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Top 3 Best Rifle Accessories For Your AR 15

The AR world is ever-growing. New innovations are popping all the time, in more efficient part production, kits, and rifle accessories. When Colt lost its expiration, many other manufacturers seized the opportunity to create different variations of the famous AR-15. This led to the mass AR industry we have today. In the case of 80 lowers, the diversity of the…

No Serial Number | The Truth Behind The AR’s Popularity

Before the Gun Control Act of 1968, Serial Numbers were used by professional gun manufacturers to create a system of organization for interchangeable parts. The use of serial numbers has also helped collectors and historians alike appraise antique firearms. However serial numbers are now legally mandatory for every purchased firearm. And this act has taken away much of the individuality…

How Far We Have Come | AR 15 History

The AR has come a long way since its conception in the late 1950’s. In these more modern times, the AR has made a name for itself as sparking one of the most controversial topics around gun rights. Many misconceptions have made these civilian rifles a topic for disdain, but we are here to shed some truth on the history…

Fixed or Folding Rifle Sights: A Comparison

As the AR world continues to evolve, stone age specs like the standard iron sight have become relatively extinct. New innovations have given way to more technologically advanced rifle sights. Even with more advanced optics though, having a back-up iron sight can make all the difference. Back Up Iron Sights Back up Iron Sights (BUIS) are a great way to…

How To Complete An 80% Lower Receiver

Completing an 80% lower receiver takes time. This labor can be heavily supplemented with the help of a jig. All it takes is a bit of know how, the right tools, and patience. And, today, our article is bringing you all the know how you need. Here are the steps to follow in order to complete your 80% lower receiver.…

Custom AR15

How to Customize Your AR-15

The AR-15 is one of the most popular firearms of its age. The controversy around it, the simplicity of its build, and its modular design all put this rifle squarely at the top of its game. Speaking of modular, the AR-15 is highly customizable. Custom colors, designs, and attachments make your AR unique to you and your needs. But customization…

New Jersey New Law

New Jersey’s Shocking New Gun Law

Under a new law, NYPD off-duty officers may not travel throughout the state of New Jersey with high-capacity firearm magazines. Many New Jersey residents with excess magazines qualify as de facto felons under the new law, including police officers. An internal Police memo, issued this week, advised New York City officers of the new law. Passing through with a magazine…

Tools for Finishing an 80% Lower Receiver

The AR industry has skyrocketed over the course of the past decade. Building and buying ARs has become the norm for firearm enthusiasts, no matter their level of ability. The reason for this AR boom is the AR 80 lower parts kit. But how do you go about putting one of these invaluable kits together? What Is an 80% Lower?…

How To Build An AR15

Our Rifle Kits Make Learning How to Build an AR15 Easy

Trying to learn how to build an AR15? Well, first things first, you’ll need an extensive AR-15 assembly kit, preferably one that comes with both upper and lower receivers, a handrail, barrel, and stock, plus grips, forward assists, port covers, charging handle, and all those small buffers and tubings that come along for the ride too. It may sound like a handful…

WHICH STATES HAVE THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS

Which States Have The Strictest Gun Laws?

With varying laws in every region of the country, there are many gun owners and enthusiasts asking, “Which states have the strictest gun laws?” Well, the strictest gun laws in the country come from three states: 1.California 2.Connecticut 3.New Jersey We consider these the strictest weapon laws because they’ve adopted many regulations that restrict access to certain calibers, lengthen the…

Can I Buy Gun Parts Online?

Whether you’re a weapons collector, gun enthusiast, or just need a firearm replacement part, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself at some point in time, “Can I buy gun parts online?”. While certain states may have unique specifications, gun parts are totally legal to buy and ship anywhere in the United States without having to provide any form of licensing. The…

Where To Find Rifle Kits For Sale

We are a full-service provider that specializes in complete gun kits, rifle kits, and other accessories. We stock a wide selection of high-quality rifle kits, including the following: 308 rifle 308 AR parts kit Pistol kits Rifle kits AR 15 kits/AR 15 parts kit 9mm Kits … and much more We also specialize in building and customizing the perfect rifle…

CHECKLIST AND TIPS FOR THE ULTIMATE BUG OUT BAG

Checklist and Tips for the Ultimate Bug Out Bag

Many of our rifle parts customers already know the importance of having a bug out bag. A bug out bag is a must-have item for anyone. This bag should have everything that you need to survive so you can simply grab-it-and-go in a crisis or emergency situation. We’ve put together a comprehensive checklist to help you pack your bug out…

Care Tips To Keep Your AR In Top Shape Part 2

The modern rifle is a feat of precision engineering. Everything needs to be in perfect working order to ensure smooth and reliable operation. As a provider of the best gun parts online, Thunder Guns knows the importance of proper care for the life of your AR-15. We offer complete AR kits, .223 and .308 rifle barrels, M1911 parts and accessories,…

Care Tips To Keep Your AR In Top Shape Part 1

Most shooters have developed a system for cleaning their rifles in a way that almost borders on religious ceremony. The importance of keeping your AR-15 in optimal condition is tantamount to eating in survival situations. As a provider of the best gun parts online, Thunder Guns offers a wide range of AR kits for sale. If you’re looking for an…

