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Daniel Defense V3™


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Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU 02-108-15174-
Restricted Shipping Yes
Caliber 5.56mm NATO
Muzzle Thread 1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System Mid-length
Barrel Length 16"
Profile Government
Product Weight 6.49 lbs
Length 32 ¼” – 35 7/8”
Magazine DD Magazine
Case Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
Manufacturer Daniel Defense

Daniel Defense V3™

The Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, V3 combines the benefits of the original V1 with the advantages of a mid-length gas system. Built around a 16-inch Cold Hammer Forged Barrel, the DDM4V3 provides shooters a 9 inch free float DDM4 Rail™, and a vertical foregrip for better weapon manipulation.  This rifle also comes with the newly designed, rugged and comfortable Daniel Defense Buttstock and Pistol Grip.


  • LOWER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Enhanced Flared Magazine Well and Rear Receiver QD Swivel Attachment Point. CNC Machined of 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″ Government Profile, Mid-length Gas System, Chrome Lined, MP Tested, and Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coated
  • GAS SYSTEM: Front Sight Base CNC machined from 4140 steel and Salt Bath Nitride Finished, Mid-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™ 9.0, 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.

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Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

Extremely satisfied
This M4 is spot on. Reliable high quality craftsmanship and dependability.
Review by JB / (Posted on 9/18/2016)
Second to none
Bought my rifle about 2 months ago and couldn't be happier!
I own a Colt A2 and I prefer my DDM4V3 hands down. The fit and finish are second to none. I used the Colts as an active duty Marine and assumed they were the best, assumption corrected.
Not knocking the Colt at all as its performed flawlessly, but the DD just fits!
It will eat any type ammo I feed it and asks for more.
Your reputation is well earned, keep up the great work.
Review by Twogunvia / (Posted on 8/13/2016)
Kick ass rifle, family favorite! Only problem I had was it was a lil dry out the box. Oiled her up and it works like a well tuned machine.
Review by AET / (Posted on 7/31/2016)
Mercedes Benz of ARs
This rifle takes the M4 Carbine and tears it down and rebuilds it properly with passion.
Review by Vah / (Posted on 5/11/2016)
The Best of the Best
I have 14 years in the Military, and deployed multiple times and your life depends on the quality of your weapons functionality. This DDM4V3 is buy far the best AR I have ever owned, or carry in combat, this out performers all of my friends ARs hands down. The fit and finish is just great and it just gets better every time I fire it.
Thanks for the high quality product, keep up the good work, I can't wait until I can afford your new DD5.

Thanks again for your great products,
Christopher M Bova
Review by Christopher / (Posted on 3/26/2016)
Excellent Product, finest quality on the market
The highest quality and most well made AR I have ever handled in my 14 years in active combat duty. Well wreath every penny, I would not carry any other AR in to combat or have as my personal firearm.
Keep up the good work, you have set a standard for all other to look up to. Thanks again for all of your hard work and time in producing such high quality and reliable products. I look forward to my next purchase of one of your firearms.
Thanks for the Best.
Review by Christopher / (Posted on 3/13/2016)
Great rifle! Fit and finish are great and it eats every round and spits out the brass. Its been trouble free rain or shine and is everything an AR should be.
Review by wolf19r / (Posted on 1/15/2016)
the finest weapon ive seen
i have a ddm4v3 and have about 3500 rounds of m855 62 grain pmc xtac that i shot throught this weapon flawlessly. this is my favorite rifle.
Review by nathan / (Posted on 5/6/2014)
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