ARP 069 - Interview with Marty Daniel

Reed talks with our special guest, Marty Daniel, President of Daniel Defense.

Welcome to Episode #069 of the AR15 Podcast.  I’m your host Reed Snyder and with me today is my co-host J.W. Ramp. This is the podcast about your favorite black rifle!  This show is for you; whether you're building your first AR or you’ve been building ARs for years. There is something we can all do to take our black rifle to the next level.

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Main Topic:  Daniel Defense

Listener Feedback:

CHRIS M. Reed, just saw my first pistol AR15 in the flesh this weekend.  Really kinda liked it.  When do you think you can do a show on them?

Interested in a discussion about:


1. barrel length options

2. are there different length buffer tubes available

3. would you make any different selection for trigger control parts/bolt and bolt carrier/grip?

4. any concern over the charging handle selection since the gas system is likely vigorous and your face may be closer to the receiver if you use the buffer tube as a shortened stock.

Plus any other topics you and your co-host can discover.

Thanks, Chris

CIPHOTO: Hi Reed and guest hosts,

Since you have a "stamp collector" as a rotating guest in the AR15 podcast I thought I would send in a question about suppressors.

I'd like to get a suppressor for my several AR15 5.56 rifles and also be able to use the suppressor on my .30 caliber rifles.  Obviously this means that I need to get a 7.62mm compatible can.  I love the idea of quickly moving the suppressor between rifles using quick disconnect but I see a few downsides with the quick disconnect option:

1) I don't like what I read about quick disconnects and their effect on accuracy between suppressor removal and reinstall; maybe I could get away with the slight zero changes for the AR15's but not for the bolt action .30 cal precision rifles.

2) The quick disconnects are expensive.  I'd have to come up with another $400-$600 for quick disconnects for all my rifles and I'm stuck with this quick disconnect for all future rifles.  I want something that the market is going to latch onto so I don't have an antiquated and obsolete QD system in 2 years.

Here are my questions:

1) I hear the Trifecta MAAD mount allows for all options: quick disconnect, threaded, compatible with other QD mounts (i.e. AAC).  Do you guys think this is where the industry is going?

2) What are your thoughts on the Saker 7.62 compared to the other suppressors which require quick disconnect?

3) Should I just get the Saker 5.56 with QD and choose a separate threaded 7.62 supressor for all my .30 caliber precision work?

ROB: Sounds to good to be good?

mgi marck hydra AR-15 review plz

MICHAEL D: I am somewhat stalled out on an AR build.  My wife wanted something different.  Well, this is  different.  She wants it in .204 Ruger!  Check!  Smooth side receiver!  Check!  Wood stock set!  Check!  Heavy stainless barrel!  Check!  Gas piston system!  Oh, $#!*.  I have been completely unable to find a piston kit that fits the heavy bull barrel.  The closest seems to be one from Osprey Defense.  The Brownells website claims that it is good for a .875" barrel, but the Osprey website claims that it can handle 1" barrels.  Sadly, I have not been able to get a reply from Osprey when I emailed them about it.  Do you happen to have any ideas?  I would hate to disappoint my wife.....  Already have the following:

Smith & Wesson lower receiver.

DPMS smooth side upper receiver.

DPMS .204 Ruger Barrel.

Lucid stock set (Laminate Rifle, Camo)