At the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, DPMS announced the addition of two new .22 LR AR-style rifles to their line of guns. The new “DPMS Mil-Std 22LR” rifles use mil-spec receivers, which means they are not limited to rimfire should you decide to bolt on an upper in .300 BLK, 5.56 or another caliber.
The new DPMS rifles will come from the factory in one of two configurations. The first is the 6.45 pound AP4 carbine with an A2 front sight and rear detachable carry handle. It has a 16″ barrel with a 1:16 twist.
The second new rifle is also a 16″ carbine, but has a heavy bull barrel and is completely devoid of all sights. This rifle is a little heavier at 7.3 pounds.
Both of the new DPMS guns will ship with one 26-round magazine and one ten-round magazine. $935 is the suggested retail price on each gun.
|AP4 Carbine||16” Bull Barrel|
|Caliber||22 Long Rifle||22 Long Rifle|
|Upper Receiver||7075 T6 Forged Aluminum||7075 T6 Forged Aluminum|
|Lower Receiver||7075 T6 Forged Aluminum||7075 T6 Forged Aluminum|
|Handguard||“Glacier Guard” M4 Type||Aluminum free Float|
|Flash Hider||A2 Flashider||None|
|Stock||AP4 6 position||Fixed A2|
|Barrel||4140 chrome-moly AP4 profile||4140 chrome-moly Bull|
|Front / Rear Sights||Standard A2 / detachable Carry Handle||None, optics only|