The hype surrounding Desert Tech’s MDR bullpup has been growing and growing since the rifle was first mentioned in 2015.
Initially slated for a late 2015 release, the MDR has still not seen the light of day due to a number of factors, mainly centered around production.
However, on June 9, 2016, Desert Tech CEO Nick Young issued a statement on the bullpup:
“We’re really excited that we can commit third quarter of this year — that’s our firm time and we’re excited to have that commitment. … We’re going to take the time to make sure out of the box that this is the product that you guys have been waiting for.”
The MDR was designed for military, law enforcement, and civilian users to be the most adaptable and portable autoloading rifle in the world. Desert Tech accomplished this with a bullpup design, multi-caliber capabilities, and modularity. The MDR is fully ambidextrous with no modifications necessary.
Desert Tech’s new bullpup its lightweight, compact, ergonomic, and balanced with an overall length of 26 inches (or 20 inches with a 10.5-inch barrel) and a weight between 7.12 and 7.5 pounds.
The MDR is adaptable in both size and caliber. It can quickly convert between fives calibers, and its patent pending sighting system retains barrel zeros without the need to compensate for any impact shift.
Also fully ambidextrous, the MDR requires no modifications. Desert Tech’s patent pending forward ejection mechanism and intuitive controls set a new bullpup standard for speed and precision.
Again, the bullpup is slated for a third quarter release in 2016.