Daniel Defense DDXV Carbine

Daniel Defense, makers of AR15 parts and accessories as well as the DDM4 carbine have unvieled their latest rifle, the DDXV (“XV” would be the Roman numerals for “15”, very clever).  The DDXV was shown to the public at a Lucas Oil Racing event in California, where race fans were able to view and handle the new carbine.  Here’s one of the interesting bits from Daniel Defense’s press release:

Representatives from Rifle Gear, a local firearms dealer in Costa Mesa, CA (www.riflegear.com) were on hand to clearly explain and help California residents understand the particular accommodations that must be made in order to comply with state laws and regulations. Both Daniel Defense and Rifle Gear were assisted greatly by the Calguns Foundation (www.calguns.net). Calguns Foundation graciously contributed materials that educated adults and children alike about safe, responsible firearms ownership in California.

It’s a bummer that residents of California are not trusted enough by their elected representatives to own the new DDXV.

Back to the rifle though – the Daniel Defens DDXV is their “entry level” platform, and as such comes with the following features:

  • Standard Mil-Spec upper and lower
  • enhanced magazine well
  • Daniel Defense AR15 BUIS
  • Magpul PMAG
  • A2 flash hider

Don’t worry, I’m not going to tease you with all this AR talk and not give you a pic.


Looks like this will make a nice starter AR for someone looking to build a platform, or to just burn up a bunch of .223 softpoint ammo for giggles.


  1. You said Calyfornyans (oh Arnold!) can’t own one of these? My dad has a bunch of this style of gun and he lives in Barrstow.

    His clip doesn’t come out.

  2. I should have amended that by saying that Californios can’t own one without excessively modifying/neutering the rifle.

  3. Enhanced magwell and milspec? I’m guessing you can’t actually do both unless you subscribe to a wide interpretation of what “milspec” means.

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