New DPMS REPR

DPMS REPR Review

DPMS has a new AR-10 rifle coming out dubbed REPR (Rapid Engagement Precision Rifle), and not to be confused with the slightly more expensive LWRC REPR.  Its built upon DPMS’s successful Panther LR-308 (which our writer Josh reviewed a few months ago) and the DPMS SASS.  Other than the obvious coyote brown finish, which is also hard anodized and Teflon coated, the DPMS REPR has quite a few more features than its predecessors.

The DPMS REPR is chambered in 7.62 NATO with a 1×10 twist, has a 18″ 416 stainless steel fluted barrel, and the barrel, bore and chamber feature a Remonite coating.  The barrel is capped off with a 7.62×51 AAC flash hider.  Along with the upgraded barrel the REPR includes freefloating handguards, and a steel bolt carrier and bolt both which have been heat treated and plated, a Magpul PRS stock, and a 2 stage match trigger.  The DPMS REPR has even more features to list which can be seen below.  With all these combined efforts towards accuracy, one would have all the reasons to believe DPMS’s claim that the REPR is sub-MOA capable.

At first glance, one may have sticker shock when looking at the DPMS’s MSRP of   $2,519, but looking at an out of the box AR-10 with all the bells and whistles (minus optics), and comparing it to other higher grade AR-10 platforms, its price seems reasonable (reasonable being very relative here).

Gunblog.com’s new writer, Alex, is currently reviewing the USMC’s M110 rifle, which in many respects will probably be very similar to the new DPMS’s REPR.  Check back early next month to see his review.

New DPMS REPRPic via TheFirearmBlog.Com

Barrel:

  • 18″ Length w/AAC Flash Hider/Suppressor Adapter
  • 416 Stainless Steel REPR Contour
  • Remonite Coated
  • 6 grooves, right-hand 1×10 twist,
    button rifled
  • Chamber:

  • 7.62 NATO
  • Method of Operation:

  • Gas operated rotating bolt
  • Bolt & Carrier:

  • 8620 steel bolt carrier, heat treated
    and plated per Mil Spec
  • Phosphated steel bolt, heat treated
    and plated per Mil Spec
  • Sights:

  • None
  • Weight:

  • Empty – 9.5 lbs.
  • Length:

  • 39 1/4″
  • Upper Receiver:

  • A3 style flattop
  • Thick walled, extruded from 6066-T6 aluminum
  • Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated Coyote Brown
  • Dust cover
  • Shell deflector and forward assist machined as one unit
  • Right hand ejection
  • Lower Receiver:

  • Hard coat anodized per Mil Spec and Teflon coated Coyote Brown
  • Removable trigger guard
  • Aluminum magazine release button
  • Ambi-Selector installed
  • Milled from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Trigger:

  • Two-Stage Match Grade Trigger
  • Stock:

  • Dark Earth Magpul PRS Stock
  • Handguards:

  • Standard length 4-rail free floating, lightweight, vented.
  • Pistol Grip:

  • Hogue Rubber Grip with Finger Grooves
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    Welcome New Gunblog.com Author and Team Member: Alex

    Force Marine ReconI’ve been around guns my entire life.  My father has been a cop for 26 years so when I was kid I was taught firearms safety and proper weapons handling and through hands on instruction I grew to love guns.

    This love of firearms and a sense of patriotism gave me the desire to join the military and I enlisted in the Marine Corps.  For eight years now I have been a member of Marine Recon, six of those years as a Scout Sniper.  I’ve graduated from four military sniper courses including MARSOC Advanced Sniper, and one civilian sniper course.  I have been through numerous other schools and courses from Army Airborne School to the Urban Reconnaissance and Surveillance Course and served in billets from Point man to Team Leader.  My operational experience has taken me on two combat deployments to Iraq and to Thailand and the Philippines to train indigenous forces.

    I am excited to bring my expertise and experience to all GunBlog.com readers and look forward to writing exciting articles on the latest and greatest guns and gear.    Bookmark this site and stay tuned for great reviews, write-ups, and videos of the industry’s best firearms and equipment!!

