[SHOT 2020] New ARs from Salient Arms

    Salient Arms (Matthew Moss/TFB

    I swung by Salient Arms International’s booth at SHOT Show to get a look at two new AR-15s they are bringing to market early this year. First up is the new SAI GRY-L, a more affordable version of their current GRY AR.

    Salient Arms GRY-L (Matthew Moss/TFB

    Salient Arms GRY-L (Matthew Moss/TFB

    A close up of the Salient Arms GRL-Y’s receiver (Matthew Moss/TFB

    Here’s some of the GRY-L’s features:

    • SAI GRY Upper and Lower Receivers
    • SAI Proprietary One Piece Fully Serviceable Rail w/ MLOK
    • SAI / Radian Arms Charging Handle
    • SAI Integrated Gas Key TiN BCG
    • SAI Proprietary Box Flute Barrel Design
    • Barrel Length: 14.5″
    • Intermediate 45 Degree Gas System (5.56)
    • AXTS 45 degree short throw safety selector
    • BCM Gunfighter MOD 0 SOPMOD Stock
    • BCM Gunfighter Grip MOD 3
    • Magpul MBUS Pro Sights

    The GRY-L is more or less the same gun as the GRY but doesn’t come with the instantly recognisable SAI proprietary Jailbrake or the Geissele Super Dynamic Combat (SD-C) Trigger. MSRP on the GRY-L will be $2399, down from the original GRY’s $3460. Like its big brother it will be available in Rifle, SBR and Pistol configurations at the same price point.

    Salient Arms (Matthew Moss/TFB

    Salient Arms (Matthew Moss/TFB

    Salient Arms (Matthew Moss/TFB

    Salient Arms (Matthew Moss/TFB

    Salient’s newest rifle is the SAI GRN, which comes with a 16 inch barrel, Sailent’s new rail system and milspec trigger. The bolt carrier group is black nitride coated and the rifle comes with a Surefire flash hider. The GRN will be available in SBR and pistol configurations and will have an MSRP of $1699. Salient expect the new rifles to be available by the end of January with production ramping now.

    Find out more at /www.salientarmsinternational.com

    Matthew Moss

    Matthew Moss – Assistant Editor.

    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

    Reach Matt at: [email protected]


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