Jared Keller, Task & Purpose: A Marine’s M-107 Sniper Rifle Failed During A Firefight — So He Called Customer Service
The Barrett M-107 .50-caliber long-range sniper rifle is a firearm made for the modern war on terrorism. Officially adopted by the U.S. Army in 2002 and boasting a 2,000-meter range, a suppressor-ready muzzle brake, and recoil-minimizing design, the semi-automatic offers “greater range and lethality against personnel and materiel targets than other sniper systems in the U.S. inventory,” in an assessment by Military.com.
While Barrett’s reputation of “flawless reliability” has made the M-107 the Army sniper’s weapon of choice, the rifle is just like any other essential tool: It often breaks when you need it most. And that’s apparently what happened to one Marine Corps unit pinned down in a firefight, according to one of Barrett’s longtime armorers.
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WNU Editor: Now that is what I call customer service.