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LEAD TIME FOR RIFLES AND URGS IS 6-8 MONTHS
Quantum Dual Taper Lock (DTL)
Caliber
.223 Wylde
Colorways
Black Anodize
Space Grey Cerakote
Clear Anodize/Burnt Bronze Cerakote
Clear Anodize/Primordial Green Cerakote
Primordial Green Cerakote
Burnt Bronze Cerakote
FDE Cerakote
Barrel Length
13.9" Midlength
16" Midlength
Weight
7.08 lbs
7.38 lbs
MSRP
$2439.98-$2874.97
Color
Rifle Barrel Length
Upper Type
Safety & Charging Handle
Gas Block
Muzzle Device
Trigger Weight

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Quantum Dual Taper Lock (DTL)
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*Rifle orders may have a lead time up to 24 weeks.

Introducing the Dual Taper Lock system, available in the Quantum DTL rifle. Blackout Defense is the first in the industry to design a method of mounting the barrel and handguard that is both self-centering and resistant to axial movement.

Tapers are well known across industries to be one of the best self-centering mechanical fasteners for critical, continuous load, and loads under thermal expansion. The DTL system harnesses the power of taper locks to secure and center the barrel. 

The DTL system uses two tapers and two interlocking barrel nuts. The main barrel nut is also compatible with MILSPEC barrels by simply reversing it. The taper on our custom barrel extension mates with a taper on the I.D. of the first barrel nut; the second taper on the barrel profile mates with a taper on the I.D. of the second barrel nut.

This guarantees the centricity of the barrel and upper bores while stabilizing the chamber. The DTL design delivers a smoother shooting experience while prolonging barrel accuracy by providing rigidity and harmonic dampening right over the chamber.

It also provides an exceptionally rigid base for mounting the handguard that does not result in handguard deflection, while also substantially reducing POI shifts from impact and trauma to the rifle.

The barrel in the DTL system features a heavy profile and precision-machined thermal expansion rings. These rings encourage the barrel to expand in the direction of the bore rather than to deflect and shift MOA when under extreme heat.

Our Blackout Defense barrel, with our muzzle device, is capable of shooting 1MOA or better*

*Based on a 100-yd test in our facility and 77gr OTM Black Hills Ammunition



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Dual Taper Lock system

The Dual Taper Lock system works in conjunction with our proprietary tapered barrel extension and tapered barrel. This provides a "push-pull" relationship ensuring bore centricity of the upper receiver and barrel.

The main barrel nut is also compatible with MILSPEC barrels by simply reversing it.

Expansion ring cuts

Prolonged shooting creates a lot of heat, which can be the enemy of precision. Hot metal expansion becomes irregular. The thermal expansion rings featured on our DTL barrel guide the barrel to expand in the direction of the bore rather than to deflect and shift MOA.

Exceptionally rigid

Thanks to the dual taper mounting system, the proprietary handguard mount delivers extreme rigidity between the upper receiver and handguard. No handguard deflection while keeping the barrel in place when exposed to extreme impacts or trauma.

Precision lapped barrel

Our heavy profile precision lapped barrels start with Premium 416-R stainless steel bars that are gun-drilled and reamed in 5R rifling and 1:8 twist with increased cycle times and frequent tool changes for tighter tolerances across the entire production run. They are then lapped to reduce tooling marks and achieve a superior bore finish. The blanks are then fully stress relieved and precision air gauged before profiling, threading, and chambering begins.

Available in Black Nitride or cryogenically treated finishes.

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Anti-rotation pins

Our uppers and handguards feature precision drilled pinholes for perfect monolithic-like alignment and anti-rotational rigidity.

Zero™ Short Reset Trigger

Zero pre-travel. Zero post-travel. Combined with our short and positive reset design, the Zero trigger is exceptionally smooth, crisp, and fast.

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Ambidextrous bolt release

The ambidextrous bolt release facilitates faster reloads to get you back on target. Right below it is our enhanced magazine release giving you a crisp and clean mag drop every time.

Ambidextrous mag-release

The ambidextrous magazine release is a must-have with left-handed shooters. Ours ensures your magazine drops free easily, while the enhanced bolt catch/release increases ergonomics.

