The Springfield Armory M1A-A1 Scout Squad combines the legendary power and reliability of the M1A with the quick handling and fast sight acquisition of a scout style rifle. From the two-stage military trigger to the aperture style rear sight (adjustable for windage and elevation), the Scout Squad is packed with all the standard features that make the M1A great. The barrel is shortened to 18 inches. The forward position scope mount brings you the added versatility of extended eye-relief optics. The Scout Squad also features a specially designed muzzle brake to help tame the recoil. Whether you’re looking to save some space on your next big hunting trip, or you need a ranch rifle that will be a constant companion, the Scout Squad will give you the maneuverability of a scout rifle with the same power and features of a legendary American battle rifle.