Stag Arms has teamed up with Mission First Tactical (MFT) to produce its new Stag 15 Minimalist rifle.

Chambered in 5.56 NATO (.223), the Stag 15 Minimalist is built on a Mil-Spec forged, Type 3 hard coat anodized 7075 aluminum receiver; Mil-Spec single stage trigger; Mil-Spec manganese phosphate coated M16 BCG; and a 16-inch chrome-lined government profile barrel.

The MFT connection comes in with the rifle’s furniture and accessories. Completing the build is a MFT Battlelink Minimalist Mil-Spec stock that features an angled non-slip rubberized buttpad for fast presentations even while wearing body armor. The upper section of the stock sports an enhanced cheek weld, and a QD sling mounting point is positioned for ambidextrous use.

Meanwhile, the rifle features MFT’s TEKKO polymer AR15 carbine handguard, which allows for the mounting of Picatinny rails and other accessories. According to the presser, the single stage trigger is housed in a MFT E-VolV Enhanced Trigger Guard which features an oversized opening to allow easy trigger access even with gloves. In addition, the MFT Engage AR/15/M16 pistol grip has textured finger swells and a grooved backstrap. It also includes a water resistant storage compartment and a plug retention for one-handed storage access.

Rounding out the MFT accessories are a low profile, snag resistant MFT flip up rear sight and a 30-round MFT polymer magazine that features a stippled texture and low-profile front ribs, with a flared floor plate for positive extraction and handling.

“We are very excited to partner with Mission First Tactical and release our new Stag 15 Minimalist Series,” said Rick Bergen, Stag’s VP of sales. “Mission First Tactical has proven themselves as one of the premium MSR accessories providers in the industry, and their quality and durability is a superb fit for Stag Arms.”

“Partnering with Stag Arms on this project was a no brainer. Our best-in-class accessories with their innovative MSRs was a natural fusion, creating the durable, ultra-lightweight Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle. We are very happy with the end product and we think our customers will be, too,” MFT’s Vice President David Edelman said.

The Stag 15 Minimalist is available at a MSRP of $654.99. The Stag 15L Minimalist, the left-handed version, is priced at $689.99. The uppers and lowers are also sold separately at $269.99 and $229.99 respectively. A Stag 15 Minimalist rifle kit that comes with everything you need to build your own lower has a $529.99 price tag.


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