Springfield Armory has officially entered the affordable AR-15 game. With an MSRP of $899, Springfield now competes with Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Bushmaster and Colt for that sweet spot where value meets demand. Springfield shared their spec sheet today which covers the details of their new rifle.
The SAINT weighs 6 pounds, 11 ounces and is 35.5″ long with a fully extended adjustable buttstock.
The barrel measures in at 16″ and is made of Chrome Moly Vanadium with a 5.56 NATO chamber and a 1:8 RH twist.
The gas system is your standard mid-length with a “H” standard buffer to reduce wear on the weapon. The upper and lower receivers are Type III hard anodized 7075 T6 aluminum. Springfield also included the “Accu-Tite Tension System” which uses a nylon tipped tension screw between the upper and lower receivers to eliminate movement and play.
Decked out in decent looking Bravo Company furniture, the keymod PKMR handguard is exclusive to the SAINT until at least the end of the year.
Springfield provided their own low profile, flip-up, dual aperture rear sight with 1/2 MOA windage adjustment for those who don’t care about mounting optics right away.
Springfield fitted the SAINT with an M16 BCG, which they shot peened and magnetic particle inspected to meet mil-spec durability requirements.
The trigger is a Springfield Armory proprietary enhanced nickel boron coated GI single stage, with a reportedly easy 7 pound pull.
For over two centuries, those who have stepped up to protect and defend have carried Springfield Armory® rifles.
Our Membership and Events Director Jerah took the SAINT out for spin, check out her thoughts in this Instagram video.