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For many, the start of a new year means the start of a fresh beginning or a time for something new… an improved and exciting change. At Daniel Defense, it could mean the time to launch a new product, or in this case, an opportunity to offer a new caliber. No caliber has created a buzz over the last year like the 300 Blackout. Daniel Defense will offer the 300 Blackout paired with 2011’s top selling version, the Daniel Defense M4 V5. Together, they bring excellence to a new level. This new variant will be offered as an option in conjunction with the 5.56.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the 300 Blackout, allow me to give you the skinny. This round was originally designed to give the shooter a 30 caliber projectile, which could be fired from the AR platform without an increase in magazine size while still utilizing a standard bolt. The 300 Blackout is 7.62x35 which gives the shooter similar ballistic qualities to the .308 and the 7.62x39, the AK round, without having to give up the light weight 5.56/AR platform. In fact, all recent testing has pointed to similar ballistics as the 7.62x39, but the advantage is the 300 Blackout can still utilize the standard AR magazines without a reduction in capacity. Unlike the 7.62x39, the cartridge is still light on the shoulder and has similar recoil to a 5.56.

Like what you hear so far? Stand by, because there is more. Test results have shown that the 300 Blackout to be more accurate than the 5.56x45 and M4.  When tested at ranges of 100-300 meters, it showed better penetration, better terminal effects, and was a more versatile round. Oh, did I mention that when suppressed the 300 Blackout, 7.62x39, was as quiet as the HK MP-5 SD? Yep, that’s right. When suppressed, the 300 Blackout is as quiet as the HK MP-5 SD, which in case you didn’t know, fires a 9mm round.

So let’s review. The 300 Blackout offers increased lethality by offering better penetration, knock down power down range and is offered as a variant option in the top selling Daniel Defense M4 V5. I’ll take two!

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Hollywood movie studios and doomsday prognosticators would have us believe the world, as we know it, will come to an end in the coming year.  While 2012 has many fearing for what’s to come, the attitude in Black Creek, GA is quite opposite.  In addition to a new, ninety-thousand square foot expansion in Ridgeland, SC, we are excited about the highly anticipated DDM4v5-300 AAC Blackout. 

In an earlier article entitled Art in Design of a Modern Sporting Rifle, I took you on a tour of the engineering lab where ideas transform into actual working prototypes.  Transforming specs into a marketable product involves raw materials, programming of machinery, creating special tools, and other logistics.  As we embark on the next leg of this tour, you’ll witness a hunk of metal, what we refer to as a forging; become a Mil-Spec Daniel Defense Semi-Auto Lower Receiver like that standard in the 300 Blackout.

manufStanding on the factory floor, earplugs in, sporting protective eye gear, it’s important to pay close attention to the raw materials.  You may ask where we get the metals for our guns.  For the semi-auto lower, it begins with a forging.  As you can see, it already resembles the part we’re manufacturing. By doing it this way we save money, create substantially less waste, while maintaining structural integrity.   

manufThe forging is placed into one of Daniel Defense’s Okuma MB-5000 Horizontal Mills.  As a side note, the equipment, plus tooling cost around $650,000.  Due to proprietary information and tool with fixture design, I am unable to show you its interior operation.  To sum it up, an automated process machines the forging: shaves, grinds, drills, threads, you name it.  At the end of the process, you’ll have a part that looks like what is seen in the picture. 

manufSystematically, parts are extracted from every batch and sent to our state-of-the-art Quality Assurance Lab.  The CMM (coordinate measuring machine) verifies the unit is machined to precisely the right dimensions.  This type of oversight ensures every Daniel Defense rifle, including the 300 Blackout, exceeds expectations.

manufLike icing on the cake, the semi-auto lower receiver is finished with what’s called type 3 hard coat anodizing.  This finish process augments its durability—many times greater than if it were untreated; and gives it that flat black appearance.  Taking into consideration the conditions the Daniel Defense rifle is subjected to, the anodizing is vital to the firearm’s longevity.

