New SAINT Edge from Springfield Armory

    The latest, just-released SAINT Edge has been upgraded with a number of proprietary features custom built for this rifle.

    The lower receiver is machined from aircraft grade 7075 T6 billet aluminum and is equipped with Springfield Armory’s proprietary adjustable Accu-Tite tension system.

    The upper receiver is Type lll hard-coat anodized 7075 T6 aluminum, with forward assist and M4 feed ramps, and the charging handle is a Springfield Armory exclusive with a mid-length release.

    The full-length profile, free-float aluminum handguard is also new to the SAINT. It is M-Lok compatible and has multiple QD swivel mounting points. The gas system is a mid-length, multi/mode adjustable gas block, pinned in place.

    The new trigger system is an exclusive modular match, short-reset single stage design. The trigger components are Melonite finished.

    The Edge also has a custom designed muzzle brake, the SA-Lite, featuring extra large ports and increased surface area of the baffle plates.

    “The SAINT Edge is a tight, light, fast-handling machine that operators can count on — the most advanced AR-15 we’ve ever built”, says Springfield Armory’s Dennis Reese. “It’s a high quality, performance-based rifle with premium options built in — you don’t have to swap out features to upgrade it. We believe that, shot for shot, dollar for dollar, it’s the best you can get.”

    Technical Specs

    • Caliber: 5.56 NATO (.223 REM)
    • Weight: 6.2 lbs
    • Barrel Length: 16” CMV, Melonite finished inside and out
    • Twist: 1:8
    • Bolt Carrier Group: 9310 Steel, Melonited

    The new SAINT Edge also includes a ½ MOA windage adjustable dual aperture rear sight and ½ MOA elevation-adjustable front sight that can be folded down, or used to co-witness with optics.

    Upgraded furniture includes a textured Bravo Company Mod 3 pistol grip, six-position Bravo Mod 0 SopMod buttstock, and Mil-Spec hard-coat anodized aluminum receiver extension.

    The SAINT Edge has an MSRP of $1299 and will be available at your local retailer. You can find out more information about the SAINT line at: http://www.springfield-armory.com/saint-series/ (at the time of writing their website had not yet been updated with the Edge)

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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