Purpose made to fill specific roles, the SAINT Edge PDW, Victor and Edge EVAC bolsters Springfield Armory's AR-pistol lineup.
What Are The New SAINT Pistols:
- SAINT Edge PDW with 5.5-inch barrel
- The company's first .30-caliber pistol, the SAINT Victor .308
- A compact takedown, the SAINT Edge EVAC
At this point, AR-15 pistols have evolved past a mere novelty. If quality made and outfitted with a solid brace, there are few configurations providing more nimbleness and hitting power than these mighty mites. They’re close to being the perfect everyman’s close-quarter solution or in everyday talk, a dang fine home-defense option.
Springfield Armory has kicked up its game in this corner of the market with the introduction of three new SAINT AR pistols, due out later this spring. A break from what the gunmaker has previously offered, each is purpose made to fill a specific role and, to be honest, are quite intriguing. In quick order, they are the highly compact 5.5-inch barreled SAINT Edge PDW Pistol (5.56 NATO), .30-caliber SAINT Victor .308 Pistol and takedown SAINT Edge EVAC (5.56 NATO).
The Victor .308 might be a smidge excessive for the previously mentioned home-defense role, but aside from that would make a dynamite truck gun. The Edge PDW and EVAC, on the other hand, seem extremely versatile. In addition to protecting the home front, each has the potential to add more firepower to a bugout bag—especially the Edge EVAC. The pistol takes down to a package no bigger than a minute—overall, no longer than the gun’s 7.5-inch barrel. This is thanks in larger part to Gear Head Works Tailhook MOD 1 brace, which tucks away to nothing.
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The Springfield has yet to release hard numbers on the MSRP on the trio of SAINT pistols.
More from Springfield Arms:
GENESEO, ILL. – The SAINT® family from Springfield Armory® is expanding this year, with three all-new SAINT® pistol variants slated for release during Spring 2020 and on display at SHOT Show 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We wanted to give our customers an early ‘sneak peek’ at some exciting new SAINT® pistols we have been developing over the past year,” explains Springfield Armory® VP of Marketing Steve Kramer. “Each brings something innovative to the Springfield Armory line-up, and offers exciting new options for all of the SAINT® fans out there.”
First up is the radically compact SAINT® Edge PDW Pistol, a 5.5″-barreled 5.56mm that proves when it comes to your defense, we take it personally. Measuring a mere 18.75″ overall with its Maxim Defense™ SCW™ brace collapsed, the PDW is designed to deliver micro-sized performance. From the included Magpul® 20-round PMAG to the short Reptilla® CQG™ pistol grip, the PDW provides unrivaled portability in a 5.56mm package. Slated for release during Spring 2020.
How about adding a heavy hitter to your portable pistol toolbox? The new SAINT® Victor .308 Pistol packs .30-caliber power into a 10.3″-barreled package that measures just over 28″ with the included SB Tactical® SBA3™ five-position brace fully collapsed. Round that out with excellent appointments such as a BCMGUNFIGHTER™ Mod 3 pistol grip, free-float M-Lok® handguard and a Springfield Armory Blast Diverter, and you have an amazing addition to the SAINT® Victor line. Slated for release during Spring 2020.
Preparation. It’s in the bag. Joining the SAINT® Edge line is the all-new EVAC™ Pistol, a 5.56mm that is designed for takedown and discreet storage in the included storage bag. The patent-pending ratchet barrel takedown system combines with a Gear Head Works™ Tailhook MOD 1 sidefolding brace with Law Tactical Gen 3-M folder adapter for extremely compact storage. When disaster strikes, turn to the SAINT® Edge EVAC™ pistol. Slated for release during Spring 2020.
For more information on the SAINT pistols, please visit springfield-armory.com.
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