Issue 02 Preview – M4 Carbine, V7 LW – Lightweight Versatility Jerry Tsai Daniel Defense Do-It-All V7 LW Trijicon’s TA31H-GACOG allowed us to take precise shots at distance. From a distance, all AR-15s look the same: a mostly uniform amalgam of aluminum, steel, and plastic, all dressed in black. They’re all manufactured to the same set of specifications, and are comprised of the same components: a barrel, receivers, a grip and a stock. With so many competitors producing a similar product, how is it that Daniel Defense stands out in such a crowded market? To excel in a domain in which your product looks very much like your competitors’, the company chose to concentrate on one important factor: build quality. Whether you are a casual shooter or make your living in law enforcement, having a reliable carbine is essential. Daniel Defense, known for high-quality products at reasonable prices, supremely delivers in that department. Initially famous for its high-quality, railed handguards, the Black Creek, Georgia-based company has quickly grown to become a successful commercial rifle and accessories manufacturer as well as a supplier to the U.S. and UK armed forces. Specializing in AR-15s, Daniel Defense currently offers 17 unique rifles. The M4 Carbine, V7 LW (Lightweight), is one of its newest models. MAKE: DANIEL DEFENSE MODEL: M4 CARBINE, V7 LW CALIBER: 5.56X45MM BARREL LENGTH: 16 INCHES MINIMUM OVERALL LENGTH AS FEATURED: 32.75 INCHES, STOCK COLLAPSED MAXIMUM OVERALL LENGTH AS FEATURED: 36 INCHES, STOCK EXTENDED MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 30-ROUND MAGPUL PMAG WEIGHT UNLOADED: 6 POUNDS, 3 OUNCES WEIGHT UNLOADED AS FEATURED: 7 POUNDS, 11 OUNCES MSRP: $1,449 PRICE AS FEATURED: $4,306 URL: WWW.DANIELDEFENSE.COM FEATURED ACCESSORIES: PRIMARY WEAPONS SYSTEMS FSC556 COMPENSATOR ($100) NOVESKE K9 BARRICADE SUPPORT ($49) CONTOUR CONTOURGPS CAMERA ($300) CONTOUR PICATINNY MOUNT ($30) TRIJICON TA31H-G ACOG SCOPE ($1433) LARUE TACTICAL LT-100 ACOG QD MOUNT ($125) EOTECH MRDS OPTIC ($650) DANIEL DEFENSE 1 O’CLOCK OFFSET RAIL MOUNT ($41) SUREFIRE MAG5-60 HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINE ($129) The V7 LW’s long handguard allows plenty of Picatinny rail mounting options. For the rest of this article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 2 Explore RECOILweb:Snipers Unknown Challenge: The Fenix Strategies ApproachFN M249S on RECOILtv Gun RoomLone Wolf Distributors Now Offering Online TutorialsLOCKPICKING: Sparrows Gridlock and Dark Shift NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!