Stag Arms 9T 9mm AR-15

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The new item for 2015 at the Stag Arms booth was their Model 9T 9mm carbine. Stag Arms has created a solid reputation for quality AR-15 rifles, that meet almost every Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) shooter’s needs. Stag Arms has been famous for offering left-handed versions for all of their rifle offerings, and the Model 9T is no different.

The standard Stag Arms Model 9T for right-handed shooters.

The standard Stag Arms Model 9T for right-handed shooters.

The Stag Arms Model 9T-L configures the fire control and safety features for left-handed shooters.

The Model 9T-L places the fire/safety, and magazine release on the right side of the receiver, with a left-side ejection port.

The Stag Model 9T includes these features:

  • Overall length -32.5 inches collapsed, 35.75 inches extended
  • Barrel – 16 inches, 4140 steel, chrome lined, heavy profile, manganese phosphate coated
  • Twist rate – 1:9 button rifled
  • Weight – 7.9 pounds
  • Chamber – 9mm
  • Action – Semi-Auto blowback
  • Upper Receiver: Forged and mil-spec 7075 T6 aluminum with type 3 hard coat anodizing and a picatinny rail on top
  • Lower Receiver Material: 7075 T6 aluminum with a type 3 hard coat anodizing
  • Handguard – DiamondHead VRS-T 13.5 inch free floated
  • Bolt carrier – 9mm with a manganese phosphate coating
  • Front/Rear sights – Metal DiamondHead premium flip-up
  • Buffer: standard 9mm buffer
  • Trigger: 9mm single stage AR-15 trigger
  • Features – A2 “birdcage” flash hider, A2 grip, Mil-Spec 6-position buttstock
  • Capacity – 32 rounds
  • Availability – Shipping in 2-3 weeks
  • MSRP – $1275 Right Hand, $1295 Left Hand.
The Model 9T has a very pronounced brass deflector.

The Model 9T has a very pronounced brass deflector.

The Model 9T DiamondHead furniture is a real bonus.

The Model 9T DiamondHead furniture is a real bonus.

The Stag Model 9T has a magazine well specifically designed to take standard 9mm AR mags, instead of simply having an insert. The magazine well will not, however, accept UZI magazines due to a slight difference in the way those magazines are designed.

The Model 9T with a standard 9mm AR-15 magazine.

The Model 9T with a standard 9mm AR-15 magazine.

The very identifiable DiamondHead sights are remarkably quick for target acquisition.

The very identifiable DiamondHead sights are remarkably quick for target acquisition.

For those unfortunate shooters who live in more restricted areas Stag Arms does offer compliant versions of their rifles, with the option to pick which restrictions are needed for your location. This includes staked or permanent buttstocks, limited magazine capacities, and other needed features.

All Stag Arms rifles have a lifetime, transferable warranty.

AUTHOR’S DECLARATION: I own a Stag Arms Model 8 gas piston AR-15. I have found the rifle to be a quality firearm, and have no complaints to date. If asked, I would recommend a shooter consider a Stag Arms AR-15 for purchase. However, I also own and use several other manufacturer’s AR-15 rifles and recognize there are many AR-15’s on the market today that meet quality and accuracy demands.



Aaron is a life-long firearm enthusiast and hunter. He has been a police officer for nearly 19 years, and currently is a Sergeant in Special Operations. He has served on the department’s SWAT Team for 14 years, with 8 years as the Sniper Team Leader. When not fussing over fractions of inches, and gut-less wonders, he can usually be found sipping from a ridiculously large coffee mug. Aaron is also the editor and main writer at BlueSheepDog.com.


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  • JR_wa

    Need to make it work with glock mags.

    • echelon

      Lone Wolf and some others make Glock mag AR lowers. I would prefer my 9mm AR platform to use those mags too…

  • echelon

    I really don’t like that Diamondhead forend. It just looks…wrong, somehow.

    • turbo38gn – JC

      try one of those Diamondhead forends…. before you condemn it. It’s become my favorite handguard, one of the most comfortable and functional handguard on the market, IMHO. I don’t have to wear gloves to keep from tearing my hands up on the rails on the hand guard, I can install a small rail where needed , if needed.. I can get a great grip on the rail, period..

      • echelon

        I’ve got Samson, Fortis, others and have tried a myriad other forends. They all work. It all comes down to personal preference.

        I’m glad the Diamondhead works for you. I feel the same way about Glocks. Many think they’re ugly, and they are, but they’re highly functional.

        So please don’t get me wrong, I’m not condemning the forend in anyway other than to say it’s fugly, which, let’s face it, it is. That’s not to say it isn’t highly functional and ergonomic.

  • DAVE

    I also think it should work with glock mags.

  • TITAN308

    Late to the game and over priced as hell. You can build a SBR 9mm, tax included for cheaper than that with more custom parts. And as someone else put it, its ugly as hell.

  • Rob

    That’s an enormous gun for a 9mm! Is the market really crying out for a 36″ nine pound 9mm rifle? And WTF, Stag? Why blowback?