Para Ordnance TTR AR-15

    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.

    Rifle 300Clarge

    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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