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At the turn of the 21st century, firearms enthusiast and lifelong shooter, Marty Daniel, had multiple concepts and designs he thought would greatly improve his M16 rifle. Unable to find these parts in the commercial market, he designed and created sling loops and rails in small batches and soon found the demand for these types of products was much greater than he could have ever imagined. Thus, Daniel Defense was born.

Marty set aside a small corner of the shop belonging to his other business located in an industrial park in Savannah, Georgia, for Daniel Defense. The newly founded company witnessed substantial growth. As forecasted demand justified a larger facility, Marty designed and built a state-of-the-art 38,000 square foot manufacturing plant located in Black Creek, Georgia.

The next few years proved to be fruitful for Daniel Defense as new and innovative configurations were offered for its brand name Daniel Defense DDM4 Carbine.

An expanded line of products meant substantial capital investments, like the acquisition of additional Vertical & Horizontal CNC Machining Centers. This positioned Daniel Defense to gain new advantages in design and manufacturing capabilities. One such investment in recent years took Daniel Defense to the heart of the rifle-the barrel. No Daniel Defense rifle would be complete without a state-of-the-art barrel. Daniel Defense is one of five companies worldwide that own and operate barrel production cells capable of producing COLD HAMMER FORGED rifle barrels. This barrel cell, unmatched in the commercial AR market, allows Daniel Defense to bring in raw steel bar stock and produce over 4,000 barrels a month in multiple calibers and configurations.

The multi-million dollar investment demonstrates the Daniel Defense "take no prisoners" mentality and desire to grow as a major player in the commercial rifle market. It's this mindset that led to Daniel Defense being chosen as the provider of rails for the US Military's Elite, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), as well as being the sole provider of L85 rails to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. Daniel Defense takes great pride in being masters of design and manufacturing.

In addition to the current facility in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense successfully began operations in 2012 at its 90,000 square foot facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina. This newly acquired space affords Daniel Defense the ability to continue growth in the coming years; allowing them to meet the continued demand for product, as well as the ability to better serve their customers.

All of these accomplishments could not have been achieved without the loyalty of customers and end-users. Daniel Defense thanks you and is committed to providing you with Small Arms Solutions™ that are Lighter. Stronger.Better...®

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