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Daniel Defense – Guns And Gear Summer Sweepstakes

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Black Creek, GA- July 18, 2014 - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced the Guns and Gear Summer Sweepstakes.

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Daniel Defense and participating companies teamed up to give one fan the chance to win this prize package, which consists of a Daniel Defense DDM4v5, Kimber PROTLE/RL11, EOTech EXPS2-0 and G33 Magnifier, as well as a 5.11 Tactical COVRT M4-511 Bag. Together, the entire package is valued at $3892.00. “We greatly appreciate our customers and fans, and wanted to do something big to wrap up the summer,” says Jordan Hunter, Director of Marketing at Daniel Defense. “We partnered with a few select, well-respected companies to participate in this giveaway.”

The Guns and Gear Summer Sweepstakes runs July 18, 2014, to August 18, 2014. Those interested in participating can fill out the registration form at the official sweepstakes website: www.GunsandGearSweepstakes.com. No purchase is necessary to enter.

Daniel Defense Sues Remington/DPMS For Trademark Infringement

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Georgia-based Daniel Defense has filed suit in US District Court against Remington Outdoor Company and DPMS for alleged trademark infringement and deceptive trade practices. DD seeks unspecified damages and recovery of legal costs as well as an injunction preventing Remington or DPMS from using the marks in the future and to destroy all materials bearing them.

Daniel Defense claims trademark of the term “Lighter. Stronger. Better.” which it has used since 1996. It has also trademarked the “>>” chevron, a V-shaped pattern in use since 2012.

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Remington’s subsidiary DPMS has been using the term “Lighter, Stronger and even more badass” and “Lighter, Stronger and every bit as accurate as the original” which DD alleges confuses consumers due to the similarity of products.

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Daniel Defense Named Presenting Sponsor Of NRA Freestyle

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Black Creek, GA – May 5, 2014 - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest weapons systems, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced a partnership with NRA’s Freestyle, an edgy, new digital network.

The NRA Freestyle Channel recently launched online, features strong talent from vastly different backgrounds. “Our intention is to reach a broad range of gun owners”, explains Jordan Hunter, Daniel Defense Director of Marketing. NRA Freestyle will feature programming such as NOIR, with Colion Noir and co-host Amy Robbins discussing pop culture, fashion as well as firearms. “When we were first introduced to the concept of this project, I was blown away and immediately knew DD had to have a major presence.”

Other programming includes Media Lab, where Veteran U.S. Navy Seal Dom Raso dissects fight scenes from some of Hollywood’s most well known movies. I Am Forever follows Dom as he takes high school senior Reagan Tyler under his wing, exposing her to unseen dangers, and instructs her on situational awareness and best practices.

Join Daniel Defense and NRA Freestyle for a whole new experience at www.nrafreestyle.tv.

Daniel Defense Announces New Daniel Defense Tornado Finish

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Black Creek, GA- April 24, 2014 - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest weapons systems, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced a new finish intended for select rifle versions. Daniel Defense Tornado™, a shade of gray, will be launched at the 2014 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 25-27.

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The Cerakote finish is the second new color option Daniel Defense has launched this calendar year. Mil Spec +, a flat dark earth variation, was first unveiled at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January. “When you look for a new car, you have substantially more color options than just black,” noted Jordan Hunter, Daniel Defense Director of Marketing. “Customers want choices other than the mil-spec Type III hard coat anodizing, or matte black, and the Daniel Defense Tornado™, we believe, will be well received by our customers.”

 

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Consumers can expect to see this new eye-catching option at firearms dealers and online beginning this July. Initially, Daniel Defense will offer the DDM4v5 and the V9 LW in the new finish, with additional models to be announced before the end of summer. “We have kept this under wraps for quite some time and are excited to share this new signature color with our customers and fans,” says Hunter. Retail price for the first two Daniel Defense Tornado™ rifles will be $1819, and will include the new Daniel Defense Buttstock and Pistol Grip, also new to the DD line of products for 2014.

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Warrior Expo – Daniel Defense

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

At SHOT Show, Daniel Defense introduced their Rock & Lock attachment system for Mil Std 1913 rails. They’re showing it at Warrior Expo as a simple to use means to attach accessories to M4s. This new design moves from a separate clamp and mount to a single-piece design.