    Thanks for reading,

    Alex

    .50 Cal Sniper Marine

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    New Kel Tec 12 ga Shotgun (KSG)

    KSG Review

    Kel-Tec has one sweet looking shotgun coming out this year that’s going to be unveiled at the upcoming Shot Show here in Las Vegas, the Kel-Tec KSG (Kel Tec Shotgun).  As you can see, its a bullpup design which allows the shotgun to have a more compact profile, like an SBR, but without all the headaches that come with the SBR process since it has a legal barrel length.

    The Kel-Tec KSG is a pump action shotgun which shares a lot of the design elements of its brother, the Kel-Tec RFB with its bullpup design; however the Kel-Tec KSG ejects spent shells downwards (and also loads downwards) instead of in front.  The feature that caught my attention was the dual tube magazines that hold an impressive 14 rounds.  Kel-Tec states the weight to be only 6.9 lbs (which I would imagine is unloaded), and sports an 18.5″ cylinder bore barrel and has an overall length of 26.1 inches.

    The new Kel-Tec shotgun will also features a top Picatinny rail that will probably need some flip up iron sights and will be begging for a red dot.  Another Picatinny rail is located underneath on the pump which will allow an operator to place a forward hand grip.  Along with all those features, the KSG also will have forward and rear sling loops built in, and Kel-Tec will include a basic sling.  Assuming the shotgun performs as awesome as it looks, I would say it will be an incredible deal at the suspected MSRP of $800.  Gunblog.com will be sure to stop by Kel-Tec‘s booth in a couple of weeks at Shot Show and give you guys an up close and personal look of this new bad boy coming out of Kel-Tec.

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    (photos via  Oleg Volk )

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    New Vortex Optics Swing Mount

    Vortex Magnifyer Mount

    Vortex is a company that seems to be gaining a lot of ground in the optics market by offering products whose quality seems to fair exceed their prices.  Although they do make premium priced optics, mainly for long range shooting, their “budget” priced red dots that I’ve handled presented themselves to be anything but “budget.”  The Vortex StrikeFire, and Vortex SPARC are exceptional values for their low under $200 dollar price point.

    Vortex has a new product coming out soon, an optics swing mount to go with their 3x magnifier (which is also moderately priced at $160 dollars).  The mount will cost around $100 dollars, making it a little more affordable than other manufacturer’s swing mounts.

    One could be able to get a Vortex StrikeFire, a magnifier, and a swing mount for under $350 dollars, which is far less than most quality red dots alone.  I’m seeing this as a great alternative for those frugal shooters that are tired of being burned by the “gun show special” optics out there, but can’t afford the military grade quality red dot optic/magnifier combination.  Vortex seems to be hitting that (growing) market like a tack driver.

    The only potential issue I could see how the swing mount sticks out about a half inch-inch on the left hand side, and also weight is always a potential issue.  Hopefully Gunblog.com can get its hands on one soon to give you guys a full review in the near future.

    Vortex Magnifier Mount

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    Smith and Wesson M&P Pistol in .22lr

    Smith & Wesson 22lr MP Pistol

    Smith and Wesson are finally bringing in their M&P handgun models over to the .22 LR, letting shooters enjoy the M&P at the range without the pain on their wallet.  Ammo prices have at least steadied after the big 08′ scare, but a few hours at the range can still cost over $100 dollars even when shooting 9mm.  I’m sure there are plenty of shooters wanting the M&P pistol in .22 LR, hence why Smith and Wesson will be releasing it.

    I’ve seen the listing for the M&P .22 on a few online gun shops with a price around the $400 dollar mark, which is only about $100 bucks less than what an M&P 9 would cost, but the savings in ammo will quickly make up for it.  I personally love the M&Ps that I own, and if the ergonomics are identical (which they seem to be) on the .22LR, I’ll probably be picking one of these up as well.  Look for a review as soon as they come out here on Gunblog.com


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