At the Range: DRD Tactical CDR-15 “Suitcase Gun”

At first glance, you might think the CDR-15 rifle from DRD Tactical is just another AR-15 with a fancy paint job. It looks and functions much like a standard mil-spec rifle, but take a closer look — into a suitcase with custom-cut foam compartments — and you’ll see its secret exhibited in a portable carbine with a quick takedown barrel design.

In fact, the major upper components of the CDR-15 “Suitcase Gun” can be assembled or disassembled in under one minute with your bare hands — no tools are necessary.

Quick Assembly
Assembling the CDR-15 from its suitcase in a minute or less relies upon its proprietary barrel nut, upper receiver and handguard. With the barrel and gas system properly seated into the upper receiver, hand tighten the barrel nut onto the threads of the receiver. Then slide the handguard over the upper receiver and tighten it down with a single pin and take down lever. Now just load up and engage targets!

The Suitcase Gun is available as a complete firearm system with a lower receiver; or the U556/U300 Upper Receivers are sold separately and maintain compatibility with standard AR-15 lowers. This system can also be quickly converted between .223 Rem./5.56 NATO and .300 AAC Blackout with a simple barrel swap.

You may even decide to build your own with the DRD Tactical Quick Takedown Build Kit. To complete your upper, choose your own barrel, low-profile gas block, gas tube, charging handle and bolt carrier group.

The complete CDR-15 rifle system comes in either caliber, packed in a custom-made hardcase for $2,091. The U556/U300 upper receivers are sold separately in .300 AAC Blackout for $995 and in .223 Rem./5.56 NATO for $1,050. If you want to build your own, build kits are available at Brownells for $695.99.

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