Always Prepared: Takedown 308 Paratus Battle Rifle

Very cool gun: DRD Tactical’s new Paratus rifle is a takedown semi-automatic system in .308/7.62x51mm NATO that can be taken from its hard case and assembled without any tools—in less than a minute. In Latin, Semper Paratus means “always prepared” — also the motto of the U.S. Coast Guard.It is available in three configurations: Non-suppressed-16, Suppressor capable-16 and SBR-12 suppressor capable (NFA Only Model).

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-inch by 10-inch by 6-inch hard case that accommodates the Paratus rifle, two Magpul PMAGS, shooting glasses, ear plugs and cutouts for an optical sight which is not included.

The Paratus features a MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny top rail for mounting optics, a lower forend rail for handgrips, bipods or lights and additional accessory rails at both the 3 and 9’o clock positions.

MSRP: $5,615.

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Comments (11)

  1. A serious rifle for serious business. Definitely badass for sure. For someone with the cash; this would be a great one for a collection.

    1. You are correct. The article is five years old. DRD does make some often rifle though. I have been fortunate enough to test a few. Click here to see all of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s current DRD Tactical offerings. ~Dave Dolbee

  2. Pretty cool looking but I’m wondering about the performance – if anyone can make a vid showing the accuracy & compare against a non-break down semi auto & a bolt gun that would help a lot. Only if the marks are good enough would that warrant a $5,600+ price tag.

  3. Really? 6 seconds of trouble trying to get the barrel on?! I would have reshot that video so it would not show the trouble it has attaching. But it still looks like an awesome rifle!

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