If you’re into pistol-caliber carbines and want the familiarity of an AR-15, Dark Storm Industries showed its new DS-9 Typhoon 9mm AR platform rifle at SHOT. It accepts readily available Glock magazines and weighs in at only 6.5 lbs. It comes with an ambidextrous safety selector and tactical changing handle standard, and there’s a drop-in 4-lb. trigger upgrade available as an option. Configurations include standard, post-ban and featureless so the DS-9 Typhoon is legal in almost every state. Cerakote finishes include FDE and ODG in addition to standard black.
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In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.