As you contemplate adding a new AR to the collection in 2012, whether it be the Daniel Defense DDM4v3, v7 or v5-300 AAC Blackout, or one of our other models, rest assure the rifle you choose will be properly engineered, manufactured with the highest grade materials, machined to precise specifications, quality tested, and assembled by the best in the business.  To learn more about Daniel Defense, please visit us online at DanielDefense.com.


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As many of you may already know, Daniel Defense launched its hunting line, Ambush Firearms, at the 2011 SHOT Show. huntChambered in either 6.8mm or 300-Blackout in 2012, from the very beginning, this masterpiece was designed with the hunter in mind. This rifle is anything but your dear ole Grandpa’s heavy, kicks like a mule, traditional deer rifle. However, it still has the knock down power to turn even the biggest-bodied, trophy whitetail and mule deer into the center- piece of your living room. Ah, now that’s my kind of decorating!

Ever heard that saying, “the proof is in the pudding”? Well, I believe the proof is in the pictures, and I’ve got lots of pictures! I was recently given the opportunity to take the Ambush 6.8 on a little road trip to Pearsall, TX, with the guys from Camo Life TV and HH Outfitters. The hunt, a whitetail management hunt, was filmed for an episode of Camo Life that will air in the spring on NBC Sports. During the week -long hunt, the capabilities of the Ambush Rifle were truly displayed. I’ve heard a lot of naysayers hunttalk trash about the AR platform being used to hunt Whitetail deer, but after viewing this hunt, they will naysay no more.

During the course of the week, the four people that hunted dropped, yes dropped dead, five big whitetail bucks. Another two bucks that were harvested ran a combined thirty yards. I have hunted all my life and never experienced take downs like that without having to lug a heavy and cumbersome 7-Mag or 300-Win. At just 6.5lbs, and as light on the shoulder as a .223, the Ambush Rifle is the ideal predator and deer rifle for youth hunters or dear ole Grandpa. This rifle lives up to the Daniel Defense name but was clearly designed with the hunter in mind. After having the opportunity to hunt with it, I’ll never just “hunt” again.  I’ll only Ambush.


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Ambush Firearms is asking for your help in naming the Ambush 6.8 and Ambush 300 AAC Blackout.  Keeping in mind Ambush rifles are for hunting, put your creative juices to work and send us your best ideas. If we choose your submission, you’ll receive a Contour HD 1080P Camera.  Please send your original idea to: marketing@danieldefense.com.


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The Daniel Defense / Ambush Firearms In Action Photography Contest is coming to an end.  You have until the end of New Year’s Day to submit your entry.  All you have to do is have someone take a picture of you with your Daniel Defense M4, Ambush hunting rifle, or upper receiver groups “in action” and you could be a winner.  Submit your entry to: marketing@danieldefense.com.

Tuesday, January 2nd, we’ll select a final qualifier.  Then, we’ll post all 5 qualifying entries on our Daniel Defense Facebook page.  From noon, January 2nd to noon on January 3rd, you’ll have the opportunity to “LIKE” the entry you think should win.  Whoever has the most likes by noon, January 3rd, will win the grand prize of a Daniel Defense M4.  In the event of a tie, Daniel Defense staff will determine the winner.

Congrats to our first four finalists:
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January 17-20, 2012 - SHOT Show 2012 - Sands Convention Ctr., Las Vegas, NV
   Daniel Defense: Booth Numbers 20271, 20371, and 20471
   Ambush Firearms: Booth Number 20171

February 1-4, 2012 - Safari Club International (Ambush Firearms) - Las Vegas, NV
   Booth numbers 4508 and 4510


“Speed is Fine, Accuracy is Final is the motto I adopted when it comes to
combat marksmanship. The reason is simple; the only way to guarantee
lavending a gunfight in your favor is accurate hits on target -
fast misses don't cut it.”

