DRD Tactical Announces Paratus Rifle Line

posted on August 14, 2012

DRD Tactical announces the new Paratus rifle, a revolutionary takedown, semi-automatic rifle system in caliber .308 Win./7.62 NATO that can be taken from its hard-case and assembled, without any tools, in less than a minute.

The Paratus features a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny top rail for mounting optics, a lower fore end rail for handgrips, bipods or lights and additional accessory rails at both the 3- and 9-o'clock positions.

Designed for the Clandestine Break-Down Semi-Automatic Rifle (CSR) proposal issued by the military's Joint & Special Operations Program (JSOP), the Paratus ships in a 16x10x6-inch hard case for transport that accommodates the Paratus rifle, two (2) Magpul PMAGS, shooting glasses, ear plugs and more. The case also includes cutouts for an optical sight (not included). It is available in three configurations: Non-suppressed-16, Suppressor capable -16 and SBR-12 suppressor capable (NFA Only Model).

Additional calibers and barrel lengths are in development and testing at this time and will be made available at a later date. With an MSRP of $5,615, the Paratus 16 is currently shipping and available through RSR and Clyde Armory.

Visit www.drdtactical.com for more information.


CALIBER: .308 Win./7.62NATO
WEIGHT: 9.2 pounds
OVERALL LENGTH: 35 inches (With stock unfolded)
BARREL: Lothar-Walther; 16 inches with 1:10-inch twist
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 20 Rounds (Comes with 2 Magpul 20-round PMags)
BUTTSTOCK: Magpul Folding and Adjustable Stock
FINISH: NiBore (Nickel Boron)
TRIGGER: Geissele Two-Stage
OPERATION: Direct-gas-operated semi-automatic(Suppressor, optic and ammunition not included)


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