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Preview – M4 Carbine, V7 LW – Lightweight Versatility

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.

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