NEW Springfield Armory SAINT 5.56 NATO Edge Pistol
Adam Scepaniak 11.16.18
Springfield Armory has announced a NEW SAINT Edge Pistol chambered in 5.56mm NATO (.223 Rem) with their signature billet lower receiver. This extremely compact pistol constructed of premium components would be perfect for someone checking their property lines, needs a truck gun, or to be used as a primary hunting firearm.
The highlights of this newest SAINT product in Springfield’s ever-growing line-up is the Maxim Defense CQB brace which is highly adjustable and being paired with their proprietary, robust billet lower receiver. The rest of the cascading specification list, as presented by Springfield Armory, can be read below:
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Rem)
- Magazines: 1 – 30 Round Magpul PMAG Gen M3
- Barrel: 10.3” Lightweight Profile CMV w/ 1:8” Twist & Melonite Treatment
- Front Sight: SA Spring-Loaded Flip-Up, ½ MOA Elevation Adjustment
- Rear Sight: SA Spring-Loaded, Low-Profile, Flip-Up Dual Aperture Sight, ½ MOA Windage Adjustment
- Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Suppressor
- Trigger: SA Match, Single-Stage w/ Short Reset
- Upper Receiver: Forged Type III Hardcoat Anodized, 7075 T6 Aluminum
- Lower Receiver: 7075 T6 Billet w/ Accu-Tite™ Tension System
- Hanguard: M-LOK Aluminum SA (Patent Pending) Free-Float w/ SA Locking Tabs & Forward Handstop
- Gas System: Carbine Length, SA Low-Profile Adjustable Gas Block (0.625”)
- Receiver Extension: Integral w/ Maxim System
- Bolt-Carrier Group: Enhanced M16, Melonite, HPT/MPI 9310 Steel Bolt
- Buffer Assembly: Maxim System
- Charging Handle: SA Mid-Size
- Forearm Brace: Maxim Defense CQB, Adjustable (4 Positions)
- Safety Switch: Ambidextrous
- Trigger Guard: Integral to Receiver
- Pistol Grip: Bravo Company MOD 3
- Length: Extended 28.5” | Collapsed 24.6”
- Weight: 5 Lbs. 11 ½ Oz.
- Made in the USA
- MSRP: $1,559
This is an exciting announcement for Springfield Armory and consumers alike because it adds another option for hunters restricted to “shotgun or pistol only” hunting zones. It also would be tremendously fun to shoot at the range, a compact package with light recoil to introduce younger or newer shooters, and it would make for a stout home defense pistol. Springfield Armory shared their delight in bringing the New SAINT Edge Pistol to market with this public statement.
GENESEO, ILL. (11/15/18) – Springfield Armory’s brand new SAINT Edge Pistol combines the most popular features of the most premium SAINT in the lineup with the compact shootability of a pistol platform…
…the compact SAINT Edge Pistol is the perfect companion for personal defense. At just 24.6” with the brace collapsed, and weighing only 5 lbs, 11.5 ounces, the newest SAINT pistol from Springfield Armory delivers a lot of power in a small package.
Something final to consider if you are entertaining opening your wallet for this one is their recent promotional video covering some of the best materials and characteristics about this tough and modern pistol.
So what do all of you guys and gals think? This one has an MSRP benchmarked at $1,559 which is not necessarily cheap, but that is not to say the quality and components are not worth it. Would you add one to your hunting arsenal? Or would you pass on this one for something different? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.