Issue 02 Preview – M4 Carbine, V7 LW – Lightweight Versatility Jerry Tsai 2 Comments, Join the Conversation 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:Ultimatum Precision Introduces U300 Bolt ActionUnder Armour Tactical Duty PantsFour New Savage Arms Bolt Guns Now AvailableSentinel Concepts 'Vehicle Low Light CQB'