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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Desert Tech SHOT Show 2014 MDR Rifle Presentation

We attended a press conference today, put on by Desert Tech to present their MDR and MDR-C Bullpup Rifles. You can see the unedited video in its entirety below. They will be looking to introduce the rifles in mid-2015 with plenty of fine tuning still in the works. Desert Tech is still finalizing design aspects before focusing on the best accuracy possible. The MDR and MDR-C will be available in multiple calibers starting out in .308 Win and .223 Rem respectively. They will later be adapted for .300 BLK, 7.62x39 and 6.8 SPC. Barrel lengths will be available in 16" and 10". Starting weight comes in at 7.5 pounds for the 16" barrel models. OAL is 27.62 inches for the .223 Rem model. 

Desert Tech MDR

Desert Tech has a patent pending forward ejection mechanism for the MDR rifles with ambidextrous and intuitive controls. The charging handle is reciprocating. They are currently working on the trigger which is now only 2.5-3 pounds, which they plan on increasing. Three pins are utilized for takedown with a bolt release button to remove the bolt. They are aiming for a starting MSRP of $2,157 for the MDR-C in .223 Rem and $2,450 for the .308 MDR rifle.

Defense Tech MDR

Desert Tech MDR-C Bullpup Rifle
Desert Tech Micro Dynamic Rifle