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The Aptus® evolved from the popular Paratus® rifle and features the same patented internal recoil technology and quick take down rifle technology.  Chambered in 5.56mm and 300BLK, the Aptus® is Latin for “ready.” The patented internal recoil system eliminates the standard buffer tube/spring associated with most AR style rifles, allowing it to be fired with stock folded. The rifle can be assembled in less than 60 seconds without the use of any tools. Constructed with U.S. billet aluminum and finished in either black hard coat type III anodizing or NIB Battleworn finish, this tactical rifle comes with extraordinary custom detail and outstanding quality.  It has an ambidextrous safety bolt catch and a left side non reciprocating charging handle. This patented quick take down rifle is designed for compact portability and discreet carry. 

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO and .300 BLK
  • Operation:  Semi-Automatic  Direct Gas Operated
  • Receivers: Upper / Lower and Handguard from US  Billet Aircraft Aluminum
  • Barrel:
      • 16” Nitride Finished 1/7 (5.56mm)
      • 16” Nitride Finish 1/7 twist (300 BLK) 
  • Controls: Bolt catch
  • Charging Handle: Non-Reciprocating left side charging handle
  • Stock: Magpul® folding stock
  • Rail: 15” Full length MIL STD 1913 rail at 12 o’clock and M-Lok® compatible 
  • Weight: 7 lbs (empty)
  • Trigger: mil.spec.
  • Trigger pull: 4.5 lbs
  • OAL: 34”
  • Magazine: 30 round  Magpul® magazines
  • Muzzle: mil. spec. Bird Cage
  • Storage: Your choice of 18.27” X  14.41” hard case or back pack
  • Finish: Hardcoat Type III Anodizing (black) and NIB Battleworn
  • Made in the USA


All DRD Rifles have a built in modularity, with its patented quick take down rifle technology, not only can you assemble in 60 seconds you can also change calibers with a simple barrel swap