Desert Tech is really excited to announce the new product lineup for 2020.  We have new rifles, new caliber conversion kits, new accessories and new calibers being offered by Desert Tech Munitions. Contact us at (801)975-7272 or visit your local Desert Tech Dealer to place your order now!


Our new Ratchet Compensator $95.99, was designed with one goal in mind, to maximize muzzle control.  We achieved this by substantially reducing recoil more than 50% and keeping the barrel position neutral while shooting.  This muzzle brake provides maximum control without blasting gases back into your face.

The ratchet utilizes a two port break design with a small port at the 12 o’clock position precisely sized to vent just enough gas upwards to eliminate muzzle rise, keeping the barrel level without forcing the muzzle down.  Muzzle neutrality is the key feature of the new Ratchet Compensator.

As a side benefit the Ratchet is compatible with Strike Industries Oppressor which is a blast deflector that installs over the Ratchet Compensator.  Ratchet Compensators have standard thread pitch muzzle threads so customers can install them on their other rifle systems (1/2-28, 5/8-24).

We have dedicated compensators for 5.56/.223, .308 win, and 6.5 Creedmoor. We wanted tuned muzzle neutrality on all three cartridges.  The compensators will be sold individually and all future MDRX rifles will come with the new Ratchet Compensators pre-installed.


This is the new MDRX rifle starting at $2,099.98, the X stands for extreme. We have upgraded the polymer resin to better withstand high impact falls, we have also improved gas block drainage to ensure maximum reliable performance in water and mud submersion testing.  The trigger pull and creep have been reduced to allow for more accurate shooting capability. For those of you who are looking for better performance downrange, you’ll be happy to know that we are now offering 20″ barrels and conversion kits and because the MDRX is a bullpup it is still extremely mobile and compact.

This is the new MDRX SE rifle starting at $1,889.98, SE stands for side eject.  We received several requests for a traditional side ejection MDR because users wanted the ability to quickly safety check the chamber without needing to remove the forward ejection chute.

The forward ejection mechanisms weigh more than 1/2 LB and they are the most expensive mechanisms to produce on the MDRX rifle.  Creating traditional side ejection allowed us to reduce the rifle weight to 7.8 LBS and reduce the price too. The MDRX-SE, side ejection rifle, is only available in 5.56/.223 rem caliber at this time.

The side ejection can be converted from left to right hand ejection by removing the Allen screw and flipping the bolt head 180 degrees in the bolt carrier.  We have also installed a sealing gasket under the face panel to eliminate all gas leakage into the shooters face when firing suppressed.

The MDRX-SE can be converted to a forward ejection rifle by purchasing an MDRX conversion kit and forward ejection kit.  MDR & MDRX rifles can be converted to side ejection rifles by purchasing an MDRX-SE conversion kit and side ejection kit.

This is the new MDRX Compliant rifle starting at $2,159.98.  The compliant rifle qualifies as a featureless rifle to allow legal ownership in California and the District of Columbia.  The Compliant rifles come with 20” barrels, our new Ratchet compensator, a 10 round magazine, and a shark fin that is attached to the grip of the rifle.  They will be available in 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, and .223 Remington.

This is our new MDRX 6.5 Creedmoor conversion kit $719.99 with a 20” barrel.  The 6.5 Creedmoor is taking the precision rifle world by storm and for good reason. The 6.5 Creedmoor dominates the .308 Win in range and wind resistance and it is extremely soft shooting.

6.5 Creedmoor conversion kits are available for both MDR and MDRX rifles.  The 6.5 conversion kit uses the same bolt, magazine, and ejection chute as the 308 MDR/MDRX rifles so if you already have a .308 win all you will need is the barrel assembly, and it will drop in making it an easy and fast swap for 308 owners.

This is the MDRX .300 Blackout conversion kit $599.99. The .300 Blackout is phenomenally fun to shoot suppressed with subsonic ammunition.  It is Hollywood quiet and has virtually no recoil.  This rifle will fire supersonic and subsonic ammunition in both suppressed and unsuppressed fire modes.  The gas settings are clearly marked to ensure users can accurately set the gas with confidence.

