Barnett Outdoors, LLC is the world’s leading manufacturer of crossbow, archery and slingshot products. As with many success stories, ours started small in 1962 when a man named Bernard Barnett pursued a hobby working with crossbows from his garage in the United Kingdom. Mr. Barnett began filling orders for his acquaintances who were impressed by his handiwork, and the business was born. From there, manufacturing facilities popped up across Europe and eventually made their way to the United States. Growth in the American market resulted in additional product lines, streamlined manufacturing processes and cost reduction that eventually brought operations to the U.S. permanently in 2003.
Today, Barnett is owned by Plano Synergy Holdings – an industry leader at the helm of some of the top hunting and fishing brands. With this partnership, Barnett is positioned to continue its legacy of offering high-quality, affordable products that are always ahead of the curve. With one foot rooted in tradition and the other looking toward the future, there are no limits to where Barnett can go.
As the original pioneer of the modern-day crossbow, Barnett’s tradition of innovation has brought about numerous “firsts” in the crossbow industry.
A crank cocking device
A rope cocking device
A break action cocker
An overloaded sound dampening foot stirrup
A multi-tool rope cocking device
An adjustable stock and cheek piece
An extended trigger mechanism and a long power stroke
Carbon riser technology
A shoot-through foot stirrup
A folding foot stirrup
A quick-detach front end
Pending Avi limbs
Barnett was the FIRST to break speeds over 300 feet per second.
And we're not done yet. We keep ourselves grounded in the heritage and tradition of the brand we've built, but we run toward innovation to constantly improve product performance and customer satisfaction.Read about our bows here