Based in Minnesota, Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services was established in 1985 as a consulting company for government contracts, precision manufacturing parts for the M-203 grenade launcher, the M16 and the M14 rifles, and soon rose to the top of their field.
At the same time as DPMS was producing firearms for military combat, the company began manufacturing M16 and AR15 parts for the commercial markets, which were built to U.S. Military Standard Specifications. DPMS quickly developed a reputation for producing professional-grade firearms regardless of whom they were selling them to.
In 1989, DPMS began producing parts for the Colt 1911 pistol and the AR15 rifle. After expanding its production facilities to include the ability to produce proprietary precision barrels, DPMS began producing its own line of M16s and AR15s, and today is the second-largest manufacturer of AR15s worldwide, with four AR15 product patents to their name.
Known for their military pedigree and widespread use in competitive shooting and big game hunting, DPMS products are a favorite of militaries, law enforcement and sportsmen worldwide. DPMS guns are currently in use by U.S. Border Patrol agents and Team DPMS, which features some of the biggest names in competitive rifle shooting.
In 2005, the DPMS Panther LR-308 won the Shooting Illustrated 2005 Golden Bullseye Award for Rifle of the Year, and in 2006 their Panther LR-308AP4 won the rifle of the year award from American Rifleman.
DPMS products are battle-tested and sportsman approved, and GrabAGun is your source for all of the DPMS guns and accessories you need.