The Defiance DMK22, a .22LR AR-15 style carbine designed and produced by Kriss USA, is hitting the market. Kriss is the same innovative manufacturer of small arms that some years ago surprised the guns world with its nonlinear Recoil Mitigation System that revectors energy down and away from the shooter’s shoulder to dramatically reduce felt recoil and muzzle climb. Kriss’s new product, the Defiance DMK22 Rimfire Sporting Rifle, is a highly customizable and full metal construction rimfire carbine. Available models include the DMK22C as well as the DMK22 LVOA, officially licensed by War Sport Manufacturing.
The DMK22C features a 16.5”, 4140 Chrome Moly, barrel with a 1:16” twist rate, ½” x 28 RH threading, and black nitride 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 .22LR magazine to lock the bolt back when empty, even when the magazine is removed.
This required a full UK Firearms Certificate (FAC) with an open valid slot to purchase.