Springfield Armory Intros New Saint AR


Springfield Armory Intros New Saint AR

Despite a fully crowded field of AR rifles in the marketplace right now, some manufacturers continue to bring out new rifles. Of course, as firearms enthusiasts we invite any new rifle models coming on the market regardless of how many are already there. This is what keeps the world of guns and ammo active and alive to generate new consumer interest.

Springfield Armory is not a name in the gun industry that needs any introduction. They have been producing and selling great firearms for a very long time. Perhaps they are best well known for their line of pistols, but now the company is bringing out a line of AR-15 rifles to maintain their foothold in the weapons business.

The Springfield Armory Saint line of ARs has been out for a short while gaining traction in a tight market. The latest model is their Saint sporting a free floating handguard. This design adds to these rifles’ high performance with upgraded features. The best part is that these SA AR’s offer a great value for the modest MSRP of $1049 retail.

The new Saint comes with the FFH or Free Float Handguard that features hard anodized aluminum that comes ready to attach M-Lok accessories so the user can custom fit all kinds of goodies to the rifle. The rifle comes with a flip up front sight with a dual aperture flip-up rear sight. These can be folded down or used in a co-witness mode with other optics.

The Saint is stock with a Bravo Company trigger guard and a Bravo Mod 3 pistol grip. The trigger is a single-stage GI trigger for a clean, grit-free trigger break. The 16-inch chrome moly vanadium steel barrel has a 1:8 twist for the 5.56 to stabilize many types of ammunition. The chamber, bore, and exterior are all Melonite treated for maximum field durability.

The buttstock is a six-position, rattle free Bravo Company stock with cheek weld. This well balanced rifle weighs in at just 6 pounds, 9 ounces without ammo. This makes it nimble and easy to handle at the range, field, or for defensive work.

Be sure to check out this new Saint version on line at www.springfield-armory.com or ask your local dealer to order one. Sure there are a lot of ARs on the market, but still some models rise above others in terms of features and value.

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