need advise on daniel defense

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by crm99, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. crm99

    crm99 New Member

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    im new to the site and somewhat new to the ar15 thing...so first off ,hi to all the members and you guys and gals are a fountain of great info...guess i got the ar bug 15 years ago when i shot a buddies bushmaster.... So to get on with it, im looking on dropping some cash on a ar 15...i was looking on getting a ddm4 from of course "daniel defense.." money range under 2000thounsand..using it on target pratice and in case the shtf. down the road pimping it out with a scope and some ect... dont want to build first time around.....want to shoot 5.56/.223 shell.. can you guys give me any suggestions on if im going with the correct gun for the money..and do any of you have the daniel defense ar 15...stuck on what version i would go with...they all look awesome... im not new to guns, just to the ar 15 world...any info would help... lot of money ,not to be satisfied...but really want a top tier ar15...if im going in its with both feet.....and a empty wallet..lol thanks guys...cory
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Welcome to FTF, stop by the introductions section and tell us a little about yourself.

    The DD is a good choice from everything I've heard, though no personal experience.

    Also look at Noveske, BCM and PSA. I'm sure someone with more knowledge will be by shortly.
     

  3. powell0892

    powell0892 New Member

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    Just give it a few min and you will be hearing all the well deserved praise around here that DD gets. My dad has had one for a couple of years and has loved it, it runs flawless. You need to go youtube the daniel defense torture test its pretty fun to watch. Welcome aboard!
     
  4. Quentin

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    I'm pleased with my DD upper, it's a 16" lightweight midlength which makes a light carbine. DD is an excellent choice in a duty style AR as is BCM or Colt. My build is like a M4V3 but with Magpul MOE handguards. Or like a BCM Model 0.
     
  5. Marlinman

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    Welcome. Stop by the intro thread. I have two-the v2 and the newer v4D. Love em both and both are set up for a specific thing. Each has a different use that overlaps the others uses.
     
  6. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    With a very generous $2k budget you have so many more options. DD is great, but there's also LarRue, Knights Armaments, Noveske, JP Enterprises, Lewis Machine and Tool, Black Rain Ordinance and many more.

    Shop around or build ur very own.
     
  7. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    You're making a great choice. I have a DD, nothing fancy just standard flat top ar. I don't have an optic on it yet, just graduated highschool...will be buying a trijicon acog while I'm home on xmas exodus during basic. I threw a magpul buis on it and at 50 yards I was shooting clover leafs and smashing copenhagen cans. That was with bulk federal ammo from wally world. It will cycle steel just fine, just keep the gun clean.

    I would recommend getting a troy rear sight, once I get some extra cash I will be throwing one on.

    You are definitely going in the right direction. I know I will be looking at a BCM for my next purchase and plan on picking another DD up. I just hope they make a 308 in the near future.

    And welcome to the forum
     
  8. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    I almost bought a Daniel Defense AR-15 last year when I was looking for a new patrol rifle for duty carry. I did a lot of research and I loved my Rock River rifle. I decided on an LMT (Lewis Machine and Tool). LMT is mil-spec and manufactured for our military. I'm actually selling mine right now since I have a new issued rifle (LMT) and I could use the money. If you're interested in one of the best rifles out there let me know. But just in case, here are some info and pics of mine:

    I am selling my LMT (Lewis Machine and Tool) AR-15. This is a "Law Enforcement/Government Use Only" marked lower receiver. It is only a year old and less than 1,000 rounds down range. Cleaned after every outing. This sale does not include the EOTech HWS or suppresor.

    LMT Defender (LMT matched upper and lower)
    16" barrel with 1:7 twist
    Full-auto bolt carrier group
    LMT 2-stage trigger group
    Troy free floating rails
    Troy Battle Rails
    Troy Flip-Up BUIS
    Magpul FDE Rail Covers
    Magpul FDE MOE butt stock
    ERGO FDE pistol grip
    Noveske QD End Plate for swivel attachment (swivel not included)
    Midwest Industries Front Sling Adapter with Stud
    1 Magpul FDE 30 Round Pmag

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  9. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Look at DD's Ambush hunting line.
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Daniel Defense is a fine rifle. There are some others that are high quality also. Rock River Arms, LMT (Lewis Machine & Tool) Stag and a few others. But if you are set toward the DD that is a good choice also.
     
  11. crm99

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    thanks for the great info.was also looking at a larue..does anyone have the larue line ar15....so many choices and not enough money.lol. i think the more i look around the more difficult the choice becomes...thanks cory
     
  12. MikeJK

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    Daniel Defense manufactures a great AR. If you have the money for a DD get a DD. Don't mess w/ some of these others.
     
  13. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I just saw this on Armslist. If only I had the money.. Ha
     
  14. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    DD is hard to beat. My next AR will either be a DD or a LaRue OBR Predator.

    Watch the Larry Vickers torture test video of the DD and decide for yourself.
     
  15. Wi_Hunter556

    Wi_Hunter556 New Member

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    All I saw were 5.56 and 6.8 on the ambush site
     
  16. Marlinman

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    6.8 basically IS a 308.
     
  17. crm99

    crm99 New Member

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    ok.... im going with the ddm4 but am undecided on the version...i like the v5 .. what our the advantanges and disadvanges to the A frame style front site to the bolt on like v5... i am going to put on a scope...is one better than the other....thanks again for all the info.... this site is awesome..cory
     
  18. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    a solid fixed front sight base doesnt shoot itself loose if it is properly pinned in place. detachables with the knobs are prone to getting knocked loose or lost. my preference is a fixed front sight base with a detachable rear folding low profile iron sight when using optics. the front sight will disapear starting at about 4x magnification

    if you take the time to properly attach and remove the front fsb you still can get some minor point of impact shift from different torques from mounting to dismounting and mounting again. i think your better off with a flip up front backup rather than a detachable full size sight base if the ghost image at 4x really bugs you.
     
  19. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Sorry, I thought Ambush Firearms had introduced a 308, I know they've been talking about it.
     
  20. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I agree with Jon 100% and would go with the DDM4V3 and the FSB. In fact that's exactly what I did with my DD and BCM uppers, but then I have no need for a quadrail. The fixed FSB normally isn't a problem with a 3-4x scope or even a 1x RDS since cowitnessing is a good thing. And later if you decide you don't want the fixed front sight, say for a longer rail, you can cut it down into a low profile gas block and install your rail. Best of both worlds. Of course if you're sure you don't want the FSB in the first place, then go with the V5 or V7 and let DD do all the work for you.
     
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