The DDM4 V7LW AR15 style rifle features M-LOK attachment technology with the Daniel Defense MFR 15.0 rail. Built around a Cold Hammer Forged, 16 inch lightweight profile barrel, the V7 has a DD improved Flash Suppressor to reduce flash signature. The mid-length gas system provides smooth and reliable cycling under any condition and reduces both perceived recoil and wear on moving parts. A free-floating MFR 15.0 handguard offers incredible weight savings as well as superior cooling, ergonomics, and modularity while maintaining the strength and durability expected from Daniel Defense. With the M-LOK attachment points that run along 7 positions and an uninterrupted 1913 Picatinny rail on top, the V7 LW has plenty of room for the sights, optics, and accessories the user may require. The independently ambi GRIP-N-RIP Charging Handle accommodates left- and right-handed shooters. This rifle also comes with the ergonomic 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 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"" Lightweight Profile, Mid-length Gas System, Chrome Lined, Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coated, and HP/MPI Tested
- GAS SYSTEM: Pinned Low Profile Gas Block CNC Machined of 4140 Hardened Steel and Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coating, 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: Sold Separately
- HANDGUARD: Daniel Defense MFR 15.0, CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, M-LOK Attachment, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
- CHARGING HANDLE: GRIP-N-RIP Charging Handle, Body CNC Machined of 7076-T6 Aluminum, Handles & Latch CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Roll Pins, 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
- Made in the USA!
|Muzzle Thread||1 ⁄ 2 × 28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)|
|Product Weight||6.05 lbs|
|Length||32 1/4" – 35 7/8”|
|Case||Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case|
Everything I hoped forI told myself over and over I wouldn't get an AR due to all the MSM and political drama around them, but my brother insisted that I would love em if I tried it. As such, he insisted on sending me his Bear Creek Arsenal AR in 223 Wylde that he swore was better than the more expensive AR's, and on my first day with it at the range I had some problems that required sending it back to BCA (gas block problem). Despite a history with firearms dating back to 1980, this made me even more intimated with the platform so when I got his BCA back I was even more convinced I didn't need one. However, it was working and quickly I found myself more interested in the AR platform to the point that I really took an affinity to it. However, I didn't want a hassle, so I made the decision (mistake?) to start looking at sites like this one for what I would get if I ever got my own. After research I only had one that I really wanted and that was the DDM4 V7 LW, but it was out of stock so I just clicked the option to notify me that it was in stock. Weeks would pass and I'd see other online retailers and stores offering it for about $1000 more than the MSRP, and after getting my hands on it at my local big chain dealer, I knew this was the AR for me. Fortunately that lucky day came where it was in stock (for a few minutes) and I got one.
Since getting it, I've been extremely impressed with the quality and reliability compared to other AR's I had shot over the previous 4 months. Since getting mine in early December, I've put over 1000 rounds of 5.56 through it and I've not had a single problem with it. When I had some concerns about accuracy (primarily due to me being used to getting quarter MOA groups with my 6.5 Creedmoor at 200+ yards), the fantastic support staff at DD gave me some great advice and even offered to take the rifle in to confirm everything was ok. With their advice (hint Hornady Superformance 75gr BTHP & IMI Razor Core 77gr Sierra MatchKing) I was able to pull off a 0.424 MOA group with my scope and a 0.626 MOA group with my irons at 50 yards, 0.69 MOA group at 100 yards and 0.62 MOA group at 200 yards using only a Atlas BT65-LW17 Gen 2 bipod from a bench - all on my first time out since using better ammo) - and I'm 50 years old with bad eyes, carpal tunnel, arthritis and tendonitis! Thing just runs!!!!
Given ammo prices lately, I also have been enjoying it for dry fire practice with the MantisX BlackBeard for red laser dry fire at home and I use the CMMG 22LR AR Bravo Conversion Kit to send 22LR rounds down range for plinking fun. It's been an absolute blast to be able to use this rifle and so far I haven't seen any reason to upgrade anything. It just works reliably and has been an absolute delight to use. With the great support from Daniel Defense I now have my eye on a Delta 5 Pro and DDM5 that are very likely to get ordered as soon as that notification lands in my inbox - if I'm fast enough (I've missed them a couple times before).
Top End WeaponThe fit and finish is outstanding with zero malfunctions at 3000+ rounds. I average 1/2 MOA with a Vortex SPARC AR II 1x22mm 2 MOA Red Dot Sight. My only regret is there is no MIL SPEC + color option. The trigger was very acceptable with a crisp break but I admit I am a bit of a trigger snob so I have updated it with a Geissele Automatics Super Dynamic 3 Gun Trigger, the same trigger in DD's Pro version.
DDM4V7 LWMy first day with my first DD went very well stating with a “0” session I put an Aimpoint M4S on it with Yankee Hill Machine B U I S. This thing shoots extremely well and heat was never an issue. I have made an excellent choice. I will be purchasing more DD in the future.
Very nice AR!Initial "unboxing" review only (waiting on sights before taking it to the range): Comes with ambi "grip n rip" charging handle and it works great. Ambi safety is smooth and positive with no grit. Stock trigger is a little on the heavy side but crisp on both the break and reset with no grit. Very nice stock trigger. Mag is about half an ounce lighter than a Magpul but a bit longer. Might not fit in all carriers especially if they have a top flap. Other than that the texturing is really good. Plan on giving it a good cleaning and lube before you shoot it as it comes with a sticky machine oil type of coating over the internals. Front push pin was a bit tight but tapped out no problem. Zero wobble between upper and lower. For those concerned with the "thinness" of the barrel, this isn't an ultra thin "pencil" barrel; it just doesn't get thick again after the gas block area for no reason like the "government profile" barrels do (the history of which is a very entertaining read by the way). This is the best profile barrel available IMO. The DD furniture is very ergonomic. Muzzle device was installed/timed properly and FYI it has a closed bottom like an A2 which is good. Unless you have very specific tastes or needs, you won't need to swap anything out. Seamless checkout at their preferred dealer networks. Also comes with a branded lightweight lockable "hard case", a manual, an optional thicker butt pad, a chamber flag and a logo sticker along with a QC tag showing who built and who inspected it at the factory. So far very impressed with this high quality rifle.
500 yd on metal chest plates.Shot my DDM4V7 LW WITH Aimpoint T2 at 500yds and made 8 out of 10shots hitting the plate from a Swat tower. Outstanding.
Another Fine FirearmThis is my 2nd Daniel Defense firearm. I own the DDM4V7P. It's a very reliable, accurate, and user friendly firearm with great quality.
Very light and balancedI have quite a few AR's but had to buy a new one for patrol since none of mine are authorized. This rifle is very impressive and really comfortable. Compared to my other rifles it is far lighter in weight. One issue with the description.. it doesnt actually come with an ambi "grip n rip" charging handle. I contacted support and was told it only gets shipped with one model and it isnt this one. I was disappointed because he could have shipped it to me or changed the description.
Good rifle, but you are essentially paying the price for this barrel and BCGI purchased this rifle about 2 months ago and I've put about 800 rounds through it. It shoots well and is very light.
However, while it does shoot better than a $500 rifle, it is essentially milspec the rest of the way. I purchased a $500 rifle about a year ago and it has a better trigger in it than this one MSRP at 1700. Charging handle was milspec. Upper and lower have a decent amount of wiggle.
I like the rifle, but I didn't expect to get such an awful trigger in a rifle i spent $1450 for. The barrel is nice although it gets very hot after some rounds, but that's expected with a lightweight. The BCG is good, of course, as expected from DD. Charging handle is as basic as they come.