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Daniel Defense Releases Ambush .308 Hunting Rifle

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Black Creek, GA – June 23, 2016 – Daniel Defense, engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has released a new .308 rifle designed specifically for North American hunters. The Daniel Defense Ambush .308 in Kryptek Highlander is an accurate, hard-hitting platform engineered from the ground up to take down any North American big-game animal. And it’s quickly setting a new benchmark for what a hunting rifle should be.

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At the rifle’s core is a free-floating, 18” Cold Hammer Forged barrel, which comes standard with Daniel Defense’s Superior Suppression Device Extended, for reduced muzzle-flash. This high-quality barrel connects directly to the upper receiver and free-floating KeyMod handguard with a robust 4-Bolt Connection System with patent pending barrel extension, resulting in increased stability, better accuracy, and reduced weight. The Ambush .308 is fed via an optimized bolt carrier group featuring a redesigned geometry and a new extremely slick, low-friction coating that ensure smooth, reliable feeding under most any circumstances.

Ambidextrous controls make operating the rifle—including dropping the magazine, releasing the bolt, and switching the safety selector—intuitive and comfortable for right- and left-handed shooters. The charging handle is also ambidextrous, as well as user-configurable, and can be set up on either side with a larger or smaller handle in order to accommodate magnified optics or iron sights for a snag-free setup. Finally, to help hunters deliver on-target shots to bring down their prey, the Ambush .308 has a crisp 2-Stage Geissele Super Semi-Automatic (SSA®) Trigger that provides a smooth, precise trigger pull every time.

The highly maneuverable and configurable Daniel Defense Ambush .308 has an overall length between 35.375” and 39”, depending on buttstock adjustment, and weighs only 8.6 pounds. Its rail system features a 15-inch Picatinny top rail and KeyMods at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. The rifle is available in multiple colors /patterns, including and Kryptek Highlander, with plans to offer it in Realtree Xtra pattern soon. With an MSRP of $2949.00, it is available from stocking Daniel Defense dealers.

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Daniel Defense Terminates Relationship with Academy Sports

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Black Creek, GA- June 16, 2016. Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacture of the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems, and accessories— Has announced it will no longer sell firearms to Academy Sports due to their decision to remove MSR’s from their website and in-store displays.

Letter to all Daniel Defense Distributors:

“As you know we take our partnership with our stocking retailers very seriously. We are committed to serving and supplying them at the highest level and expect our retailers to have that same level of commitment to our brand and our industry. Unfortunately, Academy Sports has made a corporate decision, in the wake of the recent terrorist attack, to remove all MSRs from their website and in-store displays. Academy Sports has communicated that they intend to continue to sell the MSR category of firearms without displaying or advertising them publicly. As a prominent MSR brand, Daniel Defense cannot support decisions that are completely contrary to the values of our company and industry. Therefore, as of today, June 16th, I request that you place Academy Sports on a Do Not Sell list for all Daniel Defense products and terminate any shipments to their stores or distribution centers. It is unfortunate that we have to make this decision, but it is clearly the right thing to do for our brand, our industry and our constitutional right. Thank you for your support.”

Bill Robinson, VP of Sales

“Academy’s decision clearly segregates firearms by their appearance, which sends a dangerous message to our politicians that it’s acceptable to do so. We as an industry must stand and fight, together.”

Marty Daniel, President and CEO

NRA – Daniel Defense Is Giving Away 11 DDM4 V7s During The Show

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Daniel Defense is giving 11 of their new DDM4 V7s during this weekend’s NRA Annual Meeting & Exposition.

It incorporates their new MFR XS rail system. It’s lighter than their earlier rails and has the strongest barrel lockup they’ve offered yet. Out toward the business end, you’ll notice their sling swivel adapter which can be configured at different locations along the M-Lok rail.

The V7 is also their first rifle with the new polymer dust cover. DD says it won’t dent or bend but rather pop back into place. It’s also lighter than metal alternatives.

Their weight savings in different areas have paid off. The V7 is 6.2 lbs with the lightweight variant at 6.05 lbs. 

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ASA Range Day – Daniel Defense 32 Round Magazine

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Although it is seeing its industry debut at the NRA Show this week, the new Daniel Defense 32 Round 5.56 Magazine will be available in stores the second week of June.

