In a review for the 2015 issue of BLACK GUNS, author Rob Garrett examined the high-power AR designs being offered by Daniel Defense. Included in Garrett’s review were new designs like the new M4V9 LW, as well as the sporting-focused Ambush line of rifles and the potent DDM4ISR in 300 Blackout.
“The M4V9 LW features a 16-inch, lightweight-profile barrel that is matched with a 15-inch DDM4 quad rail. This combination gives the user the maximum length of rail,” says Garrett. “This configuration is combined with a mid-length gas system that offers smoother recoil impulse. The M4V9 is also available with a standard profile barrel.”
As the AR platform continues to gain popularity among hunters, Garrett examined Daniel Defense’s Ambush line of rifle, specifically the Ambush 6.8 SPCII, a 7.3-pound sporting rifle chambered in 6.8mm.
“The Ambush 6.8 SPCII is chambered in the popular 6.8mm cartridge that offers improved ballistics over the 5.56mm/.223 cartridges,” says Garrett. “The Ambush 6.8 SPCII features the standard Daniel Defense quality parts, including a 12-inch, free-floated, low profile smooth rail, an adjustable foregrip and a two-stage Geissele Super Semi-Auto (SSA) trigger. This allows the hunter to get the most out of the barrel.”
In what may be Daniel Defense’s most unique rifle, the DDM4ISR (Integrally Suppressed Rifle) features a 10.3-inch barrel with an integral suppressor.
“The ISR is chambered in the popular 300 BLK and is designed to take advantage of the versatility of that cartridge. The ISR uses the Daniel Defense Modular Float Rail…with a pistol-length gas system. The suppressor is integral to the barrel and extends the length of the barrel to 16 inches,” says Garrett. “Given this design, the ISR requires only one NFA tax stamp for the suppressor. The core of the suppressor can be removed for cleaning.”