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DDM4®V11® LW

DDM4®V11® LW is available for purchase in increments of 1

Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU 02-151-30032-047
Restricted Shipping Yes
Caliber 5.56mm NATO
Muzzle Thread 1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System Mid-length
Barrel Length 16"
Profile Lightweight
Product Weight 6.15 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®V11® LW

The Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V11 Lightweight, based on the popular V9 series, was designed for shooters who prefer the benefits of the KeyMod system integrated in the new SLiM Rail™ (Slim Lightweight Modular).  KeyMod is a recoil resistant, two-part, direct attachment method for accessories that offers outstanding “return-to-zero” when accessories are removed and reinstalled.  The new SLiM Rail 15.0 offers incredible weight savings as well as superior cooling, ergonomics, and modularity while maintaining the strength and durability expected from Daniel Defense.  The long, 15” rail gives operators the option to have the support hand extended out closer to the muzzle allowing them to drive the gun more precisely and prevents over travel when transitioning between multiple targets.  This combined with our mid-length gas system, which is known to have a smoother recoil impulse, allows for quick, but precise rapid fire.  An uninterrupted picatinny rail on top and KeyMod attachment at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, ensures plenty of real estate for optics and accessories and allows for maximum sight radius for accurate shooting with rail mounted iron sights.  The DDM4V11 LW is equipped with a free-floating, Cold Hammer Forged, 16” Lightweight profile barrel, making it almost 5 ounces lighter than the standard V11. This rifle also includes 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″ Lightweight Profile, 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 SLiM Rail™ 15.0, 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
  • 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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Favorite go-to rifle by far!
Factory trigger replaced w/Geiselle and accuracy much improved. Overall, great components and design. Handles any ammo .223 or 5.56 NATO with zero problems.
Review by Jerry / (Posted on 7/31/2018)
One of the finest rifles I've ever owned.
One of the finest rifles I've ever owned. Really like how light it is, makes running matches with it a breeze. You get what you pay for with DD products. Cant beat the quality and performance.
Review by Dan / (Posted on 6/9/2018)
This is an exceptional rifle. If I were to draw up my ideal lightweight rifle that can wear all sorts of gear, flashlights, lasers etc etc this is it.
Excellent product. I am very happy with mine!
Review by steelydave / (Posted on 2/25/2018)
What I would want to be issued.
Expensive but worth every penny
Review by Tage / (Posted on 2/13/2018)
I would have to say this is the best AR style rifle I've ever shot!!!!
I just purchased this model a few weeks ago, I have a few AR's, and have to say that it is by far the best I've shot! I installed a Nikon P-223 scope on it, they compliment each other perfectly, some really nice groups! And I love the weight, being that its the light weight model, it doesn't tire you out after multiple shots! Very happy with it!!
Review by Rob / (Posted on 4/25/2017)
Great gun wish it had more options
One of the best AR's i have ever owne. I just wish it came with a chrome bcg
Review by Dr / (Posted on 2/3/2017)
Awesome rifle, and to sum it up in one word, Quality!
Daniel Defense makes some of the finest rifles on the planet. The quality is second to none. The reliability, operation, fit, finish, and overall quality of this rifle is second to none. I am proud to own this rifle, and I know it will be handed down to future generations and I believe it will still be a top of the line rifle to future generations.
Review by Lanething / (Posted on 12/16/2016)
Good enough for the girls i go with
I have always steered away from owning a light weight barrel but after some research online and toying around with the v11 lw at my local gun store I was sold on it, feels nice in the hand looks wicked and it's a daniel defense, only issue I might have is dust cover being plastic but only time will tell
Review by Shrewsberry / (Posted on 11/23/2016)
Highly recommended
Love my new addition!!!! Recommend this to anyone who is looking for a higher end AR !!!!
Review by Cmzru / (Posted on 10/26/2016)
Thanks for Daniel Defense being on my side.
Just bought a used DD4V11 LW. As soon as it was in my hands, swinging it up into position, I knew, this is one I have to have. Added a few features to complete my setup for now. Great handling, great value.
Review by OkDee / (Posted on 8/31/2016)
Even my wife likes it.
So far,so good.light weight,1 in 7" twist & excellent reputation made up my mind.
Review by Jim / (Posted on 7/24/2016)
Fantastic Rife
Yes I know off the bat, a lot of people complain about the prices of DD rifles (and other companies priced as such), from what I've seen with this/others I've fired, well worth it! Has cycled everything from cheap steel, up to "match" ammo. Cycled all flawlessly & surprisingly accurate (the 1/7 twist defiantly likes the heavier grain for better accuracy).
Review by J-Nandez / (Posted on 7/20/2016)
I bought the firearm about 3 months ago, have put several hundred rounds through it without a problem. It has fired any grain/manufacturer without a problem!
Review by oneARMEDwookie / (Posted on 6/25/2016)
Very impressed
My first Daniel Defense product and I am very impressed
Review by Chris / (Posted on 6/22/2016)
Great deals
I believe that this is a great deal and choice for the first timer and a even better deal for a shooter.
Review by Nasty 1 / (Posted on 3/3/2016)
Completely Satisfied with my DDM4 V11 LW
I've had my DDM4 V11 LW for several months. The quality of the build and components is EXCELLENT! I specifically like:
1) Rubber material on the grip and stock. It's comfortable and allows for a firm grip and cheek-weld.
2) The Keymod Slim Rail is lightweight, versatile and interfaces perfectly with the upper.
3) The fit and finish is consistent from the stock to the flash hider making for a great looking rifle
4) Quality components including the BCG and barrel
5) The fantastic support after the sale they provided. I had a very minor issue that they resolved extremely quickly and professionally. They exceeded my expectations.