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Daniel Defense Rifle Featured on Cover of ‘Popular Mechanics’ Special Forces Issue

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Black Creek, GA – April 12, 2016 – Daniel Defense, engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, is pleased to announce that its MK18 Factory SBR rifle will appear on the cover of the upcoming issue of Popular Mechanics. In the May 2016 “Tough Guys”-themed issue, the magazine highlights “The Future of Special Forces,” and its cover features a model decked out in gear typically used by Special Forces operators, including a conspicuously held DD MK18 rifle.

“This is a major accomplishment for us and our Team,” said Daniel Defense Chief Marketing Officer, Cindy Daniel. “Both in terms of prestige and in exposure of our rifle, and our company, to a whole new audience—one not necessarily part of the tactical or hunting communities.”

Daniel Defense leveraged its extensive media relations to get the MK18 featured on the Popular Mechanics cover in order to reach a “more mainstream” audience. While Daniel Defense rifles and products have been featured in various publications over the years, most of those publications were tactical- and/or hunting/outdoor-themed. Popular Mechanics, part of Hearst Direct Media, promotes itself as “the essential handbook for curious, active people” and operates under the tagline “How Your World Works.” Its circulation is 1.2 million, and the magazine is most popular with men between the ages of 35 and 49.

The DD MK18 rifle features the RIS II Rail System Daniel Defense currently provides to US SOCOM, and a 10.3” Cold Hammer Forged Barrel. It has an MSRP of $1749 and is available directly from Daniel Defense (www.danieldefense.com) or authorized retailers. Along with the DD MK18, several other best-selling tactical products are featured on the PM cover and within the issue, including a SureFire SOCOM Series 5.56mm suppressor, a Tactical Night Vision Company Tactical Application Pressure Switch (TNVC TAPS), and an Insight ATPIAL-C (AN/PEQ-15) Advanced Target Pointer/Illuminator Aiming Laser.

The May 2016 Popular Mechanics issue hits newsstands the week of April 11, 2016. To learn more about the magazine or to read highlighted stories, visit: www.popularmechanics.com.

Daniel Defense Releases First Choice 300 AAC Blackout Ammunition

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

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Black Creek, GA- March 21, 2016 – Daniel Defense, engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has released the first caliber of high-quality ammunition it will offer under its First Choice brand: 300 AAC Blackout. The company also has plans to expand its offerings to include the popular 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibers in the future.

The new Daniel Defense 300BLK (7.62x35mm) Subsonic Ammunition is designed for target shooting and/or home defense. It is manufactured using the highest-quality components available, including durable brass cases and precision 220-grain Lapua- Scenar-L OTM bullets, the first choice for serious target-shooting competition.

“We’re passionate about the launch of our 300BLK ammo,” said Cindy Daniel, Vice President of Marketing. “It represents a whole new era for our brand—one where we can now ensure that the ammo that goes into our firearms is as high quality as the firearms themselves.”

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To ensure the highest levels of quality, each and every First Choice round stamped with a “DD” must undergo and pass a thorough inspection to ensure critical dimensions that affect accuracy are met before it leaves the Daniel Defense factory. The Daniels have a long-standing philosophy on seconds and blemished product, “If it’s not perfect, it doesn’t go to market.”

Daniel Defense 300BLK Subsonic Ammunition retails for $50.00 for a box of 30 rounds. It is currently for sale only directly from Daniel Defense online at www.danieldefense.com. Free shipping is included on any ammunition purchase of a case, which contains four boxes of ammo, or more.

Marine Raider Memorial March Visits Daniel Defense

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

 

This team of 21 Marines, spouses and supporters is really moving! They began their 770 mile memorial rucksack march in Navarre, Florida near where a helicopter crash claimed the lives of seven Marines and four Soldiers last March. Yesterday, the team made it to Ridgeland, South Carolina where they stopped to visit Daniel Defense.

 

While visiting the Daniel Defense plant, the marchers helped assemble a carbine which will be auctioned off to to raise funds for their cause once they reach their destination at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

To read more about their visit, check out www.bryancountynews.com.

Photos courtesy of Daniel Defense.

American Elements – Marty Daniel

Friday, January 29th, 2016

American Elements takes a look at Daniel Defense founder, Marty Daniel.  He also shares the story of his family, wife Cindy, and son Connor who helped him get where he is today.  


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