Last year, Dark Storm Industries introduced a limited edition “Signature Series” rifle called the Wildfire. This year, the New York-based company is once again doing a Signature Series rifle. This one takes on a patriotic theme. It’s called the DS-15 Signature Series Freedom Flag Rifle in 5.56.

At the heart of the Dark Storm Signature Series DS-15 Freedom Flag is a DS-15 7075 billet aluminum lower and DSI 7075 forged upper with a forward assist and ejection port cover. The rifle features a charging handle with an extended tactical latch; billet ambidextrous 90-degree safety selector; and a NiB bolt carrier group. The 16-inch 5.56 threaded (1:9) stainless steel barrel and spiked CQB compensator both sport a Signature Series brush stainless finish.

This Dark Storm DS-15 Signature Series rifle also has a drop-in trigger with a crisp four-pound pull and short reset; and a 15-inch extended M-LOK forearm and full-length Picatinny top rail for accessories. In addition, a Magpul CTR adjustable stock is included, as is an ambidextrous sling plate and a Hogue rubberized pistol grip. It ships out with an Amend2 MOD-2 30-round magazine.

The rifle sports a custom “battle-worn” Cerakoted American flag that is definitely eye-catching.

“The DS-15 Signature Freedom Flag rifle proved to be quite popular at our booth this past SHOT Show,” Dark Storm founder and co-owner Ed Newman said in a press release. “No matter what state you live in or do business in, Dark Storm is the one company you can go to for the largest choice of rifles available to California and other restricted states, including our new Signature Series.”

The Darm Storm DS-15 Signature Series Freedom Flag 5.56 rifle is available in standard, fixed magazine (with a 10-round PMAG magazine) and featureless (for New York and California) configurations. MSRP is, fittingly, $1,776.

See the specs for the standard rifle below. For more, visit

Dark Storm DS-15 Signature Series Freedom Flag Rifle (Standard)

  • Signature Series Battle Worn American Flag Cerakote Finish
  • DSI Signature Series Brush Finish on Barrel and Compensator
  • Signature Series 15″ Extended Length M-Lok Forearm
  • Signature Series Drop-In 4lb Trigger
  • DS-15 Billet 7075 Aluminum Lower Receiver
  • DSI Forged Upper Receiver w/ Forward Assit and Ejection Port Cover
  • Dark Storm Spec Ops Gen 2 Charging Handle
  • DSI Billet Ambidextrous 90 Degree Safety Selector
  • Dark Storm NiB Bolt Carrier Group
  • DSI Steel Micro Gas Block
  • Carbine Gas System
  • DSI 16″ 5.56 Threaded 1:9 Stainless Steel Barrel
  • DSI CQB Compensator
  • Amend 2 Magazine 30 Round
  • Magpul CTR Adjustible Stock
  • Ambidextrous Sling Plate
  • Hogue Pistol Grip
  • Optic Ready (sights not included)
  • Trigger Lock
  • Weight TBD

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