Otis Technology Buys DRD Tactical

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posted on October 10, 2019
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Otis Technology acquired DRD Tactical in a move that officially took effect Oct. 1.

DRD Tactical leads the market in the design and manufacture of innovative tactical rifles, with each designed around three key characteristics—discreet, reliable and precise. The company specializes in a patented Quick Take Down rifle that ensures the utmost discretion when operators are traveling on covert operations. The firearms are designed for the military and law enforcement elite with a need for discreet carry.

“We are very excited for this opportunity,” said Larry Williams, Otis Technology CEO. “Our technology and the base of our product line was built on innovation and it’s a key pillar of our values today. DRD Tactical fully embraces that innovative culture with industry-leading, patented rifle designs. We are extremely optimistic about not only the current product line, but what’s in development—as well as the huge potential in firearms and firearm accessories.”

"DRD Tactical complements with the Otis Technology brand very well. Not only is Otis’ mainstay firearm cleaning gear but we have an incredible facility with advanced manufacturing capabilities. The synergy here is twofold—allowing us to vertically integrate as well as develop new products,” remarked Jim Brooker, vice president of engineering for Otis Technology’s dedicated R&D facility located in Phoenix, NY.

DRD prides itself on designing and building firearms in the United States and its operations will continue in their facility in Georgia while sales, marketing and administrative support will be out of Otis headquarters in Lyons Falls, NY.

Otis Technology specializes in advanced gun cleaning systems and accessories. Its products are used by the U.S. Military and among the most popular for civilian shooters. The DRD acquisition is the firm’s second in recent years. In 2018, the company acquired Shooter’s Choice, another industry leader in firearm cleaners, lubricants and protectants.

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