First Look: Springfield Armory .308 SAINT Victor Pistol

First Look: Springfield Armory .308 SAINT Victor Pistol

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More punch per pound, the Springfield .308 SAINT Victor Pistol is a heavy hitter in a small package.

How The .308 SAINT Victor Pistol Punches Up In Weight:

  • Forged upper and lower receivers
  • Accu-Tite tension system
  • Nickel-boron coated flat trigger
  • 10.5-inch CMV barrel
  • SB Tactical SBA3 brace
  • 11-inch M-Lok compatible handguard
  • Factory-install forward blast diverter

If you’re looking to rattle the fillings of the guy three lanes down from you at the range, Springfield Armory has you in spades. With the release of its 10.5-inch barreled .308 SAINT Victor Pistol, the gunmaker has conjured up a heater equal parts bark and bite.

Indeed, flinging .30-caliber from an AR pistol doesn’t quite have a set application. Springfield bills it as a “purpose-built” defensive arm; there’s no arguing it would set any idiot with ill-intent on his duff in a hurry. Though given the .308’s more than ample penetration potential, the SAINT Victor Pistol might not be your go-to home-defense choice. Unless you happen to run AR550 plate behind your drywall. That said, the pistol certainly seems to have the chops to fill the role as the proverbial “truck gun”, one that’s squared away for any work shy of neutralizing a grizzly in one shot. Not that you need to let absolute practically stand in the way of any gun purchase.

As to the finer points of the .308 SAINT Victor Pistol, if you’re familiar with the line it doesn’t throw many curveballs: forged upper and lower receivers, Accu-Tite tension system, heavy tungsten buffer and nickel-boron coated flat trigger. Covering the chrome-moly-vanadium barrel is an 11-inch free-floated handguard with ample M-Lok real estate and a hand stop at the front 6 o’clock. The fairly ubiquitous SB Tactical SBA3 graces the rear and up front, mercifully, Springfield has included a forward blast diverter. Nice on any AR pistol, this seems a necessity on one chambered .308.

As to price, the .308 SAINT Victor Pistol runs a bit more than most of the line with an MSRP of $1,363. A small outlay for more hitting power and felt recoil.

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More from Springfield Armory:

ENESEO, ILL. (4/28/20) – Want the heaviest hitting round available yet in a SAINT® pistol? Then look no further than the new Springfield Armory® SAINT Victor Pistol in .308.

As part of the highly respected SAINT Victor line, this hard-hitting pistol is loaded with premium components. Purpose-built for defensive use, the SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 is a serious use firearm, featuring an HPT (High Pressure Tested) and MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) bolt to confidently handle a heavy round count schedule. From its Melonite® finished barrel, to its pinned low profile gas block, to its crisp and grit-free enhanced nickel boron coated, single-stage flat trigger, the SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 adds a potent defensive platform to the SAINT pistol family.

This new SAINT pistol packs .30-caliber power into a 10.3″ CMV-barreled package that measures just over 28″ with the SB Tactical® SBA3™ five-position brace fully collapsed. Round that out with excellent appointments such as a BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3 pistol grip, 20-round Magpul® PMAG® Gen M3™ magazine, a patented, rock-solid, free float M-Lok® handguard, and an SA 2-Piece Blast Diverter, and you have a pistol that easily tames the .308 cartridge while remaining handy and compact.

Springfield Armory 308 Saint Victory Pistol

“The SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 gives shooters a premium featured AR pistol that delivers serious power in a small, lightweight and easily maneuverable platform,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “If you want a SAINT Pistol that offers more power than 5.56, then this is the one for you.”

The forged lower receiver features Springfield Armory’s Accu-Tite™ Tension System for a tight, zero-movement fit with the forged upper, and the Picatinny rail allows you to mount the optic of your choice. For iron sight use, the slim, interrupted free-float handguard has Picatinny rail at the muzzle to mount a front sight.

The result is a potent, purpose-built defensive firearm with enough .308 power to handle any situation you may encounter.

.308 SAINT Victor Pistol Specs
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Handguard: 11-inch free-floated aluminum, M-Lok compatible
Trigger: Nickel-boron coated flat GI
Muzzle Device: SA 2-piece forward blast diverter
Buffer Assembly: Carbine “H” heavy tungsten buffer
Charging Handle: GI style
Pistol Grip: BCMGUNFIGHTER Mod 3
Pistol Brace: B Tactical SBA3
Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz
Length: 28.25″ – 30.5″
MSRP: $1,363

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