|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Barrett Firearms Company|
|Weight||23.5 pounds (10.7 kg) empty, without scope|
|Length||45 inches (114.3 cm)|
|Barrel length||29 inch (73.7 cm)|
|Muzzle velocity||854 m/s (with M33 ball ammunition)|
|Maximum range||1800 meters|
|Feed system||5 Round Detachable Box Magazine|
Overview[edit | edit source]
The M95 is an improved version of the earlier Barrett M90. It is a bolt-action sniper rifle in a bullpup design. The major difference between the M95 and the M90 is that the pistol grip and trigger have been moved forward 1 inch (25 mm) for better magazine clearance. Also, the bolt handle has been redesigned and bent down and to the rear, the barrel chamber has been plated in chrome, and there are also some minor changes to the trigger and firing pin.
XM107[edit | edit source]
In 1999, the M95 won a military competition to become the new XM107. A small number were purchased by the U.S. Army for further testing, but ultimately, the M82 was chosen. The Barrett website also announces that M95 rifle is used for military and law enforcement applications in at least 15 other countries.
Users[edit | edit source]
- Austria: Jagdkommando special group of the Austrian Army.
- Georgia: Used by Georgian Armed Forces and Georgian military Special force Brigade
- Italy: 9th Parachute Assault Regiment "Col Moschin".
- Jordan: Employed by Jordanian Special Operations Forces.
- Malaysia: Employed by Malaysian Army Grup Gerak Khas.
- Philippines: Adopted by the Philippine Marine Corps. Rifles were purchased in 1998.
- Spain: Spanish Army and Spanish Navy.
- Thailand: Royal Thai Navy SEALs.
References[edit | edit source]
- (Seite 02) "Das Jagdkommando (JaKdo)" (in German). http://www.doppeladler.com/oebh/jakdo.htm (Seite 02). Retrieved 2009-10-13.
- https://archive.is/20120712234609/img12.imageshack.us/img12/4373/108374267618127tkiv2000lu6.jpg www.mil.fi
- Shea, Dan (Spring 2009). "SOFEX 2008". Small Arms Defense Journal, p. 29.
- Thompson, Leroy (December 2008). "Malaysian Special Forces". Special Weapons. http://www.tactical-life.com/online/special-weapons/malaysian-special-forces. Retrieved 2010-03-14.
- "The Philippine Marine Corps Scout Sniper Program". Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. http://web.archive.org/web/20080111080029/http://www.navy.mil.ph/digest.html. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
- Lt. Colonel. Jonathan C. Martir PN(M) (GSC). "Scout Sniper Development: "An accurate shot to the future"". Civil Military Operations & Environment Management Office. http://marinecorps.mil.ph/c6_sniperdev.html. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
[edit | edit source]
- Barrett product page on the M95
- Barrett M95 operator's manual
- Modern Firearms - Barrett Models M90 & M95
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