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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…