DRD Tactical’s new Paratus is a semi-automatic take-down .308 Win. rifle designed to meet the military’s Clandestine Break-Down Semi-Automatic Rifle (CSR) proposal specifications. When broken down it fits inside an attaché case and can be assembled and ready to fire in under 60 seconds as demonstrated in the video below.
The rifle appears to be based on the AR-10 design with a return spring integrated into the upper receiver and a charging handle on the left side. Other than the charging handle, the controls are the same as an AR-10/AR-15.
With a price starting at $5615, this rifle is not designed for the casual shooters.
|Caliber||.308 Win / 7.62x51mm NATO|
|Barrel||Lothar-Walther 16” with 1 in 10 twist|
The price for the Paratus-16 (16″ model) is $5,615 and Paratus-SBR-12 (12″ model with AAC muzzle brake) is $5,999. The company plans to offer additional calibers in the future.