DRD Tactical Paratus Clandestine Take-Down Rifle

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

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.

DRD Tactical Paratus-SBR-12 (12″ short barrled model)

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
Capacity20 Rounds
FinishNickel Boron
BarrelLothar-Walther 16” with 1 in 10 twist
StockMagpul Folding
TriggerGeissele 2-Stage
Weight9.2 lbs
SightsMagpul MBUS

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.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • OleArmyDude OleArmyDude on Nov 11, 2012

    I saw one of these blow up at the range a month back. The guy looked pretty surprised when it blew the magazine into pieces across the range. Turned the gun into a paperweight, the guy couldn't even take the gun apart.

    • Thomas Thomas on Nov 12, 2012

      @OleArmyDude I would love more information on this. Where? When?

  • Robert Robert on Jan 03, 2013

    do you have to be Law enforcement to buy this gun ?