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Posted: 8/10/2012 5:57:34 AM EST
Sneak peak: DRD Tactical Arms Paratus Rifle
The Blaze has been given a first look at an incredible special ops breakdown rifle that you haven’t seen anywhere else.

Consider this a special Firearms Friday treat:




It’s called the Paratus 16, and it is one of the most exciting new rifle designs we’ve seen in a long time.

Designed from the bottom up and built by DRD Tactical Arms, the Paratus was conceptualized from the start as a multi-purpose rifle specifically for Spec Ops/Covert Ops missions. It can also suit many diplomatic or executive security, military, air crews, law enforcement– and of course– home defense uses.

What DRD Tactical has come up with is a high-tech clandestine ops rifle that fits right in your backpack.
More at link.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 5:59:09 AM EST
It looks like an ACR, AR-10, and an FAL had a baby
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:01:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By alpalwal:
It looks like an ACR, AR-10, and an FAL had a baby with the founders of Magpul


fify
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:02:14 AM EST
Designed from the bottom up and built by DRD Tactical Arms, the Paratus was conceptualized from the start as a multi-purpose rifle specifically for Spec Ops/Covert Ops missions.


Somebody watched The Borne Identity too many times.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:03:12 AM EST
$5600.00
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:04:12 AM EST
Still waiting on a leap forward from the AR platform.

Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:04:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By doggbert556:
$5600.00

Ya but...it's a game changer


Speed
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:04:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2012 6:05:31 AM EST by hondaciv]
Couple things...

1) Clandestine breakdown special ops. REALLY? Should have added the words "Seal Team 6" and "tactical" as well. Would give it more street cred.
2) It's not like you can pop the suitcase and start blasting either. Some assembly is required. The side folder is cool, but that's why we have the SCAR.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:06:02 AM EST
I had no interest long before I got to the price.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:06:37 AM EST


Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:08:46 AM EST
So much fail in such a short blurb



The word of the day is Failtacular.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:11:04 AM EST
I just don't see what is special.

If I wanted something that looked like a SCAR i would just buy a SCAR.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:17:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2012 6:29:14 AM EST by 96Ag]
Is it just me, or does it look like a really mediocre photoshop?

The ACR stock is offset, the MBUS look pasted on, the barrel looks like it has a DI gas block and it has a knurled thread protector instead of a brake, comp or flash hider.


ETA: I went to the link to see that it real enough. The stock bothers me though, I don't know why.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:25:12 AM EST
Think I'd rather have a Larue Suitcase and skip on this abortion.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:26:58 AM EST
That's a dyed in the wool game changer if I've ever seen one. A goddam force multiplier!
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:27:53 AM EST
Looks like a crappy rip off of the scar at twice the price....
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:28:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2012 6:28:58 AM EST by Everrest]
(see if this embeds)ETA: follow the link.
Paratus Video Final
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:29:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By alpalwal:
It looks like an ACR, AR-10, and an FAL had a baby


With fetal alcohol syndrome.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:32:30 AM EST
Im surprised they haven't put zombie stuff on it yet...
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:39:53 AM EST
Sweet. A $5,600 SCAR-H.

Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:40:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Everrest:
(see if this embeds)ETA: follow the link.
Paratus Video Final


So basically the only thing this rifle has that others don't is a barrel nut that can be hand tightened, and tool-less removal of the rail.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:40:16 AM EST
For 2500 bucks as configured in the picture, maybe.


I've got a semi-auto 308 on the want list.

Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:41:56 AM EST
Looks great I love new firearms

Looks like an XCR
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:41:58 AM EST
Designed from the bottom up and built by DRD Tactical Arms, the Paratus was conceptualized from the start as a multi-purpose rifle specifically for Spec Ops/Covert Ops missions


Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:42:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By ShotTherapy_JR:
Im surprised they haven't put zombie stuff on it yet...


It would raise the price point too high for the civilian market if they did that.


So they kept the price down to a more reasonable level.








Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:42:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By ghengiskhabb:
For 2500 bucks as configured in the picture, maybe.


I've got a semi-auto 308 on the want list.



I kinda regret selling mine but the ammo prices kind of takes the fun out of 308 auto loaders.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:45:13 AM EST
That thing looks frikin ugly.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:46:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By FunYun1983:
Originally Posted By Everrest:
(see if this embeds)ETA: follow the link.
Paratus Video Final


So basically the only thing this rifle has that others don't is a barrel nut that can be hand tightened, and tool-less removal of the rail.


Nothing says repeatability like a hand tightened barrel nut.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 6:49:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2012 6:51:10 AM EST by 25Chuck]
Looks heavy and expensive.

ETA:

the Paratus was conceptualized from the start as a multi-purpose rifle specifically for Spec Ops/Covert Ops missions


You have to wonder if they actually believe that or just throw it in there for the benefit of the more money than sense types who will no doubt fall for it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 7:07:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2012 7:08:22 AM EST by Lumpy196]


Six men came to kill me one time. And the best of 'em carried this. It's a Callahan full-bore auto-lock. Customized trigger, double cartridge thorough gauge. It is my very favorite gun. I call it Vera.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 7:46:59 AM EST
Looks like an uglier, more expensive XCR-M Ripoff.
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 8:02:14 AM EST
I'll stick with the ar platform
Link Posted: 8/10/2012 8:07:24 AM EST
Price too high.

But even if it were affordable the charging handle on the left is a no go.
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