GENESEO, ILL.–-(Ammoland.com)- Springfield Armory’s SAINT series is capturing the attention of AR-15 enthusiasts – and the SAINT line is growing in lock step to meet demand.
The latest, just-released SAINT Edge carries an armload of proprietary features that make it the most advanced SAINT yet: lightweight, with a slick billet machined lower receiver with Accu-tite tension system, patent-pending full-length free float handguard, modular trigger system, unique mid-sized charging handle – even the new SA-Lite muzzle brake is a special Springfield Armory design.
The new SAINT Edge builds on the popular 5.56 NATO (.223 REM) AR-15 design Springfield Armory introduced in November 2016 and has been expanding ever since.
The lower receiver is machined, rather than forged, from aircraft grade 7075 T6 billet aluminum. It is equipped with Springfield Armory’s proprietary adjustable Accu-Tite tension system, designed to eliminate receiver play, and features two QD mounting points. The flat-top, optics-ready upper receiver is Type lll hard-coat anodized 7075 T6 aluminum, with forward assist and M4 feed ramps. The MPT enhanced M16 bolt carrier group is finished with super-hard Melonite and carries a premium 9310 steel bolt, superior to Mil-Spec. The charging handle is Springfield Armory’s exclusive mid-size design for effortless operation.
The patent-pending, free-float aluminum handguard is unique to the SAINT, with a slim, full-length profile you can really get your hand around. M-Lok compatible locking tabs give you an almost unlimited choice of accessories, with multiple QD swivel mounting points for a sling or other equipment. Under the handguard, a mid-length, multi/mode adjustable gas block, pinned in place, provides the flawless operation high-volume shooters demand.
The new trigger system is an exclusive modular match, short-reset single stage design, with the precise feel of a competition rifle. The Melonite finished trigger components are super smooth and responds as rapidly as your finger can move.
With the rifle weighing in at just over six pounds, the light-weight profile has a 16” CMV barrel that is Melonite finished inside and out, with an optimum 1:8 twist. The newly designed SA-Lite muzzle brake is ultra lightweight. Extra large ports and increased surface area of the baffle plates create a highly efficient compensator for reduced recoil and super-steady, repeatable on-target rounds.
The new SAINT Edge also includes a ½ MOA windage adjustable dual aperture rear sight, and ½ MOA elevation-adjustable front sight that can be folded down, or used to co-witness with optics.
Upgraded furniture includes a textured Bravo Company Mod 3 pistol grip, six-position Bravo Mod 0 SopMod butt stock, and Mil-Spec hard-coat anodized aluminum receiver extension — all combat-focused and vault-solid to guarantee no clatter, no wobble, no distracting movement from muzzle to butt.
“The SAINT Edge is a tight, light, fast-handling machine that operators can count on — the most advanced AR-15 we’ve ever built”, says Springfield Armory’s Dennis Reese. “It’s a high quality, performance-based rifle with premium options built in — you don’t have to swap out features to upgrade it. We believe that, shot for shot, dollar for dollar, it’s the best you can get.”
Considering the dramatic success of the SAINT series, AR-15 enthusiasts everywhere – as well as dealers — are likely to agree.
For more information, please visit www.springfield-armory.com.
About Springfield Armory
Founded in 1974, Springfield Armory Inc. is located in Geneseo, Illinois. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision engineering, manufacturing and unparalleled customer service in the firearms industry. The USA facility in Geneseo engineers, manufactures and assembles the legendary M1A, 1911 and SAINT AR-15 line of firearms. Since 2001, Springfield Armory has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of the-art factory in Croatia working hand in hand in the development and engineering of the multiple award-winning line of XD polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace. For over 40 years Springfield Armory has been committed to providing customers with trusted and reliable defensive products and a time-honored dedication to customer service excellence.