by David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com
August 15, 2012
DRD Tactical just released info on what looks to be a pretty badass 7.62mm NATO (7.62x51mm NATO)/.308 Win. quick-takedown/breakdown tactical rifle/carbine designed to meet the specs for Clandestine Break-Down Semi-Automatic Rifle (CSR) and Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS).
Here's the DRD Tactical press release on it, which includes the technical specs:
"DRD Tactical Introduces Paratus Rifles
Paratus (puh-rey-tuhs)…Latin. Meaning: READY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…..DRD Tactical <www.drdtactical.com> proudly announces the new Paratus rifle, a revolutionary takedown, semi-automatic rifle system in caliber .308/7.62x51mm 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 16”x10”x6” hard case for transport that accommodates the Paratus rifle, two (2) Magpul PMAGS and eye/ear protection. The case also includes cutouts for a Trijicon scope (not included).
Additional calibers and barrel lengths are in development and testing at this time and will be made available at a later date. With a MSRP of $5,615, the Paratus 16 is currently shipping and available through RSR and Clyde Armory. Other models are Paratus-16S with adjustable gas block for suppressor use and Paratus-12 SBR (NFA item) also suppressed fire capable.
Visit www.drdtactical.com for more information.
WEIGHT: 9.2 LBS
OVERALL LENGTH: 35” (With stock unfolded)
BARREL: Lothar-Walther 16” with 1 in 10 twist
MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 20 Rounds (Comes with 2 Magpul 20rd P-mags)
BUTTSTOCK: Magpul Folding and Adjustable Stock
SAFETY SELECTOR: AR15 type
OPTIC MOUNTING RAIL: MIL-STD 1913
FINISH: NiBore (Nickel Boron)
TRIGGER: GEISSELE 2-Stage
SIGHTS: Magpul MBUS Front & Rear
OPERATION: Direct Gas operated Semi-Automatic
Suppressor, optic and ammunition not included.
Company Contact Info:
Email Contact Form: http://www.drdtactical.com/contact.html
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