Salient Arms International SHOT Show 2015

SAI BLU

At Media Day at the Range, SAI showed off their new products for 2015. Specifically their AR 2.0 Jailbreak and their new pistol, from the ground up, SAI BLU.

First up is the Jailbreak AR. The Jailbreak is a muzzle device that is quick detach. Their prototype at the range was threaded with detents. However they mentioned that they will be changing the design to a 1/4 turn to remove the Jailbreak. The Jailbreak helpsĀ stops heat blast and concussion for compensators and can be used with most muzzle brakes. With the removal of the Jailbreak you can attach your suppressor.

 

Photos are by the Defcon Group.

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On top of the QD muzzle device, SAI made their rail QD as well. And it holds zero.

Jailbreak 1

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Iain Harrison gets a little trigger time on the SAI AR without the Jailbreak.

 

The next product SAI is bringing out is their BLU pistol. It is built from the ground up. Most noticeable is the brass backstrap insert. They are currently taking orders for the BLU and it retails for $2,800.

SAI BLU 1

 



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Drew

    What frame is being used for the BLU? it looks like a timberwolf frame.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Timberwolf, that’s the name I was thinking of. Yea, looks likely. Can’t tell on the rail. But the trigger guard is rounded and then also undercut where I’m not sure anyone needs it. Looks like it was opened for a Gen4 style mag release. Funny that it’s a “new” frame that needs stipiling because LoneWolf put cheap looking texture on theirs.

      Private branded timeberwolf looks very likely.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    1. How much does the giant muzzle device thing weigh? Because it looks like as much as a can.

    2. Brass insert? lol? I’m not sure what they were going for there. It seems to me they aren’t doing any injection molding themselves. That’s a two hole glock pattern frame, I wonder if it was glock or someone else (timeberwolf it seems).

    3. I really wish glock was making frames without finger grooves. I really want a 19L (17 grip reduction) with no grooves.

    4. Can someone explain the context that “quick detach” rail seems like a good idea?

    • Ben

      Only reason I can think of would be to have different accessory set-ups on different rails. IR laser/200+ lumen light/spray job/BU irons for hunting on one rail, 50 lumen light/no irons HD set-up on another.

      Cheaper than full uppers since you’re only using one barrel, but it does mean you’re committed to one optic for multiple purposes. Unless you have 2+ optics on hold-zero QD mounts.

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      no kidding, somebody just make a premade 19l frame with no hump on the back or fingergrooves, the perfect handgun

      • JumpIf NotZero

        There is a lot more money in undercutting, stippling, and cutting factory frames, plus no one wants to pony up the 100k for injection molding obviously šŸ™‚

        But this is the type of thing Glock could do in a second… but won’t for some unknown reason!

  • Dave

    hm, needs more serrations

  • Vitsaus

    This is all stuff for guys who have a ton of time, a ton of money, and no clue what to do with their guns. I’m so tired of seeing people spend 2000 bucks turning a 600 dollar gun into a 1000 dollar gun.

  • ColaBox

    Wow, its odd to see something this impressive from a fresh company. Cant wait to see what they can do with a full set-up. But $2,800 for a pistol? I think their aiming a bit to high (ha-ha pun) right off the bat.

    • Vitsaus

      Impressive in so far as this is what a glock would look like if you told a 10 year old boy who sleeps in a race car bed to draw a “rad” version of a glock.

      • Paladin

        yea, a freakin sweet race car bed.

        • Cora chostasian

          Funny. You are all still talking about it. Must obviously be an interest of yours, yet you are too cheap to buy the best of the best. So you keep on talking, haters.

  • john huscio

    Somewhere between the principality of Glock and the republic of HS Produckt lies the land of SAIBLU, encompassing the coast of the notatthatpricepoint sea……………unfortunately for me, all three are located on the planet of Idontgiveaf**k………

    • AKā„¢

      At the pricepoint they’re asking for a custom Glock,I would rather have a HK Mark 23 .45ACP or a Deagle brand Deagle. Still have money left over to get optics and ammo.

  • Primy

    “From the ground up”…what a load of crap. Salient brings nothing to the table. Its a Glock, not something they designed. You can do the same thing ordering parts from Lone Wolf to slap on a G34. What a joke. $2800? You seriously have to be retarded to buy this crap.

    • Vitsaus

      I do know one guy who has one of their Glocks… it should be so surprise that he’s a trust funder who spent his parents money on it.

    • sam

      I saw the familiar takedown lever, then other parts like the accessory rail and was like “lolwut?”

    • Nicks87

      I agree. I love me some glocks but the price on these is just ridiculous for what they offer. You can buy a Dremel, a soldering iron kit, some aftermarket sights and a competition trigger spring for less than $200 and build this gun yourself less the funky and unnecessary slide serrations.

  • Giolli Joker

    Well… the akimbo panda is cool!

    • Yallan

      mainland chinese yuppie power!

    • eo

      It is but unfortunately it’s a stolen image from Banksy. Google “Banksy panda” to see the original

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Eck, that’s not even sort of similar, that’s outright stolen.

        • Primy

          Just like the pistol design! (Oooooooooooooohhhhh)

  • Nate

    Still no website. They’re building their own range for T&E, but don’t have a website.