DRD Tactical Paratus .308 Backpack Gun
Here’s a new 1 MOA semi-auto .308 discrete carry setup that fits in a laptop pack that breaks down at only one point. The DRD Tactical Paratus keeps things simple by splitting the gun only at the barrel nut. This means the gun can be broken down or set to run in about 30 seconds since all you have to do is operate a cam lever and a takedown pin on the handguard and then run the barrel nut hand tight.
The configuration shown is a 16″ 7.62 x 51mm midlength gas system gun that takes SR-25 magazines. The folding Magpul stock saves space but leaves no room for a traditional AR style buffer system, so DRD Tactical used a side charging handle, overhead buffer system. The gun was designed to fit in a 3-day assault pack and it does. DRD Tactical tells me they have a 5.56mm version in the pipeline with 6.5, 6.8 versions envisioned along with a special “necked-down .338″ cartridge that they are working up themselves.
Aside from clandestine/ninja work, the gun will appeal to anyone working in a space-limited environment. Broken down, the gun doesn’t take up any more space than a short barrel M4 and provides a heck of a lot more punch and precision. I can see something like this finding its way into vehicle and pilot E&E kits, for instance.
Caliber: .308 / 7.62 x 51mm
Weight: 9.2 lbs
Barrel: Lothar-Walther 16” with 1 in 10 twist
Magazine Capacity: 20 Rounds (Comes with 2 Magpul P-mags)
Furniture: Magpul, Adjustable Folding Stock and Grips
Safety Selector: AR15 type
Trigger: Geissele 2-Stage
Optic Rail Mount: MIL-STD 1913
Operation: Direct Gas operated Semi-Automatic
Finish: NiBore (Also available in Hard Coat Anodize Black)
Sights: Magpul MBUS