KRISS USA is the manufacturer of the popular KRISS Vector firearm, one of the more interesting designs of the last decade or so and widely adopted by the video game industry. Now KRISS is expanding into the ever popular AR-15 rifle market, and their first entry is a no brainer: a .22lr rimfire only version.
Something that’s noteworthy in these guns is the barrel system. The barrel adapter has been designed so that the guns can accept common Ruger 10/22 barrels, providing the ability to swap out your barrel for something that better suits your specific mission.
KRISS partnered with WarSport to do the styling on one of the rifles they will be displaying, the others are all different colors of the same model of generic AR-15. MSRP is about $699 for the standard models and $799 for the WarSport version.
KRISS’ press release follows:
KRISS USA Introduces DEFIANCE® DMK22 Sporting Rifles
The DEFIANCE® DMK22 rifles are dedicated .22LR AR-15s offering impressive quality and unprecedented levels of customizability.
January 12, 2017 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA, an innovative designer, manufacturer and distributor of small arms, introduces the new DEFIANCE® DMK22 series of .22LR AR-15 sporting rifles. Models include the DMK22C, in various CERAKOTE® color finishes, and the DMK22C-LVOA, with exclusive licensing from War Sport™ Manufacturing LLC. The DMK22 Sporting Rifles will be on display for the first time at the KRISS USA booth, #8003, during the 2017 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The DEFIANCE® DMK22 is a trailblazing rifle that sets a new standard for performance, build quality, and upgradability for the .22LR sporting rifle segment.” states Tim Seargeant, KRISS USA’s Marketing Manager. “The DMK22 is a no-compromises rifle, it offers the same feel, functionality, and upgradability as a centerfire AR-15, but at rimfire cost of ownership.”
Features, Specifications, and Compatibility
The DMK22C features a 16.5” 4140 Chrome Moly barrel with a 1:16” twist rate, ½” x 28 RH threading, and black nitiride coating. The 13” free floating hand guard is made from aircraft grade aluminum, with a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny top rail and modular rail section attachment points at the three, six, and nine o’clock positions. The proprietary sporting rifle receivers are forged from an aluminum alloy and are designed to be compatible with AR-15 upgrade parts; such as MILSPEC butt stocks, pistol grips, dust covers, charging handles, forward assists, magazine releases, muzzle devices, and hand guards. The bolt catch functions with the included DEFIANCE® .22LR magazine to lock the bolt back when empty, even when the magazine is removed.
Further customization can be achieved with different barrel profiles, through a patent pending barrel adaptor system. The DMK22C is also compatible with most Ruger® 10/22® aftermarket barrels. Additionally, select .22LR AR-15 magazines also fit and feed in the DEFIANCE® DMK22C, though they do not trigger the bolt catch. The DMK22C is also compatible with a select number of AR-15 aftermarket trigger packs.
KRISS USA Partners with War Sport™ Manufacturing
KRISS USA reached an agreement with War Sport™ Manufacturing LLC to bring a .22LR version of their famous Low Visibility Operations Application (LVOA) rifle to the market. The officially licensed DEFIANCE® DMK22C-LVOA offers the same features and compatibility as the DMK22C, with the iconic War Sport™ LVOA modular hand guard.
Pricing and Availability
The DEFIANCE® DMK22C sporting rifle line up will be available Q2, 2017, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $699.00. Actual sales price may vary depending on individual dealer. The DMK22C-LVOA as well as base models of the DMK22C will be offered in hard anodized Black finish. Additional colors will be available in Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, and Alpine White ceramic CERAKOTE® finish.
For more information about the complete line of DEFIANCE® DMK22 sporting rifles, please visit the new KRISS USA website at www.kriss-usa.com.
About KRISS USA
KRISS USA is a leading manufacturer, distributor and provider of small arms, training replicas and accessories for commercial, military and law enforcement users worldwide. KRISS USA is part of a group of companies that focus on delivering proprietary technologies to the firearms industry, enabling more effective and versatile solutions, corresponding to today’s security challenges.