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KRISS USA Enters .22LR Market With DEFIANCE Brand

KRISS USA expands DEFIANCE brand with the DMK22 .22LR AR-15 training rifle.


January 19, 2016 – Chesapeake, Virginia, USA – KRISS USA, an innovative designer and manufacturer of small arms, introduces the DEFIANCE DMK22, a .22LR AR-15 intended for sport and recreational shooting. The DEFIANCE DMK22 is targeted for release in June 2016 with a suggested manufacturer starting retail price under $500.

Featuring a full metal construction, the DEFIANCE DMK22 has been designed to accommodate customization with a wide array of popular aftermarket barrels, magazines, parts and accessories. The DEFIANCE DMK22 line of rimfire rifles will feature various configurations and Cerakote finishes.

“The DEFIANCE DMK22 is intended to function and feel as close to a MILSPEC AR-15 as possible, which is why it features a full metal construction, functional bolt catch, and forward assist.” Says Tim Seargeant, Marketing Manager for KRISS USA. “The DMK22 is also upgradeable as it is compatible with AR-15 furniture as well as aftermarket barrels and magazines.”

The DMK22 marks the development of DEFIANCE into a multifaceted brand encompassing firearms, suppressors, and pistol night sights.

For more information about the DEFIANCE DMK22 visit KRISS USA’s website at


2 Responses to “KRISS USA Enters .22LR Market With DEFIANCE Brand”

  1. Riceball says:

    While probably pointless I can’t be the only one who feel that Kriss’ time and effort would have been better spent in bringing a .22 Kriss to market instead of (yet another) AR-15. Granted that it’s an AR-15 chambered for .22 it’s still a crowded market full of AR clones, a Kriss in .22 would have stood out like the originals do. I’d also think that being chambered in .22 would mean that you could get them for less than the full powered versions.

  2. mike says:

    So is this the rifle that can take 10/22 barrels you reported on earlier? Will uppers be available separately?