President, Barrett Firearms
Special Guest Speaker - 2019 Hunter’s Banquet and Auction
Music City SCI is extremely proud to announce that our guest speaker at the 2019 banquet will be Chris Barrett, the President of Barrett Firearms. Chris not only runs the company but is responsible for some of their greatest designs, including the 2019 SCI Gun of the Year; The Barrett Fieldcraft.
Join us on February 9th and meet Chris Barrett. You’ll learn more about Barrett Firearms and have an opportunity to bid on a Barrett Fieldcraft. All while helping to promote and preserve our hunting heritage.
Chris Barrett is son to rifle pioneer, Ronnie Barrett. After Chris graduated high school in 1996 he started working full time for the company. Chris and his father then worked intuitively to improve the Barrett products and also began modernizing the company. He introduced innovative product ideas, brought new equipment to the production process, and instituted software like CAD to replace hand drawn rifle designs.
From 2000 to 2014 he served as Barrett’s Lead Designer. During that time he led development of several ground breaking products such as the Model 98B®, MRAD®, and REC7®. Thus far, the Model 98B and MRAD have been the highlight of Chris’ designs. Both rifles received the prestigious Golden Bullseye award as Rifle of the Year from NRA Publications, with the Model 98B in 2010 and MRAD in 2012.
In 2015, Chris took the opportunity to lead Barrett as its new President. He has since expanded the Barrett portfolio of products to broaden the offering of innovative, quality rifle solutions in the shooting and hunting space.
"Chris has earned the respect of the people at Barrett by exceling in every role he has performed," commented Barrett founder, CEO and NRA board member Ronnie Barrett. "As Lead Designer, Chris led the initiative to transition Barrett to a lean manufacturing system, improving our ability to deliver our quality products consistently across all categories in our range. We look forward to Chris leading our team to greater success in the years ahead.”
Barrett Model 99
Barrett REC7 DI
416 Barrett Cartridge
NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Rifle of the Year for Model 98B, 2010
NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Rifle of the Year for MRAD, 2012
Outdoor Life Magazine’s Shotgun of the Year for Barrett Sovereign Rutherford, 2017
Guns & Ammo Magazine’s Rifle of the Year for Fieldcraft, 2017
Sporting Classics Magazine’s Shotgun of the Year for Barrett Sovereign Rutherford, 2018
About Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc.
Barrett is a family-owned and operated company and the world leader in large-caliber, long-distance, precision rifle design and manufacturing. Barrett products are used by civilians, sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 73 State Department approved countries around the world. The Barrett Quality Management System (QMS) has received the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design and manufacture of firearms, ammunition, integrated ballistics computers and accessories, and to provide training for those systems.