PARA USA Exits Rifle Market – Ends TTR Tactical Target Rifle

Para USA TTR Tactical Target Rifle

Para USA TTR Tactical Target Rifle


Pineville, NC – PARA USA announced today that it was exiting the rifle market to concentrate on its core competency in handguns. CEO Thanos Polyzos said, “PARA has some exciting new projects in development that will continue the innovation that we started with the high capacity P14-45 pistol. We want to bring these exciting new major caliber handguns to the firearms market and we need to focus our attention on them.”

The Tactical Target Rifle is the best battle rifle in the world. It has the remarkable Delayed Impingement Gas System (DIGS) that makes it the softest shooting, most reliable rifle of its type. While PARA USA will cease production of the Tactical Target Rifle, it will continue its tradition of providing unparalleled service in the firearms industry.

PARA USA will continue to service all of the Tactical Target Rifles it has sold. However, the production and marketing of new rifles using the DIGS operating system will be resumed by Al Zitta, the original developer of the rifle.

For information on new rifles contact: ZM Performance Systems, Inc., 1958 Wes White HL Rd., Richmond, VT 05477 or

Media Contact:
Kerby Smith, PARA USA, Inc. (704) 930-7600

SIG M400 and SIG M400 Enhanced Carbines Shipping

SIG SAUER M400 Enhanced Carbine

SIG SAUER M400 Enhanced Carbine

SIG SAUER, Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial, law enforcement and military firearms, introduces an improved version of the current 5.56×45mm military issue centerfire tactical carbine, the SIG M400™.

The SIG M400™ has been introduced for consumers who prefer the direct impingement gas system and have an inventory of parts and accessories for the original M4-style carbine. Built with SIG SAUER® quality and reliability, the SIG M400™ is also an exceptional value for those seeking an AR-platform rifle.

To increase accuracy over mil-spec carbines, the SIG M400™ features a tensioning device designed into the lower receiver that ensures a tight lockup and eliminates accuracy-robbing play between the upper and lower receivers. The lower receiver has all the same features as the SIG 516™ such as an ambidextrous magazine release and rear quick-detach sling mount. Both receivers are machined from 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum forgings and coated with a durable phosphate finish.

The upper receiver features an integrated MIL-STD 1913 accessory top rail for mounting optics and accepts most M16/AR15-style furniture. A six-position collapsible polymer stock offers adjustability to fit all shooters. An Enhanced version of the SIG M400 features all Magpul® furniture.

Chambered in 5.56 NATO, the SIG M400™ will be available in semi-automatic for commercial users. Three-round burst or fully automatic versions will be made available for military and law enforcement. Built to full military specifications, the SIG M400™ features a 16″ chrome moly steel barrel with a chrome-lined chamber and bore. A direct-gas impingement system operates a seven-lug, rotating bolt. The muzzle is threaded ½ x 28 TPI to accept a variety of flash hiders, compensators or suppressor mounts. An M16A2 flash compensator is included.

A removable sight assembly and carry handle, 30-round magazine and hard case are standard features on this rifle.

JP RIFLES PSC-11 Side-Charge Upper Receiver Kit

JP RIFLES PSC-11 Side-Charge Upper Receiver Kit

JP RIFLES PSC-11 Side-Charge Upper Receiver Kit


Now this is pretty interesting and will quickly be added to the “Must Own” list. While on the surface it’s quite expensive but once you dive in to the specs you realize it comes with a JP FULL MASS BOLT CARRIER GROUP, JP ENHANCED BOLT and PSC-11 RECIEVER it becomes a good value for what you are getting.


