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 chamber is now chrome-plated, and there are also some minor changes to the trigger and firing pin. One variant, the Barrett M99 is overall similar to the M95. The only difference is that the M99 doesn't have a magazine and can be chambered with other high-powered ammunition like the .416 Barrett, which is similar to the .408 Cheytac.