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New for 2018: Springfield Armory Saint Pistol in .300 BLK

New for 2018: Springfield Armory Saint Pistol in .300 BLK

After the success of the company's first model chambered in 5.56 NATO, Springfield Armory filled demand for another popular caliber in its lineup of Saint AR-15 pistols, bringing a .300 BLK variant to consumers in 2018.

The all-new .300 BLK Springfield Armory Saint AR-15 pistol is purpose-built to harness the capabilities of this popular cartridge in a compact system built on the company's upper and lower receiver platform forged from 7075-T6 aluminum. The receiver includes Springfield's unique Accu-Tite system that minimizes rattling and movement caused by space between the two receiver components.

Paired with the receiver is a 9-inch barrel machined from chrome-moly vanadium steel, rifled with a 1:7-inch twist rate and topped with an A2 flash hider, providing the ideal compact platform for close-quarters work. The barrel is finished with a Melonite treatment, which hardens the surface of the metal to provide increased corrosion resistance without the potential tolerance issues that arise from chrome-plating. The overall length of the gun is 27.75 inches long and weighs just 5.9 pounds.

At the other end of the Springfield Armory Saint pistol in .300 BLK is a pistol-stabilizing SBX-K brace from SB Tactical. The brace provides two flexible wings along with a hook-and-loop strap that provides extra stability when fixed to a users' forearm. The top of the brace also offers a padded surface, enabling users to get a cheek weld, a third point of contact for added stabilization.

Surrounding the barrel is the company's patent-pending, M-Lok-compatible handguard, which attaches to the receiver using a four-point attachment system that anchors onto the barrel nut. Underneath the handguard, users will find an adjustable gas block that allows them to fine-tune gas flow for different ammunition types or for suppressor use. Each pistol is equipped with a single-stage GI trigger, along with the heavy tungsten buffer, mil-spec charging handle and Bravo Company Mod 3 pistol grip seen on other Saint variants.

Each Springfield Armory Saint AR-15 pistol in .300 BLK ships with one 30-round magazine and retails at a suggested price of $989.

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