DPMS “Next Generation” Multi-Gun Match Rifle

DPMS 3G2

DPMS is making a new generation of rifle designed for three gun/multi-gun matches.  The 3G2 is designed for entry-level competitors who are facing a significant cost barrier to entry.

The 3G2 uses a 16″ lightweight 416 stainless steel barrel with a M111 modular free-float handguard.  It has a 1:9″ twist and is capped with a Miculek compensator.  The sights are standard Magpul BUS and the stock is also a Magpul: the STR.

The pistol grip is an Ergo grip.  The 3G2 has a standard DPMS two stage trigger.

The rifle weighs in at 7.1 pounds. MSRP is $1239.


Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • -V-

    The weight is good, but I am surprised they chose to go with a 1:9 twist. 1:8 or 1:7 offers more versatility for 3-gun to fire heavier longer range ammo.

    • Anonymous

      How many 3-gun matches involve shots beyond 300 yards? Inside that distance 55gr or 62gr is far most cost effective, and just as capable as the 75gr and 77gr loadings. Virtually none of the shooters I know are handloading heavy bullets for blasting away at relatively close distances, and ain’t no one got da money for shooting factory match loads.

      On the other hand, I’ve seen issues with getting 1:7 barrels to group well with lighter plinking loads like the standard 55gr M193 projectiles.

      People need to get it out of their heads that the only thing important about twist rates is that faster = better.

      • -V-

        Sure, 1:9 is more cost effective if all you are doing is blasting paper inside 100 yards on a flat range. But then, if you’re just blasting at a range, any entry level budget brand guns with a 1:9 twist will do you just fine as well.

        1:7 is perfectly capable of stabilizing bullets in the 55 gr range and even a little lower. I’m not sure why this myth that 1:7 won’t stabilize 55gr keeps coming up. Where they start to have issues is over-spinning light thin-skinned hot-loaded varmint loads in the 40-grain range and the 3700fps+ muzzle velocity because it over spins them, and their thin jackets come apart. The solution? Don’t shoot hot-loaded 40gr varmint grenades from your 1:7 barrel.