While visiting our friends at Kriss I was pulled into what appeared to be a coat closet to see the newest thing from Kriss. When he pulled out a AR-15 I was a little baffled as to why it was so super top secret but after looking at it closer I was well aware as to why the DMK-22 is going to change the rimfire 22 market. After spending some time looking it over very closely I noticed that the barrel was not a standard AR-15 barrel, when I asked Kriss what was going on there they replied with “The DMK-22 will accept barrels from a very popular .22”. When I talked to a few other people that were privy to the new DMK-22 we came to the conclusion that they may be using a 10/22 barrel. Kriss declined to confirm our suspicions, I guess we will have to wait to see what happens when the launch the product officially. As of now there is no projected release date.
I was told that it will accept many standard AR-15 parts like stocks, drop in triggers, grips, charging handles, and even whatever free float tube you would like to use. The DMK-22 was configured with a nice Keymod free float rail, I was not able to find out if that is how the finished product will ship. Another exciting feature is that the last round hold open will work when you use the Defiance magazines. I was told that the MSRP will be under $500 making this a very cost effective dedicated 22 trainer that allows the use of some of the most common parts on the market.