The .300 Blackout comes with a newly designed gas valve that allows easy adjustment, through the handguard cutout, without the need to remove the handguard.  The .300 Blackout will be available as a rifle or conversion kit.


We now offer New Match .300 Norma Magnum starting at $99.95 per box (20 rnds), ammunition from Desert Tech Munitions. It’s loaded with the 230 grain Sierra matchking to deliver sub-½ moa performance with an ultra high ballistic coefficient of 0.8.  The .300 Norma Magnum outshined the .338 Lapua Magnum in the ASR military program due to its superior accuracy, reduced recoil, and flatter trajectory.

We now offer New Match .338 Norma Magnum starting at $99.95 per box (20 rnds), ammunition from Desert Tech Munitions. It’s 250 grain Lapua Scenar delivers sub-1/2 moa performance with an ultra-high ballistic coefficient of 0.648.  The .338 Norma Magnum nearly matches the performance of the .338 Lapua Magnum but in a more efficient cartridge casing which improves accuracy and consistency shot to shot.

We now offer our New Match .408 CT ammunition commercially starting at $74.95 per box (10 rnds), we have been supplying it to international military clients for years and we have decided to make it available commercially in 2020.  The .408 uses a 400 grain bullet that’s sub-moa accurate and sports a very high BC of 0.983!


Introducing our new SRS-A2 Conversion Kits. We are adding 300 Norma Mag and 338 Norma Mag to our list of caliber conversion kits for the SRS-A2. The 300 Norma Magnum  outshined the 338 Lapua Magnum in the ASR Military program due to it’s superior accuracy, reduced recoil, and flatter trajectory. The 338 Norma Magnum nearly matches the performance of the 338 Lapua Magnum but its more efficient cartridge casing improves the accuracy and consistency shot to shot.

For a limited time only we will be offering two new hunting calibers, 7mm Remington Magnum and 300 Win Mag. These conversion kits sport a hunting profile barrel making them lighter than our standard conversion kits and easier to pack on a hunt.

All of these new products are available to order now, and we will start shipping the first batches the week of shot show and the week following shot show.  The new items will be uploaded to our website between now and shot show, until then you can call your local desert tech dealer or contact desert tech directly to place your orders.

We will have one more new product to show off at shot show so make sure you visit out booth# 16945.  Thank you for supporting Desert Tech and the 2nd amendment.  We want to wish you all a happy new year and hope to see you at Shot Show!

Order yours today!!!


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    Terrence Mitchem
    January 9, 2020, 11:58 am   /  Reply

    Will there be an upgrade path from the MDR to the MDRX?

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      January 13, 2020, 10:50 am   /  Reply

      All MDRX kits can be used in the MDR.

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        Brian Kim
        January 29, 2020, 11:37 am   /  Reply

        Good to know MDRx kits are backwards compatible. Will there be any additional upgrade paths/options for MDR owners such as for the improved trigger or the old polymer components, that we can purchase so that we can benefit from the changes? I’ll be getting myself a MDRx side ejection kit. for starters.

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      January 20, 2020, 4:55 pm   /  Reply

      i would like to know this too. will we be able to upgrade our mdr to mdrx?

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        January 30, 2020, 9:21 am   /  Reply

        MDRX conversions will be retrofittable to the MDR, MDRX specific parts will be available for purchase in the future, right now they are all being installed into new MDRX rifles.

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    Paul Kalika
    January 12, 2020, 8:14 pm   /  Reply


    Will there be a LH SRS A2?


    Paul Kalika
    1st SRS in Canada!!!

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      January 13, 2020, 10:50 am   /  Reply

      Not at this time.

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    Daniel Belzer
    January 15, 2020, 1:28 pm   /  Reply


    What are the barrel lengths on the four new offerings? Are the standard models 26″ and the “ultralight hunters” 24″?

