Stag Arms was founded with the goal to manufacture reliable, 100% American made, competitively priced ARs, quickly becoming a market leader and one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the United States. The gas piston system on the Model 8 runs cooler and cleaner than a direct-impingement gas systems. Every Model 8 starts with forged aluminum upper and lower receivers and a 16", 4140 steel, chrome-lined, government profile barrel with a manganese phosphate protective coating. The 8T adds a free-floating Diamondhead VRS-T handguard with mounted Diamondhead sights that flip up and down to allow for the use of a scope or other optic. Additional features include: an A2 flash hider, an A2 plastic grip, and a single-stage trigger.