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Springfield Armory SAINT Edge 5.56

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When the Springfield Armory SAINT hit the market, people rushed out to buy it because it’s priced so affordably from a quality manufacturer such as Springfield. Then they discovered at the range that it’s a great gun and a great value. But if you’re above entry level, you’ll want to check out the Springfield SAINT Edge. Let’s take a closer look at its features.


The Springfield SAINT Edge is still a great value but it’s a full-featured gun with an M-LOK free-float handguard, Springfield’s pop-up iron sights, three-chamber break up front, relieved mag well, and a lightened receiver.

The Springfield SAINT Edge combines a lightweight, profiled Melonite barrel to a forged upper receiver and custom billet lower receiver. The additional milling to the lower saves ounces.

This is a very light gun that feels comfortable in the hand. Lighter weight often means increased recoil as the trade off. The Springfield SAINT Edge uses the benefits of an H buffer and a proprietary, Springfield-designed muzzle brake to work against this.

Other features include a 90-degree ambidextrous safety and oversized charging handle. The furniture is from Bravo Company Mfg, including an adjustable stock. The unique Springfield Armory proprietary handguard is angled and contoured for a custom, streamlined look.

The top rail is for adding accessories like optics, and with the M-LOK free-float handguard, you have the opportunity to put rail sections wherever you want them, for an angled foregrip, a hand stop, or any side-mounted accessories.


The trigger is one of the best for a gun in this price range: a single-stage, match-grade trigger with a short reset. Get out and do some firearms training and practice with the Springfield SAINT Edge and see for yourself.

The Springfield SAINT Edge is another great value but this time a full-featured lightweight value. Applications are numerous: personal and home defense, law enforcement duty use, hunting, and competition shooting.

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