Part of the fun of the NRA Annual Meeting is seeing the firearm displays that range from sidearms of the old West to the biggest and “baddest” ARs out there, some so powerful they defy human hands. One such bad boy was the Barrett M1077A1 that captured everyone’s attention. A .50 caliber semiautomatic, the beast held 10 rounds in its magazine. Barrel lengths were a choice of 20 or 29 inches, with an overall length of 48 or 57 inches (not exactly ideal for concealed carry). Depending on accessories, the gun weighed about 28 pounds.
Literature available for the gun described it as follows: “Designed to be used with a suppressor, this one-of-a-kind rifle allows you to combine signature reduction capabilities with the flawless reliability of the original Barrett M107, but with a rifle weight reduction of 5 pounds.”
Big guns like these aren’t your everyday hunting or plinking rifle, but that’s why seeing them up close and clinching the trigger is so much fun.
Images by Joe Byers