By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2022
Fabrique National has unveiled the latest version of their AR pattern Designated Marksman Rifle: the DMR3. Let’s take a look.
The MIL-SPEC receiver is forged aluminum, and is available in black anodize, or factory Cerakote in flat dark earth or tungsten grey. It’s equipped with a 2-stage Geissele GS2 trigger, a total trigger pull range 4.25 – 4.75lbs (Stage 1, 2.75-3lbs; Stage 2, 1.5-1.75lbs). Other features include a Rifle-length gas system with H buffer and pinned gas block with Gas keys properly sealed, torqued, and staked according to MIL-SPEC. The M16-style bolt carrier group is made from 8620 steel with an HPT/MPI-tested and certified bolt made from Carpenter 158. The DMR has an Ambidextrous Radian Raptor-LT charging handle and safety selector with a MIL-SPEC-style magazine and bolt release.
The 18-inch barrel has FN’s Hybrid profile that provides the stiffness and heat absorption needed for accurate, high-volume shooting. Long barrel life is achieved by hammer forging from FN’s proprietary “machine gun barrel” steel and chrome lining. It has a 1:8 twist, and a Sure-Fire Pro-Comp muzzle device to dramatically reduce recoil impact and enable faster follow-up shots. A 14.6” free float handguard, Hodge Defense wedge-lock for rigidity, and a continuous Picatinny rail at the 12 o’clock position add this weapon’s smooth shooting. It also offers multiple M-LOK slots (at 3, 6, 9 o’clock positions) for lights, lasers, and other accessories.
Type: Direct Impingement
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine capacity: 10/20/30 round magazine or 60 Round Drum
Sights: None Continuous Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock position
Barrel Length: 18 Inch, cold hammer-forged, 1:8 twist rate, chrome lined
Overall Length: 35.25 – 38.5 Inches
Weight: 7.4 Pounds
MSRP: $1,949 – 2,328
Fabrique National’s updated version has raised the bar for the AR pattern market. The FN 15 DMR3 is full of features that would cost more to build yourself. Take a look at the DMR3 as your next AR pattern rifle.
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, FloridaJolt.com, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org