5 Key Game-Changing Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Specs

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 3, 2016 2:28:17 PM

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Designated the SAINT™, Springfield Armory® wanted to bring a reliable AR to the market that improves upon other factory options, all while still being an excellent, entry-level choice.

It may have taken a bit to get to this point, but the SAINT™ has finally arrived, engineered to give consumers the most bang for their buck at a sub-$1,000 price point.

Here are five interesting features the SAINT™ brings to the table.

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1. Trigger Group

Many stock ARs ship with standard Mil-Spec GI triggers with a gritty pull, to say the least. However, the SAINT™’s single-stage, nickel-boron-coated trigger group provides a very smooth trigger with a more even and consistent pull.

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2. Barrel

In addition to a better trigger, the SAINT™ also features a Melonite chamber and bore for added durability. Melonite is a chemical treatment added to the barrel to prevent rusting and improve the barrel’s life-span.

The barrel also comes with a 1/8 twist. This means the bullet will spin one revolution in eight inches. The twist is important for stabilizing the bullet. Generally speaking, a lower twist rate is better for longer, heavier bullets. The 1/8 is a great choice for the 5.56 caliber the SAINT uses.

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3. Full-Auto Bolt Carrier

The SAINT™ features a full-auto bolt carrier. The full-auto carrier is the proper weight, as originally designed for the M16. This not only adds durability, but also ensures that the bolt carrier group works reliably.

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4. Dry Film Lubricant

A dry film lubricant was applied to the inside of the upper receiver and receiver extension. This feature is rarely seen in sub-$1,200 ARs. Using a dry film lubricant in these areas ensures proper functioning and helps the rifle break-in during its first range outing.

5. Accu-Tite Tension System

The SAINT™ also features Springfield Armory's propreitary, Accu-Tite tensioning screw that better secures the fit between the lower and upper receivers. This gives the rifle a durable feel and some improved accuracy.

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Additional Specifications

• “H” buffer for improved reliability

• Barrel is finished under the front sight/gas block

M4 feed ramps for better reliability with M855 ammo

Flip-up rear sight

Bravo Company pistol grip, butt stock and exclusive handguard

O-Ring added to extractor spring to improve spring tension for reliable case extraction

• Robust full-auto firing pin for enhanced reliablity

Magnetic-particle-inspected bolt

• Properly staked receiver extension nut and gas key to prevent loosening during long firing periods

Here's a closer look at the SAINT™

Visit the SAINT™product page for a full spec breakdown

Topics: Tactical Rifles


Springfield Armory® recommends you seek qualified and competent training from a certified instructor prior to handling any firearm and be sure to read your owner’s manual.  These articles are considered to be suggestions and not recommendations from Springfield Armory®.