Barnes Precision Machine- Workhorse AR’s At A Price That Won’t Break The Bank

The author with his personal Barnes Precision Machine AR-15

The authors wife’s wedding ring is cut from a Barnes Precision 308 barrel.

What can I say about Barnes Precision Machine AR’s? Apparently, a lot, since I have written about them here, here, here, here, and here. Oh, and here too. As far as bang for the buck, they are very hard to beat. Most of my personal rifles are BPM, including the one with my ODA number for the serial number. Hell, my wife’s wedding ring is cut from a Barnes 308 barrel. I believe.

Mr. Barnes has been a great supporter of the Special Forces Regiment, and not just stateside. His uppers have done some weird things in some very weird places, though he would never tell you that. I say with certainty, his guns are combat reliable.

BPM builds almost every part in-house and cuts from the finest barrel blanks. Accuracy is the first priority, and I haven’t seen one of his AR’s yet that shoots bigger than ½ MOA. The bolts are nickel boron coated, for a smoothness you have to feel to believe. The handguard is a BPM design, and it is as tough as a coffin nail. Drop in an AR Gold trigger, and you have a rifle that is capable of anything.

High quality nickel boron BCG help make the action one of the smoothest.

Drop in an AR Gold trigger and this BPM rifle is ready to rock!

All this, at an MSRP that is well below market average. The base model gun retails for $750, while the CQB/MOE model ( my recommendation) retails for $1458. If you haven’t snagged an AR yet, I recommend you put a phone call into Apex, NC. With the way things are going, these are going to be selling fast.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Jeffro March 20, 2019, 5:39 pm

    I’d really like to know how Clay stacks up a BPM 5.56 against other’s he has reviewed; the SAINT EDGE and the Ranier Arms Ultramatch

  • Zupglick March 12, 2018, 11:42 am

    PS90 is not a bad urban combat weapon either.

  • danny swope March 12, 2018, 11:21 am

    good deal

  • Bob March 12, 2018, 10:41 am

    (Drop in an AR Gold trigger) I’ve always been curious as to why higher end AR’s come with standard, not so great, triggers.
    Of the three AR’s I have brought in the last 15 years, Colt, Sig, and Bushmaster, the Bushmaster was the only one that I haven’t wanted to change.

    • Randy March 13, 2018, 5:42 am

      For eight years firearms business boomed with fear of democratic gun legislation as crime decreased. Now under Republican rule comes more violence and gun legislation.

      • David March 16, 2018, 3:13 pm

        ^ troll ^

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