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DDM4®V11® (Daniel Defense Tornado®)

$1,847.00
DDM4®V11® (Daniel Defense Tornado®) is available for purchase in increments of 1

Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU 02-151-23026-047
Restricted Shipping Yes
Caliber 5.56mm NATO
Muzzle Thread 1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System Mid-length
Barrel Length 16"
Profile Government
Product Weight 6.28 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® (Daniel Defense Tornado®)

The Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V11, 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 is equipped with a free-floating, Cold Hammer Forged, 16” Government profile barrel and the newly designed, rugged and comfortable Daniel Defense Buttstock and Pistol grip.  This rifle is finished in Daniel Defense Tornado™ Cerakote™.

MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION

  • LOWER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Enhanced Flared Magazine Well and Rear Receiver QD Swivel Attachment Point. CNC Machined of  7075-T6 Aluminum
  • UPPER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Indexing Marks and M4 Feed Ramps. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • BARREL: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 Twist, 16″ Government 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
  • 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
  • FINISH: Daniel Defense Tornado™ Cerakote™
  • 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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Just buy this and be done
While they are “expensive” to most, Daniel Defense leads the AR15 world with quality and performance!

I sold my older V5 to my brother during a rough time in my life, to now purchase the model that I really want. The Cerakote is high quality, I’ve been installing/experimenting with numerous optics, drop in triggers, and rail attachments and the rifle shows no marks from installing/removing these parts.

I will also say that the V11 is my smoothest shooter. My wife is QUICK to grab this rifle when we do range days. No issues with the rifle, and I’m sure I won’t ever have a problem.
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Review by Shaun / (Posted on 6/20/2018)
DDM4 V11 Review
This is an amazing firearm. It’s lightweight and extremely accurate. The tolerances are very snug and perfectly fit. The entire gun is high quality and well built. I highly recommend this V11 model.
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Review by N. Charles / (Posted on 5/4/2018)
Supperior priduct
These rifles are NOT AR-15s. they are DDM4V(insert number). with that being said. I will ONLY purchase from Daniel Defense when o want/need another rifle on this platform. Superior craftsmanship. if you think the rifles from DD are to expensive, then go pay 800-900 bucks for an inferior piece of equipment. but don't complain when it fails you when you need it the most.
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 4/26/2018)
Quality pierce of work
I bought this rifle knowing the quality of Daniel Defense and they are there for you when you need them. The overall quality is beyond expectations, I have told my family and friends about the rifle and if they are in the market go with Daniel Defense,
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Review by Christopher / (Posted on 3/18/2018)
Good gun but overpriced and terrible cerakote job
Cheaper trigger for a higher priced rifle. The Tornado color looks nothing like pics on webpage , it looks like flat grey primer !,
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Review by Big Daddy / (Posted on 1/12/2018)
Wont be sorry with this one.
Love the tornado! Deep woods will be next.
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Review by Lumpy / (Posted on 12/17/2017)
An Amazing Rifle
An extremely accurate, lightweight, and durable rifle. Put over 1k rounds through it with not a single issue. This rifle will group practice ammo about as well as your cheaper ARs will with more match grade ammo. Not a huge fan of the government profile barrels but the rifle balances very well. Cannot recommend enough!
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Review by Bradley / (Posted on 12/14/2017)
Keep up your quality and product innovation
Just purchased my 3rd Daniel Defense rifle. I do wish this rifle came with the chrome finished bolt carrier group for easier cleaning.
The soft touch pistol grip is great.
Keep your parts made in USA.
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Review by Tomchevycadillac / (Posted on 12/1/2017)
The best rifle on the market in terms of ready to run, value, and quality.
I bought this rifle a year ago for my 18th birthday. In about 6 months, I spent around $3k just in attachments, accessories, ammo, and more ammo. After joining the Marine Corps and shooting both M16A4s, and M4A1s, among various AR platforms as a civilian, this is the best rifle out there. Nothing compares to the quality, and as an AR you can tailor it to fit you. The Quick Detach system integrated into the rifle is also a huge plus for slings. The metal is crazy lightweight, a fully loaded mag weighs almost as much as the rifle. The ONLY thing about this rifle that I could say anything about, is if you shoot too much too fast, your forward hand is gonna be warm, but that's what foregrips are for. It might be hard finding a KeyMod to Picatinny rail adapter for it, but it's worth every penny and I'll keep mine until I die.
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Review by Ward / (Posted on 6/24/2017)
Amazing Rifle at a reasonable price!!!
I Love This Rifle!!! I have owned 2 of the M4 v11's a black and now I have the Tornado!!! It is balanced beautifully and is more accurate than I am at long range!!! I would recommend this rifle to anyone!!! IT'S QUALITY DEFINETLY EXCEEDS IT'S PRICE!!!
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Review by Tatman / (Posted on 5/16/2017)
Great Rifle!
Best AR I have owned, will purchase another in the near future.
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Review by Eric H / (Posted on 5/3/2017)
American Icon By Daniel Defense
I just got this rifle as my first ever AR-15 and shot 100 rounds this weekend.

