TFBTV Guns of SOCOM: The Mk18 and a Review of the Daniel Defense Mk18 + Surefire SOCOM Silencer

    Guns of SOCOM, Ep. 1: In this Fourth of July TFBTV special, James introduces viewers to a new TFBTV mini-series, the Guns of SOCOM, which will discuss various firearms that have some relationship to Special Operations Command in the United States.

    This episode features the Daniel Defense Mk18, which is the closest COTS (“commercial off the shelf”) Mk18 clone. It features a 10.5 in. barrel and the DD RIS II, which is the same handguard/quad rail that Daniel Defense supplies to SOCOM. And while the DD is almost identical to the “real deal” contract Mk18, there are actually a few features that exceed military specifications like cerakoting and cold hammer forged barrels.

    Surefire chipped in by sending in two essential pieces of special operations gear: The SOCOM .223 suppressor and quick attach muzzle device, and the Scout light. Both are discussed in this video.

    Additionally, EOTech sent in a holographic weapon sight identical to those issued to special operations forces for use in this episode.

    This is just the first episode of TFBTV Guns of SOCOM – be sure to check the Guns of SOCOM playlist in a few weeks for new episodes!

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    Daniel Defense Mk18 with SureFire SOCOM2 suppressor and EOTech XPS holographic optic.

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