Murfreesboro, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- The Tennessee General Assembly passed a resolution this week making the Barrett Model 82/M107 Tennessee’s official state rifle.
This designation follows numerous accolades the company has received over the years for its innovation and ingenuity for a range of firearms produced at its plant and headquarters in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
“We are honored by the resolution and proud to have our rifle officially recognized within our home state,” said Chris Barrett, president of Barrett Firearms. “For more than 32 years, we have been committed to innovation in the firearms industry while maintaining the highest standards for precision and reliability.”
Micah Van Huss, an appreciative U.S. Marine that used the weapon in combat and is now member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, initiated the State action. (To view the resolution, go to http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Bill/HJR0231.pdf).
The Barrett Rifle is a true Tennessee success story: A rifle born from sketches hand-drawn at a dining room table by then twenty-six-year-old photographer, who was born, raised, and educated in Tennessee with no design training or experience. The firearm design considered impossible at the time was a shoulder-fired semi-automatic .50 caliber rifle. Using sketches …Read the Rest