AR-15 Upper Kits: A Brief History

AR-15 Upper Kits are Extremely Popular Since their inception, AR uppers have been through very little revision. This component, along with the lower receiver, are essential to the modularity of the AR-15 rifle. Here at Thunder Tactical, we are big fans of the AR-15’s modular capabilities. I mean, after all, we do sell AR-15 kits, parts, and accessories, so our…

The Top Accessories You Need For Your AR-15

The AR-15 Allows for Impressive Customization While complete AR-15 kits are a great way to trick out your newly purchased rifle, we here at Thunder Arms understand that some of our customers like to take a more mix and match approach. Sometimes, half of the fun of tricking out your rifle is finding the perfect AR part for each application.…

What To Look For in an AR-15 Jig Kit

When you decide that you are ready to build your own AR-15, one of the first things you’ll need to consider is how you’ll be machining the parts and what you’ll need to get it done. Some gun builders and hobbyists choose to invest their money in expensive machinery that’s designed solely for the purchase of finishing their 80 lowers…

Are .300 Blackouts Worth Making the Switch?

There is a lot of hype over .300 blackout cartridges right now. Some AR-15 owners claim that it’s the best cartridge out there while others say it’s been overhyped and not worth making the modifications to your rifle. So which is it? Should you buy .300 blackout barrels or upper receivers for your firearms so you can handle the cartridge?…

A Guide to Choosing the Right Rifle Barrel

Barrels are a big deal. You can tell just by visiting the barrel section of our online rifle parts store…there are a dozen different barrel parts options, including barrels for AR-15s, stainless steel barrels, blackout barrels, phosphate barrels and so much more. You also know that choosing the right barrel is a big deal when it inspired heated debate among…

5 Reasons You Need to Build Your Own Rifle

There is no shortage of places where you can purchase a high-quality rifle right off of the shelf. If your goal is simply to own a rifle, then that could be the best option for you. It’s what many hunters, gun enthusiasts, and security professionals do every day and with great results. However, if you are a passionate gun owner who…

A History of the The 1911 Pistol

Unless you are new to the realm of firearms, you’ve probably heard of and likely even fired a 1911 pistol. This .45 caliber pistol was patented by John Browning at the turn of the century as a recoil-operated autoloader mechanism, which has served as the model for pretty much every other centerfire autoloading pistol designed thereafter. If you own a…

Firearm Safety: The Big Four & A Bit More

Welcome to Thunder Tactical, your top choice for shopping rifle parts online. In our last blog post, we touched briefly on the disastrous and dangerous consequences that can result from loading the wrong ammunition into a firearm, such as loading a .300blk round into an upper chambered for .223. It has since occurred to us that we have yet to…

The .300 Blackout Round Explained

If you’ve done any shopping online here at Thunder Tactical or been involved in the gun community for even a short period of time, you may have encountered the term “300 blackout,” but this term is fairly new even to experienced shooters, and you may not yet understand just what it means. Keep reading to learn the basics of the…

What Exactly Is Anodizing?

If you’ve spent any time shopping our selection of gun parts online, you may have encountered some anodized products, such as one of our anodized upper and lower receivers. If you’ve never heard of anodization before or just don’t know what it is, you’re in luck. Today, we’re going to tackle the topic of anodizing, what exactly that means, how…

Why Opt For the Free Float Handguard?

If you’re fairly new to the world of DIY gunsmithing, there are likely many terms you’ve never heard before. Especially when building very customizable firearms, such as the AR-15, there are so many options out there, it can quickly become overwhelming. Take handguards for example. This rifle part serves the purpose of allowing the shooter the ability to grip the…

Five Benefits of Building Your Own AR-15

The AR-15 is often called America’s favorite firearm, and it’s not difficult to see why. This rifle is one of the most versatile on the market, especially when gunsmiths build these beauties from the ground up. Some gun owners may be intimidated by the prospect of building their own rifles and opt instead to purchase off the shelf, but the…

What is an 80 Percent Lower?

If you’re new to gun building, you will likely come across many words and phrases that you don’t understand the meaning of. For example, someone with no gunsmithing experience probably thinks of a “jig” as a cute little dance and “blackout” as something that happens after a fun night out bar crawling, but these terms have completely different meanings within…

AR-15 Complete Upper Pistol Kit Video

AR-15 Complete Upper Pistol Kit At Thunder Guns, we put dedication into every single AR-15 part and kit that leaves our facility. Watch as we put together a AR-15 complete upper pistol kit with 7.5 in stainless steel barrel and 7 inch quad rail hand guard. Our AR-15 Complete Upper Kits include an AR-15 upper receiver, gas tube and low…

AMMO BAN 5.56

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday raised new concerns about surplus military ammo used in popular AR-15 rifles and pistols just days after pulling back on a proposal to ban the ammo because it could threaten police safety. In a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, ATF Director B. Todd Jones said all types of the 5.56 military-style…

Second Amendment Foundation Against Obama’s Ammunition Ban

By Jeffrey Scott Shapiro – The Washington Times – Sunday, March 8, 2015 The Second Amendment Foundation will launch a nationwide TV and radio campaign Monday aimed at exposing legal holes in President Obama’s executive actions to ban ammunition commonly used in AR-15 sport utility rifles.“We bought $700,000 of time on Fox News and Glenn Beck’s Blaze network,” Alan Gottlieb,…