NEW Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 Pistol in .300 Blackout

Adam Scepaniak
by Adam Scepaniak

Springfield Armory has pulled away the curtain on another firearm before heading off to the NRA Annual Meeting last week. This NEW offering of a SAINT AR-15 Pistol is chambered in .300 Blackout and is suppressor ready.

The 1st iteration of the SAINT AR-15 Pistol featured a blast diverter that was guarded underneath the handguard which unfortunately would not allow the user to suppress the firearm. This model now has a slightly longer barrel and an exposed flash hider.

Springfield Armory elaborated as to what lead them to bring their staple SAINT AR-15 Pistol to market in the highly-versatile .300 Blackout cartridge:

With the success of Springfield Armory’s SAINT™ AR-15 Pistol in 5.56, more people than ever are requesting variations to the original version. The newest iteration in .300 BLK harnesses the power of this combat-proven round for increased capability and versatility in a compact platform.

A lot of the components sourced for this rifle’s build come direct from Springfield Armory as their own proprietary parts. In fact, all of the SAINT firearms, both pistols and rifles, utilize a lot of in-house manufacturing by Springfield Armory.

The specification list for the SAINT AR-15 Pistol in .300 Blackout is very similar to the original model in 5.56 NATO with a few key changes.

  • Upper Receiver: SA Forged Type III Hard Coat Anodized Aircraft Grade 7075 T6 Aluminum w/ Forward Assist
  • Lower Receiver: SA Forged Type III Hard Coat Anodized Aircraft Grade 7075 T6 Aluminum w/ Accu-Tite™ Tension System
  • Barrel: 9″ CMV .300 Blackout w/ Melonite® Treatment & 1:7″ Twist Rate
  • Gas System: Direct Impingement Pistol-Length Gas Port w/ Adjustable Gas Block
  • Trigger: SA Proprietary, Nickel Boron Coated GI Style
  • Trigger Guard: Bravo Company
  • Pistol Grip: Bravo Company Mod.3
  • Handguard: M-Lok Aluminum SA Proprietary T6 Type III Hard Anodized Aluminum
  • Forearm Brace: SB Tactical SBX-K
  • Buffer Assembly: Carbine “H” Heavy Tungsten Buffer
  • Receiver Extension: SA Pistol T6 Type III Hard Coat Anodized Aluminum
  • Bolt-Carrier Group: Enhanced M16 Melonite® Finish, MPT, 9310 Steel Bolt
  • Charging Handle: GI Style
  • Overall Length: 27.75″
  • Weight: 5 Lbs. 9 Oz.

The Springfield Armory SAINT AR-15 Pistol in .300 Blackout also comes with a soft pistol case and one 30-Round Magpul PMAG. This new offering retails for $989.

Just days after the NRAAM Show 2018, we will likely see lots more of this pistol in the immediate future.

Adam Scepaniak
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  • Tom Tom on May 08, 2018

    This is the Saint they should have started with, a 7" .223 was just silly.

  • Spike1984 Spike1984 on Jun 01, 2018

    The hollow-bottom stock serves the same purpose as a single-point sling used as a makeshift stock like in the Kel-Tec PLR: It gives the shooter the SI experience of shooting an AR-15 one-handed.