Para Ordnance TTR AR-15

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Snowflakes in Hell (who, long overdue, is now on my blogroll) has photos of the Para Ordnance TTR AR-15. The Tactical Target Rifle features a unique recoil system above the barrel, which significantly reduces recoil and allows for a folding stock.

The new Para Tactical Target Rifle with its Direct Impinged Gas System™ (DIGS™) gets you back on target faster than any other rifle of its kind. The recoil spring is over the op-rod so there is no “twang” in your ear as your head rests on the rifle’s stock while the bolt cycles between shots.

Having the recoil system up front over the barrel puts it where it naturally pushes the rifle back down on target instead of up and into your shoulder.

The specs:

Caliber: 5.56 Nato
Barrel: 16.5 inches Chrome Lined
Twist: 1 in 9 inches
Sights: Flip up front sight and fully adjustable flip-up rear sight
Overall Length: Stock Open and Fully Extended – 36 inches
Stock Open and telescoped in – 33 inches
Stock Folded – 26.25 inches
Weight: 7.6 pounds
Additional Features: Field strips with no tools
Multiple sling mount points
MSRP: $2,297

The rifle will go on sale in 2008. Next year conversion kits will be offered to install a TTR recoil system on a standard AR.

Sebastian’s photos are here. More info @ Para.


Roughedge pointed out in the comments that this rifle is a Yankee Hill / ZW Weapons LR300 AXL rifle. It looks like it is either a clone or, more likely, Para has licensed it. YH/ZM are not selling them now. When they were sold they cost $2139.

Here are some photos from ZM and GunBroker (NXL model). Click to expand.

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  • Don Don on Sep 22, 2010

    I am having the same problems as Lee. Cannot get thru a 10 round clip w/o a jam, extraction failure, dented ammo, etc.

    Sent the upper back to Para: 5 to 8 weeks to diagnose. Plus God knows how long to repair.

    Mike at Para customer service won't return phone calls or e mails.

    My advise is STAY AWAY.

    Oh by the way...with 55 grain ammo, the kick is only reduced from an AR-15 by 20%.....our guess.

    The Weapons Mag's got this totally wrong.

  • Joe Joe on Feb 08, 2011

    Hi Don,

    What was your outcome with Para?