Thursday, October 01, 2009

Stag Arms Piston Gun Marks a Return to New Products


You can tell the market is starting to loosen up when new products start being announced. First up is the new Stag Arms gas piston AR at a very aggressive price of $1175 for a left-hander and $1145 for a rightie. Here are the specs. I handled the production prototypes a few months ago uo at the factory, and given Stag's overall reputation for high quality at a value, expect these to fly out the door as soon as they become available on 1 December.

And, yeah, we'll probably be giving one away as a great Christmas gift!

12 comments:

Lawrence said...

Michael

Have you heard a rumor that Remington will be producing a 1911 very soon?

Michael Bane said...

no, but good heavens it's not impossible...i once wrote an article that by 2011 all manufacturers would make only 1911s and Glock clones...

mb

Dave S. said...

"Have you heard a rumor that Remington will be producing a 1911 very soon?"

Very soon? As in, 60 years ago?

:-)

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

Chas said...

Have to wonder about the accuracy of a piston gun. AR's rely on a puff of gas into the bolt carrier to function, which might not be reliable, but the more forceful, AK-style piston tends to disrupt accuracy. Has that old tradeoff been resolved? It would be nice if we finally figured out how to make a rifle that was both accurate and reliable.

Bill Lester said...

"It would be nice if we finally figured out how to make a rifle that was both accurate and reliable."


Yep, we never hit the broad side of a barn before Gene Stoner saved us from eternal group mediocrity.

Lawrence said...

Its going around in remington employee circles that a 45 auto is coming, probably at SHOT.

Chas said...

Stoner's gun can be accurate, with its relatively gentle gas system, but it has reliability issues in the field.
I got a 5/8" group at a hundred yards from my '03 last time I had it to the range. Getting that with a reliable semiauto would be nice, but with semiautos these days it's reliability or accuracy, but not both.

Chas said...

I predict that by 2011 all restaurants will serve only Big Macs and Quarter Pounders. See, I can be cynical too ;)
Actually, I predict that the 1911 will fade out of favor, after a centennial surge in 2011, as people realize that it's obsolete, overpriced and unreliable with anything but ball. Members of the Church of John Moses Browning will shake their heads in sorrow as they grieve and lament the path of righteousness that has been forsaken by the disbelievers. I also predict that the Glock as we now know it, "perfection" that it is, will cease to be produced.
How'd that "safe-action" work out for you, Plaxico? Plaxico? Where'd Plaxico go? He was just around a minute ago. Geez, that "Glock Leg Syndrome" must be contagious! Too many people have been getting it since the '80's, and some people have finally started asking if Emperor Glock really does have any clothes at all or if the safety of his "safe-action" is just really, really, really hard to see.
I’ve seen this many times, but it’s still funny:
"Plaxico Burress on Gun Safety"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpgL5kuBpMA&feature=fvst

Bill Lester said...

Chas,

I hope you realize my first response was VERY facetious. A general issue rifle doesn't need to be as accurate as a sniper weapon. In fact, you don't want it to be that accurate because of issues with reliability, maintainability, durability and procurement cost. An army equipped with a 2 MOA rifle isn't going to be twice as effective as one shooting 4 MOA rifles, especially when the former may not be as reliable as the latter. The increased accuracy of an AR/M16/M4 compared to other rifles is largely a non issue in any environment besides a square range in benign conditions.

Bill Lester said...

"Actually, I predict that the 1911 will fade out of favor, after a centennial surge in 2011, as people realize that it's obsolete, overpriced and unreliable with anything but ball."

People were saying that over sixty years ago when DA pistols like the Walther P38 came to light. They said it again with the dawn of the Wondernine era. More companies are making 1911's than ever before, in a wider range of styles and options. I think history will prove you wrong again well beyond 2011.

www.camobel.org said...

The guy is absolutely fair, and there is no suspicion.

www.mueblesbaratos.nom.es said...

It can't succeed in fact, that is what I think.