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

by Kevin Elder

Oakdale, N.Y. (March 08, 2021) – 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.


About Dark Storm Industries LLC

Dark Storm Industries is a New York based firearms manufacturer specializing in modern sporting rifles. Founded in 2013, Dark Storm Industries developed the DS-15 line of rifles to meet the changing regulatory environment in states like New York and California. DSI products are available from leading firearms retailers and distributors nationwide.







Kevin Elder

Communications Manager, Dark Storm Industries LLC

631-967-3170 Ext 120


Dark Storm Industries Partners with The Witmer Public Safety Group DBA Interstate Arms.

by Brett Snider

Massachusetts, January 16, 2020 -- Furthering its dedication to be a top provider of American-made firearms, parts and accessories, Dark Storm Industries LLC is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with Interstate Arms, a leading wholesale distributor of firearms and related products based in New England.

Founded in 2012, Dark Storm Industries developed the DSI line of firearms to meet the ever-changing regulatory environment in states like California, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey. With their robust selection of quality firearms, parts and accessories, Dark Storm Industries was pleased to partner with Interstate Arms, a company that continues to expand their product offerings thanks to input from hundreds of satisfied dealers and the acquisition by the Witmer Public Safety Group.

With this new partnership, dealers will have even more legal and affordable options, which meet the specific legislation pertaining to their state, leveraging Interstate’s vast inventory and large customer base and Dark Storm Industries’ manufacturing abilities and expertise.

“Interstate Arms is proud to partner with Dark Storm Industries,” Said Rich Nutile, Branch manager at Interstate Arms. “Dark Storm has made incredibly innovative products that are legal in all 50 states. We appreciate their commitment to the firearms industry and spreading shooting sports to all corners of our country.”

“We are excited about working with Interstate Arms to increase the distribution of our products. Interstate Arms is one of the leading wholesale distributors for firearms and firearm parts and offers an alternative channel to the usual large distributors who have steered away from restricted states over the past few years. They have recognized the opportunity and grown to fill the needs of dealers looking to purchase  firearms and firearm parts behind enemy lines.” said Brett Snider, Sr. Account Manager at Dark Storm Industries.

About Interstate Arms

Interstate Arms established itself over 40 years ago as a wholesale distributor supplying licensed firearm dealers nationwide with firearms and related products.  Specialties include handguns, home defense guns, used guns, and military-style weapons.

In 2019 Interstate Arms was acquired by the Witmer Public Safety Group, and industry leader in the first responder gear market. This was done with the intention to grow Interstate’s well-established commercial distribution network as well as add to their ever-expanding law enforcement territories.  

Interstate Arms is also a leading distributor of law enforcement equipment. Dealers are invited to contact our sales staff to become an Interstate Arms Public Safety Dealer.  Our Public Safety Dealers receive enhanced products and extra discounts for their law enforcement officers, active military personnel and security customers.

About Dark Storm Industries

Dark Storm Industries has been in business for nearly 10 years and has become a leading manufacturer of premium, 50-state-legal AR style firearms.  DSI firearms are available in 5 different configurations to meet the legal needs of all 50 states.  They are 100% American-made and backed by a transferrable lifetime warranty. For more information, please visit http://www.dark-storm.com.