New Stag Arms Model 8 (Piston)

    Stag Arms’s newest AR-15 is the piston operated Model 8 carbine.

    Model 8 Piston Carbine

    Stag have not released much information about the rifle. It looks much the same as their M4-style Model 3 carbine. I am not sure if the piston system is their own design (if you can identify, please do in the comments). It looks like it could be a long-stroke design, but I am not sure. UPDATE: See below.

    Piston system can be seen when upper handguard is removed.
    Caliber 5.56mm NATO
    Upper Forged and Mil Spec
    Operating System Short Stroke Piston
    Sights Midwest Industries Front & Rear Flip Sight
    Barrel 16″ Chrome Lined 1/9 Twist
    Magazine Standard AR-15
    Stock 6 Position Collapsible
    MSRP (Price) $1,145 (standard model) and $1,175 (Model 8L left handed)
    Availability December this year.

    Lefties will be pleased to see that a left-handed model will be available.

    UPDATE: David from Stag told me that it is a short-stroke piston that Stag Arms designed.

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