- Larry Vickers, Founder Vickers Tactical

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DANIEL DEFENSE/AMBUSH FIREARMS IN ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
THIS CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY DANIEL DEFENSE, INC., 101 WARFIGHTER WAY, BLACK CREEK, GA. 31308, AND AMBUSH FIREARMS, INC., 101 WARFIGHTER WAY, BLACK CREEK, GA 31308 (HEREINAFTER COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS “SPONSOR”). THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK.
THIS CONTEST ENCOURAGES ENTRANTS TO CREATE AND SUBMIT PHOTOGRAPHS (“ENTRIES”) IN KEEPING WITH THE GENERAL THEME OF THE PRODUCTS SOLD BY DANIEL DEFENSE, INC., OR AMBUSH FIREARMS, INC., TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES DESCRIBED BELOW, SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES SET FORTH BELOW.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES (THE “OFFICIAL RULES”), TO THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR (AS DEFINED BELOW.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN.
THE PURCHASE OF ANY GOOD OR SERVICE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THE CURRENTLY ACTIVE DANIEL DEFENSE/AMBUSH FIREARMS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST (THE “CONTEST”) IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

AS PROVIDED HEREIN, ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A DANIEL DEFENSE M4 RIFLE.
SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO NOT AWARD ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING THE GRAND PRIZE, IF, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, AN INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED ENTRIES ARE RECEIVED. DECISIONS OF SPONSORS AND JUDGES ARE FINAL AND BINDING.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Contestis open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.  THE CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right to verify all eligibility requirements. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sponsor and all its respective subsidiaries, dealers, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, employees, and agents, as well as their respective spouses, children, siblings, and all others residing in the same household as such persons, are not eligible to participate. In the event of a dispute as to any online Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

SUBMISSION TO RULES
: By participating in this Contest, each Entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and legally binding as they pertain to this Contest. All potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning the Grand Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.ALL ENTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND LEGALLY BINDING.

HOW TO ENTER:
Limit: Five (5) entries per Entrant for the entire term of the Contest.  Each Entry submitted by any Entrant must be substantially different from any other entry submitted by that same Entrant, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Additionally, each Entry is only eligible to win one time, in this Contest or any other contest, whether the contest is held by the Sponsor or a third party.  Entries that are found to have won previous awards or prizes or to have been published as part of a previous photo contest with Sponsor or any third party will be disqualified.

SUBMISSION SUBJECTS:
Entrant’s photographs should be in keeping with the general theme of the products sold by Daniel Defense, Inc. or Ambush Firearms, Inc.  

PRIZES:
Entries submitted will be eligible for (1) the Grand Prize (as described below), (2) Monthly Prizes (as described below), and (3) for posting in the Online Galleries at either https://danieldefense.com or the Daniel Defense Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/danieldefense.

GRAND PRIZE:
Within thirty (30) days after the Contest ends, one (1) Entrant will be selected by a panel of judges as the Grand Prize winner from among all eligible entries received, and such Entrant shall win a Daniel Defense M4 rifle, subject to these Official Rules and applicable laws and regulations. The specific model of the Daniel Defense M4 rifle is be determined by the Sponsor at such time. All judges shall be appointed and approved by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

MONTHLY PRIZES:
All eligible Entries received will be pre-screened by the Sponsor, and at the Sponsor’s discretion Entrants may receive a prize pack including and not limited to (1) Daniel Defense or Ambush Firearms T-shirt, (2) Daniel Defense or Ambush Firearms Hat, (3) Daniel Defense or Ambush Firearms Decal, (4) Daniel Defense Challenge Coin, (5) Daniel Defense Mouse Pad. 

HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:
Photos must be submitted in .JPG or .GIF format and cannot exceed 4mb in size. Only Entries made through methods approved by Sponsor will be considered.  Submit Entries by email at marketing@danieldefense.com, http://www.Facebook.com/danieldefense, or http://www.Facebook.com/AmbushFirearms and complete and submit the online entry form and follow the directions provided to upload your photograph. To be eligible for the Monthly Prizes all Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on the last day of each month during the term of the Contest, which is November 25, 2011 through January 1, 2012. All eligible Entries submitted during the term of the Contest are qualified for potentially winning the Grand Prize as determined by the panel of judges.

