Mission First Tactical joins forces with Stag Arms to introduce the Stag 15 Minimalist Rifle.
The Minimalist Rifle, chambered in 5.56 NATO, builds on Stag’s 15 model, but comes outfitted with MFT furniture and accessories. Built on a MIL-Spec forged 7075 aluminum receiver with Type 3 hard coat anodizing, the rifle features a M16 bolt carrier group and 16-inch chrome-lined, government profile barrel.
The Minimalist is the first Stag rifle to sport MFT gear, with the accessory company supplying several components. Among those accessories are the MFT Battlelink Minimalist MIL-Spec stock, TEKKO Polymer handguard, E-VoIV Enhanced Trigger Guard, Engage AR15/M16 pistol grip and 30-round polymer magazine.
The Battlelink Minimalist stock features an angled non-slip rubberized buttpad and enhanced check weld. The TEKKO Polymer AR15 carbine handguard serves the front of the rifle, proving a M-LOK rail for accessory mounting. The Stag’s single stage trigger rests within the E-VoIV Enhanced Trigger Guard that boasts an oversized opening for complete access to the trigger.
The Engage pistol grip comes equipped with textured finger swells and a grooved backstrap designed to give shooters a positive grip surface, even in adverse conditions. The grip also offers a secure, water resistant storage compartment. On top of the rifle rests a MFT flip up rear sight and A2 front sight. topping off the goodies is a 30-round MFT Polymer Magazine with stippled texture and flared floor pate for positive extraction.
MFT says the decision to create a Minimalist style rifle with Stag was an obvious choice.
“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 in a press release.
The Minimalist is offered in both right handed and left handed configurations with a MSRP starting at $874.