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Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW: New Pistol & SBR

Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW camping with beautiful girl

Days ahead of SHOT Show 2020, Daniel Defense teased to a new firearm – something that looked like it could be a PDW.

Well, that’s just what they released. Say hello to the new Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW.

Available in both pistol and SBR configurations, the new AR-style weapon system is designed to be both compact and easy to transport. With a 7″ barrel, the pistol version has an overall length of 20.75″. The SBR is slightly longer at 21.0″. This suggests it should be able to fit into backpacks or specialized weapons packs like the ESS Stealth Backpack.

Daniel Defense PDW SBRDanielDefense PDW Pistol

At launch, the guns will only be chambered for the  300 BLK cartridge. Over time, the company could introduce other cartridges depending on customer demand.

Pistol variants will be equipped with a Maxim Defense CQB Pistol Brace in lieu of a stock. SBR versions are NFA items, meaning additional paperwork and tax stamps, but you get a Maxim Defense CQB Gen 7 collapsible stock.

Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW

“I believe our new DDM4 PDW is the absolute best gun you can buy to protect your family. And protecting our families is the most important thing any of us can ever do,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel. “It’s accurate, easy to shoot, and compact. I couldn’t be any prouder of this groundbreaking product.”

Additional features of these guns:

  • 7″ barrel with 1:7″ twist
  • barrels are cold hammer forged with S2W profile
  • enhanced buffer system that ensure reliable operation with short barrel, subsonic loads and suppressor use
  • 6″ MFR XL flat front rail
  • SLR M-LOK MOD2 handstop
  • linear comp to redirect muzzle blast forward
  • ambidextrous GRIP-N-RIP charging handle
  • Made in the USA (of course)
  • Pistol MSRP: $1,865
  • SBR MSRP: $1,935

Daniel Defense expects to ship both versions of the DDM4 PDW by the end of February 2020.

Daniel Defense PDW for home defense

I don’t know about you, but the SBR with a suppressor looks like it would be a fun gun to run and worth the two stamps.

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11 replies on “Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW: New Pistol & SBR”

So the $100 difference is a quarter inch? Seriously what’s the difference. Calling one a pistol and one a short barrel rifle (SBR). Are any significant differences?

Some of the $70 difference is attributable to the price difference in the Maxim brace and stock. The brace – like the DD pistol – is cheaper. The SBR may also require additional paperwork and tracking due to the GCA – another one of the unseen taxes placed on businesses by Uncle Sam.

-Richard

Sad to think you must take your PDW on a camping trip, but very true for sure nowadays.
More human predators than bears to worry about.
Love my DDM4 MK18 pistol, great fun to shoot !

I just ordered mine online and can’t wait for it to be released! I have been reading various articles and online reviews since this PDW was announced in Jan.

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