I tested the DDM4 PDW with a Vortex SPARC AR Red Dot optic. For more information, visit danieldefense.com.
Its unwanted attention. Daniel Defense DDM4V1LW 30+1 .223 REM/5.56 NATO 16", Daniel Defense 30032047 DDM4 V11 LW Semi-Automatic .223 REM/5.5, DANIEL DEFENSE DDM4 V11 LIGHTWEIGHT 223 REM | 5.56 NATO, Daniel Defense 02957067 DDM4 V7 LW *CO Compliant* Semi-Automati, Daniel Defense DDM4V5LW 30+1 .223 REM/5.56 NATO 16", VARIOUS 9MM AMMO (TARGET AND SELF DEFENSE), VARIOUS 38 SPECIAL AMMO (TARGET AND SELF DEFENSE), ASSORTED 45ACP AMMO (TARGET AND SELF DEFENSE). Build one yourself for a whole lot less $. “DD isn’t machining all their own parts, are they? https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-palmetto-state-armory-freedom-16-ar15-carbine/ It’s small, lightweight, versatile and, thanks to some clever engineering, doesn’t require any NFA paperwork. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-brace-built-modern-carbine-mc6/ A SBA3 or SBA4 is a much better brace in almost every way. MSRP: $1865. After things calmed down a bit, I asked them what they thought. The last two times my bud and I went to the range, he took his 16″ AR, built by LE, with an ACOG.
DDs are well made. It’s not inexpensive, but the pistol’s compact, lightweight design and quality construction make in an excellent home defense or trunk gun option.
Capacity: One Magpul 30-round AR 300 B GEN M3 PMAG included I knew someone would bring that stuff up.
But with its short barrel and adjustable-length arm brace, the DDM4 PDW is a cool looking firearm…as cool as an AR pistol can be. Daniel Defense 16191047 DDM4 V11 Semi-Automatic .300 Black (7. I agree-a 10-14.5 inch barrel would definitely increase my interest in this as a pistol caliber. The higher-end manufacturers actually do make their parts in-house. You obviously didn’t read what he just wrote, Andy : “However, I built three PSA ARs – including a configuration identical to the one in this article, including accessories – for the same $$ sum as just one of these DDs.
To make matters more confusing, the pistol ran HSM’s subsonic 208-grain A-MAXs just fine. I think I had something like 3,000 rounds through it.
With the brace extended, the pistol is 24.75 inches long.
Unless you absolutely need something that is a few inches shorter.
Daniel Defense is making the DDM4 PDW in two configurations, both chambered in 300 Blackout; a SBR and this pistol version with a brace. . The mid-length printed paper better at 100. Style * * * *
I do it all the time. But even then I’d rather have a traditional brace with a Law Tactical folder. Reliability: * * * * * Surrounding the barrel and pistol-length gas system is a 6-inch MFR XL handguard with a Picatinny rail on top and M-LOK accessory slots along the sides and bottom. Optics and a light are extremely important.
At that distance, 2-inch groups were with the norm with all of the test ammo, but again, I was shooting off-hand without any support.
Say we are going to buy one no matter what, there’s not a damn thing wrong with buying what you WANT. I’m glad for the article, though. It would also make an awfully good truck gun, too. And even with the Wave suppressor mounted on the cold-hammer-forged, 7-inch, Strength-to-Weight (S2W) barrel, the DDM4 PDW was still super compact. Cost many times is secondary to want.
I’ll be writing up an article on the factory tour I took yesterday with more details about DD.
It’s a head-turner on the range and will definitely do the job in making a bad guy realize he made a big mistake if he breaks into your home. Caliber: 300 Blackout Daniel Defense 223 Remington/5.56 NATO 308 Winchester (7.62 NATO) 300 AAC Blackout 6.8mm Remington SPC 6.5mm Creedmoor 260 Remington 7.62mmX39mm Handguns AR Pistol Long Guns Bolt Action Semi-Auto (Direct Impingement) Semi-Automatic
All those ounces add up fast.
