Springfield Armory is one of the largest and most well-known manufacturers of firearms in the world. The company rose to notoriety by resurrecting for the civilian market some of the most famous and historically-significant firearms in American Military history with their M1A and M1911 series of guns. Since then, Springfield Armory has broadened the scope of its product offerings to include high-quality polymer-framed pistols and modern sporting rifles. One such product is the Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15.
The Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 rifle is a fantastic choice for someone looking to get familiar with the AR-15 platform. It’s chambered in 5.56 NATO, and the barrel’s 1:8 twist rate offers reliable performance with the flexibility to shoot any projectile you prefer, from ultra-light to heavy-duty. The SAINT is built tough, made from Type III hard coat anodized aircraft grade aluminum, so it’s as lightweight as it is durable. The upper and lower receivers are mated together using Springfield’s proprietary Accu-Tite tension system, which means rattle-free functionality and better accuracy. The flat-top design features a rear flip-up aperture and fixed A2-style front sight with plenty of rail space in between for optics. The SAINT sports upgraded furniture from Bravo Company, like a 6-position collapsible buttstock and a low-profile handguard equipped with KeyMod technology. All these upgrades give you that custom-build feel at an introductory price.
- Chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:8 twist rate
- 16” chrome moly vanadium barrel with a Melonite finish
- Mid-length gas system
- Aircraft Grade 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receivers
- Accu-Tite Tension System
- Hardcoat anodized finish
- M16 MIL-SPEC bolt carrier group
- Nickel boron, micro-polished trigger components for a smooth trigger pull
- Heavy tungsten buffer for smooth cycling
- BCM Mod 3 Pistol Grip
- BCM Oversized Trigger Guard
- BCM 6-position Buttstock
- Exclusive Bravo Company PKMT two-piece handguard
- KeyMod technology for easy attachment installation
- Springfield Armory low-profile flip-up dual aperture rear sight
- A2-style front sight
- Lightweight at 6 lbs 11 oz
Springfield Armory’s attention to detail results in a rifle that is reliable and trustworthy for home defense without sacrificing quality in the shooting experience. This rifle will stand up to the toughest challenge, whether that is protecting and defending what matters the most to you, or simply a torturous day on the range. Every detail is addressed with a specific purpose in mind.
The chrome moly vanadium barrel is finished with Melonite, giving it the durability to last a lifetime. The receivers’ hardcoat finish is resistant to scratches and dings, even after years of use, keeping it looking great. The Accu-Tite tension system isn’t just about a snug fit between receivers, it means that you’ll shoot tighter groups at faster speeds. The bolt carrier group is an M16 MIL-SPEC system with a dry lubricating coating for reliability even when conditions are suboptimal. A mid-length gas system is coupled with a heavy-weight tungsten buffer, meaning you feel less recoil on every shot. Enhancing the experience is a smooth-shooting trigger. The SAINT’s trigger components are made with nickel boron and micro-polished for a trigger pull that is the right amount of weight for defensive shooting, but doesn’t feel heavy or gritty.
The upgraded Bravo Company furniture throughout the rifle really gives it that custom-build quality feel right out of the box. The 6-position collapsible butt stock is fitted to the tightest of tolerances, working to continue the rattle-free experience set forth by the Accu-Tite system on the receivers. The Bravo Company Mod 3 pistol grip features just the right amount of texture to keep you in close control of the rifle, and the oversized trigger guard makes it easy to get your finger on the trigger, even while wearing gloves. Bravo Company even made the handguard exclusively for the SAINT, crafting it to be super slim with added texture for greater control. The handguard also features KeyMod accessory attachment points to further customize your Springfield rifle to match your desired use.
And of course, the Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 Rifle is 100% optics-ready. It comes with a fixed A2-style front sight post and a rear flip-up aperture that is adjustable for windage, so when you do affix a scope or an optic to the flat-top picatinny rail system, you’ve already got your back-up sights installed.
The SAINT is a fantastic choice for an all-purpose, high quality AR-15 rifle at a great value. For a rifle with all this attention to detail, it’s got a budget-friendly price you can feel great about. The Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 is a rifle you can trust to perform over and over again for years to come.
Barrel Coating: Salt Bath Nitride
Barrel Contour: Medium
Barrel Length: 16
Barrel Lining: Salt Bath Nitride
Barrel Material: 41V50 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
Brand: Springfield Armory
Caliber Gauge: 5.56 NATO
Gas System Length: Mid-Length
Gas System Type: Direct Impingement
Handguard: Mid-Length Drop-In Handguard
Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
Thread Pattern: 1/2 X 28
Twist Rate: 1:8
Weight: 6.69 lbs
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