ENTRIES:
Each Entry must be the original work of the Entrant and Entrant must be the sole owner of the copyright of such Entry. Entries cannot incorporate ideas or work of any other person or material that would require the consent of a third party in any jurisdiction or under any applicable law. Without limitation, each Entry must not infringe or violate any trademark, copyright, publicity right, privacy or any other right of any other person or entity, under any applicable law. Each Entry must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image and may not be inappropriate or offensive, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion., Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, that is not in keeping with Sponsor’s image. Entrant must have obtained express written consent to submit any Entry that contains or depicts persons other than Entrant or third-party elements not owned by Entrant and, if requested to do so by Sponsor, Entrant must produce such written consent from appropriate parties in a form and manner acceptable to Sponsor.By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant to the Sponsor that the Entry and everything depicted in it are wholly original and do not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any person, entity, or any law, rule or regulation. Violation or breach of these representations or warranties may subject you to penalties and damages under applicable law. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless for any related claims.

WINNER NOTIFICATION:
Potential monthly winners will be notified within 10 business days after a winner is determined by the Sponsor at the e-mail address provided by the Entrant to the Sponsor.  Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified within 10 business days after the winner is determined at the e-mail address provided by the Entrant to the Sponsor.  It is the sole and exclusive responsibility of each and every Entrant to monitor their e-mails, and each winner will need to successfully respond to the Sponsor’s e-mail notification within fourteen (14) calendar days of winner’s receipt of prize notification. If you are chosen as the winner of the Grand Prize you will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited by applicable law, a Publicity Release, a W-9 Form and any additional documents that may be required by Sponsor within fourteen (14) calendar days of  receipt of prize notification.  Noncompliance with this time period or with these Official Rules, or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification of Entrant and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an applicable runner-up.
Prize winners may not substitute, assign, or transfer prizes or redeem prizes for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded are sole responsibility of each winner. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor. Limit one (1) prize per household, with the exception that a monthly prize winner may be eligible for the Grand Prize.

TRANSFER OF FIREARM
: Transfer of the Grand Prize Daniel Defense M4 rifle, shall be conducted through a federally-licensed Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer. All firearms transfers will be conducted in strict compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. The M4 rifle will be transferred to the FFL of the winner’s choice and the winner is required to pay any fees charged by the FFL. If the winner is unable to take possession of the firearm from the FFL for any reason, the winner forfeits the prize. By entering this Contest you acknowledge that you are not legally prohibited from owning or taking possession of firearms.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Your personal information collected in connection with this Contest will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, for marketing and promotional purposes.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CHOICE OF LAW: This Contest is being conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning). Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning these Official Rules shall be governed by the law of the State of Georgia law without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any legal action arising out of or relating to this Contest shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Bryan County, Georgia, and Entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and each Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

WAIVER AND RELEASE:
By participating, Entrant agrees (i) to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and judges, which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to release and hold Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing (collectively, the "Released Parties"), harmless against any and all claims and liability from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from damage arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Contest or your acceptance, use or misuse of a prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, or out of Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, garbled, damaged, incomplete, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected Entries or photographs or for computer, technical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, inability to access any website associated with the Contest, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Contest-related materials. If for any reason the Contest (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate,  modify or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, at their discretion, determine winners, if any, from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action using judging procedure described above. Sponsor may disqualify (and void all associated Entries) anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, Sponsor determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who is otherwise not in compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

WARRANTIES
AND CONSENTS: By completing and submitting an entry, you represent and warrant that you have read, and agree to be bound by, these official rules, the rules posted on the Daniel Defense Facebook page, if any, and any applicable policies or procedures posted by Facebook; that based on the Official Rules, you are eligible to participate in the contest, and that all of the information provided as part of your entry is accurate, does not violate any third party’s legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity), and otherwise does not violate applicable law.  By completing and submitting an entry, you grant sponsor and its designees an irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide perpetual license to use, modify, publish and distribute the entry and your name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, city and state of residence, in any and all media now or hereafter known, for purposes of promoting this contest and other contests and/or for purposes of advertising and promoting sponsor, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

 

 

DD TRIVIA ANSWER: WOLVERINES! Now, we weren't kidding, go rent it.