DRD Tactical AR-15/M16 Quick Takedown Build Kit

The lower, upper and optic fit neatly in the pack.

DRD tactical, manufacturer of the exotic Paratus Clandestine Break-Down Rifle, also makes a takedown kit for conventional AR-15/M16 type rifles.

DRD Tactical takedown build kit.

DRD Tactical takedown build kit.

The kit consists of a complete upper receiver, barrel nut and front rail.  The end user supplies the charging handle, bolt carrier group, barrel, gas block, gas tube and muzzle device.

I ordered the kit and the following parts from Brownells:

A typical 3-day assault pack?

A typical 3-day assault pack?

The lower, upper and optic fit neatly in the pack.

Nope- this one is way better.   The lower, upper and optic fit neatly in the pack.

Assembly is quick.  Lock the colt to the rear, insert the barrel extension into the upper receiver, and tighten the barrel nut by hand.

Assembly is quick. Lock the bolt to the rear, insert the barrel extension into the upper receiver, and tighten the barrel nut by hand.

The rail slides over the barrel.  The front pin is pressed in and the lever is closed.

The rail slides over the barrel. The front pin is pressed in and the lever is closed.

Mount your optic and you are ready to shoot!

Mount your optic and you are ready to shoot!  The 1-4 Nightforce NXS is an excellent choice for close to medium range shooting.

The DRD takedown system assembled quickly.  The rail system is securely fastened to the upper receiver with no noticeable play.

For comparison purposes, the a standard 16" upper is shown next to the DRD front end.  The DRD is 6" shorter.

For comparison purposes, the a standard 16″ upper is shown next to the DRD front end. The DRD is 6″ shorter.

The longest part of the carbine shown here was the barrel assembly.  It measured 18 5/8″ long.  This is 6″ shorter than a standard 16″ carbine upper.

DRD takedown parts below bag

I plan on checking to see how much the zero changes each time the rifle is broken down and reporting back.

You can order a DRD quick takedown build kit (100-012-676) from Brownells.