Daniel Defense MK18 FDE 5.56mm SBR (Short Barreled Rifle), MK18 RIS II Rail, 10.3″ – 02-088-17024 – NFA –


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Daniel Defense MK18 FDE SBR – Short Barreled Rifle

The Daniel Defense MK18 Dark Earth SBR w/DD Furniture is a rifle that offers the perfect balance of performance, lightweight, and size. This compact piece of equipment is explicitly designed for close-quarter operations, providing you with confidence in tight situations.

The Daniel Defense features a 10.3″” cold hammer-forged barrel, which is the same length as the MK18 used in US military operations. US SOCOM tested The Flat Dark Earth Mk 18 rail system this rifle uses extensively before allowing the unit to enter service.

The Dark Earth features a black buttstock and pistol grip combined with earth-colored barrel sections. The lower and upper receivers are made of CNC machined aluminum, while the barrel is full chrome moly vanadium steel and chrome lined. The muzzle device is Daniel Defense’s stainless steel, salt-nitride-finished Flash Suppressor. The buttstock and pistol grip are made of glass-filled polymer with a special soft-touch overmolding. Weight: 5.88 lbs. 


  • LOWER RECEIVER Mil-Spec with Enhanced Flared Magazine Well and Rear Receiver QD Swivel Attachment Point. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • UPPER RECEIVER Mil-Spec with Indexing Marks and M4 Feed Ramps. CNC Machined of 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • BARREL Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, Cold Hammer Forged, 17 twist, 10.3″ Govt Profile, Chrome Lined, MP tested, and Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coated
  • GAS SYSTEM Pinned Low Profile Gas Block CNC Machined of 4140 hardened steel and Mil-Spec Heavy Phosphate Coating, Carbine Length, Direct Impingement
  • MUZZLE DEVICE Daniel Defense Flash Suppressor, 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, Salt Bath Nitride Finished
  • BOLT CARRIER GROUP M16 Profile, Mil-Spec MP Tested, Chrome Lined, Properly Staked Gas Key
  • BUFFER H Buffer
  • SIGHTS Sold Separately
  • HANDGUARD Daniel Defense MK18 RIS II, CNC Machined of 6061-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized FDE or Black
  • RECEIVER EXTENSION 6 Position Mil-Spec 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • BUTTSTOCK Daniel Defense Buttstock, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding
  • PISTOL GRIP Daniel Defense Pistol Grip, Glass Filled Polymer with Soft Touch Overmolding
  • RAIL LADDERS 3 low profile ladders made from Santoprene, heat resistant to 300° F.
  • Made in the USA!

Lifetime Warranty.