August MDR Update

Dear Valued Customers, here is our August MDR Update.
I’m sure everyone is eager to receive our monthly update for August and I know you are all expecting me to say it will take another week or so before we can ship the first batch of MDR’s but unfortunately that won’t be the case. In truth we held our MDR launch party on July 21 and delivered the first production MDR to Derek Johnson from Texas. Derek waited on the phone on hold with our office for several hours to be the very first person to order an MDR. We will be sharing the MDR launch video with everyone late next week after marketing finishes compiling it.

First batch of the Desert Tech MDR Rifle delivered to Derek Johnson.FIrst MDR Rifle.

Testing MDR Samples

We spent several weeks testing samples of the final production guns to ensure there were no reliability or endurance problems and we are happy to report they are flawless! We are very pleased with the MDR’s performance and I know everyone else will be too. The first batch of MDR’s will start shipping this week and the remainder of the batch will all be shipped by the end of next week. The color mix of this first batch is 60% FDE and 40% Black. Every batch will be split up proportionally between dealers and end users based on when they placed their orders. We have dealers and end users who jumped on board in the beginning and we are sticking to that priority schedule until we fulfill the entire backlog. I would expect it will take us 6-8 months to catch up on the backlog as we are continually receiving new orders daily and I’m sure that will increase substantially once the rifles hit the stores.

MDR Shipping and Production

DT MDR set with case, bags, ammo, and more.

Truth-fully I am very excited to say this will be our last monthly MDR update because the product has officially launched and from this point on we will be continually producing and shipping MDR batches as quickly as possible. For those who placed their orders on our website you can login and check for delivery updates on your orders. Dealers can call and check with their sales representative. The 5.56 is pushed out due to the .308 delays, when we know more details on timing for the 5.56 we will provide an update.

I truly appreciate those fans and customers who didn’t lose faith in our team, I hope the nay-sayers will change their tune when they get their hands on MDR’s at their local dealers.
The MDR launch took much longer than we predicted, and it was a very painful journey for us at Desert Tech. Lastly, I want to express my sincere gratitude to my staff members who hung in there with me for this bumpy ride because not a lot of people could stomach the hard work and harassment that we went through to get the MDR to market and their loyalty and hard work is above price!


Nicholas Young
CEO Desert Tech, LLC


  1. Brian Krampert
    August 1, 2017, 3:12 pm   / 

    Excellent news! Thanks!

    I just wish I was higher up in the queue.

  2. Brian
    August 1, 2017, 3:29 pm   / 

    Congratultions Nick, to you and the whole team. It take a lot of courage, talent and perseverance to develop and manufacture truly innovative products. As a right handed individual who is left eye dominant I am grateful for the most ambi rifle ever.

    Best Regards

    Brian C.

  3. Kurt
    August 1, 2017, 3:56 pm   / 

    Well that’s just awesome!!! Congrats Derek! I’m not far behind 🙂

  4. Duane
    August 1, 2017, 4:53 pm   / 

    I will hold judgement of the rifle itself until I have one in my hands (or at least until the reviews hit the internet), but if the quality of your other rifles are any prediction at all…

    I do however, admire the unyielding resolve demonstrated by you and your company, not only toward getting the product completed, but doing so in keeping with the high standards that you had set for yourselves. All of it while under tremendous pressure–positive and negative–from the entire firearm enthusiast community. To stay focused in the face of such fanfare and urging is a quality idealized by many companies but realized by few.

    As a left handed but right eye dominant shooter, I expect that I too will soon be very grateful very shortly. Great work and congratulations!

  5. Frank T
    August 1, 2017, 5:30 pm   / 

    I can’t wait till I get mine ( I got some cactus to shoot, lol)

  6. Dave
    August 1, 2017, 8:40 pm   / 

    No Words

  7. Jason
    August 1, 2017, 9:20 pm   / 

    Better late then never . …. (ACR Multi-cal)

  8. Brian 2
    August 2, 2017, 8:04 am   / 

    DT. Rumor has it that it was worth the wait!

  9. Dave
    August 2, 2017, 9:13 am   / 

    It’s a bit overwhelming!
    I can’t wait to get my rifles slap an elcan on top and put some down range. A sub moa bullpup
    It’s a firearms dream come true. Forward ejection thank you!! Fully ambi yea baby. Very interested to understand the safety feature of the blow back system. For all the crybabies and negativity paddlers , y’all can eat desert tech crow!

  10. Zach
    August 2, 2017, 9:36 pm   / 

    Great to see all of your hard work come to fruition. I look forward to receiving mine, whenever the 5.56 starts shipping. Is there still plans for a 9mm conversion kit in the future?

  11. Vic Q
    August 3, 2017, 10:46 am   / 

    I am extremely excited about finally seeing the light at a very long tunnel… For all us who have faithfully waited…

    1) Can you update the delivery times on our accounts?

    2) Next day or two day shipping is the very least you guys can do.

    3) I see a lot of swag goodies in the above pic… Are we all getting similar packages???

  12. Jay
    August 20, 2017, 12:17 pm   / 

    Is there a California compliant version of the MDR for us poor citizens of California?

    • admin
      August 21, 2017, 2:09 pm   / 

      There will be soon, we are working on it.

  13. steve lazar
    August 24, 2017, 5:55 am   / 

    Any future plans for 6.5 Creedmoor conversion? would be awesome!

    • admin
      August 24, 2017, 9:55 am   / 

      We are working on many ideas 🙂

  14. Brian
    October 16, 2017, 10:11 am   / 

    Ordered mine 2 years ago. I’m excited. 6.5 creedmoo variant is pointless IMO since the .308 is the one that was made.

    • admin
      October 20, 2017, 10:02 am   / 

      The 6.5CM is far from pointless. Better ballistics than a 308, and less recoil, but most importantly because people are asking for it.

  15. Steve
    October 26, 2017, 9:08 pm   / 

    Can’t agree more with 6.5 CM. I would however like to know where my pre order is 3 months after launch.

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