M-LOK compatible handguard

The DTL handguard features five sides of full-length M-LOK compatible slots, with two more slots at the front for a partial seven-sided M-LOK handguard. Combine that with our full-length picatinny top, and your accessories can be configured exactly the way you want them.

Stryker Ambidextrous charging handle

The ambidextrous design allows for multiple ways of use, no matter your shooting side or position.

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45/90º selector

Its modular design lets you easily swap from a standard 90° to 45° throw simply by removing the detent pressure and rotating the drum 180° inside the lower receiver.

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Single point sling mount

Billet steel low profile rear QD plate with anti-rotation limits for ambidextrous sling use.

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Low profile sling mounts

The custom-cut handguard allows for the fitting of our low-profile sling mount, located on the front and rear of each side of the handguard.

Blackout Defense Bolt Carrier

Our carrier is manufactured from 8620 steel, while our shot-peened bolt is made from either 9310 or carpenter 158. The bolts are batch high pressure tested and individually magnetic particle inspected after heat-treat to ensure no microcracks.

KeyMo muzzle devices

Our KeyMo compatible muzzle devices are officially licensed by Dead Air, ensuring proper specs and fitment with your KeyMo equipped suppressor.

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POPULAR CONFIGURATIONS


Quantum DTL

Part# 14404FA-2024

Black Anodize

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2454.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92247FA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2774.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92211CAFA-2024

Space Grey Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2734.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92209CAFA-2024

Black Anodize w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2584.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14410FA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2744.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14409FA-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2744.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14408FA-2024

FDE Cerakote

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2604.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92247CAFA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2874.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14403CAFA-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2874.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14402CAFA-2024

FDE Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2734.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14401CAFA-2024

Burnt Bronze w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2734.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92230CAFA-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2734.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14404CAFA-2024

Black Anodize w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2554.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14405CAFA-2024

Space Grey Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2704.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14406CAFA-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2704.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14407FA-2024

Burnt Bronze

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2604.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14406FA-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2604.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14405FA-2024

Space Grey Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2604.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14403FA-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2774.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14402FA-2024

FDE Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2634.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14401FA-2024

Burnt Bronze

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2634.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92230FA-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2634.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92211FA-2024

Space Grey Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2634.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92209FA-2024

Black Anodize

13.9" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2584.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14407CAFA-2024

Burnt Bronze w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2704.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14408CAFA-2024

FDE Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2704.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14409CAFA-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2844.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14410CAFA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Forward Assist

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2844.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92209CA-2024

Black Anodize w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2539.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92230CA-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2689.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92211CA-2024

Space Grey Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2689.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14401CA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2689.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14402CA-2024

FDE Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2689.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14403CA-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2829.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92247CA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote w/Maglock

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2829.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14409CA-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2799.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14410CA-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2799.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14408CA-2024

FDE Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2659.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14407CA-2024

Burnt Bronze w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2659.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14406CA-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2659.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14404CA-2024

Black Anodize w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2509.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 14405CA-2024

Space Grey Cerakote w/Maglock

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2659.97


Quantum DTL

Part# 92209-2024

Black Anodize

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2439.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92211-2024

Space Grey Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2589.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92247-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2729.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14403-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2729.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 92230-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2589.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14401-2024

Burnt Bronze

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2589.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14402-2024

FDE Cerakote

13.9" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Pin & Welded Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2589.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14404-2024

Black Anodize

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2409.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14405-2024

Space Grey Cerakote

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2559.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14410-2024

Clear Anodize & Burnt Bronze Cerakote

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2699.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14409-2024

Clear Anodize & Primordial Green Cerakote

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett H900 KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2699.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14406-2024

Primordial Green Cerakote

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2559.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14407-2024

Burnt Bronze

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2559.98


Quantum DTL

Part# 14408-2024

FDE Cerakote

16" Cryo

Slick Side

Ambidextrous Selector & Charging Handle

Adjustable Gas Block

Rocksett Black KeyMo Hybrid

3.0 lb Zero Trigger Flat

$2559.98


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