DRD Tactical Paratus

DRD Tactical proudly announces the new Paratus rifle, a revolutionary…

DRD Tactical 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. Learn more at DRDtactical.com.


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  • Nice but cost to much for me.

  • Mike A

    Cool looking weapon, though it seems wasteful to be buying these and the SSR at the same time. It seems like if the concealment factor isn’t a huge deal for the mission, this weapon could be kitted out with different frant end rails and barrels. Taking the ACR stock is an odd choice as well, but makes sense in that it can be swapped out for the adjustable or solid versions.

  • Jman

    Better yet make it more affortable…. this price point is on par with Lewis Machine & Tool 308 and it is better than this…..but not as compact depends on your mission but such as life we will adapt to whatever is given to us… Right?? not knocking it all the way, just for the price I need some range testing as well…

  • Roger B

    NICE! .308 to boot. Look forward to seeing some range testing.