Daniel Defense Launches First Handgun

Georgia-based Daniel Defense enters the handgun market with the DANIEL H9.

Press Release | January 22, 2024

BLACK CREEK, Ga. — Daniel Defense is proud to announce the launch of the DANIEL H9. With the thinnest profile and lowest bore axis in its class, the DANIEL H9 is designed and engineered to give shooters more control for faster, flatter shooting.

“After years of research, detailed design work, and testing, we couldn’t be more excited to launch the DANIEL H9,” Said Marty Daniel, Founder of Daniel Defense.

While sharing the ergonomics, pointability, and straight-pull trigger with the classic 1911, the DANIEL H9 has everything demanded of a modern, striker-fired handgun, like ambidextrous controls, an accessory rail, optics compatibility, and more. The aircraft-grade aluminum grip keeps the DANIEL H9 exceptionally durable and surprisingly lightweight. And, as with every Daniel, it’s all built around a cold hammer forged barrel for unparalleled precision.

It’s a revolutionary design, but a revolutionary design alone isn’t enough. The Daniel Defense handgun boasts the same legendary quality as our rifles. After over a million rounds fired in testing, the team at Daniel Defense is confident that the DANIEL H9 will carry on their reputation for building the most trusted firearms in the world.

“It wasn’t enough to just be another handgun in an already crowded market. It had to be better than anything out there. It had to redefine how people thought about handguns.” Said Rod Reasen, the CEO of Daniel Defense.

The DANIEL H9 is available for purchase today at select dealers. Visit for more details.

About Daniel Defense:
Daniel Defense is a family-owned and privately held firearms manufacturer in Black Creek, Georgia. Founded in 2001 — with a vision to create the world’s most innovative rifle accessories — Daniel Defense has evolved into one of the most internationally recognizable firearms brands. Today — right here in the USA — Daniel Defense manufactures the world’s most trusted firearms and accessories for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers. The brand remains unmatched in quality, precision, and world-class customer service. To stay updated on the latest from Daniel Defense, follow @DanielDefense on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. To learn more, visit

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