By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
Photo(s) Credit: DRD Tactical
January 12, 2017
DRD Tactical, maker of the Paratus and KIVAARI rifle/carbines, recently published a press release on the new and very cool DRD Tactical Aptus Weapon System 5.56mm NATO (5.56x45mm NATO)/300BLK (300 Blackout) Multi-Caliber Short Barreled Rifle (SBR)/Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)/Carbine/Designated Marksman’s Rifle (DMR), and it looks pretty badass.
The DRD Tactical Aptus Weapon System can be configured in any length (PDW/DMR/Carbine, etc.) and caliber configuration (5.56 or 300BLK) in less than a minute, while offering AR-15 parts compatibility. According to the company’s press release the Aptus’ “Lower receiver parts, magazines, barrels and some bolt carrier group parts can interchange with mil-spec parts.”
You also get a folding stock (thanks to the weapon’s internal action spring), folding side charging handle, modular tactical handguards/rail systems/forend rail tubes, and DRD’s nickel-boron (NiB) Battle Worn Finish, which DR really digs. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Defense Review an’t wait to run this one. In the meantime, DefenseReview (DR) hopes to handle it at SHOT Show 2017, as it looks every bit as impressive as DRD Tactical’s previous offerings.
But, before we get to do that, here’s the DRD Tactical press release on it:
“APTUS™ Weapon System
January 05, 2017
Dallas, GA: DRD Tactical is happy to introduce our new Aptus™ Weapon System in 5.56Nato and 300BLK calibers. Our latest rifle is designed using our patented quick change barrel and internal recoil system. It is a direct gas operated rifle with Magpul folding stock and left sided non-reciprocating charging handle.
Aptus™ Rifle allows the operator to go from PDW to Carbine or DMR configuration in less than one minute. Another major advantage with this weapon system is parts compatibility with standard AR15 parts. The Lower receiver parts, magazines, barrels and some bolt carrier group parts can interchange with mil-spec parts.
Available in spring 2017
MSRP – $1695 Hard Coat Type III Anodize Black Finish, 16” barrel
MSRP – $1995 NiB Battle Worn™ Finish, 16” barrel
DRD Tactical specializes in design and manufacturing of patented quick take down Rifles in 338 Lapua Magnum, 7.62Nato, 6.5Creedmore, 5.56 Nato and 300AAC, in our modern CNC manufacturing facility.
For more information, please visit www.drdtactical.com.”
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