Big Buns And Big Guns: This Barrett Will Rock Your World!
The Barrett M82 .50 Cal is a beast of a gun. The recoil has been known to throw dirt in the eyes of the shooter and will leave your ears ringing but with proper protection and well-followed safety precautions shooting one can be a memorable experience.
A Little History from Wikipedia:
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing was founded by Ronnie Barrett for the sole purpose of building semi-automatic rifles chambered for the powerful 12.7×99mm NATO (.50 BMG)ammunition, originally developed for and used in M2 Browning machine guns. Barrett began his work in the early 1980s, and the first working rifles were available in 1982, hence the designation M82.
Barrett designed every single part of the weapon personally and then went on to market the weapon and mass-produce it out of his own pocket. He continued to develop his rifle through the 1980s, and developed the improved M82A1 rifle by 1986.