7 Best Daniel Defense DDM4V1 Upgrades
Here are the 7 Best Daniel Defense DDM4V1 Upgrades to further enhance this already top performing AR rifle.
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The DDM4V1 already features:
- Rock solid retractable Daniel Defense stock
- Glass filled polymer vertical grip
- Rail panels (heat resistent to 300 F)
- PDW angled pistol grip
- M1913 12" FSP handguard w/ cut around the A2 fixed front sight
It's a very standard rifle that just need a few accessories to make it better. Let's start with handling performance improvements.
Improves Handling & Control
Raptor Charging Handle - Increased Durability & Ergonomics
The raptor charging handle should be added to any AR during the upgrade process.
Ambi - Charge the bolt from the right side during shoulder transition
Increased Durability - Charge it hard without shearing the handle over time unlike the one out of the box
Much Larger Latch - Easier to grip & pull with a serrated surface
BCM Gunfighter Grip - Better Handguard Grip
Buy the M1913 version and slap it along any spot on the full length DDM4 12" FSP handguard. Mounting location is much more flexible than other modular handguards.
Enhanced Grip Ergonomics - Drive the muzzle faster to the target with an rock solid grip on the rifle and to operate a weapon light at the same time.
Reduce Sway - C clamp grip ergonomics helps reduce sway by providing better grip leverage
Way Better Recoil Control - Reduce horizontal and vertical muzzle recoil shifts for faster follow up shots (Helps even more if using a muzzle brake)
KNS Anti Walk Pins Gen 2 - Solid Trigger Group Retention
Use this anti hammer and trigger rotation pin to lock down the whole system to prevent trigger malfunction. No modification to gun required!
Use .154 Diameter
Quick Installation - Just lock them in place, tighten the screws and you're done!
Go Hard - No more worry of trigger pins sliding out due to rapid fire or drop
Rock Solid Performance - Shoot as much as you like without worrying pins falling out in the field.
No Wear To Receiver - Special anti-creep retainers prevent wear on your lower DDM4 lower receiver
Surefire MB566 Muzzle Brake - Mitigates Recoil
If you don't plan on using any Sig Sauer suppressor in the future, and you want competition grade recoil performance.
Try the Surefire MB566 muzzle brake! It's by far the best muzzle brake for AR on the market. It looks great and shoots great
Reducing muzzle flip significantly to get follow up shots on target FAST! This muzzle brake minimizes side blast and rearward concussion effects for the shooter.
Compatible With Surefire Suppressor with multiple bearing surfaces for superior suppressor can alignment.
Timney Single Stage Trigger - Smooth Trigger Pull
We recommend the Timney AR15 single stage 3lb trigger. It's the trigger you can shoot as fast as you can pull the trigger.
Quick Installation - Install two trigger pins and you are done!, no gunsmithing or re-fitting required.
Fast Trigger Reset - Crisp trigger break, almost no pre-travel, and the short trigger reset puts the trigger back in position for follow up shot immediately
Reduced Trigger Pull Weight - Reduce trigger pull weight from that nasty 8 lbs pull to just 3 lbs pull.
Geissele Super 42 Braided Buffer Spring - Improved Spring Service Life
Eliminated Spring Twang Sound - The braided wire spring kills the annoying twang sound and preserves spring harmonics inside the buffer tube.
We recommend the Geissele Super 42 Braided Spring with H1 or H2 buffer for 16" standard gas system
Increased Cycle Life - The spring operates ONLY at around ~35% of its maximum stress load to increase its service life. The springs flex separately from each other like a harmonic damper and energy absorber to displace excess energy to prevent failure.
Improved Reliability - The Braided wire increases bolt return force to ensure proper round chambering when dealing with a dirt or steel case ammo
EOTech EXPS3 - Best Holosight
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Any budget and high end optics will work on the DDM4V1, but the EOTech EXPS3 just felt right with this American Made rifle.
This is an top brand holographic sight that just goes perfectly with a top brand AR.
Point & Shoot – Parallax-free reticle with unlimited eye relief lets the shooter instantly place the dot on the target with both eyes open
Rock Solid Mount – Adjustable QD mount goes on any firearm including heavy caliber centerfire rifles
Smaller optics also work, please check out our red dot sight guide for more information.
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