TFBTV at SHOT Show 2016: Daniel Defense DD5V1 .308 Lightweight AR10 Rifle

In this SHOT Show 2016 clip, James meets with Daniel Defense reps to talk about the new DD5V1, the new lightweight .308 rifle from Daniel Defense.  Daniel Defense’s press release is copied below:

Black Creek, GA- Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems, and accessories—is proud to announce the release of its much anticipated rifle for the 7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308) cartridge. The new DD5V1 is a groundbreaking, performance-driven platform engineered from muzzle to buttstock. Incorporating over a decade of expertise from industry-leading Daniel Defense engineers and designers, the DD5V1 establishes a whole new standard in the .308 platform.

“I couldn’t be happier with the way this rifle turned out,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel. “Our engineers utilized existing technology where appropriate and developed entirely new designs when necessary to optimize the performance of this gold-standard rifle. Those who demand legendary Daniel Defense quality and the increased range and terminal ballistics of 7.62mm ammo are going to be very pleased with this rifle.”

With innovative features like a 4-bolt connection system, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, the DD5V1—although built around a traditional AR platform— establishes a new tradition in 7.62 rifles. It also features a Geissele SSA two-stage trigger for precise fire control. Even with all of these features, plus a DD Superior Suppression Device and 15″ Picatinny top rail, the DD5V1 weighs only 8.3 lbs.

The DD5V1 rifle has an MSRP of $2,899 and will be available for purchase beginning October 23rd from authorized Daniel Defense dealers or directly from Daniel Defense at

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  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    You had me at “Lightweight .308 AR”.

    You lost me at “WHAT IN THE UNHOLY HELL PRICE ????”

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Yea… I mean it’s not KAC price, but it’s not THAT far off.

    • Greg Thompson

      You can get one for $2400 on Gunbroker. Better?

  • Slovko

    Looks awesome, but no way in hell would I pay that much for one.

    • Greg Thompson

      I saw one on Gunbroker for $2400. MSRP is a joke

  • Luke

    Didn’t sig just do a new rev of their 308 dmr that is similar weight for under 2k?

  • Bob

    buy a DPMS and get done with it…. or buy an M1A Springfield, or buy an FN/FAL, or a SCAR 17 !!

    • uisconfruzed

      Skip DPMS. My brother bought one, it didn’t make it through a box of 20 308 rounds. Found the gas key backed off & DPMS (Remington) wouldn’t fix it.