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This is the 1 O’Clock offset mount and as you can see, it’s a one-piece design with a single, flat-tip tightening bolt.

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This is the new Offset Flashlight mount. This model is a bit more streamlined with the light closer to the boreline.

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And this little beauty is a Rail Mount QD Swivel Attachment Point. I don’t know how many times I’ve picked up a carbine with nowhere to attach a sling. This QD Attachment Point is anti-rotation and fits right to the rail. A few twists of a screwdriver and it’s in place, where you want it.

These are low cost solutions that allow the shooter to quickly adapt new accessories to his carbine. Check them out.

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SHOT Show – Daniel Defense Introduces New Stocks and Grips

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Here’s a shot of the new Daniel Defense Pistol Grip and Buttstock from Media Day at the Range. They are in their version of FDE called Mil Spec+ Finish.

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Pistol Grip Features
• Ergonomic Design with 1911 Grip Angle
• Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding
• Integrated Trigger Guard

Buttstock Features
• Enhanced Cheek Weld with Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding
• Limited Rotation QD Swivel Attachment Point on Both Sides
• Interchangeable Buttpads

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Daniel Defense Announces $20 Million Expansion To Better Meet Demand

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Black Creek, GA – January 23, 2014 - Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest weapons systems, precision rail systems and accessories, today announced plans for a five-year, $20 million expansion in Bryan County, Georgia.

“We are proud to be among the nation’s fastest growing private companies according to Inc. 500|5000 Magazine,” says Marty Daniel, President and CEO of Daniel Defense. “Maintaining the level of growth we’ve experienced over the last 10 years requires a long term vision, continued momentum, while maintaining the level of quality expected by our customers.”

At the conclusion of the 5-year, multi-million dollar expansion, Daniel Defense will have expanded to over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing and administrative space in Bryan County. “This is yet another step toward bringing every part of the manufacturing process in-house, which will in turn give us ultimate control over quality assurance,” exclaimed Daniel.

Daniel Defense moved its operations to Bryan County in 2009 with the opening of its now 47,000 square foot facility. The long-term project would not be the first size increase for the Georgia-based company. They expanded operations to a 90,000 square foot facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina, in 2012. With flourishing interest for the name brand precision firearms, parts and accessories, the planned increase will enable them to meet growing demand while maintaining a first-rate customer service experience.

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New Products And Offerings From Daniel Defense

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Daniel Defense has new offerings for 2014, including updates on their popular rifles, new finishes, new accessories and components, and even an iPad app.

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• 16” Cold Hammer Forged Government Profile Barrel
• 5.56mm
• Mid-length Gas System
• DDM4 Rail 15.0

DDM4v9 LW
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• 16” Cold Hammer Forged Lightweight Profile Barrel
• 5.56mm
• Mid-length Gas System
• DDM4 Rail 15.0

DDM4v9 S2W
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• 18” Cold Hammer Forged Strength-2-Weight (S2W) Profile (Salt Bath Nitride Finish)
• 5.56mm
• Mid-length Gas System
• DDM4 Rail 15.0

Butt Stock
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• Enhanced Cheek Weld with Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding
• Limited Rotation QD Swivel Attachment Point on Both Sides
• Interchangeable Buttpads

Pistol Grip
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• Ergonomic Design with 1911 Grip Angle
• Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding
• Integrated Trigger Guard

Vertical Grip
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• Injected Molded Nylon
• Mounts easily to Picatinny Rail
• Dual O-Ring Water tight Storage
• Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding

New Daniel Defense Mil Spec+ Finish
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AR Experience App
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The Daniel Defense Augmented Reality Experience allows users to explore Daniel Defense’s line of precision-crafted AR-15 style rifles in full 3D. Users can rotate, tumble, zoom in, and see exploded views of the rifles. They can also tap the models for highlights, information, and audio-guided tours. The media center included in the app features videos of Daniel Defense’s M4 carbines being subjected to a variety of torture tests to show just how durable the DDM4 is.

