SHOT Show 2017 - First announced in late 2016, "the SAINT" rifle from Springfield Armory has finally been officially showcased at the 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas
First announced a couple of months ago, the SAINT rifle is the long-awaited Springfield Armory's DGI AR-15 type modern sporting rifle. Built around two forged, Type III black hard-anodized 7075 T6 aluminum alloy receivers, and sporting features such as M4 feed ramps and the company's own the Accu-Tite receiver mating system for perfect tensioning, the Springfield Armory SAINT comes issued with top MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail and an ambidextrous controls configuration.
The 16" CrMoV cold-hammer forged barrel of the Springfield Armory SAINT 5.56mm semi-automatic rifle features a birdcage flash hider, a full outer and inner QPQ Melonite treatment, and a 1:8" rifling twist that will efficiently stabilize basically any commercial or military 5.56mm/.223 load – and provide the optimum level of acceleration and stabilization to achieve tighter groups at comparatively longer distances.
The Springfield Armory SAINT 5.56mm rifle comes issued with an A2 type fixed front post sight and a flip-up polymer dual-aperture low profile rear sight that's adjustable for windage, offering 1/2 MOA clicks.
The polymer furniture for the SAINT rifle is supplied to Springfield Armory by the Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM): a six-positions BCM Gunfighter and an ergonomic, slip-proof BCM Mod.3 pistol grip and trigger guard, also featuring an airtight compartment for batteries or useful tools accessible through a flip-down cover on the heel.
The handguard, dubbed the BCM PKMR, is an exclusive feature manufactured by Bravo Company for the SAINT 5.56mm rifle. A two-parts, easy-to-install handguard, the PKMR comes with aluminum heat shields and KeyMod slots for maximum versatility in the installation of accessories.
Springfield Armory SAINT 5.56mm - Specifications
5.56x45mm / .223 Remington
STANAG 4179 (AR-15 type) magazines
406 mm / 16"
Fixed front post, flip-up adjustable rear
819 mm / 32.25" (Stock collapsed)
901,7 mm / 35.5" (Stock extended)
2,7 kg / 6 lbs. 11 oz.
$ 899 (U.S.)