Desert Tech
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Desert Tech
Desert Tech
Founded2007; 13 years ago (2007)
FoundersNick Young
United States
Area served
Key people
Nick Young (President and CEO)
ProductsFirearms and ammunition

Desert Tech is a rifle manufacturer[1] founded in 2007 as Desert Tactical Arms[2] and later re-branded as Desert Tech in 2013.[2] They are located in West Valley City, Utah.[1] The company is financed and owned by members of the Kingston family, the founders of the Latter Day Church of Christ, a fundamentalist denomination of the Latter Day Saint Movement.[3] Its CEO, Nick Young, is the nephew of Paul Elden Kingston.[3] As of May 2018 all of their firearms are rifles with a bullpup design.[4] Desert Techs motto is "Tomorrow's Weapons". They make three different styles of rifle, the SRS, HTI, and MDRx. Desert Tech's claim to fame is that all of their chassis are multi caliber and easily changeable from one caliber to another.

In July 2019, federal prosecutors gave notice that they intend to seize Desert Tech's building, though no official attempt was made, and has never materialized since.[5][6]

Donald Trump Jr was shown in a promotion for Desert Tech on July 24, 2020 with the company's founder, Nicholas Young, and firing the company's sniper rifles. A marketing video on YouTube also includes an image of Trump Jr.[7]


  • Desert Tech HTI (Hard Target Interdiction)[8] Available in .375 Cheytac, .408 Cheytac, .416 Barrett, and .50 BMG
  • Desert Tech SRS-A2 (Stealth Recon Scout)[9] Available in .260 Rem., 6.5 CM, .6.5 LM, .308 Win., 300 WM, 300WSM, and 338 LM
  • Desert Tech SRS-A2 Covert a shorter variant of the SRS-A1[10] Available in .260 Rem., 6.5 CM, .6.5 LM, .308 Win., 300 WM, 300WSM, and 338 LM
  • Desert Tech MDR (Micro Dynamic Rifle)[11] Available in .308 Win/7.62, and .223/5.56/.223 Wylde
  • Desert Tech MDRx (Micro Dynamic Rifle eXtreme)[12] Available in .308 Win/7.62, .223/5.56/.223 Wylde, 6.5 Creedmore, and .300 BLK
  • Desert Tech Trasol 2.0 Trajectory Solution Software[13]
  • Desert Tech Sound Suppressors [14] Available in .338 Win, .30 Caliber
  • Desert Tech 1X Reflex Red Dot Sight w/MDR Mount [15]
  • Desert Tech Ratchet Compensator[16] Available in .556/.223, 7.62/3.08, and 6.5 Creedmore
  • Desert Tech Premium Match Ammunition [17] Available in .308 Win, .338 LM, .375 CT, .408 CT, .50 BMG, 6.5 Creedmore


  1. ^ a b "Desert Tech LLC". Manufacturing Today. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b "Desert Tactical Arms To Rebrand Company As 'Desert Tech'". 2013-12-17. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b Lemons, Stephen (2017-08-08). "Blood Cult". SPLC Intelligence Report. Archived from the original on 2018-02-24. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Visiting Desert Tech & The MDR Experience | RECOIL". Recoil. 2015-03-16. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Carlisle, Nate (2019-07-30). "Feds move to seize homes and businesses from polygamous Kingston Group as fraud defendants plead guilty". Salt Lake City Tribune. Retrieved .
  6. ^ Carlisle, Nate (2019-07-29). "Fallout from Washakie fraud could cost polygamous Kingston Group members their businesses and homes". Salt Lake City Tribune. Retrieved .
  7. ^ KATES, GRAHAM; KEGU, JESSICA. "Donald Trump Jr. appeared in promotion for gun company run by prominent member of polygamous group". Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Gun Review: Desert Tech HTI - The Truth About Guns". The Truth About Guns. 2016-10-06. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Gun Review: Desert Tech Stealth Recon Scout (DTA SRS) Rifle - The Truth About Guns". The Truth About Guns. 2013-07-03. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Desert Tech Covert: Shortest 7.62 Sniper Ever". Guns & Ammo. 2018-01-04. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Gun Review: Desert Tech MDR - The Truth About Guns". The Truth About Guns. 2017-10-13. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Desert Tech MDRX: A Do-It-All Bullpup". 2020-03-10. Retrieved .
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