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Daniel Defense – Banned By The NFL

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

In case you haven’t heard, the NFL recently denied a commercial by Georgia-based firearms manufacturer Daniel Defense to be played during the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX, on the grounds that it violates the firearms portion of the NFL’s Prohibited Advertising Categories:

“5. Firearms, ammunition or other weapons are prohibited; however, stores that sell firearms and ammunitions (e.g., outdoor stores and camping stores) will be permitted, provided they sell other products and the ads do not mention firearms, ammunition or other weapons.”

The commercial, which can be seen above, doesn’t technically violate the NFL’s policy, with (arguable) exception to the DDM4 silhouette logo at the end. Daniel Defense offered to replace the potentially offending logo with “…an American flag and/or the words “Shall not be infringed.””. The NFL countered the offer with an additional non-negotiable denial. Surprisingly, Daniel Defense had no trouble running a commercial in local Georgia markets during the 2012 Super Bowl XLVI on NBC.

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Adam Wilson Talks Barrels

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Adam Wilson of 1MOA Solutions asked us to share this article. We agreed in the spirit of stirring debate. We want to hear your opinion.

During carbine classes the topic of “What is The Best Fighting Rifle?” frequently comes up. This is a subjective question in my opinion because “best” is dependent on each individuals requirements. A shooter in a rural area may need the ability to engage mid range targets beyond 200 to 300 yards, while someone in a urban area typically deals with threats at much closer distances. My first recommendation is to ensure you tailor your rifle and training towards the scenarios you are most likely to encounter. While we can’t prepare for all scenarios we can train to overcome the majority.

The second thing I tell shooters is to be honest about their needs and abilities. The shooter is often the weakest link when it comes to accuracy. Lets take a moment to discuss “Fighting Rifles” and the balance of accuracy and durability. The biggest factor in your rifle’s inherent accuracy, is the type or quality of barrel used. There are two primary choices when it comes to AR15 barrels, Cold Hammer Forged (CHF) or Stainless Steel (SS). The accepted theory is that a CHF barrel is more durable than a stainless steel barrel but you compromise accuracy for longevity. There is also a significant price difference between a CHF barrel and a SS barrel. Daniel Defenselists their 14.5″ CHF barrel for $279.00 while Noveske Rifleworks lists their 14.5″ stainless steel for $455.00

For some individuals the increased accuracy may not be worth the higher cost. The $176.00 saved in this example could be invested in ammo, training, or a rifle optic. If a shooter chooses to go that route and picks up a CHF barrel instead of a stainless steel barrel how much accuracy are they sacrificing? Is that rifle still effective on a man sized target from 100 to 500 yards?

Based off of the performance I’ve seen with the Daniel Defense CHF barrel I will say yes, without a doubt! The Army Marksmanship Unit considers the issued M4/M16 rifle to be a 2-3MOA rifle. My personal experience has shown it to be a 3-5MOA rifle dependent on unit maintenance procedures. That equates to a 3-5″ group at 100 yards and 15-25″ group at 500 yards under ideal conditions.

I shot the rifle pictured below from the prone position for groups using a bipod and sand sock for rear support at 100 yards with a 4.5-14x Leupold Optics MK4 scope. It is a Legion Firearms LF15 with a Daniel Defense 14.5″ CHF barrel mid-length gas system and a SureFire, LLC muzzle device. Three different ammunition selections were used during testing. The best performance was with Federal 69gr SMK but each group fell within the 2MOA standard. This equates to 2″ at 100 yards and 10″ at 500 yards. If the average 5’8″ male is 40″ from the waistline to the top of the head and 20″ from shoulder to shoulder, a 10″ cone of fire at 500 yards gives you room to err under less than ideal conditions.

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Is this what I would consider acceptable accuracy for a stainless steel barrel and match grade ammo? No, but it provides enough accuracy for the majority of shooters who also value the increased barrel life the CHF barrel provides.

Bottom line, be honest about your abilities and expectations so you get the maximum return on your investment.

1MOA Solutions was founded with the sole purpose of developing reality based training necessary for survival during deadly conflict. Our curriculum is built upon the knowledge and experience gained while serving as US Army Snipers. They challenge each shooter to constantly learn, evolve, and prepare for that one moment when accuracy determines life or death.

Comprised of a dedicated group of Military shooters with a background in precision marksmanship the 1MOA Solutions team can be found competing in Multigun, Long Range Tactical, and USPSA matches throughout the country when not training in the El Paso area.

www.1MOAsolutions.com