Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V1


The Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V1 is a semi-automatic tactical rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO. Daniel Defense specializes in making M4-style carbines and accessories. The company has nine models available and all of them meet military specifications and have similar actions, so the differences between the models are often subtle.

What allows the V1 to stand on its own is its long Omega X Rail 12 handguards. These handguards are free-floating, so when the barrel heats up and swells, they won’t press against each other. It has a Picatinny rail running along the top, bottom and sides, which allow for easy mounting of optics or accessories. The top runs continuously and meets with the upper receiver and extends slightly after the front sight.

It has a short-length gas operating system, so propellant gases are caught in a tube near the muzzle, the tube guides it back to the bolt and then catches in another tube on the bolt. When the gas is caught, it drives the bolt back. This system delays recoil until the projectile has left the bore. Short-length means that the gas is caught after a short distance in the barrel and more pressure is used to push the bolt back.

Features include a chrome lined bore, a fixed rear and front sight, a vertical fore-grip, a MagPul buttstock that’s lightweight and adjustable, a cold hammer forged barrel, so a machine carefully carved the grooves in the bore. This process produces accurate and durable rifling. And it has a sling swivel attachment points, so users can attach a combat sling, which allows them to sling it while carrying it at the ready.

Daniel Defense recommends the V1 for military, law enforcement or personal security.

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M4 Carbine V1
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Sights: Daniel Defense A1.5 Fixed rear sight
Features: Short-length gas system; vertical fore-grip; birdcage flash hider; chrome lined bore; cold hammer forged barrel; and Omega X rail 12 handguard (quad rail system)
Action: Semi-auto
Stock: MagPul adjustable
Material/Finish: Steel/phosphate
Scope: Picatinny rail
Website: https://danieldefens…
Weight: 6.94375 pounds
Barrel Length: 16"
Twist: 1 in 7"

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