SHOT Show 2017 - First anticipated in 2016, KRISS Defiance's DMK22 line of .22 rimfire rifles are finally available for purchase
First anticipated at the 2016 SHOT Show, the Defiance DMK22 semi-automatic rimfire sporting rifles manufactured by Kriss USA are finally available in a final version that is being once again showcased to the public at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The new Defiance line of .22 Long Rifle rimfire semi-automatic rifles includes the DMK22C, in various Cerakote color finishes, and the DMK22C-LVOA, with exclusive licensing from War Sport Manufacturing LLC.
« The Defiance DMK22 is a trailblazing rifle that sets a new standard for performance, build quality, and upgradability for the .22LR sporting rifle segment.» states Tim Seargeant, KRISS USA’s Marketing Manager.
« The DMK22 is a no-compromises rifle, it offers the same feel, functionality, and upgradability as a centerfire AR-15, but at rimfire cost of ownership.»
The DMK22C features a 16.5” 4140 Chrome Moly barrel with a 1:16” twist rate, ½” x 28 RH threading, and black nitiride coating. The 13” free floating hand guard is made from aircraft grade aluminum, with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny top rail and modular rail section attachment points at the three, six, and nine o’clock positions.
The proprietary sporting rifle receivers are forged from an aluminum alloy and are designed to be compatible with AR-15 upgrade parts; such as MILSPEC butt stocks, pistol grips, dust covers, charging handles, forward assists, magazine releases, muzzle devices, and hand guards. The bolt catch functions with the included Defiance's own .22 Long Rifle magazine to lock the bolt back when empty, even when the magazine is removed.
Further customization can be achieved with different barrel profiles, through a patent pending barrel adaptor system. The DMK22C is also compatible with most Ruger® 10/22® aftermarket barrels. Additionally, select .22LR AR-15 magazines also fit and feed in the DMK22C, though they do not trigger the bolt catch. The DMK22C is also compatible with a select number of AR-15 aftermarket trigger packs.
Semi-automatic rimfire rifle
.22 Long Rifle
10 or 25 rounds
419,1 mm / 16.5"
Full-length top Picatinny rail
842,2 mm / 33.1" (Stock retracted)
925 mm / 36.4" (Stock extended
$699 (U.S., DMK22C)
$799 (U.S., DMK22C-LVOA)