The Dark Storm Industries DS-25 features configurations making it legal in all 50 states.

Dark Storm Industries just released its latest rifle, the DS-25 Typhoon Sport Utility Rifle. The Dark Storm DS-25 features several different configurations, making it legal in all 50 states. The system brings a hard-hitting, lightweight .30-caliber AR to market for all shooters.

Dark Storm DS-25 Typhoon Sport Utility Rifle

The new .308 DS-25 utilizes several AR-15-based parts. It comprises an extremely lightweight, compact .308 semi-auto rifle.

“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.”

The DS-25 Typhoon shares its feature set with the company’s DS-15 Typhoon. Based on a billet 7075 aluminum upper and lower receiver set, it includes a nitride 4150 barrel. It also comes with a free-float M-LOK handguard. An ambidextrous charging handle and safety selector add to its versatility. 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,” Newman said. “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 ability to offer different configurations enables the DS-25 to ship to all 50 states. The standard rifle includes a 16-inch, 1:10-twist mid-length barrel. It features a Hogue over-molded rubber grip and adjustable stock. The firearm, non-NFA comes with a shorter, 12.5-inch barrel, front vertical grip and SBA3 brace. The package should make an excellent truck gun. Finally, DSI will offer a fixed-magazine variant for more prohibitive states, including a post-ban model 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,” Newman said.

The DS-25 builder’s kit completes using an AR-15 handguard and lower parts kit. For even more info, please visit

Dark Storm DS-25 Typhoon Rifle Specs

  • DS-25 7075 Billet Aluminum Receiver Set
  • Black Type III Hard Coat Anodize
    NOTE: Due to the nature of the anodizing process, color tints may vary. 
  • DSI Chinook Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • DSI Billet Ambidextrous 90-degree Safety Selector
  • DS-25 Proprietary Bolt Carrier Group
  • DSI Typhoon M-Lok 13-inch Hand Guard
  • DSI Steel Micro Gas Block
  • Mid-Length Gas System
  • DSI 16-inch .308 Winchester Threaded 1:10 Nitrite Barrel
  • DSI Firestorm Compensator
  • Magpul PMAG 20
  • Hogue Adjustable Stock Black
  • QD Sling Plate
  • Hogue Pistol Grip Black
  • Weight: 6 pounds, 11 ounces

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