I am totally satisfied with my purchase and am proud to own and use this rifle. My son liked the rifle so much he bought two; one black and the other dove grey.
Review by BAR500 / (Posted on 2/8/2016)
Daniel Defence great products.
I have 4 different a/r's this m 4 v11 is by far the best.
Review by jd / (Posted on 1/30/2016)
Highly recommended
Absolutely impressed about the weight of this platform. I have shot through 1000 rounds with no issues at all. I use FireClean as lube and it has not caused any issues either.
Review by Tony / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
V11 lw...You NEED one of these..
I was looking for a lightweight AR and the V11 lw was configured exactly as I wanted. Some online had warned me that the lightweight barrels get hot pretty quick. It might, but the foregrip does such a great job allowing air to cool, that it actually feels substantially cooler than my heavy barrel RRA. The gun operates flawlessly and is quite accurate.

The trigger was quite gritty and heavy at first. But I applied some brownells action grease on ignition part contact surfaces. That smoothed things quite a bit. After three hundred rounds the trigger is very crisp and free of any creep or grittiness. I'm going to guess it to be between 5 and 6 lbs. It breaks very clean and reset is short and very positive . This rifle is IMO comparable to rifles costing much much more. Very solid and well made.

I am pretty sure I can get the trigger pull down further with a set of $10 JP springs, but I really love it just as is.

The flash suppressor on the rifle gives much less concussion than guns with compensators. There is a little more muzzle rise, but I'll trade that as I can tolerate the reduction in noise much better.

The V11lw is a fabulous rifle. I could not be more pleased.
Review by Badabing11 / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
best AR yet
i've purchased and built umteen ARs over the last 45 years and i finally found one i'm happy with: DD M4 V11 LW. its light weight, accurate, well made, reliable, smooth, yet basic and simple. i'd also add that i think the price is very fair too. i've looked long and hard at the handful of top-tier makers and am glad i finally picked DD who not only "gets it" but backs that up with impressive customer service. bravo on a great job.
Review by coyote / (Posted on 1/20/2016)
Very nice carbine
This is my first "Black Gun" in quite a while and I am thoroughly impressed. I topped it with a Vortex 1 X 6 scope and the first group after sighting was under 1/2 inch at 75 yards. Nice fit & finish and cycles very smoothly.
Review by Threebucks / (Posted on 1/12/2016)
Twelve thumbs-up
Awesome weapon! Very accurate and highest quality.
Review by Kj / (Posted on 1/6/2016)
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