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The AR-15 is Not as Dangerous as People Think

It’s a little unoriginal to start an AR 15 article by saying, “The AR-15 is one of the most popular rifles on the American gun market in recent years.” But it’s also the truth. There are an estimated 15 million of these rifles in American homes, at present, and interest is at an all-time high among consumers. This makes hobby…

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Everything You Need to Know About the .308 Rifle

The AR-15 has been the pinnacle of creativity in firearms for decadedIts platform has been expanded on allowing for different actions to be placed inside, and it has been shifted to chamber different rounds, effectively making it one of the most functionally diverse platforms ever. The .308 rifle is one such expansion. But just what is it? And how does…

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What is an 80% Lower?

The AR-15 is a prized firearm in the United States for many reasons. It is one of the best to buy, because its modular design allows its owner to experience a great deal of freedom in maintaining and customizing it. However, for the past few decades, the atmosphere around the AR-15 and the 2nd amendment  has become ripe with discontent.…

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Why Should You Buy an 80 Lower AR-15?

The 80 Lower AR-15. It’s a prized concept in the Firearms community. It’s the most infamous thing that liberals try to use to get everyone on their bandwagon of disarming the population. We see through that though. And here is why you should by an 80 Lower AR-15 Also Read: What is an AR-15? Why are AR-15s Popular? Well, let’s…

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Why Should You Build an 80 Lower AR-15?

There is a sense of accomplishment like no other when you have completed your latest build. And while there might be an intense satisfaction from buying the next new AR-15 from the household brand name. But when its your hands getting dirty, when it is your mind put to work, to build something that is just for you, that is…

What is an AR-15?

What is an AR 15?

Since the 50s  the AR-15 has come a long way. Its popularity among the people has grown exponentially making it one of the most optimized rifles for hunting, sport, and especially home defense. However, due to liberal media and other anti- AR-15 propaganda, a lot of misinformation has spread around the internet. So, just what is the AR-15? What does…

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What are the Biggest AR 15 Misconceptions?

The Ar 15 has gone through quite a bit of controversy in the last few years unfortunately. This is especially when it comes to 80 lowers, as many will try to demonize these parts, and the legal methods gone through to obtain them. Here at Thunder Tactical, we do not promote violence, rather, we seek to help empower lawful citizens…

AR 15 Parts | Common Misconceptions

There are a lot of misconceptions about 80 lower AR-15 Parts. And if you have done any research, or planned on building one for yourself, chances are you have heard them yourself. While this may not answer all the questions you have, it will denote  the main misconceptions that come up in the 80 Lower world. Legality The main misconception…

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.…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…