Dark Storm Industries – Innovating Firearms for Every State

Dark Storm Industries – Innovating Firearms for Every State

Welcome to another edition of our Brand Spotlight series, where we delve into the world of firearms with industry experts.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at Dark Storm Industries, a company making waves with their 50-state-compliant ARs and innovative designs. We had the opportunity to speak with Brett from Dark Storm about their latest offerings and the story behind their success.

Dark Storm Industries: What Do They Offer?

Dark Storm Industries has a wide array of products and services. Let’s review them:

DSI Firearms

The company offers a variety of firearms, including the DS-15 Typhoon, DS-15 Lightning, DS-9 Moe, and many more.

DSI Firearms


Dark Storm Industries has an abundance of weapons parts, such as Receivers, Barrels, Handguards, and Small Parts.


Remington rifles, SIG Sauer rifles, Smith & Wesson rifles – all these and many more can be found on the company website, along with various magazines, and rifle accessories.


Looking for Remington shotguns? Perhaps you want Mossberg or Benelli shotguns? Maybe some other brands suit you best? Dark Storm Industries has got you covered.


A wide range of pistols can be found on the website, including Glocks, Colts, Springfields, and Walthers. You can also purchase LE pistols as well as different accessories.


Whether you are looking for rifle ammo, shotgun ammo, or pistol ammo, chances are, you can find what you need on Dark Storm Industries’ website.


Rifle scopes, pistol red dots, scope mounts, and many pptics are available on the website.


Dark Storm Industries also offer tons of lifestyle weapon-related accessories. They have clothing, tactical gear, maintenance, storage and transport, and a whole lot more.


On top of all the products we just mentioned, Dark Storm Industries also provides gunsmithing and FFL transfers.


Need a shooting range to practice your shooting skills? Maybe you want a beginner’s introduction to firearms? You can count on DSI to get the job done.

Interview With Brett from Dark Storm Industries

Brett from Dark Storm Industries walks us through their line of firearms.

Todd: Can you tell me a little bit about your DS-25?

Brett: Our DS-25 is a small frame .308 firearm based on the AR-15 platform. We’ve modified the upper and lower receiver sets to accommodate the larger casing. The rifle uses three proprietary parts: the barrel, the bolt carrier group, and the buffer tube. The rest of the firearm uses standard mil-spec AR-15 parts. It only weighs six and a half pounds, and it recoils like a 5.56.

Todd: Is the DS-25 made from billet?

Brett: Yes, it features a 7075 billet precision-matched upper and lower receiver set, along with a profile-matched free-float M-LOK handguard. It also has ambidextrous billet controls, extended takedown pins, and over-molded Hogue furniture for the pistol grip and adjustable stock.

Todd: What is the price point for the DS-25?

Brett: The complete rifle has an MSRP of about $1,495. We also offer a builder’s kit for around $995, which includes the receiver set, barrel, bolt carrier group, and buffer tube.

Todd: Where can people find more information about your products?

Brett: They can visit our website at dark-storm.com.

Todd: Can you tell us a little bit about the history of Dark Storm Industries and the motivation for creating this rifle?

Brett: Dark Storm Industries was created 10 years ago in response to Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent political storm surrounding gun legislation in New Jersey. We patented a new style lower receiver that bypassed new legislation, allowing ARs to return to gun shop shelves. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of 50-state-compliant ARs.

Todd: You also have a new rifle, the DS-15 Lightning. Can you tell us more about that?

Brett: The DS-15 Lightning is designed for target shooting and competitive three-gun shooting. It features a single-stage, four-pound drop-in trigger, a mid-length stainless competition barrel with a 1:7 twist, and a competition stainless compensator. The retail price is $1,495.

Todd: How can people order the DS-15 Lightning?

Brett: They can go directly to our website, www.dark-storm.com, or find an authorized dealer that’s near them.

Dark Storm Industries Reviews

Now, let’s see what users have to say about the products and services of Dark Storm Industries.

“I recently (finally) received my gun permit. As exciting as it was, I was nervous. Took a private class with Anthony, well worth it. Just completed my conceal carry class at Dark Storm too, with Anthony, Glenn, Rob and Joe. It was awesome, I learned so much and they all made me feel more confident, I have a lot more to learn and practice but as a first timer, this is the place to go. All around excellent. These guys are great!”

Diana D.

“All I can say is that these guys are top notch. You wanna get your concealed carry and learn the right way to do it. The guys at Dark Storm are the way to go. Starting with Ken, super knowledgeable and always willing to teach as well as learn, then you have Robert also always willing to help you learn, Anthony is another great instructor and Chris everyone there knows their shit!!!! That’s all I have to say. You will not be disappointed by Dark Storm or their employees. I will be a customer for a long time.”

Christopher D.

“There are so many amazing things I can say about DSI. I just completed the New York State approved CCW class, and it was above and beyond anything I could have imagined. The knowledge that Glenn, Rob, Anthony and his team have to deliver related to this class will literally open your eyes. All of the IMPORTANT information is delivered in a way that helps you understand and absorb. While Glenn and his team are instructing you on all of the information related to the class, they are also discussing so many things that you would most likely not have thought about (when attending a class just to get the cert.) Glenn and his team literally present to you as if you are handling a firearm for the first time, knowledge, form, technique and most of all RESPECT related to what you are doing and why. The class was beyond informative, the qualification portion of the class was exactly as discussed leading up to it and they could not have made you feel more comfortable and confident every step of the way.

Glenn and his team do not treat you like a customer, they treat you as an extension of what they are and how passionate they are about what they do each and every day. I cannot speak in regards to other classes given at other locations, but I would be hard pressed to think that any of them can come close to the knowledge, experience and confidence you will feel during and once you have completed the course given at Dark Storm Industries.

P.S. Is a couple more dollars really going to matter if you are taught the wrong things that could potentially affect a life changing decision? Remember, seconds matter, and in that split second, your life and the life of your loved ones could be altered forever, that is a long time! A forever customer.”

Tony C. (Tyler & Courtney P)


Dark Storm Industries continues to innovate and provide firearm enthusiasts with high-quality, 50-state-compliant AR options. And not only that, they have an abundance of pistols, shotguns, ammo, optics, receivers, barrels, and offer services like gunsmithing, and FFL transfers.

Their commitment to designing firearms to fit into every state’s regulations showcases their dedication to customers and the industry. Keep an eye on this trailblazing company and their cutting-edge products.

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