I had been resisting to get one because of the well known 'addiction' with this platform and in general, I do not like addictions. But you know, due to a winter blues, I finally pulled the rigger and I guess that I hit the bullseye with this phenomenal rifle. I am fairly hands-on and wanted to build one from scratch myself but had a difficulty choosing parts/ components from millions of options out there. So, a friend of my suggested that I should get a factory AR as my first and recommended Daniel Defense. I guess I own him some nice craft beer!

Machining and build are phenomenal. I have a Sphinx SDP Compact that is made in Switzerland and is well known for its build quality, and this rifle from Daniel Defense is just like it.

Tornado is a bit darker than what I see on the website but it is still pretty cool. I love it.

Shot 20o rounds with no problem at all. The brass piled up in a single spot and I was shocked by how accurate this rifle was at 200 yards. This is my first AR.

Thank you for making such great product - an American icon - right in The US. I am also in manufacturing and value "Made in The US".
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Review by emkay / (Posted on 4/15/2017)
Its awesome
Absolutely Love mine! My favorite gun.
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Review by natchomamma / (Posted on 2/5/2017)
Doesn't get any better.
I absolutely love mine. If you only buy one.. buy a Daniel Defense
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Review by Nick / (Posted on 1/21/2017)
Excellent rifle for women.
I love it! As a female shooter, I don't have exceptional upper body strength. This light weight rifle allows me to get more rounds down range without fatigue than traditionally sized AR15s. Accessories like lights and red-dot sights are not burdensome and only increase its effectiveness. What a joy to shoot.
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Review by MK / (Posted on 12/31/2016)
You get what you pay for! Excellent rifle.
Love it...I was issued a M16-a4 while in service from 2002-2006. Shot placement is consistent but While sighting in I had a few double feeds, dented the cartridges a little bit still fired...I specifically bought this rifle to make my girl mad...and coyote and groundhogs...they don't stand a chance if within 350...although performed well over what I expected from the 16 inch barrel. I think after firing a few hundred rounds it will break in and not double feed....Butt stock is excellent, love it...pistol grip is also a great feature....sweat does not make it slippery at all...and it's beared friendly...all my friends can't hang with the price...I was fortunate to be able to own this rifle. Can't wait to drop some hogs down south...I'm in Ohio, so I can't use it for hunting dear...straight casings only...dumb...I can hit dime size groups at 200...light round but lots of energy and speed...and is multi chambered for .223 and 5.56....only minor adjustments after 200 yards...Recoil is less of that of my issued rifle in the marines, Recoil is perfect. Smooth operator...Keep clean...blah blah blah...
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Review by Mmain1983 / (Posted on 10/1/2016)
Everything you need and more!
Everything you need and more! Don't wait another minute, get it next time you see one because you will not regret it!
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Review by Steve / (Posted on 9/29/2016)
Love my V11
Awesome rifle and impressive to shoot the craftsmanship is all of DD and USA MADE the best of the best
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Review by Patriot / (Posted on 9/6/2016)
Top of the line rifle
I purchased the DDV11 in Tornado , I just love this rifle! light, high quality
handsome and accurate rifle from a reputable company
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Review by Storm / (Posted on 9/1/2016)
10/10
By far the nastiest rifle i've handled. It outdoes itself
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Review by ddm4v11tornadogray / (Posted on 8/29/2016)
The best production AR you will ever own
This is by far the best rifle I have ever owned. The quality and craftsmanship are exceptional. You
Can truly feel the difference when you hold one in your hands. It's like driving a 100k luxury car when you have been driving a old Honda Civic all your life. This firearm will be a family heirloom and will never be sold. Thank you to DD for making such an amazing rifle. I am proud to say that I own one of the finest production rifles on the market today. Also, the grey color matches my glock 19 perfectly. Nothing like being tactical and tacti-cool all at the same time. What a fashion statement. Lol. But seriously, if you can find one, buy it now. You will not regret it. Also, I'm not a brand or product fanboy or bandwagon jumper. I have owned everything from cheap 500 dollar ARs to Sigs and colts, and this rifle is head and shoulders above everything on the production market today.
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Review by Globetrotter / (Posted on 8/6/2016)
