications for the new REC7 DI can be read below as presented by Barrett Firearms:

  • Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
  • Operation: Direct Impingement, Semi-Automatic
  • Barrel Length: 16” Barrel with 1 in 7” Twist Rate and 1/2″ x 28 TPI
  • Overall Length: 33”
  • Weight: 6.6 Lb
  • Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc., the leader in long range, is pleased to announce the return of the REC7 DI rifle. First introduced in 2016, this iconic firearm returns to the market in Summer 2024 following a temporary production hold due to the MK 22 contract.

Known for its reliability and precision, the Barrett REC7 is designed specifically for situations in which there’s no room for error and features a mid-length gas system for reliability with or without a suppressor. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, its upper and lower receivers are machined from 7075-T6 aluminum, while all aluminum components are coated in Type 3 hardcoat anodizing.

Featuring a cold hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel, Magpul® furniture, ALG QMS trigger, and extended slimline Barrett handguard with M-LOK® accessory mounting slots, no detail has been overlooked in the pursuit of excellence.

Bryan James, President of Barrett, expressed his excitement regarding the return of the REC7 DI, stating, “We are thrilled to be able to offer the REC7 DI once again to our customers. This rifle embodies the legacy of quality and reliability that the Barrett name represents. We are confident that shooters will once again appreciate the exceptional performance and craftsmanship of the REC7 DI.”

At the time of this writing, there is not an MSRP openly stated on Barrett’s website, but I am sure that is something that they will make available soon for prospective buyers to contemplate. As always, let us know all of your thoughts about Barrett Firearms and the REC7 DI rifle in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

Barrett Announces the RETURN of the REC7 DI (Direct Impingement) Rifle

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