Maximum Performance, Minimal Price – New Springfield Armory SAINT Pistol

    Springfield Armory is introducing a new pistol, belonging in the SAINT line. A line of rifles and PWDs which TFB has covered several times before.

    Since the word “price” is likely at least one of the reasons why you chose to read more about this pistol we can start off by mentioning that the MSRP is $849.

    In terms of “performance”, which is hopefully the other reason why you’re stopping by here, it looks like the SAINT Pistol has some interesting and quality components.

    The trigger, often one of the components that buyers seem to overlook, seems to have gotten some attention over a pure mil-spec one.

    The nickel boron coated trigger eliminates the gritty feel found in most GI style triggers and delivers a smooth consistent trigger pull.

     

    As a reference, price-wise, a SAINT AR-15 – 5.56 is about $972.

     

    In their own words, from GENESEO, ILL.

    In response to the immense popularity of the SAINT Victor and SAINT Edge pistols, Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce the new SAINT Pistol in 5.56mm for 2019.

    With an MSRP of just $849, the SAINT Pistol is designed to offer shooters the quality and performance they expect, but at an even more affordable introductory price point. The pistol has upgraded features throughout, ensuring it delivers exceptional value and making it an ideal firearm for home protection and personal defense.

    The SAINT Pistol features a balanced 9.6″ chrome moly vanadium barrel that maximizes ballistic performance while still offering compact dimensions. The adjustable premium Trinity Force® Breach Brace provides enhanced stability and meets ATF requirements for pistol classification.

    Hard-use durability and rock-solid reliability are hallmarks of the SAINT Pistol. The barrel is fully Melonite™ coated for both durability and corrosion resistance, and the forged 7075 T6 upper and lower receiver ensure never-fail strength for the lifetime of the gun.

    Additionally, its M16 bolt carrier group, machined from Carpenter 158 steel, is shot peened and magnetic particle inspected for long-term durability.

    The SAINT Pistol bolt is Carpenter 158 steel which is High Pressure Tested and Magnetic Particle Inspected to ensure ultimate reliability and the bolt carrier group is Melonite® treated for extreme durability.

    The upper receiver has an optics-ready, flat-top design ready to receive your optic of choice. In addition, the pistol features a pinned Picatinny rail-topped steel gas block that will stand up to a lifetime of use, and allows the SAINT Pistol to accept the iron sights of your choice. Springfield Armory’s noteworthy Accu-Tite™ tension system ensures a tight lock-up between the upper and lower receiver.

    An exclusive BCMGunfighter™ PMCR two-piece handguard with M-LOK-compatible attachment points features aluminum heat shields and a built-in handstop for comfort and safety. This pairs up with a BCMGunfighter™ Mod. 3 pistol grip for exceptional handling. The SAINT Pistol weighs in at only 5½ pounds unloaded and measures 25.75-28.25 inches long.

    For anyone looking for maximum value and performance, the new SAINT Pistol from Springfield Armory deserves your attention.

    Below you can find the technical specifications:

     

    SAINT Pistol 5.56 – ST9096556BM

    Caliber 5.56x45mm NATO (.223REM)
    Magazine (1) 30-Round Magpul Gen M3
    Barrel 9.6″ CMV, Melonite®, 1:8
    Front Sight N/A
    Rear Sight N/A
    Muzzle Device A-2 Flash Hider
    Trigger Nickel Boron Coated GI
    Upper Receiver Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, Type III Hardcoat Anodized, Forward Assist, M4 Feed Ramps
    Lower Receiver Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, Type III Hardcoat Anodized, Accu-Tite™ Tension System
    Handguard BCMGUNFIGHTER™ PCMR, Forward Handstop, M-LOK
    Gas System Direct Impingement Carbine-Length, Picatinny Pinned Gas Block
    Receiver Extension SA Pistol T6 Type III Hard Coat Anodized Aluminum
    Bolt Carrier Group M16 w/ Carpenter 158 Steel Bolt, HPT/MPI, Melonite®
    Buffer Assembly Carbine “H” Heavy Tungsten Buffer
    Charging Handle GI Style
    Forearm Brace Trinity Force Breach Brace 1.0 Std. Pistol
    Safety 90 Degree Single Sided
    Trigger Guard BCMGUNFIGHTER™
    Pistol Grip BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3
    Length 25.75″ – 28.25″
    Weight 5 lbs 8 oz
    MSRP $849

     

    For more information about the SAINT Pistol, please visit: https://www.spr-ar.com/r/3585

    What do you think of it? Is the price in the right region and are the components chosen by care?

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too. TCCC Certified medic.


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