Stay in the know with the Personal Defense World newsletter. |   The Trijicon SRO is specifically designed for pistol use. I recommend taking a look at the Action Enhancement Trigger from Apex Tactical Specialties. With the standard features, the gun seems like a great […], While single-stack 9mm pistols seem to be all the rage in modern concealed carry, subcompact pistols that hold a bit more ammunition shouldn’t be dismissed by anyone interested in personal protection. American owned and operated, Daniel Defense has gained a reputation for incredibly crafted higher-end rifles over the past few years, and the company’s recent foray into the AR pistol game continues that legacy. Let's take a look at the DDM4-PDW's tech specs as provided by Daniel Defense before diving into unboxing and range reports. That’s not terrible for an AR virgin. It’s definitely a step above the stock A2-style grip included on most AR-platform weapons. 20 Round Metric Magazine. Recoil is mild and muzzle blast with subsonic loads is minimal thanks in large part to the Daniel Defense Linear Compensator, which effectively redirects muzzle blast away from the shooter. Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW Pistol (300 Blackout) Back to the range. The pistol ate pretty much everything I fed it with the exception of two subsonic loads: Hornady’s 208-grain Black A-MAXs and HSM’s 220-grain SMKs. The 7″ 300BLK cold hammer forged barrel keeps subsonic loads subsonic and provides great ballistics for a shorter barrel. The pistol grip has Soft-Touch rubber overmolding for comfort and control, and you’ll find a Maxim Defense CQB arm brace at the rear. Have you got an MSR, sans sights, for this piece? It’s chrome lined, mil-spec heavy-phosphate-coated and HP/MPI tested for unmatched durability. With its seven-inch barrel and a minimum overall length of 20 ¾ inches, the Daniel Defense DD4M PDW fits easily inside a backpack for concealed carry. The DDM4-PDW really showed off as a well-balanced and deftly-set up little PDW. The upper and lower receivers are both crafted from 7075-T6 aluminum, and Daniel Defense includes an ambidextrous Grip-N-Rip charging handle as well as an ambidextrous safety selector. The Federal 120gr averaged a little under 2 MOA, which is pretty par for how the round performs in most of my rifles. All rights reserved. I don’t know if I can want to spring for the tax stamp, but the pistol version seems just as nice. This gun runs $1865 and has financing available. I couldn’t be any prouder of this groundbreaking product.”. Most people are familiar with operating AR-15s. The trigger is a bit heavy but has a clean enough break. The front of the handguard is also flat to help keep the gun compact, and Daniel Defense includes an SLR Rifleworks hand stop on the bottom to keep your support hand locked in a safe position. One of the guys actually aimed and was able to shoot a 4-inch group at 7 yards. The SBR may also require additional paperwork and tracking due to the GCA – another one of the unseen taxes placed on businesses by Uncle Sam. It’s accurate, easy to shoot, and compact. I first got to shoot the new DDM4 PDW with a Daniel Defense Wave suppressor installed at the 2019 Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous in Driggs, Idaho. At the range, some guys from a few lanes down came over to see what I was shooting to make so much noise. The people asked and Trijicon answered. At that distance, 2-inch groups were with the norm with all of the test ammo, but again, I was shooting off-hand without any support. AR15s are nothing special, CNC machines have leveled the playing field and even the communist can produce equal quality. Whether at home, work, or play, the American-made Daniel Defense PDW is the last word in personal protection. With the big Double-D behind it, you know it will run correct! 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We actually got our hands on a prototype back in October at the 2019 Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous. The upper and lower receivers are both crafted from 7075-T6 aluminum, and Daniel Defense includes an ambidextrous Grip-N-Rip charging handle as well as an ambidextrous safety selector. The PDW’s 7-inch, S2W (Strength-to-Weight) profile cold hammer-forged barrel is made from chrome-moly vanadium steel. I’d prefer an 8.5-9 inch tube, but that’s easily changed out. ©2020 Outdoor Sportsman Group. Compact and easy to transport, the Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW is the kind of pistol you can rely on for home and personal defense…plus it’s a ton of fun to shoot. But the advantages of an AR pistol in .300 Blackout over conventional compact and subcompact 9mm and .45 ACP autoloading pistols are apparent. I have read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy, and I hereby agree to those terms. Except for the 7″ bbl it looks like exactly the config I’m looking for. Light Weight Alloy Lower Trigger Frame. As part of their foreign internal defense missions, soldiers and Marines use these SA58 clones of the FAL to help familiarize themselves with the rifle's manual of arms so they can better integrate with military units in other countries. And protecting our families is the most important thing any of us can ever do,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel. Days ahead of SHOT Show 2020, Daniel Defense teased to a new firearm – something that looked like it could be a PDW. This article is from the September-October 2020 issue of Combat Handguns magazine. The PDW comes with a 1:7-twist barrel, which makes it ideal for shooting the full range of .300 BLK ammo, since it will stabilize the heaviest subsonic bullets yet provides superior performance with faster ammunition. So your guess is as good as mine on this. The muzzle is topped with a Daniel Defense Linear Compensator that’s made from 17-4 PH stainless steel and salt-bath black nitride treated for maximum corrosion resistance, and it effectively channels muzzle blast away from the shooter. An SBR version of the Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW that comes with Maxim Defense’s CQB Gen 7 stock also is available. I have read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy, and I hereby agree to those terms. Daniel Defense is making the DDM4 PDW in two configurations, both chambered in 300 Blackout; a SBR and this pistol version with a brace. I suggest you research,build your own made in USA for 1/3rd the price and you will know how everything works. It rides on two rails and can be locked into four different length-of-pull positions, including fully collapsed against the receivers. And it looks like a piece of art. For some, this has been asked and answered already. Nice gun, crazy price. I don’t own a .30-caliber suppressor, so all of my testing was with the DDM4 PDW unsuppressed. Then I made their day when I handed them each a full 30-round magazine and told them to have fun. My favorite was probably Black Hills’ .300 Whisper 125-grain Tipped MatchKing (TMK) ammo, which offered very little recoil and consistently produced 0.5-inch groups at the very realistic home-defense distance of 7 yards. NRA Life Membership – Best Deal [Limited Time]. At a first glance, the gun looks fairly typical of a Daniel Defense high-end build with the quality and attention to detail immediately evident. Additionally, the gun also features Daniel Defense’s GRIP-N-RIP ambidextrous charging handle, built for suppressed fire, which is designed to make life a little easier for shooters by redirecting gas flow up and away from the user’s face through the use of strategically-placed cuts and ridges on the body. It features an ambi-selector switch and Daniel Defense’s GRIP-N-RIP ambidextrous charging handle. In essence, the Daniel Defense PDW falls under the same classification as guns like the Smith & Wesson Shield and the Glock 19. So, you recently purchased a Springfield Armory Hellcat and now you want to add a red dot sight (RDS). Belgian Style Combo Device Flash Hider. Officially named the DDM4 PDW, Daniel Defense launched this little guy at SHOT Show 2020. Barrel Threaded 9/16x24 LEFT. Capacity shouldn’t be an issue with this pistol, but it’s easy to slip a spare mag (or two, or three) in that backpack without making the pack impractically heavy. If you find yourself in a life-and-death confrontation, you want the best weapon available to stack the odds of survival in our favor.