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DDM4®V1®

$1,889.00
DDM4®V1® is available for purchase in increments of 1

Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU 02-050-15027
Restricted Shipping Yes
Caliber 5.56mm NATO
Muzzle Thread 1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System Carbine
Barrel Length 16"
Profile M4
Product Weight 6.70 lbs
Length 32 ¼” – 35 7/8”
Magazine DD Magazine
Case Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
Manufacturer Daniel Defense

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DDM4®V1®

The DDM4V1, the original Daniel Defense Rifle, is built with a Cold Hammer Forged 16” M4 Profile barrel with a Carbine gas system.  It comes installed with our proprietary front sight base which is precision CNC machined from a solid billet of 4140 steel.  This FSB features a serrated curved design to minimize glare and is salt bath nitride treated minimizing corrosion and wear.  The DDM4 Rail 12.0™ FSP allows the operator to mount a weapon light or aiming device forward of the front sight for optimal ergonomics and a clear line of sight.  Quick disconnect attachment points are integrated to the front and back on both sides of the rail for fully ambidextrous sling attachment.  This rifle also comes with the newly designed, rugged and comfortable Daniel Defense Buttstock and Pistol Grip.

MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

  • LOWER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Enhanced Flared Magazine Well and Rear Receiver QD Swivel Attachment Point. CNC Machined from 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • UPPER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Indexing Marks and M4 Feed Ramps. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • BARREL: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 Twist, 16″ M4 Profile, Chrome Lined, MP tested, Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coated, and HP/MPI Tested
  • GAS SYSTEM: Front Sight Base CNC machined from 4140 steel and Salt Bath Nitride Finished, Carbine Length, Direct Impingement
  • MUZZLE DEVICE: Daniel Defense Flash Suppressor, 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, Salt Bath Nitride Finished
  • BOLT CARRIER GROUP: M16 Profile, Mil-Spec MP Tested, Chrome Lined, Properly Staked Gas Key
  • BUFFER: H Buffer
  • SIGHTS: Daniel Defense A1.5 Fixed Rear Sight: CNC Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized; Daniel Defense FSP: CNC Machined from 4140 steel, Salt Bath Nitride Finished
  • HANDGUARD: Daniel Defense DDM4 Rail™ 12.0 FSP, CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • RECEIVER EXTENSION: 6 Position Mil-Spec 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • BUTTSTOCK: Daniel Defense Buttstock, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding
  • PISTOL GRIP: Daniel Defense Pistol Grip, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding
  • GRIP: Daniel Defense Vertical Grip, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding
  • RAIL PANELS: Daniel Defense Rail Panels made from Santoprene, heat resistant to 300° F.
  • Made in the USA!

All Daniel Defense products carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee against defects in original materials and workmanship. If your Daniel Defense product shows evidence of such defects, Daniel Defense will make every accommodation to fix, repair, or replace your product in the most expeditious manner possible. Daniel Defense does not warranty products or damage caused to our products by the correct or incorrect installation of other manufacturer’s products. Be sure to retain your sales slip as proof of purchase date when making a claim.

