Dark Storm Industries | SHOT 2017

My super hot girlfriend hails from Western New York. (I refuse to say “Upstate New York”) Every time we visit I am reminded that Andrew Cuomo and the “Safe Act” have restricted the gun rights of the citizens of New York State. Rifles with “evil features” such as flash hiders, pistol grips and “high capacity magazines” cannot be purchased, however if you want to get an Ar-15 style rifle there are still options.

Dark Storm Industries of Oakdale, New York, sells a suite of Ar-15 and Ar-10 patterned rifles. Their product lines include “featureless Ar-15 rifles” that lack pistol grips, muzzle accessories, collapsible stocks and have fixed magazines. Their Ar-15 rifles are chambered in 5.56 NATO and .300 Blackout. The Ar-10 patterned rifles are chambered in 7.62 NATO and 6.5 Creedmoor. They also offer Ar-15 pistols chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W.

Dark Storm Industries brought some neat guns to Nevada! Pictured are some “featureless rifles” as well as some Ar pistols.

Note the New York compliant “featureless” rifles. They had Ar-15 and Ar-10’s available to shoot on Range Day.

This is how you load a rifle that has a fixed magazine. Pop the rear pin and load the fixed 7 round magazine from the top.

If you live in New York, and you want an Ar-15 patterned “featureless rifle”, buy one from Dark Storm Industries. The owners were on site during SHOT Show. Awesome people.





Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at LOADTHATBIPOD@gmail.com


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  • Sid Collins

    Or…. move to another state.

    • some other joe

      Which is
      a) not a feasible option for most
      and
      b) an abandonment of those in a)
      How about those who can just move flood these regions, get elected to office, and continue the fight to change the law. You know, like the folks who put the laws in place in the first place did.

      • Thomas Gomez

        Exactly. Look at Colorado. Very gun friendly state till people from California and New York moved in.

  • gordon

    Awesome people? Like 25ft tall with super genius IQs? Or do you mean that they were something like charming and helpful?

    • Thomas Gomez

      All of the above!

  • Zach

    Thomas, note that those are all featureless Thordsen rifle stocks, made in Cali. Dark Storm just attaches them to rifles for sale in NY.

    • Thomas Gomez

      Good to know.

  • Western New York: come for the food, leave for the guns.

    • Thomas Gomez

      The food and beer in Buffalo are amazing.

  • Ranger Rick

    What, no “super hot girlfriend” pics?

    • Hanzo

      Yeah. We all know that if you say your gf is “super hot” on the internet, without pics, then she isn’t super hot. Just sayin’.

      • supergun

        He did. The green one standing in the middle.

        • Hanzo

          His gf is a gun? That’s weird.

          • Thomas Gomez

            : ) You guys are funny.

          • Hanzo

            Just doin’ our job. 🙂

          • supergun

            I know it.

    • lanand

      He could have at least posted a ‘she kind a looks like

      • Hanzo

        Lol. That’s probably worse. It has to be a pic that will withstand the scrutiny of tineye. Tineye sees all, knows all.

      • Thomas Gomez

        She looks like French actress Melanie Laurent. You guys are hilarious!

    • iksnilol

      Why would he post pics of his hand on TFB?

  • Fox Hunter

    Why not a mini -14 or benelli mr 1? Or better yet, get an m-14 or garand.

    • Anonymoose

      No more Benelli MR1s coming into the US, Mini-14s are meh (not bad, just meh), and Garands and M1As are expensive.

  • Audie Bakerson

    Hopefully Ginsberg, Breyer and Kennedy all retire soon and these abominations no longer have to exist..

  • Mark

    Don’t moan, check the UK gun laws!

  • .45

    Speaking as someone whose family hails from “upstate New York”, what’s wrong with saying ” upstate New York”?

    • Thomas Gomez

      Because a lot of people I know from Western NY hate the arrogance of New York City. New York City is this little tiny pimple hanging off New York state, yet they get to control the purse strings and the politics. One tiny mass of land, and everything North is “upstate”? How arrogant.

      • scaatylobo

        THANK YOU, only those of us from WESTERN N.Y. would grasp that minor complaint.
        We are sick and tired of the “chitty” referring to all the rest of the state [ about 85% of it ] as “upstate”.
        We hunt,shoot,fish,camp etc.
        I was born in the chitty and lived there for 25 years.
        NOW the freedom is being attacked by NYC & Albany.
        Less than 1/50 th of the state,full of libtards that do not appreciate the free air and the woods etc.

      • SpartacusKhan

        NY state needs it’s own electoral college, maybe by county or something, to protect themselves from the city folk ruining everything for everybody. Ca, Ma, Maryland, etc. as well.