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1932
Fred Barnes begins selling bullets made in his basement workshop in Bayfield, Colorado.
1965
Fred Barnes sells Barnes Bullets to Burford Corporation of Maysville, Oklahoma.
1967
The Company was sold and relocated to Montrose, Colorado. The name was changed to "Colorado Custome Bullets."
1974
Randy and Coni Brooks purchase Colorado Custom Bullets and begin making bullets in American Fork, Utah.
Fred Barnes spends several months consulting with the new owners.
1979
Barnes Brass Solids™ are introduced
1985
Randy conceives the idea of an expanding, all-copper bullet, the X Bullet®, while hunting brown bear in Alaska.
1986
Randy takes the first game animal with an X Bullet—An Alaskan brown bear with a 375 H&H loaded with a 270 grain X bullet.
1989
The revolutionary X Bullet is made available for retail sale.
1992
First edition of the Barnes Reloading Manual is introduced.
1993
Barnes introduced the XPB™ pistol bullet.
1994
The Expander® MZ, a saboted version of the X Bullet for muzzleloaders, is introduced.
CR-10 bore cleaner is introduced.
1996
Barnes moves to a 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lindon, Utah.
1997
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 2 is pubilshed.
2001
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 3 is pubilshed.
2003
The next generation of X Bullet, the TSX® is introduced.
2004
The Spit-Fire MZ™ muzzleloader bullet it introduced.
2006
A tipped version of the Spit-Fire MZ™, the Spit-Fire TMZ™, is introduced.
2007
The Varmint Grenade® and MPG™ (Multi Purpose Green) bullets, incorporating technology Barnes developed for the military, are offered as a component to handloaders.
2008
The Tipped TSX is introduced.
Barnes Reloading Manual No. 4 is published.
2009
Barnes moves to a new 75,000 square-foot facility in Mona, Utah.
The T-EZ muzzleloader bullet is introduced.
The Barnes Buster™ is introduced.
2010
Barnes is acquired by Remington Outdoor Company and Barnes VOR-TX Ammunition is introduced.
2011
The Long-Range X Bullet (LRX™) and Match Burners are introduced.
2012
Barnes re-introduces VARMIN-A-TOR™ line of bullets.
2013
Barnes introduces TAC-XPD Defense Ammunition.