this is some sniper rifle, not a reconstituted hunting rifle or
This baby was built
by military weapons engineers and gunsmiths, and when it comes to
precision gun werks,
there are few better than the Germans.
A pair of Deutsche
companies - AMP Technical Services and DSR-Precision GmbH came
out with the DSR-1 Sniper Rifle at the turn of the 21st
century and knocked the shooting world on its ear. This specialized
sniper rifle is just what the doctor...or the SWAT and Special Ops
The DSR-1 was quickly adopted by Germany's GSG 9
counter terror group.
GSG 9, der
is Herr Olaf Lindner's crack unit of 300 elite commandos, tasked with
sorting out the baddest of the bad - hostage takers, kidnappers,
terrorists and extortionists. This is the unit many special
operations guys worldwide model their
units after - the elite of the elite.
And many European law
enforcement agencies were soon to follow. If the newspaper reports of
MOA accuracy are to be believed, groups in the tenths of inches,
center-to-center at 100 yards, the rest of the world's elite
military/paramilitary forces may not be far behind the Europeans.
The DSR-1 has the look of a thoroughbred that has just
left the starting gate.
This bolt-action rifle has it all.
It is chambered for .308 Win. (7.62x51mm NATO), .300
Win. Mag. and the hot, new .338 Lapua Magnum. The gun weighs 13
pounds unloaded, without its quick-detachable scope.
Look closely at
magazine placement. The primary
mag is situated behind the trigger guard, making it a bull-pup
design. Look at the secondary
mag (in the magazine holder) before the trigger guard. That's a spare
magazine, great for extra rounds, or if the operator wants to change
out, say to armor piercing. As said, the DSR-1 is extremely accurate.
Its free-floating barrel helps, and the gun's super stealthy
silencer, can you say WHISPER QUIET, is attached to the gun's
receiver, not the barrel.
The barrel is just shy of a full 26 inches, punctuated
with an effective muzzle brake that's great for magnum rounds (just
don't stand at either side without muffs). The .308 packs 5 rounds
into the detachable box magazine; the .300 Win. Mag. and .338 Lapua
Mag. packs 4 rounds in the magazine.
The gun is cool - folding bipod (mounted to the
upper rail), adjustable front grip (mounted to the lower rail), fully
adjustable stock and cheek piece, aluminum, vented handguard and
The DSR-1 has several neat variants - the DSR-1
Subsonic for stealth shooting and a .50 BMG variant for hardened
targets and greater distance shooting. What more can Special Ops ask