DPMS 22 LR Rifles from the 2013 SHOT Show

    DPMS 22LR Rifle

    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.

    DPMS 22LR Rifle

    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
    Product # RFA2-AP422 RFA2-22LR
    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
    Twist Rate 1×16 1×16
    Front / Rear Sights Standard A2 / detachable Carry Handle None, optics only
    Length 35.25” 33.5”
    Weight 6.45lbs 7.3lbs
    MSRP $935 $935
    Richard Johnson

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