The Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V3 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.
The V3 is similar to the V4 because it has a mid-length Omega X Rail 9 handguards. These handguards are free-floating, so when the barrel heats up and swells, they won’t press against each other. It has four Picatinny rails 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. The V3 is also available with fixed sights, flip sights or no sights.
But what makes the V3 different is its mid-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 delays recoil until the projectile has left the bore. Mid-length means that the gas is caught after a medium distance in the barrel, so less pressure is used to push the bolt back (compared to the short length gas system).
Features include a chrome lined bore, 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 V3 for military, law enforcement or personal security.
|M4 Carbine V3|
|Sights:||Daniel Defense A1.5 Fixed rear sight|
|Features:||Mid-length gas system; vertical fore-grip; birdcage flash hider; chrome lined bore; cold hammer forged barrel; and Omega X rail 7 handguard (quad rail system)|
|Twist:||1 in 7"|