The PROOF Research Story

Our Story

Since 2012, PROOF Research has been relentlessly innovating to bring a new class of products to the firearms, aerospace and defense industries. Headquartered in Northwest Montana, just minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park, we’ve brought together some of the finest minds, experience and innovations available to produce carbon fiber barrels, precision steel barrels, complete rifle systems and advanced composite materials that are setting new industry standards for extreme accuracy, reduced weight, durability and longevity.

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Science-Based Innovation

In addition to providing R&D support for the development of PROOF Research’s next-generation carbon fiber barrel and composite weapon technologies, PROOF Research’s Advanced Composites Division (PROOF ACD), located in Dayton, Ohio, also develops and supplies high-temperature products and solutions to customers within the aerospace and defense industries, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the B2 Stealth Bomber systems.

The Future of Barrel Technology

What Makes us Unique

The PROOF Research family is made up of over 100 team members representing countless years of experience in the firearms and advanced composite materials industries.


Our team members come from a broad range of backgrounds, including manufacturing, research & development, entrepreneurship, product development, and engineering. But no matter their backgrounds, PROOF employees are a group of shooting and hunting enthusiasts who know their way around a firearm and are often our most critical customers.


Whether educated in the school of hard knocks or in the halls of higher academia, our PhDs, entrepreneurs, engineers and technicians work together and pool their skills in order to relentlessly innovate and bring truly game-changing products to the firearms industry.

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