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Shooting environments and situations, with the exception of perfectly controlled interior ranges, tend to be rugged environments. Anyone who has spent time hunting, where temperatures fluctuate as freely as a change in the wind, or snow and rain can fall, knows they want a sturdy and dependable gun. You want the rifle to be so intuitive, so simple, that it makes the sense the second it fits into your hands and against your shoulder.

DE Guns recommends the Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V1 as the most durable rifle on the market. We look forward to answering all your questions about this firearm, and providing the best information we can about why it makes such a great choice for any gun owner.

Some Specs on the DD M4 Carbine V1:

The original Daniel Defense Rifle, the DDM4V1, is built with a Cold Hammer Forged 16äó M4 Profile barrel with a carbine gas system. The phrase äóìcold forged,äó may be a bit misleading. Room temperature forged may be more accurate, but the nomenclature is what it is. The important take away information is that the process aligns the metal of the barrel on a molecular level to be tighter and stronger.

The gun comes with the manufactureräó»s proprietary front sight base already installed. This sight base is precision CNC machined from a solid billet of 4140 steel. Now 4140 steel is a low-alloy steel with chromium and molybdenum as strengthening agents. This FSB features a serrated curved design that minimizes glare and is treated with a salt bath nitride, which minimizes corrosion and ware. This process can approximately double the life the barrel. Rather than being a simple coating, this process changes the molecular structure of the barrel. You will recognize by the either matte or glossy black finish of the steel.

The DDM4 Rail 12.0TM FSP lets the user mount an aiming device or light forward of the front sight for superb ergonomical performance and a clear line of sight. Quick disconnect attachment points are integrated to the front and back on the sides of the rail for a sling attachment that is fully ambidextrous. This rifle comes with the newly designed comfortable and rugged Daniel Defense Buttstock and Pistol Grip.

Here are some bullet points on the Materials and Construction thanks to none other than Daniel Defense.


Œ‡ LOWER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Enhanced Flared Magazine Well and Rear Receiver QD Swivel Attachment Point. CNC Machined from 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized

Œ‡ UPPER RECEIVER: Mil-Spec with Indexing Marks and M4 Feed Ramps. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized

Œ‡ BARREL: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 twist, 16äó_ M4 Profile, Chrome Lined, MP tested, and Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coated

Œ‡ GAS SYSTEM: Front Sight Base CNC machined from 4140 steel and Salt Bath Nitride Finished, Carbine Length, Direct Impingement

Œ‡ MUZZLE DEVICE: Daniel Defense Flash Suppressor, 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, Salt Bath Nitride Finished

Œ‡ BOLT CARRIER GROUP: M16 Profile, Mil-Spec MP Tested, Chrome Lined, Properly Staked Gas Key

Œ‡ BUFFER: H Buffer

Œ‡ SIGHTS: Daniel Defense A1.5 Fixed Rear Sight: CNC Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized; Daniel Defense FSP: CNC Machined from 4140 steel, Salt Bath Nitride Finished

Œ‡ HANDGUARD: Daniel Defense DDM4 Rail䋢 12.0 FSP, CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized

Œ‡ RECEIVER EXTENSION: 6 Position Mil-Spec 7075-T6 Aluminum

Œ‡ BUTTSTOCK: Daniel Defense Buttstock, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding

Œ‡ PISTOL GRIP: Daniel Defense Pistol Grip, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding

Œ‡ GRIP: Daniel Defense Vertical Grip, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding

Œ‡ RAIL PANELS: Daniel Defense Rail Panels made from Santoprene, heat resistant to 300ŒÁ F.

Œ‡ Made in the United States of America.äó

Why to Add the DDM4V1 to Your Collection Of Guns

When it comes to the calculus of deadeye reliable accuracy as a function of price, youäó»re going to have a tough time finding a better answer than this one. You are guaranteed to get a firearm you can count on with this gun, and there are certainly many ways to pay more for a rifle than what this one costs. Thereäó»s no reason to have doubt and fear about the dependability of your gun whether the stakes are as low as target practice at the range, or has high as home defense.

A Word on Accuracy

Gun reviewers praise this rifle as more accurate than many comparable options. Why settle for less than optimal results in this department? Reviewers have been significantly impressed with both the out-of-the-box accuracy, and the potential with an assortment of optical and tactical accessories.

Here are a few things to know about buying a DDM4V1 from DE Guns:

One of the legal complications of buying a firearm of any kind on the Internet is that the gun cannot be shipped directly to your house. If you are selling or transferring firearms to another party inside the United States, you need a Federal Firearms License or (FFL). The FLL allows the holder to obtain and transfer firearms in accord with the law as prescribed by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).

We can not recommend enough that you research your own stateäó»s firearm laws to make sure any of your purchases are in compliance with your local laws on the subject.

A Simple List of Examples from Major States:

This is by no means a complete guide to the regulations of each state, but just to make you aware of the types of laws that you may fall under:

Daniel Defense Cannot Ship Unmodified Firearms to:

Œ‡ California

Œ‡ New York

Œ‡ Massachusetts

Œ‡ New Jersey

Œ‡ Connecticut

However, Daniel Defense does manufacture California Compliant versions of carbines featuring a bullet button and limited capacity magazine.

Contact DE GUNS to Learn More about the DDM4V1

As a major online supplier of firearms, accessories, and ammunition, we are certain we can answer all your questions about owning this durable and powerful firearm. We can also outfit you with any ammunition, parts or accessories you need. Call us at 402-875-6500 or visit our website here to learn more.