First Look: FN 15 DMR3 Rifles

First Look: FN 15 DMR3 Rifles

FN America has just updated the company’s line of designated marksmen AR-15s with the release of the FN 15 DMR3.

FN began producing M16s for the U.S. military in the late 1980s, and since then, has grown to be one of the world’s largest producers of AR-style firearms. In 2014 the company launched the FN 15 series, their first commercially available AR-15s for the civilian market, and FN has continued to innovate on the platform ever since. Besides military-style M16 and M4 clones, the FN 15 series now includes more modern, tactical variants like the TAC, SRP and DMR lines. The DMR series was in its second generation until now, as FN America has just released the third-generation model with the FN 15 DMR3.


Most of the new features of the FN 15 DMR3 were selected to help improve accuracy and reduce felt recoil, starting with the barrel and gas system. The 1/8 twist 18-inch barrel is cold hammer-forged, chrome-lined and sports a hybrid profile that provides an ideal balance between accuracy and weight. It’s made from FN’s famous “machine gun barrel steel,” and thanks to the railed handguard, is free-floated as well.

FN DMR3 grey cerakote

The gun uses a rifle-length gas system, and each will ship with a SureFire ProComp muzzle brake. Combined, all these features should help to dramatically reduce recoil impact and enable faster follow-up shots. The Geissele two-stage precision G2S trigger installed in each FN 15 DMR3 should help facilitate better accuracy as well.

FN 15 DMR3

Other features of the FN 15 DMR3 include an FN-made pistol grip and 6-position carbine stock, a Radian Raptor-LT ambidextrous charging handle and a Radian Talon ambidextrous safety selector. It will be available in three different finish color options and each rifle will ship with one 30-round magazine. MSRP is not yet available.

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