FN America Announces New FN 15 DMR3 Rifles

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss
FN 15 DMR3 Rifle (FN America)

FN America have announced the introduction of their new FN 15 DMR3 rifles. Chambered in 5.56x45mm, the new DMR3 has an 18-inch hybrid profile barrel with a 1:8 twist and is available in matte black anodized, factory Cerakote flat dark earth (FDE) or tungsten gray finishes. The rifle comes with a Geissele two-stage G2S trigger and SureFire ProComp muzzle brake.

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FN 15 DMR3 Rifle (FN America)

Here’s FN America’s announcement in full:

FN America, LLC announces the release of three new FN 15® models in designated marksman rifle (DMR) configuration. In its third edition, the FN 15 DMR3 is now available in several new colors – matte black anodize, flat dark earth (FDE) or tungsten gray Cerakote. The FN 15 DMR3 has received several notable upgrades to enhance accuracy and curb felt recoil including a new 18-inch barrel, SureFire ProComp muzzle brake and Geissele two-stage trigger.

The all-new DMR3 is an extremely accurate and reliable rifle with an 18-inch Hybrid-profile that provides the just-right balance between rigidity for accuracy and a weight light enough for quick maneuverability. The cold hammer-forged barrel is chrome-lined with 1:8 twist made from FN’s proprietary machine gun barrel steel and features a rifle-length gas system with pinned low-profile gas block. Finished with a SureFire ProComp muzzle brake, felt recoil is drastically reduced and the rifle’s muzzle stays flat for faster shot-to-shot recovery.

The 14 5/8-inch aluminum handguard uses Hodge Defense’s wedge-lock technology for an extremely rigid setup that minimizes deflection and allows for a fully free-floated barrel, further aiding accuracy. It’s continuous MIL-STD Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock and multiple M-LOK attachment slots allow the user to fully customize the setup, with ample space for optics and other accessories.

The MIL-SPEC lower receiver is forged aluminum and features an M16-style bolt carrier group with high pressure/magnetic particle inspected and certified bolt. The addition of the Geissele two-stage precision G2S trigger allows for exceptional trigger control with the first stage trigger pull ranging from 4.25-4.75lbs and the second stage ranging from 2.75-3lbs.

Finished with FN’s custom furniture including ergonomic pistol grip, six-position collapsible carbine stock and 30-round magazine along with Radian Raptor-LT ambidextrous charging handle and Radian Talon ambidextrous safety selector.

FN 15 DMR3 Rifle (FN America)

Check Prices on FN15 Rifles

According to FN, you’ll get a chance to see the all-new FN 15 DMR3 at their booth (#2923) at the NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, from May 27 through May 29, 2022. In the meantime. find out more about the rifles here.

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Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: TheFirearmBlog.com & Overt Defense.com. Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at: matt@thefirearmblog.com

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  • Kinetics Kinetics on May 26, 2022

    Broken record time…

    Hybrid barrel profile…+1
    Radian controls…+1
    Decent muzzle brake…+1
    Geissele trigger…+1
    Pinned gas block…+1

    No qd’s…-1
    No ambi mag release…-1
    Price that’s probably $800 too high for what it is…-3

    I guess it’s better than the last FN15 they announced but I still have the feeling that their playing catch-up…badly.

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    • Beju Beju on May 27, 2022

      @SpartacusKhan A stainless barrel with no claims of nitriding would likely be the opposite of what somebody seeking a chrome lined CHF barrel would want as far as durability and corrosion resistance are concerned.