Product Reviews

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Great product, quality better than most.
Light but quality build. Shoots very good, no issues. Well worth the price.
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Review by Sonny / (Posted on 5/20/2017)
best M4 on the market
Best weapon I have fired to date. Accurate, dependable, and just damn fun to shoot.
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Review by Steel Wolf / (Posted on 4/29/2017)
Flawless
Excellent craftsmanship and quality. Performance and accuracy is equal or greater than any of the $3k+ AR pattern rifles. Dependable, no matter how cheap the ammo.
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Review by Supraman / (Posted on 3/12/2017)
shot my friends dd at the range ,want one really badly now
THE best m-4 on the market today
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Review by denbectec / (Posted on 3/7/2017)
Cut Above the Rest!!
Keep up the Great American Craftsmanship!!! Outstanding rifle!!! Hard pressed to ever fire another M4!!!....enough said!
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Review by B.C.V.J.R. / (Posted on 2/25/2017)
Love it
Far better than my military rifle and much more accurate.
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Review by Texas / (Posted on 2/5/2017)
Great Rifle
Love the rifle.
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Review by RTE / (Posted on 1/4/2017)
The best.
Not just awesome but flawless. Wife and I are quality control techs and know quality machining when we see it.
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Review by Dean / (Posted on 12/22/2016)
One of 3 top tier manufacturers. Do not heisitate to choose these guys.
I have had this rifle for a few years now and put close to 3500 rounds through it, 1500 in a 3 day class. This thing eats all kinds of ammo like candy and DD barrels and quality are excellent. The best thing is for a quad rail and FSP it is 6.70lbs. I have handled some of their other lighter models and they are balanced even better. This kind of rifle is your go to. I only have one gun kind of gun.
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 12/8/2016)
Daniel Defence, a weapon you can trust with your life.
Not one failure of any kind. A well engineered product that uses quality materials and finishes. My go to home defense weapon of choice.
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Review by AW / (Posted on 12/7/2016)
awesome product.. the best there is.
awesome product
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Review by KyARGuy / (Posted on 11/29/2016)
Best all around
This was my first AR purchase and I did not want to get a low end AR and regret that use of money so I decided to go big and get the DDM4V1. Ran over 1,000 rds and the only issue was the STANAG mags I used and that was only for the mag's break in period. PMAGS work flawlessly and Daniel Defense is definitely one of the best values in the AR market.
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Review by Larry / (Posted on 11/17/2016)
Outstanding System
Hands down the best AR I've fired and a rail system second to none. It has taken a beating and just keeps going and it eats any kind of ammo I fed it with no issues.
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Review by Curtis_0331 / (Posted on 11/11/2016)
high end weapon
Gun is really nice handles real well looks feels greate shooting this gun leaves no doubt you have a quality weapon and got one of the best on the market very pleased with my coice.
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Review by vern / (Posted on 10/28/2016)
Amazing AR! Everything I had hoped for and more.
Amazing AR! Everything I had hoped for and more. The rail features can be defined in multiple configurations for the individuals preference. I have installed the Eotech hologram & magnifier and replaced the stock rear co-witness site with a magpul MGUS Pro folding site to address the position of the magnifier when flipped up. I can't imagine a better weapon for self / home defense, range matches and hunting. My wife and sons all love this rifle. The price is high but I've seen higher and none better!!
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Review by Chuck / (Posted on 10/24/2016)
Never Fails
This is one heckuva rifle. I've put almost 7k rounds of .223 and 5.56 brass without ever a failure. I run mine with an Aimpoint PRO. I did swap the rear sight for a Troy flip-up. I also swapped the trigger for a Geissele SSA. It is stock other than that. I really like the angle of the new grip. While not angled the best for bench shooting; that is not the purpose of this carbine. The new grip is quick and comfortable from a standing position with a V-Tac sling setup. The weight, balance and ergonomics are on point. I thought the elongated front grip was crap at first, but have since found that I can easily manipulate this carbine into position with my off hand and bring my booger-hook into position without any change in position. The ONLY reason this is not my truck and daily carry rifle is the chance of burglary.

I did knock a star for price and value. At the going rate, it should have a bit better trigger. I also have P.S.A rifles (with FN chf barrels, not the lower line) that are close in quality at a much lower price point.

With all of that, the DD4MV1 is my go to 5.56 carbine.
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Review by okstatefan / (Posted on 9/27/2016)
Work of art!!
I own this rifle and it is by far the best rifle I own. Very well balanced. Over 500 rounds and not a single failure!! Daniel Defense is as good as it gets!! Wish I could afford to buy another!!!!!
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Review by Jheat76 / (Posted on 9/11/2016)
Excellent rifle!!
I have the older version with Magpul furniture and, it's the best AR platform rifle I've ever used! Only complaint is the trigger could be better. I've had Colt, Bushmaster, Smith & Wesson, DPMS and Windham weaponry. I wouldn't trade this for all of them combined!
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Review by Dave / (Posted on 8/21/2016)
Great investment, no buyers remorse here!
Very pleased after recent purchase and shooting 200 rounds. Solid ... reliable ... high quality.
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Review by BAB / (Posted on 7/8/2016)
Best on the market
I've ran well over 5,000 rounds through this beast. Never a failure to feed or fire. Reliability at its finest!
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Review by Bill / (Posted on 6/16/2016)
with vertical grips Eotech & CCO sights love this rifle .
Retired U.S Special Forces, purchased this AR for myself as a Christmas gift, put about 4k rounds through it. My 15yr old daughter gave it a try during some transition firing drills I was taking her through, & now it has become hers she loves it. The light recoil is awesome to her controlling it during rapid firing drills.
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Review by Quiet Professional / (Posted on 6/4/2016)
Best AR15 out of the box.
Amazing weapon. Purchased one upon it's release and still going strong. Have not had any major malfunctions with the weapon system and have over 10k down the pipe. Quality control and attention to detail are beyond reproach. Overall my most reliable and durable M4 in my pile .
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Review by Guard66 / (Posted on 5/13/2016)
Daniel Defense is Good to Go
I have an early Savannah roll marked that I've put a few thousand rounds down range with. Simply put, it's never failed. Even with garbage ammo, it nearly shot MOA. With standard brass cased quality ammo, it's easily a MOA rifle that'll never fail.

