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GUNS Magazine July 2011 Digital Edition - Page 44

Holt Bodinson Photos: robbie Barrkman ooking down a whole rack of similar looking black ARs must be a bewildering experience to many shooters. It’s not as if they were all stamped out of the same cookie cutter, but the differences in quality and features among them are subtle. the AR is the most modular firearm in history. done well, the AR can be a fine, custom rifle if created by knowledgeable, thoughtful makers who have brought together quality parts. Such is the daniel defense M4 v5 Carbine and, when mated with Leupold’s new Mark 8 CQBSS 1.1-8x24mm Mil-Spec scope, it becomes quite a package; one guaranteed 100 percent by both makers. L Daniel Defense of Black Creek, Ga., didn’t start off making complete ARs. Founded in the year 2000 by Marty Daniel, the company was focused on the manufacture of premium quality firearm parts and accessories like barrels, gas blocks, optic mounts, QD swivels and, above all, some of the finest “Picatinny” rail systems ever developed. So good, in fact, that the Daniel M4 Rail was adopted by the United States The Daniel Defense enhanced magazine well is deeply flared for easy insertion of the supplied Magpul magazines. Army Marksmanship Unit for use in the Designated Marksman Rifle Program. More recently, Daniel Defense was awarded a contract by the US 44 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • JULY 2011

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