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Greetings members. I know the current wait is nuts. But. I have always wanted a sbr. And I went to a new gun store recently and I saw the class 3 toys and I felt like it was Christmas and I was a kid again. I handled a Daniel Defense Mk18 sbr and absolutely fell in love with the thing. Is this a good quality factory sbr? I have some extra money to blow so I know the cost and the wait involved. But. I know nothing about sbrs. I'm a pistol guy. So any feedback would be appreciated from any members who own one. Thank you.
 
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It's about as good of a factory SBR as you're going to find. A friend has one that he's been very happy with, shot it many times without a single issue. I personally prefer 11.5" over the 10.3" of the DD, but to each there own. Think you'd be very pleased with the Mk18.



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I have one that I love. Check out Garand Thumb on YouTube. He has a couple of vids on the Mk18. Plus he's a pretty dang funny guy.

All that aside, I think you'd be happy with the Mk18. The DD rail is a little heavy compared to others on the market these days, but it is very solid.
 
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The DD rail is a little heavy compared to others on the market these days, but it is very solid.


A couple of notes:

1) The gas port on civilian DD MK18 bbls are over-sized. This is due to DD not knowing what kind of ammo civilians are going to run, but it's unfortunate because it means these guns will be overgassed for your standard NATO spec'd ammo.

2) MK18 rails are not sold separately by DD, so if you don't want the rail the gun comes with, you can sell it for some big $$$. They were fetching as high as $600 a year ago. Probably not that high anymore, but still more than shorty rail typically goes for (due the milspec/navy SEALs appeal).
 
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I had this pistol varian before my state passed SBR legislation, now I have a full FDE SBR coming.


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A buddy has one. It's a pig compared to my 11.5" BCM SBR.
 
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A buddy has one. It's a pig compared to my 11.5" BCM SBR.


Same experience here. It's a great AR, but my 11.5" DD is very heavy next to my BCM 11.5".


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Look at the Colt 6933, also.
Classic factory SBR.

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Mine is a Colt 6920 cut to 10.3" by ADCO and a DD MK18 rail added. It was cheaper than buying a factory DD MK18 upper plus the factory DD is overgassed with a .080 gas port.

As others have said, it's hefty.






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I handled one at a local store. I think I've just been spoiled by keymod & m-lock guards.

The quadrail drives me nuts. Otherwise seemed to be well made.




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I'll second the Colt 6933 and/or a Colt 6920 with barrel cut down + gas port opened up (Adco or Nefarious Arms).

You can get a Colt OEM 1 or 2 right now for under $700 and then build it out with all the pieces/parts you want.

The DD SBR's are nice, but overpriced and as already mentioned, significantly over-gassed.

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Mine is a Colt 6920 cut to 10.3" by ADCO and a DD MK18 rail added. It was cheaper than buying a factory DD MK18 upper plus the factory DD is overgassed with a .080 gas port.

As others have said, it's hefty.



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What size gas port with the barrel cut down?

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I love mine.


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Mine is a Colt 6920 cut to 10.3" by ADCO and a DD MK18 rail added. It was cheaper than buying a factory DD MK18 upper plus the factory DD is overgassed with a .080 gas port.

As others have said, it's hefty.



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What size gas port with the barrel cut down?

tp


.070. Same as NSWC Crane opens them to. Good reliability suppressed and unsuppressed.



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Mine is a Colt 6920 cut to 10.3" by ADCO and a DD MK18 rail added. It was cheaper than buying a factory DD MK18 upper plus the factory DD is overgassed with a .080 gas port.

As others have said, it's hefty.



Well played.
What size gas port with the barrel cut down?

tp


.070. Same as NSWC Crane opens them to. Good reliability suppressed and unsuppressed.


Nice.

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I have run mine full auto A LOT. It eats every round of wolf and reloads I feed it, as long as you load the mag properly.

Buy one and don't look back. They are incredible rifles.


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OK, I'll bite. I don't have a lot of experience with M4 pattern rifles. What, specifically, do you all mean saying that the MK18 is "overgassed"? I've been looking at a MK18 at my LGS, too. (blindref, you're a bad influence!)
 
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OK, I'll bite. I don't have a lot of experience with M4 pattern rifles. What, specifically, do you all mean saying that the MK18 is "overgassed"? I've been looking at a MK18 at my LGS, too. (blindref, you're a bad influence!)


A factory DD MK18 comes with a larger than normal gas port (.080) to make sure it runs with all ammo. They cycle super fast which can lead to premature wear on its parts.

If you shoot it supressed you may get a good dose of gas to the face.



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