I love mine. Thanks to everyone at DD. You made a quality product.
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Review by J.West / (Posted on 5/7/2016)
A fine start to a family treasure.
I feel blessed to own such a fine piece of machinery and am awed at the craftsmanship. The price was abit more than I wanted to pay, especially when considering the value of a needed scope that will complement the M4. But what a weapon it will be once completed!
It may not be the most expensive M4 to be had but at this level we have to start talking about the shooter's skill.
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Review by Kerryd / (Posted on 4/30/2016)
Best value
Superb quality and feel
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Review by Bob / (Posted on 4/9/2016)
works everytime
Dependable like no other. Just works. Would trust my life to it and do.
To test I didn't clean just lubed for over 4k rounds 2 malfunctions due to OAL of hand loads so ammo related. Finally cleaned just bc I didn't want to damage rifle.
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Review by radmann / (Posted on 3/31/2016)
Bad ass rifle!
My first initial though, "These guys want $1,600 for an AR? They must be nuts!" Well let me tell everyone reading this something, I was completely wrong. Not only has this rifle never failed me, but, it has helped me to evolve into a better shooter. It feels very awkward shooting different AR's besides DD's products now. This firearm is so perfectly balanced and accurate, that it's a perfect starter rifle and a perfect advance to professional rifle. If you've been lingering around the thoughts of buying this, pull the trigger already. You will never regret your decision. And yes, pun intended.
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Review by Anthony / (Posted on 3/10/2016)
Super great!!!!
Former military, your mil spec ddm4v1 is a precision protection machine tool for combat!!!
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Review by Tony / (Posted on 3/6/2016)
Good Weapon overall, Price could be a bit lower!
They rifle is built pretty solid, light weight, and feels good, recoil isn't too bad.
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Review by Tony / (Posted on 2/17/2016)
Daniel Defense is all one needs. You guys got it right!
Awesome precision weapon. Feels like my old battle rifle.
-Patrick Norman
SFC (Ret)
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Review by Norm / (Posted on 2/15/2016)
A reliable, functional work horse.
I purchased my DDM4V1 in 2009. At that time, it still had a standard A2 grip (since replaced with a BCM product) and Magpul MOE stock. However, it also cost me $1350 from the PX on Fort Knox. It is a reliable performer - there have been zero malfunctions throughout several thousand rounds of ammunition fired. I keep it lubed and occasionally wipe down the internals, but this rifle has not been "white glove" clean since the day it left the store. It's an utterly functional package if perhaps slightly over gassed to cycle the widest possible range of ammo. I would not hesitate to recommend a DD rifle.
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Review by Dave / (Posted on 2/9/2016)
Proud & Happy Owner
I bought my 1st DDM4LW from Murphy's in Tucson,Az,and theres no going back.i cannot believe how head and shoulders above the rest of my rifles,i like the feel and accuracy i get from my DD.i love that everything on my rifle is DD and can be dressed with so many DD options.keep up the good work.
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Review by Quik / (Posted on 2/5/2016)
Great Performance - Great Platform
The DD M4 V1 was my second Daniel Defense rifle purchased in 2012. I have added a red dot and pressure activated flash light. It was easy to zero in the red dot at the range and the gun performance was outstanding. in this configuration, it is ideal for home defense.
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Review by Ken / (Posted on 1/27/2016)
Perfection at its Best
Absolutely enjoy every aspect of this gun. Only downfall is the price but you get what you pay for when it comes to firearms. I have put several thousand rounds down range and it's been dead on every time. The quality of this gun is amazing and DD did not cut any corners when it comes to the DDM4. I would highly recommend this gun or any of the DDM4 product line.
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Review by Andy C / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
Give it a 10
The ddm4 v1 is a very presiced weapon, been torcher tested, and the weapon is very tight mil spec to perfection,I own one and it's awesome
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Review by N/a / (Posted on 1/21/2016)
one of the best on the market
quality is superb and styling is high end
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Review by bob / (Posted on 1/15/2016)
Buy one best Warranty in Market and you won't be disappointed with the Mil Spec
I own the DD4v5 and it one of the best AR out there. There furniture is awesome. I am a Army Vet of 20 years and this weapon is sweet.
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Review by Wayne / (Posted on 1/13/2016)
The best made AR-15
I use this rifle for work and it has never had a problem, ever! I trust my life with this rifle.
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Review by Johndsnt / (Posted on 1/12/2016)
Flawless
Owned this weapon for several years and it continues to perform flawlessly. The only modification I've made was to install a Geislie Trigger.
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Review by Bill / (Posted on 1/7/2016)
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