New Rifles: SAINT SBR and SAINT EDGE SBR from Springfield Armory
Springfield Armory has expanded their SAINT AR-15 line with the all-new SAINT SBR 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.
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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.
- Machined from aircraft grade 7075 T6 aluminum
- Type III hard coat anodized
- Accu-TiteTM tension system
- Super-hard Melonite® finish
- Carries a 9310 steel bolt
- Bravo Company stock
- Pistol grip
- Magpul Gen M3 PMAG
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.
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.