Over-priced and paying for a name.
300+ meter hay field, 550+ if I wanted to perch up in my neighbors hay field but that puts me in view of the freeway and I don’t like that.
Barrel Length: 7″ (1:7 twist for compatibility with sub- and supersonic loads) The SBPDW is 18 oz!
But even though PSAs are like the Hondas of the gun world, they do what they need to do just fine, and cost a whole lot less.
Copyright © 2003-2020 BudsGunShop.comAll Rights Reserved. Their response describes the Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW perfectly: “That thing is frickin’ awesome!”. But to be fair I’m basing that on MSRP, I haven’t looked for it’s actual sale price. My five-shot groups were typically less than an inch wide from 7 to 20 yards, and they opened up just a little at 50 yards.
I replied, “Yes, yes, I am…”.
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My first impressions of this ultra-compact personal defense weapon was “man, it’s tiny…and way-cool!”. I research what I’m looking for, then what I want, evaluate what I’m getting for what price, then make a purchase. Thus, Daniel Defense was born. It would also terrorize feral hog populations should that be an issue where you live. At first, I thought maybe the DDM4 PDW didn’t like subsonic ammo without a suppressor installed, but it ran just fine with Federal’s 220-grain American Eagle OTMs as well as a few other subsonic rounds.
He was no match for either DD – accuracy, FTE/FTF, trigger reset, etc – and he used my lead sled.
The compact DDM4 PDW pistol with arm brace is a compact, lightweight and versatile little weapon that works well in a wide variety of situations.
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Anyone with a brain would. There’s plenty of top-end 1911s designed for SD that cost as much or more.
Like above comments I too have a similar build for a third the cost and put 3,500 trouble free rounds through it last year between plinking and taking courses with it. But they told me, “Our emphasis right now is getting the word out about our PDW.” It didn’t take much convincing to get me to give one a try.
The instructor part of me came out, and I immediately started showing them how everything worked. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-brace-built-modern-carbine-mc6/, https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-savage-msr-15-valkyrie-rifle/, https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-ruger-ar-556-pistol/, https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-bushmaster-xm-15-quick-response-carbine/, https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-wilson-combat-300-hamr/, https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-palmetto-state-armory-freedom-16-ar15-carbine/, https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-fn-america-fn15-dmr-ii/. Overall Length: 20 3/4″ – 24 3/4″ Daniel’s Defense, headquartered in Black Creek, Georgia, has rapidly become a top of the line weapons manufacturer. Hell yes you would. There are a lot of reasons to own the DDM4 PDW.
Note the DDM4 PDW’s ambidextrous fire control selector switch. When I spoke with Daniel Defense about reviewing one of their firearms, I asked for their long-range, semi-automatic rifle, the DD5 V4. Would you buy a very rare Russian type 1 AK47 for a good price? ut man, it’s also a hoot to shoot at the range.
For some reason, those two rounds would not allow the gun to cycle properly. I have an Aimpoint T1 on mine and a Surefire weapon light. https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/gun-review-savage-msr-15-valkyrie-rifle/ Daniel Defense 15907365 Delta 5 Bolt 6.5 CRD 24 5+1 Black Fixed, DANIEL DEFENSE DDM4 V7 SLW .223 Remington | 5.56 NATO, Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 LW 5.56 NATO 16" 32+1 Rattle Can Cerakot, Daniel Defense DDM4V1 State 10+1 .223 REM/5.56 NATO 16", Daniel Defense Custom Rifle 16" 5.56 Omega 12, Daniel Defense DDM4V3 30+1 .223 REM/5.56 NATO 16". I’m a Democrat, and so far, the only people pushing talking points here are republicans who watch Fox news. I don’t give a f—– . But it was quite easy to hit multiple steel plates set at various distances as quickly as I could.