DRD Tactical is known for producing some of the best takedown rifles for “clandestine missions.” According to the company, “DRD Tactical specializes in patented quick-takedown rifles that are designed for compact portability and discreet carry— providing you the power you need without the need for traditional long gun cases.”
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The gun that started it all was the Paratus, a unique takedown rifle that easily broke down into two pieces—the upper/lower receivers as one unit, and the barrel assembly/handguard as another. After proving the Paratus’ capabilities in harsh extremes—and consistency thanks to a snug barrel-to-receiver fit—the company has expanded its lineup to include several new models, including the CDR-15 series.
The CDR-15 looks more like a traditional AR-15-style rifle but still breaks down in a fashion similar to the Paratus. For this rifle, 5.56mm NATO and 300 Blackout barrel assemblies are available, making it easy to switch between chamberings. I recently got my hands on a sample CDR-15 with both barrel assemblies as well as a VooDoo Tactical discreet carry backpack. DRD Tactical also offers other cases, including hard cases from Plano.
Weighing 6.9 pounds unloaded, the CDR-15 features upper and lower receivers machined from a billet of U.S.-sourced 7075-T6 aluminum. The 5.56mm and 300 BLK barrels are hammer forged, chrome lined and Parkerized with mid-length gas systems. That’s right—even with the takedown system, the rifles are still direct-impingement ARs.
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Check out the video to see the rifle in action, and keep your eyes peeled for a full test and evaluation in an upcoming issue of SPECIAL WEAPONS FOR MILITARY & POLICE. To subscribe, visit Tactical-life.com/subscribe.
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