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MK18 Pistol (Black)

MK18 Pistol (Black) is available for purchase in increments of 1

Additional Information

Manufacturing # / SKU 02-088-01202
Restricted Shipping Yes
Caliber 5.56mm NATO
Muzzle Thread 1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)
Gas System Carbine
Barrel Length 10.3"
Profile Government
Product Weight 5.95
Length 28 5/8"
Magazine DD Magazine (32 Round)
Case Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case
Manufacturer Daniel Defense

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MK18 Pistol (Black)

The Daniel Defense MK18 Pistol, equipped with the SB-Tactical SOB Pistol Stabilizing Brace, is a variation of the MK18 SBR, which has been extremely popular within the Law Enforcement and Special Operations communities. This firearm is classified as a Pistol and not a Short Barreled Rifle (NFA regulated items require ATF approval and a tax stamp). The Daniel Defense MK18 Pistol features the railed forend Daniel Defense currently provides to USSOCOM and a 10.3” Cold Hammer Forged Barrel, the same length commonly used for CQB operations. The MK18 RISII features the Bolt-Up System and has been rigorously tested prior to fielding by USSOCOM. This pistol comes equipped with the rugged and comfortable Daniel Defense Pistol Grip with an integral trigger guard and soft touch overmolding. The MK18 Pistol is unmatched in size, weight, and performance.


  • 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
  • RECEIVER EXTENSION: AR Pistol Receiver Extension
  • BARREL: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 Twist, 10.3″ Govt Profile, Chrome Lined, Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coated, and HP/MPI Tested
  • GAS SYSTEM: Low Profile Gas Block CNC Machined of 4140 hardened steel with Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coating, Carbine Length, Direct Impingement
  • MUZZLE DEVICE: Daniel Defense Flash Suppressor, 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, Salt Bath Nitride Finished
  • BOLT CARRIER GROUP: M16 Profile, MP Tested, Chrome Lined, Properly Staked Gas Key
  • BUFFER: H Buffer
  • HANDGUARD: Daniel Defense RIS II MK18, CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized, Black
  • BRACE: SB-Tactical SOB Pistol Stabilizing Brace
  • PISTOL GRIP: Daniel Defense Pistol 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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Accurate, Durable, Reliable, Made in the USA
recently bought this pistol and it is hands down my favorite ar I own. It is extremely accurate for being such a short barrel and very reliable. I haven't noticed any enhanced wearing of parts due to over gassing. I know this had been any issue for mk18's in the past.
Review by Logan_D96 / (Posted on 9/17/2018)
Great weapon
Review by Mrledft / (Posted on 9/11/2018)
See above enough said
Great piece or work, my friend built this for me, 1st time out we shot 400 rounds awesome piece
Review by Mrledft / (Posted on 9/11/2018)
Worth it
Best gun I own. This pistol is unmatched and worth every penny. You will not be let down!

“Ranger Lead The Way”
Review by Lil Cougar / (Posted on 9/5/2018)
Very good
Great product but out of reach for most potential buyers.
Review by CO / (Posted on 7/22/2018)
Minor Issue
I love my DD MK18! Everything on it is beefy! Its completely a bad a$$ firearm! Every part of it is made of top tier components and utmost quality. The only thing that I can say that is lacking in the quality department is the ambi safety. The cheap plastic safety is without a doubt where they had to cut costs but being that its an important safety feature, you figure that it would at least be anodized aluminum. Other than that issue, the firearm is flawless and I would not hesitate to buy another one as soon as I have the funds available.
Review by ArmyReader / (Posted on 6/20/2018)
This is by far my favorite gun that I have.
Outstanding weapon to own.
Review by AT / (Posted on 4/8/2018)
The quality of this firearm is amazing
This is one of the best home defense firearms around
Review by Larryv / (Posted on 3/4/2018)
I want one, now!!
Review by Safety Steve / (Posted on 2/21/2018)
These are my Four Horsemen
I have two of these from Daniel Defense and two older Daniel Defense M4 carbines that I rebuilt into Mk18 pistols. I could not be happier. These things are my most favorite "pistols"that I own. These are also legal for me to carry in a small pack or under my truck seats because I have a concealed carry permit and they are pistols. All four are set up identical with three hidden and secured in the house and one as a dedicated truck gun.
Review by Black Beard / (Posted on 1/9/2018)
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