Daniel Defense recently provided some incredibly training through Brian Bishop of Orion Applications. Unlike many writer events I have attended, it was intense and focused training. It not only sharpened our skills, but also provided an opportunity to spend some quality time with several Daniel Defense 5.56mm carbines. Several were used in the class for both UTM (Marking Cartridges) and live fire. This fast-paced class did not provide as much testing time with the guns as I would have liked, so a request was put in for the new DDM4 V4 SBR for further testing.
Upon arrival it was equipped with a Surefire Mini-Socom 7.62 suppressors and an Aimpoint T-1 and put through its paces. All three of these companies are renowned for building solid equipment that is battle tested and hardened. The DDM4 V4, using a 16-inch M4-profile barrel, has proven to be one of the most desirable amongst officers. In order to meet the needs of SWAT teams they introduced the SBR version using an 11.5-inch barrel. Using all the proven features of the V4, it should be real winner.
Take a quick look at some video as this rifle is put through its paces. Rifles this short are best suppressed, and this also gave me a chance to take a close look at the Surefire Socom Mini 7.62 when attached to a 5.56mm rifle. Get all the details in my complete article in a future issue of Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement and see if this rifle is all it is cracked up to be.
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