Daniel Defense came to the SHOT Show this year with news that will make 3-gun shooters pleased. They’ve released a version of their DDM4–the V11 Pro–that is specifically designed for competitive shooters. This is a bit of a departure for Daniel Defense, but a no-brainer, as competitive shooters have been using their guns now for years.
The DDM4V11 Pro
- 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
- TRIGGER: Geissele Automatics Super Dynamic 3 Gun Trigger
- BARREL: Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 1:7 twist, 18″ S2W Profile, MP tested, and Salt Bath Nitride Finished
- GAS SYSTEM: Pinned Low Profile Gas Block CNC Machined of 4140 hardened steel and Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coating, Rifle Length, Direct Impingement
- MUZZLE DEVICE: Daniel Defense Muzzle Climb Mitigator, Gen II, 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, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
- 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
- Made in the USA!
What sets this gun apart? In short, all of the upgrades you’d want to make to a typical DD rifle (especially for competition shooting) have already been made. The slim rail, the Bravo Company charging handle, the Geissele trigger–all things that, if purchased separately, would mount up quick. And it has an 18″ hammer forged barrel, too. With the rifle length gas system and the muzzle climb mitigator, this should be a ridiculously easy gun to shoot.
There are bigger things coming, too. Much bigger. Daniel Defense’s first .308 should be out this spring.