Night of the Saint: Springfield Armory’s New Competition Show

Night of the Saint

Springfield Armory launched a new rifle recently: the Saint. Frankly, I did not expect to be interested in the Saint, as I initially saw it as “just another AR.” However, the more I looked at the rifle, the more I liked it. It seemed to be a well thought out design, and heck – more guns not fewer works for me. It further mainstreams the AR platform and competition in the marketplace is always a good thing.

Now the company is producing an online program called Night of the Saint. As you might imagine, the YouTube series features the Saint rifle. But, it seems to be just a bit more than that.

As the Saint helps to further mainstream the rifle platform, the Night of the Saint shows shooters of the gun as normal people. Well, perhaps extraordinary people that just could be any of our neighbors.

The program features six women of varying backgrounds that share an adventurous spirit. The show is designed like a reality/competition style show, but without the trumped up drama that one typically finds in those kinds of shows.

The program includes the women getting range training, and it also includes a lot of physical fitness. The program looks interesting. Take a look and share your thoughts in the comments below.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Wang Chung Tonight

    What episode is it? The one they drop to three finalists off in Syria, to get scalps from some isis dirt bags? That’s the whole reason they put it on the internet, right? Is this the right show???

  • Juggernaut

    I would watch it if they were topless.

    • The Old One

      Agreed, this seems like a big miss on the part of Springfields marketing department.

    • Spencerhut

      Hi! My interwebs alias is Juggernaut and I’m a jerk.

      • john huscio

        Juggs (or not)

        • Stephen Paraski

          Big breasts and tattoo’s you like?

          • john huscio

            Of course, but the latter must be tasteful.

  • Richard

    Couldn’t they find anyone wearing a hijab?

  • USMC03Vet

    Can’t wait for this fad of chicks acting like dudes to go.

    • Joe Schmo

      Gun bunnies and those who aspire to be gun bunnies are ruining many aspects of the firearms community.

      • derpmaster

        Where do these women even exist? Seems like the whole crossfit/guns/tattoo tough-grrrl thing must be an out-west or LA phenomenon.

        • Rick O’Shay

          It’s turning into a thing here in Texas.

          • Beju

            Makes sense.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            And youre complaining?

          • Rick O’Shay

            I never said that….

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Just checking.

          • GaryOlson

            It has always been a thing in Texas. Previously they wore denim, boots, and cowboy hats and we’re called ranch hands. Some of the finest women in the USA

          • Rick O’Shay

            I prefer that flavor of gun bunny over the pseudo army look. But you know, some guys are into that. I love country girls so much I married one. I don’t regret it.

        • A.WChuck

          There are some down here in Florida. Rather comical to watch the necks snap as they walk through the gun store.

    • Anonymoose

      Guns, tattoos, and video games…and they can bake cupcakes. Gotta step your game up, bruh.

      • USMC03Vet

        I’ll always have the dankest memes. My job security is locked.

  • gunsandrockets

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  • Cal S.

    I like how they made sure all the girls were super-model on the hotness scale.

    Because nothing says “Jane Doe’s go-to gun!” like making it look like a calendar girl shoot. What is their target audience with this? Probably guys, given the obvious attractive cast. However, I doubt very highly their ‘girliness’ will be tolerated if that is the case.

    And who in Holy Sainthood didn’t think about casting Manca from Polenar Tactical?!?!

    • Anonymoose

      I don’t think Polenar would want to be away from his waifu for that long, plus they were hosting training courses in like Brazil or something, last time I checked.

      • Cal S.

        Probably right. Is that part of their ‘Amerika’ tour?

    • A.WChuck

      The tyranny of beauty. The world needs yet another platform for the DNA blessed to receive undue reverence.

      • mbrd

        you’ve got it all wrong – these poor women are cursed by their beauty. it’s a terrible burden; cat calls, assumptions of stupidity, free drinks, modeling gigs, a leg up on teevee roles… horrible.

    • valorius

      The first girl is super hot???

      • Cal S.

        Hot enough.

        • valorius

          I suppose if tatooed white trash is your thing.

          • Cal S.

            Are you casting a dispersion on my taste in feminity, sir? I demand satisfaction!!

            /Slaps pair of gloves across your avatar.

          • valorius

            LOL

  • gunsandrockets

    I wonder, how many of those shooters grew up watching the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer?

  • Joe Schmo

    “Six women enter a competition… But only one can become INSTAGRAM’S NEXT GUN BUNNY!”

    I’ll not be watching this. Pretty obvious they looked for attractive women and not women who would be the best shooters or in the best athletic condition.

