8 Best Daniel Defense DDM4 V7 Carbine Upgrades [V7 Pro & V7 S]

There are so much you can do with the DDM4V7, and we put together of list of the 8 Best Daniel Defense M4 V7 Upgrades that will significantly improve the rifle's handling, recoil performance, and capabilities for V7 S and V7 Pro.

Let's take a look

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Handling & Control Improvements

Note: V7 Pro and V7 S don't differ much besides the barrel & handguard length.

Magpul BAD Lever - Adds Ambi Capability 

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This is like putting the Bushmaster ACR ambi bolt release design on an standard AR15 without spending more than $25.

It's low cost and super useful for reload and improved manual of arm. We recommend the Magpul BAD Lever

Reload when you want to, NOT when you have to! If you have to then use this to do it faster!

Send The Bolt Back Faster - Cuts down the reload speed by allowing the trigger finger to operate the bolt release from the fire control / ready position. 

Bigger Ping Pong Paddle - Bigger ping pong paddle for hand slap and finger press to return the bolt back into battery

One-Handed Operation - Lock the bolt to the rear with the index finger without getting off the pistol grip

Improved Manual Of Arms - Use the firing finger to hold open the bolt without breaking the grip, and use the support hand to rack the charging handle to clear jams

This extends the bolt release to your firing finger (Right handed shooter)

Raptor Charging Handle - Increased Durability & Ergonomics

radian raptor charging handle

Replace the factory Daniel Defense V7 charging handle with this one that many pros are using.

Ambi -  The shooter can charge the BCG from the left and right side

Increased Durability - Go hard without shearing the handle beam due to uneven stress scraping against the side of the upper receiver

Larger Latch - Much easier to grip the serrated latch or palm blade it when wearing gloves during the winter

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KNS Anti Walk Pins Gen 2 - Better Trigger Group Retention

KNS Precision AR15/M16 Gen 2 MOD 2 Non-Rotate Trigger/Hammer Pins .154 Diameter-Stainless Steel, NRTHPMOD2-154-SS

This simple kit will further fortify the lower receiver to prevent trigger pins from sliding out due to hard use?  No modification to gun required!

.154 Diameter for standard AR15 lower receiver

Quick Installation - Just install the threaded pins to replace factory pins. Just lock them in place and you're done!

Rock Solid - No worrying of pins falling out in the field. 

No Wear To Receiver - Special anti-creep retainers prevent wear on your lower AR-15 receiver


Recoil Reduction

Surefire MB566 Muzzle Brake - Mitigates Recoil

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This thing will change your shooting experience forever. You just need an AR wrench and an AR reaction rod to do this upgrade in your shop or ask a professional at your local gun shop to do it for you.

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.

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bcm vertical foregrip

Use the MLOK version on the Daniel Defense MFR handguard, the BCM Gunfighter grip is our favorite.

Enhanced Grip Ergonomics - Drive the muzzle faster to the target if mounted forward on the handguard

Reduced Sway -  C clamp grip reduces sway with better grip leverage and to operate a weapon light at the same time

Improved Recoil Control - Stay on target during rapid fire for a tighter shot group with way less muzzle movement than the A2 flashhider. (Helps EVEN MORE when using a muzzle brake)

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Timney Single Stage Trigger - Smooth Trigger Pull

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A crisp trigger break trigger that can also reset fast can change your DDM4 V7's shooting experience. We recommend the Timney AR15 single stage 3lb trigger

Quick Installation - Install two trigger pins and you are done!, no gunsmithing or re-fitting required.

Fast Trigger Reset - No pre-travel, super crisp trigger break puts the trigger back in position for the second shot immediately

3 lb Trigger Weight - Much tighter long range shot groups with slow trigger squeeze without adding finger tension on the trigger bow.

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Geissele Super 42 Braided Buffer Spring - Improved Spring Service Life

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Braided wire spring kills the annoying twang sound!

We recommend the Geissele Super 42 Braided Spring with H1 or H2 buffer for 16" standard gas system V7 Pro. Try the H2 or H3 for the DDM4 V7 S short barrel.

Increased Cycle Life - Operates ONLY ~35% of its maximum stress load to increase its service life. 

Fail Proof - The springs flex separately from each other like a harmonic damper to displace excess energy to prevent spring failure.

Improved Reliability - Increased bolt return force to ensure proper round chambering for rapid firing and counter small particle dirt and sand.

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Accuracy 

EOTech EXPS3 - Best Holosight

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Most optics on the market today works well on the DDM4 V7, but the EOTech EXPS3 just felt right on an Daniel Defense AR loadout for CQB applications.

Or check out more red dot sights like the Aimpoint Micro, Trijicon MRO, Sig, Holosun here

EOTECH exps3 reticle outdoor

Rock Solid Mount – Adjustable QD mount goes on any mil spec railed firearm including heavy caliber centerfire rifles

CQB Holdover Reticle - The 68 MOA ring helps ID a known normal size human target for range estimation, and it can also be used for fast CQB target acquisition

NV Capable - If you're a night vision shooter, the EOTECH EXPS3 features night vision mode that works under a night vision goggle

Point & Shoot – Parallax-free reticle with unlimited eye relief lets the shooter instantly place the dot on the target with both eyes open

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