SAINT™ VS M1A™: The Rifle Rumble

Posted by Team Springfield

May 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Today we're pitting a couple of tried-and-true rifles against one another. Between these two noble contenders, we have the SAINT™—based on the beloved and widely used AR-style rifle—and the M1A™—an evolution of the classic M1 Garand.

Which rifle best suits your shooting wants and needs? Let's rumble.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

The SAINT™ with Free Float Handguard and Its First Match

Posted by Ivan Gelo

Jun 20, 2017 3:41:45 PM

With more than 20 years in law enforcement, I have carried a variety of AR weapon systems. Always a huge fan of Springfield Armory®, I was pumped in 2016 when I heard that they were releasing their first AR—the SAINT™.  In anticipation of its availability, I got on the wait list and purchased the very first SAINT that my favorite gun dealer received.

In the following six months, I exclusively shot my SAINT™ rifle during training, while instructing classes and in a variety of 2-and-3-gun matches. Firing more than 2,000 rounds during this time period (a combination of budget-minded .223 ammunition, XM193 and duty ammo), the rifle never hiccuped and ran with no malfunctions.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

Take Aim: How to Zero in an AR15

Posted by Steve Horsman

Jun 15, 2017 10:14:32 AM

One of my favorite things in this world is when I get a new gun. And whether it is a rifle or handgun, it’s an equally good day. A very close second "good day" is when I buy a new optic for one of my rifles, because that means I get to mount it and sight/zero the gun in.

Let's break down the zeroing-in ritual.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

Springfield's Newest SAINT™ Rifle Features

Posted by Kyle Schmidt

Jun 12, 2017 10:25:01 AM

Although a stock SAINT™ rifle is perfect for the vast majority of gun owners, there are many who understand and appreciate the value of some slight - but significant - modifications. One of my main uses of the SAINT™ rifle is for competition. Generally speaking, in multi-gun events, the match directors try to test the shooter in a wide array of shooting challenges. Some are challenges of speed, some are of manipulation and some are accuracy-intensive.

There are a few essential modifications that I like to make to my rifles, and I'm happy to see that two of these modifications are now standard in the new SAINT™ rifle.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

5 SAINT™ Features That Would Please Any AR15 Enthusiast

Posted by Team Springfield

Mar 30, 2017 2:43:00 PM

The AR platform has a strong following that continues to grow, and there's no shortage of AR rifles to choose from. The SAINT™ has been built with that in mind and comes standard with a few enhancements that many owners might otherwise choose to upgrade after purchase.

Let's take a look at a few of these upgrade options.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles

5 Gun Gifts That Will Make You an Instant Favorite

Posted by Team Springfield

Dec 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Feeling particularly generous this Christmas and want to make an excellent impression on someone? Virtually any Springfield Armory® gun will make it happen for you.

But as a starting point, you can become a favorite gift-giver of any Springfield fan on your list by giving them one of these five in particular.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Pistols & Compact Guns, 1911 Handguns

5 Key Game-Changing Springfield Armory® SAINT™ Specs

Posted by Team Springfield

Nov 3, 2016 2:28:17 PM

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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Topics: Tactical Rifles

Dry Fire Friday Episode 5: M1A(TM) Trigger Press

Posted by Steve Horsman

Jul 15, 2016 11:02:00 AM

It's another week-ending episode of Dry Fire Friday.

Steve Horsman here - And I'd like to walk you through a basic dry fire drill for M1A™ rifle fans. It's a fundamental drill that's good to practice before heading to the range after a short or lengthy break from shooting.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Shooting Tips, First Time Gun Buyers, Dry Fire Friday, Trigger Pull

Springfield in the News: Shout-outs to our Newest Firearms

Posted by Team Springfield

Feb 29, 2016 11:38:01 AM

With SHOT Show 2016 behind us, Springfield Armory® is proud to unveil its latest set of firearms. With new entries in many of our trusty, fan-favorite series, we got some love online from some of our favorite publications and fans.

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Gun Shows, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns, 1911 Handguns

SHOT Show 2016: Introducing Springfield's Latest and Greatest

Posted by Team Springfield

Jan 27, 2016 4:32:09 PM

There was a lot to take in at SHOT Show 2016, but Team Springfield™ was on hand to bring its latest rounds of new firearms to the show. Let the video playlist below serve as your guide through this year's epic gathering of all things firearm, including:

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Topics: Tactical Rifles, Gun Shows, Pistols & Compact Guns, Polymer Handguns


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®.