Today’s Pic of the Day features a member of the Israeli Defense Force firing a suppressed Barrett REC10 in Gaza. The photograph was taken this month. For the record (and this is straight from the company website):

Barrett recommends the use of flow-through type suppressors that do not significantly increase action speeds on all REC family products (or any gas-operated firing system)


Barrett REC10
Image Credit: Barrett Firearms


A Few Thoughts on the Barrett REC 10

As an enthusiastic member of the firearms and shooting community, I am excited to share my insights on the Barrett REC10 with fellow tactical gear aficionados and firearm enthusiasts.

First Impressions

This is a fine-looking firearm. The Barrett REC10 doesn’t just look the part; it embodies a seamless blend of ruggedness and sophistication. Right out of the box, the REC10 exudes quality craftsmanship. It’s a direct impingement AR-style rifle, but with Barrett’s signature engineering, making it stand out in the crowded field of tactical rifles.

Build and Design

The REC10’s build quality is exceptional. It features a full-length 16-inch (406 mm) barrel, which is ideal for achieving a balance between maneuverability and accuracy. The rifle’s weight is perfectly distributed, making it comfortable to handle during extended periods of use. Additionally, the REC10’s receivers are machined from billet, which adds to the rifle’s overall sturdiness and durability.

Performance on the Range

On the range, the REC10 is a performer. Its accuracy is top-notch, with tight groupings at various distances. The rifle’s direct impingement system operates smoothly, and the recoil is surprisingly manageable, allowing for quick follow-up shots. The trigger, a critical component for precision, is crisp and responsive, enhancing an already positive shooting experience.


In terms of reliability, the Barrett REC10 lives up to the Barrett reputation. It handled a variety of ammunition types without any hiccups, a testament to its well-thought-out design and construction. This reliability is crucial, especially for those in the tactical community who need a rifle that won’t fail in critical situations.

Customization and Accessories

The REC10’s rail system provides ample space for customization, allowing users to equip the rifle with their preferred optics, lights, and other tactical accessories. This versatility makes it an excellent choice for both professional use and recreational shooting.

Final Thoughts

The Barrett REC10 is more than just a rifle; it’s a statement. It combines Barrett’s renowned precision and reliability with the versatility required by modern tactical operators. Whether you’re in law enforcement, the military, or a civilian enthusiast, the REC10 offers a level of performance that can meet and exceed the high standards of our community.

In my opinion, this rifle is an investment in quality and performance. Its combination of accuracy, reliability, and versatility makes it a top contender in the tactical rifle market and a must-have for those who demand the best in their firearms.

Personal Note

Barrett Firearms and SOFREP go together like peas and carrots, or more appropriately, lead and brass. We are extremely proud to have them as a corporate partner and one of our SOFREP 300 members. If you are fortunate enough to be able to attend SHOT Show in Las Vegas this January, chances are you can find a member of Team SOFREP hanging out at the Barrett booth, #10344. Stop by, say “hi,” and check out their amazing display of precision rifles.