The MK18 AR15 style Pistol is inspired by the original MK18, 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 MK18 Pistol features the picatinny quad rail Daniel Defense currently provides to USSOCOM and a 10.3 inch Cold Hammer Forged Barrel, the same length commonly used for CQB operations. The MK18 RISII features our patented 6-bolt Bolt-Up System and has been rigorously tested prior to fielding by USSOCOM. This pistol comes equipped with the SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace with 5 positions of adjustability and integral, ambidextrous QD swivel attachment point. The independently ambi GRIP-N-RIP Charging Handle accommodates left- and right-handed shooters. This pistol comes equipped with the ergonomic Daniel Defense Pistol Grip with an integral trigger guard and soft touch overmolding.
Please check with your local, state and federal agencies regarding the legality of use of this product in your area.
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
- RECEIVER EXTENSION: AR Pistol Receiver Extension
- BARREL: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 Twist, 10.3" Government 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
- CHARGING HANDLE: GRIP-N-RIP Charging Handle, Body CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Handles & Latch CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Roll Pins, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
- BRACE: SB Tactical SBA3 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!
|Muzzle Thread||1 ⁄ 2 × 28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)|
|Magazine||DD Magazine (32 Round)|
|Case||Daniel Defense Full-Latch Impact Plastic Case|
Improved design reduces flash signature compared to the traditional A2 birdcage for AR15 style firearms
Cold-Hammer Forged Barrel
Intense hydraulic pressure process that forms the most accurate and longest-lasting barrels attainable
Flared Magazine Well
Widened and beveled magwell funnels magazines into place for the fastest, most secure reloads possible
Ambi Safety Selector
For right or left-handed shooters
Free Float Rail System
Proprietary 4- or 6-bolt attachment to the upper receiver allows the rail system to free float the barrel, which will ensure barrel harmonics are not affected during operation
SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace
ATF-compliant, 5 positions of adjustability and adjustable nylon strap
Integrated quick-disconnect points for the attachment of slings
Mil-Spec 1913 Picatinny Rail attachment
Ergonomic wrist angle, integral trigger guard and nonslip grip for comfort and control in all conditions
Best of the best.This came factory direct from Daniel Defense and was my first pistol. The quality on this thing is leaps and bounds beyond anything you are going to find as far as MK18's. From the RIS2 to the grips-- this thing is the meanest and most balanced ar platform I've ever owned. If I could only keep one AR this would be it. The Rolex of AR's. 10/10
I'LL OWN NOTHING ELSE!I own a DD M4 V7 and now the MK18 Pistol. All you have to do is pick up any of the DD firearms and you will never own anything else. They shoot first time and every time right out of the box. Thank god our troops are receiving these rifles. They are the best in the world. I sold my Colt M4, great rifle but just not a DD! Make sure you order directly form DD, you will not find a better price and their service is outstanding!
Emanates qualityAfter owning the DDm4v7 rifle, I was prompted to purchase the DD mk18 Ar pistol in FDE. Again, such quality. Ordered direct from DD and my FFL dealer had the mk18 within a few days. Daniel kept me informed of status/tracking. When at the gun store picking this up, people tried to huddle around it gawking , same thing at the range. The art and quality is literally self evident. Its difficult to walk past gun safe without stopping to hold and admire this for a moment.
Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!The MK18 is simply the best you can get. You can't help but be overwhelmed with patriotism while holding it. Its profile and the way it shoots and cycles will make this your favorite!!!
DD ClassicThe Mk18 is my favorite gun. The RIS2 quad rail feels great, stays cool during mag dumps (I keep the rubber grips on), and is rock solid. The grip-n-rip charging handle does its job and keeps gas out of my face.
If I could only keep one AR15, this would be it.
Quality is second to none. Most fun to shoot & very dependable if necessary.DD quality will not disappoint!
The BestThere’s a reason why SOCOM adopted the MK18.
ButterThis DD is unreal, after shooting a few different DD I was hooked, found this MK18 pistol after a very long search and doesn’t disappoint! Must have!
Great Quality, Great GunI didnt understand the price, until i actually had the gun in my hands, everything about screams amazing quality, besides the fact that the recoil goes straight back, the gun is super light, the gun has a great rail, the rail grips are just icing on the cake, some manufacturers put polymer rails on the gun, to me this rail feels like its made of metal, i got the fde, the brown rail, the picture doesn't do justice for the gun, once i got it from my local gun store, the brown rail actually looked quite nice, i may add a brown charging handle and pistol grip in the future to add more of the brown it has, and then obviously the cold hammer forged barrel makes it last a really long time, ill prob never put as many rounds as its rated for, this is my first daniel defense, ill definitely be buying another one of their guns or atleast one of their barrels in the future for when i decide to get a 300 blackout
Short package-stout partner!I’m an older avid shooter, do ridealongs with my local sheriffs office, and tons of plinking. I carefully compared DD to many others. Fit, finish, and performance (other deputies) led me to choosing the MK18 pistol on a blind first DD purchase. Could not be happier, or more CONFIDENT in my weapon I’ve chosen. Accurate with good trigger. Stowage and handling in a vehicle (patrol or personal) is perfect. Lightweight and easy to operate. Protect your hearing-suggest a blast deflector on the end as it can be ferociously loud being this short. A DD offset light mount, Vortex 3X spitfire, Surefire Warden and mod1 tailhook takes this to a hard partner level at the house, in the field, and on wheels. And best part-its always fun to shoot! DD mags are top shelf too!