By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2023


Daniel Defense is a family-owned and privately held firearms manufacturer in Black Creek, Georgia. Founded in 2001 by President/CEO Marty Daniel, the company started from Marty’s vision to create custom accessories for his M-16 rifle.

An avid sportsman and supporter of the 2nd Amendment, Marty Daniel committed himself to produce a product unmatched in quality and precision. Just 18 years later, Marty Daniel’s concept has evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in the firearms world, manufacturing the world’s finest AR-15 rifles, rail systems, and accessories for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.

Today, with a combined 300,000 sq. feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense has maintained a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.


Daniel Defense has partnered with industry-leading manufacturers to build small batches of once-in-a-lifetime rifles, the Limited Series.

The Limited Series rifles are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. So, the best way to get your hands on one is to sign up for insider notifications and be one of the first to know what’s coming and when it’s available. But act fast because once these limited-edition rifles are gone, they’re gone for good.


The DDM4®V9® “Bacon Bits” is the ninth Limited Series rifle built by Daniel Defense. They took their popular DDM4®V9® and chambered it in 300 Blackout—the first time the DDM4®V9® has been available in this caliber. This rifle gives you everything you’ll need to bring home the bacon on your next pig hunt.


The lower receiver is Mil-Spec with an enhanced flared magazine well and rear receiver QD swivel attachment point. CNC machined of 7075-T6 aluminum; Type III hard coat anodized with a sponge-style grunge camo Cerakote finish.

The upper receiver is Mil-Spec with indexing marks and M4 feed ramps. CNC machined of 7075-T6 aluminum; type III hard coat anodized with a sponge-style grunge camo Cerakote finish.

Other features include a Geissele SSA trigger and a GRIP-N-RIP charging handle.


The barrel is chrome moly vanadium steel, cold hammer forged with a 1:8″ twist and 16″ S2W profile. A carbine gas system, chrome lined, Mil-Spec heavy phosphate coated, and has been HP/MPI tested.

Dead Air “KeyMo” muzzle brake virtually eliminates muzzle rise and serves as a suppressor mount, should you choose to hunt suppressed.


The DDM4®V9® features a Magpul STR carbine stock – Mil-Spec, ODG (MAG470), a Magpul MOE-k2 Grip, ODG pistol grip (MAG522), a Daniel Defense Vertical Grip, Glass Filled Polymer with soft touch overmolding, a Daniel Defense DDM4 handguard with 15-inch rail, CNC machined of 6061-T6 aluminum, and Type III Hard Coat anodized, and a Cloud Defensive Rein 3.0 weapon mounted flashlight on cantilever mount.


Daniel Defense mounted an Aimpoint T2 Red Dot Optic & Daniel Defense Rock and Lock Micro Mount.


Type: Gas-Operated/Direct Impingement/Semi-Automatic

Caliber: 300 BLK

Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds

Sights/Optics: Aimpoint Micro T2 red dot sight mounted on a Daniel Defense Micro Mount featuring Rock & Lock attachment.

Barrel Length: 16 Inches

Overall Length: 32 1/4″ – 35 7/8 Inches

Weight: 7.4 Pounds

MSRP: $4,750



The DDM4®V9® features the quality of workmanship you would expect from Daniel Defense, and its 100% satisfaction guarantee backs it against defects in original materials and workmanship.

The DDM4®V9® comes shipped with a few extras, including a custom engraved KABAR BK18BK knife with an Olive Drab Green G10 handle, an Armageddon Gear 1.5″ Heavy Carbine Sling w/QD Swivels, three (3) Magpul PMAG 30-round 300 BLK magazines custom Cerakoted to match the rifle, Royal Case, and a Certificate of Authenticity.

That’s all for now, folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Off Grid, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.

Contact him at [email protected].