FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Compact, fast-handling, combat grade 5.56 platforms for LE and Civilian use
GENESEO, IL, April 27, 2018 – Springfield Armory’s SAINT AR-15 series expands to include the all-new SAINT and SAINT EDGE SBR, featuring 11.5” barrels – selected as the best balance between length and ballistic performance of the 5.56 cartridge.
The SAINT SBR with a forged lower receiver, and the SAINT EDGE SBR with a lightened billet lower, provide superior accuracy thanks in part to a free-float handguard featuring Springfield’s rock-solid proprietary attachment system. With four attachment points anchoring it to the barrel nut, this M-Lok compatible handguard was designed to withstand the hard use of law enforcement and military operations. Under the handguard is Springfield’s pinned multi/mode adjustable gas block for suppressed or unsuppressed use.
Adding to the accuracy is a light-weight profiled 11.5” CMV barrel with A2 flash hider on the SAINT EDGE, and a government profiled version on the SAINT. Both are Melonite® finished inside and out for the ultimate in corrosion resistance, with an optimal 1:8 twist.
Each of these short-barreled rifles are machined from aircraft grade 7075 T6 aluminum and are Type III hard coat anodized, and the lower receivers are equipped with the Accu-Tite™ tension system, which reduces movement between the upper and lower receivers. No corners were cut on the MPT (magnetic particle tested) enhanced M16 bolt carrier group – the heart of any premium AR. This BCG is finished with super-hard Melonite® and carries a 9310 steel bolt.
Upgrades on the SAINT EDGE include a billet lower with QD mounts machined into the receiver and weight reducing cuts that lighten it by two ounces. An ambidextrous 90-degree safety and extended mid-sized charging handle add features that are popular among tactical shooters. The trigger is an exclusive proprietary short-reset single stage design, with a crisp and precise feel, while the GI trigger on the SAINT SBR is nickel boron coated for a smooth and grit-free feel.
A Bravo Company stock, pistol grip and Magpul Gen M3 PMAG are right at home on these combat grade short-barreled rifles.
For those looking for light, tight and quick-handling short-barreled rifles with top quality features throughout, the SAINT SBR with traditional forged lower and the upgraded billet-lowered SAINT EDGE SBR are the ultimate hard use combat carbines.
SAINT™ SBR MSRP: $1049
SAINT™ EDGE SBR MSRP: $1299
SAINT™ SBR and SAINT™ EDGE SBR Video:
For more information, please visit www.springfield-armory.com.
NFA Disclaimer: These firearms are under regulation by the National Firearms Act (NFA). It is the buyer’s responsibility to comply with all NFA rules, restrictions and/or laws determined by your city or state. Please ensure you are up-to-date on all current legal terms regarding your purchase.
About Springfield Armory®
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory was designated as our national armory by General George Washington, and began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic. This monumental institution went on to serve as a think tank for developing innovative firearms concepts and producing some of the most storied rifle platforms in our country’s history. The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy and restore the Springfield Armory name.
Springfield Armory Inc. engineers, manufactures and assembles their legendary M1A™, 1911, 911 and SAINT® AR-15 lines of firearms in Geneseo, Illinois. Since 2001, Springfield Armory has enjoyed a strategic, collaborative partnership with the state-of-the-art factory in Croatia working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the multiple award-winning line of XD® polymer pistols that have become staples in the US marketplace. We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers. For more information, please visit us at: springfield-armory.com.
PR & Communications Manager
Springfield Armory, Inc.
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