Great rifle, awesome company back ground, DDM4V11 Tornado Grey
Awesome rifle! I love it so far! Continue to make great USA made product. I love the DD brand!!
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Review by S.Sharpe / (Posted on 6/28/2016)
The best rifles on the market
I love all of your rifles. I think they're one of the best out there! I own three of your rifles and I absolutely love them and will never part with them ! MK 18 M4V1 and the M4v11
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Review by PaullzBallz / (Posted on 6/18/2016)
Awesome Rifle
I absolutely love this rifle, it is definitely one of the best AR rifles on the market. The reason I said one of the best is because I also have an original DDM4V7 in Mil Spec +, the one with the round hand guard and it is awesome, they both are. DD absolutely makes the best AR type rifle on the planet, hands down, I won't anything else. As with my V7, this one will also shoot sub moa groups at 100 yards, and that is with a Trijicon MRO red dot sight, what more could anyone ask for? DD is the best, the devil with the rest.
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Review by Nighthawk64 / (Posted on 6/12/2016)
I tell everyone to buy a DD Rifle
Light weight, accurate, reliable and well made at a very reasonable price.
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Review by Chris / (Posted on 5/27/2016)
Best rifle I've ever owned!!!
DD rifles are by far the most exceptional firearms I've ever operated!! Rifle weight is very well proportioned, not to mention these rifles can take a beating like no other!
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Review by Heater / (Posted on 5/5/2016)
Top shelf and way cool!
At just a shade over 6 lbs. 4 oz. this is one fast handling rifle, and the Tornado Cerakote is off the chain cool! The Keymod is nice because it doesn't eat your flesh like 1913 quad rails. I'm setting mine up as light as possible for home defense with a RMR and CT green Laser & Light foregrip. I love mine!
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Review by BrianS / (Posted on 4/29/2016)
New purchase
Just bought mine about 3 weeks ago. Put over 500 round through it. Basically no zeroing needed with my optic. Great weapon!
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Review by ScandinAsian / (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Best AR Ever
By far the nicest AR-15 I have owned. Sold my PWS and my Rock River as they were gathering dust after I started shooting my DDM4v11. I put a Geisselle SD-E trigger in it and a Strike Eagle scope and I was good to go. No need for any other changes. Quality can't be beat for fitment and finish. Love the full KeyMod rail.
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Review by Clair / (Posted on 4/16/2016)
An excellent weapon system
Great value for the price
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Review by Oakley Mark / (Posted on 4/15/2016)
Wishes
Fine piece of workmanship and worth every $. Daniel Defense products are so superior to other's efforts at AR-15 style long guns. I wish that I would have had this piece back in 1971, even as a semi-automatic its service would have been appreciated.
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Review by Joel / (Posted on 4/5/2016)
Awesome rifle
Just got one shot it a little. For me the only thing I would change is the QD points on the handguard need to be at the front. Sweet shooter
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Review by Al / (Posted on 4/4/2016)
Done Right
My v11 is the best made AR I have owned. The quality and attention to detail is unsurpassed. I have peace of mind knowing this rifle was done right.
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Review by Clair / (Posted on 3/28/2016)
Great qty. Control
Beautiful rifle handles and shoot true very well balanced to a 1 moa. At 100. Yards. Dose every you say it will do. Very well put together.
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Review by Hair / (Posted on 3/11/2016)
Fantastic
I have this M4. THE Best for the $.
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Review by Big G / (Posted on 3/5/2016)
A+
Awesome rifle! Shoots like a champ, I'm very impressed. Hats off to Daniel Defense for such a nice shooter.
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Review by 458socom / (Posted on 2/27/2016)
great rifle
Sweet rifle made really well shoots great functions flawlessly
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Review by moose / (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Exceptional rifle, excellent value.
I took this rifle out to install and sight in a Trijicon ACOG. It balanced better and was lighter than my similarly equipped Troy and Bushmaster (Pre-Remington) rifles.
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Review by Shawn Davis / (Posted on 2/5/2016)
My favorite rifle
Daniels Defense is the best of the best! I love this rifle.
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Review by Oli / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
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