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      January 16, 2020, 10:13 am   /  Reply

      26 inch

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        January 17, 2020, 3:48 am   /  Reply

        Will there be a 300 prc conversion for the A2 in the future?

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          January 30, 2020, 9:24 am   /  Reply

          Good question, for right now there are no plans for a 300prc. Luckily the SRS enjoys great aftermarket support 🙂

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      January 19, 2020, 2:52 pm   /  Reply

      What will the twist rate be on the 300 blackout? Also only available in 16″ or will a shorter ~10.5″ length be available? Been wanting an MDR-C since I first saw it

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        January 30, 2020, 9:21 am   /  Reply

        The 300BLK is a 1-6 twist, for the time being, it is only available in 16″.

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    Brian s
    January 16, 2020, 10:33 pm   /  Reply

    When will the mdrx be shipping ?

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      January 30, 2020, 9:24 am   /  Reply

      This afternoon 🙂

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    January 17, 2020, 11:37 am   /  Reply

    Regarding the new offering in the hunting conversion kit for the 300 win mag:

    What barrel length will be offered?

    Will they be able to be used with the Covert A2?

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      January 30, 2020, 9:23 am   /  Reply

      The 300wm is a 26″ barrel, and it will fit any SRS A1 or A2

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    January 18, 2020, 6:46 pm   /  Reply

    Will the 300 blackout conversion only be offered in a 16″ configuration? I’m dying for a 10.5 MDR-C. Also what’s the twist rate going to be? Thank you!

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      January 30, 2020, 9:22 am   /  Reply

      1-6 twist, currently available in 16″, could be additional options in the future but for now, I have nothing specific to tell you.

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    Sebastian Balyeat
    January 22, 2020, 8:18 am   /  Reply

    It says the trigger pull & creep have been reduced for the MDRX. What could an owner of a 2019 pattern MDR do to get that upgrade? Is it a drop in fire control group or have you re-designed the transfer bar system as well. I am a trigger snob and have always felt if my MDR had a better trigger it would be the perfect rifle. Thanks!!

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    January 23, 2020, 10:04 pm   /  Reply

    Would be nice to have a longer handguard on the 20″ models

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    February 4, 2020, 8:55 pm   /  Reply

    What is the wait time for the MDRX in 300 blackout? Can you ship the rifle to my local gun shop?

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      February 18, 2020, 1:46 pm   /  Reply

      They are already shipping, many have already been delivered.

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    Daniel Belzer
    February 7, 2020, 12:40 pm   /  Reply

    I entirely agree with Jim. My shooting position would change dramatically if I had to use the short rail system in the current MDR family. I want to get my support hand further out than I can with the current design. Frankly, its what’s holding me up on buying one. Are any other manufacturers making rail systems for these guns?

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      February 13, 2020, 6:06 pm   /  Reply

      I’d love to see the larger handguard on the 20″ to accommodate an over-barrel suppressor, but I’m surprised the difference in weight doesn’t help out with the short rail. I’m way more accurate the closer my support hand is.

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    February 7, 2020, 4:27 pm   /  Reply

    If I purchase the MDRX SE 5.56, can I swap barrels to .308 so I can have a side-ejecting .308?

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      February 18, 2020, 1:45 pm   /  Reply

      No, the SE models use a completely different bolt that the FE models. We do not make a 308 SE.

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    Randy Knight
    February 11, 2020, 11:44 pm   /  Reply

    I love my SRS A1 and MDR! One thing I would really like to get would be the MDR-C front end. Are there any plans to release this?


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      February 18, 2020, 1:44 pm   /  Reply

      Yes, but I do not have a timeframe on it.

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    February 13, 2020, 6:10 pm   /  Reply

    Also, I’m wondering on the timeline for the side-ejecting .308. The forward ejecting system is cool and all, but not worth the extra money IMO. Plus, I assume the sealed side of the side-eject model is less gassy when suppressed than the forward-ejecting one.

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      February 18, 2020, 1:43 pm   /  Reply

      There are no plans at this time to make a 308 SE conversion kit.

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