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Were you looking for the M392 Designated Marksman Rifle from Halo: Reach, or were you looking for the M395B Designated Marksman Rifle from Halo 5: Guardians?

The M395 Designated Marksman Rifle, commonly known as the DMR, is a UNSC rifle used after the Human-Covenant war.


The M395 DMR is a gas-operated, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired marksman's rifle that is equipped with a smart-linked, telescopic, rail-mounted sight for scout personnel. This rifle favors mid- to long-ranged combat, offering impressive stopping power over a long distance.[3]


Changes from the M392 DMR[]

  • Magazine size was decreased from 15 to 14 rounds.
  • Slightly faster fire rate.
  • Decreased maximum ammo capacity from 60 to 42.
  • Heavily decreased bloom.
  • The scope and ammo counter both appear light green.
  • The ammo counter number appears in black instead of blue.
  • A thumbhole stock has been added.
  • A longer barrel has been added.
  • A muzzle brake has been added.
  • The flashlight has been removed from the barrel.
  • The handle guard is now more curved.
  • Longer length of the gun.

Changes in the Halo 4 Weapon Tuning Update[]

Main article: Weapon Tuning Update
  • Red reticle range has been slightly decreased.[4]


  • 343 Industries has stated that balancing the DMR with the BR was a challenge since there has not been more than one weapon belonging to the same faction per game.[citation needed]
  • In an early version of Halo 4 and the UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet, the M395 DMR had 15 rounds per magazine, just like the M392 DMR from Halo: Reach, but in the final game, this was reduced to 14 rounds for balancing reasons.
  • In gameplay, the blueprint shows the M392 DMR instead of the M395 DMR.
  • In Halo: Nightfall, the DMR was capable of firing in 3 round bursts, a feat impossible in gameplay as it is a single shot weapon.


Concept Art[]






  1. Fire rate acquired by timing with a stopwatch to the nearest millisecond. Mathematics used: Number of rounds fired (N) divided by the time required to fire those rounds (T) multiplied by 60 =rounds per minute. Example: N / T * 60 =RPM