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Dark Storm Industries Unveils the DS-25 Typhoon Sport Utility Rifle

Oakdale, N.Y. – Dark Storm Industries LLC (DSI), a New York based firearms manufacturer known for innovation in design and performance, is excited to announce the DS-25 Typhoon Sport Utility Rifle.

The new .308 DS-25 Sport Utility Rifle utilizes several AR-15 based parts, making it one of the lightest and most compact .308 semi-automatic rifles on the market today. The DS-25 is available in configurations for all 50 states.

Heavy hitting, Lightweight

“Six years in development, our goal for the DS-25 was to combine the range and stopping power of the .308 Winchester cartridge used in the AR-10, with the light weight and maneuverability of the AR-15 platform.” said Ed Newman, co-owner of DSI.  “Weighing only 6.7 pounds, the DS-25 Typhoon could be the lightest .308 semi-automatic rifle ever.” Mr. Newman continued.

The DS-25 Typhoon shares its feature set with the popular DS-15 Typhoon.  Based on a billet 7075 aluminum upper and lower receiver set with a nitride 4150 barrel, the Typhoon also includes a free float M-Lok handguard, as well as ambidextrous charging handle and safety selector.  The barrel and handguard length, grip, and stock/brace vary by configuration.

“The .308’s range and stopping power when combined with the compact size and weight of the DS-25 make it the perfect solution for both sporting uses such as a day at the range, as well as utility needs like hunting and defense.” said Mr. Newman.  “The mid-length gas system, paired with the reduced reciprocated weight of the AR-15 sized BCG and buffer, really reduce the recoil to near 5.56 levels.”

Configurations for All 50 States

The DS-25 will be available in four different configurations. The standard rifle includes a 16” 1:10 twist mid-length barrel along with a Hogue over-molded rubber grip and adjustable stock.  The firearm non-NFA with its shorter 12.5” barrel, front vertical grip, and SBA3 brace brings the .308 cartridge into the sub-compact “truck gun” market. DSI will also offer the DS-25 Typhoon in a fixed magazine iteration for states such as New York and California, as well as post ban for New Jersey.

“Dark Storm has always gone to great lengths to ensure that anyone who wants one of our guns has a configuration that keeps them within the confines of their respective state laws. The DS-25 is no exception,” said Mr. Newman.

More to Come

“We expect to begin shipping production DS-25 firearms late summer.” said Mr. Newman.  “We also recognize that not everyone wants to buy a complete gun. Assembling your own custom rifle is at the heart of America’s AR market. As such, we will be offering a builder’s kit which will include the DS-25 upper, lower, barrel, BCG, and buffer tube.  Customers can then assemble their own unique version using standard AR-15 components,” continued Mr. Newman. “One of the key focuses during the development of the DS-25 was designing it to utilize as many standard AR-15 components as possible.”

The DS-25 builder’s kit can be completed using an AR-15 handguard, AR-15 lower parts kit including takedown and pivot pins, bolt catch, as well as a standard AR-15 3.0oz carbine buffer system.

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