The DPMS PDW is designed to be an incredibly short barreled AR-15 with a seven inch, heavy barrel. The overall length of the weapon is just under twenty four inches when the stock is collapsed, and the weight is just five and a half pounds. Despite being lightweight, the PDW is very durable thanks to its forged upper and lower receivers. It comes equipped with Magpul flip up sights (many PDWs will not come with open sights at all), and the muzzle device attached to the end of the barrel helps to reduce muzzle flash. It can also serve as an adapter for adding a sound suppressor if you so choose.