DPMS is now making their Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) in .300 BLK.

The gun has a 7.5″ barrel with a 1:7 twist.  It it topped with a AAC Blackout flash hider.  The flip up sights are from Magpul.  A SOG vertical foregrip is attached to the four rail handguard.

The upper and lower receivers are forged aluminum.  The barrel is chrome-lined.  DPMS states the PDW is an enhanced version of the company’s Kitty Kat model.


MSRP is $1289 if you can find one.

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/.


  • Sad Bob

    I miss the old day of TFB. Remember the awesome T-man posts or the cool photos of some weird, obscure gun that everyone tried to ID in the comments? Remember when TFB used to link to other people and what they were doing? It seems like all that is here now is a constant, boring, roll call of product announcements. I challenge every writer for TFB to spend an hour in the TFB archives and tell me its better today. I know transitioning to a money making operation does entail some changes to format. I just wish it was more like it used to be.

    • steve


      All the old pages are up there, if you click on a 250-range page at the bottom. It’s like a completely different website.

      • Zachary

        Pretty sad. I’ve been following this site for a very long time. It’s very disappointing to see what has happened to it. There are other excellent blogs, but this one was unique in keeping up with great content and generally avoiding politics. Now it’s just a dull roll call of new products.

        Having product announcements is fine, but not at the expense of real content. Can anyone from TFB help me understand where the content went?

    • jogo

      i agree with you….

    • Exactly what I was trying to say the other day. They have substituted ads for actual content.

    • bbmg

      Good point well made, though one could also be a little proactive and offer up guest articles, suggestions for reviews/tests or tip off the staff regarding an interesting link or development, with the hope that it will be taken into consideration.

      • Of course we’d take things like that seriously. If somebody comes up with something unique we’ll sure check it out!

    • Steve (TFB Editor)

      Guys, don’t be disheartened. I have only just returned from my vacation. The other writers have been doing a good job of keeping y’all informed while I was away.

      You forget that in the old days, the blog basically shut down while I was away from an internet connection.

      Its still the same old Steve running the show 🙂

    • tincankilla

      In terms of ideas: Steve, it’d be interesting to see some interviews on the recent economics of the industry. There are a lot of unanswered questions about pricing and distribution and gouging lately. It’d be nice to hear from those inside (and outside) the industry about the choke points in the supply chain, gouging, etc.

      of course, you might be putting some of your manufacturer and distributor relationships in danger if you ask tough questions…

      • phamnuwen

        There is no such thing as “price gouging”.
        There is only supply and demand. If demand goes up, the price must go up, or there will be shortages in supply.

        Laws against “price gouging” create shortages.

  • Odession

    Have to agree with SadBob. This article literally is a product announcement with no content.

  • billy

    1:8! !:8!

  • Cozmo

    If only SBRs were legal in my state. 🙁

  • John184

    I don’t mind the boring AR-15 posts as long as there are more interesting things along with it. Something more than the standard AR/AK/1911/Glock news.

  • Vitor

    Is it DI or piston? DI would be quite violent and dirty with such short gas tube…

    • Esh325

      Almost positive it’s DI. I think the .300 BLK has lower chamber pressures though than the 5.56×45.

      • Mechman13

        .300 BLK is designed for short tubes. The max recommended is carbine length, and even some carbine length barrels have pistol length tubes.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Sorry, but anyone in the know enough to buy NFA, also PROBABLY knows that DPMS is to be avoided. Seems like a very small pool of buyers this gun could have. Knows about NFA, ignorant about quality ARs.

    The only thing I find interesting is this is actually the shortest 300blk barrel I’ve seen. Second up is the 8.2″ Noveske. For the .7″ and the extra coin, I’d take the Noveske any day of the week.

  • David Hansen

    You just need to throw a nice scope on that thing and it will be set. I like the gun, but it could be more exotic in my opinion.

  • JNieman

    That’s not an AAC Blackout FH…