Here’s the information from JP Rifles

Since its introduction at SHOT Show 2011, our dual-charging PSC-11 platform has become a true hit. Integrating the popular side-charge system of the LRP-07 and SCR-11 platforms into a machined-from-billet receiver that doesn’t sacrifice any of the functionality or compatibility of a standard Mil-spec upper has made the PSC-11 the best-of-both-worlds option for the all-out tactical market. Now, for the home rifle builder, we’re making this platform available as a complete upper receiver kit including:

  • PSC-11™ upper receiver
  • Ejection port cover and hardware
  • Forward assist and hardware
  • Top- and side-charging systems
  • Full Mass JP Bolt Carrier
  • JP EnhancedBolt™ group (including bolt, cam pin, firing pin and firing pin retaining pin)

This kit assembles exactly like a standard forged upper with the simple addition of the side-charge handle, which slips into place as easily as a standard T-handle. If you can build an upper, you can build your own PSC-11 and tap the potential yourself.


AR-15 versus DPMS LR-308 Visually

Folks are often mistaken thinking they can convert an AR-15 to fire .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO. It can not be done. The AR-15 action and magazine well are not large enough to support the larger caliber.


CMMG AR-15 and DPMS LR-308 Stripped Receiver Top View

CMMG AR-15 and DPMS LR-308 Stripped Receiver Top View

CMMG AR-15 and DPMS LR-308 Stripped Receiver Side View

CMMG AR-15 and DPMS LR-308 Stripped Receiver Side View

I think the pictures above make the differences obvious. Now in the picture below is a 24″ Bull Barrel AR-15 and a 24″ Bull Barrel DPMS LR-308. Both rifle are built using similar options.  Again the differences are obvious. The DPMS weighs in at 16 pounds.

AR-15 versus DPMS LR-308 Similarly built 24" BULL BARRELS

AR-15 versus DPMS LR-308 Similarly built 24" BULL BARRELS

New rifle company takes over Bushmaster plant

WINDHAM — The former owner of Bushmaster Firearms International LLC and other investors have created a new rifle company in the former Bushmaster manufacturing plant in Windham.

Called Windham Weaponry, the company will make rifles and employ up to half of the 73 employees who worked at the Bushmaster plant, which closed earlier this year. More employees may be added before the end of the year, said a media release.

“A group of investors felt there was a great opportunity for a new company when Bushmaster Firearms International LLC decided to relocate the company to another state and lay off all its employees. These employees in many cases have 25 years of experience in making one of the finest rifles in the world,” said the release.

Windham Weaponry will be located in the Windham Business Park and will begin production in July, with initial shipments scheduled for September.

The investor group is led by Richard Dyke, who founded Bushmaster and sold the company to New York City-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management in April 2006 for an undisclosed sum.

Cerberus affiliates own Madison, N.C.-based Freedom Group, Bushmaster’s parent company, said a spokesman.

In December, Dyke said he owned the Windham property with his son, and that they had business plans in the works.

“I would like to attract some kind of manufacturing company, which I might or might not be an investor,” he said. “I can assure you (the property) won’t be empty.”

Dyke added that he had a noncompete agreement with Bushmaster’s owner that expired in April.

He could not be reached for comment today.

Tom Bartell, Windham’s economic development director, said Dyke established the new company without assistance from the town.

“When Bushmaster went out, Mr. Dyke stepped up and said, ‘I will try my best to … bring something back to Windham and to the workers,’ ” Bartell said. “Stepping up like he did says something about his talents and drive.”

Freedom Group announced in December that it would close the Bushmaster plant in March. Bushmaster employed 73 workers.

Freedom Group said it would retain the Bushmaster brand but move the manufacturing of products now made in Windham to other facilities.

Freedom Group owns other firearms manufacturers, including Remington Arms Co., Dakota Arms Cos., Parker Gunmakers, H&R 1871 and Marlin Firearms.


After a bit of pondering I decided to do an ar 15 build project just for this sight. The only detail I need to decide is the caliber. The choice is 6.8 SPC II or .300 AAC BLACKOUT. Im leaning heavily towards the 300 AAC BLACKOUT as ammunition cost is on par with the 308 Winchester.

As for the build details Im leaning towards small and light but thats not cast in stone.


Anyhow I will start a dedicated page for the build once the details are finalized.