14.5" Thunder Ranch Rifle

Now accepting pre-orders.  

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      Length- 14.5” Skinny Contour, Cold Hammer Forged, NATO 5.56 with 1/7 Twist (1lbs. 4oz.)

      Gas Block- Lo-Pro, .625, Pinned to Barrel

     Barrel Extension w/ Extended Feed Ramps

Upper Receiver

     Model- Gen III precision machined billet receiver from 7075-T6 w/extended feed ramps

                 featuring anti-rotation interface with handguard, no forward assist

                 (Special Thunder Ranch Markings)

     Finish- Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Black)

                  for ultimate finish and performance

     Charging Handle- Gas Buster

     Shot peened & MP tested bolt

     Auto carrier w/staked carrier key

Lower Receiver

     Model- Gen III precision machined billet receiver from 7075-T6

     Finish- Hardcoat type III anodizing, with Cerakote ceramic coating (Black)

                  for ultimate finish and performance 

     Trigger- ALG Defense ACT

     Extension- Mil-spec 6 position receiver extension

     Staked Noveske QD End Plate


     NSR-11” Free floating handguard w/1913 top rail with Hardcoat type III anodizing

     and Cerakote ceramic coating


     Stock- Magpul CTR

     Grip- Miad Pistol grip


    Magpul MBUS Pro folding sights

     One 30 Rnd. Magazine

     Thunder Ranch Urban Rifle DVD

     Signed Certificate of Authenticity

Rifle Weight 6.25 LBS



Gas System

Twist Rate




Muzzle Device






Manganese Phosphate


Silencerco Trifecta



I have shot the Stoner designed AR style platform for forty-four years in one form or another as a combat decorated infantry Marine as a Police Officer and as a civilian. 

I have actually used this type rifle in combat. The new Noveske Rifleworks N4 Thunder Ranch AR rifle is the best example of this rifle I have ever owned over the last four plus decades. The design implemented by the NRW team is a combination of their knowledge of the tool and my knowledge and real world application of this tool. To some people this rifle might seem expensive, my response to that is yes and in the truest sense you get what you pay for. 

I own and use Noveske AR style rifles as they are the platform I teach with and even more importantly they are the rifle I would defend Heidi, Boo and myself with. I have worked on this now realized concept of the rifle for years and John Noveske is the person who listened to what I had to say and more importantly he was willing to build the rifle the way it should be built for serious applications. This concept will be copied by others in part and parcel in the future, but it will not be built better by anyone anywhere. 

Heidi and I are grateful and thrilled that John, Lorina, and the NRW team has stood with us to build this very best of the breed. 

My only regret is that I did not have this rifle forty-four years ago in combat, but that regret is tempered by the fact that I can and will gladly use this Noveske rifle for the rest of my teaching and shooting career. 

Clint Smith 

Thunder Ranch 


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