The PTS PDR™ offers compact form-factor and unique capabilities for individuals with need for such a low profile design. It is small and thin enough to be carried close to the body via a shoulder holster but is single-handedly deployable even from a seated position making it ideal for use in vehicle cabs and tight spaces. Backward compatibility with AR-15/M16 AEG magazines, allows for emergency supplement from personnel carrying standard M16s or M4s. An ultra-compact bullpup-style design keeps the overall length to a minimum while still accommodating a highly effective 11.5 inch barrel.
In order to address the limitations of existing systems, Magpul Industries began development of the Personal Defense Rifle™ (PDR™) in 2006. This concept is envisioned as an ultra-compact, rifle-caliber personal defense weapon, catered to military officers, non-combat personnel, aircraft/survival E&E, executive protection and airline security. It is designed to fill the unique role between pistol and rifle, by combining the capabilities of the latest generation of PDW systems while greatly reducing any logistical burden. For logistics reasons it was decided that the PDR™ would use PTS AEG PMAGs and AEG NATO standard USGI-style magazines. Backward compatibility with AEG AR-15/M16 magazines allows for emergency supplement from personnel carrying standard M16s of M4s. The PTS PDR AEG features the most current concept designs that have been envisioned for its real world counterpart.
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