Nick and I spotted this rare beast in the wild at Media Day At The Range, but the headline says it all. We came, we saw, we walked away empty-handed. We were definitely up to the challenge, however. Nick and I both took shots with an absolutely gorgeous (and brutal) Sako .416 Rigby, and a few rounds through a bipod-mounted, gas-operated .50 BMG with a recoil-reducing QDL suppressor would have been a quiet walk in the park by comparison. But alas, Barrett wasn’t offering any free shots when we were there, and we had places to go and guns to shoot. Maybe next year.
Will that suppressor keep coffee hot and tea cold?
I imagine just the sight of it will make kapo bloombergs blood run cold. Fire 2 shots and you should be able to boil a cup of coffee on it.
Hell, with that thing you could probably ping the antenna on top of the Empire State Building. That would get his attention.
Click to make the picture big. Wow.
I really want to know how much difference that suppressor makes.
it has all the res’s
Yeah, the original was a non-linked 500px image. When I saw the source photo was 4608×3072, I had to link it up. All the res’s indeed.
Iz dat a glock fotay?
Wow is right.
My gosh, that thing is huge!
How do you suppress a freight train? Do they even make sub sonic fiddies? The mind boggles.
Even when they don’t silence the supersonic crack of the bullet, suppressors mask the report from the muzzle, helping to cut down on its directionality. Harder to tell where the shot came from = higher survivability for the guy behind the scope. I think that’s the primary advantage here.
And it helps the shooter reduce hearing damage. Since .50 BMG and similar rifles are louder than average rifles (mainly due to a muzzle brake).
Subsonic .50 BMG, no. .510 Whisper, YES!
My gosh, that thing is huge!
I hear that a lot.
That’s no moon!
Not any more, at any rate…
Oooh shiny… Want.
Does anybody make a concealed carry holster for it yet, like maybe an “in the pants pocket”
Thigh holster, maybe. IWB, I think not.
Hey. Hey, guy behind the rifle. I’ll give you $5 for that round in your hand. Now shut up and get outta the way.
Well THIS oughta give DiFi and Chuckie a case of the vapors as the new “Citizen/terrorist Weapon of Choice.”
I really need to see a video of that in action just to hear it.
I need to stop following all of these posts from the SHOT show. I might have to sell some organs to buy all of this stuff I had no idea I wanted until this week.
Hmmm…. looks like the M85’s little, quite brother. I wanna play!!
O.K. rip me as required, but do we really need to embrace rap/punk/criminal lingo such as “fiddy-cal?”
It’s a fifty caliber rifle for Christs sake, and if you called my .50 a fiddy, I wouldn’t let you get within a stones throw of it.
It seems to be done in jest.
Refer to Sgt. Hulka.
To me a ‘fiddy’ is a 50cc pocket bike or dirt bike. A ‘fifty cal’ is a .50BMG rifle.
Don’t be a buzzkill 😉
Anyone ever think that they weren’t shooting it because the can doesn’t really work?
It works. If I remember correctly, Barrett first introduced their .50 and .416 cans at SHOT show 2012. In fact, there is a post somewhere on TTAG of KJW shooting a suppressed Barrett M107A1.
Nope, that’s just you.
Want. To. Touch.
Damn thing still has a muzzle break after that suppressor
Can see it’s utility when engaging multiple T-Rex’s from medium range.
I thought the Barrett was recoil operated, rather than gas.