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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,…