The REC7 combines the familiar ergonomics of the AR style rifle with a revolutionary short stroke gas piston operating system to create a rifle that runs cleaner and more reliably than traditional designs.
Unlike direct impingement firearms that release gas into the upper receiver, the REC7 piston vents excess gas forward at its patented chrome-lined, fluted gas block, resulting in cleaner, cooler, lower-maintenance operation. The black nitride coated gas block features two positions for suppressed or unsuppressed shooting, ensuring reliability of the shot and helping to avoid unnecessary wear from over speeding the action. It also allows the user to access the piston assembly for maintenance via the front of the rifle without requiring removal of the hand guard or barrel.
The one-piece 17-4 stainless piston interfaces with a strike face that has been machined into the monolithic, anti-tilt bolt carrier.
Reengineered and reinforced for piston applications, the TB-41 DLC coated, anti-tilt, full auto bolt carrier is machined from a solid block of 8620 steel with an integrated piston strike face. It’s magnetic-particle inspected and proof tested before leaving the factory. Both upper and lower receivers are forged from 7075-T6 aluminum, Type 3 Class 2 hardcoat anodized for durability, then finished with Cerakote for a perfect color match. The upper receiver and barrel extension feature M4 feed ramps for improved reliability, while the lightweight, free float handguard features a full-length M1913 Picatinny top rail with Magpul M-LOK accessory mounting slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions.
Available in 5.56 NATO and 6.8 SPC, the REC7 is the first choice when your life depends on it.
*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 firearm system)
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