    They actually got a Twitch streamer/”gamer girl” to be on the show. That’s enough to ignore this show completely.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    Maybe they’re planning on targeting the female demographic with this rifle because they know that males have already bought AR-15s from other manufacturers. That’s all that I can say without getting too political…

  • Aformer2Asupporter

    Oh here we go. B*tch about the girls being attractive. Gun bunnies ruin the community blah blah blah. Stfu with your mindless complaints. The women are attractive, who cares. Attractive girls aren’t supposed to shoot? They have to pick plain looking women for their show? The gun community can go f*ck itself you all are prime examples why gun companies do not bother to innovate anything since the second the press release comes out you b*tch. Women should avoid guns at all costs because you all b*tch about who a company choses to use in a show. Screw it im voting straight anti 2A now perhaps ill write to my reps about the stupidity of the hearing protection act first and make sure i spread the word to the people who would be on the fence about it to come out in opposition. I’ll start posting how attractive women are not welcome by white men in the gun community because they were unfortunate enough to be born attractive and the fat white good ol boys club feels threatened. You people are the reason we get a bad rep. I now welcome the destruction of the 2A because the gun community blows dirty donkey balls.
    Eat Sh*t and die all of you

    • Julio

      So much right AND wrong in one post!
      Don’t throw out the 2A/HPA babies, regardless of the degree to which the other comments on this item are just so much toxic neanderthal bathwater.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      They are doing really great things with de-caf I hear.

      • Marc

        I was thinking maybe give Xanax a shot; or a nice sofa to lie down on and someone to talk to.
        Yikes

        • mbrd

          not sedative enough; maybe dilaudid and an aquarium loop on the teevee?

    • mbrd

      whoa! WE are supposed to be the angry ones! don’t step on my toes, get your own gig!

  • Edeco

    Reality show infomercial? Meh. Either the marketing group is tone deaf or I am.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      You are not.

      But hey, hot chicks…….or something.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    This is a barely disguised infomercial at best with hired models.

    But I am a very shallow individual so ill probably watch it at least once.

    • USMC03Vet

      Only difference is they traded breads for boobies.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ill never not be OK with that.

  • Pete Sheppard

    Got for it Springfield Armory! Still not gonna buy a ‘Saint’ rifle–silly name, seriously dislike the mag-well billboard, *carved* into the material.
    I will look at other products, though.

  • john huscio

    Frome the fine croatian folks who brought you the “GRIP ZONE”.

  • Captain Obvious

    Geez, what would your rather have, fitness models or 50 year old, overweight, pear shaped soccer moms? Anything showing people doing cool stuff with guns is good IMO.

  • John Eliyas

    Alex Zedra was in the IDF if I recall.

  • Stephen Paraski

    The biggest Advert flop of 2016. All hype and…….., well that’s about it

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    Call me base, but I like AR15s (even unoriginal ones that are late to the party) and I like hot girls. The only reason I probably wont be watching is my unbreakable inherent aversion to all things TV.

    This appears more to be a marketing ploy more than a genuine show though. Springfield has not done anything new for a long time other than releasing “new” versions of the XD over and over again without making it very clear what actually changed (other than a casual reminder of where to put your hand). I dont mind that though because Im a huge fan of the M1A and I have a preference to their 1911s as well. I probably will never get excited about anything else they would ever produce. I do have interest in the upcoming 10mm XDM though. Not because I like XDs, but because my standards for this purchase require a striker fired double stack 10mm and anything is better than a G20.

    Anyway the point Im trying to make is it looks like they think if they rub their new rifle in everyones face enough they just might be able to sell to a saturated market. I guess time will tell if they are right.

  • Ken

    I watched all the available episodes last night. Insomnia, what can I say? Anyway, they didn’t suck. And there wasn’t the blatant pushing of the Saint rifle nor the SA pistols they were using. No narrator giving the ” and now, see how she effortlessly uses the new Springfield Armory Saint to . . . ” in the background. I would have like to have seen more of their training in readiness for the final three but all in all, it didn’t suck.

  • valorius

    The chick in the first pic….. o.O

  • .45

    I’m with the naysayers here. As a gun owner who wishes guns were more socially acceptable and mainstream, I really hate it when they introduce a gun related TV show that is higher class than Duck Dynasty, especially if it involves women. Extra hatred if they are attractive and more athletic than me.

    I really like this sarcasm thing. It’s fun.

  • Sam

    These types of videos are so stupid. “Look! Look how badass we are! See, LOOK! Tattoos! I play video games! Also guns! I’m stronk!”

    Trying too hard.

  • uisconfruzed

    Nothing like tats to turn a beautiful woman fugly.

    • mbrd

      she didn’t get the sleeve for you… that said, she didn’t get the sleeve for me either, i don’t care for ink (or a bunch of metal in the face/body). still, “fugly” seems kind of strong. she’s still beautiful, she’s just got that crap all over her arm…

      • uisconfruzed

        She was beautiful, she now looks like she’s not healthy. More like a meth head on the back of a Harley.