KRISS USA is getting in on the SHOT Show fun by announcing that their DEFIANCE DMK22 series of .22LR AR-15 sporting rifles will be on display at the annual trade show for the firearms industry at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. Just stop by the KRISS USA booth, #8003 to see them for yourself. Here are the models that are being introduced: DMK22C, in various Cerakote color finishes, and the DMK22C-LVOA, with exclusive licensing from War Sport Manufacturing LLC.

Here’s what KRISS USA has to say about the DMK22C:

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.

Here’s the skinny on the DMK22C-LVOA:

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 handguard.

The DEFIANCE DMK22 comes out in the second quarter of 2017 at a suggested retail price of $699.00, the company says. The DMK22C-LVOA, and base models of the DMK22C, will be offered in a 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

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